Saturday, September 03, 2022

Janella Salvador as Valentina in "Darna" Amazes Netizens, Trends on Twitter

Janella Salvador has finally transformed to become Valentina, the snake-crowned supervillain who will become Darna’s archnemesis in “Mars Ravelo’s Darna.”

Valentina first appeared in last Thursday’s (September 1) episode of “Darna,” where she attacked a hired criminal named Bautista to cover up a crime.

The episode with the hashtag #DarnaValentina also trended at no. 2 on Twitter, with almost 16,000 tweets as of writing.

Catch “Darna” weeknights at 8 pm on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, CineMo, A2Z, and TV. It is also available on iWantTFC and TFC.

'Shopee Bayanihan' Highlights the Transformative Power of e-Commerce and How it Changes Lives

In the face of adversity, Filipinos have always risen above every challenge by fostering the spirit of bayanihan. This spirit of community and togetherness is what Shopee recognized and strived for when it first launched Shopee Bayanihan — its umbrella CSR arm that aims to harness the power of technology to serve its customers, sellers, partner riders, and all Filipinos across the country.

Today, Shopee Bayanihan continues to evolve as a multifaceted program with various initiatives that cater to the needs of Filipinos. Each of these initiatives are grounded in its main mission to better the lives of the underserved through technology - to be there for every Filipino through every hardship and victory.

In line with these efforts, Shopee highlights the inspiring stories of five individuals, and how Shopee was able to support them in their time of need and help improve their lives. Watch the full video here.

Roel, Shopee Xpress Partner Rider (TransOrient Agency): A hardworking father who strives to provide

Roel’s journey with Shopee Xpress started when he joined the TransOrient Agency and was placed in the Bacoor Hub. Prior to that, he admitted that he was struggling to make ends meet. By becoming a Shopee Xpress partner rider, he was able to provide for his family and send his children to school. “Kapag ako sumuko pa, paano na sila? Wala namang lalaban sa pamilya natin kung hindi tayo,” Roel says.

Roel shared that one of his happiest moments was when his son asked him to wear his Shopee Xpress uniform at his graduation ceremony. He realized that his son was very proud of him, and appreciated everything he had done. “Nabago ng Shopee ang buhay ko at ng pamilya ko. Ako ay isang proud Shopee Xpress rider!” says Roel.

Virginia, Shopee Bayanihan: Typhoon Odette Beneficiary: Conquering fear as one community

Virginia is one of the many beneficiaries of Shopee Bayanihan’s Typhoon Odette Support. She shared that her experience with the typhoon left her frightened and worried about the future of her family and her home. “I was shivering at the thought of what could happen because both my husband and I are sick. I didn’t know what to do. All I could do was pray for the strong winds to stop.” she says.

When Shopee Bayanihan’s Typhoon Odette Support rolled out to affected areas in Cebu, Bohol, and Surigao, Virginia and her fellow residents of Tinago, Cebu, were one of the beneficiaries that received relief packs and other essentials. “We’re grateful that help came to our community. We were not really expecting this, and had no idea that Shopee was going to be there in our time of need,” she says.

Mark and Angel, Shopee Sellers: Fighting for their family by driving their business forward

Mark and Angel nearly lost their daughter to biliary atresia, a rare condition that affected her liver and required her to undergo an expensive procedure abroad. In order to provide for their family and help pay for Avery’s maintenance medicine, the couple decided to start their business, Live Pillow. Before taking their business online, they struggled to generate sales. “May mga araw po talaga na wala kaming benta, at sobrang lungkot po namin ni partner nun,” shared Mark.

When they put up a store on Shopee, they were able to reach new customers, generating thousands of orders. Now, Mark and Angel were able to expand their business by having their own staff and warehouse. “Dahil sa Shopee, nagkaroon kami ng pangalawang pamilya at ang staff po namin ‘yun. Lahat kayo, lahat tayo dito, pamilya.” says Angel.

Jocell, Shopee Girl ng Pook Dagohoy: Finding the best deals to support her family

Known as the “Shopee Girl ng Pook Dagohoy”, stay-at-home mom Jocelle shared that it was hard for her to find a way to save due to her family’s debt. “Nalubog kami sa utang. Nung nagka-pandemic, nawalan ng trabaho yung asawa ko. Nangungutang na lang ako ulit para may maibayad sa utang din namin,” says Jocell.

Through Shopee, she was able to save on all her essentials and bills. “Na-diskubre ko na pwede akong umorder ng mga diaper na naka-sale sa Shopee, kaya sobrang nakakatipid ako. Yung ShopeePay bills payment naman po doon po ako nagbabayad ng ilaw at tubig para makakuha ng cashback,” she shares.

Today, Jocelle is able to manage her expenses better, as she is able to get better deals on her family’s needs on Shopee. “Parte na talaga si Shopee ng buhay namin,” says Jocell.

“Teen Clash” Topbilled by Jayda Avanzado, Aljon Mendoza, and Markus Paterson Headlines iWantTFC's Fresh Offerings

A new breed of young stars are taking over iWantTFC as it celebrates the rest of the year with more fresh and exciting shows including the newest youth-oriented series “Teen Clash,” top-billed by Markus Paterson, Jayda Avanzado, and Aljon Mendoza.

Teenage drama, romance, and love for music will complicate the lives of Jude (Markus), Zoe (Jayda), and Ice (Aljon) in “Teen Clash,” based on the popular Wattpad novel of the same name. The newest iWantTFC original series, which will stream this December, centers on Jude - a dashing rockstar, Ice - a soft-spoken songwriter, and Zoe - an aspiring recording artist who will get involved in a scandal.

Meet this generation’s teen barkada this September in the coming-of-age series “Tara, G!,” where Daniela Stanner, Anthony Jennings, Kaori Oinuma, Vivoree Esclito, JC Alcantara, Zach Castañeda, and CJ Salonga learn about friendship, love, and life as they reach for their dreams in the fictional town of La Guerta.

While waiting for these new shows, viewers can choose from iWantTFC’s latest titles that are currently streaming on the platform.

Witness Pinoy talent at its finest in “Lyric and Beat,” iWantTFC’s first original musical series featuring Jonathan Manalo’s 20-year discography. Get front row seats to electrifying vocal and dance showdowns as Andrea Brillantes, Seth Fedelin, Kyle Echarri, Darren Espanto, AC Bonifacio, Jeremy G, Angela Ken, Sheena Belarmino, and Awra Briguela battle it out in the last three episodes.

Relive the “HIH” fever by watching the highly successful series “He’s Into Her.” Seasons one and two are both available on iWantTFC, where friends-turned-lovers Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano experience the highs and lows of young love.

iWantTFC subscribers can still experience the sizzling hot summer during “ber” months in “Beach Bros,” where Kyle Echarri, Chie Filomeno, Raven Rigor, Sean Tristan, Kira Balinger, Brent Manalo, Lance Carr, and Angelica Lao navigate their way to adulthood.

Viewers will also be treated to a ‘kilig-fest’ in “Bola Bola,” where Akira Morishita, Ashton Salvador, and KD Estrada attempt to win the heart of a big girl-turned-sexy gal in Francine Diaz, and “Run to Me,” where Alexa Ilacad’s fake kidnapping incident leads to an unexpected romance with the charming streamer KD.

Stream all of these youth-oriented shows for free on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and website ( Available with a premium subscription outside the Philippines. New eligible users can also enjoy a free trial.

Viewers can get easy access to iWantTFC's content library with its "watch now, no registration needed" feature. Watch iWantTFC on a larger screen with select devices, including VEWD, ROKU, and Amazon Fire streaming devices, Android TV, select Samsung Smart TV models, Telstra TV (in Australia), and VIDAA in select countries. Visit for a complete list of compatible devices, sign-in instructions, and account activation.

For updates, like and follow @iwanttfc on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to For inquiries and concerns about the service, users can also send a message on iWantTFC’s Facebook page or e-mail

Friday, September 02, 2022

Catch 'BER' Months Surprises from SB19, BGYO, and Iñigo Pascual on "ASAP Natin 'To" this Sunday

September is here, and it's time to kick off the Pinoy yuletide season with an array of world-class acts from your favorite Kapamilya stars, featuring a musical treat from Iñigo Pascual, back-to-back P-Pop performances from BGYO and SB19, and much more live this Sunday (September 4) on "ASAP Natin 'To" on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.

Catch the ASAP return of one of the most sought-after singing heartthrobs today as Iñigo himself prepared a special musical surprise. The all-star party continues with a double-header P-Pop extravaganza from BGYO and SB19.

Feel the Pinoy Christmas spirit with an array of early yuletide treats from Enchong Dee, Kyle Echarri, Jason Dy, Nyoy Volante, Karina Bautista, Krystal Brimner, Vivoree, Joao Constancia, Jin Macapagal, Jeremy G, Jameson Blake, Edward Barber, BINI, and the whole "ASAP Natin 'To" family, with appearances from Kapamilya hosts Robi Domingo and Luis Manzano.

Get ready for a sizzling dance showdown from Chie Filomeno and ASAP's Queen of the Dancefloor, Kim Chiu, together with D'Grind, plus a groovy duo treat from AC Bonifacio and Maymay Entrata.

Sing your hearts out to well-loved Olivia Rodrigo hits with Zsa Zsa Padilla and Regine Velasquez, alongside Alexa Ilacad, Anji Salvacion, Loisa Andalio, Klarisse de Guzman, and Gigi de Lana.

More musical acts await, featuring a trio treat from Darren, Morissette, and Concert King Martin Nievera; and a must-watch performance from next-generation hitmaker Paolo Sandejas with Moira dela Torre and Janine Berdin.

And don't miss another grand duet showdown from ASAP's finest singers Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gigi de Lana, Jed Madela, Ogie Alcasid, and Regine Velasquez together with the New Gen Birit Idols Reiven Umali, Fana, Elha Nympha, JM Yosures, Sam Mangubat, and Sheena Belarmino in "The Greatest Showdown."

Catch all these early Christmas treats from the longest-running musical variety show, "ASAP Natin 'To," live this Sunday, 12 NN, on local TV via Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV, A2Z, and TV5, online through Kapamilya Online Live and iWantTFC, and worldwide via TFC.

Viewers who use any digital TV box at home, such as the TVplus box, only need to rescan their device to watch "ASAP Natin 'To" on TV5 and A2Z.

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Thursday, September 01, 2022

Timmy Albert Unveils Melancholic Song “Best Mistake”

You know it in yourself that you want that person back. It isn’t easy living being haunted by that person’s shadows and you can’t seem to find your way out from under them. That’s the overall feel of Timmy Albert’s melancholic single “Best Mistake.”

This piano-driven track is for those who still can’t find comfort and are desperate to rewind time and do things differently. Perhaps a part of you died along with the memories of that person. Likewise, a part of you still dwells to the idea that there could still be closure, but the truth is everything’s between you are now nothing more but a memory. (WATCH OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO HERE)

Minutes before the release of the song, Timmy has been beckoning followers to support it via his Single Salubong party via IG live. “I put a lot into this new song, hope the world likes it lots,” he shares.

“Best Mistake” is now out on all digital platforms under Universal Records Philippines and is part of New Music Friday Philippines playlist on Spotify.

Stream “Best Mistake” on Spotify and other streaming platforms worldwide.

Toni Gonzaga Permanently Leaves ABS-CBN, Signs Contract with AMBS 2 AllTV Channel

It’s official! Toni Gonzaga leaves ABS-CBN 2 in favor of AMBS 2.

Toni, who resigned for her sole Kapamilya show ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ during the heat of the recent national election, signs contract with the Villar-owned network ALLTV on September 1 which frequencies are previously assigned to ABS-CBN.

On IG, Toni shares photos of the contract signing with caption: “Thank you for the warm welcome AMBS.🧡 I’m so happy to be part of your family! I’m so excited for our partnership and I can’t wait to share with you ALL what we have been working on in the coming days…🧡”

Aside from Toni, her husband Paul Soriano also inked a deal with the network.

5 Things from Our Pinoy Childhood That We’ll Always Love

Most of us turn to our childhood for the nostalgia of simpler, more carefree times. A simple mention of a funny or meaningful event from our childhood is enough to get us reminiscing with family and friends. It instantly takes us back to a totally different way of life, making us miss the old times.

This is why we treasure items from the past. Memories and sentimental value make it difficult for us to part with them. Whether it’s things we used to enjoy as kids, pamana keepsakes from our parents, or little things we occasionally used to get as treats, these items from our childhood will always hold a special place in our hearts.

CDs and cassette tapes

Today, we listen to our favorite artists with just a few taps on our smartphones. But back in the day, we still had to go to our favorite music store to grab a cassette tape or CD of their latest and greatest hits. Then, we would pop them into either a Walkman or CD player to listen to the tracks. For music lovers and collectors with a taste for the classics, keeping most, if not all, these music mementos is a must!

Piko, tumbang preso, and other street games

Before the days of smartphones and online games, us Pinoy kids had the streets as our playground. Playtime meant spending an entire afternoon with our friends outdoors. Who doesn’t remember classic street games like piko, tagu-taguan, luksong baka, and tumbang preso, or the thrill of running away from the taya in a round of habulan? We all looked forward to those fun times spent outdoors, and to this day, many of us still know how to play these games by heart!

Jolen, jackstones, and other classic Pinoy toys

Aside from the street games mentioned above, many of us also loved collecting, trading, and playing with simple toys like yo-yos, paper dolls, jolen, jackstones, and teks. Some of us would even painstakingly make our own tirador and saranggola, with plenty of help from our parents. One thing is for sure - we’re all guilty of spending a big portion of our baon to expand our collection of these classic toys!

Film cameras

Many of us were also guilty of playing with family cameras as kids. It was always fun pretending to be photographers, taking snapshots of things we found interesting. However, with only 24 or 36 shots in a roll of film, we had to make every shot count! Fortunately, with film photography now getting popular again, we can still keep shooting with these vintage cameras and relive our days as budding photographers!

Jolly Spaghetti

Part of every Filipino’s childhood is rushing to Jollibee to have their favorite meals like the sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti. Just one bite instantly takes us back to fond memories of celebrations and bonding moments with family through the years. There’s no surprise that the meatiest, cheesiest, sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti remains a firm favorite of both the young and the young-at-heart mula noon hanggang ngayon.

Jolly Spaghetti is available for only PHP 55 Solo and PHP 215 for a Family Pan in all Jollibee stores nationwide. Satisfy your cravings and have it safely delivered to you via the Jollibee Delivery App,, or #87000. Also available for Dine-in, Drive-Thru, and Take Out!

To stay updated on Jollibee products, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

'Michael Learns to Rock: Back on the Road Tour 2022' Happening in Manila, Cebu and Davao this October 2022

Danish soft rock band Michael Learns To Rock will be touring the Philippines with their latest tour ‘Back On The Road Tour 2022’ this October 2022. 

The iconic band will be performing in Manila on October 26 at the Araneta Coliseum, Cebu on October 28 at the Waterfront Hotel Ballroom, and Davao on October 30 at the SMX Convention Center Davao.

Michael Learns To Rock will serenade their Filipino fans with their well-loved classics. The band’s greatest hits include “That’s Why (You Go Away)”, “Take Me To Your Heart”, “25 Minutes”, “Sleeping Child”, “Paint My Love”, “The Actor”, “Out of The Blue”, “Complicated Heart”, “Nothing To Lose”, “Breaking My Heart”, “You Took My Heart Away”, and many more.

With global record sales of 11 million physical albums since their debut album in 1991, more than a billion paid downloads, over 200 million video views on YouTube and more than 300 million streams on Spotify, Michael Learns To Rock’s story is one of the most successful bands to ever come out of Denmark. The secret about Michael Learns To Rock is simply their incredible gift to write, record and play great pop songs and get them through to people all over the world.

Diamond soul siren Nina will be joining the band’s Philippine tour as special guest. Known for her wide vocal range and her signature use of the whistle register, Nina is behind the chart-topping singles “Jealous”, “Foolish Heart” and “Make You Mine”.

Presented by Wilbros Live with Midas Promotions.

Tickets will go on-sale on Saturday, September 3 at 10AM.

Manila:, TicketNet outlets

Cebu:, SM Tickets outlets and Waterfront Hotel Cebu

Davao:, SM Tickets outlets

Breaking News: ABS-CBN and TV5 Officially Cancel Partnership Deal

In disclosures to both the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Securities Exchange Commission today, Sky Vision Corporation (“Sky Vision”), ABS-CBN Corporation, Lopez, Inc., and Cignal Cable Corporation (“Cignal Cable”), announced that they have mutually agreed to terminate the Sale and Purchase Agreement dated 10 August 2022 covering the proposed acquisition by Cignal Cable of 38.88% equity interest in Sky Cable Corporation and the Debt Instruments Agreement dated 10 August 2022 covering the proposed subscription by Cignal Cable to an Exchangeable Debt Instrument to be issued by Sky Vision and the proposed acquisition by Cignal Cable of a Convertible Note issued by Sky Cable. The termination was formalized through a Memorandum of Agreement. The Parties confirmed that they have not implemented any of the transactions covered by the Sale and Purchase Agreement and the Debt Instruments Agreement.

In a separate disclosure, TV5 Network, Inc. (“TV5”) and ABS-CBN Corporation ("ABS-CBN") also announced that they have mutually agreed to terminate the Investment Agreement dated 10 August 2022 covering the proposed acquisition by ABS-CBN of 34.99% equity interest in TV5 and the Convertible Note Agreement dated 10 August 2022 covering the proposed subscription by ABSCBN to a Convertible Note to be issued by TV5. The termination was also formalized through a Memorandum of Agreement.The Parties confirmed that they have not implemented any of the transactions covered by the Investment Agreement and the Convertible Note Agreement.

4 Big Screen Romances that Show Love Isn't Always Sunshine and Rainbows

Everyone aspires to be in a smooth-sailing relationship that is free of conflicts and mistakes, but as many people would agree with, love is often a bumpy ride that requires vast patience and understanding.

This September, cable channel Cinema One screens four complicated movie relationships that depict just how messy romantic affairs can be while also teaching viewers valuable lessons on trust and loyalty.

1. Man secretly woos his crush virtually by pretending to be someone else

Complicated seems to be an understatement in describing the story of the 2016 film “Vince and Kath and James,” where Vince (Joshua Garcia) agrees to covertly court Kath (Julia Barretto) via text in lieu of his cousin James (Ronnie Alonte). With Vince unable to hide his real feelings for Kath, will the three of them ever find the genuine love they deserve?

2. Longtime lovers break up, struggle with heartbreak, then realize they still love each other

Who can ever forget the classic love story of Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha (Bea Alonzo) in “One More Chance?” The 2007 Star Cinema favorite tells the story of how Basha feels suffocated by her controlling boyfriend Popoy, who falls at his lowest after their separation. Once they have new persons in their life though, the two eventually realize they still have feelings for each other, but will they give their love one more shot?

3. Wife discovers her husband is having an affair with a cunning mistress

The 2011 romantic drama film “No Other Woman” may seem like the typical ‘kabit’ movie at first glance, but the remarkable performances of Cristine Reyes as wife Charmaine and Anne Curtis as mistress Kara truly made the film stand out. Derek Ramsay plays the husband Ram, whose cheating with Kara causes a rift with his wife. Can they still fix their marriage or will he choose Kara?

4. Two students enter into a sham romance agreement to make the guy’s ex jealous

Perhaps one of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s best movies to date, “She’s Dating the Gangster” is a 2014 adaptation of a Wattpad hit that narrates the story of Athena and campus heartthrob Kenji’s unforgettable love story. Despite her initial repulsion for Kenji, Athena soon discovers a softer side of him and they fall in love. But will their relationship stand the tests ahead of them?

Don’t miss these movies this month on Cinema One’s Romance Central block every Sunday at 5 pm, starting with “Vince and Kath and James” this Sept. 4, “One More Chance” on Sept. 11, “No Other Woman” on Sept. 18, and “She’s Dating the Gangster” on Sept. 25.

Before Star Cinema heads back to movie theaters in November, catch some of its digitally restored masterpieces on Cinema One’s Restored Cinema block Sundays at 9 pm, with “Bagong Buwan” airing on Sept. 4, “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?” on Sept. 11, “Eskapo” on Sept. 18, and “Tanging Yaman” on Sept. 25.

More must-see flicks will be shown via the Monday Drama block every 9 pm, including “Alagwa” (Sept. 5), “One More Try” (Sept. 12), “Honor Thy Father” (Sept. 19), and “Three Words To Forever” (Sept. 26).

Meanwhile, the cable channel will also air Jericho Rosales’ films “Nasaan Ka Man” (Sept 5), “I’ll Be There” (Sept. 6), “Pacquiao: The Movie” (Sept. 7), “Noon at Ngayon” (Sept. 8), and “Ngayong Nandito Ka” (Sept. 9) as well as Erich Gonzales-starrers “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang” (Sept. 19), “Once a Princess” (Sept. 20), “Suddenly It’s Magic” (Sept. 21), “We Will Not Die Tonight” (Sept. 22), and “I Do” (Sept. 23) on its Star Cinema Primetime block weeknights at 7 pm.

Cinema One, the home of Filipino blockbuster movies, is available on Cignal ch. 45, SKYcable ch. 56, and other local cable service providers. For more information, follow Cinema One on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

HWANG IN YOUP Returns to Manila for "2022 Hwang In Youp 1st Fan Meeting in Manila" on September 24

South Korea’s rising star Hwang In Youp is set to come back in Manila for his 1st official fan meeting 2022 HWANG IN YOUP 1st Fan Meeting in Manila on September 24, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater.

HWANG IN YOUP is a South Korean Actor who debuted in 2017 as a runway model before launching his acting career in 2018 with a lead role in Playlist Studio’s web drama . He has been steadily growing his acting career since then and his name rose rapidly after his performance as the beloved second lead, Han Seo Jun, in the drama adaptation of the highly popular webtoon, , which started airing in late 2020. HWANG IN YOUP recently strengthened his position as a trending young actor by leading Netflix’s series, , and , which finished its run last 23 July after 16 episodes.

Apart from the confidence that Hwang In Youp radiates with his icy yet warm charms, fans can expect a memorable night as the actor will have exclusive up-close interaction with them, will sing songs and lucky winners will even have the chance to get hold of his autograph during the fan meeting.

Proudly presented by KEYEAST, APPLEWOOD and OVATION PRODUCTIONS, Tickets to 2022 HWANG IN YOUP 1st Fan Meeting in Manila are on sale starting from August 22, 10am onwards at all ticketnet outlets and

Palawan Pawnshop Group and JCI Senate Philippines Recognize Outstanding Household Service Workers in 'Kasambahay Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards 2022'

Many of us Filipino families consider our household workers or “kasambahays” as family. And why shouldn’t we? From preparing our food to maintaining the cleanliness of the family abode, our household companions we fondly call them “ate,” “manang,” “manong,” and “kuya” are always there to help us in our everyday busy life. Our indispensable ally against dirty clothes, dusty furniture, babysitting, and hunger for delicious food have always been there for us. They are the foundation of a more comfortable and happy home. A modern-day hero of the Filipino family.

With this, the Junior Chamber International Senate Philippines, Inc. (JCI) together with Palawan Group recognizes the valuable contributions of our beloved Kasambahays and honors their hard work, dedication, and integrity with the Kasambahay Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards 2022.

Now on its 7th year, the Kasambahay Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards seeks to inspire and honor our Kasambahays who lovingly serve their employers with hard work, loyalty, and integrity.

This program rightfully honors our kasambahays who not only serve their employers with loyalty and integrity but also support their families by sending most of their wages. Kasambahays are selfless not just because they help other people but because they also epitomize the admirable traits of dedication to service, loyalty, and trustworthiness,” said Bobby Castro, Palawan Pawnshop Group President and CEO.

Our kasambahays provide a range of services denominated as household chores and many of them have become family to us as we encounter them day in and day out in our everyday lives, Hence, it comes as no surprise that many of them have become family to us. “ said JCI National President Sen. Henry T. Juan Tong.

This year’s prizes are even bigger than ever. The Top 10 chosen Kasambahays (minimum of five years in service) will each get Php100,000 as prizes and those who will be chosen for the 11th to 30th places (no minimum years of service) spots will each get a Php10,000 prize. Also, ten (10) of the most liked and shared Facebook posts will win Php5,000 prize.

Just like Palawan Pawnshop Group, Palawan Express Pera Padala, and PalawanPay, our Kasambahays are “matatag, maasahan at mapagkakatiwalaan” and we want to recognize their valuable contribution.

Palawan, a brand trusted for 37 years that carries Palawan Pawnshop Group and Palawan Express Padala, now has over 3,300 branches all over Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. To adapt to the increasing digital transaction needs of its customers, PPG recently introduced PalawanPay, an e-wallet app that lets you send and receive remittances in an instant and also gives users access to other financial services such as bills payment, e-cellphone load, and scan to pay. Because of this app, Kasamabahays are able to send money to their loved ones in a convenient, fast, and secured manner.

It also provides them with extra savings and time to rest since they no longer have to go out to line-up and it gives them peace of mind knowing that their hard-earned money will be immediately received by their family members.

To be eligible for the Kasambahay Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards 2022, kasambahays can nominate themselves or their employers can do so. They must not be more than 75 years of age and have rendered services for their current employer for at least 5 years. For more details about the Kasambahay and Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards 2022, please follow their FB Page at JCIkasambahay.


Palawan Pawnshop Group (PPG) and Palawan Express Pera Padala (PEPP), a brand trusted by Filipinos for over 35 years, is one of the fastest growing financial institutions in the country. With its strength In remittance and pawning services, the company is now the market leader in the industry and has over 3,800 branches nationwide.

Palawan Pawnshop offers pawnbroking services, international remittances, microinsurance, bills payment, electronic mobile phone loading, cash-in of e-wallets, money exchange, ATM withdrawal, and cash disbursements.

PPG recently introduced PalawanPay, an e-wallet app that lets you send and receive remittances anytime, anywhere. PalawanPay app is the company’s latest digital solution for faster, safer, and easier transactions and gives users access to other financial services such as bills payment, e-cellphone load, and scan to pay. 

Palawan Pawnshop, Palawan Express, and PalawanPay are regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. For more information, go to Palawan Pawnshop and PalawanPay Websites.

Moira Dela Torre, Gigi De Lana, and BGYO's Music Reach Millions of Streams on Spotify, YouTube

Kapamilya artists Moira Dela Torre, Gigi De Lana, and BGYO show no signs of slowing down when it comes to demonstrating the impact of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) as some of their songs recently recorded streaming milestones on Spotify and YouTube.

Moira, who breached one billion all-time streams on Spotify last December, continues to prove her songwriting talent and unique storytelling through music as two of her recent singles “Kumpas” and “Dito Ka Lang” recorded millions of digital streams.

The theme song of “2 Good 2 Be True” starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla “Kumpas” has so far garnered over 15.5 million plays on Spotify and accumulated more than 17 million views on YouTube which include its lyric video, lyric visualizer, and official audio.

On the other hand, “Dito Ka Lang,” Moira’s Tagalog interpretation of “Flower of Evil’s” theme song “In My Heart,” has already earned over 2.6 million YouTube views and a million Spotify streams. The song serves as a calming element in the turbulent relationship of Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe in the weekly series.

Meanwhile, breakout singer Gigi De Lana’s version of “Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita” - the very song she performed online that made her viral - has also reached 1.1 million streams on Spotify. It is part of Gigi’s eponymous debut album released this January.

BGYO also continues to reap career highlights as Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate’s “Best Time” single, the theme song of the popular youth series “He’s Into Her” season 2, now has over 1.1 million streams on Spotify. BGYO and sibling group BINI were also among the four P-Pop groups that won Group of the Year at the recent TikTok PH Awards 2022.

Moira, Gigi, and BGYO are just three of the artists under the rich talent roster of ABS-CBN Music, which regularly produces and releases songs from its music labels Star Music, Star Pop, DNA Music, and Tarsier Records that cater to niche audiences in the Philippines and worldwide.

Keep on listening to the songs of Moira, Gigi, and BGYO! 

For more details, like Star Music on Facebook ( and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).

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Gloc-9 Releases New Song “Di Umiinom” Featuring Hero from His 25th Anniversary Album 'Pilak'

Five down, three more to go!

Our Paboritong Makata moves along his lyrical journey with what will be his Pilak album, a musical celebration to mark his 25 illustrious years in the Philippine music industry.

Before the month of August ends, Gloc-9 unveils "Di Umiinom", the 5th single for this upcoming anniversary album and this time around, he shares limelight with Hero, another young buck in the Asintada Management's stable of talents.

Sometimes when someone gets badly hurt and reaches their breaking point, they tend to perform deeds that they don’t usually do, or haven’t done before. Perhaps that act is a coping mechanism to escape all the pain and sadness that they feel. That’s how the song “Di Umiinom” was formulated by the veteran rapper.

In this special track, he taps the rising hip-hop star Hero to further elevate the overall vibe with his technical bars and carefully honed rhymes. Their tandem’s verses are captivating, intoxicating, infused with gloom as they address the sad and painful story with utmost conviction. Truly, the theme of this song is something fresh and something that the one and only Makata Sa Pinas haven’t attempted in the past, a reason he is very much excited for this release. Moreover, Thyro Alfaro once again delivered the goods and provided awesome mixing and arrangement.

This special release comes alongside a vibrant music video directed and edited by Aaron Maagma. (WATCH HERE)

Since Gloc-9 embarked on a US tour for the OPM Summerfest events there along with other iconic local acts, he was no longer able to film his parts here in the Philippines. However, because of the sheer dedication to his craft, our Paboritong Makata found a way to deliver his parts for the music video, special thanks to Mark Escueta, who's band Rivermaya was in the concert series with him. They shot it during the New York leg of the tour using his trusty Samsung S22+ or in his own words “Para-paraan lang talaga.” On the other hand, Hero's parts were filmed at Tipsy Pig in Quezon City.

This is the third collaboration between the Gloc-9 and Hero, with the previous two garnering more than 1.2 million in YouTube viewership. "Di Umiinom" is now streaming on all digital platforms under Universal Records.

Stream “Di Umiinom” on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms worldwide.

Janella Salvador Channels Sexy Valentine in METRO Digital Covers

Janella Salvador stars in her sexiest cover feature to date. 

The latest Metro cover girl channels the feistiness of her character, Valentina, in ABS-CBN’s take on beloved Mars Ravelo classic “Darna.”

It is the first time this 24-year-old actress is portraying the role of a villain in her decade-long entertainment career, making the experience both challenging and exciting at the same time. From debuting as the teen darling in “Be Careful With My Heart” 10 years ago, she returns on screen sexier and more empowered than ever, after giving birth to her son Jude.

In JRB Creative Production’s modern adaptation of “Darna,” Janella is set to showcase duality with her characters Regina, a fearless lawyer and vlogger, and Valentina, the serpentine queen who is Darna’s ultimate rival.

“[Valentina is] very different from everything I’ve played before. Usually, mabait, or [ako] ’yung inaapi. This time, I’m the bad guy,” Janella told us with a smile. “When I read some of the sequences, the script, I fell in love with [Valentina] because it’s really different and she’s [a] kontrabida with a heart.”

This cover was photographed by Seven Barretto of Studio 7 Manila, with conceptualization by Christina Lopez and creative direction by Erwin Botin of Botin Studios. The shoot was executed under the supervision of Metro People section editor Grace Libero-Cruz. Janella’s glam team was composed of makeup artist Carissa Cielo Medved, hair stylist Mark Rosales, and fashion stylist Perry Tabora along with his associate Kris de Leon. Gian Escamillas was in charge of the video executions. Photography assistants Claude Villahermosa and Dariel Miraflor and staffers Red Dimaandal (Metro managing Editor) and Raff Colmenar (Metro art director) were also part of the shoot. The cover story was written by Metro staff writer Renee Nuevo.

Janella’s latest Metro covers are in collaboration with JRB Creative Production and Star Magic as part of the #MetroXStarMagic30 series of covers in celebration of the talent management’s 30th anniversary.

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3 Reasons to Check Out Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day

Shopee has officially launched the start of its year-end shopping season, and this year, the e-commerce platform is giving Filipinos even more reasons to check out. From Mas Mura Sa Shopee* offers, to an exciting new game that will surely thrill shoppers and not-to-miss entertainment, here are what users can expect this 9.9 Super Shopping Day:

1. Discover Mas Mura Sa Shopee deals from August 26 to September 11

Grab a wide range of ₱1 deals on your daily essentials and trending products by visiting the “₱1 Deals” page. Enjoy even bigger discounts when you claim free shipping with no minimum spend that you can use on your 9.9 Super Shopping Day buys.

Shopee is also the perfect place to score your favorite brand products at irresistible deals, with thousands of brands offering exclusive discounts up to 90%. Shoppers can look forward to special offers and storewide discounts from leading brands such as P&G, Olay, OPPO, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Pedigree, Garnier, Huawei, Adidas, Xiaomi, POCO, Ace Hardware, Uni- Care, Abbott, GameXtreme, Belo, INSPI, and more.

The countdown to one of Shopee’s biggest sale events starts as early as August 30, where users can look forward to daily deals on featured categories. Mark your calendars to score irresistible discounts during these sale days:

● August 30 Payday Sale for your end of the month shopping with free shipping with no minimum spend, 10% off vouchers, and earn 120 coins cashback per bill payment when you use ShopeePay
● Discover trending gadgets at Shopee-exclusive prices from well-loved brands such as Philips, 70mai & Han River at the Gadget Zone Day & Home Tech Day
● Spruce up your personal space at the Home & Living Day
● Enjoy huge savings on your parenting needs at the Babies & Kids Day
● Stock up on your home essentials at the Grocery Bestsellers Day
● Update your wardrobe like a true fashionista at the Bags & Accessories Day and Apparel & Shoes Day

Beyond unbeatable deals on essential items and trending products, the 9.9 Super Shopping Day offers Filipinos greater value for money when they use ShopeePay. This September 9, enjoy even more rewards and mas mura perks when you pay bills, buy load, and buy from offline merchants using Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet:

● Activate and verify your ShopeePay for a chance to get free ₱70
● Settle your bills from Meralco, Maynilad, Converge, and more to earn up to 120 coins cashback per bill category
● For only ₱1, get 1GB all-access data to your favorite sites and apps, available on all networks
● For as low as ₱1, get up to 20% discount vouchers that you can use to pay at ShopeePay’s partner merchants such as Potato Corner, Gong Cha and Wendy’s on September 9

2. Win up to ₱1 million with 9.9 ShopeePay Shop & Win and more

*Kantar Nationwide-Urban Quanti-Survey of Online Shoppers using Shopping Apps, June 2022. Until September 9, get a chance to win ₱1 million with the all-new 9.9 ShopeePay Shop & Win. To join, you need to purchase on the Shopee app and claim the code from September 1 to 9 to be eligible for the draw. Viewers of the draws leading up to September 9 also stand a chance to win exciting prizes with Guess to Win, a daily in-app game that rewards one lucky viewer with ₱10,000 cash via ShopeePay.

Start testing your luck when you tune in to the 9.9 Shopee Budol Live, happening until September 4, for a chance to win up to ₱50,000 when you play the Shopee Live version of the 9.9 ShopeePay Shop & Win game.

3. Watch the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special and bring home exciting prizes

Be treated to an evening of entertaining performances from local stars such as Shopee’s own Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, Primetime King Ding Dong Dantes, Michael V, Carla Abellana, Bianca Umali, Victor Anastacio, Luane Dy, Ken Chan, Tuesday Vargas, Sanya Lopez, Rodjun Cruz, Sef Cadayona, Zack Tabudlo, Zephanie, Jessica Villarubin, and more during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special this September 9, 9:35 PM on GMA 7 and Shopee Live.

Exciting prizes are up for grabs, as lucky viewers who play Shopee Shake during the TV Special stand a chance to win up to ₱50,000 and a House & Lot from Lumina Homes. A total of ₱1 million cash from Shopee and Uratex, ₱500,000 worth of Uratex products, and a brand new MG ZS Crossover SUV also await the winners of 9.9 ShopeePay Shop & Win during the show.

Visit the 9.9 Super Shopping Day for more information.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Pascual Laboratories' 75th Anniversary Campaign #PascualLove Wins Excellence Award from the 19th PH IABC Quill 

Pascual Laboratories, Inc., one of the top-of-mind pharmaceutical companies in the Philippines earns its first Quill Excellence Award for its 75thAnniversary campaign, #PascualLove, at virtual awarding ceremonies held on August 18, 2022 via   

The 19th Philippine Professional and Student Quill Awards is the Philippine chapter of the global organization International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)’s award-giving body which recognizes the best communication programs, tools, talents, and academic work.    

#PascualLove , PascualLab’s campaign for its milestone 75thAnniversary was chosen as one of the Excellence Awardees among 849 entries.  The campaign won for effectively achieving its communication objectives through the strategic use of platforms to reach stakeholders, efficient management, consistent messaging, and communication innovation.   

#PascualLove is a play on the company name and the kind of love it tries to convey through its health and wellness products and services, to its stakeholders, and its contribution to nation-building through job creation and philanthropy.   

During its 75th year, PascualLab launched a digital campaign via its social media accounts and corporate website as well as a PR campaign in the first quarter of 2021.  PascualLab also provided a sneak peek of the campaign highlights with a digital concert "PascualLove: From Our Family To Yours" in partnership with Wish FM 104.7 featuring River Maya and Music Hero, as well as sponsorship of the “Kilabotitos” concert featuring Ogie Alcasid and Ian Veneracion.     

The fulcrum of the celebrations was the digital concert #PascualLOVELiveAt75 which brought together all key stakeholders who have been part of the celebrations – from its brand ambassadors Bea Alonzo, Heart Evangelista, Alice Dixson, and Solenn Heusaff, to its trade partners. Ben & Ben, one of the biggest Filipino bands top-billed the performance while iconic radio jock and influencer Chico Garcia hosted the online event.    

 During the same year, PascualLab also launched new products – Poten-Cee + Zinc Advance, ProBio7 Kids probiotic powder supplements, and WellGreens Organics food supplements, proof of its continued thrust towards purposeful innovations.   

PascualLab spread more of the #PascualLove with the relaunch of its corporate social responsibility program SEED: Sowing to Empower, Educate, and Develop. 

Marking the relaunch was the partnership with World Vision for its CHOSEN program where over 75 children from a less fortunate community in Malabon got to select their PascualLab employee sponsors. SEED’s relaunch was also highlighted by its partnership with health guru Doc Willie Ong for a series of MEDTalks that featured health tips on COVID-19 remedies & the importance of fiber supplementation, and donations of various Vitamin products to communities in Southville III Muntinlupa, Malabon, frontliners at San Lazaro Hospital, and the Regional Health Unit in Bulacan where PascualLab’s plant is located.   

All these initiatives earned PascualLab its first Quill – a milestone Excellence Award for Communication Management under Marketing, Advertising, and Brand Communication.   

According to IABC Philippines President Belle Tiongco: "Winning a Quill award is not easy. Winning an excellence award is a testament to the entrant’s global standard, reflecting a very high level of creativity and strategic ability that generates results. Congratulations on your win, PascualLab, and thank you for sharing your work to inspire and motivate your colleagues in the industry! Well done – keep up the good work!"

Beyond the meaningful milestone celebration and the recognition, PascualLab remains committed to make true its mission of delivering quality and family-friendly health products and services to Filipino communities in the decades to come, all in the spirit of #PascualLove. 

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Miguel Tanfelix and Ysabel Ortega’s First Team-up Series “What We Could Be” Premieres August 29 on GMA Telebabad

GMA-7 and Quantum Films bring to light the feel-good and inspiring series 'What We Could Be' beginning this August 29 on GMA Telebabad.

Known for producing box office movies like 'English Only Please', '#WalangForever', 'Ang Babae sa Septic Tank' and 'Ekstra,' Quantum Films now ventures into the TV scene in collaboration with the Philippines' leading broadcast company, GMA Network.

Three of the country's sought-after and talented stars headline this much awaited primetime soap: Miguel Tanfelix as Franco, Ysabel Ortega as Cynthia and Yasser Marta as Lucas.

Miguel shares that this is by far the most mature role he has ever portrayed, "Isa ito sa mga dream role ko, someone with a complex background kaya very mysterious. Perfect project din siya para sa age namin dahil ito 'yung phase na ang daming uncertainties sa buhay, hindi pa masyadong kilala ang sarili and may mga what ifs."

Ysabel, on the other hand, admits that she feels pressured on her first lead role, "Definitely kinakabahan ako pero at the same time, confident ako na maganda ang nagawa namin. Nakatulong din sa akin 'yung support system at teamwork namin ni Miguel. This project is a good chance for us to experiment and learn as actors."

Yasser considers this show as a major turning point in his career, "Ang laking project nito at achievement siya sa buhay ko. Nagsimula ako from scratch sa showbiz and ngayon, binigyan ako ng opportunity to work with a great cast. Para sa akin, kahit ano namang i-offer na project, lagi ko lang binibigay ang best ko."

Set in the quaint town of Sta. Barbara, the series follows the relatable story of three young individuals who juggle personal aspirations, family problems and relationship issues while reaching for their dreams.

Cynthia is a determined young woman who came from a poor but happy family. She works as a nurse to sustain the needs of her loved ones. In an unfortunate event, Cynthia was laid off from her job which leads her to take on a new gig as a homecare nurse for a grumpy old lady.

As she navigates this new journey, challenges come along the way. She then finds support from her family and a stranger named Franco.

He is charismatic and an asset in the world of business, but he hides many deep secrets and heartaches. Later on, Cynthia falls in love with Franco but as their relationship deepens, Franco shows his other side. She begins doubting him and questions if he is still worth fighting for.

Meanwhile, Lucas enters the life of Cynthia. Behind his romantic playboy persona is actually a very sensitive guy. Lucas wants to break away from his dysfunctional family and build one filled with honesty. He will also try to mend Cynthia's broken heart.

Is succeeding both in relationship and in career simply not possible? How far must someone go and sacrifice for the sake of his/her family?

Joining them is a powerhouse cast of some of the country's most respected artists in film and television: Cinemalaya 2022 Best Supporting Actor Mr. Soliman Cruz as Tirso, the exemplary father of Cynthia; Aleck Bovick as Melba, the devoted and wise mother of Cynthia; Pamela Prinster as Criselda, the happy-go-lucky city girl who got lost in Sta. Barbara; Hailey Mendes as Vera, the spoiled daughter of a gangster; Lia Salvador as Eloisa, the supportive adoptee of Cynthia's family; Bimbo Bautista as Gabby, the father of Lucas who is involved in a family conflict; EJ Jallorina, as Ate V, the optimistic and funny best friend of Cynthia; Joel Saracho as Mang Tonyo, a man full of wisdom and a witness to the dark past of Franco's family; Art Acuña as Bruno, a gangster who is trying to change and become a businessman; Vince Crisostomo as Justin, the brother of Cynthia who is under a lot of pressure as a teenager; Joyce Ann Burton as Helen, the strict and overprotective mother of Franco; and Ms. Celeste Legaspi as Lola Leonora, an ill-tempered grandma taken care of by Cynthia.

GMA's First Vice President for Program Management Department Joey R. Abacan reveals why the network green-lighted the first collaboration with Quantum Films, "It was a walk in the park and I wouldn't endorse it kung hindi maganda. When I watched the output, nagulat ako. Kasi sa script pa lang at pagkaka-direk, ang husay na. I hope masundan pa ang aming collaborations."

Quantum Films Chief Operating Officer Atty. Joji Alonso, in turn, is grateful to GMA-7 for giving them the platform to tell this heartwarming story, "I've been pitching kay Joey for so many years dahil gustung-gusto ko talaga gumawa ng TV series. GMA was very helpful in seeing this project through. Very smooth-sailing ang lahat and ang babait ng mga Kapuso."

Catch the world premiere of 'What We Could Be' – under the helm of award-winning director Jeffrey Jeturian – beginning August 29, weeknights at 8:50 p.m. on GMA and on GTV from Monday to Thursday at 11:30-12:15AM and every Friday at 11PM-11:45PM.
Viewers abroad can also catch it on GMA Pinoy TV.

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