Saturday, November 19, 2022

Kapatid Stars Express Gratitude with Successful 3-Day Cignal Entertainment Showbiz Caravan in Bulacan

The stars of Cignal Entertainment’s programs on TV5 extended their all-out gratitude for the overwhelming support of Kapatid viewers via the successful showbiz caravan held in Starmall San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan from November 17 to 19. 

Powered by CignalPlay and Sulit TV, the Cignal Entertainment Showbiz Caravan highlighted upcoming finales of the comedy programs “Oh My Korona” and “Kalye Kweens,” the movieserye “Suntok Sa Buwan,” and the grand finals of the bidaoke kantawanan ng bayan “Sing Galing” and “Sing Galing Kids.”

The spectacular event featured live performances from Elijah Canlas, Paulo Angeles, and Awra Briguela of “Suntok sa Buwan;” Alma Moreno, Marissa Sanchez, and Giselle Sanchez of “Kalye Kweens;” Pooh, Queenay, and Jessie Salvador of “Oh My Korona;” Randy Santiago, K Brosas, Mari Mar, Singtokers Gab, Daniel, and Zendee of “Sing Galing.”

Mallgoers enjoyed a Pasko-Oke Celebrity Bazaar that showcased pre-loved items from the celebrities such as K Brosas. A portion of the earnings was donated to the Kids of National Children’s Hospital and to baby Aaron who is a 7-year-old patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Aside from the festive activities, guests were able to win awesome prizes from Cignal and event presentor Brilliant Skin Essentials.

The success of the showbiz caravan definitely proved the immense support that Kapatid viewers have for Cignal Entertainment’s shows on TV5. 

Don’t miss the much-awaited finale of the sitcom “Oh My Korona” on November 26, the grand finals of “Sing Galing Kids” and “Sing Galings” on December 3 and December 10, the tear-jerking ending of the movieserye “Suntok Sa Buwan” on December 8, and the conclusion to the bardagulans in “Kalye Kweens” on December 24. 

Watch and re-watch these shows on CignalPlay – just download the app for FREE and register to get started (open for all PH subscribers).

The Kapamilya Party in Las Vegas Continues in Part 2 of ‘ASAP Natin ‘To Las Vegas’ This Sunday, November 20

The fun and party never stop as your favorite ASAP Icons, Kapamilya stars, and special world-class artists and performers give you another exceptional show in part two of the “ASAP Natin 'To Las Vegas" show this Sunday (November 20) on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.

The party continues with upbeat surprises from your favorite stars Gary V., Kim Chiu, KZ Tandingan, Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, Bailey May, Kyle Echarri, Inigo Pascual, Darren Espanto, Jane de Leon, and P-Pop groups BINI and BGYO.

Get lost in the musical dream with heartwarming soundtracks from your favorite teleseryes by the country’s most sought-after OPM icons Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Martin Nievera, and Regine Velasquez.

Show off your Pinoy pride with heart-stopping performances from Inigo Pascual, EZ Mil, and Kyle Echarri back-to-back with Broadway hits from Martin, Gary, Regine, Zsa Zsa, Ogie, Dessa, and Janella as they share the stage with Pinoy Broadway stars Jeff Flores, Red Concepcion, and Deedee Magno Hall.

It’s an all-out dance party with Darren and Bailey plus a special performance from the stars of “An Inconvenient Love” Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.

Catch the world-class sing-off showdown of Martin, Zsa Zsa, Ogie, Gary, and Regine alongside Janella, Darren, Dessa, and Lovi who will share the stage with American Pop and Grammy-nominated songwriter Jim Brickman.

Dance the weekend away and let’s celebrate together with all-star disco hit tracks from your favorite ASAP icons, Kapamilya celebrities, and special guests.

Adding to this all out concert experience you wouldn’t want to miss is the energy and hype from the Kapamilya audience in Las Vegas. Catch world-class Pinoy performances in part two of the Las Vegas show from the country's longest-running musical variety show, "ASAP Natin 'To," 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.

Shopee Donates 1,200 School Chairs to Barangay Punta Baja in Palawan

As face-to-face classes resume, schools all around the Philippines struggle with a shortage of resources due to the influx of enrollees. In Barangay Punta Baja, Rizal, Palawan, students faced the problem of not having enough chairs, as a lot of them had no choice but to sit on the floor during classes. Sitti Halima Adges, a school teacher at the Jose P. Rizal National High School, dreamt of providing her students with a complete set of school arm chairs to create spaces conducive for learning.

One day, Sitti chanced upon a post on Shopee’s Barangay Shopee initiative – where a barangay could win a community project of their choice. She and her fellow teachers took their chances and joined and thanks to their heartwarming video entry, Sitti’s dream became a reality. Out of 200 entries nationwide, Barangay Punta Baja was chosen as one of Barangay Shopee’s two winners.

On November 11, Shopee went to Rizal, Palawan to visit Sitti and her barangay, and donated more than 1,000 school chairs to the Jose P. Rizal National High School.

Sitti Adges submitted the winning video for the Barangay Shopee contest, and her wish was to provide all students of Jose P. Rizal National High School with new school chairs

Kami ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa tulong at suporta ni Shopee sa Barangay Punta-Baja at Jose P. Rizal National High School. Bilang isang ina at guro, napakasaya ko na may mga mabubuting loob tulad ng Shopee na tumutulong sa pag-aaral ng aming mga estudyante sa barangay namin,” shared Sitti.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, shared “At Shopee, we are committed to serving the underserved and making a difference in communities all over the Philippines. When we launched Barangay Shopee, our goal was to address the direct needs of communities. Sitti’s video entry was one of the many we received, and it reminded us of our commitment to nurture young talent, and the importance of creating environments conducive for learning and growth. We are humbled that we were able to bring smiles to Barangay Punta Baja, and we hope to do the same for many more communities.”

Through Barangay Shopee and all initiatives under Shopee Bayanihan, Shopee furthers its objective to bettering the lives of the underserved by helping communities benefit from the power of technology wherever they are in the Philippines. Learn more about Barangay Shopee here.

ACER Brings the Best of Holiday Season with ‘Unbox the Holidays with Acer’ Promo

Acer brings the best of the season to its customers with even bigger and better surprises! Get ready to unbox the holidays with the most wonderful gifts from Acer and The SM Stores.

So what’s in store for Acer customers in what is the country’s merriest season? 

You can score a Digital SM Gift Pass of up to Php8000 when you register your new Acer product for warranty during the “Unbox the Holidays with Acer” promo, which runs until December 31, 2022.

The holidays are all about sharing love and joy and what better way to do this than to give gifts? This is our way of saying thank you to our dear customers who have been loyal to the brand all these years,” said Acer Philippines General Manager Sue Ong- Lim.  

Every purchase of a qualifying Acer consumer and gaming notebook comes with a Digital SM Gift Pass. To avail of the SM Gift Pass, the customer must complete the claiming process, which includes the following steps:

a. The customer must register the product for warranty at:  until 60 days after the promo ends.

b. Once the registration requirements have been completed, Acer will validate the credentials within five (5) business days. Acer will transfer the Digital SM Gift Pass credits to the customer’s provided mobile number two (2) business days after successful validation.

c. The customer must download the Sodexo+ App to use the Digital SM Gift Pass. The “Unbox the Holidays with Acer” promo, which is valid in conjunction with other promos and discounts, is for end-users only. A maximum of five (5) free items can be redeemed per customer/company. Only purchases from Acer Concept Stores, Acer Authorized Resellers, and/or Acer Philippines Online Store qualify for the promotion.

As a treat to guests and shoppers, Asia’s Popstar Royalty and Acer Ambassador Sarah Geronimo performed “Cuore” live for the first time and “Dati-Dati” during the launch event at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia.

For more information about Acer and the Unbox the Holidays with Acer promotion, follow Acer Philippines on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or go to

About Acer 

Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world's top ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries. As Acer evolves with the industry and changing lifestyles, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another, creating ecosystems and opening up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. 

Acer's 7,500 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. 

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Cinema ’76 Film Society Re-opens in Tomas Morato, Quezon City Branch for QCinema International Film Festival 2022

It’s a double celebration this November as Cinema ’76 Film Society finally reopens their new branch in Tomas Morato with a lineup of movies from the 10th QCinema International Film Festival.

The popular micro-cinema will have its soft launch opening from November 23-25, screening some of the fest's most sought-after titles under the Asian Next Wave Competition, QC Shorts, Asian Shorts, and Rainbow Section.

Among the Asian Next Wave films to be screened in Cinema ’76 include "Autobiography" by first-time Indonesian director Makbul Mubarak. The film uses a fictitious election campaign as the backdrop for his moody thriller with metaphorical context.

From its Locarno world premiere, short filmmaker, Sorayos Prapapan, makes his feature debut with "Arnold is a Model Student", which dwells on its titular math student character amidst the background of student protests and authoritarianism in Thai schools.

Be among the first to catch the Cannes award-winning film “Plan 75” by Chie Hayakawa ahead of its Philippine theatrical release this coming December. The Japanese dystopian drama focuses on how the government lures the elderly to sign up for a mysterious life-and-death scheme. One of the lead cast members, Filipina actress Stefanie Arianne, will be at the screening for a Q&A with the audience.

Other films programmed are the French LGBT drama “Stranger By The Lake” and QCinema 2018 film “Billie and Emma”.

Tickets are priced at Php 240. This is a special discounted price for the QCinema International Film Festival movies that would be screened between November 23-25 only.

For a complete list of films and screening schedule, follow Cinema ’76 Film Society on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Cinema ‘76 will resume regular operations on November 30. Fans of the microcinema should also stay tuned for updates on the reopening of Cinema ‘76 Cafe, happening soon after.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Get Your Daily Dose of Protected and Be “YUMImmunity Ready” with Goodday Cultured Milk Drink

Moms know best when it comes to ensuring the wellbeing of her family, and they always see to it that they keep their loved ones healthy and protected.

With face-to-face school sessions almost back in full swing, moms make sure they serve food and drinks that can help provide daily nutrients for their kids. This is also the case with adults returning to the office.

Of course, no one wants to miss a day of school or work, so it’s important to make sure they can keep their immunity levels high. A must-have to help keep the family protected is GOODDAY, a cultured milk drink made using Japanese technology.

GOODDAY contains unique paraprobiotics Lactobacillus paracasei MCC1849, or LAC-Shield, which not only improves gut health but also aids in strengthening the immune system. This drink also helps promote the production of antibodies to protect people against invading enemies that can be harmful to one’s health.

While some people don’t find healthy drinks appetizing, moms don’t have to worry about this with Goodday. Not only is this cultured milk drink nutritious, it comes in three delicious flavors that the family will surely love: Original, Strawberry, and Mango. It’s available in two sizes, 80ml and 350ml, so kids, teens, and adults can enjoy it any time of the day.

Thanks to its yummy flavors and health benefits, moms will surely feel confident with Goodday as a daily staple at home. Paired with a proper diet and an active lifestyle, this drink can help families be more “YUMImmunity Ready” as they go through their activities, as well as when they’re spending quality time together.

Get your daily dose of “YUMImmunity” for you and your family! Goodday is available at nearby convenience stores and supermarkets nationwide, as well as Lazada and Shopee. It retails for P53.00 for a bundle of five 80ml bottles and P41.50 for a 350ml bottle.

For more information, like and follow Goodday’s Facebook page.

Just In: SamYG Wins the Game as the Face of SportsPlus

The new premier online mobile sportsbook SportsPlus announces the selection of Sam YG as their official spokesperson. The longtime radio jock, best known for his tenure on Boys Night Out, has given his seal of approval to the exciting sportsbook mobile site.

When asked about his new role, Sam YG talked about how important sports are to the Filipino people. “Their love for sports goes beyond fandom,” said Sam YG. “Di nga lang siya fandom for some, parang naging way of life na rin siya. SportsPlus takes this passion and reinforces it with more fun and excitement.

With the online mobile sportsbook, sportsfans now get the chance to bet on their favorite athletes and sports teams for the thrill of it. Imagine having one’s ‘fate’ tied to the result of a big game. For Pinoys looking for a taste of that thrill, they need only register at .

SportsPlus is designed to make sportsbooking as convenient and thrilling as possible for its users. The PAGCOR-accredited service offers quick registration for all players aged 21 and up, after which players can start betting on their favorites for as low as P100.

The online sportsbook covers a variety of sports such as basketball, football, boxing, MMA, tennis, and more - and offers competitive odds for users. Bets may also be placed on the results of major sporting leagues such as the NBA, NHL, Premier League, UFC, just to name a few.

SportsPlus is also optimized for use on any mobile device. There’s no need to download an app; the site runs on any standard mobile web browser. Just fire it up on Firefox, Chrome, or Safari to get going.

The mobile site also has built-in GCash functionality, making it simple to channel one’s funds in and out of GCash for maximum convenience.

Sobrang exciting nga,” Sam YG enthuses about SportsPlus. “Anytime, anywhere, I can place my bets and cash in and cash out. Ang galing niya at ibang klaseng enjoyment talaga siya. Magugustuhan niyo to. Play for the chance to win the game na!

Gaming for 21 years old and above only. Keep it Fun. Game Responsibly.

Jason Momoa's Newest Fantasy/Adventure Film "Slumberland" Streams on Netflix PH Starting November 18

A young girl discovers a secret map to the dreamworld of "Slumberland," and with the help of an eccentric outlaw, she traverses dreams and flees nightmares, with the hope that she will be able to see her late father again.

On November 18, be prepared to experience a larger-than-life adventure beyond your wildest dreams in the newest fantasy/adventure film "Slumberland" starring Jason Momoa and Marlow Barkley.

About Slumberland:

Nemo (Marlow Barkley) lives happily in an isolated lighthouse with her loving dad, Peter (Kyle Chandler), who also homeschools her, in "Slumberland". When he dies at sea one night, Nemo is sent to live with her Uncle Phillip (Chris O'Dowd), whom she's never met. The two have nothing in common, but Nemo is able to escape when she falls asleep and enters an exciting dreamworld. There she meets Flip (Jason Momoa), a character straight out of her father's bedtime stories, who tells her she could have a chance to see Peter again if she helps him find a hidden treasure map. Nemo agrees to go along with Flip in the world of dreams - and nightmares - at grave danger to herself.

The film's story and characters are based loosely on Winsor McCay's early 1900s comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, and it has some insightful messages about overcoming grief and choosing to live life to its fullest.

"Slumberland" receives 90% audience share on Rotten Tomato, the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies and TV.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

ABS-CBN Receives Hall of Fame Prize at 44th Catholic Mass Media Awards

ABS-CBN's tradition in creating values-filled Christmas and Summer Station IDs for Filipinos all over the world marked a milestone as the company was named a Hall of Famer for winning six Best Station ID awards through the years at the 44th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA).

Six Kapamilya anthems were recognized by the CMMA in the years 2010 ("Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko" - CSID 2009) , 2011 ("Ngayong Pasko Magniningning ang Pilipino" - CSID 2010), 2012 (Pinoy Summer, Da Best Forever - SSID 2012), 2014 (Masayang Muli ang Kwento ng Summer - SSID 2014), 2016 (Thank you for the Love - CSID 2015), and 2021 (Ikaw ang Liwanag at Ligaya - CSID 2020).

Aside from this, ABS-CBN won the Best TV Ad (Public Service) award for its PSA featuring Filipino Olympic medalists titled “Sa Likod ng Medalya.”

“It’s Okay Not To Be Okay,” written and sung by Angela Ken and co-written by ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo, bagged the Best Secular Song award.

Meanwhile, Knowledge Channel’s “Ready, Set, Read!”, a video series aimed to improve English reading competencies among Filipino elementary students, received a special citation for the Best Children and Youth Program award.

In observance of the International Social Communication Day, established to stress the importance of mass media and to instill a sense of responsibility in communicators, the Catholic Mass Media Awards is an annual ceremony that pays tribute to organizations that promote values-filled content through print, broadcast, and social media.

Korean Girl Group MAMAMOO to Stage First-Ever World Tour “MY CON” in Manila

For the first time, Korean girl group MAMAMOO will finally be coming to the Philippines as they kick off their first-ever world tour titled “MY CON” with MANILA on Sunday, February 12 at the Araneta Coliseum. Promoted by Wilbros Live.

This year, MAMAMOO released their 12th EP “Mic On” with the chart-topping hit “Illella”, which came one after the release of its seventh anniversary album “I Say Mamamoo: The Best.”

MAMAMOO debuted in 2014 as a quartet with members: Hwasa, Moonbyul, Solar and Wheein. The KPOP superstars are well-known for its consistent chart-toppers including "Um Oh Ah Yeh" (2015), "You're The Best" (2016), "Décalcomanie" (2016), "Yes I Am" (2017), "Starry Night" (2018), "Egotistic" (2018), “Wind Flower” (2018), "gogobebe" (2019), "HIP" (2019) and "AYA" (2020).

MOO MOOs in the Philippines will finally see the queens perform their greatest hits and more in this much-awaited concert tour. Tickets go on-sale on November 30, 10AM via and TicketNet outlets nationwide.

Follow @WilbrosLive on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

(Video) “Sa Jollibee, Sarap ng Pasko!” Campaign Brings Back the All-Out Joy of Pinoy Christmas

Jollibee and its creative agency Publicis JimenezBasic (PJB) show the kind of Christmas that Pinoys love and have longed for in the fast-food chain’s latest ad for the holidays. Titled “Sa Jollibee, Sarap ng Pasko!”, the video depicts different exciting reunions and celebrations of families, made even better with best-tasting Jollibee favorites like Chickenjoy, Jolly Spaghetti, and Burger Steak.

While the past two Christmases have veered away from the usual holiday festivities that Filipinos are known for, Christmas in 2022 is shaping up to be much brighter and exciting. Pinoys now look forward to making up for the missed celebrations and once again sharing the all-out joy this season – and Jollibee hopes to capture this in the video and its upbeat jingle.

The campaign is special because in essence, it took two years in the making. This campaign stands for two years of missed reunions, hugs, and long Christmas dinners - things that made Christmas special are now back. This year is the year kung kailan babawi tayo sa sarap at saya, and we’re doing it together with Jollibee,” says Lucas Luchico, Creative Director of PJB.

The beginning of the video shows how past get-togethers were done online - a shared experience of many as everyone navigated pandemic restrictions while making it a point to still connect with loved ones during a challenging time.

The creative process was a personal one for all of those involved. It was filled with retrospection, and it was a creative expression of our collective wish to bring back the ‘sarap ng Pasko’ that we all miss,” adds Luchico.

As Jollibee endeavors to bring back the happy and fun moments people look forward to during the most wonderful time of the year, the rest of the video shows several vignettes of joyful Christmas celebrations. This includes a family going to a brightly lit Jollibee Drive-Thru, a group of friends having their Christmas get-together in a Jollibee store, mascots, store teams and delivery riders happily dancing, and an extended family coming together to celebrate the holidays at their beautifully decorated home.

We share in our customers’ excitement and joy to once again have the all-out celebrations that Christmas in the Philippines is known for. Through this campaign, we want to remind our customers that Jollibee will always be there to add even more sarap and saya to their gatherings through our great-tasting food. Whether dining in or bringing their favorites at home, Jollibee wants to be part of every Filipino family’s celebrations during the most wonderful time of the year,” says Dorothy Dee-Ching, Vice President of Marketing of Jollibee Philippines.

Watch Jollibee’s newest Christmas ad on the official Jollibee Facebook page and on Jollibee Philippines YouTube channel, and join the conversation online by using the hashtag #JollibeeSarapNgPasko.

TV5 Donates P1 Million for Alagang Kapatid Foundation Beneficiaries Nationwide

Cignal and TV5 President and CEO Robert P. Galang donated a check worth one million pesos to Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.’s Executive Director Menchie Silvestre last November 10, 2022 in support of the foundation’s beneficiaries across the country.

Through the years, TV5 and Alagang Kapatid Foundation have worked hand-in-hand to help and support our Kapatids in need. We are happy to be part of Alagang Kapatid’s 10th year milestone and we look forward to sharing the Foundation’s inspiring stories that perfectly reflect the true spirit of Christmas,” shared Cignal and TV5 President and CEO Robert P. Galang.

In the past decade, Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc. has shown its tireless dedication to help the Filipino people and has proven to champion its pillars of development for social services, disaster response, recovery and rehabilitation. All these strengths and achievements would not have been possible without the support of TV5, MVP Group of Companies and other generous donors.

"We hope to inspire other Filipinos to continuously come together, help, and share their blessings with our less-fortunate Kapatids. Alagang Kapatid has always stood as the beacon of hope for the disadvantaged and disaster-stricken communities. “Asahan nyo na palagi kaming nandito para magbigay ng kalinga, aruga at alaga hanggang sa kaya na ng ating mga kababayan mag-isa at bumangon uli," said Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc. Executive Director Menchie Silvestre.

If you would like to take part in spreading the love this Christmas season and would like to donate to the Foundation, visit the official website of Alagang Kapatid Foundation at or like and follow Alagang Kapatid Foundation on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

HONOR Continues to Expand its Presence in SM Malls with Opening of Kiosks

has recently announced that starting today, November 15, HONOR fans can already experience its latest products up close as it officially opens its new kiosks in select SM malls in the country.

After its HONOR 70 5G, HONOR Pad 8, and HONOR X6 Grand Launch last October and its first exhibit kiosk in SM Megamall last Oct. 28 to Nov. 2, the leading global provider of smart devices, is now ready to serve more customers who have been waiting for the latest products to arrive in the stores near them.

HONOR will now be finally present at SM Rosales, Pampanga; SM Baliuag, Bulacan; SM Center Dagupan, Pangasinan; and, SM Butuan, Agusan del Norte.

Since we started reestablishing the brand again last September, we are very happy to share that we’ve already reached 80% of our target in opening stores nationwide for Q4. This expansion will continue in 2023 as we also grow the brand and business,Stephen Cheng, VP of HONOR Philippines, said.

In the next coming months, HONOR will be visible to more SM stores in Metro Manila, other parts of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Purchase HONOR via Online Stores

Don’t miss the chance because HONOR has great deals and offers this 11.11 Mega Sale of Shopee and Lazada. Avid HONOR fans can purchase the #BestVloggingPhone HONOR 70 5G, HONOR Magic4 Pro, HONOR X6, HONOR X7, HONOR X8, and HONOR X9 through HONOR’s physical stores, Lazada, and Shopee apps.

HONOR fans can snag selected products at its retail price and get exclusive deals such as free shipping, free shop voucher, flash sale, and JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker worth PHP 6,999 for FREE during Lazada’s Biggest Sale and Shopee’s Mega Pamasko Sale!


HONOR is a leading global provider of smart devices. It is dedicated to becoming a global iconic technology brand and creating a new intelligent world for everyone through its powerful products and services. With an unwavering focus on R&D, it is committed to developing technology that empowers people around the globe to go beyond, giving them the freedom to achieve and do more. Offering a range of high-quality smartphones, tablets, laptops and wearables to suit every budget, HONOR’s portfolio of innovative, premium and reliable products enable people to become a better version of themselves. For more information, please visit the HONOR official social media pages:

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Look: A Grumpy Tom Hanks in "A Man Called Otto" Trailer

Discover what can happen when you let life in. 

See Tom Hanks as Otto in the official trailer of Columbia Pictures’ heartwarming comedy/drama A Man Called Otto, in Philippine cinemas 2023.

Based on the comical and moving # 1 New York Times bestseller, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower who is very set in his ways. When a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unlikely friendship that will turn his world upside-down. Experience a funny, heartwarming story about how some families come from the most unexpected places.

Directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), A Man Called Otto stars Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Cast Away), Mariana Treviño (Club the Cuervos), Rachel Keller (Fargo) and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven). The screenplay is written by Academy Award® nominee David Magee (Best Adapted Screenplay, Life of Pi, 2012; Best Adapted Screenplay, Finding Neverland, 2004) based upon the best-selling novel “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. The film is also based on the Swedish film written and directed by Hannes Holm. The film is being produced by Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro.

In Philippine cinemas 2023, A Man Called Otto is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Fall of a Hollywood Mogul Based on True Events in Empowering Film "She Said," Showing in Philippine Cinemas on November 23

The dangerously inspiring true-to-life journey of investigative reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey about the fall of one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures is immortalized for the big screen in Universal Pictures’ “She Said” that will open in Philippine cinemas on November 23.

An investigation that ignited a global movement - on Oct. 5, 2017, New York Times investigative reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey broke a page-one story that shook the entertainment industry and reverberated throughout the country: “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades.” Two-time Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, An Education) and Emmy nominee Zoe Kazan (The Plot Against America, The Big Sick) star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation - a story that shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and impelled a shift in American culture that continues to this day.

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein had long reigned as one of the movie industry’s most powerful figures. The winner of six best picture Oscars® and the producer of such films as Sex, Lies and Videotape, Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting, Weinstein was a man whose tremendous clout could easily make or break careers, and for years, Kantor and Twohey reported, he allegedly used that clout to harass and coerce women into sexual encounters.

In 3,321 carefully researched words, the journalists detailed previously undisclosed allegations of wrongdoing stretching back three decades. Their reporting was thoroughly documented through interviews with Weinstein’s current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses that the larger-than-life executive had run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company, both long-dominant brands in Hollywood. Their findings were unimpeachable. Through dogged perseverance and the cooperation of many courageous survivors and other brave sources, they had at last revealed the truth.

A testament to the incalculable importance of investigative journalism, “She Said” details the journey of reporters and editors engaged in the unrelenting pursuit of the truth and highlights the courage of survivors and witnesses who chose to come forward to stop an accused serial predator from committing further harm. Together, their commitment and fortitude sparked a global conversation, helped propel the #MeToo movement, and fueled a reckoning of the system that had enabled him.

At its heart, She Said is an inspiring true story about people, many of them women, many of them mothers, who summoned the courage to speak out and seek justice, not just for themselves but for those in the future, both in the U.S. and around the globe. The film is a compelling, moving reminder of the power of individual people, armed with determination and grit, to, together, change the world.

A Universal Pictures feature film, “She Said” will open in local cinemas on November 23.

Shopee Brings Joy to Filipino Users and Businesses During Shopee’s 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale

recently concluded one of its biggest sales of the year, the 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale, by giving users a rewarding shopping experience and providing a platform for success for businesses of all kinds. Local sellers experienced a 4 times uplift in sales versus a regular day, while shoppers enjoyed a total of ₱62 Million in savings on 11 November alone as they start their Christmas shopping.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines shared, “Our aim is to give a sense of joy through Shopee – for shoppers to have the most rewarding shopping experience, and for businesses to find success on our platform. The goal is for more Filipinos to experience the convenience of e-commerce so sellers and brands can connect to them whether through mas mura deals, livestreams or our exciting new initiatives, such as Shop to Win Gold.

Sales grew for local sellers and brand partners this 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale

  • The 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale aimed to stimulate sales for local brands and businesses, and connect businesses to Shopee’s digital ecosystem on the platform. One local seller saw a 7 times uplift in sales during 11.11. Local shops that proved to be the favourites among users were Luckiss, Mumu and Willet.
  • Shopee Mall also saw an uptick in sales across the board as shoppers were enticed by exclusive deals. This is especially so for the essentials and personal care products category, with Uni-Care, Unilever Beauty and Cblue PH registering the top spikes in items sold on 11.11.

Holiday trends among shoppers in the Philippines focus on getting Mas Mura Deals

  • Along with the overall big savings, one Filipino user was also the most wais when it came to their early Christmas shopping, recording over ₱45,000 worth of savings in a single checkout.
  • Home & Living, Health & Personal goods and Women’s Apparel were the leading categories as Filipinos improved their homes, replenished essentials and treated themselves to fashionable clothes.
  • Women's shoes, dresses and face masks were the most-searched keywords, showing that users were already planning ahead for their holiday get-togethers.

Big prizes, entertainment and convenient cashless payments drove even more users to the Shopee app

  • There were over 2.7 million entries for Shop to Win Gold as users got excited to get a chance to bring home gold bars, or claim a year’s supply of groceries or electricity.
  • Users were also treated to thousands of hours of livestreams with over 115 million viewers watching all over the country during the campaign to interact with and claim deals from their favorite local sellers and brands.
  • More Filipinos made the most of the convenience and perks of ShopeePay, with the platform seeing a 2.5 times uplift in shoppers who paid using ShopeePay for the first time and over 3 times more orders paid via ShopeePay compared to a regular day.

Bring more joy to your Christmas shopping when you download the Shopee app from leading app stores and follow Shopee Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Another First from MAYA: You Can Now @UseYourName to Send and Receive Money with Maya

A safer and more personal way to send and receive money has arrived, and that's with your very own Maya @username.

Maya, your all-in-one digital bank, rolls out a new, game-changing feature that lets you send and receive money with your very own username - another first-of-its-kind feature from the leading digital bank and fintech in the country.

This gives you options for more personalized, convenient, and safer money transfer transactions. Much like how you tag your family/friends on social media, you can use your @username when requesting payments - no need to memorize and input 11-digit mobile numbers. If you're a small business owner, this feature can come in handy as you can easily set up your store name as your account username for an easier, hassle-free mode of payment!

With Maya's username feature, you can also choose to keep your personal data private, such as your account name and mobile number. This feature is available for upgraded Maya app users - ensuring a secure experience for the Maya community.

"We're excited to be the country's first digital bank to launch this feature as we continue to help Filipinos master their money and enable meaningful personalization. It's a game-changer for safety and making our experience with sending money more fun – especially when you attach a GIF to it!" said Pepe Torres, Chief Marketing Officer for Maya Philippines.

Maya has also partnered with Giphy to help you add a personal touch to your Send Money transactions. To make your send money transaction even cooler, you can even throw some GIF action in there! With over 10 billion GIFs, you're sure to find one that can perfectly complement how you feel.

Setting up your Maya @username is easy. You simply need to:

  1. Tap the "Profile" icon on the upper-left corner and tap "Get Started."
  2. Key in your preferred @username and hit "Confirm."
  3. Finish off by keying in the One Time Password (OTP) sent via SMS.

Once you've registered your preferred @username, your friends can now use this to send money to your account with these easy steps:

  1. Tap "Send Money" on the Maya app
  2. Key in the recipient's @username, input the amount to send, and tap "Continue."
  3. Review the "Send Money" transaction details and tap "Send."
  4. Wait for Maya's confirmation via SMS.

A username is unique to each Maya account holder, so choose well! You can have the option to present your username or your mobile number registered to your Maya account whenever you want to receive money through Maya. In general, registration of usernames is on a first-come, first-served basis, and to ensure protection, Maya has provided guidelines for username registration here.

"Sending money via @username is just one of the innovative features which make money management with Maya more fun and rewarding. With up to 6% savings interest rate and free bitcoin or cashback offers, Maya is easily the most engaging and rewarding payments and banking platform for your money," Torres added.

Maya packs a feature-rich e-wallet, an inclusive digital bank, and everything else you need to save, spend, grow, and manage your money—right from your smartphone.

Want to flex your Maya @username to your friends and family? Register to Maya now and get a joining bonus of P20 plus an additional P40 when you upgrade and do your first transaction until November 30, 2022.

For more information and updates from the country's all-in-one money platform, visit

ABS-CBN 2022 Christmas ID “Tayo ang Ligaya ng Isa's Isa" Lyric Video Records Over 5 Million Views

The latest ABS-CBN Christmas ID titled “Tayo Ang Ligaya ng Isa’t Isa” quickly touched the hearts of Filipinos as its lyric video registered over five million combined views on Facebook and YouTube.

The lyric video has already garnered 4.2 million views on Facebook, while it has registered 1.7 million views on YouTube in just three days as Filipinos anticipate the premiere of the official music video of “Tayo Ang Ligaya ng Isa’t Isa” this Friday (November 18) after “TV Patrol.”

ABS-CBN’s new Christmas anthem reminds Filipinos that in times of great worry and trouble, we can always find joy if we hold on to God, family, and friends.

Like in previous years, the lyric video is star-studded featuring Kapamilya stars including Jane de Leon, Janella Salvador, Joshua Garcia, KD Estrada, Alexa Ilacad, Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Ogie Alcasid, Anne Curtis, Kim Chiu, Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Sarah Geronimo, Gary Valenciano, and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

Jolina Magdangal, Melai Cantiveros, AC Bonifacio, Andrea Brillantes, Seth Fedelin, Francine Diaz, Darren Espanto, Kyle Echarri, Jed Madela, Klarisse de Guzman, Morissette, Angeline Quinto, Erik Santos, KZ Tandingan, Elha Nympha, Khimo Gumatay, Anji Salvacion, Bailey May, Piolo Pascual, Chito Miranda, Moira dela Torre, and Sharon Cuneta together with the DYCI Dagalak Choir were also present in the lyric video.

According to ABS-CBN head of Creative Communications Management Robert Labayen who wrote the song, the message of this year’s Christmas ID is to inspire Filipinos that they can bounce back and find happiness as they face life’s trials.

Gusto nating sabihin na makakagawa tayo ng paraan para hanapin ang ligaya,” he said in an interview with “TV Patrol.”

The #ABSCBNChristmasID2022 also took Twitter by storm as it landed on the top spot of the trending topics list, proving that Filipinos always look forward to ABS-CBN’s Christmas IDs for 21 years now.

Meanwhile, the official licensed “Tayo Ang Ligaya ng Isa’t Isa” shirts are now available for pre-order via ABS-CBN’s authorized partner, shirtsandprintsph (Facebook, TikTok, Lazada) shirtsandprintsph1207 (Shopee) for P350.

The “Tayo Ang Ligaya ng Isa’t Isa” lyric video is available on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamliya Online Live, iWantTFC, ABS-CBN Entertainment’s Facebook page, ABS-CBN’s YouTube Channel and other digital platforms of ABS-CBN.

Don’t forget to watch the “Tayo Ang Ligaya ng Isa’t Isa” Christmas ID music video on November 18 (Friday) after “TV Patrol.”

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