Wednesday, September 30, 2020

FIRST LOOK: De Niro, Freeman, Jones star in action-packed comedy ‘The Comeback Trail’

TBA Studios has released the official trailer for the action-packed comedy “The Comeback Trail”.

    Watch the trailer on the following links:



In “The Comeback Trail”, two movie producers (Robert De Niro and Zach Braff) who owe money to the mob (Morgan Freeman) set up their aging movie star Duke Montana (Tommy Lee Jones) for an insurance scam to try to save themselves. The plan is simple: “accidentally” kill Montana during a stunt and then collect the insurance money.

The big hitch in the plan, however, is that Montana can’t seem to die. In the trailer alone, the washed-up action star hilariously and impressively makes it out alive after each death-defying stunt.

Hollywood screen legends and Oscar winners—Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, and Morgan Freeman lead the star-studded cast for “The Comeback Trail”. Other cast members include Zach Braff (TV’s Scrubs), Emile Hirsch (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), Eddie Griffin (Undercover Brother), and Kate Katzman (This Is The Year).

George Gallo directs from a script he wrote with Josh Posner in a remake of Harry Hurwitz’s 1982 film of the same name. 

Coming soon to Philippine cinemas, “The Comeback Trail” is produced by Storyboard Media and distributed by Cloudburst Entertainment in the US and TBA Studios in the Philippines.


Join the conversation using the #TheComebackTrailPH. For updates, follow TBA Studios official social media pages.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020


2020 may be a hard year, but Myrtle Sarrosa and Sisters Sanitary Napkins and Pantyliners are even tougher, as they continue to forge their bond stronger, with the actress signing up for the third time as the brand’s celebrity ambassador.  

Myrtle was still a college student when she was first chosen by Megasoft Hygienic Products Inc., to represent their products for young females in 2016. Four years after and having graduated with honors from the University of the Philippines, Myrtle continues to represent the brand and is signing her third contract with Megasoft this 2020.

"Myrtle continues to exemplify the image of a smart and empowered woman. She strives to be the best in her field and at the same time is a good role model to females everywhere. We are proud to sign Myrtle once again,” shared Miss Aileen Choi Go, Vice President for Sales and Marketing, on the reason why Megasoft is renewing with the actress for the third time.  

Meanwhile despite the pandemic, Myrtle and Megasoft persistently work hand-in-hand in spreading the word on good hygiene to the youth through their online platforms on Lazada and Shopee.  

Before the community quarantine was put into place by the government, Megasoft was also able to do school tours. The last one, its 86th leg, was held at the Aranguren Integrated School in Capas, Tarlac.

Despite facing challenges at the beginning of the year because of the economic effects of the pandemic, Megasoft is striving hard to remain on top of its field as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this October.

With Myrtle, and its other endorsers Ryle Santiago and Young JV, Megasoft will be steady in its promise of giving quality hygiene essentials to the Filipino, in more years to come.

'Sine Sandaan', magtatapos sa bonggang Closing Ceremony at Virtual Concert

SINA Lani Misalucha, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Isay Alvarez, Robert Seña, The Company,  at Lea Salonga kasama ang Acapellago ang mga headliners sa “Sine Sandaan: The Next 100 Closing Ceremony.” 

   Ang two-hour virtual event na ito ay iho-host at i-stream online ng Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) ngayong September 30 (8 p.m.) sa kanilang social media accounts: YouTube ( at Facebook (

        After 12 months of marking milestones, recognizing achievements, and honoring the heritage of the Filipino film industry, ang year-long commemoration ng One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema ay magsasara na isang bonggang selebrasyon. 

        Ayon kay FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño, “Sine Sandaan: The Next 100 encapsulates our aspirations for the future of Philippine Cinema. It is both in the spirit of empowering our local industry and taking those significant steps towards that future that we hope for — a future of elevation, inspiration, and collaboration.”

Sa pagpapatuloy pa ni Chair Liza, “This celebratory event also serves as a venue for cooperation in the film industry. Just as we officially close the Philippine Cinema Centennial Celebration, we look forward to the next hundred years wherein the industry will aim to reach greater heights, cross borders, and explore uncharted territories.”

        Ang Sine Sandaan o Presidential Proclamation No. 622, series of 2018 ay opisyal na dineklara noong September 12, 2019 hanggang September 11, 2020, na year-long celebration sa Philippine Cinema Centennial, spearheaded by the FDCP. 

The beginning of this milestone commemorates the September 12, 1919 release date of the first film directed and produced by a Filipino, “Dalagang Bukid” by Jose Nepomuceno. Pinirmahan ni President Rodrigo Duterte ang Sine Sandaan Proclamation noong November 8, 2018.

       Simula noong September 12, 2019, nagdaos ng events ang FDCP tulad ng: “Sine Sandaan: Celebrating the Luminaries of Philippine Cinema,” 3rd Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, Philippine Film Festival in Italy and Portugal, Luna Awards, and Film Ambassadors’ Night. It also took part in the Busan International Film Festival, QCinema International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC), Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Docs Online, Locarno Open Doors, at Hong Kong FILMART Online.

Ang iba pang initiatives ng Sine Sandaan initiatives ang paglulunsad ng mga sumusunod: FilmPhilippines incentive program, participation in House Committee Hearings on the Eddie Garcia Bill, issuance of Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 on Guidelines for Working Conditions of Film Workers with the Department of Labor and Employment, Disaster/Emergency Assistance and Relief (DEAR) Program, at ang patuloy na restoration of films by the Philippine Film Archive.

Noong September 11, 2020, ang huling araw ng year-long commemoration of One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema, nagdaos ang FDCP ng Opening Ceremony ng “Sine Sandaan: The Next 100 - Celebration of the Closing of the Philippine Cinema Centennial.” 

Sa pagtatapos ng milestone celebration, kasama rin ang Cycle 3 ng FilmPhilippines incentives program, Philippine International Comics Festival, China International Fair for Trade in Services, Kre8tif! Virtual Conference in Malaysia, Film Industry Conference, First Cut Lab Philippines, Documentary Film Production Workshop with Region XI, Lutas Film Festival Dumaguete, Sine Sandaan on The Manila Times TV, WIFI: Workshops in Film Incentives, at ang Mowelfund Special Masterclass Series featuring Raymond Red. 

Inilunsad din ng FDCP ang “Kwentong Sandaan,” na magso-showcase sa mga videos on the journey of actors, filmmakers, icons, and unsung heroes of Philippine Cinema. 

Other launches this month are for the Philippine Film Archive website, National Registry website and mobile app, and the CreatePHFilms funding program for development, production, and distribution. 

Magkakakaroon din #SineWikainChallenge Awarding at panghuli itong “Closing of Sine Sandaan: The Next 100 - Celebration of the Closing of the Philippine Cinema Centennial” na magaganap na ngayong huling araw ng Setyembre, kaya tumutok lang sa Facebook at Youtube ng FDCP.

Monday, September 28, 2020


“NAKAKA-PROUD kasi taga-Bulacan ako and magkakaroon na kami ng airport dito,” masayang pahayag ni Sanya Lopez.

Ikinatuwa nga niya nang mabalitaan na may itatayong airport ang San Miguel Corporation sa 'di-kalayuan sa bayan ng Bulakan.

Sa panahon ng pandemya dulot ng Covid-19 ay naiisip din ni Sanya ang kalagayan ng mga kababayan sa kinalakhang lugar sa Malolos, Bulacan. 

Alam ng seksing aktres na makapagbibigay ng pag-asa sa mga nawalan ng hanapbuhay at naapektuhang negosyo sa probinsya nya.

Namangha nga si Sanya nang nalaman sa mga balita na 'pag nagawa ang naturang paliparan ay kaya nitong tumanggap ng 100 milyon na pasahero kada taon dahil sa paunang apat na runway, world class na terminal at transport system. 

Maliban dito ay mahigit isang milyong trabaho ang magagawa nito, sisibol ang iba’t ibang negosyo at makakatulong mapaunlad ang turismo.

“Malaking bagay ang magagawa ng San Miguel sa aking mga kababayan sa Bulacan. It will not only generate jobs to my kababayan kundi marami rin ang papasok na turista at businesses pa sa aming lugar,” dagdag pa niya.

Kaya’t dahil dito ay lagi niyang pinapaalala na mga kababayan na iwasang magkasakit at huwag mawalan ng pag-asa sa krisis na kinakaharap ng bansa at ng probinsya.

“Ang message ko sa aking mga kababayan sa Bulacan ay maging maingat lagi sa sarili. Follow safety protocols. Wear mask and face shields. Let’s wash our hands regularly. And practice social distancing. 

"Tatlo lang naman yon na ating tatandaan para makaiwas tayo sa Covid. And let’s not lose hope. Pag-aralan nating mag-cope sa ganitong crisis. Hindi naman tayo bibigyan ng problema na hindi natin kaya,” seryosong payo pa ni Sanya.

“Likas naman sa ating mga Bulakenyo ang pagiging matulungin kaya magtulungan tayo ang keep the Bayanihan spirit within us. Darating ang panahon at malalagpasan din natin ito sa awa ng Diyos,”

Kahit hirap sa umpisa ay nakakapag-adjust na rin si Sanya sa tinatawag na “new normal". 

“Hindi pa rin ako gaanong nakakalabas dahil puro work from home lang ang ginagawa ko na binibigay sa akin ng GMA and endorsements.  If I may count it mga three times lang akong nakalabas, yung nagtaping ako for 'Wish Ko Lang' and isa pang show.”

Kaya’t medyo nalulungkot sya dahil limitado ang galaw tulad ng nakakarami dahil sa pandemya.

“Medyo malungkot dahil isa pa naman sa mga dream ko ang makapag-travel sa ibat ibang lugar,” kuwento pa niya.

Kapag napag-uusapan nga ang byahe ay hindi nya maiwasang maalala ang mga napuntahan na magagandang lugar, lalong na ang mga paborito niya na Japan, Boracay at Canada na kung saan nag-enjoy talaga siya.

“Nag-enjoy ako sa Japan dahil masarap ang food nila doon. Favorite ko rin kasi ang ramen lalo na sa kanila is authentic talaga. 

"Isa pa ay naging bonding din namin ito ng brother ko (Jak Roberto) at ni Barbie (Forteza) dahil kasama ko sila noon,” lahad pa niya.

Kaya’t optimistic siya na pag nalampasan na ng buong mundo ang Covid-19 pandemic ay babalik rin sa normal at mas mapapabuti pa ang pamumuhay ng mga tao, lalo na sa bayan ng Bulacan.

“Alam kong lilipas din itong crisis natin at babalik din sa normal ang lahat. Mabibisita ko pa rin yung mga lugar na di ko pa napupuntahan,”positibong sagot ni Sanya.