Tuesday, August 24, 2021

BEKIS ON THE RUN, Much-Awaited Comedy-Drama Movie by Award-Winning Director Joel Lamangan

 

THEY are running out of money, running out of time, and running away. Diego Loyzaga and Christian Bables are BEKIS ON THE RUN, in this much-awaited comedy-drama movie by award-winning director Joel Lamangan coming on VIVAMAX this September.


Andres (Diego Loyzaga) and his gay brother Donald (Christian Bables) try to rob a construction site, but things get complicated, leaving them no choice but to run. They get the sympathy of many, especially the gay community, when Nanay Pacing (Lou Veloso), the reason behind their theft act, goes viral on social media when she shares about her medical condition and how the brothers want to help her get the money for her operation. 



DIEGO LOYZAGA & KYLIE VERZOSA


Diego Loyzaga and Christian Bables are joined by Kylie Verzosa, who plays Adriana, Andres’s partner, and Sean De Guzman as Martin, Donald’s ex-boyfriend. Sean has worked with Direk Joel Lamangan in Anak ng Macho Dancer and is already used to doing sexy scenes on screen. And it is only Direk Joel Lamangan who convinced Christian, who’s used to portraying gay roles, to do a bed scene and torrid kissing scene with his partner Sean. 


Aside from being a comedy-drama film, BEKIS ON THE RUN will also tackle corruption and least-talked topics such as gay men in the military. Coming from Direk Joel Lamangan, there is undoubtedly a lot to look forward to in the movie.



CHRISTIAN BABLES & SEAN DE GUZMAN


So stop running, stay at home and watch BEKIS ON THE RUN on September 17, exclusively streaming on VIVAMAX. Vivamax is available at web.vivamax.net. You can also download the app and subscribe via Google Play Store, App Store, and Huawei AppGallery. For only P29, you can unli-watch all Vivamax titles for three days. You can also subscribe for P149/month and P399 for 3 months for bigger savings. You can also cast your screen from your device to Smart TV with Google Chromecast or Apple TV.



You can pay through GCash, Globe, Smart, Visa/Mastercard, PayMaya or PayPal account that’s linked on your Google or Apple account. You can also subscribe at web.vivamax.net, select a plan and you can pay through EC Pay outlets: 7 Eleven, and All Day, or through PayMongo, GrabPay, and GCash or through PayMaya. For payment thru E-commerce, you may choose from Lazada, Shopee, GCash, ComWorks Clickstore, PayMaya, or Globe One.


For payment thru authorized outlets, you may choose from Load Manna, ComWorks, and Load Central partner outlets: Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Express. You can also call your local Cable Operators to subscribe to VIVAMAX: Sky Cable, Cable Link, KCAT Fiber, Air Cable, Aklan Cable Television Co., Inc. Cebu Cable HD, Cotabato Cable Television Network Corp., Concepcion Pay TV Network Inc., BCTVI, Paradise Cable Television Nework, Inc., Wesfardell Connect, Z-energy Cable TV Network Inc.


Vivamax is also available in the Middle East! To our dear fellow Pinoys in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar, watch all you can for only AED35/month.  In Europe, Vivamax can be streamed for only 8 GBP/month.  


Vivamax is also available in Singapore, Hongkong, Malaysia, and Japan. Monthly subscription is only SGD 13.50 (Singapore), HKD 77.00 (Hongkong); RM 39.90(Malaysia); and JPY 1,080.00 (Japan) plus the screen cast to TV feature will be available to mirror your favorite movies/shows in the comfort of your TV screens* Vivamax, atin ‘to!


* Screen cast to TV feature will vary on user device

Monday, August 23, 2021

WeTV Philippines Partners with DragDen Philippines for The Most Epic Reality Competition Show with Manila Luzon


ARE you ready for the most exciting reality show of the year? 

WeTV Philippines has partnered with Cornerstone Entertainment to bring you DragDen Philippines – slated to be one of the most fabulous competition series streaming your way really soon, exclusively on WeTV!

Such an electrifying show deserves no less than a superstar leading the pack! International drag icon Manila Luzon takes on the hosting reins, guiding the queen-testants on this exciting journey! 


When Manila first teased her participation in the show, she said, “I've been able to bring a lot of awareness to the Philippines through my drag, and now, I want to use the fame that I've gotten to kind of bring it back to the Philippines and let the Filipinos all realize that there is a whole world of drag, and this art form is in its purest form.” Brace yourselves; the queen is parading in star-spangled and high-up on her kalesa!

DragDen With Manila Luzon has also partnered with the popular social media platform TikTok as the main portal for the creative transformation videos to be submitted by the country’s amazing drag queens. Do follow the WeTV Philippines and DragDenPH accounts for more updates and exclusive content on the reality show competition.

Manila’s amazing drag queens and artists can show off their sassy style for consideration by the DragDen Philippines team by sending in their audition video via Tiktok in four easy steps!

1. Create a drag transformation and/or a talent performance video, with a maximum running time of three (3) minutes. Your video may include your before-and-after drag transformation process plus a performance of your choice. Anything goes! Just show us why you deserve to be part of #DragDenPH!

2. Upload your video on to your TikTok account. Add a creative caption to introduce yourself - your drag name, where you’re from, your favorite quote, and other fun trivia. Don’t forget to tag @wetvphilippines and @dragdenph, and use the hashtag #DragDenPHAudition.

3. Fill up this entry form – bit.ly/JoinDragDen

4. Wait for a call from the DragDen Philippines team to find out if you made the cut! You can also follow  @DragDenPH on Instagram for any updates.

DragDen Philippines is an all-inclusive competition – a first in the country – so male and female drag personalities are welcome to audition! Other qualifiers are that interested applicants must be a Filipino citizen, 18 years old and above and residing in the Philippines. Deadline to submit audition videos is on August 31, 2021. Be sure to put your best foot forward, because as Manila Luzon puts it,  “It is okay to unleash that diva and be as fabulous as you can... We’re only on this earth for a little bit of time so why not make it fabulous.” 

Stay tuned to the WeTV Philippines social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram, exclusive updates and news on Drag Den Philippines, other WeTV Originals and premium Asian content.

To stream the very best in Asian Premium Content and Original shows, just download the WeTV and iflix app from the App store and Google Play and start watching! A monthly subscription rings in at only P59, quarterly at P159, and an annual subscription is only P599 for recurring subscriptions, while a one-month pass is only P149. 

K-Pop Girl Group TWICE Comes to Shopee Live this September 9 with a Lineup of Electrifying Performances


SHOPEE, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, invites all Filipinos to enjoy the start of the year-end shopping season and the best entertainment at the action-packed 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special.


This September 9, 9:30 PM, viewers can tune in to GMA 7 and Shopee Live to catch exclusive performances from K-Pop girl group TWICE!



 

TWICE is one of South Korea’s most successful K-Pop acts today, with hits such as Alcohol-Free, Feel Special, and What is Love. Members of ONCE, the official TWICE fandom, can look forward to seeing their favorite idols’ stunning visuals. Even non-fans will enjoy the group’s perfectly choreographed performances. 


Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines said, “We’re thrilled to have the popular K-Pop group TWICE on board as our headline performer at the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special. We’ve prepared a truly action-packed program, so we invite all Filipinos to look forward with joy and excitement as TWICE joins Shopee in celebrating the start of the year-end shopping season. We also encourage users to add to cart while watching, so they don’t miss out on all the great deals.”


Aside from much-anticipated song and dance numbers from the group, here are a couple of exciting teasers on what to expect during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special: 




Shopee Brand Ambassador Kris Aquino returns to host Shopee Quiz 

After her stint as the game master of Shopee Quiz during the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale TV Special, Shopee brand ambassador Kris Aquino returns for another thrilling round of the game with fans. 


Millions worth of prizes and other giveaways 

Users can tune in for several chances to win millions worth of cash prizes and giveaways. Two lucky viewers each get to win a house and lot. 


Viewers should stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks. Find out more about 9.9 Super Shopping Day here: https://shopee.ph/m/99


Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Shopee Welcomes International Superstar Jackie Chan: Kicks off the Most Action-Packed Year-End Shopping Season with 9.9 Super Shopping Day


MANILA, AUGUST 19, 2021 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches the most exciting year-end shopping season starting with its signature 9.9 Super Shopping Day. As part of its biggest and most action-packed shopping season, Shopee also welcomes international superstar Jackie Chan, who will be featured in a range of activities across Shopee’s end of year shopping festivals.


Jackie Chan said, “I enjoy putting a smile on people’s faces. It’s exciting to partner with Shopee to celebrate the action-packed year-end festival and bring more joy to my fans and Shopee users. I had a lot of fun working with Shopee and I think people of all ages will enjoy the activities and content that we have prepared together. I hope everyone can join us to make the year-end shopping season a memorable one.” 




Shopee pioneered the first 9.9 Super Shopping Day in 2016. Each year, it marks the start of a highly anticipated year-end shopping season across the region. A survey conducted by Shopee revealed that over 90% of users across the region proactively seek out information to make better purchase decisions during the campaigns. The mega shopping season also tends to attract new online shoppers, with 43% of shoppers making their first-ever online purchase during the year-end campaigns. 


From now till September 9, Shopee has lined up the best deals and activities. Shoppers can satisfy all their shopping needs, win exciting rewards from their favorite games on Shopee Prizes, and enjoy non-stop entertainment with special appearances by their favorite celebrities.


Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, The pandemic continues to affect both individuals and businesses. As communities continue to live, work, shop, and play from home, we have stepped up our efforts to ensure users have access to their daily essentials through our shopping campaigns. We are also committed to supporting local MSMEs and have launched a series of support initiatives as well as Support Local campaigns to generate greater visibility and enable users to easily identify and support local businesses. We look forward to bringing some joy to our local communities during this year-end season.”



1. Find the biggest deals, all in one place


This 9.9 Super Shopping Day, shoppers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, 20% cashback, and Daily 1 Deals, on top of these amazing perks


  • Lowest price deals - Users can find the hottest products with the biggest discounts all in one place at Shopee’s special ‘Daily ₱1 Deals’ microsite, which they can easily locate from Shopee’s home page.


  • Mega Midnight Sale - Following its success during the inaugural 4.4 Mega Shopping Day, Shopee brings back the 2-hour Midnight Mega Sale. Shoppers can grab unbeatable deals on thousands of products, including those from Shopee Mall, from 12AM to 2AM on September 9.


  • Greater rewards with ShopeePay - As part of Shopee’s commitment to provide a convenient, secure, and rewarding shopping experience, users can enjoy exclusive promotions and deals by using Shopee’s in-app e-wallet, ShopeePay. All users have to do is to use ShopeePay to pay for their purchases, both online and offline, at thousands of branches from participating merchants nationwide. Until September 8, shoppers can Buy Load and get ₱5 mobile data for only ₱1; Pay Bills to enjoy up to 50% cashback when they pay for Meralco, Maynilad, and more; and Scan to Pay to score ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Seaoil, Potato Corner, and more.


2. Satisfy all shopping needs 


From daily essentials to premium items, Shopee offers a wide assortment of products. With millions of brands and sellers, as well as a wide network of online and offline partners, there is something for everyone at Shopee. 


  • Shopee Mall Big Brand Discounts - In addition to everyday products, users can expect great deals from their favorite brands on Shopee’s dedicated in-app portal for authentic brands. 91% of shoppers say the mega shopping campaigns enabled them to discover and buy brands they never tried before, while 75% indicated they were more likely to continue using these new brands rather than switching back to their usual ones. At the 9.9 Super Shopping Day, shoppers can expect up to 30% off brand vouchers and up to 90% off on leading brands such as Abbott, Havaianas, Maybelline, NestlĂ©, Colgate-Palmolive, Breyleemall.ph, Del Monte, Unilever Beauty, Adidas, P&G Beauty, Enfagrow, Huawei, Vivo, Pampers, Realme, and Xiaomi. 


  • Support Local - Local businesses have been greatly impacted by the pandemic. This shopping season, users can give these local sellers the boost they need to recover and grow. Through the Pili Pinoy campaign, users can help preserve local culture and play their part in supporting the local economy by patronizing shops such as Abubot PH, Joy Marcelo RTW Clothing, Via Christi, Tazanna, and Tala by Kyla


3. Experience non-stop entertainment with your favorite celebrities, exciting games, and attractive rewards 


Shopee’s in-app engagement features continue to entertain and delight users. In the first half of 2021, Shopee recorded over 200% uplift in time spent on Shopee Live year-on-year. This 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee will deliver upsized excitement through a line-up of the biggest superstars, exciting games, and attractive rewards. 


  • Jackie Chan to thrill and entertain shoppers - This year, Shopee brings on international superstar Jackie Chan to be a part of its year-end shopping season, sparking tremendous excitement across the region. Users can catch him in exclusive content on Shopee Live and in-app games such as Shopee Spin & Win, Shopee Shake, and the latest Shopee Collectibles.


  • Big giveaways and performances during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special - Viewers can tune in to GMA 7 and Shopee Live this September 9 for a chance to win millions worth of cash prizes and giveaways, including two house and lot packages. Fans can also expect performances from a leading K-Pop group. 


  • Exciting rewards from games on Shopee Prizes - Users can look forward to earning rewards from their favorite games on Shopee Prizes.

    • A key highlight this year will be Shopee Collectibles, where users stand a chance to win super-sized prizes by collecting a full set of in-game items. 

    • Users can collect items by playing popular games such as Shopee Farm and Shopee Candy, or trading items with their friends.


Find out more about 9.9 Super Shopping Day here: https://shopee.ph/m/99


Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

“KING RICHARD”: FILM ABOUT THE FATHER OF VENUS & SERENA WILLIAMS DROPS TRAILER


WILL Smith is “King Richard,” the new film based on the inspiring true story of the coach/mentor/father that brought the world Venus & Serena Williams.   



Check out “King Richard’s” first official trailer below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas soon.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=241473954313586 



About “King Richard”

Based on the true story that will inspire the world, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “King Richard” follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever.  Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Bad Boys for Life”) stars as Richard, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green (“Monsters and Men”).

Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons.  The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world.

Aunjanue Ellis (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” TV’s “Quantico”) plays the girls’ mom, Oracene “Brandi” Williams, Saniyya Sidney (“Hidden Figures,” “Fences”) stars as Venus Williams, Demi Singleton (TV’s “Godfather of Harlem”) stars as Serena Williams, with Tony Goldwyn (the “Divergent” series, TV’s “Scandal”) as coach Paul Cohen and Jon Bernthal (“Ford v Ferrari”) as coach Rick Macci.  The ensemble also includes Andy Bean (“IT Chapter Two”), Kevin Dunn (the “Transformers” films, HBO’s “Veep”) and Craig Tate (“Greyhound”).

Green directed “King Richard” from a screenplay written by Zach Baylin.  The producers were Tim White and Trevor White under their Star Thrower Entertainment banner, and Will Smith under his Westbrook banner.  Isha Price, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, Adam Merims, Lynn Harris, Allan Mandelbaum, Jon Mone and Peter Dodd served as the executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-winning director of photography Robert Elswit (“There Will Be Blood”), production designers Wynn Thomas (“Da 5 Bloods,” “Hidden Figures”) and William Arnold (“The Hate U Give”), Oscar-nominated editor Pamela Martin (“The Fighter”), and two-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis (“Dreamgirls,” “Ray”).  The music is by Oscar-nominated composer Kris Bowers (“Space Jam: A New Legacy,” “A Concerto is a Conversation”).

A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, A Star Thrower Entertainment Production, A Westbrook Production, A Keepin’ It Reel Production, “King Richard” is slated for theatrical release in Philippine cinemas soon.  

Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #KingRichard


HEAVEN PERALEJO REPLACES BARBIE IMPERIAL OPPOSITE GINO ROQUE IN WETV’S NEW SERIES “PASABUY”


AS they say, love comes in the most unexpected of ways.


That is the starting point for this new WeTV original romantic comedy series Pasabuy, centered on one of the biggest lifestyle trends that emerged during the pandemic.


Actor Xian Lim does double duty on the project, but this time behind the camera, as the writer and director for this certifiably nakakakilig show. The series is slated to premiere on WeTV in late September.


The charismatic Gino Roque is the leading man in this delightful comedy. Cast to play his love interest in the show is up-and-coming actress Heaven Peralejo. The 21-year-old PBB alumni came on board after the previously announced female lead star Barbie Imperial was released from the show due to personal issues.



HEAVEN PERALEJO & GINO ROQUE

Barbie had already taken part in pre-production activities – including announcements on social media, and the initial script-reading with Gino, Xian and the rest of the cast – when the change was made.


That said, the addition of Heaven to the cast will add even more charisma to the already loveable cast. She just joined the team at the 10-day locked-in shoot of the eight-episode series in Batangas.


For its latest WeTV Original series, Pasabuy tells the story of two individuals who find themselves stranded in the same place at the start of the lockdown. Anna (Peralejo) is a young executive while John (Roque) is an artist. They meet at the community chatroom where you can order necessities “pasabuy.”


Friendship and possibly love blooms in what could be the most unromantic of settings as they try to power through life and a bevy of emotions to get through each day. The question is, when the pandemic ends and lives go back to normal, was any of it real?



Joining Gino and Heaven in the cast are Ella Cayabyab, MJ Cayabyab, Ralph Malibunas, and Gail Banawis, Kim Perez, Tiktok sweetheart Nana Silayro, plus a special appearance by rock band I Belong To The Zoo.


Pasabuy is a WeTV Original concept, co-produced by Forza Productions, that is written and directed by Xian Lim.


Stay tuned to the WeTV Philippines social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram for exclusive updates and news on Pasabuy, other WeTV Originals and premium Asian content.


To stream WeTV Originals and the very best in Asian Premium Content, just download the WeTV and iflix app from the App store and Google Play and start watching! A monthly subscription rings in at only P59, quarterly at P159, and an annual subscription is only P599 for recurring subscriptions, while a one-month pass is only P149.