Saturday, October 9, 2021

Willie “Kuya Wil” Revillame, Announces “Wil To Play 10.10 Special 10-Day Doble Panalo Raffle"


MANILA - October 2021 -  True to the promise of delivering bigger, better prizes, Wil To Play, the mobile game arcade of television host and funnyman Willie “Kuya Wil” Revillame, announces “Wil To Play 10.10 Special 10-Day Doble Panalo Raffle.”

For 10 days, starting October 10, 10 daily winners of PHP10,000 each (PHP5,000 gift certificate from Wil To Play + PHP5,000 gift certificate from Kuya Wil, both convertible to cash) will be drawn on top of the usual generous prize packages being given away which includes sacks of rice, groceries and other essentials (Kailangan Package), smartphones (Kasiyahan/Kaalaman Package), brand new motorcycles (Kuya Wil’s Special Prize), food cart + Wil To Play Negosyo Reseller/Outlet puhunan(Grand Kabuhayan Package) and tricycle + Wil To Play Negosyo Reseller/Outlet puhunan (Ultra Grand Kabuhayan Package).

In addition, from October 10 moving forward, 'Wil To Play' gives winners the power to choose by offering the option to convert all prize packages to cash to facilitate easier distribution, especially to provincial winners.


'Wil to Play' brings the fun and excitement of a television game show to your mobile phones. The games may be virtual, but the prizes at stake are definitely real.

'Wil to Play' is from Perya Perya (from the Filipino term amusement park), the mobile game arcade platform of technology company Big Crunch Digital Pte. Limited (Big Crunch Digital). 

'Wil To Play' is available to download at the Google Play Store. For more information on Wil To Play, please visit or



IN only nine months of operations, Viva’s VIVAMAX has already reached one million subscribers, a milestone that makes it the Philippines’ fastest-growing streaming platform. 

Vivamax started its streaming service in the Philippines before quickly venturing to the Middle East, and Europre. Shortly followed in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia. Starting October, Vivamax becomes available in the following territories: Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Brunei, Macau, Vietnam, Maldives, Australia, and New Zealand. Vivamax’s global footprint expands in December as it enters the following territories: USA, Northern Marianas Island-Saipan, Guam, Hawaii, and Canada. This brings Vivamax’s global reach to 71 territories since going live. 

The phenomenal growth is made possible by Viva’s commitment to aggressively build Vivamax’s content lineup despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. With new original movies premiering every week, coupled with the biggest library of both local and Korean movies, and a formidable lineup of Hollywood blockbusters, Vivamax has succeeded in bringing the cinema experience within everyone’s reach via their smartphones and through TV casting. 


Proof of this commitment is Vivamax’s impressive lineup of new movie releases for Q4 2021, featuring the biggest and hottest stars, covering the widest range of genres, and catering to the tastes of every Pinoy. They are truly delivering their brand promise: Atin ‘To!


Here are the new movie releases for Q4 2021: 


Genre: Romance, Comedy

Cast: Aubrey Caraan, Marco Gallo, Chad Kinis, Lassy Marquez, MC Muah, Gina Pareño, Teresa Loyzaga

Director: Darryl Yap

Release date: October 1 (Now Streaming)

Starring Viva’s newest loveteam Aubrey Caraan and Marco Gallo, Direk Darryl Yap presents this romantic comedy that defies the rules of love.



Genre: Comedy, Sexy

Cast: Andrew E., AJ Raval, Sunshine Guimary, Juliana Parizcova Segovia, Wilbert Ross, Ali Khatibi

Director: Al Tantay

Release date: October 8 (Now Streaming)

The hit TikTok trend is now a movie! Ultimate Pakboy Andrew E. teams up with AJ Raval and Sunshine Guimary in a classic comedy of errors.



Genre: Drama

Cast: Sharon Cuneta, Niño Muhlach, Moi Marcampo

Director: Mes de Guzman

Release date: October 15

Megastar Sharon Cuneta plays Cora, a lonely alcoholic woman whose family is broken, and so she searches for “the family that doesn't weep” whose legend says they can bring back lost loved ones.  



Genre: Sexy Comedy, Thriller

Cast: Lassy Marquez, Kit Thompson, Ariella Arida

Director: Darryl Yap

Release date: October 15

A movie about the dire consequences of catfishing, or taking another person’s identity in the age of social media. It starts out funny and turns deadly!



Genre:  Thriller, Sexy

Cast: Cindy Miranda, Diego Loyzaga, Sunshine Guimary, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Marco Gomez, Rafa Siguion-Reyna

Director: Roman Perez, Jr.

Release date: October 22

From the director of Adan, Taya, and The Housemaid comes a heart-pounding sexy thriller about giving out too much information. A vlogger couple doing a house tour video invites the very wrong kind of people, and mayhem ensues.



Genre: Comedy, Horror

Cast: Kim Molina, Candy Pangilinan, Jerald Napoles

Director: Miko Livelo

Release date: October 29

Produced by master filmmaker Erik Matti and starring the laugh-out-loud trio Candy Pangilinan, Jerald Napoles, and Kim Molina. When a zombie outbreak happens, two housemaids and one driver will need to survive their longest night ever as they get trapped inside the mansion.




Genre: Concert

Cast: Adie, Arthur Nery, Rob Deniel, Unique 

Director: Paul Basinillo

Release date: October 29

The much-awaited concert of today’s hottest new artists Adie, Arthur Nery, Rob Deniel and Unique. Directed by the award-winning concert director of Sarah Geronimo’s Tala: The Film Concert, Paul Basinillo.


Genre: Comedy

Cast: Joel Torre, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Jeric Raval, Baron Geisler,

Director: Darryl Yap

Release date: November 5 

Darryl Yap transforms seasoned actors Mark Anthony Fernandez, Jeric Raval, Baron Geisler, and Joel Torre into tough gays in this comedy movie. Three gay gangsters mourn the death of their gay guardian, but ended up celebrating his bright and colorful life.



Genre: Sexy thriller

Cast: Angeli Khang, Sean De Guzman, Jay Manalo, Mickey Ferriols, Arnell Ignacio, Liz Alindogan, Jamilla Obispo

Director: Lawrence Fajardo

Release date: November 12

From the director of Nerisa comes a sexy thriller starring VMX Crush Angeli Khang in her first lead role. Alexa witnesses a simple mahjong night turn bloody when all the players’ dark secrets are discovered, including her illicit affair with her stepfather. 


Genre: Romance, Drama

Cast: Yassi Pressman, JC Santos, Diego Loyzaga, Ariella Arida

Director: Nuel Naval

Release date: November 19

An adaptation of the blockbuster Korean tear-jerker directed by Nuel Naval (Miracle in Cell No. 7). K (JC Santos) and Cream (Yassi Pressman) believe they’re soulmates. When K finds out he's dying, he thinks setting her free would be best for her.



Genre: Comedy Concert

Cast: Beks Battalion

Director: Ryan Evangelista

Release date: November 19

The wildly popular YT sensation Beks Battalion—Chad Kinis, MC Muah, and Lassy Marquez—takes the comedy bar experience to the streaming platform. It’s gonna be a riot!



Genre: Drama, Romance

Cast: Kylie Verzosa, Marco Gumabao, Cindy Miranda

Director: Mac Alejandre

Release date: November 26

How complicated can love be? How about when a woman leaves her husband for her lover only for the former husband to come back to her as a lover? It’s that complicated.




Genre: Comedy, Sexy

Cast: Alma Moreno, Rosanna Roces, Ara Mina, Maui Taylor, Cara Gonzales, Sab Aggabao, Ayanna Misola, Stephanie Raz

Director: Darryl Yap

Release date: December 3

The quest of the has-been sexy actresses to build up the next generation of sex kittens continues in the sequel of the breakout film that made Darryl Yap the most prolific director on Vivamax!



Genre: Romance, Drama

Cast: Diego Loyzaga, Barbie Imperial

Director: Fifth Solomon

Release date: December 10

A couple decides a road trip might be able to heal their toxic relationship, but life often takes a different turn..




Genre: Sexy Drama

Cast: AJ Raval, Wilbert Ross

Director: GB Sampedro 

Release date: December 10

AJ Raval stars in a revealing character role about a popular influencer who struggles to find true love in the confusing dynamics of social media celebrity. 




Genre: Comedy

Cast: Andrew E., Dennis Padilla, Janno Gibbs, Bayani Agbayani

Director: Al Tantay

Release date: December 17

It’s official: Andrew E, Dennis Padilla, and Janno Gibbs have cemented their status as comedy kings! In the second installment to their 2019 hit laugh-a-minute hit, the Three Wily Men is joined by a fourth clown: Bayani Agbayani. We’re gonna ROTFL on this one!




Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Rose Van Ginkel

Release Date: December 17

After the success she had with Janno Gibbs and Maui Taylor for “69+1”, Rose Van Ginkel bares it all in this new erotic drama movie. Are you ready to be captivated by Eva?




Genre: Comedy Horror

Cast: Toni Gonzaga, Alex Gonzaga

Director: Fifth Solomon

Release date: December 24

Gina (Toni Gonzaga) and Dani (Alex Gonzaga) are sisters with a strained relationship. Their bond will be tested when one of them is possessed by a vivacious spirit!




Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Cast: Janno Gibbs, Jerald Napoles Mikoy Morales, Manilyn Reynes, Bing Loyzaga

Director: Rayn Brizuela

Release date: December 24

Janno Gibbs and Jerald Napoles team up in this movie about a superhero na pwede mong arkilahin! Parokya ni Edgar’s hit song is now a movie! 


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Busan International Film Festival Features HBO Asia Originals ‘Gensan Punch,’ ‘On the Job: The Missing 8’


MANILA, PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 5, 2021 — Two films, one project, and seven companies will comprise the country’s representatives online in Asia’s largest film festival, the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea from October 6 to 15. 

Established in 1996, the annual Busan International Film Festival aims to introduce new films and first-time directors, especially from Asian countries. It also attracts a youthful audience through its efforts to develop and promote young talents. 


Selected in the “A Window on Asian Cinema,” a section that puts a spotlight on new or the most-talked-about films of the year by talented Asian filmmakers are new HBO Asia Original film “Gensan Punch” by Brillante Mendoza, and fresh from its world premiere at Venice Film Festival, Erik Matti’s “On The Job: The Missing 8.” 

One of seven Asian films nominated for the Kim Jiseok Award in Busan, “Gensan Punch” is about a Japanese man with a prosthetic leg who goes to the Philippines to train and become a professional boxer. The film is also a CreatePHFilm Fund for Post-Production grantee by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and will have its world premiere in Busan before premiering exclusively on HBO. 

“Gensan Punch” Screening Schedule:

  • October 9 (Sat), 17:30, Busan Cinema Center Cinema 2
  • October 10 (Sun), 16:30, CGV Centum City 7
  • October 13 (Wed), 16:00, CGV Centum City 7

Now made into an HBO Original six-part series, crime-thriller film “On The Job: The Missing 8” revolves around a corrupt media man who seeks justice for the disappearance of his colleagues, crosses paths with an inmate-hitman. John Arcilla who plays Sisoy Salas in the film is the first Filipino to bag the Volpi Cup for Best Actor in the recently concluded Venice Film Festival. 

“On The Job: The Missing 8” Screening Schedule: 

  • October 9 (Sat), 13:00, Lotte Cinema-7
  • October 11 (Mon), 15:30, Lotte Cinema-8
  • October 14 (Thurs), 14:30, Lotte Cinema-2

Participating in the Asian Project Market (APM), a co-production platform in Asia that offers emerging filmmakers the opportunity to meet international leading film professionals, are producer Armi Cacanindin and director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo with their project “Happy Endings” from October 12 to 14. 

FDCP will host the online panel discussion “Co-Producing with the Philippines” and a virtual Philippine pavilion with seven local companies: Sine Caboloan Ltd. Co., ABS-CBN (International Production & Co-Production), ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc., Eichef Media \ HFilms Co., Cignal Entertainment, The Producers Asia, and KT House Productions Inc. in the 15th edition of Asian Contents & Film Market (ACFM) from October 11 to 14. 

“I am very excited that more Filipino films, projects, and talents have been selected to participate in such a respected film festival to showcase their stories. The agency is ready to support upcoming projects and talents that will make a mark on the future of our Philippine Cinema,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño.  

The 26th Busan International Film Festival will be held in hybrid format from October 6 to 15.

Busan International Film Festival 2021

A Window on Asian Cinema - Kim Jiseok Award Nominees

  • “Gensan Punch” by Brillante Mendoza

A Window on Asian Cinema

  • “On The Job: The Missing 8” by Erik Matti

Asian Project Market 

  • “Happy Endings” by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo

FDCP Participation in the Asian Contents & Films Market 

  • Philippine Pavilion
  • Online Event of FilmPhilippines “Co-Producing with the Philippines” 
  • Philippine Delegation:

  1. Christopher Novabos, Sine Caboloan Ltd. Co. 
  2. Barbara Candano, ABS-CBN (International Production & Co-Production)
  3. John Paul Abellera, ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc.
  4. Howard Yambao, Eichef Media \ HFilms Co.
  5. Aileen Samson, Cignal Entertainment
  6. Jaz Bernardino, The Producers Asia
  7. Stelle Laguda, KT House Productions Inc.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

ANDREW E.’s Original Song: A Hit TikTok Trend Is Now A Vivamax Original Movie


ANDREW E.’s 18 years ago original song that has turned into a hit TikTok trend is now a Vivamax original movie.

Shoot! Shoot!: Di Ko Siya Titigilan! is the latest movie collaboration of comedy director Al Tantay and the ultimate pakboy, Andrew E., together with Vivamax Goddesses AJ Raval and Sunshine Guimary.


Shoot! Shoot! is about Jack (Andrew E.), a small-town guy whose ultimate dream is to become an actor. After countless auditions, Jack finally gets chosen to play the role of an heir to his wealthy relative. While rehearsing his lines, his neighbor hears him talking about inheriting 100 billion dollars. Jack’s misadventures start when word spreads around town that he’s now a billionaire. He suddenly gets lucky with girls who just want his “money,” but he also gets in trouble with the wrong people.

Since the movie is related about million or billion, Andrew was asked about his memories on earning his first million in showbiz industry.



According to actor/rapper: “Napakasariwa pa ng day and age na alaala ko na nakatikim ako ng first million sa mga palad ko, I was 23 years old, the year was 1991. 

“It came from my second contract with Viva Films, noong ginawa ko ‘yun ‘Alabang Girls’, yun ang aking first million.

“What I did was, and I still remembered, trineat ko ang sarili ko at pamilya sa isang mamahaling restaurant to celebrate.

“Tapos ni-relocate ko ang family ko matapos ko makabili ng lupa at nagpagawa ng bahay, yun agad ang ginawa ko.  Hindi ako nagbuhay artista.

“Sinecure ko agad ang bahay ko, para sa akin ‘yun ang unang-una na kailangan ko na magkaroon ng maayos na bahay, dahil galing din kami sa barong-barong.”


The Ultimate Pakboy added, “tungkol naman sa pakikitungo sa tao, hindi naman nagbago, dahil nadagdagan pa. Hindi pa man ako artista, ganun na ang pakikitungo ko sa kapwa.

“Kaya noong nag-artista na ako, lalo pang gumana ang aking puso na lalong isipin at sabihin sa sarili ko na, ‘ang unang araw na sumikat ka, dapat tandaan mo na unang araw na rin na malalaos ka.’  Para sa susunod na araw alam mong I-appreciate sa buhay mo much more.”

After the success of Pakboys: Takusa and Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo, director Al Tantay is back with Shoot! Shoot! for another sure-hit comedy film. With 6.5 million trailer views in just 48 hours, Shoot! Shoot! is definitely one of the most anticipated movies this year.

Shoot! Shoot! sticks to the classic 90s comedy film style of slapstick and sexy comedy, making it nostalgic for viewers who grew up watching movies in that decade. But they also combined it with funny puns and one-hit liners that this generation loves.

Young or old, it’s definitely going to be a laugh trip, so don’t miss Shoot! Shoot!: Di Ko Siya Titigilan! on October 8 streaming on Vivamax Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Brunei, Macao, Vietnam, Maldives, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain & Qatar) and Europe.

You can get the P149/month or P399 for three months watch-all-you-can plan through the Vivamax app, and pay using your Debit or Credit card, GCash, Globe, Smart, EC Pay outlets or PayPal account that’s linked on your Google, Apple or Huawei App Gallery account and subscribe at