Tuesday, January 31, 2023

MTRCB Summons Producers of the Film “Mang Kanor” Over Unauthorized Public Exhibition


THE Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), in the exercise of its mandate under Section 7, Presidential Decree No. 1986 (PD No. 1986) issued Notices to Appear to the following entities concerning the exhibition of the motion picture “Mang Kanor,” and its related publicity materials:

a) A&Q Entertainment and Prime Stream Inc.

For causing the exhibition of the motion picture “Mang Kanor,” at Gateway Cineplex, Gateway Mall, Quezon City, without the required MTRCB Permit to Exhibit, in violation of Section 1, Chapter V of PD No. 1986 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) in relation to Section 3 of PD No. 1986; and, exhibiting unapproved publicity materials for the aforesaid motion picture were likewise exhibited in violation of Section 5, Chapter V of the same IRR.

b) Uniprom Inc. (Gateway Cinemas)

For exhibiting the motion picture, “Mang Kanor” at Gateway Cineplex, Gateway Mall, Quezon City, without the required MTRCB Permit to Exhibit, in violation of Section 1, Chapter V of PD No. 1986 and its IRR in relation to Section 3 of PD No. 1986; and, exhibiting unapproved publicity materials for the aforesaid motion picture were likewise exhibited in violation of Section 5, Chapter V of the same IRR.


For showing video excerpts from the motion picture “Mang Kanor,” featuring torrid kissing, apparent nudity, threesomes, and sexual intercourse, aired in violation of Section 2, Chapter IV of PD No. 1986 and its IRR in relation to Section 3 (c) of PD No. 1986. 

The Board reiterates that as businesses engaged in the provision of motion picture content to Filipino viewers, they carry a civic and moral obligation to comply with the law. To this end,  MTRCB shall uphold its mandate to provide a safe-viewing experience for all Filipinos.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo Share How They Keep Their 'Saya' Going

MUCH like an early Valentine’s Day treat for their millions of fans, value mobile brand TNT announced Daniel Padilla as its new endorser, joining his long-time reel and real-life partner Kathryn Bernardo as a katropa.

Having Kathniel - their loveteam moniker - as part of the TNT tropa means more opportunities to see them bring saya to their millions of fans and TNT subscribers nationwide.

With TNT, it is now easier than ever for Kathniel fans to keep their saya going anywhere they go - whether through watching and streaming hit KathNiel movies and series using Doble GIGA Videos+ 50, or staying abreast with the loveteam’s social media updates and sharing them with fellow fans using Doble GIGA Stories+ 50. 

In an exclusive Q&A with TNT, KathNiel explained what they are most looking forward to this 2023, their goals as a couple, and how grateful they are to KathNiel supporters, among other revelations.

What are your simple and practical ways to keep your saya going?

Daniel: Travel and spend time with Kath, eating together with my family and constant katropa friends.I also play golf and basketball.

Kathryn: I like to treat myself to some "me time" once in a while. Gusto ko sa free days ko pina-pamper ko yung sarili ko, which for me means spending time with my friends and family, and also surrounding myself with people around me who give me happiness. I like to appreciate the people around me and find happiness through them.

What do you look forward to this year?

Daniel: I hope to explore new projects and roles na di ko pa nagagawa. I also hope to be able to perform my music again to a live audience.

Kathryn: For 2023, I just want to continue learning new things. I just finished 2 Good 2 Be True but I feel like there's still a lot to be explored for me to improve my craft in acting, and I'm looking forward to trying new things that will challenge me. Second is to protect my peace. As much as possible, I choose my battles and find a way to protect that inner peace.

Do you have things you wish to improve professionally or with the businesses you may have off-camera?

Daniel: Career-wise, I want to do a series of new projects, new stories na di ko pa nagagawa, teleserye soon again after 2 Good 2 Be True and of course a good movie to watch out for ng mga fans and supporters namin. For my music, I want to perform again not virtually but with face-to-face audience.

Kathryn: Yes, always. As an actress, I constantly try new things that will challenge me. Even things that scare me! Gusto ko yung nachachallenge ako pero at the same time naeenjoy ko. I want to find a healthy balance as well when it comes to my work and personal life. Ayaw ko yung naooverwork ako, pero ayoko din na nag oover rest. So I'm trying to find that balance that works for me.

What are your couple goals this 2023 that your fans can look forward to?

Daniel: To continue saving up for my future and to do beautiful projects para sa mga loyal supporters namin ni Kath.

Kathryn: We have a lot of things lined up ni DJ for this year, pero ayaw namin na malimit na lagi kaming magkakasama sa isang project. We support each other's growth and we respect each other. Kahit hindi kami magkasama sa projects, I think the most important thing is that we always cheer on each other behind the scenes. 

For Daniel, how do you feel as the newest TNT katropa?

Daniel: I’m happy and grateful to TNT family dahil kami ni Kathryn ay katropa na.

For Kathryn, what are your tips for those who want to keep their saya going?

Kathryn: Try to find joy even in the smallest ways. I always do this, too. I appreciate the little things in life—playing with my dogs, reading a book, even watching videos during my spare time. With TNT, there are a lot of promos for subscribers, like Double Giga+ 50. These offers are affordable and flexible and will give you small doses of entertainment na important din to have in our life, plus getting updated about what's happening around us, or chatting with our friends online. 

What’s your message to all the KathNiel followers who have supported you all these years?

Daniel: Suportahan po natin ang TNT, and subscribe po sa aming mga campaigns na gagawin namin!

Kathryn: Never-ending thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Wala na kaming mahiling na anything from them kasi they've always been there supporting us sa mga projects namin ni DJ from the start. Like yung '2Good2BeTrue'', sobrang saya namin kasi minahal siya ng mga fans namin at forever kaming magiging grateful doon. They make everything worthwhile.

(TNT subscribers and fans can surely get their saya going with their daily dose of Kathniel using Doble GIGA+50 offers. Subscribers may register to Doble GIGA+ 50 offers via the GigaLife App or mobile wallets, by dialing *123#, or by heading to the nearest sari-sari store. To know more, visit https://tntph.com/Pages/doblegigaplus.)

MTRCB, VIVA Ink Agreement to Partner on 'Responsableng Panonood'

BEARING the same goal of promoting age-appropriate content which leads to the moral upliftment of the Filipino people, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), and Vivamax, Inc. (Viva) a media and entertainment company and provider of Video-on-Demand (VOD) streaming services, have formalized their partnership to promote Responsableng Panonood (Responsible Viewership) to Filipino viewers through the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on 27 January 2023, in Quezon City.

Under the MOA, both parties agree to jointly carry out programs and activities that aid in the protection of the viewing public, Viva commits to practicing responsible self-regulation by ensuring sufficient age-rating advisory on its VOD content, as well as continuing its parental control feature for subscribers within its web applications.

MTRCB on its part commits to collaborate with Viva Inc. to help calibrate the latter’s rating classification for its films, advertising, and marketing materials. Most importantly, with the consumer’s well-being in mind, both parties agree to resolve any content-related concerns raised by the public in an amicable manner.

“The partnership that is forged through this MOA is rooted in our shared concern for the Filipino viewing public. As it has done in the past, the Board allows the industry to thrive through the practice of responsible self-regulation while ensuring that each Filipino household shall have access to a safe and comfortable viewing experience. My sincere thanks to Vivamax Inc. President Vincent del Rosario and his team for making history as the first Filipino-owned andoperated VOD to partner with MTRCB to promote Responsableng Panonood.” MTRCB Chair Lala shared in her speech during the MOA signing ceremony.

‘I Want To Be Here’: KonsultaMD, Kiana Valenciano Launch Song To Raise Mental Health Awareness

TELEMEDICINE service leader KonsultaMD has teamed up with some of the country's hottest artists Kiana Valenciano, DJ Nix Damn P, and Curtismith, to raise mental health awareness through music.


KonsultaMD launched the song "I Want To Be Here,” co-written by Kiana and her friend Nieman in Los Angeles, as a powerful reminder that nobody is alone in facing struggles and that help is always available.


The collaboration is a continuation of KonsultaMD's mental health awareness campaign, which started with the successful Be Kind To Your Mind concert in 2021.


KonsultaMD is determined to make an even bigger impact this year, and found the perfect match with Kiana as they share the same goal: to educate and inform individuals about mental health and connect to people who are struggling with it. 

Kiana Valenciano

"We believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. We are proud to work with such talented and dedicated artists committed to making a difference.  Together, we can break the stigma and raise awareness on mental health through the power of music,” said Cholo Tagaysay, CEO of KonsultaMD.

With video and chat options for mental health consultations, KonsultaMD is making it easier than ever to access mental health support. And now, with the release of "I Want To Be Here," the brand hopes to reach even more people with its message of hope and support.


Meanwhile, as an advocate of mental health awareness, Valenciano is more than happy to be working on this project, sharing that it was something she wished was already around when she was growing up.

She expressed hopes that people would be able to relate to the song and feel seen and heard, despite the noise of the world around them.


“We are really, really looking forward to sharing this song with you guys, and I think a lot of you are gonna be able to relate, and I hope you know that it’s okay, whatever you’re going through,” she said.

Curtismith & Kiana


The Making of "I Want To Be Here" was a unique experience for the team. The biggest challenge was the distance, with Valenciano in the United States while the rest were in the Philippines. But 15 tracks and a couple of brainstorming sessions later, they finally found the perfect beat that hits right in the feels.


"I Want To Be Here" can be streamed on Spotify via this link, https://open.spotify.com/album/3Ey6P6x7ELs7DjIuuhtGsB?si=ToT3gMrYRoeD9DZz_wyiYg, and other music streaming platforms. Watch the official music video on FB via  https://fb.watch/ijg20VYmDo/ and on YouTube via this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24CzvN3lw1k.


KonsultaMD encourages everyone to stream the song and share it with their friends and family to help raise awareness for mental health. Anyone struggling with mental health may reach out to KonsultaMD by visiting https://konsulta.md  or downloading the app on the App Store or Google Play.


Globe has taken up the advocacy of mental health awareness since 2010 when its impact started to be felt among the youth. 

Friday, January 27, 2023



WARNER Bros. Pictures has revealed the teaser poster of the highly awaited comedy “Barbie” from the Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig.  In 6 months, get ready for Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in “Barbie” -- only in cinemas July 19.

About “Barbie”


Since the beginning of time, since the first little girl ever existed, there have been…dolls.  But the dolls were always and forever baby dolls.  Until… “Barbie.”


Directed by Greta Gerwig (“Little Women,” “Ladybird”), “Barbie” is written by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”).  


Joining Robbie and Gosling in the cast are Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Ncuti Gatwa, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Michael Cera, Emma Mackey, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Emerald Fennell, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Connor Swindells, Ritu Arya, Jamie Demetriou and Marisa Abela.

Watch the film’s trailer below: 



Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #BarbieTheMovie

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Senator Imee Marcos’ 'Kumustahan With Young Farmers'

SENATOR Imee Marcos closes her vlog series for the month of January 2023 with a two-part special streaming for free on her official YouTube channel featuring two of the sectors that are very dear to heart – farmers and the youth.

Today, January 27 (Friday) and 28 (Saturday), the tireless lawmaker will show the highlights of her recent visit to Candaba, Pampanga where she bonded with millennial farmers at the Candaba Trade Center in an event aptly called 'Kumustahan With Young Famers'.

Super Ate Imee engaged the farmer-entrepreneurs in a dialogue where they discussed the issues and concerns affecting the country’s agriculture industry. 

The young farmers also flexed their different products to Imee’s delight – from a wide array of veggies to onions, duck eggs, and lettuce to a one-of-a-kind and uniquely Pinoy Malunggay ice cream, which became an instant favorite of the Senator. 

Join Senator Imee and the young agriculturists of Pampanga in this unique and enlightening farming experience and subscribe to  https://www.youtube.com/c/ImeeMarcosOfficial/featured 

Join Globe, NYMA, and Stages for a Night to Remember with Christian Bautista's 20th Anniversary Concert

GET ready to swoon, Christian Bautista fans! In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Asia’s romantic balladeer in the industry, Globe, in collaboration with NYMA and Stages, presents “The Way You Look At Me,” an anniversary concert that promises to bring you an unforgettable experience.

Expect a magical night at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater on January 28, 2023, as Christian serenades you with his soulful yet powerful voice. 

This beloved singer, actor, host, and model has captured the hearts of fans not only in the Philippines but also in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. With hits like "The Way You Look at Me," "Colour Everywhere," and "Hands to Heaven," Christian has cemented his place as an OPM legend.


"Globe is a proud supporter of the local music scene. We are always looking for opportunities to partner with live events that showcase the immense talent of Filipino artists. We are happy to celebrate this special concert which marks an important milestone for Christian Bautista," said Pia Gonzalez-Colby, Marketing Head at Globe. 

Don't miss out on “The Way You Look at Me,” presented by Globe, in collaboration with NYMA and Stages. Tickets are on sale now at the following prices: Palladium-P4,635, Platinum-P4,120, Gold-P3,502, Silver-P3,090, Bronze-P2,678, and General Admission-P2,266.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Grand Finale of Prime Video’s Filipino Hit Reality Competition Show 'Drag Den with Manila Luzon' Grand Coronation Night All Set for January 26


SINGAPORE—January 24, 2023— After seven episodes, Prime Video’s hit Filipino reality competition show Drag Den with Manila Luzon has shown that it is never one to hold back when it comes to fashion statements, unique looks, and costumes.

The show is upping the ante with a breathtaking finale concert and a fabulous grand coronation night this Thursday. Drag Den with Manila Luzon season’s finale will be available on Prime Video in the Philippines at 7 pm PHT on January 26. 

No less than “Drag Lord” Manila Luzon is set to host the event that will see the top three contestants— NAIA, Shewarma, Maria Cristina compete for the title of “Drag Supreme”. Cheering on the side are other members of the “Drag Cartel” — OA, Aries Night, Barbie-Q, Pura Luka Vega, Lady Gagita with “Drag Dealer” Nicole Cordoves, and “Drag Runner” Sassa Gurl.

Series creator and director Rod Singh could not express her gratitude enough for fans of Drag Den with Manila Luzon. “For an inaugural season of a new show with a unique format, their level of support was way beyond our expectations. Aside from watching the show on Prime Video, these fans also watch our viewing parties. They send tips and gifts to our queens,” said Rod Singh.

Singh also attributes the success of Drag Den with Manila Luzon to its presenter, Manila Luzon, who also served as executive producer. “Having Manila as our ‘Drag Lord’ is a blessing. She came when I almost gave up my dream of creating the show. She is very collaborative and I am very grateful that she also trusted me. It’s a relief to have a host like her because aside from her dedication to sharing her platform with Filipino Drag Queens, she is also very passionate about promoting our show,” Singh added, while noting that there have been viewing parties in New York and West Hollywood because of Manila Luzon and fans from around the world are very excited they can stream the show on Prime Video.

Produced by CS Studios, Singh and Antoinette Jadaone of Project 8 Projects, the exciting finale of Drag Den with Manila Luzon drops on January 26, 7 pm PHT, only on Prime Video.

For more updates on Drag Den with Manila Luzon, follow Prime Video on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Youtube. Stream anywhere, anytime at primevideo.com or download the Prime Video app on Google Play, Apple Store, and Microsoft

Friday, January 20, 2023


SOMETHING good is about to happen this 2023!
NET25 levels up its TV fare for 2023 with the launching of its latest sitcom, "Good Will," ang bagong hangout na super chill!!!
More than the laughs and kilig vibes, the show also offers meaningful insights and valuable life lessons as it tackles issues and other life-changing dilemmas relevant to today's millennial generation. 

 Kat Galang,  Devon Seron, David Chua, 
Raymond Bagatsing & Smokey Manaloto 

"Good Will" revolves around its main character, Lloyd Patawad, the rich, rebellious wayward son hellbent on chasing his rock-star dreams. Like most youngsters, he feels entitled and gets away with everything—well, almost—including his tangled and sordid affairs.
But his bad boy image is bound to get a makeover once he learns that he's destined to inherit his mom's sizeable fortune—including a resort, aptly named Good Will. 

 David Chua

As it turns out, he only gets his fair share from his mom's will as soon as he completes a set of challenges which test his mettle and fortitude, and which eventually transform his life for the better.
In the course of his journey, he encounters the odd mix of characters who run the resort, including the hard-to-get and snooty Sarah (Devon Seron), who will eventually have her change of heart as she gets to know her chinito antagonist.

Devon Seron
Starring globally acclaimed award-winning actor Raymond Bagatsing, "Good Will" also features renowned comedians Smokey Manaloto, Kat Galang, Ryan Rems and James Caraan, and proudly introduces in his very first starring role, the new "Oppa ng Bayan" David Chua, whose last TV appearances include GMA-7's 'Mano Po Legacy: The Family Fortune' and ABS-CBN's 'Love Thy Woman.' 

Raymond Bagatsing
As Lloyd Patawad, David hopes to break new ground with his foray in comedy.
The sitcom also marks Devon's much-awaited TV comeback, and also features the participation of model-turned-actress Marina Benipayo. 

Marina Benipayo
Produced by ALV Productions, Viktory 8 Media and Dark Carnival Productions, “Good Will” is directed by Ian Loreños, with story concept/creative producers David Chua, Joma Labayen and Ian Loreños, headwriter Joma Labayen, and writers Don Santella, Kiko Abrillo, Aica Ganhinhin, and Motec Migallen. Original music by Edil Luyon.

James Caraan
If there's a will, there's a way. And with "Good Will," it's laughter, kilig feels and good vibes all the way!

"Good Will" premieres on NET25 on January 22, right before the show "Korina Interviews".

Mark your calendars and save the date!!!