Thursday, March 30, 2023

Anton Paras Drops New Single ‘Binabalewala,’ A Relatable Song For Hopeless Romantics

SINGER-SONGWRITER Anton Paras makes strides in his singing career as he releases his second self-penned song ‘Binabalewala’ under AltG Records.  

He composed and wrote the song in mid-2021 about people who make a lot of effort to show their feelings towards their object of affection but to no avail. Anton wanted to write a relatable song, so he wrote this for hopeless romantics.

“Gusto ko po makagawa ng song na marami po talagang makaka-relate kahit anong age po sila. Then ‘Binabalewala po’ ‘yung title kasi ‘yung story po ng song is may guy na tina-try po niyang ipakita ‘yung efforts niya sa girl pero hindi po siya pinapansin kahit anong gawin niya. Tapos doon po papasok ‘yung title na Binabalewala," shares Anton.  

“Super na-excite po talaga ako nung nalaman ko na mag-rerelease po ako ng kanta. Sinabi ko po agad kay Sir Pau Agudelo na gusto ko po itong i-record agad kasi ‘yung ‘Binabalewala’ po ‘yung favorite song ko so far sa mga na-compose ko,” he adds.

He also sends a message to all hopeless romantics, “Lagi naman pong may failure. ‘Wag na lang po masyadong dibdibin ang heartbreaks and move on to the next kasi sabi nga po nila ‘There’s a lot of fish in the sea.’”

As a multi-talented artist, Anton continues to explore different song genres, “Gusto ko po maipakita na I can do a lot of genres, na hindi lang po ako pang R&B Ballads. Gusto ko po ma-showcase ‘yung versatility ng voice ko.”

When Anton was still young, he sang songs by The Beatles, Eric Clapton and other old songs.  Until he liked R&B Pop songs of Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber.

During his High School days, he became an 'old soul' because he love to listen to Usher, Boz II Men, Chris Brown, which really had a big impact on his performance.

Anton also admitted that his friends can't believe that he is a certified GMA Artist and releasing a second single under GMA Music after 'All I Need'.

The up-and-coming musician has been noticed for his various OPM and foreign song covers online. His favorite is his version of 'Home' by Michael Buble and 'Pagsamo' by Arthur Nery.  He also released a self-composed acoustic track titled 'Aking Sinta' with a thrilling music video.

His family of singers is also super proud because he is now in the showbiz industry. Even he couldn't believe that his dream of being known as a legit singer was coming true.

"Kaya thankful ako kay God at sa GMA dahil binigyan nila ako ng opportunity to show my talent.  Ang palagi kong iniisip na I have to give my 101 percent para ipakita sa GMA at sa lahat na magaling akong singer and I have what it takes to join the music industry," Anton says.

Don’t miss out on Anton Paras’ ‘Binabalewala,’ which will be available on all digital streaming platforms worldwide on March 31. 

And if you want to hear Anton performs live, catch him tomorrow at Pit88 Restobar in Marikina City for his show 'Friday Night's The Night', along with other GMA artists Matt Lozano, Mariane Osabel , Abby Clutario, Janine Tenoso and Wickermoss.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Celebrities Can't Stop Gushing Over HONOR X8a's Ultra-Clear Camera

DSLR-like Camera in a phone for as low as Php 10,990? Yes, please! HONOR X8a continues to amaze users at every turn, and our HONOR fans cannot stop going on about the affordable smartphone’s 100MP Ultra-Clear Camera! Take a look at some of the shots taken by our HONOR stars using HONOR X8a – which, by the way, is already available nationwide via HONOR Kiosks and Partner Stores.


HONOR Stars Khalil Ramos, Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz, and Sanya Lopez

capturing their shots using HONOR X8a

“We are thankful for the support of our HONOR fans for HONOR X8a. Ever since its launch, we have received countless queries about the smartphone’s Camera system, and it’s nice to see our HONOR stars vouch for HONOR X8a by showcasing their high-quality, DSLR-like shots using the phone,” says Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.

Scenery Shots using HONOR X8a

Thanks to its 100MP Main Rear Camera, natural phenomena are easily captured with much clarity and vividness using HONOR X8a. You would not have to worry about bringing your big camera lenses to your summer trips this year, you can easily snap high-quality scenery photos on-the-go! See how HONOR stars Khalil Ramos and Kate Pua were able to catch the Golden Hour using HONOR X8a:


Photos from HONOR Stars Khalil Ramos (Left) and Kate Pua (Right)

HONOR X8a’s Powerful Macro Camera

How far can you zoom in on your photo without its quality getting compromised? Let these snaps from Khalil Ramos speak for the quality of photos using HONOR X8a’s Macro Camera System. Talk about high definition!


HONOR Star Khalil Ramos showcasing his Macro Shots using HONOR X8a’s 100MP Ultra Camera

High-definition Selfies with HONOR X8a

Nothing more exciting than having your selfies match the quality of your Rear Camera shots. Check out these selfies taken by HONOR stars Ashley Ortega, Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz, and Khalil Ramos using both the 100MP Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera.


HONOR Stars Ashley Ortega, Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz, and Khalil Ramos with their HD selfies using HONOR X8a’s 16MP Front Camera

Snap away with HONOR X8a all day, all night

Simply put, HONOR X8a is absolutely perfect for on-the-go users who like to capture moments 24/7. The smartphone’s camera technology can adapt to different natural lighting settings to give you the perfect, high definition shots. Give these photos from Digital Creators Oliver Sullano and Apple David a look – how perfect are these day and night shots?


Portrait Photos from HONOR Stars Oliver Sullano and Apple David

Pricing and Availability

HONOR X8a, priced at Php 10,990, comes in three majestic colors: Cyan Lake, Titanium Silver, and Midnight Black. Buyers may now run to the nearest HONOR kiosks and partner dealer stores, or buy via our Partner Online Stores –  Lazada (, Shopee (, and Tiktok Shop (

HONOR fans can also avail the HONOR X8a via Home Credit for as low as Php 1,332 per month and on a 0% interest installment payment.

For more information and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: (

‘I Want To Be Here’ of KonsultaMD and Kiana V, New Mental Health Anthem for the Youth

“I Want To Be Here,” a song made through a collaboration between leading telehealth service KonsultaMD and some of the country’s hottest artists, Kiana V, Nix Damn P, and Curtismith, is fast gaining popularity as a mental health anthem for the younger generation.


The song aims to motivate individuals to voice out their mental health concerns and seek support. It is a powerful reminder that no one has to face their struggles alone, and there are always resources available for those in need.


Since its launch, “I Want To Be Here” has garnered significant public interest and has hit mainstream media, with numerous radio pickups and local DJs including it in their setlists in clubs around the metro. The heartfelt message of this music piece has earned high praise, with many people saying that it has helped them express how they feel.

During the song's first week of release, Kiana V was invited to perform it live on the popular Wish Bus of Wish FM 107.5, which helped increase its exposure.


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


"Music has a unique ability to connect with people and communicate powerful messages," said Cholo Tagaysay, KonsultaMD's Chief Executive Officer. "We believe that “I Want To Be Here” is more than just a song - it's a powerful tool to raise awareness and support for mental health. We hope that it will inspire people to prioritize their mental health and seek help when they need it.”


In less than a month, the song has amassed over 20,000 audio streams on Spotify and Apple Music. It continues to pick up steam, especially on TikTok, where the #IWantToBeHere dance challenge is growing in popularity. This dance challenge aims to further spread awareness by asking the audience to express how they feel through dance and music. 


“I Want To Be Here” is now live on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.


KonsultaMD encourages everyone to stream the song and share it with their friends and family to help promote understanding and support for mental health. Anyone struggling with mental health may reach out to KonsultaMD by visiting or downloading the app on the App Store or Google Play.


For more information about KonsultaMD, visit its social media accounts at,, and

Caption: KonsultaMD’s telehealth song “I Want To Be Here,” a collaboration among some of the country’s hottest artists Kiana V, Nix Damn P, and Curtismith, is fast gaining popularity as a mental health anthem for the younger generation. 

Friday, March 17, 2023

HONOR X8a: Most Affordable 100MP Ultra-Clear Camera, Launched at Php 10,990 Only

GLOBAL technology brand HONOR today announced the launch of the HONOR X8a in the Philippines. As the latest addition to HONOR’s X Series line-up, the HONOR X8a is a reliable all-rounder, featuring an eye-catching design, a large display offering superb visual quality, and robust photographic capabilities, all available at an affordable price point.

The HONOR X8a will be available in the country at Php 10,990 with FREE HONOR Gift Earbuds worth Php 1,590 when you buy during pre-order from March 14 to 24, 2023.

“Our newest phone is perfect for the style conscious shoppers. The new HONOR X8a offers a very elegant edgeless display that is really nice to grip. To top it, its ultra-clear 100 MP camera captures DSLR-like photos which is great if you are into photography. All these and more for only Php 10,990,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.

Immersive Display Technology, Packed in a Stylish Device

A delight to carry around, the HONOR X8a is slim and lightweight, measuring just 7.48mm and 179g, making daily tasks a breeze while on the go. The device’s clean flat-edge design and smooth shimmering coating on the back panel gives the HONOR X8a a chic look while delivering a secure and comfortable grip, offering the perfect balance between form and function.

The HONOR X8a allows users to view and enjoy content on a large screen thanks to its 6.7-inch HONOR FullView Display with a superior screen-to-body ratio of 93.6%. Equipped with HONOR Display Color Calibration technology which tunes color temperature frame by frame, the HONOR X8a further elevates users’ viewing experience with true-to-life colors. Certified by TÜV Rheinland, the device is also packed with low blue light technology to reduce harmful blue light, ideal for those who spend long hours for visual entertainment use. Featuring a screen refresh rate of up to 90Hz, the HONOR X8a can display more frames per second for smoother visuals to meet users’ daily use.

Powerful Camera System Delivers Stunning Shots, Everytime

The HONOR X8a boasts a 100MP triple rear camera system, the highest megapixel count ever on the X Series. Comprising a 100MP Main Camera, a 5MP Wide & Depth Camera and a Macro Camera, the HONOR X8a can capture high-definition images in vivid clarity, even when shooting complex scenes. The HONOR X8a also features a 16MP Front Camera to ensure users can capture spectacular, high-definition selfies.

Paired with industry level artificial intelligence (AI) technology which optimizes images, the HONOR X8a enables users to take striking clear photos with greater ease in over 20 scenarios.  

Advanced Hardware and Software Solutions for a Smooth User Experience

The HONOR X8a is equipped with a 4500mAh battery to support a full day of uninterrupted use. On a single charge, the HONOR X8a delivers up to 13 hours of music streaming, 13.5 hours of video playback, 11 hours of short clip browsing, or 16 hours of social media exploring, keeping users online and entertained at all times.

In addition, the device runs on the Android 12-based Magic UI 6.1, which offers a whole host of smart features including HONOR Share for speedy file transfers across devices, helping users to boost productivity.

Pricing and Availability

Designed for fashion-forward trendsetters, the HONOR X8a is available in three stunning colors: all-new Cyan Lake, dazzling Titanium Silver, and classic Midnight Black. From March 14 to 24, the HONOR X8a will be available for pre-order for only Php 10,990 with FREE  HONOR Earbuds worth Php 1,590 via all HONOR kiosks and partner online stores –  Lazada (, Shopee (, and Tiktok Shop (

HONOR fans can also avail the HONOR X8a via Home Credit for as low as Php 1,332 per month and on a 0% interest installment payment.

For more information and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: (

Monday, March 13, 2023


MANILA, March 13, 2023 -- Days after its sensational premiere at the SXSW Festival where it captivated fans and critics, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will have a two-day special sneak previews in cinemas nationwide this coming Monday & Tuesday, March 20 & 21. 

Check out your favorite theaters for the screening schedule and admission prices.


Catch these sneaks and be among the first in the world to see Dungeons & Dragons which will open in the US on March 31st yet.  In the Philippines, it opens wide two days earlier on March 29.


[Watch the film’s Final Trailer below]   

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.  Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.


Directed by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Game Night), the film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant.


Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves currently as a 100% Fresh Rating at the review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes.

In its review of the film, Variety writes “Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Regé-Jean Page rule in an adventure that turns pop-fantasy derivativeness into its own form of fun.  Dungeons & Dragons should be a major hit, because it knows how to tap into our nostalgia — not just for a game, but for the entire fantasy culture it helped to spawn. It’s the movie itself that’s role-playing.


The Hollywood Reporter, for its part, writes “[T]he highly anticipated Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves exceeded expectations. The [filmmakers] have created an adaptation that will appeal to the nostalgic side of existing fans and entertain those whose eyes glaze over at the mention of Dungeon Masters, bards or druids.


Meanwhile, Mashable raves, “Dungeons & Dragons is the kind of epic fun fans have been waiting for.  Throughout the film, there are moments of life-or-death stakes and even jolting jump scares. But this bounce, this sense of play, helps keep things light and fun so that [the film] might be enjoyed by grown-ups and kids alike.

Finally, The Austin Chronicle admires, “[T]his is D&D, where high weirdness, magical beasts, and terrible, world-ending conspiracies are an everyday matter. Yes, there's an overarching plot, but the path to the end is through a series of encounters, each their own quest.  Each plays out as a glorious set piece - some funny, some clever, some action-packed, some thrilling, and never boring - all executed with the frenetic, giddy energy.


Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is distributed in the Philippines by Paramount Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Connect with #DnDMovie and tag @paramountpicsph


Photo & Video Credit: “Paramount Pictures International”