Friday, October 20, 2023
Thursday, October 19, 2023
IN a study conducted on the customs of people around the world, it appears that their greatest pleasure is being able to play in the snow, or to paddle in the sea, if they can't take a bath at the beach.
Snow is in winter, a trip to the sea is in summer. Two different times, and those two never coincided.
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
LET'S admit it: many of us get a gush of excitement and energy whenever we hear the words, "Uy may chika ako."
There’s just a ‘Marites’ in every one of us, craving the juiciest online gossip or “chismis” and can't afford to miss out on the talk of the town.
Such is the case in the latest video of online celebrity Mimiyuuuh for TNT, the mobile value brand of Smart. In the TVC, Mimiyuuuh is seen scrolling her social media feed in the middle of the night when she encounters an unexpected guest who resembles the Japanese ghost Sadako. Mimiyuuuh eventually discovers that the girl only turned pale and ghastly from her immense craving for chismis.
Watch the hilarious video below:
Keep the chismis alive with TNT’s affordable FB+Chat 50 offer
To boost everyone's chismis radar on the latest online happenings and keep subscribers energized, TNT recently unveiled FB+Chat 50, a 7-day data-packed offer that gives subscribers easy access to Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
Available for only P50, FB+Chat 50 comes with 3.5 GB valid for 7 days – enough to sustain and enjoy your chismis fix for the whole week using the Philippines’ fastest and best mobile network as awarded by Ookla for 3 consecutive quarters.
With FB+Chat50, TNT subscribers won’t have any reason to miss out on the latest online trends, celebrity news, and social media buzz, or be left out when your friends start chatting about the hottest topics of the day without hurting your wallet.
TNT subscribers can also share hilarious and juicy posts on Facebook and Instagram, tag their friends, and chime into chismis discussions in their social circles on Messenger or WhatsApp.
"Sharing the latest online buzz has become a way for many Filipinos to bond and stay connected to friends and loved ones. With TNT FB+ CHAT 50, our subscribers now have an affordable option to keep abreast with everyone's updates, powered by the Philippines'; fastest and best mobile network," said Lloyd R. Manaloto, FVP and Head of Prepaid and Content at Smart.
TNT subscribers can conveniently register to FB+Chat 50 via the Smart App, which is downloadable on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei Mobile Services.
Customers may also avail of the offer by simply dialing *123#; by heading to the nearest sari-sari store; or by purchasing via their favorite mobile wallet apps and through Facebook Upsell and Facebook Mobile center.
TNT is powered by Smart, the Philippines’ Fastest and Best Mobile Network as recognized by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.
Smart is the first and only Philippine mobile operator to earn this prestigious and rare citation for three consecutive reporting periods by Ookla —Q1-Q2 2022, Q3-Q4 2022, and Q1-Q2 2023.
To learn more about TNT’s FB+Chat 50, visit https://tntph.com/Pages/fbchat50.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
LATEST BIG-SCREEN PHENOMENAL TANDEM OF ALDEN RICHARDS AND JULIA MONTES IN “FIVE BREAKUPS AND A ROMANCE” POISED TO SMASH BOX-OFFICE RECORDS
PHILIPPINES’ primetime “bidas” Alden Richards’ and Julia Montes’ highly-anticipated big screen event “Five Breakups and A Romance” is set to exceed estimates and continue to break the local movie industry's slump when it opens in local cinemas nationwide on October 18.
“Five Breakups and A Romance” is directed by Irene Villamor (also known for her work in "Meet Me in St. Gallen" that won the Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress awards at FACINE, "Sid and Aya" and "Camp Sawi").
The very first collaboration between GMA Pictures, Cornerstone Studios, MYRIAD Corporation, Alden’s multimedia company and distributed by Axinite Digicinema, the film also marks the first team up of Richards and Montes for the big screen.
An endearing romantic love story, “Five Breakups and A Romance” is a modern love story between Lance (Richards), a carefree fellow and Justine (Montes), career-centric woman, as they navigate to find the ideal midpoint between love and career.
The film treads on the complexities of relationships in today’s fast changing landscape, but when the unexpected comes, will Lance and Justine choose love over career? Will they choose the present over the future? How many times do they have to let go in order to find a way back into each other’s lives?
The unconventional pairing of the lead actors in the movie also pushes their talents tackling fresh characters and more mature roles as they deal with scenes (as teased on the trailer) they’ve never done on the big screen before.
Watch the trailer below:
It's a date on October 18 only at the cinemas when “Five Breakups and A Romance” opens in cinemas nationwide.
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
MANILA, Philippines - TV5’s 'Spingo' is undoubtedly making its mark as the newest craze to transform TV viewing across the country as the interactive game show continues to give out big prizes to both studio contestants and home players every day.
To date, 'Spingo' has given away over P3 Million since the show premiered last month.
More studio players are also becoming big winners, including Alex Calleja with P910,000, Tuesday Vargas with P411,000, cosplayer Resty Siarez with P852,000, and E-gamer Trisha with P510,000.
With its interactive feature, 'Spingo allows' home viewers to win by playing the game on the Spingo app while watching the show.
Five (5) home players have already hit the blackout jackpot and took part in the grand prize of P100,000 per day, including Richard Mabua Rafols of Manila and Ma. Reyna Ocampo of Marikina who recently came to the TV5 studio for a meet and greet with the hosts.
Non-winners are also given another chance to win as Spingo picks 50 daily winners of P1,000 each – totaling over P1 Million given away to home players.
With the tandem of 'Heneral ng Papremyo' John Arcilla and Spingorgeous Girl Sam Coloso giving the game show a refreshing and energizing vibe, Spingo’s popularity is fast spreading, as shown in the show’s growing viewership ratings.
According to Nielsen’s NUTAM data, Spingo’s October 4 episode hit an all-time high of 2.03%, inspiring TV5 to go all-out in giving away bigger prizes to its expanding Kapatid audiences across the country. Spingo’s interactive app is also hitting the numbers with over 100,000 downloads on the Google Play Store. The app is bound to recruit more Spingo home players as it becomes available for iOS users soon.
Join the newest craze and tune in to Spingo every 5:30 PM, Monday to Friday, only on TV5.
EXPECT more groundbreaking performances from award-winning actor and Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo, as he renews his ties with GMA Network today, October 10.
As part of the celebration for his 20th anniversary as a Kapuso, Dennis inked a contract anew with the Network. Signing for GMA were Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong, and Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable. Representing Aguila Entertainment was its Talent Manager and CEO, Ms. Katrina Aguila.
|Felipe S. Yalong, Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Dennis Trillo, |
Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, Lilybeth G. Rasonable and Katrina Aguila
Also present in the event were GMA Network's Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angela Javier Cruz, Vice President for Business Development Department I Cheryl Ching-Sy, Vice President for Business Development Department II Janine Piad-Nacar, Consultant for Business Development Department III Darling de Jesus-Bodegon, Vice President for Business Development Department III Gigi Santiago-Lara, Assistant Vice President for Business Development Department II Enri Calaycay, Assistant Vice President for Drama Helen Rose S. Sese, Senior Program Managers Redgynn Alba, Cathy Ochoa-Perez, Edlyn Tallada-Abuel, and Executive Producer Michele Borja.
Dennis admits that he still could not believe all the great things he has accomplished for the past two decades, “Naalala ko ‘yung pakiramdam nung unang pagtungtong ko rito sa GMA. Para kang pumapasok sa bagong teritoryo, bagong tahanan. Hindi mo alam kung anong mangyayari sa career mo. Now, feeling fulfilled ako na na-achieve ko ang mga pangarap ko. Sobrang blessed na hanggang ngayon nandito pa rin ako sa industriya. Hindi ko akalain na tatagal ako ng 20 years kaya napaka-special ng araw at renewal ng contract na ito.”
Atty. Gozon also highlights the successful career of Dennis as a Kapuso, “Tayo ay nagagalak na pumirma na naman sa atin ang Drama King. In all of the 20 years na nasa atin si Dennis as an exclusive talent, wala akong nabalitaang problema na ibinigay niya sa amin. Kaya pinagpapala si Dennis at halos lahat ng programang kanyang ginawa ay matataas ang ratings.”
Meanwhile, Duavit expresses his gratitude for the bankable leading man, “There have been so many good experiences and memories. We’re just very happy and there will be more years to come. Nakakataba ng puso, nakakatuwa, at nagpapasalamat kami kay Dennis sa husay at tiwala niya.”
Moreover, Yalong guarantees the audience that there will be more exciting projects for Dennis soon, “Ever since he joined, he never left the Kapuso Network. We’re so proud of him. He has achieved so many milestones in his career and everything was done in GMA. So, we’re grateful and happy that he will be with the Kapuso Network in the coming years.”
Rasonable, on the other hand, reveals that the Entertainment Group is always challenged to create out-of-the-box characters fit for the Kapuso Drama King, “He’s very capable and actually kami ang nacha-challenge na isipan ng roles si Dennis kasi he really performs to the best of his abilities and nagagampanan niya beyond our expectations. That’s why we want to give the roles that he deserves because napakahusay talaga niya.”
Dennis is indeed one of the biggest names in Philippine showbiz. He brings characters to life with utmost authenticity and as a testament to his superior talent, the actor has earned several recognitions.
Through the years, Dennis has proven his magnetic charisma, unmatched excellence, and innate passion to his craft. No wonder why he never failed to capture the audiences’ hearts and will shine even brighter as he continues his journey as a Kapuso!
Saturday, October 7, 2023
ARJO ATAYDE NOMINATED AT THE 2023 ASIA CONTENT & GLOBAL OTT AWARDS, HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH ASIAN HEAVYWEIGHT ACTORS
ONCE again, internationally acclaimed actor and Quezon City Representative Arjo Atayde proved his exceptional talent with his performance on ABS-CBN International Production’s and Nathan Studios Inc.’s Cattleya Killer.
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
PHILIPPINE media giant GMA Network continues to champion Filipino talent on the global stage, emerging as National Winners across various categories at the 2023 Asian Academy Creative Awards.
Taking home back-to-back National awards is GMA Integrated News’ flagship newscast 24 Oras, which won in the Best Documentary Series and Best News / Current Affairs Programme or Series categories.
Anchored by Mel Tiangco, Emil Sumangil and Vicky Morales, 24 Oras is set to represent the Philippines in the Best Documentary Series category for its “Climate Change series (Banta ng Nagbabagong Klima).” The special report series presented by GMA Integrated News’ roster of award-winning reporters pushed the conversation on climate change in the national agenda. The series not only shone a spotlight on the palpable impact of extreme weather conditions on ordinary Filipinos, but also showcased tales of resilience and innovation in adapting to the threat of climate change.
24 Oras will also represent the country in the Best News / Current Affairs Programme or Series category, for its Typhoon Doksuri (Supertyphoon Egay) coverage. In 2021, 24 Oras was declared the Grand Winner in the same category.
Set to raise the Philippine flag once more is multi-platform leader and multi-awarded public Affairs program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS), winning the Best Infotainment Programme for “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho Original, TITIKMAN.” Host Jessica Soho, together with GMA artists and popular food vloggers explored the latest food trends from various regions across the country. This is the 5th time that KMJS was named the National Winner for the said category.
For covering South Korea’s Itaewon Tragedy, GMA Public Affairs’ daily news magazine show Dapat Alam Mo! emerged as the National Winner in the Best Single News Story category. Host Kim Atienza gave a firsthand account of the stampede that happened in Itaewon on Halloween weekend. Atienza and his team were in Korea to shoot for the show’s first anniversary but arrived in Itaewon just when the crowd crush was happening.
Multi-awarded documentary program The Atom Araullo Specials scores the National Award for Best Documentary Programme for its documentary “Anak.” The winning entry shows Atom Araullo as he explores how hunger in some places in the Philippines forces parents to give up their children.
Winning the National Award for Best Single Drama/Telemovie/Anthology Episode is Tadhana for its “Beautiful Revenge” episode. The award-winning drama anthology by GMA Public Affairs is hosted by Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera.
Elevating Philippine entertainment
From making history, bringing world-class entertainment, and showing Pinoy Pride on a global scale, GMA Network’s groundbreaking live-action adaptation Voltes V: Legacy is representing the Philippines in two categories: the Best Animated Programme or Series (2D OR 3D) and Best Visual or Special FX in TV Series or Feature Film. The series was produced by GMA Network in partnership with Toei Company, Ltd. and Telesuccess Productions Inc. Acclaimed local animators from GMA’s Post Video Graphics and Audio team and Riot Inc. handled the program’s heavy CGI and other visual effects. “Voltes V: Legacy” featured Miguel Tanfelix as Steve Armstrong, Ysabel Ortega as Jamie Robinson, Radson Flores as Mark Gordon, Raphael Landicho as Little Jon Armstrong, and Matt Lozano as Big Bert Armstrong.
Further, GMA Entertainment Group’s groundbreaking TV series, Maria Clara at Ibarra took home the National Award for Best Theme Song. Titled “Babaguhin Ang Buong Mundo,” the song was sung by Asia’s Limitless Star Julie Anne San Jose who also portrayed the role of Maria Clara in the hit series. It was written/arranged by Simon Peter Tan and Rocky Gacho. The series also stars Barbie Forteza as Klay, David Licauco as Fidel, and Dennis Trillo as Ibarra.
As National Winners, these Kapuso shows will represent the Philippines in the Grand Awards and Gala Final on December 7. The AAA’s honors excellence in craft and technical disciplines across multiple platforms including television, digital, mobile, streaming, and any other emerging technologies.