Friday, October 20, 2023

Puregold Channel's 'My Plantito' Now Accessible on YouTube


AS My Plantito, Puregold Channel's second Tiktok series, gains traction and widespread acclaim for its charming boy-love story and captivating narrative of Filipino families and friendships, the retailtainment pioneer makes the series available on YouTube with English subtitles.

 

Starring Kych Minemoto as dreamer and vlogger Charlie, and Michael Ver as his handsome plantito neighbor Miko, the digital series quickly became a hit among audiences nationwide, with its 21 episodes amassing a total of 29.5 million views to date.


Michael Ver & Kych Minemoto

 

On its initial airing, the digital series became an instant fan-favorite, striking a perfect balance of kilig, kwela, and heartwarming moments not only between Charlie and Miko, but also between Charlie and his supportive father, Janong (Chef Ghaello Salva), and between Charlie and his loyal best friend, Bianca (Devi Descartin).


Chef Ghaello Salva


Spurred by this positive development, Puregold is happy to announce that My Plantito may now be viewed on YouTube with English subtitles, making the series more accessible to fans worldwide.

 

"We acknowledge how My Plantito has been warmly received by audiences, and we hear the clamor of the show's fans for more accessibility,” says Ms. Ivy Hayagan-Piegan, Senior Manager for Marketing at Puregold Channel. 


Devi Descartin


“With My Plantito given English subtitles and made available on YouTube, Puregold Channel has simply affirmed its commitment to listen to its viewers’ requests. Now our international followers have the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful and unique love story."

 

In addition to its success in the retail industry, Puregold likewise shines in the realm of retailtainment with its portfolio of memorable digital series, including GVBoysAng Babae sa Likod ng Face MaskAng Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile, and 52 Weeks.


Kych Minemoto & Michael Ver 


Viewers can watch My Plantito with English subtitles on Puregold’s Official YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/@PuregoldChannel. The YouTube cut of the series will run for a total of seven weeks, with the first episode airing last October 7.

 

Do you want FREE entertainment? Subscribe now to Puregold Channel on YouTube. For more updates, like @puregold.shopping on Facebook, follow @puregold_ph on Instagram and Twitter, and @puregoldph on TikTok.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

EXPERIENCE SUMMER AND WINTER AT THE 'SNOW WORLD MANILA'


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.

But using modern technology, Thomas Choong, who also invented the snow machine used by Snow World, tried to combine the two different seasons.

With the latest video technologies, you can visit the beach at any time, and just as the air on the beach is expected if the waves hit the beach, so is the air you will breathe with the new ionizers.


That alone is an experience you won't miss. But if at the same time you can feel small snowflakes falling from the sky, and there is snow all around you, well, that is a wonderful experience and it is now possible inside Snow World Manila.

When Snow World started in Star City, many people said it was impossible because of the hot weather in the Philippines. Also, there have been other winter attractions in the Philippines before, but it's not real snow, it's only crushed ice and sometimes it's just foam. 


Using his innovative invention, real snow was brought inside Star City. The longest man made ice slide has been built inside, a beautiful snow village, a coffee shop, and other attractions have been built along with the snow. 

And now, they included the attraction of summer at the Snow World Manila, and you can visit from Thursday to Sunday, from 2 pm to 10 pm.
 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

'Chismis' Fix: Online Celebrity Mimiyuuuh Gets Real In New Hilarious Video


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

TV5's Interactive Game 'Spingo' Gave P3M Worth of Cash Prizes, Promises More to Come!


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.

Heneral ng Papremyo - John Arcilla

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. 

Sam Coloso, Richard Mabua Rafols & John Arcilla

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.

Sam Coloso, Vince Rodriguez, Ma. Reyna Ocampo, John Arcilla
& Nixon Lim

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.

Celebrating 20 years as a Kapuso: Dennis Trillo Affirms His Loyalty with GMA



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 AlbaCathy Ochoa-PerezEdlyn 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. 

Directed by Dan Villegas from a script by genre master Dodo Dayao, the six-part thriller revolves around the investigation of a series of murders by a serial killer.


Their modus operandi, which includes leaving Cattleya flowers on his victims, eerily mirrors that of an infamous killer believed to have been dead for decades. Atayde plays Anton dela Rosa, the son of the detective who cracked the original case. As the story unfolds, past traumas and buried secrets resurface, casting suspicion on Anton.
 
Beyond local accolades, his performance captivated international award-giving bodies, notably Asia Content Awards & Global OTT Awards and Asian Academy Creative Awards.
 
In the digital age, streaming services have become an integral part of the entertainment landscape. Recognizing this shift, traditional film festivals have evolved to celebrate content made exclusively for platforms like Amazon Prime Video. Emblematic of this transformation is the 2023 Asia Content Awards & Global OTT Awards, slated for October 8 at the Busan Cinema Center in South Korea — a fabulous live event that could also be streamed on YouTube.


This event, colloquially known as ACA & G.OTT, is a grand celebration of achievements spanning TV, OTT, and online platforms worldwide. The Asia Contents Awards, initiated in 2019, has collaborated with the International OTT Festival, an endeavor backed by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Busan Metropolitan City. This alliance rebranded the event as the 2023 Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards.
 
This partnership broadened the event's scope, with a surge in submissions by over 50%, culminating in 215 entries from 18 diverse countries. The award categories, reflecting the multifaceted nature of content today, have expanded from 12 to 17. These encompass competitive awards like the Best Creative Award and Best Lead Actor/Actress, as well as non-competitive ones such as Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
“OTT” stands for “Over-The-Top.” OTT signifies streaming services that relay content straight to viewers using the internet, bypassing traditional mediums like cable or satellite. Prominent OTT platforms in South Korea, like Watcha and Wavve, present a vast array of content on-demand, rendering traditional TV subscriptions obsolete.

Atayde, who serves as the Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Creative Industry and Performing Arts, finds himself in a competitive bracket, vying against heavyweight Asian actors such as South Korea’s Ryu Seung-ryong of the series Moving; China’s Fan Wei of The Long Season; Thailand’s Nat Kitcharit of Delete; and Japan’s Satoh Takeru of First Love and YĆ«ya Yagira of Gannibal. 


Furthermore, Atayde was also recognized by the Asian Academy Creative Awards for his work. He was named the Philippines’ national winner in the Best Actor category, and Cattleya Killer was also a national winner for Best Cinematography and Best Drama Series. As such, Atayde and the show’s team will fly to Singapore this December 7 for the Asian Academy Creative Awards’ grand gala night. This is Atayde's second nomination from the same institution, having previously clinched the Best Actor trophy three years ago for his standout performance on Bag Man.
 
Speaking about the nominations, Atayde expressed, “I'm deeply honored by the nominations and extend my deepest thanks to both award institutions for acknowledging the collective efforts of my co-stars, our creative teams, and myself. As I look forward to attending both ceremonies, I’d like to emphasize that, regardless of the results, these nominations are a tribute to the Filipino spirit and dedication.”
 
Atayde’s mother, veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez, expressed pride and joy in a heartfelt Instagram post. “Congratulations, Arjo, for winning Best Actor here in the Philippines for your performance in Cattleya Killer. Your nominations in these award-giving bodies make me so happy. Keep it up, my son. We're very proud of you. Lord, thank you will never be enough, but yes, thank you so much for all Your blessings,” she wrote.
 
The entire team behind Cattleya Killer, along with Atayde's family, friends, and supporters, await the results of the upcoming award ceremonies, hopeful for more accolades to add to the series' and Atayde's expanding list of achievements.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

GMA Network Champions Filipino Talent, Scores Multiple Wins in 'Asian Academy Creative Awards 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.

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Puregold Channel's 'My Plantito': Where Boy-Love Blooms Beyond Boundaries


PUREGOLD Channel’s newest digital sensation on Tiktok, My Plantito, delves into the realm of boy-love, where the support and acceptance of family and friends allow it to flourish.

 

My Plantito is definitely not your typical love story, especially in the context of Filipino tradition and values. With the unconventional theme, Puregold Channel dares to challenge the norm, bravely venturing where few have: a romantic boy-love narrative with all the complexities of familial relationships and friendships woven into the story.


Ghaello Salva & Kych Minemoto

My Plantito stars Kych Minemoto, who brings to life the charismatic Charlie, and Michael Ver, who embodies the enigmatic neighbor and plantito, Miko. To date, the Puregold Channel Tiktok series has been warmly received by audiences nationwide, with each episode amassing up to a million views.


Ms. Ivy Hayagan-Piedad, Puregold Senior Marketing Manager is extremely gratified to see that the show is resonating with a massive base of viewers. “We hope that My Plantito is sparking conversations not just about love, but also about kindness, acceptance, and the Filipino family dynamic.”


Kych Minemoto, Devi Descartin & Ghaello Salva 

Recent episodes have shown Charlie and Miko’s friendship and budding romance, along with heartwarming family interactions as Ghaello Salva’s portrayal of Janong, Charlie’s loving and supportive father, adds depth to the narrative.

 

An aspiring content creator, Charlie unintentionally introduces “Miko Plantito” to his audience, which goes viral overnight. Spurred by his BFF Bianca (Devi Descartin), he continues to secretly film Miko, which initially threatens to stall their potential romance.


Kych Minemoto & Devi Descartin

More uplifting moments are expected to unfold in My Plantito’s upcoming episodes, one of which will show Janong and Bianca offering emotional support when Charlie is caught in a creative slump resulting from his rift with Miko.

 

It’s all hope and excitement for fans and viewers as 'My Plantito' delivers not only romance and chemistry between Charlie and Miko but also a deep exploration of love and its diverse facets.


Devi Descartin, Ghaello Salva & Kych Minemoto

Watch for upcoming episodes of 'My Plantito,' exclusively on Puregold’s official TikTok account @puregoldph.

 

Do you want FREE entertainment? Subscribe now to Puregold Channel on YouTube. For more updates, like @puregold.shopping on Facebook, follow @puregold_ph on Instagram and Twitter, and @puregoldph on TikTok.