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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Lampara Books hopes to promote spiritual formation and values education through its Guiding Light imprint

11:32:00 PM

 

Lampara Books has recently launched Guiding Light, a new Philippine imprint that hopes to encourage parents and families to be a good influence on their children’s journey to life.

The family-oriented and faith-based imprint aims to promote spiritual formation, values education, emotional growth, and community development through highly entertaining but transformative books written and designed by some of the world’s most promising and award-winning writers, illustrators, and personalities.

“It has always been our goal to inspire adult readers, most especially parents, to engage with their children on stories of inspiration, joy, and life lessons within a framework of Christ-centered beliefs and teachings,” says Segundo D. Matias Jr., the Chief Publisher of Lampara Books. “Our activity books create bonding moments between mom and dad with their kids through storytelling that put good values at the forefront of its principles, while inspiring everyone to become a better human being.”

For its premiere offering, Guiding Light has recently released its ‘Little Life Lessons on’ series—a collection of fun activity books that parents and their children can color, play around with, and use as a medium for purpose-driven instruction. Written in both English and Filipino, the series is made for childhood care providers and parents to help their kids learn important values in life. The ‘Little Life Lessons on’ catalog contains inspirational stories that depict kindness, obedience, respect, and love, among many others.

The motivational imprint also takes pride of its Family Bible Illustrated edition, which has 365 pages of bible stories, meditations, and prayers for the whole family to reflect on together, and The Comic Book Bible, which offers a treasury of stories, known and loved by generations of readers.
v For readers who are looking for a refreshing spin to the familiar narrative, there is Classic Bible Stories, illustrated for pictures-and-words format by talented young artist Tommaso d' Incalei. Bringing stories to life for a new generation of readers, this timeless collection will inspire people discover the meaning behind the teachings of God in an exciting and easy-to-read way. Another significant title under its banner is The Classic Children’s Bible, which is beautifully illustrated and presented to cater to a younger readership.

Other titles that are currently available at the Guiding Light website are Rhona Davies’ The Life Of Christ, strikingly illustrated to chronicle the important life events that Jesus Christ went through from his days in Galilee to joining God in heaven, and Angela M. Burrin’s Welcome To The Mass, a beautifully illustrated book that ‘explains the Mass by linking the liturgy to scenes from the Gospels.’

The classic and new titles are available at the Guiding Light official website, https://www.guidinglight.com.ph.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Ben&Ben to push the boundaries of concert production on a scale that’s never been done before with ‘Kuwaderno’

9:48:00 PM

 

Ben&Ben are redefining the virtual concert-going experience with the biggest headline show of their career.

Aptly titled Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert, the Filipino nine-piece collective are pushing the boundaries of music shows in the new normal setting by integrating creative disciplines such as drama, dance, orchestra, and technology with a live performance. Their highly anticipated major concert will be staged at the SMART Araneta Coliseum, and will be streamed live on December 5, 2021, from 8pm to 11pm via digital streaming platform, KTX.ph.

“We can’t deny the fact that it’s the biggest project we’ve undertaken so far, and I think you just somehow know that it’s a leap of faith when the streams of guidance and providence lead you to the right people who believe in the same vision you have: To bring the music and the messages they carry to life,” the award-winning group said. “This spirit of collaboration was one of the defining themes of our album ‘Pebble House Volume One: Kuwaderno’ and it was only by natural desire that we brought the same spirit and attitude when we began working on the concert. As for the play between grand and intimate, we really wanted our listeners to relish in the grandiosity of what their support means to us. Doing a concert on this scale and bringing them closer into that bigger picture is our way of expressing immense gratitude to them as well.”


 

The audio-visual spectacle promises to bring the immense joy of experiencing live music and give an impression of conceptual grandness that are at par with the most memorable concerts in recent history. From mounting multiple-stage setups to performing in one of the biggest live music venues in the country, Kuwaderno aims to open new possibilities despite the limitations of the platform, and intimately build a connection with the audience all over the world.

The awe-inspiring creativity and ambition that Kuwaderno dares to achieve, wouldn’t be possible without the collaborators that painstakingly put their heart and soul into the project. Concert director Paolo Valenciano, along with co-director Maribel Legarda, Philippine Theater Association (PETA), and veteran light designer Shakira Villa-Symes—to name a few, understood Ben&Ben’s unique vision and translated them so clearly to create a cohesive piece of work. Ben&Ben attest to how significant their contributions are, not only in turning the concert into a reality, but in making sure that they are able to nurture a creative environment that promotes healthy exchange of ideas. “Working closely with them on this concert only made it clearer to us why they are the biggest names in the industry. The flow of ideas and creative energies really went on naturally because of their openness, and their generosity to share with us their thoughts, but what makes them more admirable is their skill to work within the limitations that we have and to adapt when faced with challenges. We definitely learned a lot from their work ethic.”


 

Believing in the magic that happens when different forms of art intertwine, the prolific folk-pop asserts that some feelings are best conveyed not just by the music elements alone. This prompted Ben&Ben and their team to include actors and dancers as part of the visual narrative to give the audience a semblance of being physically present with them throughout the concert journey. “Movement and dance and the entire visual narrative of it all woven into our music brought our songs to life,” the band said in a statement. “The talented dancers we’ve worked with, headed by choreographer Gio Gahol, are from different dance groups as well. It is amazing to see how they seem to get along and dance so passionately with each other easily.”

In terms of production design, the team stepped up their game in being more in line with the times, and pushing the envelope in terms of how the music can be represented visually. According to the nine-piece ensemble, each stage has its own purpose, its own symbolisms and visual elements. Even the lighting has its own poignant significance. “We want our listeners to know that each piece of the puzzle was thoughtfully included, and we’re excited to see them piece everything together when they watch the full show.”

The band is confident that Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert will not only deliver unparalleled innovation to local concert productions, but also bring light to a lot of people suffering in silence during the most challenging of times. “Having the opportunity to do so during the pandemic, we also felt such a huge responsibility to be able to inspire more people with stories of humanity and hope. We’ve received a lot of messages from Liwanag (the fan club) telling us how the band has helped them get through the tough times. Hopefully through this concert, we’ll be able to use our platform in making them feel that they’re not alone in this fight.”


 

Ms. Val Guico, the General Manager of Ben&Ben Music Productions, is also equally grateful to the people involved in the production for making strides in pulling off an envelope-pushing event. According to her, one of the main goals of mounting Kuwaderno is to extend help to the production team whose livelihood and work have been greatly affected by the pandemic. “Bulk of the concert earnings will be shared to everyone behind the scenes,” the concert producer reveals. “They are the unsung heroes of the show. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to bring Ben&Ben’s vision to life.” Tickets to Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert can be purchased via the KTX website. The TINATANGI package (priced at PHP 8,000), which gives you access to the online concert, plus an Exclusive 1 on 1 Harana Session with the band on Zoom and a raffle entry to the Exclusive Ben&Ben House Tour, is already SOLD OUT. Other ticket tiers that are still available include KAIBIGAN (priced at PHP 1,000), MAGKA-IBIGAN (priced at PHP 3,500), and MAHIWAGA (priced at PHP 5,500)—all containing different packages and inclusions.

Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert is brought to you by Ben&Ben Music Productions and SMART Telecommunications Inc., and is co-presented by Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), Sony Music Philippines, Big Bulb, Chapters, Robinson’s Mall, KTX.ph, Elesi, Cream Silk, Primo, Phirst Park Homes, Novotel, JB Music, Urban Smiles, Summit, Philippine Red Cross, Sennheiser, Verona Audio Design, and Jilla Sara. Special thanks to the media partners: MYX, 96.3 Easy Rock, and Wish 107.5.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

5 Most Popular Budol-Worthy Items Among Filipino Shoppers at Shopee’s Nov 30 Payday Sale

4:23:00 PM

 

Has a celebrity or friend ever influenced you to buy certain items online? The budol is real, as one might say! As shoppers, we’re constantly on the lookout for the best product recommendations so we can maximize our money’s worth.

Now that the end of the month is just around the corner, is your shopping cart ready for the upcoming payday sale? If you’re looking for some inspiration on what to add to cart at Shopee’s Nov 30 Payday Sale, take notes from other shoppers.

According to Shopee’s data on consumer behavior and trends during payday sales, Pinoys consistently spend on essentials and other items for work and play. They tend to use their sweldo to prioritize essentials and splurge on little luxuries from categories such as home essentials, women’s fashion & accessories, health & beauty, gadgets, and mobile accessories. They love shopping for KF94 masks, window curtains, crop tops, headsets, and hair accessories—the most popular items in Pinoys’ online shopping carts every payday.

Below, check out Shopee’s top recommendations for each of these items:


To keep your family safe and healthy for the holidays, stock up on several Health Guard KF94 Masks. Its 3D foldable design makes it easier to breathe and minimizes contact with the lips, while its four-layered structure blocks harmful microparticles.


Sleeping in this weekend? Enjoy a lazy, relaxing day off in bed by hanging up some light-blocking curtains. Siedodo Window Curtains are made of premium cotton and come in a variety of rich, gorgeous colors to give your bedroom an inviting ambiance.

 

Whether you’re going out or just snapping some selfies at home, look cute and chic with a trendy puffed sleeve top. The Buymore_ph Crop Top features an elegant backless silhouette and ruffled garterized sleeves, perfect for pairing with high-waisted denim jeans.



If you still hold meetings with your colleagues via video calls, it’s important to invest in a pair of quality earphones. SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds will block off any distractions with its noise-cancellation feature, fit perfectly with its ergonomic design, and last for up to seven hours.

 

Having trouble focusing while working from home? We’ve got one easy hack that might help: tie your hair! With your hair out of the way, you can concentrate better on your tasks. This silky Scrunchie and Headband Set can help prevent tangles and frizz.

Give in to the holiday budol and check out these items and more at Shopee’s Nov 30 Payday Sale: https://shopee.ph/m/payday-sale.

Looking for even more ways to maximize your sweldo this payday? Start using ShopeePay, Shopee’s all-in-one e-wallet, to avail of exclusive deals! At Shopee’s Nov 30 Payday Sale, enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend and 10% off discounts on your Shopee finds. You can also get 20% cashback on your COD orders when you use ShopeePay on Delivery.

Use ShopeePay beyond your shopping needs! This payday sale, you can buy load at up to 50% off from all networks or get 30% cashback on your monthly bills. Even better, you can also claim discount vouchers to get ₱100 off from participating billers such as Meralco, Maynilad, PLDT, Globe, Smart, and more.

If you need to stock up on groceries or have a much needed food-trip, get big savings when you avail ShopeePay ₱1 Deals via ‘Deals Near Me’ on the Shopee app. Redeem your discounts by paying with ShopeePay at partner merchants such as Puregold, Potato Corner, Bonchon, National Bookstore, FamilyMart, and more. New brands such as Papa John's, Goldilocks, Chooks-to-Go, Zagu, Wendy's, and Candy Corner have also joined the growing network of merchants accepting ShopeePay QR payments.

And if you’re looking for the ultimate get-away experience this holiday season, how about a staycation? Now, you can also book hotels with ShopeePay! Get 30% cashback on all your hotel bookings, including Grand Sierra Pines Hotel in Baguio, White House Beach Resort in Boracay, Mithi Resort and Spa in Bohol, Waterfront Cebu, White Breeze Palawan, and more. To add to that, you can score up to 50% off on selected hotels.

Enjoy these exclusive deals and more when you activate and cash in your ShopeePay. Now, you can also enjoy free and instant cash-ins and bank transfers with ShopeePay via InstaPay. Get up to ₱25 cashback on your InstaPay fee when you cash in. Buy Load, Pay Bills and Scan to Pay with ShopeePay this payday for a rewarding cashless experience!

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

SM City Taytay Holds a Beacon of Joy with its Holiday Piazza

2:00:00 PM

 

This 2021, there are things and people that made us strong, some even became our beacon of strength, hope, and joy. As for the communities near SM City Taytay, the establishment stands as a beacon of joy.

As we count down the days to the happiest time of the year, SM City Taytay invites everyone to officially unwrap a host of fun-filled activities, exciting deals, and thrilling surprises to light up the lives of everyone this holiday season. Join in on welcoming the majestic season at SM City Taytay’s HOLIDAY PIAZZA!

Piazzas are the beating hearts of a town or city. They can be big or small, intimate or dramatic, humble, opulent, old, new and everything in between. What all piazzas have in common is their symbolic importance: They’re the physical center of the community. There’s no better place to enjoy the jubilant season than in a piazza adorned with the magic of Christmas in every direction you face.


At the heart of the centerpiece, the piazza’s 25-feet grand Christmas Tree shines the brightest with its festive ornaments and twinkling lights, accompanied by the merry market village and special Christmas-themed dinettes for families to enjoy, the time of a perfect Christmas is finally here again!

There’s a lot more in store!

Christmas is truly the brightest time of all, from dining to gift shopping, or enjoying fun experiences, SM City Taytay has and will always be part of the Filipino family’s milestones and celebrations. Even more are the fun activities you may safely enjoy:

Merry Market Village. The Christmas bazaar will have a display of different knickknacks and gifts you can take home to the family.

 

Santa’s Here! Kids-at-heart get to meet, greet, and take photos with Santa! He will be at the Holiday Piazza to bring the Christmas cheer! Drop by on December 24 and say hi!

An annual tradition, the SM Bears of Joy - brought to you by SM Cares and Toy Kingdom – will continue to bring smiles to children everywhere it started already last November 12. Customers get to keep one bear and the other one will be donated to the kids of MSWD. Just drop by the Bears of Joy booth at the GF, Building A of SM City Taytay (in front of The SM Store) and purchase a pair for only P250 until December 25.

Christmas may be celebrated differently this year but its spirit is still the same! Stay up-to-date on all the holiday fun and events happening at SM City Taytay! Visit @smtaytay on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok for more information.

SM City Masinag Shares an Enchanted Christmas

9:54:00 AM

 

Our next Christmas centerpiece feature is from the place where it is bright, Masinag. Not really familiar yet with the place Masinag, perhaps will feature its history in our future post. For now, be enchanted of the centerpiece that you can find inside the SM City Masinag. 


The atrium of SM City Masinag turns into a charmed oasis of reds, greens and golds as they launch their Christmas centerpiece, which is aptly named, Enchanted Christmas.





 
Giant embellishments of peonies, roses, Christmas balls adorn towering Christmas trees at the center of the display. Lighted butterflies swirl the trees, the rustic swings and the entire centerpiece. Tall-lighted gazebos and entrance arch entice shoppers to take photos against this beautiful holiday indoor scenery. Poinsettias, gift boxes and huge bows are spread on the patches of greeneries at the centerpiece.

Pasig City and JobStreet seal partnership to empower employers and rebuild careers among jobseekers

7:25:00 AM

 

Great news for jobseekers! The City Government of Pasig and leading online job portal JobStreet officially sealed their partnership that seeks to continue empowering jobseekers and providing jobs that matter to Pasigueños amid the pandemic.

This was done through a virtual ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), led by Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca. Under the MOU, new and existing Pasig-based employers are entitled to free monthly job posting credits on JobStreet. This initiative, in collaboration with Pasig’s Public Employment Service Office, aims to help employers find the right candidates through JobStreet that has a large pool of jobseekers. The initiative will run for the next three years.

“The pandemic has affected a lot of our employers and jobseekers and we want to help them in every way possible. This partnership has come at an opportune time so we are grateful to JobStreet for this initiative — it supports our goal of empowering Pasigueños through good employment opportunities that could enable them achieve a higher quality of life in the years to come,” said Sotto.

To launch opportunities in Pasig to the public, JobStreet in partnership with Pasig City is launching a dedicated microsite where Pasigueños can browse job vacancies and submit applications from the comfort of their homes. Opportunities that will be posted on the microsite are varying from full time, part time, to work from home jobs. Jobseekers can also explore career tools and motivational resources.

“It has always been JobStreet’s advocacy to provide every Filipino with jobs that matter and support government initiatives for our job seekers. It’s an honor that the City Government of Pasig through Mayor Vico Sotto have trusted us in this initiative and we’re hoping that through this program, we will be able to help not only the jobseekers but also the employers during this time,” shared Gioca. JobStreet has always been supportive of government initiatives that aim to boost the labor market, especially in these challenging times. Recently, it has likewise partnered with the Civil Service Commission to host a nationwide Virtual Career Fair for government jobs as part of helping displaced workers.

To check out career opportunities in Pasig, visit https://www.jobstreet.com.ph/event/pasig/in-demand-jobs.html.

SM City San Mateo Wows Shoppers with their Holiday Garden Display

6:29:00 AM

 


For sure if you're a frequent visitor of this part of Rizal, you'll definitely enjoy the comfy vibe of their display.     

Gleaming with festive yet cozy ambiance at SM City San Mateo is its Holiday Garden for its annual Christmas centerpiece this year.





The Holiday Garden highlights lighted gazebos, entrance arch, and Christmas trees in gold, red and green hues. Comfy benches and garden set surround the area for shoppers who would like to a laze around after doing some purposeful shopping. The area also doubles as a beautiful designated dining area to take quick grub from the mall’s food tenants.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

A Big Bang Wrap Up for Shopee and Introduces its Newest Brand Ambassadors, Dingdong and Zia Dantes, at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

10:59:00 AM

 

It's that time of the year again, and we all are very anxious to spend the holidays together and share some of the things that we can find on shopee, of course for gifts to our love ones.  Anyway, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, closes the year with its annual 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, the most joyful year-end celebration in the region. 12.12 is set to bring a smile to users as they shop from the widest variety of products to reward themselves and their loved ones during the happiest time of the year. Through the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, shoppers can also spread the holiday cheer to their favorite local businesses, with 2 times more items sold by local businesses this year.

Users can look forward to a delightful celebration throughout the festive season. In the past year, Shopee has brought fun to users with exciting giveaways and exclusive content, recording over 13 billion engagements and views across its social media channels. This 12.12, users can expect even more entertainment and engagement with a brand-new commercial featuring international superstar Jackie Chan and performances by popular K-Pop group Tomorrow X Together. To get into the Pinoy family spirit of the holidays, Shopee also welcomes first-ever celebrity father-and-daughter brand ambassadors, Dingdong and Zia Dantes.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Every 12.12, Shopee comes together with our users to celebrate the milestones and achievements over the past year. This year, we would like to show our appreciation to all our users for letting us be part of their daily lives. Many more users are now using digital services, and local businesses are increasingly embracing the shift online. We are glad to have been able to adapt to their evolving needs this past year and we will continue to help more people benefit from the digital economy as we head into a new year. We look forward to celebrating the year-end with all our users as we bring smiles to one another this holiday season.”

1. Celebrating the happiest time of the year with the best deals

As shoppers hunt for the best gifts, Shopee is thrilled to bring users the most exciting deals this 12.12. These include:
  • The best promotions: Shoppers can enjoy the best deals for all their gifting needs with deals such as free shipping with no minimum spend, ₱1 Deals, and 10% off daily. 
  • Big discounts: They can also get discounts up to 90% off on the biggest Shopee Mall brands:


2. Celebrating the holidays with entertainment for the whole family

Users can also expect non-stop entertainment from today until the big finale on December 12. Highlights include:

  • Fun-filled 12.12 TV Special: Filipinos can tune in to GMA 7 and Shopee Live this December 12, 10:30pm, to catch Tomorrow X Together, Korea’s hottest rising boy group, grace the stage with a very special performance. Celebrities such as Michael V, Ysabel Ortega, Kate Valdez, Rayver Cruz, Julie Ann Jose, and Andrea Torres will also join host Willie Revillame for a fun and star-studded evening.
  • Entertaining content from Shopee’s newest brand ambassadors: Fans can catch Dingdong and Zia’s festive new TV commercial, which features the beloved Pinoy Christmas tradition bunutan ng pera, on local TV networks and on Shopee’s official Facebook and YouTube accounts. Users can also check out Shopee’s YouTube and Tiktok accounts for heartwarming videos featuring Dingdong and Zia, wherein they recreate social media challenges, go shopping on Shopee, and more.
  • Exciting games and contests: Users can win voucher giveaways by joining Dingdong- and Zia-themed games and contests on Shopee’s official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. From December 1-12, users can win a total of ₱12,000,000 in prizes from their favorite local celebrities, including Dingdong and Zia, by playing Shopee Celebrity Pamasko on the app. Users simply have to tap on the angpao to win a prize from the celebrity of the day.

3. Celebrating local businesses and culture

Local businesses represent a significant part of local culture and as the need for digitalization increases, Shopee is committed to supporting these sellers and helping them thrive:
  • Shopee Celebrates Local: Shopee launches ‘Shopee Celebrates Local,’ a special contest to share and promote beloved local sellers. Users can read their stories on the #TatakPinoy page and on Shopee’s social media channels, and vote for their favorites until December 5. Winning sellers stand to win prizes they can use for their businesses, while users stand to win Shopee vouchers. Through the Tatak Pinoy page, users can also enjoy exclusive deals when supporting these sellers.

4. Celebrating wider communities

Through 12.12, Shopee will continue to uplift local communities through its platform. In the spirit of Christmas, Shopee launches the Frontliner Holiday Package to show gratitude for local heroes. Starting December 10, frontliners can avail of this package, which includes vouchers they can use for their holiday celebrations.

For more information about Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/christmas-sale.

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Dominic Chin and Eli Ordonez of Count Vernon release “shy (reimagined)”

7:53:00 AM

 

A duet with Eli Ordonez of Count Vernon, “shy (reimagined)” is the 6th single from Dominic Chin’s Re-Licensed To Cry—an online release featuring stripped-down versions of the same set of songs from Dominic Chin’s debut EP. Focusing more on the basic essentials of the tracks, the re-released version is redone entirely, from the music arrangement to the vocal recordings, to capture Dominic Chin’s organic, singer-songwriter side.

Lacson To Fight Poverty with Education

4:19:00 AM

 

A banner to fight poverty through education, Anti-corruption crusader Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson will fight persistent poverty in the country by giving young people more access to education.

Lacson points out that the Philippines has a high dropout rate because of poverty. Young people are forced to leave school to help their families and because being in school are proving to be a heavy financial burden. They remain mired in poverty because without a good education their prospects are limited and they can only get low-paying jobs.

In this latest video, the presidential aspirant who wants to reform government and make it truly work for the good of the people will launch the innovative Edukasyon Plus program if elected. The program will provide free education and institute a government internship program. Each family will receive a P5,000 monthly allowance during their family members’ internship. Lacson believes that this arrangement will allow students to focus on their studies as they will not be under pressure to help their families.

“Even if education is free, young people cannot finish their studies because they have to help their families. If this vicious cycle continues, when will they be able to lift themselves from a life of poverty?” he says.

Studies show that among member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines have the highest school dropout rate.

Lacson is convinced that education is the only way to give people the chance of a better future and to improve the lives of Filipinos, many, if not most, of whom still live below the poverty line. People remain mired in poverty, unable to get better-paying jobs, for lack of education, he stresses.

With Edukasyon Plus, young people can avail of free education and participate in a government internship program that will pay their families a monthly allowance. “They won’t have to choose anymore between education and work to help their families,” Lacson says. He believes the program will help many people leave behind lives of poverty.

“Edukasyon Plus is the real solution to the problem of poverty,” Lacson adds.

Lacson and his running mate, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto, are running on the slogan “Aayusin ang gobierno, aayusin ang buhay mo.” (They will fix the government and put your life in order.)

For more info on Ping Lacson, follow https://www.facebook.com/PingLacsonOfficial.

The Megastar Sharon Cuneta Makes a Debut Appearance on “FPJ’S ANG PROBINSYANO” Last Friday

3:50:00 AM

 

Finally, Megastar Sharon Cuneta made her debut appearance in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” last Friday (November 26) on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.

“November 26 na po ang simula ko sa FPJ’s ANG PROBINSYANO!!! Kita-kits po!!!” Sharon said in a post on her Instagram account as she shared a moody video teaser featuring her character Aurora, who is said to have a major impact in Cardo’s (Coco Martin) life and his ongoing quest to protect the country.

Sharon also posted photos of her with co-star Tirso Cruz III and Malu Sevilla, one of the series’ directors.

She wrote in her caption, “We are such a happy family here. Where has this show been all my life?!! I wish I could’ve joined sooner but what I will do is thank the good Lord for bringing this show to me and making me a part of it!!! Sana ‘di matapos ever ang show na ito! Happy na ako dito forever!!!!”

The teaser for Sharon’s character introduction was also accompanied by the show’s newest theme song, “‘Di Ka Nag-Iisa,” an emotional ballad sung by Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez.

As the story of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” continues this week, Cardo and Mara’s (Julia Montes) groups have temporarily joined forces in order to escape their powerful enemies. Aside from Cardo, President Oscar (Rowell Santiago) is also the main target of Lily (Lorna Tolentino), the first lady of the Philippines, as she continues her search for them by declaring a national crisis and placing the entire city under lockdown.

Will Aurora bring guidance or more trouble into Cardo’s life?

Don’t miss “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, CineMo, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, iWantTFC, WeTV, and iflix. Viewers who use any digital TV box at home such as the TVplus box only need to rescan their device to be able to watch “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” on TV5 and A2Z.

“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” which topped the list of the most watched TV programs among U.S. multicultural Asian homes in September, is also available to viewers in and out of the Philippines on iWantTFC, while viewers outside of the Philippines can watch on The Filipino Channel (TFC) on cable and IPTV.

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

"Darna" Series Releases First BTS and Features A Modern-day Valentina with Janella Salvador

3:42:00 AM

 

"Darna: The TV Series" has started its camera rolling, and ABS CBN released one BTS photo of Jane De Leon as Narda. So, the countdown starts as they air on Philippine TV soon. 

“Darna: The TV Series” which recently named the actress taking on the role of Valentina and director Chito S. Roño believes that Janella Salvador will be able to give justice to the character that will be enveloped in deep mystery.

The box-office director also said that viewers can anticipate a modern-day supervillain in the show that is set to premiere in 2022. He teased, “We’re modernizing Valentina time. Totally kakaiba sa dating Valentina!”

“I haven’t really seen her [Janella] that much except for when she auditioned and I was kinda impressed. Hindi ako na-disappoint sa audition niya,” Direk Chito shared. “I think she would do justice to the character of Valentina. Janella would not only be capable but also interesting to do that different kind of character.”

Meanwhile, a newly dropped behind-the-scenes video by JRB Creative Production gave a sneak peek at the character of Narda, the human alter ego of Darna portrayed by Jane De Leon.

The series’ lead star, Jane, also celebrated her 23rd birthday (Nov. 22) on the set and shared her excitement in working with her new “Darna” family.

“Importante sa amin na dapat family kaming lahat and not just thinking about work but also thinking of friendships and also relationships namin sa isa’t-isa. The set is light and we’re just enjoying the moment,” shared the Kapamilya actress in an interview with Metro.Style.

Catch the latest updates on “Darna,” follow JRB Creative Production on Facebook and Twitter @JRBcreativeprod and on Instagram @ JRBcreativeproduction. For other news on ABS-CBN, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Andrei and Camille Begin their Road to Forever in “MARRY ME, MARRY YOU”

3:30:00 AM

 

The happiest part of the relationship is when you begin your road to building more roads ahead of you. As for Andrei and Camille (Paulo Avelino and Janine Gutierrez), they vow to fight through thick and thin now that they are happily engaged in “Marry Me, Marry You,” which airs weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.

As they begin their “road to forever,” Camille’s family has given the couple their full support. Andrei, however, still has to convince his side of the family that Camille has no bad intentions and that they will push through with their wedding no matter what.

Luckily, Andrei’s overbearing father Emilio (Edu Manzano) will slowly warm up to his son when they have a heart-to-heart conversation, which will also lead Emilio to retract his decision on disinheriting Andrei.

While Andrei is on the right track with reconciling with Emilio, all hope may be lost for his step-mother Laviña (Teresa Loyzaga), who will do whatever it takes to ruin Andrei and Camille’s relationship. Laviña fears that Emilio will rekindle his romance with Elvie (Cherry Pie Picache), Andrei’s real mother and Camille’s godmother, if the newly-engaged couple insist on getting married.


Meanwhile, Paula’s (Sunshine Dizon) secret love affair with her younger suitor Luke (Fino Herrera) has gotten more complicated. Paula is sacrificing her own happiness for her daughter Koleene (Analain Salvador), after she found out that her daughter is also in love with Luke. But Paula might have to deal with a double heartbreak when Koleene finds out the truth about their romance and catches them holding hands.

Will Emilio finally accept Camille and her family for Andrei? What will happen to Paula’s relationship with Koleene when she finds out about the truth?

Watch “Marry Me, Marry You” on weeknights at 8:40 PM on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, and Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Viewers who use any digital TV box at home such as the TVplus box only need to rescan their device to be able to watch “Marry Me, Marry You” on TV5 and A2Z.

“Marry Me, Marry You,” which figured in the list of the most watched TV programs among U.S. multicultural Asian homes in September, is also available to viewers in and out of the Philippines on iWantTFC, while viewers outside of the Philippines can watch on The Filipino Channel (TFC) on cable and IPTV.

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

KZ Tandingan on New York Times Square Billboard Feature

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KZ Tandingan, Asia’s Soul Supreme creates a global surge as she lands a coveted feature on Spotify’s EQUAL Global Playlist, as seen sky-high on the most prominent billboard in Times Square, New York City, positioned right above where the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

“My heart is full. I don’t know what I did to deserve these people, achievements, and moments but I am grateful, Lord,” said KZ on Instagram, sharing photos of recent special moments in her life, including a snapshot of the Times Square billboard. “When I find myself doubting the path and questioning my abilities, I will look at these photos to remember that Your plans are always greater than mine.”

Unveiled last November 16, Spotify’s EQUAL feature aims to empower female artists from around the world and increase their music’s visibility. KZ’s newest single under Tarsier Records, “11:59,” amplifies her presence in the music industry as she is selected as the cover artist for Spotify Philippines’ EQUAL playlist for the month of November.

Launched last month, the soulful track “11:59” landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists in 10 territories, including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Gulf, Korea, and the Philippines. KZ was also the top seed on keystone Spotify PH editorial playlists Tatak Pinoy and OPM Rising, her bold, red-clad likeness also gracing the latter as the featured cover artist. To date, the single has amassed 150,000 streams and counting on Spotify alone.

“11:59” was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Luigie “LUGO” Gonzalez with additional composition by Traci Hale, America Jimenez and Dennis Matosky. It was released internationally by Tarsier Records as part of ABS-CBN Music’s continued effort to showcase Filipino talents on the global stage.

Keep streaming KZ’s “11:59” single and watch the amazing, one-take music video on the Tarsier Records YouTube channel. For updates, follow Tarsier Records on various social media accounts @tarsierrecords.

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