Thursday, April 22, 2021

ABS-CBN STAR MAGIC 2021 Sets For Another Year of Online But International Workshops

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With today's technology distance and borders are not hindrances anymore. It is much easy to communicate with others and freely broadcast your thoughts. As for Director Rahyan Carlos, head of the Star Magic Artist Training and Workshops, this has become an opportunity and a struggle. He did not waste any moment when the pandemic hits. He studies and finds ways to bring all its workshops and training for actors into the online world. “Last April 2020 after a month-long of intensive studying, auditing classes abroad, and transposing modules online with my teachers, we resumed the training for acting, dance, voice, and conversational Tagalog via zoom. And it worked!” said Direk Rahyan.

Even if after the network’s shutdown happened last year, this did not dampen the spirit of Direk Rahyan to stop training actors. In fact, he and his teachers held all workshops online via zoom. In June 2020, Star Magic had a soft launch of all workshops online. “We had 250 students all over the world during the pandemic from 22 participating countries such as England, London, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Florence Italy, Virginia, New York, L.A., Guam, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, France, New Jersey, Dubai, Qatar, and Canada. We had live and recorded online recitals and culminating activities of all our workshops and people were so entertained and cheered for their loved ones who participated in the online training,” said Direk Rahyan.

Last October 2020, Star Magic Workshops also launched its first-ever online workshop for participants in Canada in partnership with A.M.P. (Artist Movement Production), a group of Filipinos who provide education and training services in various aspects of the performing arts. The workshop was done in Canada EST time and the vernacular used was English since some of the Filipino participants were born and raised in Canada. Canada has the largest Filipino ethnic community and market for the performing arts. 40 participants graduated from the soft launch of the intensive workshop last year and it was a success!

This year, after renewing his contract with ABS-CBN Star Magic as the Head of Artist Training and Workshops, Direk Rahyan Carlos will launch all online workshops for Acting, Dance, Voice, and Tagalog.

Direk Rahyan is the only certified Chubbuck Technique acting teacher behind the training of some of the most sought-after and award-winning actors of today such as Christian Bables, Coco Martin, Julia Barretto, Jake Cuenca, Anna Luna, EJ Falcon, Alora Sasam, Ynna Asistio, Roco Nacino, Sandino Martin, Arjo Atayde, Paulo Avelino, Joshua Garcia, and Charlie Dizon, the recent Best Actress of MMFF 2020 for Fan Girl, among others.

More than the new elements in the Star Magic Summer 2021 Workshops, the same exclusive, focused and international-grade lessons through the help of the award-winning and seasoned teachers remain at its core.


Compared to other training, Star Magic Workshops are not only comprehensive --they are also exclusive to only a limited number of participants. Since all training will be done via Zoom App, the teachers will be able to focus on each student’s progress.

The adult acting classes are still handled by Carla Martinez and Rubi Rubi along with Lynnette Conception and Air Paz Pablico, while the kids’ acting classes are still handled by Edna Mae Landicho and HB Benitez. The dance classes are divided into three different genres namely Jazz Funk, Hip-hop, and urban led by Nesh Janiola III of Axis, Brion Lim of Maneuvers Ignite, and Geejay Romano, respectively. Meanwhile, the voice classes are still going to be led by Philippine Madrigal Singer alumni, Luningning San Jose, Julie Anne Reyes, and Roland Roldan.

During the media conference, three of their celebrity participants namely Charlie Dizon, Joao Constancia, and Jayda Avanzado, were present to showcase the benefit they got from attending the different workshops of Star Magic Workshops. Also, we were able to ask Direk Rahyan if they were able to have different kinds of students and according to him they indeed received different kinds of participants. He also added that he'd rather work with someone who is not talented but persevere to learn.  

Those who aspire to be trained by professional and practicing teachers in acting, dance, voice, and language are all welcome to join the workshops. Enrollment is ongoing, and all classes will start in May. This will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Go to our Facebook page: Https://www.facebook.com/Starmagicworkshops or at our Instagram account: @abscbnstarmagicworkshops , Click the google document link attached in the post and fill up the information as needed. Wait for our email for the scheduled date of orientation. After the orientation, you will be given instructions on how to pay your workshop fee. You can also email us at starmagicworkshops@abs-cbn.com or text or call us at +639493975417

Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Fight for Rita's Love in this Latest ABS-CBN Series "INIT SA MAGDAMAG"

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How hot will this new TV Series from ABS-CBN? No one really knows how high the level of hotness will be but based on the release of their teaser viewer, it garnered millions of views. So, this teleserye will sure sizzle. 

Three of today’s hottest stars, Gerald Anderson, Yam Concepcion, and JM de Guzman, are set to capture viewers’ hearts as they get entangled in a controversial love triangle in ABS-CBN Star Creatives’ highly anticipated new series, "Init Sa Magdamag," which will air on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5 this April 19.

The trailer has hit 12 million views 13 days after it was first released on YouTube and became a hot trending topic on social media.

Yam and JM play the prominent political couple Rita and Peterson, whose marriage is on the brink of collapse as they struggle to have a child. Peterson met an accident years earlier that made him incapable of fathering a child.


Rita believes that they can save their relationship if she bears a child through in vitro fertilization. Against Peterson’s parent’s wishes and their town’s beliefs, the two take a chance on the plan.

But Peterson proposes what he thinks is a simpler solution—get the barrio doctor, Tupe, played by Gerald Anderson, to be their sperm donor. Unbeknownst to Peterson, Rita and Tupe were once lovers.

How long can Rita hide her past with Tupe from Peterson? What happens when Rita and Tupe’s love rekindles?

Under the creative management of Henry Quitain, “Init Sa Magdamag” will be directed by Ian Lorenos and Raymond Ocampo.


Catch the pilot episode of Star Creatives’ newest offering on April 17 on the iWantTFC app and website and on WeTV iflix and on April 19 on TV5 and A2Z channel on free TV and via digital TV boxes like ABS-CBN TVplus. Digital TV box users can scan and look for A2Z channel in Metro Manila and in some parts of Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, and Pampanga.

Viewers can also watch the show starting April 19 on cable and satellite TV via Kapamilya Channel (SKYcable channel 8 on SD and channel 167 on HD, Cablelink channel 8, G Sat Direct TV channel 22, and most cable operator-members under Philippine Cable and Telecommunications Association), on Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, and on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.


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

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Jamill, Are They Lining Up With Social Media Celebrity Couples Breaking Up?

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Jamill, or individually known as Jayzam Manabat and Camille Trinidad, is now in the limelight of criticism from the public, online and offline, after being allegedly involved in a cheating issue. Another social media celebrity couple whose relationship is now getting rocked by an allegedly cheating issue of Jayzam Manabat.

Remember that in just more than a year of being quarantined and lockdown, different social media celebrity couples started getting their names on the viral list online after losing their grip with the relationships they have. They all went shaking and reach the point of going on separate ways.

Remember the story of Makagwapo and Makaganda, who went viral with their account on Tulfo? How about the FB Live of Tim Sawyer's wife, China Roces, where their followers wished it as just another prank? Or the issue of Toni Fowler and Rob Moya, which was allegedly about cheating? You might as well include the Gamer couple AkoSiDogie and Chix break up, which at first was silent but suddenly went A Bomb? And maybe the latest issue with the Jolai couple that most of us thought that they'll be getting back together but ended with a heavy drop. These five break-ups of social media celebrities have two things in common if it is not about money, it's about a third party. I just couldn't understand why all of these suddenly happened during this pandemic.


Right now, both Jayzam Manabat and Camille Trinidad released posts on their social media regarding the issue. One is asking for a copy of the CCTV footage to prove the alleged kissing while Camille did the name drop thing and exhale her emotion. For whatever the reason and the story behind let us hope that it will end for the better.

Friday, April 16, 2021

'Walang Hanggang Paalam' Finale, When is the right time to say goodbye?

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During the ECQ in 2020, 'Walang Hanggang Paalam' is the first teleserye to do the off-studio shoot with their different scenes. Also, the first team to test the process set by ABS CBN when it comes to the health and safety of their personnel, crew, and artists following the stand implemented by the Inter-Agency Task Force or IATF. Despite the different challenges faced, the Walang Hanggang Paalam team didn't falter in moving forward with the project. Professionally, they made an extraordinary teleserye for the Kapamilya viewers to keep them entertained during the quarantine period.

According to Director Manny Palo, even faced with the problems of Covid-19 and shutting down of the network, they continue their work even though they are uncertain if their project will still be shown on TV or not.

Now, 'Walang Hanggang Paalam' has finally shown its last episode, a teleserye that people and its artist will remember for the rest of their lives. It is a project that gave a different outlook on life and the entertainment industry.

As they wave their goodbyes in the ending scene of the series, we were able to grasp a moment to ask the actors, "When is the right time to say goodbye?" Fortunately, the cast shared their thoughts about saying goodbyes.

Angelica Panganiban candidly replied, "Kapag uwian naaa!!!" (When it is time to go home.) But of course, she also did gave her personal view about the right time to say goodbye. "Pinakaperfect talaga pag cut-off mo na.... ako naman siguro di ako naniniwala na... at some point kelangan mong mag-goodbye eh. Kapag hindi na siya tama. Kapag hindi na maganda yong kinakalabasan ng mga bagay. So, may mga bagay na kailangan mo talagang i-delete sa buhay mo, hindi lang naman to yong parang sa mga jowa mo diba.... yong nagkakasakitan kayo ng loob am pwede mo yong tapusin eh diba. Pwede kang mag-goodbye sa mga ganung klaseng tao. May taong nag-gogrow apart. Mga taong nag-iiba talaga and magpasalamat ka nalang sa experience nyo then goodbye pagka nararamdaman mong hindi na ikaw yong taong yon at hindi na rin sya yong taong yon. And goodbye... bye! "

Arci Muñoz gave her point of view about saying goodbye from a perspective about love. "Well, it depends on the circumstances. Am, is this about love life? If it's love and you think that you already poured your whole heart and your whole soul, your everything, and wala pa rin. Then maybe, it's about time you give yourself the respect and the love that you're supposed to give to another person. Maybe it's a calling. It's a lesson. Maybe it's time for you to love yourself first. That's the time you say bye to. If it's that circumstance, it really depends."

Zanjoe Marudo strongly expressed his thought that 'do we really need to say goodbye?' "Ewan ko depende sa sitwasyon eh. Magpapaalam ba talaga tayo sa mga tao na nakasalubong natin, nakilala natin sa buhay natin? Parang kahit naman na nagkahiwalay o siguro magpapaalam lang tayo pag sumakabilang buhay na tayo, sa tingin ko."

For Paulo Avelino, he never liked goodbyes. "Ah, I never like goodbyes ever. Kahit nung bata pa ko ayoko ng mga goodbyes, so parang... siguro para sa akin more than the goodbyes let's see you on another day or see you tomorrow. Ganun na lang siguro whether it's love or anything."

Ms. Cherry Pie Picache also shared her dislikes of goodbyes. "Ayoko rin ng goodbyes eh maybe good night. Hindi ayoko rin ng goodbyes... see you soon. Tama na, sakto na, ganun."

JC Santos also gave his point about love and when love becomes a game. "Ah, kapag naging love is a game na at naging competitive na ang love then it's time to say goodbye. I think."

So, beautifully they all have their different views about the right time to say goodbye. As for the teleserye "Walang Hanggang Paalam," it's not yet goodbye for them but see you on a different platform because you can still watch them on the different Kapamilya platforms.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ms. Kris Aquino, Single Mom, and An Inspiration

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A few weeks ago, Ms. Kris Aquino was one of the highlights of news and stories on the net. One, because she defended her children from malicious comments, and two is her action towards that specific issue. It's not easy being a mom, and it's not easy to take on hateful comments, especially if the remarks are towards her beloved children.

Last April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan, Ms. Kris released a video on her Social Media account bravely expressed her feelings being a mom, the nurturer, and the provider for her family, and her actions of facing the next tomorrow of her life. Just like the rainbow that brings new hope for the coming days.

Probably most of us have known Ms. Kris Aquino from her younger days. We have seen her on TV shows, movies, and even talk shows. She is a very unusual and expressive celebrity who has created a name out of being Kris. Yes, she speaks differently, and she has a list of issues in her past, but now is different. Her name talks, but her being a mom inspires louder. The strength of a single mom flows in her words. speaks

Naturally, moms are protective of their children, and Ms. Kris is one good example of a mother shielding her offsprings from things that can relatively harm them. Her kids are her source of happiness, her 'happy pill,' the joy and light, even when she faces the darkest moments of her life. You can see that it reflects through her sons and how Ms. Kris treats them and care for them. She's frank, calm, and loved by her sons. cool

Her situation is not unusual because I know some single moms who strive and work hard for their families. Most especially the ones who have kids with special needs. The sacrifices they did just like Ms. Kris, who endures everything. I can say that I can relate too because my wife gave way not to work anymore to take care of our kids, especially the little one with mild ADHD.


I remember Ms. Kris being the Queen of All Media, and up to now, she still is, but probably taking that title a notch higher because she's now taking the wave of Social Media. Still relevant, not only to moms but also to individuals who follow her. You can always look at the comments and praises of the netizens. She inspires even more.

PAULO AND ANGELICA's Characters Fight Against All Odds as They Try to Reunite with their Son in “WALANG HANGGANG PAALAM”

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Emman (Paulo Avelino) and Celine (Angelica Panganiban) will fight against all odds with the hopes of rebuilding their family and reuniting with their son Robbie in the final week of the Kapamilya teleserye “Walang Hanggang Paalam” on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.

After experiencing endless hurdles that tested their relationship, Emman and Celine’s love for each other has proven to be greater in their search for Robbie, even if they remain unsure if he is still alive.

Viewers should also expect action-packed and heart-tugging scenes in the final week of the series as Emman and Leo (Tonton Gutierrez), as well as Celine and Amelia (Cherry Pie Picache), come face-to-face with each other in their fight to protect their loved ones.

While Leo resorts to saving himself and revealing Amelia’s crimes, Anton will succumb to his obsession with Celine and will do whatever it takes to win her back.

Meanwhile, Sam (Arci Munoz) will make sure that Anton and Amelia pay for their crimes as she helps Emman and Celine get the justice they’ve longed for.

Will Emman and Celine be able to reunite with Robbie? Will Anton and Amelia’s crimes finally be put to an end?

Don’t miss “Walang Hanggang Paalam’s” “Against All Odds” finale this week on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, Kapamilya Online Live YouTube channel, ABS-CBN Entertainment Facebook page, and iWantTFC. For viewers outside of the Philippines, catch it on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.

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

Saturday, April 10, 2021

New Artists KHIMO and DOTTY Launches a Lockdown-Inspired Song “WHERE THE SUN GOES”

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Inspired and triggered, these up-and-coming Filipino singer KHIMO and rapper Dotty have worked together to bring original hip-hop R&B tune, “Where The Sun Goes,” the latest release of ABS-CBN’s Old School Records.

KHIMO is a singer-songwriter who previously joined “Tawag ng Tanghalan” season 3 as a contender as well as “Your Moment” as part of the duo called Binary.

Meanwhile, Dotty f.k.a. marc is a UAE-born Pinoy bedroom musician who came out with his five-track EP “poster boy” last year. He recently enlisted with Tarsier Records and released his collab with Subzylla entitled “regardless.”

A euphonious lament first written in May 2020, it was inspired by songwriter Nhiko Viktor’s experience during the community quarantine. “It’s a metaphor about not knowing why the soul feels so dark at night,” he said.

Dotty’s rap part came along early this year, which Nhiko affirmed to have brought a “different perspective to the song,” with focus on one’s struggle in keeping the demons out when the sun goes down.

“Where The Sun Goes” is one of the new tracks released under Old School Records, an ABS-CBN Music label that highlights sounds bearing the ‘70s, ‘80s, or ‘90s sound with a contemporary twist.

Check out KHIMO and Dotty’s “Where The Sun Goes,” out now on various music streaming services. For more music updates, follow Old School Records on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Doja Cat unveils first taste of new album, Planet Her via SZA-featured single “Kiss Me More”

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New music topic for today, as global superstar Doja Cat unveils the first taste of Planet Her. 

“Kiss Me More” ft. SZA, the highly anticipated first single off her much buzzed-about new album was written by Doja Cat, SZA, Yeti Beats, Rogét Chahayed, tizhimself and Carter Lang and produced by Yeti Beats. It arrives with an epic music video, directed by Warren Fu (The Weeknd, Kehlani), which offers the first glimpse into the brand-new world Doja is creating.

Doja’s domination continues with the news that her 3rd album, Planet Her is coming summer 2021 via Kemosabe/RCA Records.

Just last month, 3-time GRAMMY nominee Doja Cat, took to the Grammy Stage for a show stopping performance of her smash hit “Say So” which was highly celebrated. She also graced the cover of V Magazine and released the music video for her runaway viral smash “Streets” which was directed by Christian Breslauer and starred actor/model Kofi Siroboe. 

Who's Doja Cat and SZA?

About Doja Cat -

Born and raised in L.A., 3-time GRAMMY nominee Doja Cat made her first upload to Soundcloud in 2013 at just 16-years-old. She developed a knack for music by studying piano and dance as a kid and listening to the likes of Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and more. Soon, she went from obsessing over Catwoman (the Halle Berry version) to “crate digging” on YouTube. The budding talent taught herself Logic and how to compose on a midi controller. Signed to Kemosabe/RCA in 2014, she released her Purrr! EP and followed that with her debut album Amala in spring 2018, but it was her August 2018 release of “Mooo!” which catapulted her into the mainstream and was met with critical acclaim.

Doja Cat released her sophomore album Hot Pink in November 2019 to mass critical acclaim, the album was a platinum success with over 10.3 billion streams worldwide. Hot Pink features “Juicy” which hit #1 at Rhythm radio, “Say So” her Grammy nominated #1 smash record and “Streets”, the viral sensation that soundtracked the ‘Silhouette Challenge,’ one of the biggest TikTok trends to date.

The success of “Say So” which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been RIAA certified 3x platinum and streamed over 5.4 billion times catapulted Doja into global superstardom. In 2020 she took home the Best New Artist Award at the MTV VMAs, the MTV EMAs and the AMAs (where she also won the Best Female Soul/R&B Artist Award.) She has been nominated for countless awards including 3 GRAMMY Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards, 2 BET Awards, and 2 People’s Choice Awards.  

Doja’s creativity and showmanship as a performer have been praised time and time again, she has delivered unique and show stopping performances on nearly all the major Award Show stages including the GRAMMY Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Awards and the MTV VMA and EMA Awards. Her last tour sold out in 10 minutes and she has played numerous festivals including Rap Caviar Live Miami, Posty Fest, Day n Vegas and Rolling Loud LA.

About SZA-

Born in St. Louis and raised in Maplewood, NJ, nine-time Grammy nominee SZA released her major label debut album Ctrl (TDE/RCA) in 2017. Revered for its raw and honest lyrics, it landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen Music. Pitchfork proclaims it “an opulent, raw R&B album that constantly tests the borders of the genre.” The now RIAA-certified 2x Platinum album received five Grammy nominations in 2018 and more than half the songs on Ctrl are now certified Platinum and Gold. Her hit song “All the Stars” with Kendrick Lamar from Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By, earned her another four Grammy nominations in 2019. SZA has won various awards since the release of Ctrl including Billboard Music Awards’ Top R&B Female Artist, BET Awards’ Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Awards’ Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Awards’ Best Visual Effects for the “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding New Artist in 2018. In 2019, she won NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Duo or Group for “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation for the Black Panther Soundtrack. SZA also received Billboard’s 2019 Women in Music Rule Breaker award.

 In 2020, SZA released the hypnotic track “Hit Different” featuring Ty Dolla $ign along with the stunning visual that took the internet by storm. To close out the trying year, SZA gifted fans on Christmas Day with the hopeful track “Good Days,” followed by a trippy visual released in March. The single quickly became SZA’s greatest gainer solo single release, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and marking her first time in the chart’s top ten as the main artist. To this day, SZA continues to set the standard on creativity and break records. Approaching its 200th week, Ctrlremains on the Billboard 200 chart and holds the record for the longest run for any Black female artist’s debut album. 

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A May-December Affair of Rita Avila and Paulo Angeles in another episode of "MMK"

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MMK today will be sharing another wonderful story. Catch Rita Avila and Paulo Angeles as they play a role that will prove age does not matter when it comes to love in this two-part special starting this Saturday (April 10).

Ivy (Rita Avila) loves to act on stage but she agreed to put it on hold when her boyfriend Ian (William Lorenzo) asked her to when he proposed marriage so that they can have children.

But Ivy was unable to return to acting even after having four children as Ian continued to forbid her. Sacrificing her passion, Ivy set up a school with her husband. Even as she followed a new path in life, the two continued to fight, which eventually resulted in their separation.

Ivy was able to pursue acting again with the help of her children and the teachers in her school. This is when she met Carl (Paulo Angeles), a young theater actor whom Ivy had to mentor. Despite their 16 year age gap, Ivy fell in love and took a risk by having a relationship with him.

Will Ivy regret her decision? Will Carl heal the wounds in Ivy’s heart?

Don’t miss “MMK” on Kapamilya Channel (SKYcable channel 8 SD at channel 167 HD, Cignal channel 22,) A2Z (SKYcable Ch 11, Cignal channel 20), Kapamilya Online Live YouTube channel, ABS-CBN Entertainment Facebook page, and iWantTFC. For viewers outside of the Philippines, catch it on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.

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

Arnel Pineda Sings The New Theme Song of “FPJ’S ANG PROBINSYANO” Ttitled “CARDO DALISAY”

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One of the longest-running action-packed TV Series in the Philippines, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” has released a recompilation soundtrack that features its new theme song by Filipino pride Arnel Pineda that will heighten viewers’ excitement and emotions while watching the fan-favorite Kapamilya primetime teleserye.

Arnel has lent his voice for the rock song “Cardo Dalisay” composed by cast member Bassilyo, which serves as a fitting anthem for the heroic character played by Coco Martin.

The inspirational track “Ililigtas Ka Niya” meanwhile gets a fresh take by internationally-acclaimed Filipino acapella group Pinopela. The religious song which serves as the group’s first single offers assurance through God’s deliverance and was originally sung by Gary Valenciano.

Also part of the recompilation album is Task Force Agila’s theme song “Dagit Ng Agila,” sung by Coco featuring the song’s composer and producer Bassilyo who teamed up with fellow rapper and cast member Smugglaz in performing the song.

“Nandyan Na Si Cardo,” which serves as the opening song of the action-drama series since 2018, is also part of the latest soundtrack. The pop rock song which highlights Cardo’s boldness and bravery was composed, produced, and performed by Randy Santiago.

The rap song written, produced, and performed by Bassilyo titled “Vendetta,” which was inspired by the vigilante group of the same which Cardo had been a part of, is also included in the new compilation.

The series’ latest album also includes well-loved tunes from the show’s 2016 original soundtrack “FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (Music from the Original TV Series).”

Some of the songs from the aforementioned initial album include Gary Valenciano’s “’Wag Ka Nang Umiyak,” Gloc 9 and Ebe Dancel’s “Ang Probinsyano,” and Coco’s “Ako Si Superman.”

Continue to journey with Cardo in his fight for the good by streaming “Cardo Dalisay” and other “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” soundtracks on various digital music platforms. For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph), and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Pilipinas Shell, Grab PH Partnership to Spur Mobility and On-Demand Delivery in Cebu

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A partnership to spur mobility and on-demand delivery services. This is the teaming of two companies and this is what they are doing for the domestic economy of Cebu as they prepare for gradual reopening and providing services to continue playing their roles in driving economic activities across various industries and supply chains. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, the Philippines’ longest-running energy company, and Grab Philippines, Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, have come together to provide support to Grab’s driver- and delivery-partners who play a key role in supporting Cebu’s longer-term socio-economic recovery through safe and reliable mobility and delivery services.

(From L: Randy del Valle, Pilipinas Shell VP and General Manager for Mobility; Mandaue City Councilor Jun del Mar; Grace Vera Cruz, Grab PH Country Head; Gines Barot, Grab PH Head of City Operations; Arvin Obmerga, Pilipinas Shell Mobility Marketing Manager; Ivan Ples, Pilipinas Shell Mobility Territory Manager for Metro Cebu; Rolyn Tomarong, Pilipinas Shell Non-fuel Retail Manager; Vanessa Ejercito, Pilipinas Shell Fuelsave Brand Manager; Kenneth Balansag, Grab delivery-partner; and host Christine Fabian) 

Pilipinas Shell and Grab Philippines will collaborate on a range of initiatives benefiting thousands of Grab driver- and delivery-partners in Cebu, helping them save up on their daily expenses and maximize their earnings on the Grab platform.

Through this partnership, Grab driver- and delivery-partners in Cebu will be able to enjoy exclusive fuel discounts at Shell stations, and avail budget-friendly rice meals in Shell Select Stores as low as PHP 30.00.


Grab delivery-partners will no longer need to queue behind other cars and vehicles, as Shell has also dedicated special biker lanes to ensure that their vehicles are well-conditioned to continuously serve the consumers and support merchant-partners in Cebu.

To support their medical consultation and insurance needs, select Grab driver- and delivery-partners - who have maintained a monthly average re-fuel of 200 Liters and 50 Liters, respectively, for at least six months, can also qualify for insurance and telemedicine services via the Shell Go+ Pro Loyalty Program.

Lastly, Grab driver- and delivery-partners in Cebu may also apply for Shell-subsidized scholarships for their children - easing their worries on tuition fees and allowing them to make the most from their earnings on the Grab platform.

By providing meaningful support to Grab’s driver- and delivery-partners in Cebu, Pilipinas Shell and Grab Philippines aim to encourage and motivate driver- and delivery-partners to be on the road and help local businesses continuously serve their consumers - opening up revenue streams for these enterprises that are just getting back on their feet.


“We welcome this opportunity to partner with Grab Philippines to help restore mobility and reinvigorate the economy of Cebu,” said Randy Del Valle, Pilipinas Shell’s Vice President for Retail and General Manager for Mobility. “We recognize the important part that their Grab driver and delivery-partners play in restarting businesses and bringing essential goods and services to the public in a safe and reliable manner. Pilipinas Shell is committed to this partnership which will help mobilize this city’s progress and economic recovery for years to come.”

“We are committed to supporting the needs of our driver- and delivery-partner communities in Cebu as they play an essential role in helping local businesses better reach and serve their consumers, and providing safe transport services to many Cebuanos who need to be in their workplaces to perform essential economic activities. By working together with Pilipinas Shell on a range of meaningful initiatives, we are able to continue helping our driver- and delivery-partners with their everyday needs, and we hope that they will continue to be on the road to serve the needs of our kababayans in Cebu, and contribute to the city’s broader socio-economic recovery,” says Grab Philippines Country Head Grace Vera Cruz.

To learn more details about the partnership, visit http://shell.com.ph/ShellxGrabCebu.

Friday, April 2, 2021

My Reflection of The SEVEN LAST WORDS in Time of The Pandemic

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cross on calvary (ctto)

My reflection of this year's Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ.

"Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."

The first words that came out of His mouth after being hanged on the cross. No matter how harsh and rude people are, still, Jesus Christ asked His Father in heaven to forgive them.

For us, mortals and sinners, this is insane because of our nature to be vengeful. But for Him, it is easy to forgive. Let's hope that in these days of the pandemic we should, at least not point fingers, but instead be mindful of how to help instead of spread hate.

"Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise."

Dismas received an immediate assurance, and on that day, Christ brought him to heaven. The story of Dismas is not just about who goes to heave, but it's about faith and trust.

Today, people are losing their trust in the government and perhaps in the people around them because of the COVID19. Yes, there are irregularities in the government but we should lose faith and trust in the Lord that things will get better. Instead of looking for faults in everyone, let us all look for the good. And pray that goodness prevails in every person.

"Woman, behold, thy son! Behold, thy mother!"

Women are strong no matter what trials and problems they face. This part of the seven last words portrays the strength of women. The scene of Mary seeing his son suffering is like the scene in today's pandemic. A lot of them have suffered, but that doesn't hold them back.

Also, the doctors and nurses play the part of Mary, being strong, to every patient they tend to. It's like being a mother to them since these patients are alone and fighting for their lives.

"Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani" or "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?"

It is perhaps what most people are thinking right now. We thought that God has forsaken us. I remember the story of a man walking along the beach where, at first, he sees footprints in the sands, but when problems cames to his life, only a single footprint was there in the sand. He didn't know that was Christ's footprints carrying him in his time of trials.

"I thirst."

Summer is already here, and in just a few minutes under the sun can dehydrate us. Imagine Jesus Christ walked from the city to Mount Golgotha, which is more than one kilometer and carrying a cross, do you think you wouldn't get thirst? In my reflection, His thirst is not just the physical thirst but also spiritual.

"Tetelestai" or "It is finished."

It is finished, for His mortal body, it is. The sacrificial lamb that took away our sinners.

If you're a butcher, you'll know the case of draining blood from the butchered animal. Taking away all the impurities.

"Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."

Into Thy hands, I commend my spirit. I just pray that we all put our trust in the Lord and let His ways work on us all.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Golden Eggaster Celebration at Royce Hotel

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Who would have imagined that after more than a year of battling the pandemic, there will be an ECQ 20.21? Most, if not all, of us are tired, wary and worn-out from this seemingly endless trial that humanity is facing. But the key is not to be complacent and always remember to follow health and safety protocols like proper wearing of face mask and face shield, regular hand washing, observing physical distancing, and most important of all, staying home, if you can! Let us not let this pandemic defeat us! Let us not let it deem our light of hope. Let us not forget to smile!

And we are glad to share with you some news that will brighten your week and put a smile on your face!

Royce Hotel and Casino

No ECQ can stop Royce Hotel and Casino from bringing a wonderful Easter to everyone! You don’t even have to leave your homes. You can join the fun wherever you are. Just like and share Royce Hotel and Casino’s official social media pages on Facebook and Instagram @royclarkph and join, “Catch the Golden Easter Bunnies!”.

1.Play the video.
2.Take a screenshot of the three (3) GOLDEN EASTER BUNNIES.
3.Comment your entry on PINNED-TO-TOP FACEBOOK post.

Winners will be announced on April 7, 2021. Stay tuned and see if you are one of the five (5) lucky winners of the safety care kit!

To join check out this link: https://www.facebook.com/147897322255784/posts/1357043648007806/

Ogalala World

Kids getting a little antsy inside the house? Keep them busy while indoors with their favorite coloring tools --- no gadgets or screen needed! Explore colorful ways to make their time worthwhile with Ogalala World’s EGG-citing Color Hunt!

1.Like and follow Ogalala World’s official social media pages on Facebook and Instagram @OgalalaWorld.
2.Check-out the post on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.
3.Follow the color guide and spot the difference between the two Easter eggs by encircling them.
4.Post your work in the comment section.

Five (5) lucky winners of an exclusive gift set from Ogalala World will be announced on April 7, 2021.

Idea Zentral Communications, Inc. is the official communications partner of Royce Hotel and Casino and Ogalala World.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Better Moments at HOME with Samsung's 4-Day Easter Sale

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Quarantine and Covid may stop us from going out but that doesn't mean we can enjoy a few treats from Samsung at the comfort of our home. Celebrating Easter may be a little different this year but one thing remains—this holiday gives families a chance to rest and spend quality time with each other. Speaking of quality time, make moments at home with your loved ones more meaningful with Samsung’s 4-day Easter Sale!

From April 1 to 4, Samsung offers discounts and bundled promos this Easter on select products, from Smart TVs and soundbars, to digital appliances, and even smartphones and tablets. Here are Samsung’s Easter deals you wouldn’t want to miss out on:

Grab home-theater essentials at a lower price during Samsung’s 4-Day Easter Sale. Save up to Php 17,499 when purchasing select 55- and 65-inch Samsung Crystal UHD TVs bundled with a Soundbar to complete the immersive viewing experience.

Saving up for a major home appliance purchase? Enjoy up to 37% off on select digital appliances from any Samsung-authorized online partner. Now is also the perfect time for an upgrade with special discounts on the Samsung Window-Type Inverter Air Conditioner, Top Mount No Frost Refrigerator, Top Load Fully Automatic Washing Machine, Jet Stick Vacuum Cleaner, and Air Purifier. You can also get two 34sqm Air Purifier bundle for Php 19,965 only this Easter!

Plan your purchase wisely with great deals and offers on the latest premium and innovative Galaxy devices.

Buy the new Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G and get a free 45mm Galaxy Watch3 in silver worth Php 20,990. Customers who purchase the Galaxy S21+ 5G and Galaxy S21 5G will get a free 41mm Galaxy Watch3 in silver worth Php 18,990 and a Galaxy Watch Active2 worth Php 11,990, respectively. While the Galaxy Note20 Series and Galaxy S20 FE offer discounts up to Php 5,000. The Galaxy A01, Galaxy A01 Core, and Galaxy A02s are also available with a buy one, get the second unit at 50% off deal.

Score work-from-home essentials with Galaxy Tabs. Customers can avail up to Php 5,000 discount on the Galaxy Tab S7 Series and Tab A 8.0.

Exclusive online deals in Samsung.com await customers including up to 33% off on Galaxy Buds Live or Galaxy Buds+, 30% off on 90 sqm Air Purifier, and more! Cash discounts are not valid in conjunction with other cash discounts being offered in some stores.

Easter deals have never been this big! Know more about the great deals during Samsung’s 4-Day Easter Sale by visiting Samsung.com.


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