Saturday, January 21, 2023

DARNA to face SUPER SOLDIERS; Series Spawned TikTok Content with 2.3B Views

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Get ready for more explosive battles with the rise of the super soldiers who are set to be unified to beat the iconic superhero Darna (Jane De Leon) in “Mars Ravelo’s Darna,” the most talked-about Kapamilya series that stirred conversations and spawned Darna-related content with the #Darna and generated 2.3 billion combined views on TikTok in 2022.


Under the command of General Borgo (Richard Quan) are Narda’s former suitor Noah Vallesteros (Paolo Gumabao), her co-worker Andrei Abesamis (Young JV), Borgo’s aide Xandra (Kim Rodriguez), police officer Arthur Pineda (Eric Fructuoso), journalist Sigfried Cruz (Joshua Colet), Mayor Zaldy Vallesteros (Simon Ibarra), and his assistant Maisha Rodriguez (Dawn Chang), who all transformed as Extras and earned their superpowers. Also about to become a super soldier in the coming days is Regina’s (Janella Salvador) assistant Ali Corpuz (Mark Manicad) based on the series’ teaser.

Noah and Andrei first paired up to use their fiery and explosive powers to wreak havoc during a charity ball event, while Sigfried was given a serum to transform into an Extra after proving his loyalty to Borgo.

After revealing his connections to drug syndicates and Brian Robles’ (Joshua Garcia) dead father, police officer Arthur escaped from a hospital with Sigfried’s help to become Borgo’s ally.

When Mr. X, the mastermind behind the drug syndicates was unveiled to be Mayor Zaldy, he desperately attempted to escape Darna and the cops by injecting a serum on himself that turned him into a giant Extra with astounding muscular strength.


Meanwhile, his assistant Maisha frantically sought the help of businesswoman Victoria Villaceran (Carla Martinez) who turned out to be another Borgo’s identity. Maisha accepted the serum from Borgo and joined his soldiers of Extras.

With a group of super soldiers and her arch-nemesis Valentina plotting to cause even more danger, Darna is pushed to her limit as the stone’s protector who must save the people of Nueva Esperanza.


Catch “Darna” weeknights at 8pm on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, CineMo, A2Z, and TV5. The ABS-CBN series produced by JRB Creative Production is also available on iWantTFC, and TFC. For more information, follow JRB Creative Production on Facebook and Twitter (@JRBcreativeprod) and on Instagram (@JRBcreativeproduction).

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Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance With Somebody Soundtrack feature star-studded remixes and originals

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Have you watched Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance with Somebody? Well, in case you have not watch it, here's the list of titles of the soundtracks of the movie.

“This totally unique soundtrack album brings many of Whitney’s classics into 2023 and beyond. Contemporary, current and often scorching, if you love Whitney’s music, you must own this album,” says Clive Davis.

This features the long list of music spanning two decades of Houston’s legendary career, I Wanna Dance With Somebody (The Movie: Whitney New, Classic and Reimagined) includes nearly two hours of remixed and original versions of Whitney Houston songs, with special guest features by BeBe Winans, Clean Bandit, Kygo, Lucky Daye, SG Lewis, Samaria, Jax Jones, Leikeli47, P2J, Oxlade, Pheelz, and more.

“We are thrilled to be releasing the amazing 35-song soundtrack to the Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody film with RCA Records,” says Pat Houston, President of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston. “We think the fans will be excited to hear some incredible music they know and love, as well as some new never-before-released tracks, including ‘Far Enough’ and the incredible ‘Don't Cry For Me,’ which ends the film.”

“I am extremely honored and proud to have been asked to reimagine a track made by all-time legend Whitney Houston,” says Sam Feldt. “Being a key part of this unique movie’s soundtrack by turning this classic into a 2023 ready dance-pop banger is an absolute pleasure, and I can’t wait for the fans to hear it.” "I’m beyond excited for the fans and the next generation of fans to experience the greatness of Whitney and what her voice meant and still means to all of us,” says Rodney Jerkins.

We all know her, and she's one of the most iconic and influential singers in music history, Houston sold over 200 million albums throughout her legendary career, to become one of the best-selling artists of the 20th century. Her self-titled debut album, Whitney Houston was one of the most acclaimed albums in modern recording history, spending 14 weeks at #1 on Billboard Top 200 and selling more than twenty-five million copies worldwide. The streak continued when Houston became the first female artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 with her sophomore album, Whitney.

Together, the two albums spurred seven #1 singles with a catalog of hits that include, “Saving All My Love for You,” “How Will I Know,” “Greatest Love of All,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional,” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go.” A run that would lead Houston to become the only Black artist to earn three RIAA Diamond-certified albums.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody Soundtrack Tracklisting

1.  I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston & P2J)
2.  Don't Cry For Me (Whitney Houston & Sam Feldt)
3.  Higher Love (Whitney Houston & Kygo)
4.  The Greatest Love Of All (Whitney Houston & Jax Jones) 
5.  I'm Every Woman (Whitney Houston & SG Lewis)
6.  How Will I Know (Whitney Houston & Clean Bandit)
7.  I Love The Lord (Whitney Houston, BeBe Winans, Great John)
8.  Don't Cry For Me (Darkchild Film Version)
9.  Honest (Heartbreak Hotel) [Whitney Houston & Lucky Daye]
10.  Okay (Whitney Houston, Oxlade, Pheelz)
11.  You'll Never Stand Alone (Moto Blanco Remix) 
12.  Love Will Save The Day (MATVEI Remix)
13.  Tomorrow (Whitney Houston & Samaria)
14.  Home (Live from The Merv Griffin Show)
15.  You Give Good Love
16.  Saving All My Love for You
17.  If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful (Whitney Houston & Jermaine Jackson)
18.  Far Enough
19.  I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
20.  So Emotional
21.  Where Do Broken Hearts Go 
22.  Moment Of Truth 
23.  I’m Your Baby Tonight
24.  The Star-Spangled Banner (Live from Super Bowl XXV)
25.  One Moment In Time
26.  I Will Always Love You (Live from The Concert for a New South Africa)
27.  Medley: I Loves You, Porgy / And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going / I Have Nothing (Live from The 21st Annual American Music Awards)
28.  Run To You
29.  Impossible Things (Whitney Houston & Leikeli47)
30.  Why Does It Hurt So Bad (from the "Waiting to Exhale" – Original Soundtrack)
31.  It's Not Right, But It's Okay 
32.  My Love Is Your Love 
33.  I Didn't Know My Own Strength (Live from The Oprah Winfrey Show)
34.  Clive's Message
35.  Don't Cry For Me (A Cappella)

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The Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment. You can also listen to Whitney Houston greatest hits on this playlist:

A Fresh and Ultra Clear Start to 2023 with the New OPPO Reno8 5G 12GB+256GB in Sunkissed Beige

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New year and refreshed! We all want a new start as we move into the next coming days of 2023. As the new year brings in refreshed goals and new adventures, OPPO helps you start anew with its latest addition to the OPPO Reno8 5G series, the OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB in a dazzling new color–Sunkissed Beige. The latest Portrait Expert comes in a stylish, premium colorway, with upgraded storage, and smoother performance. The latest OPPO Reno8 5G variant can be yours for Php 29,999, allowing you to bring ultra clear portraits to life this 2023.


The new OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB comes in a fresh coat of color in Sunkissed Beige with a beautiful glossy finish that remains resistant to fingerprints and dust. With an updated look, the ultra slim smartphone now also comes with an upgraded 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM - a significant increase from the OPPO Reno8 5G Series’ first release in September 2022, which offers 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM. Now, you can also enjoy capturing ultra clear portraits and keeping more memories throughout the year without having to worry about a “full storage” notification popping up. This larger RAM and ROM enhances and smoothens the overall performance of the new smartphone, lessening lags and increasing its fluency to boost productivity and entertainment.


Rounding up the new features that make the new OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB a worthy investment, is the ColorOS13 based on Android 13. This updated operating system provides a more seamless smartphone experience, with improved multi-device connectivity features like Multi-Screen Connect and Nearby Share, as well as heightened data privacy and protection features like Auto Pixelate and Private Safe. 

Living up to its name as The Portrait Expert, the OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB still carries the same powerful Dual Sony Flagship Sensors that made the OPPO Reno8 5G series a reliable partner in capturing ultra clear portraits in any light. This latest model delivers a 50MP main camera and 32MP front camera that level up your visuals with more color, contrast, and details captured in every shot from Ultra Night Video, Ultra HDR Video, Hyperlapse, and even AI Slow Motion.

Apart from its high-powered camera, the new OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB still packs 80W SUPERVOOC fast charging capabilities, similar to the rest of the OPPO Reno8 5G Series, which allows you to get 50% battery with just 11 minutes of charging. The new variant is also powered by the same Mediatek Dimensity 1300 chip that enables all games, apps, and streaming services to run smoothly all day long boosted with 5G speed.

For Php 29,999, you can start your year right with the new OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB in a new stunning Sunkissed Beige color and now with larger storage. Grab yours now via all OPPO Brand Stores, partner dealers, and OPPO Official Stores on Shopee and Lazada.

For more information on the new OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB, visit or check out OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. To get the best care for your OPPO devices, visit your nearest OPPO Care Center or contact us on our website, via Facebook.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

HONOR raises the bar for exceptional display experiences affordable at Php 16,990!

10:58:00 PM


The HONOR X9a 5G is the first-ever premium budget phone to be officially released, according to HONOR, the top producer of smart gadgets worldwide.

With a 120Hz all-around Premium OLED Curved Display, a large, robust battery, and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 695 5G Mobile Platform, the newest member of the HONOR X Series offers best-in-class visuals and performance. All of these features were developed to fit into a small, pocket-sized body.

Available at an affordable price, the HONOR X9a 5G is set to make technology more accessible with reliable manufacturing to users around the world. The HONOR X9a 5G finally arrives in the Philippines at Php 16,990.

According to Stephen Cheng, Vice President for Marketing, "We are committed to offering a best-in-class experience for our international consumers through constant technical innovation." "Packed with significant advancements, the HONOR X9a 5G offers our latest smartphone solutions, including an amazing display and engaging design elements without the premium price tag, setting a new bar for the industry's inexpensive segment," the company said.

An All-round Display for a Remarkable Viewing Experience

The HONOR X9a 5G’s 6.67-inch OLED Curved Display supports a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels and displays up to 1.07 billion colors to reproduce images with incredible levels of detail and vibrancy. Coupled with ultra-slim bezels which lead to a remarkable 93% screen-to-body ratio and the durable Curved Tempered Glass, the class-leading display on the HONOR X9a 5G offers an immersive viewing experience, whether in entertainment, work or study scenarios.

In games where quick reflexes are required, users will appreciate the responsiveness of the HONOR X9a 5G’s display, which supports up to a 120Hz refresh rate and a 300Hz touch sampling rate, allowing the device to almost instantly register and react to user inputs. Holding the device with one hand, the HONOR X9a 5G offers an innovative mistouch prevention enabled by AI technology to prevent unnecessary hassle caused by accidental inputs.

Certified by TÜV Rheinland for low blue light emissions, the HONOR X9a 5G is easy on the eyes, and features industry-leading 1920Hz PWM Dimming technology to reduce screen flickering, further alleviating eye fatigue stemming from prolonged use.

Exceptionally Slim Design and a Long-lasting Battery in One Device

In line with the X Series’ mission to improve accessibility of HONOR’s technology, the HONOR X9a 5G also inherits the design as the iconic flagship Magic Series camera lock-up, featuring a circular Matrix Star Ring at the back which captivates the viewers as it captures them. Arranged along the Matrix Star Ring, the powerful Triple Camera system – comprising a 64MP Ultra-clear Main Camera, a 5MP Wide Angle Camera and a 2MP Macro Camera – allows users to capture their daily lives in photos and videos that can be shared with friends and family at the touch of a button.

Despite being just 7.9mm thin and 175gin weight, the HONOR X9a 5G features an ultra-large 5100mAh battery to support up to 29 hours of YouTube Music listening, 24 hours of YouTube streaming, 19 hours of TikTok browsing, up to 21 hours of social media exploring or 11 hours of gaming on a single charge, perfect for users who prefer to remain active throughout the day without having to worry about running out of power. With just 30 minutes of charging, the HONOR X9a 5G delivers 12.5 hours of video streaming, sparing users the worry over low battery.

Smooth Mobile Experience with HONOR RAM Turbo

Featuring the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 695 5G Mobile Platform, the HONOR X9a 5G delivers robust performance across productivity and entertainment apps. The user experience is further enhanced by HONOR RAM Turbo, which enables the smartphone to use a section of the storage as RAM to keep more apps active for more efficient multitasking.

Running the Android 12-based Magic UI 6.1 operating system, the HONOR X9a 5G comes with an Anti-aging Engine that minimizes performance degradation over time to ensure a consistent, smart user experience. Featuring HONOR Share and Multi-screen Collaboration, the HONOR X9a 5G enables speedy file transfers and efficient multi-tasking across HONOR devices including smartphones, laptops and tablets, bringing users unparalleled productivity.

Pricing and Availability

Designed for a style conscious audience, the HONOR X9a 5G is available in two stunning colors: Titanium Silver and Emerald Green. Starting from January 20 to February 3, the HONOR X9a 5G will be available to purchase via all HONOR kiosks and partner online stores – Lazada (, Shopee (, Tiktok Shop (, and Home Credit.

Get FREE HONOR Earbuds X3 Lite

HONOR fans can finally avail the HONOR X9a 5G via Home Credit, for as low as Php 661 per month with insurance, Php 765 without insurance, and on a 0% interest installment payment.

HONOR X9a 5G is priced at Php 16,990 with FREE HONOR Earbuds X3 Lite worth Php 3,999.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023


5:28:00 AM

It's the return of the comeback!!!!

“It’s Showtime” family and the madlang people gave host Vhong Navarro a rousing welcome upon his return to the popular noontime variety show on Monday. The actor-host was moved to tears as his fellow hosts performed Moffats' "I'll Be There For You."

“Ang sarap ng pagtanggap niyo sa akin. Hindi ko alam paano kayo pasasalamatan sa mga taong nagdasal, nagtiwala, at hindi ako iniwan,” said Vhong. “Pagpasok ko dito sa ABS, sinabi ko ayaw ko umiyak. Ayoko ko umiyak kasi ito yung pangalawang bahay ko. Dito kung ano man ang pinagdaanan ko sa buhay ko, tanggap ka rito. Nandito ung mga kapatid at kapamilya ko pati na ang madlang pipol, extension kayo ng pamilya ko.”

Vhong revealed that it took him some time to return to the show as he had to attend to important matters.


“Paglabas ko hindi ko pala kaya magbalik agad kasi may mga proseso pang kailangan gawin. Pero mabait yung Panginoon hindi niya ako pinabayaan kaya andito na ako. Maraming salamat sa ABS-CBN kasi may trabaho ako ulit. Nandito rin yung pamilya ko," he added.

Meanwhile, Vice Ganda shared that Vhong was unsure as to whether he would receive the same enthusiastic reception from the madlang people.

“Paulit-ulit ko na lang na pinaalala sa kanya na kung makakagaan sa dibdib niya na mas nararamdaman namin kung gaano ka nila kamahal. I don't usually read comments pero kung tungkol sa iyo binabasa ko. More than 95% ng comments tungkol sa pagmamahal at suporta sa iyo. Kaya hindi magiging mahirap ang pagbabalik mo kasi inaantay lang nila ang pagbabalik mo para mayakap, mahalin, at suportahan ka," the Unkabogable star said.


Their fellow hosts Anne Curtis, Ogie Alcasid, Kim Chiu, Karylle, Amy Perez, Ryan Bang, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta, Ion Perez, Cianne Dominguez, and MC Muah also expressed their happiness at Vhong’s comeback.

"Alam mo palaging sinasabi ko sa chatroom na I know you need the time as well to be with the people who really missed you. But I just wanted to see that we are really happy to have you back and welcome home,”said Anne.

"Alam mo noong wala ka, nagdadasal kami na may milagro na bumalik ka. Ikaw pala yung milagro, "said Ogie.


Karylle emotionally shared, "Hindi ko alam ang sasabihin ko kasi nawalan talaga ako ng pag-asa. Sorry na naubos ung pag-asa ko pero minsan may darating na madlang people na sasabihin na 'one day mangyayari ito' and ito nga nandito ka na. I'm just so grateful."

Teddy, Ryan, and Ion stated how they prayed to be with their brother Vhong again.

Don't miss the excitement and fun on "It's Showtime," 12:45PM on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, TV5, Kapamilya Online Live, ABS-CBN Entertainment's YouTube channel, and Facebook page, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV.

Follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates,

Sunday, January 15, 2023

New Year for a new 'Ipon' or Money Saving Challenge

2:16:00 PM


New year, new beginning! Every year, people write down their new year's resolutions. One of these resolutions is learning how to save or practicing to save. We all know that saving money is not easy but entails dedication and commitment to do the deed. Thus, the birth of 'ipon' or the money-saving challenge.

The majority of Filipinos, like me, love to save. Remember, when we were kids, we used to have that small or big tin canister with a slot for inserting coins? We would keep a portion of our 'baon' or allowance and put it into that improvised coin bank. Our reason for that is because we wanted to buy something. We have a goal! And that goal varies for each person. That's where it starts, our fondness for saving. 

At that time, we don't have any savings calculator to help us compute, like how much we need to save per day. Now, kids don't have to guess how much they need to save per day. All they need to do is work their fingers at the computer and viola, they can already know much it will be. 

As we grow old and responsibilities build up, our process of saving money evolves. Some of us keep our money in the bank, and others invest in business or stocks. No matter what, there's always that thing, the goal.

Most of us who participated succeeded in doing the 'ipon challenge' (money saving challenge) and are definitely in for another round of the challenge. This time, more challenging and a larger prize.

It's not the amount that drives us clearly to save, but the activity and the thrill of the deed of saving money.

There are many different types of savings goals that we can consider. Of course, we always regard the variables in our life to save money, like our financial situation and priorities.

Here are some examples of savings goals. As I mentioned, it varies depending on the variables.
  • Down payment for a house.
  • Saving for a child's education.
  • Saving for a vacation or major purchase.
  • Having an emergency fund.
With our goal listed, here are some steps we can take to help us achieve our saving goals: Determine our goals: The first step is to understand what we want to save for and how much money we will need. It can help us determine how much we need to save each month for our goal.
  • Make a budget: Look at the income and expenses and attempt to reduce the spending in areas where we can then use the money to contribute to our savings goal.
  • Set up automatic savings: Let us consider setting up automatic transfers from our checking account to our savings account to help us save consistently. It makes it easier to save without having to remember to do it manually.
  • Track our progress: Keep track of how much we have saved and how close we are to achieving our goal. It can help us stay motivated and adjust and make adjustments to our saving plan if needed.
  • Find ways to increase our income: Look for opportunities to earn extra money, such as taking on a side job or selling items we no longer need. We can use the extra income to boost our savings.
  • Stay motivated: It can be easy to get discouraged when trying to save, especially if we have a large goal. Find ways to stay motivated, such as setting small goals along the way or rewarding ourselves when we reach certain milestones.
Always remember it's important to be patient and consistent when saving. It may take time to reach our goals, but with discipline and determination, we can achieve them.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

KPop Moment, BTS: Yet To Come at Ortigas Cinemas Estancia Mall

11:37:00 PM


Are you of the fans longing to see your favorite KPop idol. Well, here one way to see them, on the big screen. See your favorite K-Pop superstars RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook on the big screen at Ortigas Cinemas, Estancia Mall on February 1 – 4, 2023 only!

Tickets for The Most Beautiful Moment in K-Pop movie, BTS: Yet To Come is available now! Purchase your tickets at Ortigas Cinemas located at the 4/F East Wing, Estancia Mall or at

#StaySafeAndEnjoyAtOrtigasCinemas #EnjoyEveryday #OrtigasMalls

Monday, January 9, 2023

GPTChat AI Craze, Good or Bad?

11:45:00 PM


Have you heard of this chat AI that responds to whatever you ask them as long as it is text-based?

Well, just a few days ago, I was able to find videos on TikTok talking about this chat AI. It is being reviewed and talked about in the world wide web. Not just because it is an AI but because of its responsiveness.

Actually I was amazed when I tried it. There's one comment of a reviewer that said "I wish this was created when I was still studying. I can sure make my life easier."

So, what was this AI all about. It is called the GPT Chat AI, released in 2021.

Using the Chat AI itself I was able to get information from it.

Explain more about GPT Chat AI.

GPT-Chat is a chatbot AI that uses OpenAI's GPT-3 language model to generate responses to users' messages. It is trained on a large dataset of human conversation, allowing it to understand and respond to a wide range of input in a natural and engaging way. It is designed to be able to hold intelligent conversations with users on a variety of topics, from general knowledge to current events to specific interests. GPT-Chat can be used as a standalone chatbot or as a component of a larger application or system.

Who created GPT Chat AI?

GPT-Chat is based on OpenAI's GPT-3 language model, which was developed by a team of researchers at OpenAI. GPT-3 is a state-of-the-art language processing system that uses deep learning techniques to generate human-like text. It was designed to be able to perform a wide range of language tasks, including translation, summarization, question answering, and conversation. It has been widely used in a variety of applications, including chatbots, language translation systems, and content generation systems.

Are there any pros and cons about GPT Chat AI?

As with any technology, there are both pros and cons to using GPT-3. Some of the potential benefits of using GPT-3 include:
  • High performance: GPT-3 is a state-of-the-art language model that is able to generate human-like text and perform a wide range of language tasks with high accuracy.
  • Flexibility: GPT-3 is a general-purpose model that can be used for many different tasks and applications.
  • Ease of use: GPT-3 can be accessed via a simple API, making it easy for developers to use in their projects.
However, there are also some potential drawbacks to consider when using GPT-3:
  • Cost: GPT-3 is a paid service, and the cost of using it can be significant for some applications.
  • Bias: Like any machine learning model, GPT-3 has been trained on a dataset that may contain biases. This can result in biased output if the model is not used carefully.
  • Lack of common sense: GPT-3 is very good at generating human-like text, but it does not have a deep understanding of the world or common sense knowledge that humans have. This can limit its ability to handle certain types of tasks or respond appropriately to certain types of input.
  • Overall, GPT-3 is a powerful and useful tool that can be applied to many different tasks, but it is important to carefully consider the pros and cons and how it will be used in your specific application.

Where can we use GPT Chat AI?

GPT-3 is a general-purpose language processing system that can be used in a wide variety of applications. Some examples of how GPT-3 can be used include:
  • Chatbots: GPT-3 can be used to build chatbots that can engage in intelligent conversations with humans.
  • Language translation: GPT-3 can be used to translate text from one language to another.
  • Content generation: GPT-3 can be used to generate human-like text, which can be used for tasks such as summarization, content creation, and article generation.
  • Question answering: GPT-3 can be used to answer questions posed by users, using the information it has been trained on to provide accurate and relevant responses.
  • Text classification: GPT-3 can be used to classify text into different categories based on its content.
  • Sentiment analysis: GPT-3 can be used to analyze the sentiment of text and determine whether it is positive, negative, or neutral.
These are just a few examples of how GPT-3 can be used. The model is highly flexible and can be applied to many other tasks that involve processing and generating natural language text.

By simply using the GPT Chat AI, it can actually provide me an adequate information as long as it is within its parameters.

This might be interesting but of course, there's always the good side and the bad side of this technology.

Sunday, January 8, 2023


11:56:00 PM


More Filipinos can watch and express their support for Celeste Cortesi, the country’s bet to bag the Miss Universe 2022 title, as ABS-CBN will air and stream the awaited pageant live on A2Z Channel 11, Kapamilya Channel, Metro Channel, and iWantTFC on January 15 (Sunday) at 9 AM (Philippine time).

Celeste, who represented Pasay in the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 last April, steadily gained the top spot in the nationwide pageant after winning several other awards including Miss Photogenic and Best in Swimsuit.

Now, she is eyeing for the crown currently held by Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu of India in order to bring a fifth Miss Universe win home to the Philippines.

Can Celeste beat the 85 queens from other countries competing for the Miss Universe 2022 title? Catch the 71st Miss Universe competition live from the USA on January 15, 9 AM on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Metro Channel, and iWantTFC.

Same-day replays will be available at 10:30 PM on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Metro Channel, TV5, and iWantTFC. Metro Channel will air more replays later in the week.

For more details, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram, or visit

New Year, New HONOR Phone?

11:25:00 PM


After an impressive finish in 2022, HONOR Philippines is starting the year strong. With a new phone coming up, the major smart devices market player stayed true to its promise that they will only GO BEYOND this 2023.

“We are launching our first phone of the year this January and this will be revolutionary. We are introducing a first ever feature in the industry,” teased HONOR Philippines Vice President for Marketing, Stephen Cheng. “Just like what we promised to our HONOR fans, we have a spectacular lineup for the year and this is just the start, a very strong start.”

The new HONOR phone hitting the market caters to the never-ending concern of consumers – durability. Built to last a lifetime, the new device is perfect for cautious trend observers who value quality, those who are curious about technology, and conduct their own research before making a purchase.

Not compromising the design, this handset will surely exceed expectations. This will be a bang for your buck with its stunning premium curved OLED inherited from the flagship series.

The new phone will be officially launched on January 19, 2023. For more information and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: (

In the meantime, you can checkout HONOR’s wide array of mobile phones, tablets, and smartwatches at any HONOR kiosks and partner stores nationwide or online at Shopee (, Lazada ( and TikTok Shop (


10:59:00 PM


Mixing with a new breed, Filipina American H.E.R. (an abbreviation of ‘Having Everything Revealed’) is in Manila to celebrate the long Christmas season with her family.

Also known as Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson or Gabi for short, H.E.R. is currently one of the most celebrated and accomplished twentysomething singer-songwriters in the international music industry.

To celebrate her many successes, ABS-CBN Global and MYX hosted an exclusive Mixer Event attended by partners, personalities from the music industry, and the country's leading entertainment press last December 27th at Sheraton Manila Hotel.

ABS-CBN Global Chief Operating Officer Aldrin M. Cerrado also welcomes the opportunity to showcase Filipino talent to the country and the world. “We’re very happy that H.E.R. is in town for the holidays. ABS-CBN Global and MYX are very excited about the projects we will work on together in the coming months,” he says.

The 25-year-old San Francisco Bay Area native daughter of a Filipina American mother and African American father has landed in many headlines recently highlighting new career heights in music and film/TV.

With 25 GRAMMY nominations and 5 wins to date, H.E.R. has had an incredible journey, punctuated with inspiring projects and accolades that have quickly ascended her to superstar status. In 2021, her powerful song “Fight For You” from the Warner Bros. Pictures film Judas and the Black Messiah won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

H.E.R. was also covered by global media for her groundbreaking role as the beloved character Belle in Disney's reimagined and reinvented part-live action, part-animated "Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration" anniversary special which will be streamed in the Philippines via Disney+ in January 2023.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Why there's no Chinese New Year in the 2023 list of Holidays proclaimed by Malacañang?

10:46:00 AM


Is it just me, or did you notice it too?

From the two Proclamations released by the Official Gazette of the Malacañang Palace, there's one holiday missing. Not really sure if it was intentionally opted out of the proclamation, but of course, we all know there's a reason why. So, have you figured it out?

Well, if you're always on the look for legal holidays and special non-working days every year (take note that it is only in the Philippines), then I'm guessing that you have seen what is missing already.

So, here's the list of the legal holidays and special non-working days in 2023.

January 1, 2023      - New Year's Day (Sunday)
January 2, 2023      - Special Non-Working Day (Monday)
February 25, 2023  - EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
April 6, 2023          - Maundy Thursday
April 7, 2023          - Good Friday
April 8, 2023          - Black Saturday
April 10, 2023        - Araw ng Kagitingan (Monday)
May 1, 2023           - Labor Day (Monday)
June 12, 2023         - Independence Day (Monday)
August 21, 2023     - Ninoy Aquino Death Anniversary (Monday)
August 28, 2023     - National Heroes Day (Last Monday of August)
November 1, 2023  - All Saints' Day (Wednesday)
November 2, 2023  - Special Non-Working Day (Thursday)
November 13, 2023- Eidul Fitr (Monday)
November 27, 2023- Bonifacio Day (Monday)
December 8, 2023   - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Friday)
December 11, 2023 - Eidul Adha (Monday)
December 25, 2023 - Christmas Day (Monday)
December 30, 2023 - Rizal Day (Saturday)
December 31, 2023 - Last Day of the Year (Special Non-Working Day) (Sunday)

If you want to be sure of the dates you can always refer to the Official Gazette of the Philippine Government. Below are links to the two (2) Proclamations.

Proclamation No. 42
Proclamation No. 90

So, what's missing?
Yes, there was no Chinese New Year declared on the list of legal holidays or Special Non-Working days. I don't know the reason behind it but out of curiosity, the celebration of Chinese New Year's Day falls on January 22, 2023, which is a Sunday. Nonetheless, important dates were happening on Sundays but were still listed in the proclamation.

Anyway let us plan and enjoy the coming holidays and special non-working days!

Monday, January 2, 2023

SB19 and NOBITA put their own spin on The Eraserheads’ iconic anthems

12:17:00 AM


To commemorate the success of The Eraserheads’ reunion concert last night, top OPM acts such as SB19 and NOBITA have put their own unique spin on the supergroup’s beloved classics.

Released today under Sony Music Entertainment, the revamped versions honor the timeless appeal of Eheads’ music, while giving it a more contemporary flavor that resonates with the streaming audience.

P-Pop Kings SB19 captures the spirit of the holidays with their own take on “Christmas Party,” a song off The Eraserheads’ fourth studio album, Fruitcake. Turning the original into a festive banger, the five-member boyband incorporates elements of dance-pop, R&B/hip-hop, and modern funk into the mix while carrying with them the vibe and energy of the track’s nostalgic past.

“The Eraserheads are one of the most influential bands of our time,” says SB19 in a statement. “We retained everything that’s great about the song, but made sure to add our own creative direction in terms of overall sound. There’s a balance of artistic liberty and compromise in the way we approach the material, and we’re definitely happy with how it turned out.”

Stell of SB19 adds, “we feel honored that we were chosen to recreate the song. Our tour schedule was really tight, but gladly we were still able to push through with it before leaving LA. Recording in a different country also feels surreal, we didn’t expect we’d reach this far.”

The eclectic rendition of “Christmas Party,” is produced by August Rigo, the hitmaker behind some of BTS’ biggest global smashes (“On” and “Black Swan”). NOBITA, whose single “Ikaw Lang” is the most streamed song of 2022 according to Spotify Wrapped, expressed enthusiasm and gratitude when they found out that they’re part of the music project that pays tribute to the generation-defining catalog of The Eraserheads. "We grew up listening to and playing Eheads songs," the alt-rock group says in a statement. “NOBITA heavily draws inspiration from their music, especially their brand of songwriting. Their work has shaped us into where we are now, and we’re forever grateful to their enormous contribution to OPM artists, young and old.”

For their part, NOBITA adds a little jazz-pop treatment to “Magasin” without completely losing the song’s upbeat and heavily melodic arrangement. Slightly slowing it down with stripped-down finesse, the chart-topping five-piece act puts sunshine back in “hugot” with endearingly surprising twist.

Apart from the revamped tracks by some of today’s biggest hitmakers, five of The Eraserheads’ legendary albums were re-released in full 360-degree spatial sound to give listeners a new immersive music experience. These influential records include Ultraelectromagneticpop!: The 25th Anniversary Remastered Edition, Circus (25th Anniversary Remastered), Cutterpillow, Fruitcake, and Sticker Happy.

SB19’s “Christmas Party” and NOBITA’s “Magasin” are out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

NET25 WelcomeS 2023 with A New Year Countdown Special and join Selfie with the Agila promo!

10:13:00 AM


A press release from the Agila Net25 welcoming the New Year. 

Let’s all welcome 2023 with the loudest cheers and biggest prizes as we celebrate with NET25’s Let’s NET together 2023 Countdown Special live at the Philippine Arena! NET25 stars, celebrities, and bands will entertain New Year's revelers to say goodbye to 2022 and welcome the new year with a blast!

Joining the celebration are TITO, VIC AND JOEY, AGA MUHLACH, ERIC, EPY AND VANDOLPH QUIZON, ARA MINA, LOVE AÑOVER, EMPOY MARQUEZ, ACE BANZUELO, PRICETAGG, GLOC-9, Nobita, Alexa Miro, Jay-R, G22, Mayonnaise, Emma Tiglao, Billie Hakenson, Isabelle De Los Santos, Daiana Menezes, Rikki Mathay, Bearwin Meily, Wej Cudiamat, Tonipet Gaba, CJ Hirro and Jumanji Band and many more!


As the clock strikes midnight, see the night sky come to life to the grandest firework display!

Everyone can join the celebration and watch the NET25 New Year Countdown Live at the Philippine Arena and participate in “Selfie with the Agila Promo” by signing up online via and filling up their contact details with their complete name and complete address (House Address, Street Name, Baranggay, City or Municipality, and Province)

Televiewers need to be ready to take their Selfie with the Agila while watching Let’s NET Together 2023 New Year Countdown Special on TV. They must upload their photos on from December 31, 2022, 10 pm until January 1, 2023, 1 am. Lucky raffle winners can win three (3) brand-new cars and cash prizes as high as P100,000.00.

Promo Period is from 10:00 PM on December 31, 2022, to 1:00 AM on January 1, 2023. See posters or visit for the complete set of mechanics. DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-158400 Series of 2022.

The Philippine Arena grounds will be open as early as 9 AM with rides, bazaars, food market, and booth stalls that offer a variety of goods and delicacies. It is one of the country’s safest and cleanest areas for family picnics, bonding, and get-togethers after which the New Year Countdown program will start at 10 PM.

Watch Let’s NET Together 2023 - NET25 New Year Countdown Special and join Selfie with the Agila promo to win.

You can watch NET25 thru these following channels: Channel 49 (digital free TV), 25 (Analog free TV), 18 (Skycable), 17 (Cablelink), 14 (Cignal), 18 (destiny), 25 (Satellite), at 42 (G-Sat).

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