ABS-CBN cable channels Cinema One, Jeepney TV, and Lifestyle are bringing the best of local and foreign entertainment closer to Filipinos with a roster of must-see shows in TV and film headlined by the country’s hot love teams and Hollywood’s brightest stars.
Cinema One, the number one cable channel in the country, continues to offer a slew of entertaining blockbuster Filipino films such as the rom-com hit “Ang Tanging Pamilya” top billed by the team up of Toni Gonzaga and Sam Milby on January 22 (Friday).Meanwhile, the 2014 blockbuster “Starting over Again” starring Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual will be screened on January 31 (Sunday).
Film buffs should also look forward to seeing the best films of Piolo, Cinema One’s Numero Uno during the entire month, Toni on Romance Central every Sunday at 6PM, Vhong Navarro on Tuesday Comedy at 9PM, and Sharon Cuneta on Wednesday Winners at 9PM, among others.
The country’s throwback channel Jeepney TV also has a wide array of timeless shows and Pinoy classics. Continue reading →
Kick off 2016 with a new habit by helping save the environment through SKY’s paperless billing and get a chance to be one of the lucky few who will win an iPad Mini.
SKYcable, SKYbroadband, and Destiny Cable residential postpaid subscribers with a good credit standing who will enroll their account in the electronic billing statement service via SKY’s website (mysky.com.ph) until January 31 can join the promo.
During the grand raffle draw, four lucky subscribers will win one iPad Mini 16GB each from Discovery Networks AP, while 10 subscribers will take home environment-friendly health and wellness products from Gina Lopez’s G Stuff.Continue reading →
Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Monday vowed to improve government health services, as he noted that health services in the country have deteriorated and have become more costly based on a recent study.
“Nakalulungkot na ang mga karaniwang manggagawa na nakakaltasan ng buwis tuwing sweldo ay hindi nabibigyan ng sapat na tulong katulad ng mga serbisyong pangkulusugan,”Joey Salgado, Office of the Vice President chief for media affairs, said.
Salgado cited a report from IBON Foundation which said health services have not improved at all and even became more costly to the public.
The study showed that PhilHealth members still shell out a large amount of money for confinement, medicine and other medical needs, which defeats the purpose of PhilHealth membership.
Salgado said a Binay administration will not only improve the PhilHealth system but will also develop and implement a comprehensive health program—with emphasis on preventive health care—that is accessible to as many Filipinos, even in far-flung areas.
“Maglalaan ang administrasyong Binay ng mas malaking alokasyon para sa sektor ng kalusugan upang maipatupad ang universal health coverage at mapunan ang pangangailangan sa mga health center at hospital, sa gamot at mga medical equipment,” he said. Continue reading →
Vice President Jejomar C. Binay urged his United Arab Emirates-based fraternity brothers to continue helping him in his efforts to push reforms and find ways to make the poor benefit from the nation’s macroeconomic progress.
“Sa itataguyod nating Pilipinas, hangad ko na walang Pilipinong mapipilitang mangibang-bansa upang magtrabaho. Hangad kong katulad ninyo, ang mga Pilipinong mangingibang-bansa ay aalis lamang upang lalo pang malinang ang kanilang mga kakakayahan,” Binay said during the General Membership Meeting and Fellowship Night of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) UAE ’96 & APO EMARAT 121 last January 13.
Binay expressed hope that the APO will continue helping him in his quest to establish a nation that can provide a better quality of life for every Filipino.
“Naniniwala ako na kung patuloy ang ating pagtutulungan at pagbabayanihan, ang tunay at progresibong pagbabago ay hindi mananatiling pangarap lamang.”
“Sama-sama tayong magbibigay daan sa makabuluhang pagmulat at pag-angat ng pamumuhay ng bawat mamamayang Pilipino,” he said. Continue reading →
This month, watch out as DMAX take you on the ride of your lives with their latest shows on cars and racing!
In Idris Elba: No Limits, witness how Idris Elba is obsessed by speed. Since boyhood he’s wanted to immerse himself in the world of fast machines.This series pushes that ambition – and Idris – to the limit.Idris will take on motorsport professionals at the top of their game. He’ll try his hand at rally driving, drag racing, aerobatics and even attempt to break a Land Speed Record which has stood firm since 1927. Helping him along the way will be racing legends Jimmy McRae and Ari Vatanan, and modern day sporting stars Antron Brown and Ed Cyster.
He’ll fully immerse himself in the dramatically-different worlds of these four different motorsports. It’s his challenge not only to master the skills needed to drive and fly his machines, but also to adapt and understand the engineering behind them. Catch the all-new series, Idris Elba: No Limits this January, airing every Wednesdays at 8:10 PM. Continue reading →
New iPhone 6s owners need to go to extra lengths to protect their lifeline to the world away from those fateful bumps and breaks. Thanks to the new line of OtterBox cases, there’s a case that has already gone the extra mile to protect the new device.
Available now for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, OtterBox cases come in varying levels of protection from hard knocks. There’s an OtterBox for almost any scenario1 – from mums and dads who want to keep their phone safe from sticky hands, to on-the-go fashionistas who need protection from day to day drops, right through to the most daring adventurers.
The types of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus OtterBox cases include:
Defender Series, priced at 2,850 for the iPhone6s and Php 3,600 for the iPhone 6s Plus is a triple-layer, ultra-rugged case built for the most adventurous types. With a built-in screen protector to guard against debris, dust and grime, the case also has a protective membrane over Touch ID and includes a handy belt-clip holster for hands-free carrying.
Commuter Series, priced Php 2,150 for the iPhone6s and Php 2,950 for the iPhone 6s Plus is a sleek and sturdy two-piece case that protects from everyday bumps and drops.
Commuter Wallet Series, priced at Php 2,500 is a protective phone case comes complete with discrete storage and quick access to cash and important cards. It combines convenience, security and trusted OtterBox protection into pocket-friendly designs.
Symmetry Series also retailing at 2,150 for the iPhone6s and Php 2,950 for the iPhone 6s Plus is an ultra slim, stylish and pocket-friendly case with all of the trusted protection [market] has come to expect from OtterBox.
MySymmetry Series, retails at Php 1,750, is the slimmest case in its class with dual-material, easy to install and customize with ready-to-go swappable design inserts or clear back design.
The new Strada Series, retailing at 2,150 for the iPhone6s and Php 2,950 for the iPhone 6s is a genuine leather folio with room for a credit card and provides a professional and polished take on rugged protection. Alpha Glass is coming soon.
A must have essential from Converse this Spring is the Converse Cons One Star Pro for the active guy that’s out with his crew, skating the streets all day and night.
Originating in 1974, the Converse Cons One Star Pro was reintroduced in Fall 2015 as an essential skate sneaker and features updated technology for heightened comfort and purpose. A Lunar lonsockliner, Cons traction rubber and a gusseted tongue make fit and function for skateboarding and daily wear a priority, while the simple, yet iconic star logo stays true to the classic design. The One Star Pro footwear collection for Spring 2016 introduces many new colorways of this classic silhouette.
One Star Pro Camo
The new Converse Cons One Star Pro is available at Converse retail stores starting this month for a suggested price of Php 4,950 (black) and Php 4,550 (camo).
Vice President Jejomar C. Binay arrives with five distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from Dubai at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Binay previously met and gave plane tickets to Rosminda Baui, Leowilyn Tan, Lucresia Insesto, Angelyn Tak and Belsie Espine when he visited the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) Center at the Consulate General of the Philippines in Dubai.
United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) vice presidential candidate and Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II, Representative Martin Romualdez, Representative Danilo Suarez and families of the OFWs welcomed them upon their arrival.
In a press conference, Binay, former Presidential Adviser on OFW concerns, said he supports Senator Nancy Binay’s move to increase the assistance fund for OFWs and undocumented Filipino workers. Continue reading →
After winning a record fifth Ballon d’Or, Leo Messi has cemented his place as the greatest player in the history of football. adidas Football marked the moment with the launch of their new campaign “I’m here to create”, a celebration not of Messi’s records, but of his most jaw-dropping moments in football. Today, the sports giant has continued to honour the greatest player of all time by presenting Messi with a new platinum boot for the ultimate creator, containing real platinum elements, never seen before on a football boot.
Creators are athletes who seize every opportunity to redefine their sport.They create for their squad, for their country, for the millions of fans who then try to recreate a never before seen piece of skill. It is their sense of self-belief which drives them to win, and to create the new. Messi is the ultimate creator, and the platinum Messi 15 marks his other worldly achievements in football. Gold is for winners, platinum is for the greatest.
The platinum boot design is based on the current in-line Messi15 model and uses pearlescent Argentinian premium leather, enhanced with pure metallic platinum elements. The Messi logo and the adidas logo are both made out of real platinum, and the back of the boot is embossed with four gold and one platinum embellished dots to commemorate Messi’s record haul of Ballon d’Or titles. The Spanish phrase found on the insole of the boot “el másgrande de todos los tiempos” means “the greatest of all time”.
The signature Messi15 boot, the first unique boot made for a player by adidas, is designed for Messi’s iconic playing style which has seen him create some of the most celebrated moments in football history.The Messi 15 is not for the goal scoring records, the trophies, or the praise. It’s designed for the close dribbling style that has seen Messi change the game forever. To create the moments that made fans gasp and defenders blush.
Winning football’s most coveted individual prize for an unparalleled fifth time has firmly established Messi’s position as the ultimate creator. But in the new campaign launched recently, titled “I’m here to create”, adidas declared that Messi is not here for the records, or for the praise. He is here to create.
This year, make it your resolution to learn and go on adventures more, even just through the screen. Discovery Channel, Discovery Science and Discovery Kids will make it easy to stick to your commitment with a line-up of interesting programs for all age groups.
Adventures abound as the abalone dive crews of Port Lincoln confront greater challenges this season. Spotting sharks proves a little trickier as an early winter brings vicious swells that cause poor water visibility. Adding to that, a pod of orca whales attack and kill a shark at Neptune Islands, forcing the Great Whites to flee the area. The big sharks now roam the waters off Port Lincoln: where they’ll appear next, noone knows. Despite the deadly challenges, the dive crews continue to enter the water, continuing to risk their lives in search of the lucrative green-lipped abalone. The new season of Abalone Wars premieres January 25, airing Mondays at 9PM.
Airing also this January is the new season of Running Wild With Bear Grylls. Bear Grylls is accompanied by all kinds of celebrities and sent off to the wild. Each of the actors and athletes will partner with Grylls for two days for a one-on-one adventure, tackling everything from skydiving to repelling as they journey through some of the world’s most unforgiving wildernesses. This season will take viewers from the jungles of Panama to the far reaches of the Italian Alps and then to the Colorado Rocky Mountains and the Red Rocks of Utah.The series guests include Drew Brees, James Marsden, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kate Hudson, Kate Winslet, Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Rodriguez and Ed Helms.Continue reading →
When Scott McCall wished to be more than an ordinary teenager, he did not expect things to take a supernatural turn. Bitten by a werewolf just before he starts sophomore year, his life is turned upside down as if your regular teenager did not already have enough issues to deal with. Scott is forced to deal with a double life as he struggles to protect his loved ones and keep up a front of being a “normal” teen. Continue reading →