ALA Int’l, ABS-CBN Sports + Action, TFC to Showcase World-Class Boxing via Philippines vs The World on October 17

As evident in the media launch last Friday with a very supportive press, the boxing community in California is abuzz with excitement as the much talked about Philippines vs the World at StubHub Center on October 17 fast approaches and promises to dazzle fans with world-class matches.

Donnie “Ahas” Nietes (36-4, 21 KOs), the longest reigning Filipino world champion, will defend his WBO World Jr. Flyweight crown against Juan “Pinky” Alejo of Mexico (21-3, 13KOs).

“Prince” Albert Pagara (24-0, 17KOs), the undefeated IBF Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight Champion, will face his acid test against Nicaraguan knockout artist William ‘Chirizo’ Gonzalez (25-5, 23KOs) for the WBO International Jr. Featherweight Championship.

Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo (11-0, 9KOs) will defend his IBF Youth Featherweight crown against similarly undefeated Mexican Yardley Suarez (13-0, 8KOs).

Albert’s brother, Jason “El Niño” Pagara (36-2, 22KOs), will engage in an exciting fight against Gonzalez’s countryman, Santos ‘El Toro’ Benavides (25-7-2, 19KOs).

The Filipino boxers are training under Edito Villamor at famed coach Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.

30 Years in the Making When the bell rings for the first round of the first boxing match of Philippines vs the World, it will reverberate 30 years back into history when ALA Sports Promotions International (ALASPI) started promoting boxing as ALA Boxing Gym in Cabancalan, Nasipit Talamban, Cebu City (ALA Boxing Gym Group is composed of the GYM, Promotions, and Fitness Gym).

Antonio Lopez Aldeguer, whose starting initials have become synonymous to the pioneering boxing promotions company in the Philippines – and now the premier in Asia has been building fighters and trainers since 1985 for love of the sport of boxing.  But his underlying passion is to uplift kids from poverty: a zeal that has produced Filipino world champions like former WBC Super Flyweight and WBO Bantamweight titlist Gerry Peñalosa and former WBC Flyweight Champion Malcolm Tuñacao.

With the goal of expanding the promotions and broadcast of boxing matches of Filipinos in the Philippines and internationally, ALA International found a perfect partner in the largest Filipino multimedia conglomerate, ABS-CBN Corporation through ABS-CBN Sports + Action with which it created the hugely successful “Pinoy Pride” series of boxing fights.  Continue reading

Enjoy Clear TV and Free Channels with ABS-CBN TVplus, Now Only P1,999

More Filipino families will be able to experience a crystal clear and more enjoyable TV viewing experience with ABS-CBN TVplus, which is now available at an affordable price of P1,999 beginning this October. This promo price is brought to consumers by ABS-CBN TVplus in partnership with Surf and Knorr.

To avail of the new promo price, just look for specially marked ABS-CBN TVplus boxes with the sticker bearing P1,999 at any outlet that sells the ‘mahiwagang black box.’ It is available at SM Appliance Center, Automatic Center, Abensons, True Value, Handyman, Robinsons Appliance Center, SM Supermarket, SM Department Store, Puregold Supermarket, Landmark Supermarket, Octagon, Villman, Silicon Valley and other electronic, appliance, and hardware stores.

Authorized ABS-CBN TVplus sales agents will also be going house-to-house to sell the TVplus box, which gives viewers access to exclusive free-to-air channels.

ABS-CBN TVplus users, meanwhile, can look forward to the new offerings of all-day movie channel CineMo and children’s entertainment channel Yey! this October.

Starting this Sunday (Oct 4), CineMo will air a weekly five-day episode marathon of the newly launched “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” topbilled by Coco Martin in a jam-packed two and a half hours without commercial break from 2PM until 4:30PM.

Laughter is in store for viewers every Sunday with a re-run of the “It’s Showtime” comedy search “Funny One More Taym,” 1PM, and “Mga Kwento ni Marc Logan,” 4:30PM.  Continue reading

Amachan to Start Airing on TV5 this October 5

One of Japan’s highest-rating dramas, Amachan, will soon warm the hearts of Filipinos as TV5 starts airing the program beginning October 5, Monday-Friday, 11am.

The Philippine distribution of Amachan was made possible following an affiliation agreement between TV5 and Japan Broadcasting Corporation, NHK.

Amachan is an upbeat drama with moments of comedy about the journey of high-schooler Aki, played by popular Japanese actress Rena N?nen, in pursuing her dreams of becoming an “ama”, a Japanese traditional free-diver of seafood, particularly of sea urchins in the series, and a pop idol. The series is set in the Tohoku region of Japan, which endured the biggest blow of the devastating tsunami disaster in 2011.

The series was an instant hit in Japan, becoming one of the top-rated morning dramas in Japan. Newcomer actress, N?nen, even won a Best Actress trophy in Japan’s 17th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix for her role in the series. Amachan not only won the hearts of Japanese viewers, the production of the series in the Tohoku region was also seen to have contributed in efforts to restore the region. Continue reading

MYX to Fly Lucky Britney Spears Fan to Us

MYX takes the concert experience up a notch by flying one lucky Britney Spears fan and a companion to see the American pop icon live at Las Vegas, USA.

Ultimate Britney Spears fans who want to see their idol performing live simply need to go to MYX Philippines’ website (www.myxph.com) and answer why they are the ultimate Myx fan to get a chance to win a once in a lifetime concert experience. Continue reading

“It’s Showtime and “ASAP 20” Lead “Kapamilya Thank You! Biyaheng Biñan”

Kapamilya stars of “It’s Showtime” and “ASAP 20” will give tribute to the unwavering support of Kapamilya fans by giving spectacular and entertaining performances in the “Kapamilya, Thank You! Biyaheng Biñan” this Saturday (Oct 3) and Sunday (Oct 4) at the Alonte Sports Arena.

After their successful ANIMversary Kick Off at the Araneta Coliseum last week, “It’s Showtime” hosts Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Kim Atienza, Jhong Hilario, Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, Coleen Garcia, Ryan Bang, and Eruption heat up the stage once more with their highly anticipated annual ‘Magpasikat’ performances.

Watch out as they give a sneak peek with the past finalists and winners of hit segments “That’s My Tomboy,” “Mini Me,” and “Funny One.”

On Sunday, it’s “ASAP 20’s” turn to entertain and give thanks to Kapamilya fans. Continue reading

LG 4K OLED TV: A New Breed of Technology

Months after global innovation leader LG Electronics announced the latest developments in their OLED technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 last January, LG’s 4K OLED TVs (EG960T) are finally set to stand on Philippine shores by the first week of November.

Being a leader in home entertainment novelties, LG was the only player to develop OLED TVs and set the bar even higher by marrying 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) technology with OLED technology. This display technology allows deeper blacks and richer colour contrast as compared to its LED and LCD cousins. LG’s OLED line-up offers a slimmer and lighter TV that comes with the latest and best in LG TV technology. Continue reading

The Affair – Watchathon – All 10 Episodes – on RTL CBS Entertainment HD

The Affair (Season 1) 2015 Golden Globe® for Best Television Series, Drama Series Watchathon – All 10 Episodes Back-to-Back October 3, Saturday, Starting at 4:00pm (3:00pm JKT/BKK) Encore on October 4, Sunday, Starting at 9:30am (8:30am JKT/BKK) Weekly Episodes Every Tuesday Starting October 6 at 9:55pm (8:55pm JKT/BKK)

The Affair, stars Golden Globe® Dominic West (The Wire) and winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Ruth Wilson (Luther), as well as Emmy® nominee Maura Tierney (ER) and SAG Award® nominee Joshua Jackson (Fringe). Continue reading

Balls Channel Presents UFC 192: Cormier vs Gustafsson

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (16-1; 6 KOs) will make the first defense of his title as he battles number two-ranked contender Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (16-1; 10 KOs) in the main event of UFC 192 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.  Former United States Olympian Cormier struck gold in the UFC in May, when he submitted Anthony Johnson to win the vacant 205-pound world title.

Now he will meet up with Sweden’s Gustafsson, a former title challenger who nearly lifted the crown from Jon Jones in their 2013 classic.

Catch the telecast of this titanic fight on Balls Channel this Sunday (October 4) at 10:30 AM.

It’s A Fun-Filled October on Discovery Kids

It’s totally an October to watch out for on Discovery Kids.

Rescuing and saving lives are what the six chosen young teens are up to on the new series Hero Squad. Facing real life rescue operations, they will be working with the most trusted men and women in the world of life-saving. Guided by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Her Majesty’s Coastguard (HMCG) and the Fire service and Mountain rescue teams from across the country, they will be working as one on fronting responsibilities, with all their brave and might. Catch the amazing team of the heroic cadets on Hero Squad premieres October 1, Thursdays at 5 p.m. Continue reading

Watch the “jungle” Come Back to Life with K: Return of Kings, on Animax

Anime fans, look out Highly rated television anime series K will be back on the small screen this October with its second season K: Return of Kings, airing same day as Japan, first and exclusively on Animax Asia’s first 24-hour Japanese anime channel.

Since its 2012 debut, the K series has seen more than 10 anime and light novel spin-offs including K: Missing Kings, which was made into a film of the same name in July 2014.  Since the announcement of this new season in May this year, the anime series has made countless appearances on international anime news sites, but it was in these last three months that K really dominated the online buzz in the scene, thanks to a “100 days” promotional video and visual campaign by writer GoRa and Japanese animation studio GoHands. Continue reading

Aiza Seguerra’s New Album Now Certified Gold

After the successful release of singer-songwriter Aiza Seguerra’s latest album, “Araw Gabi: Mga Awit ni Maestro Ryan” has scored a gold record award. Aiza’s gold record was awarded to her by Universal RecordsGeneral Manager, Kathleen Dy-Go, in Eat Bulaga last September 16, 2015.

As the acoustic singer pays tribute to Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, it also features Mr. C playing the piano for single “Tuwing Umuulan At Kapiling Ka.” The album also includes fresh takes on some of the most-loved Ryan Cayabyab compositions like “Araw Gabi,” “Minsan Ang Minahal Ay Ako,” “Kay Ganda Ng Ating Musika,” “Kahit Ika’y Isang Panaginip Lamang,” “Paano Na Kaya,” “Tunay Na Ligaya,” “Iduyan Mo,” among others.

The album is still available at all record bars nationwide. Digital tracks can also be downloaded on iTunes, Spinnr and Amazon. You may also listen to the full album on Deezer and album preview on YouTube.