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A new batch of senatorial hopefuls will take the stage to air their platforms and stands on issues in the second leg of “Harapan 2019:The ABS-CBN Senatorial Town Hall Debate,” this Sunday (February 24) LIVE on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, DZMM TeleRadyo, news.abs-cbn.com, iWant.ph, TFC.tv, and on the ABS-CBN News Facebook page and ABS-CBN News YouTube channel at 7 pm.
Candidates Abner Afuang, Gary Alejano, Rafael Alunan, Neri Colmenares, Agnes Escudero, Ding Generoso, Romy Macalintal, Mar Roxas, and Erin Tanada will join anchors Karen Davila and Alvin Elchico in the debates, which will also air on ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best after “GGV.”
Like in the first debate, each candidate will get to have an opening statement where they can address the voting public and share their plans if elected. They will also participate in a Fast Talk segment where they will have two minutes to answer quickly and convincingly questions on their views and positions on various topics. Several case studies, representing the common Filipino, will also be present to personally ask the candidates about the issues affecting the lives of their families.
“Harapan 2019: The ABS-CBN Senatorial Town Hall Debate” is part of ABS-CBN’s comprehensive coverage for Halalan 2019. The first leg of the debates last February 17 was the number 1 trending topic in the Philippines on Twitter, and the number two topic worldwide as netizens posted their reactions to the candidates’ answers.
Don’t miss the second leg of “Harapan 2019: The ABS-CBN Senatorial Town Hall Debate” this Sunday (February 24), and on March 3, LIVE at 7 pm on ANC and ANC HD, DZMM TeleRadyo, online on news.abs-cbn.com, iWant.ph, and TFC.tv, and live on each platform’s Facebook page, and the telecast on ABS-CBN’s “Sunday’s Best.” Catch the “Harapan 2019” specials starting at 6:30 pm and after the debate proper at 9:00 pm on ANC and DZMM.
They say a mother’s love is unconditional. But how can you love a child whom you have treated as your own, after finding out that her true parents ruined your dreams of raising your real daughter?
Beginning February 25, GMA Network presents another enthralling tale of a mother’s love for a daughter she raised as her own in Hiram Na Anak, topbilled by outstanding and highly-talented artists Yasmien Kurdi and Dion Ignacio, together with Paolo Contis and Lauren Young.
After 10 years, Yasmien and Dion reunite to breathe life into the characters of Miren and Adrian, a happily married couple. Miren is a simple, loving, and kind woman who works as a midwife. Adrian, on the other hand, is a faithful gentleman and her one great love. Unfortunately, Miren has difficulties conceiving a child and the couple decides to adopt—a decision that dramatically changes the course of their lives.
Joining them are equally versatile artists Paolo Contis as Benjo, a street-smart and arrogant former seafarer; and Lauren Young as Dessa, a strong-willed woman who never got over her anger towards her parents.
Playing a very special role in the series is Empress Schuck as Wena, a doting yet naïve department store saleslady who falls for Benjo.
Adding color to Miren and Adrian’s lives are talented actors and actresses: Rita Avila as Hilda, Adrian’s elder sister who is self-centered, clingy, and possessive; Vaness del Moral as Alma, Miren’s cheery older sister who loves and protects her very much; Sef Cadayona as Vince, Adrian’s best friend since high school who also grows close to Miren; Maey Bautista as Engke, Miren and Adrian’s trusted helper at home; Leanne Bautista as Duday, a smart, charming kid and the couple’s adopted daughter who will change the lives of everyone around her.
Behind this engrossing drama is the creative team composed of Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Creative Consultant Denoy Navarro Punio; Headwriter Gina Marissa Tagasa; Writers Maria Prescilla Hidalgo and Anna Aleta Nadela; and Brainstormers Hilda Marcelino and Roda Sulit Marino.
The series is another original creation of the GMA Drama group under the supervision of Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable; Vice President for Drama Redgie Acuña-Magno; Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; Senior Program Manager Cathy Ochoa Perez, Executive Producer Omar Sortijas.
Hiram na Anak showcases how a parent’s love remains selfless in the face of adversity, and how far they will always be willing to go for the sake of their child.
Under the helm of esteemed Director Gil Tejada, Jr. don’t miss the intriguing story of Hiram na Anak beginning February 25 on GMA7.
Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com.
Nattokinase is a potent fibrinolytic enzyme complex from Natto—a fermented cheese-like food that has been around for many centuries that proved to help promote cardiovascular health. Nattokinase helps the body in breaking up and dissolving unhealthy coagulation of blood or dangerous blood clots. With that being said, Nattokinase is beneficial for the cardiovascular health due to the following factors:
• It helps normalize high blood pressure.
• Aids in preventing blood clots that may be dangerous to the lungs and heart.
• Helps in preventing angina, stroke, varicose veins, muscle spasms and pain.
• Prevents heart attack and stroke.
According to the Department of Health Philippines, as of 2018, Cardiovascular Diseases remain the leading cause of death in the country. These diseases are said to be collectively known as Lifestyle Related Non-communicable diseases and risk factors are usually unhealthy lifestyle and genes. It is important in all ways to try preventing it as early as you can in order to avoid fatal health concerns in the future.
This is why Nattokinase, popular in Japan are considered to be really helpful for Filipinos. In Japan, cardiovascular diseases are relatively lower in the whole world because of their healthy lifestyle and the frequent intake of Natto.
In order to properly take care of the heart, incorporate Nattokinase in your everyday life!
It’s best to choose something that has the right balance of Nattokinase which helps in dissolving unhealthy coagulation of blood, Garlic Oil which aids in the reduction of blood pressure, Ginkgo Biloba which promotes over-all cognitive health, Ginseng which helps regulate cholesterol and blood flow and Fish Oil which helps prevent heart problems. These ingredients have great benefits for the heart and the over-all health of the body. A new FDA approved supplement out in the market today containing all these ingredients is Nattokin! Now with a healthy lifestyle—proper diet, regular exercise and Nattokin, you’d be reducing risks of having chronic diseases especially cardiovascular problems!
Epping is a highly urban suburb that continues to transition into an urban hub. It has everything you could ask for in a modern Australian living or investing.
The bright and buzzing centre is full of activities and is still going through a construction development boom, awesome public and catholic schools, great public transport, Epping Plaza, Public and Private Hospitals as well as serious investment in infrastructure by the Vic government to develop the road network to reduce traffic.
Here are 7 travel-favourite activities to do in and around Epping, Victoria for the entire family.
Edna Hunt Sanctuary. The peaceful Edna Hunt Sanctuary isEpping’s best-kept secret. Finding a peaceful bushland sanctuary in suburban Sydney is often easier said than done since the ongoing residential development replaced most of the native vegetation. Regardless, one such bushland retreat does exist in Epping through Edna Hunt Sanctuary.
Terrys Creek Bushwalk. If you’re looking toexplore the Aussie bush, you won’t need to go far to get out amongst great natural surrounds. Terrys Creek Walk, part of the walking trail between Epping and Eastwood train stations, is nestled in a peaceful corridor of remnant bushland.
Curry Lovers Indian Restaurant.If you find yourself near the railway station in Epping and looking at a great place to eat, a very good use of your time would be to get sumptuous food at Curry Lovers restaurant.This place offers authentic Indian curry at a reasonable price. A perfect place to bond with friends and family.
Terrys Creek Bushwalking Track. Check out and enjoy experiencing your local environment via a bushwalk along the track at Terry’s Creek, Epping.Terrys Creek walking track meandersthroughVimiera Reserve (Essex St) and Dence Park (Stanley Rd) Epping and is a perfect place to get some fresh air and a bit of bushland close to home. It is a moderate walk that is 1.5kms long.
Forest Park. Forest Park is afamed family-friendly reserve in Epping. Here you’ll find a kids’ playground, picnic areas, tall trees and of course, plenty of open space, it’s a magnificent spot for a family day out.
The park is tucked away off Blaxland Road and not far from Epping Road’s busy traffic, though this sunny and tranquil family park offers a surprising amount of flora and fauna. There’s plenty of shade for warm weather, while there’s no shortage of open, green space to explore. Why not set up for a game of soccer or cricket (albeit on a sloping pitch)? Or heck, just let the energetic kids run themselves ragged.
These fantastic activities are just some of the many ones available in Epping and the surrounding area as well as the entire Victoria region.
Work, live and play in Epping as there is a mix of new homes, existing homes and units and even apartments are starting to be built to makes sure that families young and old have so many affordable options. Check out the house and land packages near Epping, Victoria to know more about the top available homes on offer. Epping will be the central activity hub of this region. Get in quick everyone before we look back and moan about missing out which seems to be the norm today.
Award-winning indie stars Mary Joy Apostol and Meryll Soriano play a mother and daughter plagued by a curse on this Saturday’s (February 23) “MMK.”
Bernadette (Mary Joy) was born with dark, rough skin, bulging eyes and a facial deformity. Her mother, Jona (Meryll) believes it is a curse on their family, but will still try her best to accept the child.
Due to her mother’s hesitation to accept her, Bernadette will feel unloved, and try to seek affection from other people. Until one day she gets pregnant but will be left hanging by the man whom she thought had truly loved her.
Who will help Bernadette in her time of need? Where will she be able to find the love she is desperately searching for?
The episode stars Mary Joy, who was named Best Actress at the first ASEAN Film Awards for “Birdshot”, and Meryll, who won Best Actress for “Donor” at the 2010 Brussles International Independent Film Festival.
Also in this episode are Teejay Marquez, Patrick Sugui, and Yesha Camile. It is under the direction of Eduardo Roy Jr. and written by Bing Castro-Villannueva.
Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday on ABS-CBN.
Nearly two decades into the new millennium, the age-old problem of bullying remains to be a cause for concern among school authorities and parents of bullied children, mainly because most cases take place in the campus. For some reason, however, such incidents have been largely kept unreported until a fairly recent bullying incident broke out and went viral on social media, creating quite a ruckus among netizens.
Bullying, in fact, is an issue that is hiding in plain sight. According to the United Nations’ 2018 report, one in three children worldwide experience some form of bullying, a disturbing fact we must confront if we resolve to find a long-term solution to the problem.
This is the central theme of McJim Classic Leather’s newest viral short film titled “The Bully,” which zeroes in on the pathetic plight of bullying victims.
McJim’s new viral short film “The Bully” zeroes in on the plight of bullying victims, particularly children in school.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Chris Cahilig, it tells the story of Ramon Christian Galvez (played by Jordan “Jay” Castillo, Jr.), an anti-bullying advocate who returns to his alma mater to give a talk on bullying. This rouses memories of the character’s own disquieting past—visions that continue to haunt him to this day.
“With ‘The Bully,’ McJim comes up with yet another compelling and socially relevant short film that tackles issues we need to talk about as a humane and progressive society,” says Cahilig, who is also behind McJim’s previous award-winning shorts “Pitaka,” “Sinturon,” “Bag,” and “No Strings Attached.”
“Once again, McJim proves to be more than just a lifestyle brand as it strives to stay relevant in this day and age. It does so rather convincingly as it takes on another critical advocacy: anti-bullying,” Cahilig says of McJim and its newest short film, which, the director promises, will get viewers hooked until the end—all for a good cause.
“‘The Bully’ is a heart-rending but essential watch for people of all ages. Bullying is real. If we persist in glossing over the issue, we will do a disservice to scores of bullying victims and to the values that we hold dear,” Cahilig asserts.
He likewise counsels the youth. “If you are a victim of, or a witness to, bullying, don’t keep quiet. Talk about it and ask for help.”
“The Bully” comes at a time when issues concerning child abuse are coming to the fore. The short film also has worthy precedents. “Pitaka” was hailed as the Best Branded Digital Ad at the 40th Catholic Mass Media Awards, and the Best Illustrated Poem at the 2018 Wales International Film Festival. “No Strings Attached,” meanwhile, bagged the Best Social Shorts award at the Liverpool International Film Festival 2018 in the United Kingdom.
Jay Castillo breathes life into the character of Ramon Christian Galvez, an anti-bullying advocate who returns to his alma mater to talk about bullying, and confront a haunting past.
Prior to “The Bully,” McJim earned praises for its first LGBT-themed short filmed “Bag” for its honest portrayal of a gay-straight friendship—a bold and unconventional move for a masculine brand like McJim.
“The Bully” and other McJim short films can be viewed on McJim’s official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMcJIM/.
“The Bully” was crafted by a team led by Yuji Gonzales (screenplay), Patrick Ferrer (cinematography), Paulo Luneta (editor), Kenneth Amparo (online vfx and color), Jordan Castillo, Jr. (assistant director), Kat Salinas (sound design), Richard Gonzales (scoring), Johanna Evangelista (production manager), and Christian Paul Mendoza (production coordinator). It also stars Adrian Cabido, RJ Perkins, Gold Azeron, Allen Ansay, Sheryl Pasia, and Johanna Evangelista.
For generations now, McJim Classic Leather has been the leading and trusted brand for classic leather goods and accessories of superior quality and design.
For more information, visit and like the official McJim Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMcJIM/.
Do you still remember your first day at your very first job?
In the wake of its first two viral videos “Adulting” and “Tipidity,” MEGA Sardines, the Number 1 sardines brand in the Philippines, treads lightly into 2019 with “First Day,” its third short film under its #MegaGandaAngBuhay trilogy.
“First Day” tells the story of Joseph, an idealistic, fresh-out-of-college young man from Cebu (played by Jindric Macapagal) who is caught in an awkward situation on his first day at work in a Makati office.
What could go wrong—or right—on Day 1?
“‘First Day’ reveals the answer in an unexpected and heartwarming manner, delivering a mega dose of ‘kilig’ on a hugely relatable slice of life,” says film director and public relations specialist Chris Cahilig.
As shown in its first two short films, the MEGA Sardines’ #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign, Cahilig points out, reinforces timeless Filipino themes and values. While “Tipidity” brought humor and “Adulting” delivered drama, “First Day,” the third and last film in the trilogy, offers lighthearted moments and wraps up with a plot twist that the audience won’t see coming.
“Whether at work or at home, there’s very little doubt that intriguing conversations—and relationships—can be sparked by delectable comfort food,” Cahilig hints at what’s coming.
However one looks at it, “First Day” fits right into the #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign by depicting how MEGA Sardines, as a staple viand, has fortuitously figured in the unforgettable “firsts” of its Filipino patrons.
“First Day” was made possible by Tiu Lim Foundation (executive producer), Rommel Sales (cinematography), Yuji Gonzales (screenplay), Jegs Morales (offline editor), Kenneth Amparo (online editor), Melai Entuna (line producer), Clark Lopez (assistant director), Kat Salinas (sound design), Richard Gonzales (scoring), Det Moldera (accounts manager), Yani Bautista (production manager), and Johanna Evangelista (production coordinator). “First Day” can be viewed on MEGA’s official Facebook page www.facebook.com/officialmegasardines and YouTube channel (Mega Global).
Meanwhile, “Tipidity” and “Adulting” have garnered, to date, almost 3 million views on YouTube alone. Both short films can also be viewed on MEGA Sardines’ official Facebook page.
Manufactured by Mega Global Corporation, MEGA Sardines offers the freshest and most delicious sardines packed within 12 hours from catching to canning. It is available in easy-to-open cans and pouch formats for convenience.
MEGA Sardines is available in supermarkets nationwide, with a wide array of variants like MEGA Sardines in Tomato Sauce, Tomato Sauce with Chili, Paksiw Style, and Spanish-Style; MEGA Sardines Creations in Natural Oil and in Spanish-Style; MEGA Extra Hot Sardines; MEGA Fried Sardines Tausi and MEGA Fried Sardines Hot and Spicy.
For more information about MEGA Sardines and its #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign, visit www.megaglobal.com.ph or www.facebook.com/officialmegasardines.
Shadow Ace from the Philippines scored the hosts’ Golden Buzzer in last night’s episode of Asia’s Got Talent. The 20-year-old hand shadow artist, together with his parents, were overwhelmed with joy as the hosts joined them on a stage filled with golden confetti.
Growing up in a neighborhood with constant blackout, Shadow Ace entertained himself with candlelight and it slowly became a passionate hobby that he’s actively pursuing.
“Shadow Ace, it’s a silly little thing I guess, just to say that you play with your hands and make figures like that, but I’ll let you know, I forget they were hands. They were people to me,” David Foster said.
“I am so glad that you are on this show. I really love that performance,” Anggun added.
“He’s brilliant and amazing!” Alan and Justin said, before running to the judges’ table and pressing the Golden Buzzer.
The Golden Buzzer will send Shadow Ace straight to the Semi-Finals in March where he will have a shot at the USD100,000 grand prize and the winning title.
Watch the encore telecast of this episode on Saturday at 7:30pm on AXN. New episode of Asia’s Got Talent airs every Thursday at 8:30pm on AXN. To follow the journey of this season’s acts, check out #AXNAsia and #AsiasGotTalent.
To watch extended highlights of Asia’s Got Talent and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fans can subscribe to the official AXN Asia YouTube Channel at www.YouTube.com/AXNAsia.
AXN has also teamed up with Google to add a Google Assistant Action of the show experience, where fans can playfully interact with the hosts and learn more about the show, the judges and the acts on their mobile devices. Fans can activate the Google Assistant and simply say “Talk to Asia’s Got Talent” to get the conversation started.
Asia’s Got Talent is supported by regional sponsors Princess Cruises, the official cruise line of Asia’s Got Talent; Great Eastern, the market leader and a well-established trusted brand in Malaysia and Singapore, and GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures.
Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading business, leisure and entertainment destination, is the official destination partner of Asia’s Got Talent.
Asia’s Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.
AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including two record-breaking seasons of Asia’s Got Talent, five seasons of the award-winning The Amazing Race Asia; The Elements: Cosentino; Adventure Your Way; Cash Cab Asia and Cash Cab Philippines; The Apprentice Asia; Cyril: Rio Magic; Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition; and Cyril: Simply Magic.
Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 133 million households across 21 territories and is available in both SD and HD. AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.
The only way to tell Elton John’s story is to live his fantasy. Paramount Pictures has just launched the new trailer of “Rocketman” which gives fans a real taste of the cinematic spectacle that they can anticipate.
Check out the trailer below and watch “Rocketman” in Philippine cinemas April 19.
Rocketman | Official Payoff Trailer - YouTube
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Paramount Pictures’ “Rocketman” is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.
This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. “Rocketman” also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.
We all know that the wedding day is the most important day of a couple’s life – it is the day when two people decided to mark the moment they start living together, as a family.
Even though most weddings go mostly unnoticed – as in, if you get married, only your family and friends will know it -, there are weddings out there that you just know about. In some cases, you know more about the wedding of a celebrity than your own wedding.
Therefore, in this article, we’ll showcase five of the most beautiful celebrity weddings. As we know, they tend to come with unique ideas and have unique approaches to how the whole process of a wedding should happen.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
The couple met on the set of “Stereo”, one of Legend’s music video, back in 2007 – at the time, Legend told the media that the feeling of love needs to grow on him, and that love at first sight is not a thing he’s familiar with.
Their wedding took place in Lake Como, Italy – a more than beautiful setting for a wedding, with a lake between the cliffs and a village on its shores. In that day, Teigen ditched the classic “one gown” wedding and opted for three Vera Wang gowns. Two were white and one of them was red.
Keira Knightley and James Righton
Even if we talked about somewhat unconventional weddings, this couple opted for a classic one – Keira stated that she didn’t have plans or dreams for what people call a fantasy wedding.
Therefore, the two got married in silence, as all people do – on the 4th of May 2013, in France, near Nice. Reportedly, about a dozen close friends and the two families attended the dinner. Keira wore a Karl Lagerfeld strapless tulle dress, a Channel cropped jacket, a daisy chain garland, and – well, sunglasses.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
On the 14th of September 2002, the happy couple decided to unite their destinies – they got married at the St. Paul’s Covenant Garden in London. However, they decided to host a second wedding in Los Angeles, only two weeks later.
Why? Well, reportedly, Stefani really wanted to wear a certain dress that made it to the top of the headlines – namely, a Dior made white-and-pink dress which, to be honest, looks amazing.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
On the 20th of March 1969, Yoko Ono and John Lennon got married – this event was even immortalized in one of their songs, “The Ballad of John and Yoko”.
Keep in mind that the wedding took place in 1969 – therefore, Yoko opted the decade’s style, wearing a white miniskirt, a white hat, and oversized sunglasses. They got married in Gibraltar.
Lennon said that, if they were going to marry, they are going to do so for peace – and, thus, during their honeymoon that lasted one week, they staged “Bed-In for Peace”, which is now famous, at the Hilton Amsterdam.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Clearly, this is one of the most beautiful celebrity weddings out there – as expected from the couple, the locations and items, so to say, chose to make this wedding an eternal memory, were more than just impressive.
They got married at Forte di Belvedere, in beautiful Florence – here, Kardashian wore a Givenchy custom gown. One of their wedding photos feature the newlyweds in front of two walls of white flowers.
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