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Philip’s (Donny Pangilinan) sense of duty is ignited after he fights against goons who robbed a jeepney at gun-point this Saturday (May 25) in “Ipaglaban Mo.”

Because of a fight with estranged mother Melba (Ana Abad Santos), Philip leaves the house and finds himself in the midst of a hold-up robbery incident. He instantly defends himself and his fellow passengers against the criminals—Ton (Julian Trono), a teenage father who resorted to crime to make ends meet and the main propagator of the crime, Temyong (Ben Manalo) who is a slave to vices.

Eva (Malou Canzana), who is looking for her runaway son June (Jomari Angeles), and her sister Clara (Riva Quenery) are also caught in the incident. Out of fear, Eva suddenly jumps out of the vehicle, which angers the criminals and pushes them to push Clara out. The two succeed in taking all the possessions of the passengers as well as the earnings of the driver.

Will Philip’s testimony help in putting everything to justice? What will happen to Eva’s family?

“Ipaglaban Mo,” the only legal drama on Philippine television, offers viewers entertaining and informative episodes about real-life cases, which they may learn from. It also offers free legal advice to the public every week at ABS-CBN’s Tulong Center in Quezon City.

Don’t miss “Ipaglaban Mo” every Saturday after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.

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GMA Pictures released a teaser of the upcoming family dramedy titled “Family History” starring the multi-awarded actors Michael V and Dawn Zulueta. Aside from being the lead actor, the Kapuso comedian also serves as director, script writer, and part producer of the film.

In an interview with “24 Oras,” Bitoy explained why he ventured into filmmaking.

“I could have chosen an easier project to do. Pero para mapakita sa tao na may kakayahan din tayo na paggawa ng ganitong klaseng pelikula. Para sa akin, sayang ‘yung opportunity eh. Na pwede kang magbigay sa kanila ng panibago naman. Comedy pa rin, nandito ‘yung gusto nila, pero may dinagdagan kang konti,” said.

On the other hand, “Family History” will serve as homecoming project of Dawn with the Kapuso network. Her last regular show in GMA was “Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas” wayback in 2006. She admitted that she’s a fan of Bitoy.

“I’ve always wanted to work with Bitoy. Always. I’m a fan. Yung characters niya sa TV tuwang-tuwa talaga ako,” she said.

Completing the cast of “Family History” are Paolo Contis, Nonie Buencamino, Kakai Bautista, Ina Feleo, Mikoy Morales, Nikki Co, and primetime love team Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali.

“Family History” is coming soon in cinemas nationwide.

Check out the teaser below:

Family History: Official Teaser

#FamilyHistory, coming soon this July 2019. #FamilyHistoryMovie

Posted by GMA Pictures on Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Many of us have to budget to get by with each month, especially if you are on a low income or are a student. Living on a budget means that you need to be careful with how you spend money and make it go as far as it can. However, that doesn’t mean you have to go without. Here is a guide to living well on a budget.

Understanding Your Finances

First, in order to manage your finances, you need to understand them. A good way to do this is to make a list of all your income and outgoings on a monthly basis. If you have annual bills, take them into account by dividing each one by 12 and adding it to your monthly outgoings. This helps you build a picture of what you need to earn each month, and what you can spend, and what you could cut back on. Sometimes, you might get a bill that you just can’t pay, and that is when loans for students can help. However, make sure you factor in the repayments and can make them; otherwise, you could end up in debt.

Learn to prioritize

To live well on a budget, you need to prioritize what you need over what you want. Only when you have your needs met, for example, your rent or mortgage payment, do you begin thinking about spending on the ‘wants.’

Plan ahead

Another way to make your monthly budget go further is to plan your meals for the week before you go to the grocery store. Meals that include rice and pasta are cheap to make, and you can make even more savings if you buy in bulk. You could also consider growing your own fruits and vegetables.

Look at buying used items

Clothing can often be expensive, especially when you don’t have a lot of money. This is when buying second hand, or looking through charity or thrift stores can really make a difference. Sometimes you can find some bargains, such as designer clothing, for just a few dollars. You could also consider swapping clothes that no longer fit you with friends. Sometimes it is worth spending a little more on quality clothing that will last a long time, giving you a capsule wardrobe that you can always rely on. If you get bored with the same outfits, accessorizing can change the look.

Make it fun

Another tip to living well on a budget is to make it fun. Most of us like a challenge, and watching how far you can make your money go gives a sense of pride when you see it working. You might even be able to put a little aside and create some savings.
We are used to living in a materialistic world where advertising constantly tells us what we need to help us live the life we want. It is just not true, but it could be a reason why a lot of people find it hard living on a budget. When you really look at what you need in life, you will see it is possible to live well while watching the budget.

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Momshies Karla Estrada, Mela Cantiveros, and Jolina Magdangal unite as one team in continuing to help their fellow mothers connect their families and give inspiration in the third anniversary of “Magandang Buhay.”

The Kapamilya talk show brings its viewers back to Boracay, which is where it all started, starting May 27. The momshies reminisce the start of their friendship and will also build new memories together.

Three deserving mothers will be awarded by the three momshies in the show’s ‘Momshie Awards.”

They will also try new adventures together like underwater scooter and parasailing which momshie Jolina has never tried yet.

Momshies Karla,Melai, and Jolina tour their loyal viewers around the island to give momshies and anakshies ideas for bonding activities as well as for food they can enjoy.

Aside from the famed tourists spots on the island, the trio will also bring Kapamilyas to the unknown and new offerings of Boracay.

Joining them in their third anniversary is momshie Karla’s nephew and newest “Goin’ Bulilit” kid, Jordan, DJ Jhai Ho and Kaladkaren.

Don’t miss the third anniversary of “Magandang Buhay” everyday at 8am after “Umagang Kay Ganda.”

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The UAAP wrapped up a phenomenal volleyball season last Saturday (May 18) with the Ateneo Lady Eagles reclaiming the Women’s Volleyball championship after a masterful performance against a determined UST Golden Tigresses in the Game 3 of their Finals series.

Once again, the match was the most talked about in the country on social media, particularly on Twitter, with words related to UAAP Volleyball taking all the top 20 spots in the trending topics list for the Philippines.

The hashtag #LiveTheDreamAteneo secured the number one rank during and even after the match, with over 200,000 mentions as the Ateneo Faithful cheer on their squad to notch the school’s first title in the post-Alyssa Valdez era. Coming in second was #UAAP81VolleyballFinals, which was used by netizens as they shared their thoughts on the game online, and had over 50,000 mentions.

UAAP Season 81 MVP Sisi Rondina of UST and Ateneo’s sensational middle blocker Maddie Madayag drew the most mentions among players as both their first names and last names trended on Twitter. Other keywords that made it to trending topic list are “CHAMPIONSHIP POINT,” “FINALS MVP,” and “Bea De Leon.” UAAP Volleyball also dominated the trending topics on Twitter during games 1 and 2 on May 11 and May 15.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN Sports made the Finals experience even more fun and engaging online for UAAP Fans—the best-engaged fans in the Philippines—with special content especially made for them posted on its official Twitter account. The teaser video posted before the Finals series began got over 126,000 views as it hyped the battle between the two squads. The poll for the do-or-die Game 3, meanwhile, received over 16,000 votes, with “Ateneo got this” winning 65% of the votes while “UST all the way” settled for 35%.

Fans also liked ABS-CBN Sports’ Bea De Leon and Finals MVP graphics as they gave these 1,000+ retweets and 5,000+ likes and 3,000 retweets and 13,000+ likes, respectively. Similarly, the One Big Fight graphic and Score Card also amassed thousands of retweets and likes, as fans used these to show their support for their team and also inform others of the statistics on the match-up.

With 1.2 million followers on Twitter, ABS-CBN Sports is the most popular Filipino sports media organization on the social media platform as sports fans rely on it for the latest news, real-time updates, and special content on their favorite sports, leagues, and athletes. Its parent company ABS-CBN, the country’s leading media and entertainment organization, is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among local media networks and a growing list of digital properties.

For sports news, visit sports.abs-cbn.com.

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Since the latest horror movie Kuwaresma premiered, Globe Studios and Reality Entertainment has given the Filipino audience a new take on thriller narratives. Top-billed by the country’s own megastar Sharon Cuneta and multi-awarded actor John Arcilla, under the direction of critically-acclaimed filmmaker Erik Matti, Kuwaresma has garnered praise and recommendation with people flocking to the cinemas to get in on the surprising twists and turns of the movie.

Her first horror movie in a 41-year career run, Cuneta reminds movie goers to “be sure to #PlayItRight and stop piracy”. Similarly Arcilla also urges fans to say no to piracy and only watch films through legitimate means.

The whole cast and crew of Kuwaresma lauded #PlayItRight, the anti-piracy advocacy of Globe encouraging everyone to support the local entertainment industry by watching local films from legitimate sources only. Matti invites horror fans and moviegoers to go to movie houses with their friends and family.

The film revolves around the family of husband and wife Arturo (Arcilla) and Rebecca Fajardo (Cuneta). Their son Luis, portrayed by newcomer Kent Gonzales returns to their old house with a dark past to unravel the true reason behind the death of his twin Manuela (played by Kent’s real-life sister Pam) who mysteriously died on the second week of Lent. The cast also includes former child actress Guila Alvarez who plays Salve, the medium who warns Luis about him returning back to their old house.

Kuwaresma is now showing at cinemas nationwide and moviegoers can easily catch the movie by easily booking in advance via the GMovies app.

To learn more about the anti-piracy advocacy visit www.globe.com.ph/play-it-right and follow GlobeICON on Facebook.

Kuwaresma Premiere Night - YouTube

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With Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “Godzilla II: King of the Monsters,” director/co-writer Michael Dougherty brings together some of the biggest, baddest monsters in big-screen history, realized without limits for the first time in the modern age, in an epic, globe-spanning battle royale for the future of the planet that links the fates of monsters and man.

Watch the film’s final trailer below:

GODZILLA II: KING OF THE MONSTERS – Final Trailer - YouTube

“Godzilla has always had a sense of mythic purpose,” says Dougherty, the lifelong fan at the helm of “Godzilla II: King of the Monsters.” “Godzilla movies are big, they’re fun, but underneath all the monster mayhem and apocalyptic destruction, these movies are allegories. That’s how the Japanese initially invented and portrayed the character, and I think it’s one of the reasons Godzilla has endured for as long as he has.”

From his explosive 1954 awakening to his epic 2014 rebirth, Godzilla has always been more than a monster. A destroyer, a savior, an icon, a King, he has evolved and reinvented himself through decades of social, political and ecological change from a walking natural disaster to nature’s last, lone Samurai. “These are popcorn movies,” the director continues, “but they are filled with metaphor. And though the themes have changed over the years, they all leave you with the same warning: that if you push too hard against nature, nature’s going to push back.”

In the aftermath of World War II, Japan’s The Toho Co., Ltd. assembled a team of Japanese filmmaking legends to create a new kind of monster. Willed to life through a latex-and-bamboo monster suit, a meticulously engineered 1/25th scale model of Tokyo and masterful filmmaking, Godzilla roared onto the screen in Ishirō Honda’s genre-defining masterpiece “Gojira,” and has resonated and reverberated through the global cultural imagination ever since, cementing his place as one of the greatest, most resonant and original creations ever put to film.

Godzilla’s global footprint kicked open the door for Toho to unleash a universe of gigantic creatures in a series of films that would launch the kaiju eiga genre and enthrall and entertain generations of fans. But apart from Godzilla, none other has been realized on the big screen outside of Japan.

Until now.

With free rein to explore a Monsterverse filled with possibility, the writing team came back with a vision that surprised even its longtime shepherds. “Mike and Zach found a way to bring Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah into this world that was so organic, it was as if they had always been there,” producer Alex Garcia relates. “The story dovetailed perfectly with our far-reaching plans for where we want to take these films, but it’s a much bigger, more global adventure than anything we’d ever seen.”

The quest to make Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah live again on the big screen fueled an epic collaboration that brought together a legion of creative collaborators—many propelled by their own connection to the seminal Toho creations—and kicked off a sprawling production that would open out the Monsterverse and bring the secret government agency Monarch into the light.

“We followed in the footsteps of what Gareth and Jordan had done on ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Kong: Skull Island’ to establish and deepen this world as much as they could,” producer Zach Shields reveals. “But there’s always more territory to discover with these ancient creatures and Monarch. And, for us, exploring the secret world of Monarch was total wish fulfillment. Like stepping behind the locked doors of Area 51, but for giant monsters, or Titans as they’re known at Monarch. I mean, who wouldn’t want to know what an outfit like that is hiding. And when you enter their labs and see how much money is being funneled into this operation, that tells you how seriously world powers and private interests are taking this threat. The wolf is at the door, and Monarch is the thin, blue line. After that, there’s only Godzilla.”

“Godzilla II: King of the Monsters” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company. Use the hashtag #GodzillaMovie

About “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”

Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: “Godzilla II: King of the Monsters,” an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

The film was directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films), and Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), both reprising their “Godzilla” roles; Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street”); Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (“Get Out”); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”); Charles Dance (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”); Aisha Hinds (“Star Trek Into Darkness”); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

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Columbia Pictures has just shared the character posters for Spider-Man: Far From Home, shining the light on Tom Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, Zendaya as MJ and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Check out the one-sheets below and watch Spider-Man: Far From Home in Philippine cinemas July 3rd.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Use the hashtag #SpiderManFarFromHome

About Spider-Man: Far From Home

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts. Screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Produced by Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal.

Tom Holland is joined in the cast by Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Moira dela Torre has revealed two big projects coming her way this year—her first-ever concert at the Big Dome and an exciting new album slated for international release.

“I know that God allowed me to reach this stage in my musical career to give inspiration to all of you, that nothing is impossible, that there is so much hope. I am just so grateful,” Moira enthused, thrilled about her upcoming album to be released under ABS-CBN Music International.

The “Idol Philippines” judge is only one of the Kapamilya artists who is slowly breaking into the international music scene as ABS-CBN continues to champion Filipino talent on the world stage.

Touted as 2018’s biggest Pinoy artist with several nods under her belt, Moira won Mellow Video of the Year for “Tagpuan” directed by John Prats and Collaboration of the Year together with OPM band December Avenue for the song “Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw” in the recently concluded MYX Music Awards.

During the ceremony, she also walked away with the Most Streamed Local Artist recognition with 400 million streams from the popular music streaming subscription service, Spotify.

Don’t miss the singer-songwriter’s “Braver 2019” concert at the Araneta Coliseum on August 17 (Saturday) and watch out for her upcoming album which will soon be released in digital stores. For more details, like Star Music on facebook.com/starmusicph, and follow it on Twitter and Instagram @ StarMusicPH.

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Pokwang will once again show her acting prowess as she portrays an Igorot woman who breaks with tradition and fights for her dreams to have an abundant life in “MMK” this Saturday (May 25).

Growing up poor, Diana (Pokwang) desires to finish her studies to give her family a bright future. But her parents think otherwise, believing marrying a man from a family of farmers would give her a comfortable life.

This pushed Diana to leave her family and try her luck in Manila where she worked as a helper. Her employers instantly noticed her dedication and helped her finish college. She eventually landed a job in the municipal office, which helped her provide for her parents in the province.

She then met Victor, the man whom she fell for and became her husband. However, the man she thought would complete her life was also the one who would destroy her dreams for her family as Victor became an alcoholic and constantly hurt their children.

Will Diana be able to pull through from this obstacle?

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

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