ESPN5 Launches SPORTSCENTER Philippines

Friday, December 15, 2017

Looks like they're going for greatness as ESPN5 launches a new program fitting in the daily happenings in sports across the country and the rest of the world. You've seen the teasers on TV, and yes they're really doing it as SportsCenter finally launches in the Philippines this December 17. No, this is not a drill. 

What's gonna happen? Well, for starters they're going to get YOU updated EVERYDAY for 30 minutes, done by the great people from ESPN5 live, unadulterated and fast sports news broadcasted from their studios in Manila. What's in it? The latest sports happenings from leagues across the country and around the world so fans from the PBA, NBA, WNBA, American Football, local and international volleyball fans would get their fix when they want it, where they want it on the boobtube. This will also include daily contributors from the SportsCenter US broadcasts, so you are NEVER gonna be shortchanged when it comes to sports news, NOT gonna happen. Aside from that, the best sportscasters from the industry like Aaron Atayde, Lia Cruz, Magoo Marjon and Amanda Fernandez will deliver it like pizza, fresh, hot and fast! Because you deserve the best that this synnergy brought about by the partnership of broadcasting giants TV5 and ESPN, because you deserve it.

These young and hungry sportscasters will bring their expertise in commentary, especially in PBA, NBA, FIBA (where we should expect our country's GILAS will do good!), and a whole lot more. TV5 head honcho and President Vincent "Chot" Reyes says "We are more than excited to bring you the iconic and leading sports brand in the world to Philippine shores and I believe this will define sports programming on television. We are so honored to bring SportsCenter in the Philippines, it's a milestone and we can't wait for you to see it!"

Now remember, it'll be just 30 minutes of updates each day. That's the amount of time you get your pizza through delivery, it'll make you a genious in conversation with your bros, compadre's and just about anyone in the world because you will stay current, informed, because again it's what SportsCenter could do. Easy.

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Andrea Torres and Lharby Policarpio for MEANT TO BEH

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fun to see Ms. Andrea Torres and Lharby Policarpio this afternoon at the CAVE in Tomas Morato. We were there to interview them for their film MEANT TO BEH which is the comback movie of Vic Sotto while he's paired with the timeless Ms. Dawn Zulueta.

Andrea Torres says "I am not a bad person here, not negative at all but I will wreak havoc with their relationship. I have been part of MMFF previously, like 10 years ago. I feel this is a blessing to end the year and I am excited. I was a bit stiff in the beginning, thinking of what to say or do Bossing Vic was already breaking the ice. How I wish we could get to do the bonding we did in Baguio, I miss them a lot. I have done comedy before since I am part of Bubble Gang, but of course I was still star struck because they are who they are. Ms. Dawn was so funny too and you can't compare it with what she portrays in real life. I am so glad about their feedback because that's what I wanted to do. I am also shocked at how they treat you like friends. Baste is like a baby brother, such a good kid to actually be with because he always never forget to share food when he's about to eat, he's certainly going to be adored by a lot of people. I am also going to gift myself with an out of the country trip, I think I owe it to myself to be with my folks and my brother. I am really looking forward to another MMFF eventful week. This is a G movie, you will expect the whole family to be there and I am excited to see them watch the film. You'll see this to be blessed in the box office, I wish he could win the best actor trophy. Just to be part of the project was a dream for me, but if ever I win the best supporting actress category would make me really happy. About the Bench Fashion Show, you just would never forget a moment like that. Their feedback was all good and if you were in the back stage, you wouldn't see anything like that because everyone was so nice and they were giving me food left and right, it was just like a celebration for Bench's 30 years."

Lharby Policarpio was also with us that afternoon and he says "I play Brad here and is a school bully. We have our own story inside the actual film. This is my first time to do an MMFF entry do getting to work with them was a dream for me. Though I was a college bully, it was more concentrated with JC and I did mistreat them a lot. The set is happy because from the director to the stars, they were all cracking jokes. Sue is remarkable, she's like one of the boys. She jokes a lot even if we are changing clothes, she's so chill and she doesn't make you feel that she's a big star. I also can't wait to travel because I do that quite often, for Christmas I wish that I would have time for that. This film is relateable and fun, like what any Vic Sotto project you have seen in the past but with more heart, more inspiration. We are sure this will earn a lot, but the awards will just be a reward for us. We hope you watch the film if you want to get inspired, a little touch of romance and learn about real family relationships."

MEANT TO BEH will be shown on December 25 and will also star Gabbi Garcia, Ruru Madrid, Sue Ramirez, Daniel Matsunaga and supee cute Baste. Bring your family and friends please!

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Haunted Forest for MMFF 2017

Mother Lily is more than ecstatic for being able to actually have an entry in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival. Regal Films has been a regular presenting iconic Shake Rattle and Roll series for years, quite all memorable and craftfully prepared for kids during Christmas season, and they haven't been able to do so last year... so they're raring for a comeback. This is also Direk Ian's first time do a full film with Regal films, which he deem is both an honor and responsibility because Regal has always come out with really good horror flicks, but he also wants to put his mark into it.

The script is written by Jeps Gallon and will tackle the lives of Aris and Nica, a policeman and his daughter. Their world will be changed when they go into a Haunted Forest, and perhaps get an elemental to posess Jane, playung on their awkward relationship, their family, some love and even small things that may have an effect on it. Jeffs says "We worked so hard to make the script appeal to the masses, it's what this film was made for. I know the standards of Regal is high especially in horror films, so we really tried to surpass or even be at par with the other films they made. The sitsit was done by the creative team, it's creature based so we needed to add more things to the usual horror flick. You will see that on the 25th. It's loosely like the mythical creature from Samar, but really not based on Philippine folklore. There is a huge difference, this one is born out of pure evil. We added and had some revisions in the story, we have it also appear like a dark being, but we don't want to spoil things. We wanted the actors to feel it is real so they can project it too like they are scared. People may be sayig this has similarities to other films but with 300 years of film, there may be similarities in any film, but for us it wasn't intentional."

Jameson says "This is my second film, but this is very tiring to make as it is very challenging. It's very physical, we didn't see any ghosts but we certainly feared something while on set. I don't believe that much in these things because I grew up in Hong Kong, but my Mom told me about it when I was a kid."

Jane says "This isn't my first but I enjoy doing horror films so I am really happy doing this with them. You just have to be a cowboy because it's really a forest, very dirty, but you shouldn't mind because you're making a really scary movie and you need those elements. I guess we offered something so we wouldn't be having any problems with the locations, we know we are just temporarily using it so we do it just to be sure. If I get lost in the forest, I will try to make temporary shelter, not just depend on my phone."

Jon added "This is one happy set, I only wore flipflops during the whole shoot and I needed to wear that until the end scenes. I miss my tsinelas because I lost it after the scenes we did in Tanay and Bulacan. I always think about things like the superstitious belief we used to hear about my parents. I will have to walk miles, and pray that I would be safe if ever. I don't want any award, maybe Best Supporting actor (then he chuckles) or maybe star of the night who knows!"

Haunted Forest will be headlined also by actors Raymart Santiago, Joey Marquez, Jerald Napoles, Betong Sumaya, Myrtle Sarrosa, Miho Nishida, Beverly Salviejo, Fiona Yang, Betong Sumaya, Kelvin Miranda and other actors. Yes you will also see Jane Oineza, Jameson Blake, Mariz Racal and Jon Lucas on their first starring film, so make sure you'll be there! 

Line up on Christmas day and see it with your family. See also the other films on the film festival because they need all the fans to support them! The writer said if you don't watch it, the sitsit will come to your house instead! LOL

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STAR WARS Merch Now Available at SM Men's Accessories

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

If you are a fan of the franchise, a rebel or a supporter of the empire, there's no other great way to support your side but by looking the part. The coolest line of Star Wars merchandise to celebrate their 40th year is now available at all SM Accessories section at the SM Store. Imagine my surprise when I walked inside the department store yesterday and got the shock of my life by finding these pieces at affordable prices.

Mind you these are officially licensed merchandise which you won't probably see awfully lot outside the Philippines but you'll see them at your favorite SM Malls. The Lucas Film installment of The Last Jedi had us all at the edge of our seats, but we're not spoiling the Luke Skywalker story - they're already being shown in the Philippines beginning yesterday! I super love the caps that they have and also the ones that show Chewbacca on the print. There's also the white empire soldiers that they put in colorful graphics, easily identifiable even from afar... you'll be instantly the envy of your friends hands down!

The Chewie string bags, the Darth Vader utility and zipper type bags all look so cute, you just need to carry them around to look cute. Or tell your sons that hey, "I AM YOUR FATHER" *heavy breathing*

Aside from that, they've got differently designed key chains, coffee mugs, light lamps that are just OUT OF THIS WORLD AND GALAXY! Like far far away!

Even in the rainy days, suit up and still be Jedi fashion worthy with these Star Wars Umbrellas, and Kylo Ren Movie posters too that are exclusively available in SM Accessories. Now men, rejoice as these are all available in the sections of The SM Store today. Saw this being sold at SM Cubao yesterday and it's bound to be part of my outfit when the next movie premier comes on the next movie. Of course it has to happen! Go rush to SM Men's Accessories today because it's only going to be limited! Fast fashion happens!

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