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Friday, June 29, 2012

GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV Reignite Pinoy Pride among Filipinos All Over the World


GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV, reigniting Pinoy Pride among Filipinos all over the world The Kapuso Network, through its international channels GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV, was undoubtedly at the heart of the Philippine Independence Day celebrations this year as it brought Filipinos from all over the world closer to home through various, highly successful events attended by today’s brightest Kapuso stars.

Records from the different organizers show that the events participated by GMA International attracted the biggest crowds among all the Independence Day celebrations in their respective areas. 

Protégé's First Grand Champion Krizza Neri launches debut album


Protégé: The Battle For The Big Break’s very first grand champion Krizza Neri is finally reaping the rewards of her talent and hard work as she recently launched her first album!

Her self-titled album consists of 11 tracks including "The Good Daughter", a GMA TV series, theme song "Ba’t di ko ba nasabi?" It was produced by her Protégé mentor Aiza Seguerra and distributed by Universal Records.

The Brown Bag


Recently, my colleagues and I have been going home from work at around 12 midnight to 1 pm.  Yes, you just read it right.  In fact, call center agents have better situation than us since after their night shift, they can sleep in the morning.  But for us, we still report in the morning.  Oh well, this post is not about by blood draining work life.  

When I go home, I sometimes pass by at convenience stores to buy water or milk or anything refreshing.  That's the least I could to treat myself. 

20th Century Fox presents monumental 3D animation via EPIC

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

From the most creative and groundbreaking filmmakers and writers who gave the world wonderful unparalleled hits such as the “Ice Age” series and “Rio” comes “Epic” – the latest animation that will sweep the world off its feet anew based on William Joyce’s “The Leafmen and the Brave Good Bugs.”

Directed by Chris Wedge who serves as the voice of Scrat in the “Ice Age” series, “Epic” follows a teenager who has been magically transported into an unknown deep forest revealing a hidden world unlike any other in an all new 3D CG action-adventure comedy. “Epic” tells the story of a battle raging all around us between the forces of good, who protect nature, and the forces of evil, who wish to see it destroyed. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and unique characters to save their world…and ours.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Swings to Cinemas in 3D Starting June 29


Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure “The Amazing Spider-Man” was shot in 3D, and for the filmmakers, it is a key choice.

“3D isn’t right for every movie, but 3D was made for Spider-Man,” says producer Avi Arad. “It is another way we have of keeping the audience immersed in the storytelling. You see the world through his eyes and you feel like Spider-Man – the exciting moments are even more exciting. But what might be surprising is that 3D makes the intimate moments more intimate as well – I can think of some scenes that are quite emotional that are even more emotional in 3D. It’s a perfect choice for this movie.”

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ABS-CBN's Sunday's Best features "The Way You Look at Me: The Christian Bautista 10th Anniversary Special"

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (TV / Concert):

Asian Pop Superstar Christian Bautista celebrates his 10th anniversary in showbiz with a grand ‘tell-all’ musical night titled "The Way You Look at Me: The Christian Bautista 10th Anniversary Special" this July 8 (Sunday), in ABS-CBN’s “Sunday’s Best.”

After a decade of victories and surprises, Christian shares the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry who are closest to his heart. He will have a special musical reunion with ex-girlfriend Rachelle Ann Go through a romantic duet; followed by a remarkable performance with the Filipino music legend Jose Mari Chan; and an Asian Pinoy pride treat from the cast of “The Kitchen Musical.” Also joining Christian in the celebration are Kapamilya stars Iza Calzado, Sam Milby, Jovit Baldivino, Marcelito Pomoy, Bugoy Drilon, Khalil Ramos, and Angeline Quinto.

A Sneak Peek at DreamWorks Pictures' Drama-Comedy PEOPLE LIKE US

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

From DreamWorks Pictures comes “People Like Us,” a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Michael Hall D’Addario, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Duplass and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Alex Kurtzman directs the film from a screenplay written by Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jody Lambert. “People Like Us” marks Kurtzman’s feature-film directorial debut.

MTRCB gives go signal for the airing of the controversial MMK episode on the rape of a minor witnessed and allowed by her own mother


ABS-CBN was finally given the go-signal by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to air the controversial “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode that viewers almost failed to see, the story of a teenage girl who was repeatedly raped, once even at the sight of her own mother. The episode will air this Saturday (June 30).

From the previously obtained X-rating, the ‘Cursed Beauty’ episode was granted by the MTRCB with a rating of 'SPG' or 'strong parental guidance.' The ‘SPG’ rating was given to the show after being thoroughly reviewed by the agency since its June 2 airing was postponed.

WWF, FEU and DENR Forge Alliance to Save the Mindoro Tamaraws


They're not just an AUV. They're more than a collegiate basketball team. They’re short, shy and fierce. But they're our country's pride.   They are the tamaraws (Bubalus mindorensis) of Mindoro, another proof of the Philippines' rich wildlife and biodiversity.  But while we are proud and happy that these animals still roam the island of Mindoro, we need to do something now as time is fast running out.

Largest of the Philippines’ native land animals, the tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) is considered by the IUCN as a critically-endangered species.

Just over a century ago, an estimated 10,000 tamaraws grazed and bred throughout the island of Mindoro. But the population has taken severe blows – ranging from a crippling outbreak of Rinderpest in the 1930s to incessant land clearing and trophy hunting. Only about 300 of the wild dwarf buffalo remain – holding out atop the grassy slopes and forest patches of Mts. Iglit, Baco, Aruyan and Calavite in Mindoro.

GMA Stars Compete in Yahoo! OMG Awards -- Two Days To Go Vote


It's only two days to go before the most popular celebrities online will be awarded at the 2012 Yahoo! OMG! Philippines Awards on Friday, July 6 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Stars from GMA Network compete in 20 categories in this year’s Yahoo! OMG! Awards, which is based on the most-searched celebrities based on the trending metric in the Yahoo! Philippines Search Engine.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

IMAX Theatres To Have Exclusive Midnight Screenings of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN


The Amazing Spider-Man crawls back onto the big screen on June 29. Spidey fans will see him web-slinging and wall-crawling at IMAX Mall of Asia, IMAX North EDSA, IMAX Southmall and IMAX Cebu when the clock strikes midnight on June 29. IMAX Mall of Asia will open 24 hours from June 28 until 2:00 am of July 2 for this Marc Webb blockbuster. In this Spider-Man reboot, Peter Parker tries to unearth the secrets of his past. In order to shed light on his parents’ disappearance, he begins a quest leading him directly to Oscorp and the laboratory of Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. However, when he is on the brink of uncovering the mystery, Dr. Connor’s alter-ego, The Lizard, appears and wreaks havoc in the City of New York.

The Amazing Spider-Man also takes viewers back to the life of the web-slinging hero before he met Mary Jane Watson. It introduces us to the unsure, unassuming and gangly youth in love with the smart and charismatic Gwen Stacy. Andrew Garfield, whose claim to stardom includes his appearances in Never let Me Go and Social Network, is scaling the wall as the Webhead. His real-life sweetheart, Emma Stone whose films include Easy A, Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Help, plays Gwen Stacy. Rhys Ifans takes the role of Dr. Connors, a good-hearted doctor who’s corrupted by the darker side of ambition. Denis Leary plays NYPD Captain Stacy and the father of Gwen Stacy. 

Japan's Best Anime Films to be screened at HERO FACE OFF 2012


Two exclusive anime films will be screened during the HERO FACE OFF 2012, an added excitement to the annual cosplay event, attended by hundreds of anime enthusiasts all over the country.

This year, the big movie treats will be Gintama The Movie and Yugioh 3D Bonds Beyond Time that will be shown on July 7, 2012 at the SM Mega Trade Hall 1.

A Celebration of World Class Artistry -- the Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena (The Grand Launch of MOA Arena)


Since I started hearing about this event, I just know that Icons will make history!  I remembered Ryan Cayabyab during the Philpop Music Festival press launch when he himself performed the memorable winning songs of Metropop.  The audience were in goosebumps and nostalgia listening and singing with him.  So I thought, what more can we expect if OPM greats join forces and sing the songs dear to every Filipino's heart? 

The Mall of Asia Arena is a celebration of the achievements and glory of the “World Class Filipino”, who never gives up in his dreams and the achievement of excellence. With its 20,000 full seating capacity, Corporate Suites, VIP-level services and amenities, and a vast offering of food and merchandise, the MoA Arena is posed to become the country’s premier entertainment venue.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Angelina Jolie starts shooting for Disney's MALEFICENT (The Villain of Sleeping Beauty)

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

After movie fans have been put into spell by Charlize Theron's portrayal of the Evil Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman, another fairy tale villain will be unmasked and put into spotlight.  The Walt Disney Studios has announced that the production shoot of “Maleficent” (The Villain of Sleeping Beauty) starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie has already started.

Directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (“Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland”), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, “Maleficent” is written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel.

Be amazed with Andrew Garfield in the new SPIDER-MAN (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Opens on June 29)

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

“Peter Parker is a hero, not a superhero,” says Andrew Garfield, who takes on the iconic role in Columbia Pictures' eagerly anticipated 3D action-adventure, “The Amazing Spider-Man” which focuses on an untold chapter that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story. “He’s already good before the spider bites him. After that, he gets the power to act on what he already knows is right.,” the actor adds.

“The Amazing Spider-Man” is the story of Peter Parker, an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to OsCorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Help Reverse the Bad in Our Planet, Join the WWF Reverse Run on July 22


Are you into running?  Have you done running in reverse?  Or have you not tried running at all and are you looking forward to that first and worthwhile run?

Then step back and move forward.

WWF Ambassadors Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez

This statement represents the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines’ (WWF-Philippines) vision to confront the present state of the environment by studying the mistakes of the past then focusing on building a greener future and keeping the Earth a living planet.  And we can help WWF Philippines realize that by joining the WWF Reverse Run on July 22 at the the SM Mall of Asia to launch the Reverse the Bad Student Program, a year-long membership program developed for high school and college students who want to amplify their commitment to protect the environment.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Columbia Pictures releases official trailer of PREMIUM RUSH

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Columbia Pictures has just released a new trailer of its upcoming thriller “Premium Rush” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight Rises”) and Jamie Chung (“Sucker Punch”). 

Here's the official trailer of the movie:

Directed and written by critically acclaimed screenwriter David Koepp (“Angels & Demons,” “Spider-Man”), the film also stars Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road,” upcoming “Man of Steel”) and Dania Ramirez (“X-Men: The Last Stand”). 

Dance the Shuffle with Sid's Viral Video for ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Teeming with boundless energy, catastrophic creativity and defying continental odds, Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo) is back with his best friends Manny the mammoth (Ray Romano) and Diego the tiger (Denis Leary) along with Scrat in the latest adventure for all in “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.”

While the earth is being subdivided into seven continents due to Scrat’s misadventures, Sid’s long-lost family suddenly appears. Sid is excited when his relatives arrive, seemingly happy to be reunited with him. But they leave just as quickly as they came, intentionally ditching his crotchety Granny (Wanda Sykes). Granny is inadvertently swept out to sea with the trio, making Sid’s job surviving the adventure that much harder when he must take care of her every need along the way.

Two new shows to catch on 2nd Ave and Diva Universal Channels starting June 25


Making their Philippine premiere on Monday, June 25 are “Suburgatory,” the latest addition to 2nd Avenue’s comedy series and “Hot Guys Who Cook,” featuring up close and personal 18 of the hottest hottest guys from around Asia, over six episodes. Airing at 8:30 PM on 2nd Avenue, “Suburgatory “ is about single dad George (Jeremy Sisto) who decides to move to the suburbs when he starts to feel a little out of his parenting league. The move comes much to the ire of his sixteen year old daughter Tessa (Jane Levy) who likes her life in the urban jungle that is New York.

From skyscrapers and traffic jams, Tessa must adapt to her new surroundings of cookie-cutter homes and manicured lawns. Something her motorcycle boots and oversized backpack refuse to do. To Tessa, the move to the suburbs is her version of purgatory—it’s suburgatory.

THE DICTATOR to conquer the world on July 25!


Sacha Baron Cohen, Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning writer/performer and creator of such indelible characters as Ali G, Borat and Brüno, now steps into the autocratic and very shiny shoes of General Admiral Haffaz Aladeen, a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy will never come to the country he so lovingly oppresses, in The Dictator.

Oil rich and isolated, the North African state of Wadiya has been ruled by the vehemently anti-West Aladeen since he was six, when he was named Supreme Leader after the unfortunate death of his father, sadly killed in a hunting accident – hit by 97 stray bullets and a hand grenade.

Back to School with BUM's Bag to School Collection


Standing out at school doesn’t mean you have to constantly challenge the rules and break your school’s dress code.

In photo are (from left) BUM endorsers Dino Imperial, Daniel Padilla, Empress Shuck and Bea Binene with BUM's Bag to School Collection

So before you walk down the crowded hallway again, make sure you’re clad in cool pieces and armed with the right accessories that would reflect your no-nonsense rebel attitude.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

NBA All-Star Basketball Challenge at the Mall of Asia Arena on July 18


True to its claim of offering Filipinos a world-class sports and entertainment venue with its ultramodern state-of-the-art amenities, Mall of Asia Arena is changing the game by bringing the biggest names in basketball with its up-and-coming All-Star Basketball Challenge set to happen on July 18.

With Mall of Asia Arena’s basketball court floorings by Robbins, eight-sided, center-hung scoreboard by Daktroniks, retractable Spalding goals and LED ribbon boards—all of NBA standard, distinguished basketball legends and sports promotersmay now choose the Arena as a venue for international basketball events. Sampling the Mall of Asia Arena’s NBA-standard goods on July 18 are basketball legends Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Mitch Robinson, Horace Grant, Cliff Robinson, Bryon Russell, Jeff Trepagnier, Jason Williams, Charoy Bentley and Alexis Foyle with coach Oscar “The Big O” Robertson. 

Promil Pre-School and ABS-CBN i-Shine Talent Camp reality TV premieres on June 23

From school affairs to family gatherings, we can notice how Pinoy parents are so much involved in nurturing the talent of their kids.  Parents help their children undergo training, coaching, exhibition and competition to develop their talents and skills and share their God given gift to other people.   But our society has already evolved.  The showcase of talent went beyond in just performing in the immediate surrounding.  In the 70s to 90s, children join singing competitions and noon time programs in TV.  In early 2000, reality TV took over and talent search among children evolved as well.  And in 2010, kids' talent invaded the Internet and perfect examples are Charice Pempengco, Maria Aragon, among others.  But now, Promil Pre-School and ABS-CBN made kiddie talent search even better by combining reality TV, online integration and the nurturing process of kids' talents which give birth to the program PROMIL PRE-SCHOOL I-SHINE TALENT CAMP!

From the on-ground auditions at the Mall of Asia, Puregold and Cebu Parkmall, to video entries uploaded at the i-Shine website and sent via PO box, hundreds of kids nationwide have showcased their talents in a bid to be part of this year’s Promil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp.

Friday, June 22, 2012

TaDi Visits the Set of GMA's Pare and Pare -- Jillian Ward and Solenn Heusaff Featured on this Sunday's episode


Ogie Alcasid and Michael V. (Bitoy)...we've seen them in Bubble Gang, Hole in the Wall, Yaya & Angelina, Boy Pick-up and a number of movies in the 90s.  While they are together in these shows and films, they've never failed in reinventing themselves as a duo and offering something new to the viewing public.  And this led GMA Network to producing the musical talk show Pare and Pare, a one of its kind in its format, aired over the channel, every Sunday night.  

Last night GMA Network invited yours truly, as well other topnotch lifestyle and entertainment blogs, to the set of Pare and Pare.  And we were able to catch child actress Jillian Ward's guesting in the said show.   But prior to the taping, we had a chance to interview the dynamic duo of Ogie and Bitoy.  

Angel Locsin Sigurado sa Filipino toothpaste (Angel Locsin is sure on Filipino toothpaste)


We see Angel Locsin everywhere, in television, in glossy magazines and in ads.  Well, I guess she has really blossomed not just to becoming a fine actress but to being an effective brand endorser as well.  And it's no surprise that we see her again on a new TV commercial of a premium Filipino toothpaste brand. 

Sigurado “Pangalan ko ang nakataya dito”, declares Angel Locsin in her new TV ad for Hapee Toothpaste. Angel Locsin remains as one of the most bankable endorsers of Filipino brands. Her candor and integrity has continually generated a loyal fan base and converts to every testimonial she makes. In her latest ad for Hapee, Angel stands by Hapee Toothpaste’s superior quality; and its threefold benefit of maximum fluoride protection, healthy teeth and gums, and fresh breath making it a brand that we can truly be proud of.

TOTAL RECALL Viral Posters Reach the Web!

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Recently, some really cool posters for director Columbia Pictures' “Total Recall” reboot went viral and have been popping up in bus shelters and on billboards in Los Angeles. They’ve finally landed online in a high resolution capacity, so we can take a closer look at this fun collection.

The posters act as advertisements for “Rekall” which is a place in the future where people can go to have false memories implanted in their brains to give them the satisfaction of fulfilling fantasies that have actually never physically been experienced. These posters advertise the fact that you can become a soccer superstar, a mixed martial arts champion, a sportscar-riding rich dude or even a ladies' man at Rekall.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

GMA Network Unleashes 2012 Second Quarter Program Line-up


The three-way network war in the country is getting bigger and bolder but GMA Network won't take this sitting down.  In fact, GMA Network has unleashed its pioneering lineup of groundbreaking programs designed to dominate the airwaves for the second quarter of 2012!

An innovative and fresh dose of primetime and afternoon prime soaps as well as reality, sitcoms, talk shows and talent searches accounts for the variety of entertainment programs that will not only take viewing satisfaction to greater heights but also create waves in the hearts of every Pinoy.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Office's John Krasinski plays the role of a TV Reporter in BIG MIRACLE

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN  (Movie):

John Krasinski, best known to American audiences as Jim Halpert on the hit television show The Office. In Universal’ Pictures ‘Big Miracle he plays Adam Carlson a television reporter who lived in the city at that time, but as an amalgam of small-town news people who served to tell the human elements of the story.

Even though signing on would mean multiple trips between the set of his television series and Anchorage, Krasinski believed it was worth it to work again with director Ken Kwapis. The filmmaker had directed him in License to Wed, as well as many pivotal episodes of The Office. “Ken is a phenomenal person,” commends Krasinski. “He did the pilot of our show and many of the important episodes, including the first time I said ‘I love you’ to Pam. He’s been there emotionally in a lot of stages of my life as an actor, as well as a person growing up in front of the camera. He has that rare gift to be not only in tune with you but also with the whole movie.”

PhilPop Music Festival Keeps OPM Alive and Kicking -- The Next Big Filipino Songwriter to be Named on July 14!


I'll start this post with the question I asked to Mr. Ryan Cayabyab and his consequent answer during the presscon of Philippine Pop Music Festival at Resorts World Manila.  I asked, Mr. C, how's the Filipino music today.  Mr. C answered, "It's very diverse, very creative, buhay na buhay (very alive)!"  And everyone at the venue, including me, applauded Mr. C.'s remark.

While foreign music and performers still flood the airwaves and concert scenes in the country, our very own Filipino music artists strive to keep OPM (Original  Pilipino Music) alive.  Thanks to the Pinoy bands, new breed of musicians and young composers.  But the industry knows that while there are artists who keep the Filipino music alive, they still need a boost from all sectors, hence the birth of the 1st Philippine Popular Music Festival!



In a few hours, thousands of people will witness the unfolding of a historic event in Philippine entertainment.  Tonight "Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena -- the Grand Launch of the Mall of Asia Arena" will finally take place, change the game and elevate entertainment in the Philippines!

Christian Bautista

TaDi was fortunate to have seen the rehearsal and other event preparations being done earlier at the Mall of Asia Arena.  Present during the rehearsal were Director Johnny Manahan and Musical Director Ryan Cayabyab as well some of the celebrities lined up for the concert.

Friday, June 15, 2012

ANG PINAKA Masaklap na Showbiz Break-up Countdown Begins on June 17


Showbiz is never complete without these high-profile celebrity couples who, sadly, have parted ways. Which among them was the most talked-about and has created the most impact in the industry and among the fans? This Sunday, June 17, get your pens and notepads ready as your favorite list-and-survey-infotainment show, ‘Ang Pinaka’ lists down the ‘Ang Pinaka: Masaklap na Showbiz Breakup.’

Joining host Rovilson Fernandez are guest panelistas: former Philippine Movie Press Club President and Pep.ph contributor Rommel Gonzales, Inside Showbiz Executive Director Rikka Dy Lim and 103.5 DW WOW FM Radio DJ Mister Fu.

 Find out the Top 10 “Ang Pinaka: Masaklap na Showbiz Breakups” this Sunday on ‘Ang Pinaka,’ June 17, 2012 at 6:20PM on GMA News TV.

World Visions holds Run "Towards Fullness of Life"


You run to stay fit. You run for fun. This time, run for a cause --- run “Towards Fullness of Life!” Join the very first World Vision Run on June 24 at the Bonifacio Global City.  The Run is for the benefit of poor Filipino children.

Funds raised will support children in communities assisted by World Vision. Through its Child Sponsorship program, World Vision provides education, healthcare, child protection, and community assistance to children and their families in need.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tweet Your Way to the ICONS AT THE MALL OF ASIA ARENA music event!


Right after the Blogging Contest, here comes another opportunity to win tickets to the most awaited music event of the year, the Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena -- the Grand Launch of the Mall of Asia Arena!

How?  Just tweet #ICONSatMOAARENA @moaarena and help make it trend and you will get a chance to win 2 tickets to the concert!  Tweeting is until June 16, 12 Noon.  Announcement will be on June 16 as well, at around 1 PM.

So hurry up and tweet your way to the finest moment in Philippine entertainment, the Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena!

Here are the Winners of the Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena Blogging Contest


This is the most important announcement of the week, the winners of the Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena Blogging Contest!  Congratulations to the following (in no particular order):

Pilipinas Watcher

Urban Pinay

Girl and Boy Thing

You just won 2 lower box tickets to the monumental music event of the year, the Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena!

To the rest of participants of the blogging contest, don't be sad, TaDi and the Mall of Asia Arena have good news for you!  Each of you will receive 1 ticket to the Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena!   They are:

It's Me Nash
Manila Life
Astig PH
Enjoying Wonderful World
Entertainment Scene
Our Eat Dates
Music Republiq
Living Marjorney
Pinoy Beat

You may claim your tickets on June 16, 4:00 PM, at the Coral Way Entrance of The Mall of Asia Arena.  That's an hour before the press event.  Please PM your contact details to Tatak Digitista on Facebook (www.facebook.com/digitista) and I'll send you the rest of the event details.

To those who were not able to make it to this contest, don't worry, there's another chance to win tickets!  Tweet your excitement about #ICONSatMOAARENA @moaarena and help make it trend, and you will get a chance to win 2 tickets!  So what are you waiting for?  Start tweeting now!  :)

ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT doubles the treat with SIMPSONS short preview!


“Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” doubles the its treat to its fans as it comes out in cinemas with an attached short preview of Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare when it opens on July 12 in cinemas nationwide.

Ice Age’s latest chapter in one of the most successful film franchises of all time brings together the visually epic and the emotionally powerful; the humorous and the heartfelt – plus the world’s most beloved prehistoric squirrel and the ultimate unconventional herd of this or any Age.

Matt Evans plays the role of a battered child in MMK's Father's Day Special


ABS-CBN actor Matt Evans portrays the role of Tikboy, a child who, together with his siblings, grew up with an abusive and irresponsible man in the special Father's Day episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya" this Saturday (June 16).

Tikboy and his siblings were so physically and emotionally battered by their dad, Toto (William Lorenzo) that they no longer see him as a parent to long for but a monster to avoid. Little by little, because of their father's violence, Tikboy's house and their family were left broken.

The Untold Story of Peter Parker to be Revealed in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN


Have you heard of the untold story of Peter Parker?  I bet you're so curious right now on what this hidden tale is all about.  Well, worry no more as Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN will reveal this untold story of Peter Parker this coming June 29, 2012!

Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb. Screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves.

Alluring Women in Love, Treachery and Revenge in FAITHFULLY


Alluring Women in Love, Treachery and Revenge will sizzle your afternoon television as GMA Network presents FAITHFULLY.  FAITHFULLY is another emotionally-gripping story that promises to captivate the televiewers' hearts. It will replace Broken Vow beginning June 18 on GMA Afternoon Prime.

Faithfully brings to afternoon viewers the tremendous dramatic talents of seven of the network's most promising and talented actors and actresses - Maxene Magalona as Stella Quillamor, Isabel Oli as Megan Briones, Vaness del Moral as Dina Carvajal, and Michelle Madrigal as Luchie Trajano, introducing Isabelle Daza as Misha Villar with Marc Abaya as Kevin Quillamor and Mike Tan as Perry Escano - as they headline the newest Kapuso drama about love, treachery, sacrifice, and vengeance.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

THE CAMPAIGN period starts with the release of new posters


Don't  get me wrong.  This post and the poster mentioned in the title is not about any upcoming election.  :)  This is about Warner Bros.' upcoming comedy movie THE CAMPAIGN starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis :) and the release of its two new U.S. posters!

Directed by Jay Roach, “The Campaign” also stars Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott and Katherine LaNasa, with John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd and Brian Cox. The election comedy bows in the Philippines this August.

Monday, June 11, 2012

August 2012 Movie Line-up from Disney, Columbia and Warner Bros.


Hollywood summer blockbuster season is almost over but before it bids goodbye to movie goers, some studios have released an exciting movie line-up for the month of August!  Here's a list of  what to expect from Walt Disney Studios, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros.

On August 01, Walt Disney Studios presents BRAVE, an animated family adventure that tells the story of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.  It is set across the rugged and mysterious highlands of Scotland where since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through generations. 

Treasure Find 30 -- The Quest for Deep Sleep Indulgence and The Discovery of Remington Hotel


With my job, long quality sleep / rest has already been a much desired luxury for me. In fact, I even need to plan for it. No kidding, I myself am surprised. Oh well, I guess that already is the reality I have to face each day. With lots of thought and pseudo-planning, I finally came up with a decision -- take a break and get that much needed sleep / rest. After long hours at work (often until 12 midnight!) and several weekends sacrificed, I guess I deserve a day-off on a Monday right? :)  Sometimes you just need that different environment to destress, unwind and recharge.  And it doesn't have to be far or out-of-town.  I'll check-in and sleep in a hotel right here in Manila! 

So I planned for that quest for deep sleep indulgence.  But since I've been nice since birth haha, something much better came up!  I, together with the rest of my Bloggies Jeman Villanueva of Orange Magazine TV, Ruth Floresca of Write Breathe Live, Rod Magaru of The Rod Magaru Show, Myke Soon of Mix of Everything, Enrico Dee of Byahilo, Enzo Luna of Juan Manila, Alex Dizon of Recycle Bin of a Middle Child and John Michael Toress Bueno of Kumagcow just got an invite from Remington Hotel in Resorts World Manila to try their rooms! How could I say no to that right? So without much further ado, I gave my sweet yes and planned for that stay! :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Columbia Pictures unveils six new photos of DJANGO UNCHAINED


Heiya KaTaDies!  Check out the newly released six production stills from Columbia Pictures' upcoming action thriller “Django Unchainted,” the latest masterwork from Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.

Due to open in the Philippines early next year, “Django Unchained” boasts of an stellar cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Kerry Washington.

Disney releases first set of WRECK IT RALPH images


Heiya KaTaDies!  If you are a Disney fan, then this bulletin is for you!  Walt Disney Animation Studios has just released the first-look images of its upcoming 3D adventure comedy WRECK IT RALPH!  And Tatak Digitista is happy to share them with you!  :)

Emmy-winning director Rich Moore (TV's "The Simpsons," "Futurama") takes moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in "Wreck-It Ralph." Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day.

Join the Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena Blogging Contest


Are you an active blogger and do you want to watch the much anticipated music event "Icons at the Mall of Asia Arena -- the Mall of Asia Arena Grand Launch"?  (Click here to know more about the concert). Here's how:

1. All Bloggers 18 years old and above and are residing in Mega Manila are invited to join the contest.

MMK features the story of a girl who swims from island to island to study


With the onset of school classes this June, many students are excited to get back to their classrooms and use their new school supplies and ramp their new uniforms.  Some experts say that this help motivates children go to school.  But do you know that there students in the country, who don't have these things and sacrifice a lot, but are still determined to study? 

One of those less fortunate but admirable children is Rizza Abaño (played by Abby Bautista), an 11-year-old girl who is so motivated to finish her studies even if she has to swim in an open sea just to get to school. Amid the difficulties and even after her elder brother stopped going to school, Rizza remained determined to reach her dream and still believed that poverty is not a hindrance to success.

Catch the Pacquiao vs Bradley Match Live at SM Cinemas on June 10


The heat and excitement is on for the upcoming Pacquiao - Bradley World Welter Weight Championship!  But while everyone is dying to witness this another spectacular sporting event, you don't have to die with tons of commercial breaks while watching the match!  Watch it live on giant screens and in comfortable seats at any SM Cinema nationwide this coming June 10! 

And if you buy your ticket until June 9, you will get a T-Shirt, large popcorn and large soda from SM Cinema!  How's that to complement the most anticipated boxing event this year right?  So what are you waiting for, get your tickets now and experience viewing at its best!  :)

ONE TRUE LOVE premieres on GMA Network on June 11


GMA Network ups the ante of its primetime slate with the launch of another timeless and original drama series that promises to steal the televiewers' hearts via ONE TRUE LOVE. It will replace My Beloved beginning June 11 on GMA Telebabad.

The Kapuso Network once again takes a bold risk in presenting a fresh and absorbing drama that will soon be winning the hearts of Filipino television audiences everywhere. One True Love features the country’s bankable stable of stars in plum roles headlined by no less than GMA’s talented and promising artist Alden Richards as Tisoy together with the young and beautiful Louise delos Reyes as Elize.

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