There were 125 films shown last year. And most of them were from film festivals like Sinag Maynila, Cine Filipino, Cinemalaya, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, TOFARM Film Festival, Cinema One Originals, QCinema, and the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival.
Despite a number of film festivals, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo‘s The Hows of Us topped the highest grossing film in 2018.
In fact, It was the only Filipino movie that has reached the eight hundred million mark in the Philippine box-office which beaten the previous holder of the top spot, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo‘s A Second Chance.
The movie also held premieres in Indonesia and Vietnam. It was Star Cinema‘s first time to do so in Jakarta.
KathNiel were not just rocking the box-office but the world of fashion as well. They were the cover of METRO Magazine‘s August 2018 issue.
They have been part of ABS-CBN’s line of representatives in the Thailand Network Trade Launch, which is the country’s largest media event. They attended the trade show with Maja Salvador and Jericho Rosales.
The couple has also won the Favorite Foreign TV Actor and Actress award in the Face of the Year Awards in Vietnam.
La Luna Sangre was acquired by MKCS Global became the platform for the show to be aired in Myanmar. She’s Dating the Gangster was also acquired by a Spanish movie channel called Cinelatino.
Last but not the least, aside from the success of their careers, 2018 has also been the mark of the confirmation of Bernardo and Padilla’s real-life romance of more than five years.
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Actress Maja Salvador spoke about how she tackles relationship problems in the latest episode of Bianca Gonzalez‘s Paano Ba ‘To webseries on November 20, Tuesday.
The question she had to answer was about her way of moving on from an ex-lover when that person is also her co-worker. She answered that she’s civil with her exes and she doesn’t feel awkward whenever she greets them.
Salvador added that she’s also glad whenever she learns that her past boyfriends are happy with their respective relationships.
“Sa akin, ‘yung mga ex ko, nakakasalubong ko, pero sobrang naka-move on na ako, kaya ‘pag nakita ko sila, okay na. Hindi ako na-o-awkward na batiin sila, kasi talagang honest ako sa sarili ko na wala na, naka-move on na ako. Happy na rin naman sila sa mga relationship nila sa iba.”
She said that work should not be affected by the relationship and it has to continue without any distractions.
“Dapat, tuloy ang trabaho. Huwag kang magpa-apekto or ma-distract. Gawin mo pa rin nang maayos ‘yung trabaho mo.”
The actress went on and reminded everyone that there’s no such thing as a “formula” for moving on.
“Walang sagot kung bakit ang sakit, kasi iba-iba ang kuwento natin. Okay lang ‘yung pain, pero dapat may isang araw, ikaw na mismo sasabihin mo sa sarili mo, ‘Bangon na, move on ka na.’
“Huwag na huwag mong i-asa ang happiness mo sa love lang, kasi magiging kawawa ka.”
Despite the Network Rivalty, ABS-CBN have always opened its doors to the Kapuso artists to cross over and let them promote their projects.
GMA-7 stars have visited the Kapamilya network even for a brief time as most of them made guest appearances the Network’s shows in order to promote movies where they co-star with an ABS-CBN talent, or was c0-produced by Star Cinema.
Here’s a list of some Kapuso artists that made their own ABS-CBN appearances:
Teresita Ssen Marquez.
The Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 winner made an appearance on Magandang Buhay and Tonight With Boy Abunda.
She was a part of the Ika-6 Na Utos and Mulawin vs Ravena cast.
Lovi made guest appearances for The Bride and the Lover, whom she starred in alongside Jennylyn Mercado and Paolo Avelino.
She has also promoted her movie on It’s Showtime host, Vhong Navarro, titled Woke Up Like This.
Rhian has been the leading lady of Kapamilya actors for two times now. First is with Piolo Pascual for Silong, and with Zanjoe Marudo in Fallback last year.
She has joined her co-stars in promoting the movies on ABS-CBN shows.
The actress starred with Kapamilya stars four times before.
She used to visit The Buzz and Kris TV before.
Joey De Leon.
The Eat Bulaga host once Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo‘s father in movie Won’t Last A Day Without You.
He made his rare Kapamilya appearance at The Buzz and Kris TV on 2011.
Vic is not new when it comes to cross-over guestings as he made a handful of appearancs in the Kapamilya network back then.
Among these are for two of his movies that were c0-produced by Star Cinema.
Solenn has made guestings on ABS-CBN back in 2014 and 2016.
She starred with Kapamilya films such as Da Possessed and Love is Blind
He shared the big screen with Maja Salvador in You’re Still The One and Anne Curtis in Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?
GMA’s Primetime King has also been Star Cinema‘s favorite when it comes to leading men.
He is set to co-star with Vice Ganda in Fantastika. He frequents in Tonight with Boy Abunda and Magandang Buhay.
This actress and television personality has been visible on ABS-CBN in 2016.
Jennylyn had interviews with Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino as she promoted her movies with Sam Milby and John Lloyd Cruz.
Marian had made promotional rounds in ABS-CBN back in 2013 when she became a part of action-fantasy film Kung Fu Divas.
She starred with then Kapamilya star Ai-Ai delas Alas.
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Despite being relatively young in the cosmetics industry, Blair Cosmetics is definitely booming in market sales and good reviews. Initially, the make-up brand entered the market with just a few products but after several years of hard work, they are proud to announce that some expansions are on its way for Blair.
Steffi Blair Ong, CEO of Blair, reveals that the company is not new in the beauty and grooming industry as it originates from her mother Susan Co Ong’s company, Pretty Looks Aesthetic Center. Dealing with her Asia’s Number One Tattoo Artist of a mother, Steffi has always been fond of cosmetics even though she pursued the profession of a Registered Nurse. It took them years of planning and establishing the brand, and they are more than happy to see their market grows year by year.
Even though Blair shines on its own, it needs a star to even strengthen its shimmer—and that’s the role this new ambassador will try to conquer. With the beauty that she is, Blair Cosmetics is happy to announce that Maja Salvador will be joining their growing family to solidify their market dominance. As laid down by Steffi herself, Maja possesses these four characteristics a Blair woman should have:
Maja Salvador is known for her exuding confidence both on the dancefloor and acting on the television and movies. A Blair woman knows her weaknesses and turns it into her strength.
Blair Cosmetics needs someone who is not only beautiful on the outside, but the brand believes true beauty also comes from within.
We have seen the Dancefloor Royalty Maja Salvador’s career boom throughout the years, and you can definitely say that it’s going nowhere but up. Why is that? Because this Wildflower actress is a hard worker!
Need we say more? She definitely possesses all the qualities of a true Filipina.
If you haven’t recovered yet from the very enticing Dahan-dahan, the dance princess herself is set to make a comeback on stage with her recent concert tour entitled Maja On Stage.
Majasty’s much-awaited concert tour is kicking off at the IEC Convention in Cebu this coming February 4, then she would be heading abroad at the The Big Box East Jurong, Singapore on February 18, 2018. After bringing joy to the Kapamilya’s aborad, Maja will then be entertaining the Kapamilyas in the Philippines through her “Maja On Stage” at the KIA Theater on March 23.
After a year of showcasing her expertise in acting, Maja couldn’t be any grateful that she’s given the chance to is finally satisfy the insatiable hunger of her performer side.
“Nung sinabi na may plans about concert and ano magiging title, sinabi ko lang na parang na buong 2017, nagpaka actress ako, nag Wildflower lang ako the whole year, diba? So parang 2018, sasampa ulit ako ng stage,” she said.
The upcoming concert is set to be Maja’s fourth major show in her career. There’s “Maj: The Legal Performer” (2014), “Majasty” (2015) and “Only Maja” (2016).
“Eh forever love ko ‘yon. Forever love ko ‘yong pag-sho-show kaya hindi man kami magsama, magkahiwalay man kami ng ilang taon, pero babalik-balikan ko sya,” said Maja.
Similar to her jaw-dropping and viral performances on “ASAP” the Dance Princess promised that hew newest concert tour is set to be an explosive one.
“Siyempre, not the same as sa MOA, sa mga naging concerts sa Music Museum, kasi syempre we want something new naman lagi. So, iba yung atake sa music, sa sayaw,” she explained.
Quite interestingly, their first show is set to be special because it would involve a good collaboration between her and her team.
“Dito sa first show, parang wala kaming director, so kami-kami. Parang kung ano yung concept nung ng choreographers ko ganon. Parang nagusap-usap kami, nag set kami ng meeting para pagusapan ng buo,” said Maja.
Adding the necessary oomph and entertainment to her tour are her “Wildflower” leading men and hunky Kapamilya stars Joseph Marco, RK Bagatsing and Vin Abrenica, as well as her comedian friends Kakai Bautista and Pooh on some shows.
“Siguro sa lakas din ng Wildflower yung mga producers yung may gusto na kasama si Vin, si RK and Joseph. Tapos may Kakai and Pooh. Syempre si Kakai, kaibigan ko. And si Pooh, magaling na komedyante naman yon, diba? At nag-trending yung tour naming yon sa Canada,” explained Maja.
More than flexing her concert performance muscles, Maja considers her upcoming shows as her personal way of saying to thank those who have unwaveringly supported her as Lily Cruz in “Wildflower.”
Even if she admits to feeling a little anxious over performing in front of a huge crowd again, Maja is ready to brave everything in order to put her ultimate goal across.
“Siguro yung always na sinasabi ko, to give happiness. Yung magbigay ng entertainment sa mga kapamilya natin sa iba’t-ibang lugar at sa iba’t-ibang bansa. Yun naman talaga ang gusto ko kaya ko ginagawa ang lahat ng ito,” she ended.
For tickets on “Maja On Stage” in Cebu this coming February 4 just call Mav at 0926-0747776/02-4306870, Christina 0937-2506848, Robinsons Galleria 0932-5110962, Rallion at 09219221796 and IC3 Office: 343-4854
For Tickets on “Maja On Stage” in Singapore on Feb 18, 2018 please call 914-401-87
Thai Superstar ToR+ Saksit and Philippine’s Dance Princess Maja Salvador have stretched their resources to finally make their dream song collaboration come true.
Few months ago, unpublicized, the Wildflower actress flew to Bangkok, Thailand to record the soulful duet with ToR+. They stayed their for days to meet with the Thai management and to get along with the Thai superstar. The duo showed real chemistry in front of the cameras and actually looked good together.
To be released globally, their single ‘Falling Into You’ was penned by ToR+ himself along with his trusted co-writers. The song actually brings out the superb piano playing skills and heartfelt vocals of the Thai Superstar and also to be complimented by Maja’s sultry and emotion-filled delivery.
In an exclusive interview with DailyPedia, the 33-year-old Superstar admitted how Maja was the first time he saw her.
“The best part was she’s very friendly, very natural,” ToR+ described Maja during their first meeting. “When you see an actress–a very famous actress, sometimes, they are very worried of being beautiful all the time. It makes them a little bit less attractive for me. Maja isn’t like that,” he added.
He also detailed that the working relationship between him and Maja is very fun and light because she is very easy to work with, let alone she’s very friendly.
We’re sure you can’t wait until February next year for the single to be released. For a little detail giveaway, the song is very soulful and you cannot not see them sing it together live. *winks*
We don’t want to overspill the beans here, but it’s now safe to spread the news that our MAJAsty Maja Salvador has partnered up with Thai superstar ToR+ Saksit for a song collab.
Yes, you heard that right. Maja Salvador is now ready to take the main stage once more and pursue her passion in singing. This dream partnership with ToR+ was spearheaded by BEC-TERO Music Thailand. The idea came to reality when the Ivory Music and Videos Philippines, along with Maja and her management, flew to Bangkok to record a beautiful ballad with the Thai premier singer-songwriter-pianist and heartthrob.
Oops… there it goes. “Falling Into You” is the single both Maja and ToR+ are working on for a few months now. They are pleased to announce that this beautiful ballad will come out in stores February of 2018. This collaboration also marks different firsts for Maja and T0R+. It’s the first time Maja did a duet, and it’s also ToR+’s first time to record an English song.
We are not new to the news of our celebrities going big in different countries, but the question remains. Since this is a partnership with a well-known Thai entertainment company, will she be willing to accept long-time acting and singing offers in Thailand?
In an exclusive interview with The Lily Cruz herself, she said,
“Iba pa rin ang Pilipinas,” she said. “May kontrata ako sa ABS-CBN, and I’m very happy sa career ko dito sa Pilipinas. Kung may mga ganong opportunities na magbukas. Siguro ano lang ‘yun, for the meantime,” MAJAsty added.
Adding to her statement about her possible work in Thailand,
“Let’s see. Ready naman ako sa mga challenges,” she charmingly shared. “Diba ang buhay, ang daming sorpresa. Ready ako sa kung anong ibigay ng life. Bawat success naman ng Pinoy ay success naman ng bawat Pilipino,” she preached.
So, who’s excited to see Maja conquer that stage again? We do!
It’s everywhere, and it cannot be stopped. Only a keen eye can identify which is which.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto identified Liberal Party as the main source of the spreading fake news about a sudden ‘revolution’ inside the Senate. This is also to link the issues to extrajudicial killings.
In an operation made by the NBI-Cybercrime Division, they were able to discover all the people behind the websites that spread false information. Tito Sotto even name-dropped one; Cocoy Dayao. Dayao was part of the IT team of the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) back in Pnoy’s term.
With this, the authorities have decided to gather these news blogs that spearheaded the fake news community. On the other hand, Tito Sotto firmly said that he will file a lawsuit to those who will be guilty.
“Libel yan, hindi ko patatawarin yan, nagkamali sila. Sa dami ng titirahin nila, kinana nila ako ng false na balita,” Sotto said in a spicy statement.
Another thing that Sotto have speculated, these movements can be possibly a part of the ‘destabilization plot’ against the current administration. “Palagay ko dahil papunta kay Duterte rin yun dahil pinalalabas mga sipsip kami, pinalalabas lapdog kami,” Sotto ended.
What do you think guys? Is Tito Sotto just over-reacting?
TAGS: Cocoy Dayao, Ivy Aguas, liberal party, Maja Salvador, pcoo, Presidential Communications and Operations Office, senator tito sotto, tito sotto, Tito Sotto names Liberal Party, Tito Sotto names personalities behind the 'fake news community'
On the last day of February 2017, Frances Marie Savino Gavino had an unexpected experience which made a huge impact on her life.
She came across the hit movie I’m Drunk I Love You’s promo contest on Facebook. The mechanics is to confess their feelings to their crushes to win a month’s supply of premium drinks from Destileria Limtuaco and lootbags from the movie. Thousands of netizens participated in the contest and the internet swoon over the sweet confessions on the post.
Frances said she hesitated at first, but since she somehow knows that her crush, Josh Ricardo, is aware of her feelings, she decided to give it a go.
But to her surprise, the guy told her that he likes her too!
A large number of Facebook users also replied to her comment and expressed how giddy and envious they were of her.
Frances was truly glad because of what happened. She shared that Josh and her has been friends since the fifth grade but never did confess in fear of putting their friendship at risk.
“We’re just really thankful for IDILY’s promo. If it weren’t for the promo, I wouldn’t have the guts to confess,” she said.
As of the moment, she said that the both of them are contented and enjoys what they have right now. Also, they not rushing anything because they’ve known each other for a long time.
A large number of Facebook users also replied to her comment and expressed how giddy and envious they were of her. As a matter of fact, they are hoping that the both of them ends up together really soon!
TAGS: Confessed, crush confession online, facebook contest, Frances Marie Savino Gavino, friends turning to lovers, friendzone, I'm drunk i love you, Josh Ricardo, love stories, Maja Salvador, movie promo, Paulo Avelino, relationship
Lead cast Jericho Rosales, Paolo Avelino and Maja Salvador of “Bridges of Love” airing on Monday, March 16, 2015, at primetime bida after “Forevermore”, are excited to talk about their latest project under ABS-CBN. The story revolves around two brothers separated, grew apart and destined to love the same woman not knowing of their relationship.
On their blog conference last March 15th, Sunday, the cast and crew who work behind the scene expressed their distinction among other Philippine dramas. Viewers should look forward to the concept of bridging each character together in showing how they are connected to one another. They have faced challenging roles especially for Maja who had done research about dancers at clubs and for others who internalized their roles to fit the character.
At the conference, it was evident how comfortable they were, working with one another, laughing and cracking jokes among themselves. Maja Salvador proudly described Paolo Avelino as a gentleman who took care of the people he worked with, and on the other hand Jericho Rosales, as their source of energy for being consistently energetic throughout the wee hours of the night.
Finally, these respectable actors and actresses represent a formidable tandem that is already tested on television and cinema as a blockbuster phenomenon that will captivate your night in choosing shows that will satisfy your viewing pleasure until you are hooked and even more indirectly part of the story and develop a new habit of reserving this time slot in one of the scheduled teleserye in ABS-CBN.
Watch as they have invited you, the day before the airing time, to watch the premiere of “Bridges of Love”