MANILA, 24 October 2017 — iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce it has acquired exclusive SVOD rights to Star Cinema’s latest box office hit, Love You To The Stars And Back. Starting October 30, iflix subscribers in the Philippines will be able to stream and download the latest romantic comedy offering from Star Cinema, unscheduled and on their own terms.

Written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone, Love You To The Stars And Back follows a young woman (Julia Barretto), who forms a bond with terminally ill young man (Joshua Garcia) while on a road trip. The critically acclaimed film grossed PHP 60 million just a week after its cinematic premier in the Philippines last August, and continued to debut at select cinemas in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in September.

Star Cinema Head, Concept Development and New Media, Star Creatives, Enrico Santos said: “This is a ground-breaking level up in our partnership with iflix, but it is only the beginning! We will continue to grow out collaboration to give iflix subscribers even more amazing content in the coming months. We call this – the rise of the kapamiflix!”

iflix Philippines Head of Content, Marketing and Operations, Georgette Tengco added: “iflix’s partnership with Star Cinema is a testament to our commitment to bring the best of Filipino content to subscribers around the world. Following the tremendous success of Bloody Crayons on iflix, subscribers can now catch the recent blockbusters hit Love You To The Stars And Back on iflix, less than two months after it premiered in cinemas.”

“Localisation drives iflix’s success, and we commit to continue to bring our consumers a wide variety of top content as we provide Filipinos with a new way to experience entertainment – affordable, convenient and on demand,” she added.

Now available to over one billion consumers across 23 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix has established itself as the clear market leader in video streaming. Offerring consumers, a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.




After Jugs and Vice performed a song and a reverse poem about love, Teddy surprised Jasmine, their kids, and the madlang people as he bent on one knee and asked his wife, “Will you marry me again?”

Teddy’s ultimate romantic gesture did not end there, as he swore his undying devotion and exchanged “I do’s” with Jasmine. The wedding ceremony sent netizens abuzz and also became a trending topic on Twitter in the Philippines and worldwide.


The concept earned rave reviews and a standing ovation from all of the hurados, including director Rory B. Quintos, who said it was “thematically brilliant,” and Maricel Soriano, Marc Logan, Ina Raymundo, and Janno Gibs, who were moved to tears.


The highly anticipated “Magpasikat Week,” the week-long, annual talent competition of “It’s Showtime” hosts, kicked off yesterday (October 17) with a magical performance by Billy Crawford, James Reid, and Amy Perez.


Explosive performances by Team Anne, Ryan, and Nadine (Wednesday); Team Vhong, Joey, and Mariel (Thursday); and Team Jhong and Karylle (Friday) are also lined up this week.


Last year, the team of Anne, Amy, and Joey was hailed as the champion. Which team will impress the madlang people the most this year?


Don’t miss the eighth anniversary month-long celebration of “It’s Showtime” at noon from Mondays to Saturdays. To get updates, follow the program on Twitter (@ItsShowtimena) or like facebook.com/ItsShowtimeNa. 


“Wansapanataym,” the only PH program nominated in iEmmys… 

The show earned its nomination for its “Candy’s Crush” episode, which starred Loisa Andalio and Jerome Ponce. It revolved around the life of Candy (Loisa), a young lady who got punished after using a magic potion to make the campus heartthrob Paolo (Jerome) fall in love with her. It was directed by Andoy Ranay and aired in June 2016.


It will be competing against Netherlands’ “Alleen op de Wereld (Nobody’s Boy),” United Kingdom’s “Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe,” and Australia’s “Little Lunch.” The awards show will take place on April 18, 2018.

Aside from “Wansapantaym,” “TV Patrol” also received a nomination and finished as a finalist at the 2017 International Emmy Awards for news and current affairs last October 5.

Kapamilya actor Zanjoe Marudo was also recently nominated at the award-giving body in the top male acting honor category for his notable performance in “MMK,” where he portrayed a father who single-handedly raised his child while living inside a cave.

ABS-CBN previously scored International Emmy Awards nominations for Jodi Sta. Maria (“Pangako Sa ‘Yo”) and “Bridges of Love” in 2016, “Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Impostor” (Best Telenovela) in 2011, “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” (Best Telenovela) and Sid Lucero in “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” (Best Actor) in 2010, and “Kahit Isang Saglit” (Best Telenovela) and Angel Locsin in “Lobo” (Best Actress) in 2009.

It is also not the first time that ABS-CBN bagged a nomination in the news category. In 2011, “TV Patrol” received its first Emmy medal for its coverage of the Luneta hostage crisis in August 2010. Its weekend edition was also nominated in 2013 for its coverage during the super typhoon Haiyan.

Another ABS-CBN news and current affairs program, “Bandila” nabbed the Philippine’s first nomination in International Emmys for its report on the Subic rape case in 2006.

Meanwhile, “Wansapanataym” continues to bring values-laden stories with its current series “Louie’s Biton.” After experiencing the life of his idol Ralph (Aljur Abrenica) with the help of the magic shoe shiner, Louie (Grae Fernandez) now takes on the life of Melissa (Louise Delos Reyes) to fix the mistakes he made using her body.

Will Louie succeed with his plans now that he is on Melissa’s body?

Catch the magical stories filled with valuable lessons in “Wansapanataym Presents: Louie’s Biton” this Sunday on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For more information, go to fb.com/dreamscapeph and follow @dreamscapeph on Twitter and Instagram.


Fundraising dinner to benefit ICanServe Foundation’s breast cancer awareness campaign

Taking dinner guests on a worldwide tour through off-the-menu specials are renowned chefs JP Anglo of Sarsa for Philippines (Negros), Tina Legarda of Bamba Bistro for Saudi Arabia, Jason Go of MNL Creamery for Nicaragua, Dedet de la Fuente of Pepita’s Kitchen for Macau, Ginny de Guzman of Tilde Café for Morocco, Carlos Franco of Tomatito for Mexico, and Nicco Santos of Hey Handsome for Singapore.

Other chefs step up for the European leg such as Josh Boutwood of The Test Kitchen for Sweden, Robby Goco of Souv for Greece, Miguel Vecin of Bar Pintxos for Spain, William Mahi of 210° Kitchen + Drinkery for France, Raul Fores of Made Nice Supper Club for Italy, Carlos Rodriguez of Pig Pen for United Kingdom, and Katrina Kuhn-Alcantara of Mesclun for Switzerland.

Lifestyle’s very own Chef Claude Tayag of “Chasing Flavors” and Chef Sandy Daza of “Casa Daza” will also be cooking up their own exclusive fares for Philippines (Luzon) and for Thailand respectively.

In partnership with Metro Society, Food Magazine and Rockwell, this year’s “Around the World in Small Plates” is Lifestyle’s fourth edition of the charity dinner event presenting a great selection of regional cuisines from around the globe for discerning food lovers to enjoy.

Part of the proceeds will go to the ICanServe Foundation to support their projects for breast cancer awareness. The foundation promotes early breast cancer detection through high impact information campaigns and community based screening programs.

Dinner tickets are available at Php 2,500 which entitles participants to have a taste of different cuisines and enjoy the one-of-a-kind dining experience. Top-quality wine, gin, Belgium beer, and coffee will be served at the event through bar stations courtesy of Sommelier Selection, Premier Wines & Spirits, Les Deux Belges, and Nespresso.

“Around the World in Small Plates” ensures an explosion of culinary delight that not only excites the taste buds but also invigorates the soul, all for a good cause. For more information, visit the channel’s Facebook page (facebook.com/lifestyletvph), Instagram and Twitter (@lifestyletvph).


In the past weeks, we finally got to see him dive into his new mission of promoting public safety and emergency-preparedness to Filipinos as he tackled timely issues of flashfloods, hazing, and gun-related violence.


Now that we will be seeing him more often (“Red Alert” airs every Wednesday after “Bandila”) let’s get to know him better.

Here are seven fun facts about new “Red Alert” anchor Jeff Canoy:

 1. He is a Blue Eagle
Jeff Canoy took up AB Communication at the Ateneo de Manila University. Up to this day, he still cherishes the values he learned from Ateneo. Proof? His greatest goal in life other than to be a good journalist is to be a better man for others, very much in tune with Ateneo’s teachings as well as with ABS-CBN’s mission and vision to be in the service of the Filipino.

2. He co-founded an independent student paper
Before learning how to report and write, Jeff was first into graphics design. He joined “The Guidon,” the official student newspaper of the Ateneo, as one of the layout crew. A year later, he got together with other student journalists who wanted to do more for reportage on campus. They started their own publication, KATIPUNAN magazine, where they did some solid reporting on issues beyond campus while raising funds on the side for the printing of the newspaper.

3. He is a travel nut
Being a journalist has brought Jeff to places for out-of-town coverage but he rarely gets to look around because of his work. Hence, he goes on his own adventures where he does not have to think about news. Jeff has gone to over 27 countries all over the world. His favorite destination so far? Israel, because of the powerful experience he had in the capital city of Jerusalem. Craziest thing done while on vacation? He said, he once swam with elephants while on vacation in Laos.

4. He was an ABS-CBN News intern
Jeff started out as an intern for ABS-CBN back in 2006 and was assigned to be at the news desk to do usual OJT stuff like photocopying documents and filing press releases from different agencies. Things drastically changed when one of the bosses then told him to shadow reporters on the field to get a real sense of what they do. One of the reporters was the legendary Gus Abelgas.

5. He always had an affinity for disaster coverage
Jeff said covering disasters both excites him and satisfies his desire to help. “There’s something about being on the ground, talking to the people affected by disasters and making sure that you do right by them by producing a piece that truthfully captures their narrative. In that moment, you’re more that just a reporter of events. You’re a witness to the stories of these people. They trusted you with their voice. You have to make sure that the story you write reflects what they feel, what they need and what the rest of the country can do to help them,” he said.

6. The song “Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko!” once made him cry
In 2011, during the aftermath of Bagyong Sendong, Jeff spent his first Christmas away from his family and friends in an evacuation center in Iligan. He recalled that when someone suddenly played the popular ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID theme, the evacuees started gathering together and singing the song in unison. Jeff and his crew could not stop tears from falling as they witness that special moment during a very depressing time.

7. He has gone through many “Red Alert” moments
Jeff said he was carried away by strong winds and flashfloods before during a coverage. He has experienced running away from an erupting volcano. He had to stay in a safe house because of death threats. And more recently in Marawi, they almost got hit when enemies opened fire on the building they were staying in. Jeff said reporters have the tendency to feel a false sense of invincibility on the field. But he credits the training given to them by ABS-CBN on what to do in in hostile environments and dangerous situations. “Parati naming baon ‘yung mantra na no story is worth dying for. We always hope for the best. But it’s also important that we prepare for the worst,” he said.

Catch Jeff Canoy, who was recently named “Most Trusted Field Reporter” at the Eastern Visayas State University-Ormoc’s 3rd Students’ Choice Mass Media Awards on “Red Alert” every Wednesday, 9:30pm on DZMM TeleRadyo and after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD. You may also watch online via iwantv.com.ph or skyondemand.com.ph. For updates on the program, follow http://www.facebook.com/RedAlertABSCBN or @ABSCBNRedAlert on Twitter.


Ebe Dancel, the voice behind the theme song of the film “Last Night” has joined the list of celebrities who have embarked on a fitness journey in triathlon

Bukod sa paggawa ng mga madamdaming mga kanta na patok sa masa, abala rin ang boses sa likod ng theme song ng pelikulang “Last Night” sa triathlon tulad ng iba pang sikat na personalidad.

Ngayong Huwebes (Oktubre 19), samahan si Ebe sa kanyang pagbahagi ng kanyang buhay triathlete sa “Sports U.” Kilalanin din ang 12 taon gulang na si Harvey Sarte na sa kabila ng kahirapan ay tagumpay sa pagsungkit ng kampeonato sa 14th South Asia Boys Nankyu Baseball Championship. 

Abangan ang mga kwentong ito at iba pa kasama si Dyan Castillejo sa Huwebes (Oktubre 19), 9:30 pm sa DZMM TeleRadyo pagkatapos ng “Bandila” sa ABS-CBN at ABS-CBN HD. Manood online sa iwantv.com.ph o skyondemand.com.ph at sundan ang @SportsUtv sa Facebook at Twitter para sa updates sa programa.



Nagwagi si Liza ng tatlo sa apat niyang nominasyon, kabilang na ang Push Female Celebrity, Push Female Movie Performance of the Year para sa “My Ex and Whys,” at Push Female TV Performance of the Year para sa “Dolce Amore.”

Nagtagumpay naman si Karla sa lahat ng kategorya niyang Push Celebrity Host of the Year, Celebrity Foodie of the Year #FoodGoals, at Celebrity Family of the Year #FamilyGoals.


Panalo naman si Daniel Padilla bilang Push Male Celebrity at ng Push Male Movie Performance of the Year award para sa “Barcelona,” samantalang si Edward Barber ang kinilalang Push Newcomer.


Umarangkada rin ang tambalan nina Edward at Maymay Entrata ngayong taon sa pagkakapanalo nila ng Push Group/Tandem. Nagbunga ang suporta ng kanilang mga tagahanga dahil MayWards ang nakatanggap ng Ultimate Fan Award matapos makipagpasiklaban sa pagpo-post ng pinakamaraming bilang ng tweets sa Twitter sa pitong linggong voting period.


Ang winners sa Push Performance categories ay ibinase sa pinagsamang online fan votes na bumuo sa 30% at judges’ scores na bumuo naman sa 70% ng total scores. Samantala, ang mga nagwagi naman sa Push Personality at Push Goals ay pinagbasehan lamang sa boto ng fans online.


Sa nakalipas na tatlong taon, matagumpay na tinipon ng Kapamilya entertainment website na PUSH.com.ph sa pamamagitan ng PUSH Awards ang pinakamalaking stars at fandoms sa bansa upang kilalanin ang kanilang impluwensya sa digital world at bigyang kapangyarihan ang fans.


Ang Push Awards ay isa lamang sa digital initiatives ng ABS-CBN, ang nangungunang media and entertainment company sa bansa, na ngayon ay nagiging isa nang digital company dahil sa patuloy nitong pangunguna kumpara sa mga katapat na network sa pagdala ng de-kalidad nitong content online at paglawak ng handog nitong digital properties.

Ito ang kabuuang listahan ng winners sa ikatlong PUSH Awards na makikita rin sa pushawards.com:


Push Personality Awards

Push Male Celebrity: Daniel Padilla

Push Female Celebrity: Liza Soberano

Push Group/Tandem: MayWard

Push Newcomer: Edward Barber

Push Music Personality: Sarah Geronimo

Push Sports Personality: Alyssa Valdez

Push Radio Personality: DJ Jhai Ho

Push Adober Personality: Kristel Fulgar


Push Performance Awards

Push Male TV Performance of the Year: Coco Martin (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”)

Push Female TV Performance of the Year: Liza Soberano (“Dolce Amore”)

Push Male Movie Performance of the Year: Daniel Padilla (“Barcelona”)

Push Female Movie Performance of the Year: Liza Soberano (My Ex and Whys”)

Push Celebrity Host of the Year: Karla Estrada

Push Song Cover of the Year: Morissette Amon (“Stone Cold”)

Push Dance Cover of the Year: Yassi and Issa Pressman (“Shape of You”)


Push Goals Awards

Push Celebrity Traveler of the Year Award #TravelGoals: Anne Curtis

Push Celebrity Foodie of the Year #FoodGoals: Karla Estrada

Push Celebrity Fitspiration of the Year #FitnessGoals: Kim Chiu

Push Celebrity Fashionista of the Year #OOTDGoals: Elisse Joson

Push Celebrity Family of the Year #FamilyGoals: Karla Estrada

Push Celebrity Baby of the Year #BabyGoals: Seve Soriano


Push Ultimate Fan Award: MayWards


Vivo Personality of the Year (Special Award): Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla