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Metro.Style, the newest online magazine from the country’s authority in style, brings in the latest lifestyle reads for women this 2018. From fashion, home, travel, food and career, this Metro website delivers good vibes, trends, and inspirations to stir enthusiasm for the year ahead.

Check out these great reads and recommendations from Metro.Style:

1.    Jumpstart the year with the coolest spring-summer must-haves.

From Louis Vuitton’s bionic earrings to Alexander McQueen’s box bag, discover the great fashion reveals which will sure to create buzz in the next few months.    


2.    Style outdoor spaces in your home for guests to indulge in.

Metro.Style recommends to take the party — over coffee, pastries or barbecue – outside the home and towards the garden, veranda or other open space available. With photos courtesy of Metro Home and Entertaining, go over the 10 exciting tips to create a new area for intimate gatherings with friends and family.


3.    Make realistic food resolutions this time.

The Food Magazine team realizes that most new year resolutions are not likely to happen and so, it’s time to try a new tactic to manage food intake by simply connecting more with people, sharing blessings, keeping an open mind and more.



4.    Consider #DearMetro’s answer to a millennial’s career dilemma.

New year also means new opportunities and it is important to choose what is best for you. Whether you are looking for structure or wide-ranging experience, this #DearMetro article will help you decipher which career path will lead you to your dreams faster.


5.    Screw the bandwagon and make your own travel choices.

City, beach or countryside? Traveling solo or with friends? Each traveler has different agendas and different preferences. Check out this travel guide to help you plan ahead for your next big adventure this new year.


With Metro.Style now up, it becomes an excellent source of inspiration, ideas and trends to indulge women, through ABS-CBN Publishing’s wide-ranging magazine titles — Metro Society, Metro Home & Entertaining, Metro Weddings, Food, Working Mom, and of course, Metro — now sharing their content online in this one exciting website.

Metro.Style adds to the growing list of digital platforms of ABS-CBN, which is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among Filipino media companies. For more information, visit metro.style or metrostyle.abs-cbn.com.




“It’s Showtime” had noontime viewing ‘shookt’ once again when it launched “Miss Q and A,” the segment where aspiring beauty queens make meme-worthy antics and give sensible and relevant answers to outrageous questions.

“Miss Q and A” follows a string of out-of-the-box pageant formats such as “I am Pogay” and “That’s My Tomboy” made popular by “It’s Showtime,” which celebrated its eighth anniversary  last month.

Along with their on-point gowns and sass, the candidates’ confidence and ability to voice out their thoughts in just 30 seconds have mesmerized viewers and netizens alike, earning millions of views online.

They may not pass as the next Anne Curtis or Liza Soberano, but the segment’s top candidates showcased wit that made them queens in their own right. Get to know them more here:

1.    Juliana Parizcova Segovia (grand finalist)

“Miss Q and A’s” first hall of famer, Juliana may not look like a stunner at first, but each one of her answers left viewers blown away. Her funny remarks and undeniable wit definitely helped her earn ten crowns and win the hearts of the madlang people.

Q: Ano ang pipiliin mo, to be kind or to be right?


A: I believe ladies and gentlemen mas pipiliin ko po ang to be kind. ‘Pag naging mabuti kang tao, lahat magiging right. Lahat ng gagawin mo magiging tama. Sa mata ng tao, walang pwedeng humusga sa’yo kung tama o mali ang ginawa mo basta meron kang kabutihan sa puso. Dahil naniniwala ako, kung may taglay kang kabutihan, kahit sino pa ang makasalubong mo sa daan, kahit ano pang gawin nila sa’yo, mananatili kang mabuting tao. And I… thank you!



2.    Matrica Mae Matmat Centino (grand finalist)

Another “Miss Q and A” hall of famer, Matmat impressed viewers with her vast vocabulary and animated theatrics that added flavor to her already meaty answers. Her conviction also made the audience listen to her.

Q: Ano ang pipiliin mo, maging maagap o maging masipag?


A: I believe, natural maging masipag. Alam niyo kung bakit mga kaibigan? Ang pagiging masipag, nandyan ang ingredient ng pagiging maagap. It is imperative. When we say imperative, it is necessary for you to work hard. Sa panahon ngayon, bawal ang tamad. Dahil kung tamad ka, wala ka talagang patutunguhan at walang excuse na maging mahirap kung ikaw ay masipag. Magiging maagap ang swerte sa ’yo kahit ano pa ang iyong ganap. And I… thank you!



3.    Jeraldine Brittany Hawthorne (semi-finalist)

You may mistake Jeraldine for a radio jock because of her soothing speaking voice. Her active participation in broadcast classes helped her boost her confidence and the ability to speak her mind well.

Q: Pumili ka, mariwasa ngunit malayo sa pamilya o gipit pero sama-sama?


A: I believe ladies and gentlemen mas pipiliin ko pong ako’y mariwasa pero malayo ako sa aking pamilya. Bakit po madlang people? Kung ako po’y mariwasa pero malayo sa aking pamilya, kaya ko pong ibigay ang pangangailangan ng aking pamilya, kaya ko pa rin maipakita kung gaano ko sila kamahal. Dahil hanggang sa huli, hindi magiging hadlang ang distansya para maipadama mo ang iyong pagmamahal sa iyong kapamilya, pero ang pagiging mariwasa doon maibibigay mo ang kanilang ginhawa. And I… thank you!



4.    Maria Katrina Lopez (semi-finalist)

This Tintin Bersola-lookalike stunned viewers with her grace and beauty. She may be soft-spoken and regal, but she would unleash her grit and determination to win once she got on the stage.

Q: Anong mas nanaiisin mo, makita siyang malungkot sa piling mo o masaya sa piling ng iba?


A: I believe mas pipiliin ko pong makita siyang masaya sa piling ng iba dahil ako po ang tipo ng taong mapagparaya upang sa pag-ibig ay makapagpaligaya ng ibang tao. Hindi ko naman maaaring pilitin ang isang taong mahalin ako kung siya po ay magiging malungkot sa piling ko. Palagi po nating isasaisip at isasapuso, kung mahal mo ang isang tao, you’ll set that person free to love the person he would like to love. And I… thank you!



5.    Ivy Aguas Avilla (semi-finalist)

Just like Maja Salvador’s character in the hit Kapamilya series “Wildflower,” “Miss Q and A’s” very own Ivy Aguas is not easily toppled down. A political science graduate, Ivy is well acquainted with social issues that are relevant to every Filipino.

Q: Kung ikaw ang pangulo, saan mo ilalaan ang pinakamalaking budget ng pamahalaan?


A: “I believe, madlang people, dapat ilaan ang pinakamalaking budget ng pamahalaan sa health care. Ngayong mga nakaraang araw, nababalitaan po natin sa mga balita na mayroong mga nanganganak o nakaka-experience ng sakit na hindi natatanggap sa mga hospital, o minsan nahahayaan na lang silang pumanaw o mamayapa dahil sa kakulangan ng health care o insurance na budget allocation ng government. If we’re going to focus on that aspect, I believe we’re going to have a better future. And I… thank you!”



6.    Pau Bermudez (semi-finalist)

With a gorgeous face and a slender body, Pau is the definition of beauty and brains. She is also a veteran “kontesera” who started joining beauty pageants when she was 15. Don’t be fooled by her dainty looks because she can go hard when it comes to answering tough questions.

Q: Sa iyong palagay, kailan nagiging tama ang mali?


A: I believe, madlang people, nagiging tama ang mali kapag ito ay naitutuwid mo. Lagi po sana nating tatandaan na sa mundong ito, marami tayong pagkakamaling nagagawa. Ngunit subalit datapwat, dapat alam natin kung paano ito itutuwid. Kung ano ang tama sa hindi at kung ano ang dapat sa mali. And I… thank you!



7.    Bryce Montilla (semi-finalist)

Hailing from Cavite, Bryce proved that she is not just a pretty face but also a woman of depth and reason. She did not just win the hearts of the madlang people but also Vice Ganda’s, as the host consistently called her his daughter and even named her Bryce Ganda.

Q: Pipiliin mo bang makita ang iyong kinabukasan?


A: Madlang people, opo, pipiliin ko pong makita ang aking kinabukasan upang ito po ay aking mapaghandaan. Mga kaibigan, lagi po nating tatandaan na ang buhay ay parang boomerang, na kung anong hinihiling mo, iyon ang babalik sa ’yo. Kaya kung ang kinabukasan mo ay iyong paghahandaan, magiging maganda ang iyong patutunguhan. And I… thank you!



8.    Marigona Dona Dragusha (semi-finalist)

Marigona was sick during her eight-day reign but that did not stop her from bringing her A-game in the competition. She was remarkably articulate, exuded confidence, and a crowd favorite who received loud cheers and screams every time she stepped on stage.

Q: Ano ang pinakamagandang katangian ng isang lider?


A:  I believe, ang isang mahalagang katangian ng isang lider ay ‘yung may command or power to speak. Why? Because whatever you speak or whatever you say in front of the public is something people around should always follow. Napakaimportante natin bilang isang speaker to deliver what we have, because a real leader is a speaker himself. Kapag nade-deliver mo nang maayos ang mga tao, may kapangyarihan ka, nakikinig ang lahat, because people get to understand that what you’re doing is let them understand na ginagawa mo yu’n for their own worth. And I… thank you!



9.    Maria Cassandra Lopez (semi-finalist)

Maria Cassandra made a mark on the competition with her Thai greetings such as “Sawadika” (hello) and “Kapunka” (thank you) that the madlang people and even the hosts enjoyed. Her beauty is also backed up by wit and intelligence, as well as boldness to take on sensitive issues such as equality.

Q: Sa iyong karanasan, pantay-pantay ba ang tao sa mundo?


A: I believe, hindi pantay-pantay ang tao sa mundo kasi ginawa tayo ng Diyos to have differences but it’s up to you kung anong karanasan ang mapupulot mo mula sa ibang tao. Life gives us two experiences: the good side give us happiness and the bad side gives us lessons, so both sides are essential. It’s up to you how are you going to be receptive sa mga personalidad ng mga tao kasi may matututunan ka at mapupulot ka sa mga tao na magagamit mo sa sarili mo. And I… thank you!



10. Gianna Castiliogne Francisco (semi-finalist)

Gianna could easily melt your heart with her sweet voice and mesmerizing smile that lightens up the room. She also let her heart out every time she held the mic and made sure she gave a winning answer to defend her crown.

Q: Susugod ka pa ba sa isang digmaan kung alam mong ikaw na lang mag-isa ang lumalaban?


A: I believe, mga madlang people, opo, susugod ako sa isang digmaan kahit ako lang ang lumalaban. Simple lamang po, dahil naniniwala ako na kahit ako na lang ang lumalaban, alam ko sa sarili ko na ipinaglaban ko ang bagay na ito. Ano’t ano man po ang mangyayari, hindi po ako magsisisi dahil ibinigay ko ang isang daang porsyentong kaya ko upang maipaglaban ang kaya kong ipaglaban. Dahil naniniwala po ako mga kaibigan, hindi man natin makamit ang hustisya, hindi man natin makamit ang ating gusto, ‘pag ipinaglaban natin ito, wala tayong magagawa kung hindi maging kuntento. And I… thank you!



Don’t miss the gorgeous and witty candidates of “Miss Q and A” on “It’s Showtime,” weekdays and Saturdays on ABS-CBN.


Mauwi kaya ni Rachel Peters ang korona?

Mapapanood na ang pinakaabangang 66th Miss Universe pageant live mula sa The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino sa Las Vegas, Nevada ngayong Lunes (Nov 27), 8 AM, sa ABS-CBN.

Handang handa na nga ang pambato ng Pilipinas na si Rachel Peters na makipagtagisan ng ganda at talino sa 90 iba pang naggagandahang mga kandidata mula pa sa iba’t ibang panig ng mundo para maiwui ang ikaapat na Miss Universe crown ng bansa.

Agaw eksena na si Rachel sa ginanap na preliminary swimsuit at evening gown competition suot ang kanyang Yamamay swimsuit at eleganteng gold gown.

Ginulat din ni Rachel ang Pinoy pageant fans sa national costume show kung saan rumampa siya sa Sarimanok-inspired costume na likha ni Val Taguba. Ang Sarimanok ay simbolo ng mabuting kapalaran para sa mga Maranao.

Tulad ng inaasahan, todo suporta ang mga Pinoy kay Rachel sa online voting ng Miss Universe. Tuloy tuloy nga ang kanilang pagboto sa Miss Universe website at walang tigil din ang pag-tweet gamit ang hashtags na #MissUniverse and #Philippines.

Muling nagbabalik si Steve Harvey bilang host kasama si Ashley Graham, habang magsisilbi naman bilang judges sina Ross Matthews, Jay Manuel, Lele Pons, Megan Olivi, Wendy Fitzwilliam, at Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.

Nakatakda ding magtanghal ang international stars na sina Fergy at Rachel Patten.

Huwag palalampasin ang most beautiful day in the universe at panoorin ang 66th Miss Universe pageant live mula sa Las Vegas ngayong Lunes (Nov 27) 8AM sa ABS-CBN. Mapapanood din ang primetime replay nito sa Sunday’s Best ng ABS-CBN sa Dec 3 at Dec 4 sa Lifestyle.


Biggest Filipino-Chinese concert to hit PH

Filipino pop-rock princess Yeng Constantino and chinita princess Kim Chiu mark another huge milestone in their respective careers as they get to perform alongside popular Chinese performers in the first-ever Phil-Chi Star Concert dubbed “Nice To Meet You” happening on January 17, 2018 (Wednesday), 8pm at the Mall of Asia Arena.

They will join Chinese artists G.E.M., Della Wu, Chief (Chao Chuan), and Da Zhuang in a massive concert produced by the Philippine Dragon Media Network (PDMN).

The event, expected to draw thousands of Filipino-Chinese crowd, aims to bring in the biggest and most exciting music event at the beginning of the new year to help promote both local and Chinese music to the audience.

PDMN has partnered with Star Music and Cornerstone Entertainment to bring in local artists to perform with the Chinese celebrity guests.

Yeng has a version of her huge hit “Ikaw” in Mandarin, while Kim, who just released her third album “Touch Of Your Love” under Star Music, has recorded a couple of Chinese songs in the past, such as “Peng Yu” and “Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo de Xin.”

Aside from the two female singers, the world-renowned Loboc Children’s Choir from Loboc, Bohol will also perform at the concert.

Tickets will be available at all SM Tickets outlets, Lucky Chinatown Mall Ground Floor Concierge, and at smtickets.com, priced at P17,800 (VIP), P15,000 (patron), P8,500 (lower box), P4,200 (upper box) and P2,800 (general admission). The official ticket launch date is on Saturday (Nov. 25), but there will be a preselling activity on Tuesday (Nov. 21), from 10am to 10pm, at a discounted rate of 10 percent.

Catch the much-awaited “Nice To Meet You” concert in the country. For more information, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph.


Bagsik ni Julio Ardiente, kinilala sa Asya

Tanging si Tirso Cruz III ang Pilipinong aktor na napabilang sa listahan ng mga nominado para sa Best Supporting Actor sa gaganapaing 22nd Asian TV Awards kung saan kinilala ang kanyang mahusay na pagganap bilang mapakapangyarihang gobernador na si Julio Ardiente sa hit primetime series ng ABS-CBN na Wildflower.”

Makakalaban ni Tirso sa nasabing parangal si Han Chang mula Taiwan, sina Chen Mu Yi at Sani Hussin ng Singapore, at sina Oabnithi at Krissanapoom ng Thailand. Si Tirno ang natatanging Filipino actor na nakakuha ng acting nomination.

Bukod kay Tirso, nominado rin ang “The Voice Kids” sa Best Adaptation of an Existing Format category at Cathy Yang para namna sa Best News Presenter or Anchor category.

Magaganap ang 22nd Asian TV Awards ngayong darating na Dec 1 sa Suntec, Singapore.





“Changing Partners”



“Changing Partners”


Carlo Canlas of La Verdad Christian College, Pampanga (“Saludo”)



Leeroy New (“Nervous Translation”)


Vincent De Jesus (“Changing Partners”)



Donald Camon and Julius Somes (“Historiographika Errata”)


Marya Ignacio (“Changing Partners”)



Alex Espartero (“Historiographika Errata”)


Paki” (Giancarlo Abrahan)


Dan Villegas (“Changing Partners”) and Giancarlo Abrahan (“Paki”)





Mae Paner (“Si Chedeng at Si Apple”)


Ricky Davao (“Paki”)


Agot Isidro (“Changing Partners”)

Jojit Lorenzo (“Changing Partners”)


“Changing Partners”

·         The film which achieves a unified and harmonious rhythm among its actors is honored tonight with a rare best ensemble acting award and given to the cast of Changing Partners.


“Bundok Banahaw, Sacred and Profane” (director Dempster Samarista)



 “Si Chedeng at Si Apple” – For its humorous critique on Filipino macho culture and its discourse on the emancipation of gender and age.

“Historiographika Errata”

·         For a bold re-interpretation of Philippine history that will challenge the spectator and spark debate.



·         Matured and disciplined handling of the material, authentic look on the dynamics of a family, clear pure understanding of the dysfunction of the Filipino society, senior citizen coming of age story


Features Ogie Alcasid, John Pratts, Sue Ramirez, Andrea Brillantes, and Teddy Corpuz

Online sensation Kaladkaren gets up close and personal with celebrities, challenging them to spill their secrets while performing funny dares in her very own show, “Kikinangkinang Kasama si Kaladkaren,” on ABS-CBNmobile Exclusives.

The show features writer and producer Jervi Li as KaladKaren with ABS-CBN stars such as Ogie Alcasid, John Pratts, Sue Ramirez, Andrea Brillantes, Teddy Corpuz and JC De Vera among many others, in interviews with a twist. The show was inspired in part by Karen Davila, who is a veteran news anchor and journalist known for her in-depth interviews with high-profile personalities.

Catch celebrities Sue Ramirez showing off her hula-hoop skills, Ogie Alcasid sharing what makes his wife mad, Andrea Brillantes talking about her ultimate celebrity crush, Teddy Corpuz divulging his biggest fears, John Pratts talking about dad bods, and more, as guests gamely participating in more of KaladKaren’s challenges. Viewers can also catch up with past episodes anytime, anywhere.

New episodes of “Kikinagkinang Kasama si Kaladkaren” are uploaded on www.abscbnmobile.com/exclusives every Tuesday.

KaladKaren shares that the new show will be light, focusing on the entertainment genre as a way of spreading good vibes, especially for Filipinos stuck in the daily grind of traffic and commute.

“Since there are so many triggers these days—traffic, long commute lines, and so many different situations, we wanted to spread good vibes. We came up with the concept of interviewing famous celebrities and getting them to do challenges and show a side their fans don’t always get to see. This is also very different from a TV show in that the episodes are made short so you can finish a whole episode in 15 minutes or less,” said KaladKaren.

“This is just the start,” said KaladKaren. “We have challenges like tongue twisters while eating polvoron; “Shot up”—a Q&A with two shot glasses of patis and iced tea; on-the-spot trivia test, and more, and with all your favorite artistas. There’s so much more to come!”

The show is among the roster of new exclusive shows now available for ABS-CBNmobile subscribers. Aside from “Kikinang-kinang,” subscribers have exclusive access to shows starring celebrities like Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Kisses Delavin, and Marco Gallo; comedian and host Alex Gonzaga; kilig ambassadors Hashtags, and radio host Mr. Fu.

With short programs now available on abscbnmobile.com, Filipinos on-the-go have more moments to laugh, be entertained, and informed by their favorite Kapamilya stars.

ABS-CBNmobile Exclusives adds to the list of ever-expanding services available to ABS-CBNmobile subscribers, as ABS-CBN rapidly transitions into an agile digital company with a growing list of digital platforms and the biggest online presence among Filipino media companies.

To access ABS-CBNmobile Exclusives, ABS-CBNmobile users must have an active SIM with internet connection (3G/LTE). Subscribers can subscribe to KSURF promo loads to get value for their money. ABS-CBNmobile load is available in all SM branches, 7-11, Puregold, Ministop and  Globe Load Retailers.

ABS-CBNmobile Exclusives can be accessed on the website via a smartphone, PC, laptop, or tablet. Visit www.abscbnmobile.com to find out more.