EMPOY, HIGIT PANG MAGPAPATAWA SA LIBRONG “BAKIT NAKAKAKILITI ANG BIGOTE?”

Excited na nga ang comedian sa bago niyang offering dahil mas makikilala ang tunay na Empoy sa librong ito. Anya, “dito n’yo makikita kung sino talaga ako. At umaasa akong mapapangiti kayo. Kwento at knowledge for your brains ang ambag ko.”

 

Ibinahagi niya ang ilan sa mga detalye sa kanyang personal na buhay. Kasama dito ang kanyang araw-araw na ritwal, kwento tungkol sa mga kaibigan, pagbanggit sa kanyang ‘totga’ o the one that got away, at iba pang kwento mula sa kanyang kabataan.

 

Kasama rin sa libro ang ilan sa mga Words for the Day ni Empoy tulad ng paborito niyang linya — ang ‘once in a blue moon.’ “Dati nung bata ako, once in a blue moon lang akong maligo,” masayang pagbabahagi ng aktor.

 

Mababasa rin dito ang ilan sa kanyang mga inuman at taxi ligtas tips, komiks, graphs at connections at iba pa. Sinagot rin ng “Kita Kita” actor ang mga kwelang tanong at nagbigay ng mga praktikal at sadyang nakakatuwang mga payo.

 

Bahagi rin ng libro ang “Empotify” section o ang kanyang suggested playlist ng mga awitin tulad ng “Estudyante Blues” ni Freddie Aguilar dahil anya, bagay ito “kapag napagalitan ka ng boss mo, at kapag wala pang sweldo.” Isa pang kanta na bahagi ng kanyang playlist ang “High and Dry” mula sa Radiohead na bagay raw pakinggan habang naglalaba.

 

Kabilang na si Empoy sa mga kilalang authors ng ABS-CBN Publishing tulad nina Alex Calleja, K Brosas, Alex Gonzaga, at Vice Ganda.

 

Bumili na ng nakakatawang “Bakit Nakakakiliti ang Bigote?,” available na sa leading bookstores at newsstands sa halagang P175.   

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MGA BAGONG OPM, BIBIDA SA HIMIG HANDOG 2017


Nagbabalik ang worldwide search para sa mga pinakabagong awit ng pag-ibig sa Himig Handog 2017, ang pinakamalaking Filipino songwriting competition kung saan nagwagi ang mga kantang “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa,” “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako,” at “Dalawang Letra,” at tampok ang mga napiling awitin nito sa ka-abang-abang na performances sa “ASAP” ngayong Oktubre.
 

Sampung awiting ang napiling finalists mula sa halos 7,000 entries na nanggaling sa mga Pilipino mula sa iba’t ibang lugar sa mundo. Sa tradisyon ng Himig Handog, ang mga napiling komposisyon ay aawiting ng ilan sa mga kilalang artists ngayon.

 

Kabilang sa Himig Handog interpreters sina Jake Zyrus para sa song entry ni Agatha Morallos na may titulong “Bagyo,” si Migz Haleco para sa “Bes” ni Eric de Leon, si Inigo Pascual feat. Aikee para sa “Extensyon” ni Michael “Aikee” Aplacador, si Morissette para sa “Naririnig Mo Ba?” nina LJ Manzano at Joan Da, at si Jona para sa “Sampu” ni Raizo Chabeldin at Biv De Vera.

 

Kasama rin dito ang Unit 406 para sa “Tanghaling Tapat” ni Gabriel Tagadtad, sina Kyla at Jason Dy para sa “Tayo Na Lang Kasi” ni Soc Villanueva, si Kaye Cal para sa “The Labo Song” nina Karl Gaurano at Teodoro Katigbak, si Moira para sa “Titibo-Tibo” ni Libertine Amistoso, at si Janella Salvador para sa “Wow na Feelings” ni Karlo Zabala.

 

Aawitin ang mga Himig Handog songs sa “ASAP” simula ngayong Linggo (Okt. 15) kasama sina Moira, Janella at Morisette; sa Okt. 22 kasama sina Jona, Kaye Cal, at Inigo at Aikee; at sa Okt. 29 kasama naman sina Migz, Unit 406, Jake, Kyla at Jason.

 

Ang songwriter na may pinakamagandang komposisyon ay makakatanggap ng P1 million grand prize. Mayroon ding nakalaang premyo para sa mga runners-up: P500,000 para sa 2nd placer, P200,000 para sa 3rd placer, P150,000 para sa 4th placer, at P100,000 para sa 5th placer.

 

Bukod sa mga nabanggit, bibigyan din ng special awards ang MOR’s Choice, Star Music Listeners Choice, at One Music PH Choice for Favorite Interpreter, na may tig-P50,000 premyo bawat isa. Isa pang special award ang igagawad sa TFC’s Global Choice for Favorite Song na may $2,000 cash prize. Makakatanggap naman ng P50,000 ang mananalong grupo ng mga estudyante sa MYX Best Music Video.

 

Ang music videos ng Himig Handog ngayong taon ay gawa ng mga mag-aaral mula sa 10 eskwelahan: ang Bulacan State University (“Bagyo”), Columban College Olongapo (“Bes”), Lyceum of the Philippines-Laguna (“Extensyon”), Southern Luzon State University (“Naririnig Mo Ba?”), Holy Angel University-Pampanga (“Sampu”), De La Salle Lipa (“Tanghaling Tapat”), MINT College (“Tayo Na Lang Kasi”), Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Bataan (“The Labo Song”), “International Academy of Film and Television – Cebu (“Titibo-tibo”), and St. Louis University Baguio (“Wow na Feelings”).

 

Nasa ikawalong taon na ngayon ang Himig Handog na pinangungunahan ng ABS-CBN at Star Music. Nagsimula ito noong early 2000s at binuhay muli noong taong 2013. Marami sa mga awiting naging bahagi ng patimpalak ang sumikat at napili pang theme songs ng ilan sa mga programa sa telebisyon at mga pelikula. Ang ilan sa mga nakaraang songwriters at interpreters ay unti-unti nang nagbibigay ng kanilang marka sa larangan ng OPM.

 

Available na ang digital copies ng mga awitin ng Himig Handog online, at mapapanood ang lyric videos nito sa StarMusic channel sa YouTube. Mabibili na rin ang album sa record bars nationwide simula Okt. 15.

 

Abangan ang Himig Handog 2017 grand finals sa darating na Nob. 26 (Linggo) sa “ASAP.” Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, bisitahin ang Starmusic.ph o sundan ito sa Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph at Instagram.com/Starmusicph.

ABS-CBN RISES IN JOBSTREET’S TOP 10 COMPANIES LIST


Top media company for Filipino jobseekers

ABS-CBN Corporation is the only media company in the top ten companies to work for in the Philippines based on the JobStreet.com 2017 survey. Now on its fourth consecutive year in the list, ABS-CBN also rose to the 8th place after being ranked 10th in 2016.

According to the survey, respondents see the Kapamilya network as an organization where they can achieve job stability through career-growth opportunities, training and development, competitive benefits, and strong management and leadership.

ABS-CBN vice president for Corporate Recruitment Arlyn Fausto added jobseekers are drawn to the country’s leading media and entertainment company because of what it stands for.

“Our applicants really rely on ABS-CBN for employment simply because of its very strong sense of mission: In the Service of the Filipino wherever they may be. They resonate well with that,” she said.
 

This year’s survey respondents consider job security as their topmost priority, a shift from last year’s top reason—competitive basic salary—indicating that Filipinos are now more interested in long-term gains.

Joining ABS-CBN in the top ten are Manila Electric Co. at number one, followed by San Miguel Corporation, Google Philippines, Nestle Philippines, Accenture, BDO Unibank, Procter and Gamble, with PLDT Inc. and Unilever ranked 9th and 10th, respectively, after ABS-CBN.
 

The survey, which was conducted in May 2017, had 3,658 respondents with different position levels (from fresh graduates to upper management) and specializations. 

 

For ABS-CBN career opportunities, applicants may visit careers.abs-cbn.com.

“DAHIL MAY ISANG IKAW” PREMIERES IN COLOMBIA

Colombia will experience heartfelt Filipino stories beginning Wednesday (Oct 18) with the premiere of ABS-CBN’s “Dahil May Isang Ikaw,” which will be dubbed into Spanish as “Corazones Cruzados,” marking the entry of the Kapamilya network into into the Latin American country via its biggest free-to-air TV network Caracol.

 

Starring Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa, the 2009 series is the first Filipino content to air in the said country and the second to air in the Latin American region, following the successful telecast of the “Puentes De Amor” (“Bridges of Love”), still led by Echo together with Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador, in Peru.
 

“Our shows already reached so many territories and I realized how important it is to be part of these especially on a global scale. We actually touch not just the hearts of Filipinos but also these people all over the world through our soap operas. I am so honored to be part of all these,” said Jericho, who is now dubbed as the Asian Drama King as foreign audiences from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America continue to patronizes his soaps.
 

In 2010, “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” earned an International Emmy nomination for the best telenovela category.
 

The story revolves around lawyers Miguel Ramirez (Jericho) and Ella Alferos (Kristine), long lost childhood friends who reunited with each other after many years only to find out that their respective adoptive parents shared a painful past. Also part of the powerhouse cast were Lorna Tolentino, Gabby Concepcion, John Estrada, Karylle, and Sid Lucero.
 

ABS-CBN’s content is made available across other territories through ABS-CBN International Distribution. Since ABS-CBN ventured into the content distribution business in 2012, the company has been recognized in the global arena as a reliable foreign content provider and has been a premier source of high quality Filipino programming in over 50 territories worldwide.
 

ABS-CBN’s “Pangako Sa’yo,” starring Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa, remains to be the most distributed Filipino drama and the first to be adapted in a different country particularly in Cambodia. ABS-CBN is also first to penetrate the Latin American region with the airing of “Bridges of Love” in Peru’s leading TV station PanAmericana.
 

To date, ABS-CBN has sold over 30,000 hours of content worldwide. ABS-CBN continues to produce high-caliber programs and movies with cast and storylines that appeal to various cultures and wider viewers.  
 

ABS-CBN, home to the Philippines’ top-rating TV programs, box-office films, and best-selling books and music, is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company and continues to expand its services and businesses to address the different needs of Filipinos worldwide.  
 

It continues to be in the service of the Filipino by harnessing the power of transformative content and world-class talent to Filipinos and global audiences using relevant entertainment platforms and technologies to help strengthen the Filipino family, promote self-advancement, contribute to nation-building, and bring cultural pride to Filipinos.

SEXY GROUFIE SCANDAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA IN “IPAGLABAN MO”

Ella Cruz stars with Marco Gallo and Kisses Delavin in a timely episode about the proper use of social media this Saturday in the 2017 ALTA Media Icon Awards’ Best Public Affairs program, “Ipaglaban Mo.”

 

Anna (Ella), Triny (Kelley Day), and Mitchie (Sammie Rimando) are best friends in their senior year. They may be three different young ladies, but all of them are equally longing for the love and attention of their parents.
 

One night, Anna convinces Triny and Mitchie to go to a pool party after she finds out that her friend Diane (Kisses Delavin) is already in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend Jerome (Marco). While they are preparing to head out to the party, Anna decides to post pictures of her and her friends wearing only underwear on social media. Later on, she also posts pictures of them having fun with the college boys in the party.
 

After seeing Anne’s posts online, Diane gets worried and decides to report the photos to their teacher. What will be the school’s action regarding Anne’s posts? What will happen to Anne and her friends?
 

Don’t miss the “Groufie” episode of “Ipaglaban Mo,” directed by Theodore Boborol, this Saturday (Oct.14) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN with a replay every Wednesday on DZMM TeleRadyo and DZMM Radyo Patrol 630.
 

For more updates, follow @IpaglabanMoCh2 on Twitter, @ipaglabanmoABSCBN on Instagram, or like http://www.facebook.com/IpaglabanMoABSCBN.
 

“FUNNY KA, PARE KO” FINALE HEADS TO BORACAY

 The finale will see Bigboy and Mr. Sing about to sign a contract to distribute “Bigboy’s Best Bottled Adobo” in Visayas, a big step for Bigboy (Bayani Agbayani), Karla (Karla Estrada), their family business, and the people who depend on it.

 

However, not everyone is excited for this big opportunity. Victor (Jobert Austria) invites Bigboy, Dong-Dong (Jayson Gainza) and the Komikeros to go island hopping but is actually out to sabotage the deal by making sure Bigboy doesn’t make it to the contract signing.

 

“Funny Ka, Pare Ko,” is CineMo’s first sitcom and has won Best Comedy Program at the 15th Gawad Tanglaw for Media Arts while its lead cast member Bayani Agbayani has won Best TV Actor in a Comedy Program at the 25th KBP Golden Dove Awards.   

 

Find out on Sunday if the gang makes it back on time and if they’ll be able to achieve their dream of making Delyon’s restaurant and its bottled adobo a success. Watch “Funny Ka, Pare Ko” at 5 PM, only on CineMo.

 

CineMo is available on ABS-CBN TVplus. ABS-CBN is the first media and entertainment company in the Philippines to make the historic switch from analog to digital terrestrial television in 2015 to transform the TV viewing experience of Filipinos. Using digital signal transmission, ABS-CBN TVplus makes TV viewing dramatically crystal clear. Besides exclusive channels, it can also capture and broadcast channels that transmit in digital and is offered for a one-time payment fee.