UNNA, The New Babies of Kean and Chynna Cipriano with Their Partner Princess Velasco and Apple Chang


UNNA Cares, Inc. was founded early in 2017, by three married couples who are all new parents – united in our vision to bring intentional parenting accessible to the working middle class. What started out as a casual conversation over dinner became an active endeavor to search for the right product to help new parents like us start raising our children right. And we all agreed that the perfect place to start is breastfeeding – the intimate and loving act where mother gives nourishment to her child. We all shared our anecdotes and struggles with breastfeeding, and the common theme is finding the right support, the correct information, and of course the perfect breast pump to help us in this journey. Continue reading


AXN Delivers Non-Stop Action in Revenge Thriller “Taken”! New action series starts September 20, Wednesdays at 9:45pm



Executive producer Luc Besson brings to the small screen the prequel to his international blockbuster franchise in the action-packed drama series Taken, which premieres this September on AXN.

Based on the film trilogy of the same name, the series serves as an origin story set in the modern day that follows a young Bryan Mills (Clive Standen), a former Green Beret and CIA agent, and his beginnings as an intelligence operative.

While dealing with a personal tragedy, Mills is recruited by Deputy Director of National Intelligence Christina Hart (Jennifer Beals) into her team of skilled specialists as they investigate several terrorist plots that may lead to the arrest of a Mexican drug lord they have been trying to capture.

As the season progresses, Mills forms a bond with his team and acquires a very particular set of deadly skills along the way. He fights to overcome the pain he suffered and plans to exact revenge on those responsible for the tragic incident that happened to him.

Taken premieres on September 20, every Wednesday at 9:45 pm. First & Exclusive on AXN.

ABS-CBN Global Head of Anti-Piracy Elisha Lawrence to speak at the 19th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Conference in New York


19th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Conference in New York

After speaking at the 8th Anti-Piracy & Content Protection Summit last June in Los Angeles, California, ABS-CBN AVP, General Counsel, Head for Global Anti-Piracy & Content Security Elisha Lawrence goes to the East Coast to speak at the 19th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Conference on September 27-29, 2017 in New York City.  The event is organized by the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC).
Lawrence will speak at two sessions.  On September 28, she will join Frank Cullen Jr., executive director of Global Intellectual Property Center U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on the topic, “Effectively Track and Shut Down Online Counterfeiting Rings”.  The session will explore:

  • Working with Internet access providers, hosting companies and domain registries to guard against cyber-squatting, typo-squatting and SEO manipulation and shutting down fake sites;
  • Establishing partnerships with online marketplaces and payment processors to shut down online sales via e-commerce sites with similar look and feel, fake sales on online marketplaces and auction sites;
  • How to work with investigators, local and international law enforcement agencies and prosecution partners that specialize in online counterfeiting.

On September 29, Lawrence will speak on “Case Study: ABS-CBN Shuts Down Pirate Sites and Gets the Guilty in Jail by Working Across Cross Border Jurisdictions”.  Here, Lawrence will talk about how leading Filipino media and entertainment company ABS-CBN collaborated with the police in Shenzhen, China to arrest the makers of illegally programmed pirate IPTV boxes, how the company’s earlier efforts of working with the likes of the Dubai Department of Economic Development & Intellectual Property Rights Section stopped the online piracy of the Mayweather-Pacquiao world championship boxing match in 2015, and how working with the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) led to the arrest of Jonathan Dela Cruz in Bataan, Philippines also in 2015. Dela Cruz created the http://pinoy-tv-replay.comthat showed ABS-CBN content illegally (see photo below).

Jonathan dela Cruz (1)

ABS-CBN breathes life into the story of a man destined for eternal life in  “The Promise of Forever”, airing outside the Philippines via TFC

New team up of Paulo Avelino, Ritz Azul, plus Ejay Falcon to give a different meaning to eternal life in “The Promise of Forever”;
key scenes shot in the beautiful countries of East and West Europe unravel

Time will seem to stop for viewers who will witness the much-awaited tale of love that is forever cursed by fate in

ABS-CBN’s newest series “The Promise of Forever,” which airs starting Monday, September 11 (Manila time) on The Filipino Channel (TFC), with a live airing of the first episode on TFC in some areas as well as a streaming of the premiere via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) in key countries worldwide.

Viewers will see another side of forever as the upcoming Kapamilya series shows how it will forbid two lovers from getting the love and life they aspire for.

Get to know Nicolas (Paulo Avelino), an immortal man who does not age and die. With his condition, he keeps himself from falling in love so he will not feel the pain of losing his loved ones over, and over again.

But as he goes on with his life alone, he meets Sophia (Ritz Azul), a young girl he saves from a burning house. Thankful for her second life, Sophia makes the man who saved her as her inspiration and grows up responsible and hardworking for her family.

After several years, their paths once again cross in a cruise ship where Sophia is working as a seawoman and Nicolas as one of its passengers. Because of Nicolas’ ‘uncanny resemblance’ to the man who saved her life, Sophia insists on knowing Nicolas and tries to learn about his past.

As they spend more time together, they fall in love with each other, but the immortal man’s curse gets in their way and keeps them from having their happy ever after.

But aside from the unbreakable spell, Sophia’s lover Philip (Ejay Falcon) will also make sure that Sophia and Nicolas do not end up together and will do whatever it takes to win her heart back. Also putting their lives in danger is Nicolas’ descendant Marlon (Tonton Gutierrez), whose mission is to end Nicolas’ life.

Will Nicolas find the cure to his curse? How will Sophia fight for Nicolas with Philip in their way?

Meantime, “The Promise of Forever” will bring viewers to some of the best and most scenic views in eastern and western European countries such as Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Poland. Also bringing more excitement to the series is its stellar cast that includes Cherry Pie Picache, Amy Austira, Benjie Paras, Susan Africa, Ynna Asistio, and Nico Antonio. It is under the direction of Darnel Villaflor and Hannah Espia.

Don’t miss the story of love that is forever cursed by fate, “The Promise of Forever,” which can be seen outside the Philippines via TFC. The premiere will air live on TFC in some areas (check your local listings for the schedule) and will be streamed simulcast its Philippine airing on ABS-CBN via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) on September 11 (Manila time), in key countries worldwide. Catch-up episodes will be available via TFC online (TFC.tv) and TFC IPTV also in key countries worldwide.




LRT Painting Contest entitled LRTArt 2017 To Celebrate Their 37th Year Anniversry

The Light Railways Transit Administration (LRTA) will hold the second LRT National Painting Competition with the Theme “LRT – Sasakyan ko sa Magandang Kinabukasan” (LRT – My Ride to a Better Future).  The competition is open to all Filipinos. There will be two categories (1) the Main Competition, and (2) the Junior Category.   Official entry forms will be available for download at the LRTArt 2017 official website http://www.lrtart.ph/.

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Save The Date: September 8, The Stars of Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia Align to bring you this Heavenly Romantic Comedy

All of terra firma and the heavenly bodies are about to line up just right to bring us the hottest teen love team this side of the universe: Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto, better known to fans as JoshLia. Garcia and Barretto star in Antoinette Jadaone’s romantic comedy “Love You to the Stars and Back,” opening in theaters across the U.S. and Canada next Friday, September 8, 2017. Continue reading


Even the most seasoned triathlete will falter in an obstacle course as brutal as the Spartan Race without ample preparation. Continue reading