World-Class Entertainment Rocks the Ricoh Coliseum when TFC Live presents ASAP in Toronto!

Get ready for a summer to remember when ASAP Royalties (L-R) ZsaZsaPadilla,MartinNievera,GaryV,PioloPascual&JolinaMagdangal wow the crowd on July 29,2017 at the RicohColiseum,for ASAP in

Get ready for a summer to remember when ASAP Royalties (Left to Right): ZsaZsa Padilla, Martin Nievera, Gary V, Piolo Pascual,

and Jolina Magdangal wow the crowd on July 29, 2017 at the Ricoh Coliseum, for ASAP in Toronto.

 Over 35 of the brightest Kapamilya (family) stars from ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ largest entertainment and media outfit, will come together to bring audiences over four hours of world-class entertainment in ASAP Live in Toronto at the Ricoh Coliseum on July 29, 2017.

The Filipino Canadian Community Celebrate Canada 150 and TFC 10

While frenzied preparations and huge festivities are brewing across the country in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Filipino Canadian community likewise gears up to pay tribute and to celebrate TFC’s 10th year in Canada – a country that has welcomed Filipino immigrants in their midst through the years.

BBC News Chief Correspondent Gavin Hewitt had mentioned in his article “Canada 150: What It Means to be Canadian Today” that “in recent years Canada has undergone immense change. Toronto is now one of the most multicultural cities in the world.” 

It is but fitting that the celebration be done in Toronto where the Filipino community comprises 62% of the total (Filipino) population in Canada, making them a significant presence in this bustling and diverse city.

As the growth of the Filipino community in Canada has swelled, TFC has also experienced a boost. TFC Canada Country Manager Jun Del Rosario says that TFC “eventually became one of the most watched multicultural channel on cable TV. This allowed us to expand our services (remittance, cargo) and provide the market with more entertainment options (theatrical, events).” This phenomenal growth is one of the reasons why TFC can bring huge events like ASAP Live in Toronto.

ABS-CBN Global Head of Events Ricky Resurreccion underlines this mutually beneficial coexistence when he states, “for so many years, Filipinos have become a positive contributor to the rich and diverse tapestry of Canada. And what better way to celebrate our community’s contribution to the country’s 150th anniversary than by bringing the premier party celebration TFC and ABS-CBN has to offer – ASAP.”  The merriment is doubly meaningful because as Resurreccion adds, “as we celebrate TFC’s 10th birthday in Canada, let this also be our gift to our loyal Kapamilyas in the True North.”

Experience Tremendous Fun for the Whole Family

 ASAP Live in Toronto promises to be one legendary party as the merrymaking starts as early as 11:00 A.M. Kapamilya fans and ASAP ticketholders are encouraged to drop by the Heritage court, Enercare Centre for fun activities like photo booth, Filipino street games, sing and dance at the TFC Summer Station ID video booth, Pinoy food, and many more games and prizes.

Viewers are encouraged to take their ASAP experience to the next level. Download the TFC Live Events App for more chances to win fantastic prizes like official concert merchandise, Meet & Greet with the Stars, or even a backstage pass. Go to www.tfc-ca.com/asaptoronto/ for instructions on how to download your free TFC Live Events App.

Avid fans&followers of celebrity love teams (L-R) LizQuen-LizaSoberano&EnriqueGil, KimErald–KimChiu&GeraldAnderson,ElNella–ElmoMagalona&JanellaSalvador will be in for tender,swoon-wo

Primetime Entertainment Takes Over the Ricoh Coliseum

The revelry crescendos when ASAP Royalties Gary V, Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, and Jolina Magdangal take centerstage. Birit Queens – Jona, Morissette, Klarisse and Angeline – captivate audiences with their vocal genius. Soul Sessionistas –Jay-R, KZ, Jason Dy, Daryl Ong, and Kayla caress viewers with songs. The love teams of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson; Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador; Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil will make the crowd swoon.

First-rate singers Erik Santos and Yeng Constantino serenade, while top-notch dancers Enchong Dee, Maja Salvador, and Rayver Cruzturn the heat up with their moves.

Robi Domingo, Darren Espanto, and Joshua Garcia keep the party sizzling.

Prime Kapamilya stars: Yassi Pressman, Bea Alonzo, Paulo Avelino, Sam Milby, Richard Yap, Jodi Sta. Maria, and Mr. Ogie Alcasidcomplete this spectacular party.

In true Kapamilya (family) fashion, this back-to-back celebration of Canada 150 and TFC’s 10th in Canada will be one for the books. AsDel Rosario mentioned, “I believe that TFC started in the role of a bridge. One that connected the Fil-Canadians to the homeland. However, I would like to see that role evolve into one of an advocate and a champion of the Fil-Canadian.”  This epic event is another glowing proof that TFC upholds the Fil-Canadian.

 

Be there on July 29th at the Ricoh Coliseum for ASAP Live in Toronto. Get your tickets now via www.ticketmaster.cathrough a TFC agent near you; or call 1-855-TFC-CNDA.

 Video Links:

Celebrity Guests TVC    https://vimeo.com/223709999

Buy 4-Get 1 Promo      https://vimeo.com/223710023

Value for Money TVC    https://vimeo.com/223710411

For More Info:                  www.tfc-ca.com/asaptoronto/

 Media Contact:

Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion

ABS-CBN International – TFC

2001 Junipero Serra Blvd, Ste. 200

Daly City, CA 94014

pia_lopezbanos@abs-cbn.com

650.241.5607

 

Justice Delayed is Never Justice Denied in the Legal Drama “Conviction” to Premiere this July on Sony Channel

Compelling courtroom drama starts July 20, Thursdays at 8:50pm

This July, the fight for justice begins for those who have been wrongly convicted as they have one last hope for an acquittal in the legal procedural series Conviction on Sony Channel.

Highly skilled defense attorney Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell), who is also the daughter of a former U.S. president, is blackmailed into heading the newly created Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU), a department under the New York County District Attorney’s Office tasked to investigate cases where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction.

To avoid imprisonment and further embarrassment, Hayes reluctantly accepts her new job but realizes that this might be the opportunity for her to rebuild her integrity and gain the respect she deserves.

Every week, Hayes and her team of lawyers, investigators, and forensic experts work together to identify and examine cases that made the headlines. With only five days on each case, they have to determine if any evidence was tampered, a confession was invalid, or a witness has been compromised that might overturn the conviction.

To come to a conclusion, Hayes and her elite group will question if the system failed, if jobs were carried out, if there was a cover-up and – the most important of all – if justice was served.

Conviction premieres on July 20 and airs Thursday at 8:50pm, first and exclusive on Sony Channel.

FDCP Announces Student Rates, More Promos for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

 

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As if audiences need more reason to watch the films of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), the Film Development Council of the Philippines has recently announced that cinemas nationwide will be offering student rates during the event, One Hundred Fifty Pesos (P 150) for students in Metro Manila, and One Hundred Pesos (P 100) for students in provinces outside Metro Manila. This is on top of more promos offered by the different circuits nationwide from August 16-22, 2017.

“We are very happy with the support of the cinemas in making our Filipino films for PPP much more accessible to the public, especially to the youth,” said Liza Diño, FDCP Chairperson and CEO. “Each film in Pista offers a different perspective on the different aspects of life and communicates these messages artfully and creatively through film. We believe that students and our youth would greatly benefit from watching these movies which are more than entertaining, but to an extent educational,” she added.

In addition to the student rates, cinemas nationwide will be offering a 4+1 promo– buy four tickets and get one for free.

PPP is a partnership between FDCP and all cinema chains in the Philippines. Tune in for more news on PPP by liking the official page or emailing chairliza@fdcp.ph.

International fashion designer Rocky Gathercole to grace “Bantay Bata” fundraising dinner

BANTAY BATA 163 CELEBRATES 20TH YEAR, DECLARES FIGHT AGAINST ONLINE SEXUAL ABUSE AGAINST CHILDREN

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.’s Bantay Bata 163 is going beyond rescue, scholarship, and outreach services as it responds to the alarming issue of online sexual exploitation in the country, especially in the areas where poverty is evident.

Now on its 20th year, the Filipinos’ go-to hotline to report child abuse is taking a step forward in the fight against rampant online sexual exploitation of children through upgrading the 163 hotline and increasing its online presence to ensure the safety of children amidst the cases of cyber bullying and child pornography in the country. Moreover, it will also conduct rehabilitation of the Children’s Village and initiate workshops and trainings to reinforce skills and introduce new techniques towards becoming better parents.

To implement these developments, Bantay Bata is holding a fundraising anniversary dinner on August 12, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center, featuring the world-renowned fashion designer to the stars, Rocky Gathercole. 

Rocky, who has worked with celebrities like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Beyonce, will feature his pieces in a fashion show during the dinner.

Bantay Bata 163’s 20th Anniversary Dinner featuring Rocky Gathercole is presented by Metro Society and Lifestyle Channel and co-presented by Okada Manila, Pass It Forward and Quezon City Government.

Rocky’s life story was featured recently in the ABS-CBN program “MMK.” Abused by his father and abandoned by his mother, Rocky lived in the streets of Lawton until he found a decent job working as a waiter. He went to the Middle East and worked as an apprentice in a dress shop. Eventually, he made it to the United States, where he got to work with top designers and created dresses and gowns for celebrities.

The designer’s painful experience as a young boy inspired him to champion the advocacy of Bantay Bata 163, and his fashion show will be a showcase of his call – a statement that child abuse must be stopped, and an invitation to everyone to support the cause.

According to UNICEF, eight out of every ten Filipino children and adolescents are in danger of being sexually abused online, making the Philippines one of hotspots for online child sexual abuse. In 2016, the Philippines also ranked the “first global source of child pornography” and the “epicentre of the live-stream sexual abuse trade.” Through the fundraising dinner, Bantay Bata hopes to continue protecting and saving more children from child abuse as it has done so in the past two decades. For inquiries about the anniversary dinner, please contact Freda Agustin at (02) 4110856 or 090887373.

Bantay Bata 163 is one of the three flagship programs of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. that caters to the Filipino children. For more information, visit their website at http://corporate.abs-cbn.com/lingkodkapamilya/bantay-bata.

 

 

CIGNAL TRAILBLAZES THE RISE OF HIGH QUALITY, ORIGINAL FILIPINO PROGRAMS

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Filipinos’ viewing habits are now changing as more programs produced abroad reach their TV, mobile and computer screens.  From big US hits to binge-inducing Korean series, the exposure to more sophisticated content has evolved the Filipino’s taste for entertainment.

The challenge now for local networks and entertainment companies is to tell good stories – stories that take us to different places, that make us cry or make us laugh.  Stories that are able to touch us, move us, motivate us, or even change us; stories that are intelligent, relevant, of the highest quality, and most of all, stories that are meant for the Global Filipino.

Cignal TV is rising to this challenge by launching Cignal Entertainment — a full entertainment brand of original content catering to Filipinos’ evolving and upgrading tastes.

“With the almost 1.8 million Cignal subscribers, and with 65.9 million broadband and mobile subscribers available in the SMART/PLDT group, we have taken on the challenge of bringing fresh, relevant and intelligent content to the screens of Filipinos” says Cignal TV President, Jane Basas.  Aside from creating awesome content, Basas shares that these materials will be made available on different platforms and experiences, from the smallest screens on mobile to the largest theaters, and beyond.

From every video that will come from Cignal Entertainment, the audience can be sure to find stories that are intelligent, relevant and of high quality.

For its premier production, Cignal Entertainment is proud to present its first miniseries “Tukhang”.  “Tukhang” is a crime drama that explores the social costs behind the controversial war on drugs while mining the human drama that surrounds it.   The four-part series, directed by Lawrence Fajardo, stars James Blanco and Karel Marquez as individuals whose day-to-day lives are spent trying to survive the unforgiving drug warzone of our nation.

This is just the first of many more awesome content that Cignal Entertainment promises to deliver.   In their line-up are shows of different genres such as Tabi Po, Advocasine 1 & 2 and the prequel of the movie Die Beautiful, Born Beautiful.

To ensure that they deliver on their commitment to quality, Cignal Entertainment initially partnered with some of the most exciting story-tellers in the country Sari Sari Network, Unitel, Percy Intalan’s Idea First, Wilma Galavante’s Content Cows, and Masque Valley Productions. Simultaneously while gathering these great minds, we have also opened our doors and are encouraging and inviting the young, up-and-coming content creators, directors, producers and writers to collaborate with us, especially through CineFilipino.

Get ready for awesome content and watch the back-to-back episode premier of “Tukhang“ this July 22 on Colours (Ch 60 SD, Ch 202 HD), Sari Sari (Ch 3 SD) and Bloomberg TV Philippines (Ch 8SD, Ch 250HD), on Cignal.

Papi Charlz of MOR 101.9 from Disc Jack to Businessman

Nagsimula sya bilang isang merchandiser sa isang local brand na alak sa Cebu, naging on-premise coordinator din sya sa isang hotel sa Davao, ngayon ay isa na syang sikat na DJ ng MOR 101.9 For Life, isang FM station ng ABS-CBN dito sa Manila.

Yan si Charlie Felisilda na kilala bilang si DJ Papi Charlz, na ngayon ay isa na ring businessman dahil sa pagtatayo nya ng kanyang sariling bar, ang Papi’s Crib Bar Lounge na matatagpuan sa 1602 Adriatico Street cor Pedro Gil, Malate Maniia.  Continue reading

FDCP’s Cine Lokal Features Award-Winning Film “Ang Huling Cha Cha Ni Anita” on June 16 – June 22

Ang Huling Cha Cha Ni Anita, an award-winning film by Director Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo finally finds its way to SM theaters this June through the Film Development Council’s Cine Lokal after its successful run in International Film Festivals such as The Osaka Asian Film Festival (Special Mention Award), Frameline Film Festival (Volunteer’s Choice Award), Zinegoak Glbt Film Festival (Lesbianism And Gender Award And Best Screenplay) and Festival Mix Milano (Honorable Mention For Best Feature Film). Aside from its international awards, they also bagged the Best Supporting Actress for Angel Aquino in the Gawad Tanglaw and Gawad Urian. Continue reading