Heart, Solenn, Bianca and Rhian talk about Sosy Problems

Q: What are your characters in the movie?

SOLENN: “Ako dito si Margaux, I am half-Filipina and half-French.  Wala na akong dad and my mom is married to a French ambassador.  Super super yaman kami.  Actually, wala naman akong masyadong problema except that lagi lang akong in competition with my bestfriend, Claudia (Heart Evangelista).  Bukod sa amin, yung mga mommies din namin are competiting with each other.”

RHIAN: “My character’s name is Lizzie, and she’s the richest in the group.  She’s very flashy; she’s never subtle.  She likes to flash her money around.  She’s also bossy.  Her problem is actually more of an internal problem.  Her friends and family just give up on her because she’s really a brat and she’s very annoying.  She finds herself by finally living a life of simplicity.  The funny part in it is that when you take someone who doesn’t know how to do what common people do and you put them in a situation where they have no choice, like Solenn in Survivor (laughs).”

BIANCA: “My character’s name is Danielle.  Yung pamilya ko dito ay naghihirap na kasi my dad who is a former politician hinuli na ng pulis dahil sa mga kasalanan niya.  Kahit naghihirap na yung family ko I still try to keep up with my “sosy” friends.   Aside from the whole family issue, my character is also the one who is looking for love but for the wrong reasons: I’m looking for somebody rich to fall in love with me to solve my family’s financial problems.  Mabait pa rin naman si Danielle kasi ang iniisip pa rin niya ay yung family niya.  But in the end, she realizes that love is not like that pala.”

Sosy Problems

Green Cross School Crashers reaches out to parents, promotes dengue defense

Almost all parents would want their kids to get the best education.  No wonder then that despite the high tuition and countless school expenses, a number of parents still strive hard to enroll their kids in what they believe as the best school.  These are parents who place a high value on education because they believe that the education their children receive will set the groundwork for the kids’ success. 

Berlin, a parent of Gabriel Maynigo from the Diliman Preparatory School (DPS), is more than thankful that her 10-year old boy is academically excelling in class.  Just last quarter, Gabriel achieved second honors in fourth grade.  But what Berlin is more grateful for is the school’s effort in providing quality education, and caring for DPSian’s health interests.  

Enjoy the taste of Turkey to Fly at Marriott Manila

For special occasions, there’s simply nothing like a perfectly roasted turkey for the family. So this Christmas, serve this classic centerpiece fuss-free by leaving the job to our chefs. And at Marriott Manila, we also bring the same commanding presence on your very own holiday table with our Turkey to Fly. There’s nothing petite about this hunk of meat, from the good bones that give it stature to the perfectly marbled flesh and skin in the steer laden with giblet gravy. For only P7, 500 net bring home this package that can satisfy a family of ten and includes classic accompaniments from the freshest lettuce salad with Italian dressing, potato salad, buttered mashed potato, sautéed green bean bacon, and baked pumpkin. While these fixins already provide the robust flavors, the two loaves of fresh-from-the-oven corn bread is an equally marvelous pair--no one at the table will miss it with the turkey for sure! Since its executive chef Meik Brammer’s great hope that this package leaves anyone happier, save room for some apple and pumpkin pies. Oven baked and stuffed nothing but the goodness of all-natural fillings, its gentle sweetness and homemade charm make them a perfect foil for the Christmas feast.

Please call to order and allow 48 hours before pick up at the Java+. To know more about Marriott Manila festive season offerings, call 988-9980.

Sosy Problems: Meet the Sosy girls

On December 25, the country's hottest "it" girls Heart Evangelista, Solenn Heussaff, Bianca King and Rhian Ramos come together for Sosy Problems, the glossiest entry of GMA Films to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

Sosy Problems

Four girls, rich and famous, may have the most expensive pairs of shoes, high-end designer bags and the life that every girl wanted - but behind the glitz and glamour are the struggles and differences that they have to face.

In the story, Sosy girls' tambayan, The Polo Club, is in danger of being torn down. The new owners of the exclusive club want to build a "yaya mall" - which for the girls is not at all a Sosy plan.

Villar Foundation: Parol Festival at Las Pinas City!

Before the inauguration and blessing of Villar SIPAG, some of the guests also witnessed the yearly Parol Festival of Las Pinas, which is known as 'the lantern capital of Metro Manila'. It was the first time that the Parol Festival was held at its new venue—the Villar Social Institute of Poverty Alleviation & Governance (SIPAG). It used to be held at the St. Joseph Bamboo Organ Church.

The festival is the brainchild of the Former Congresswoman of Las Piñas, Cynthia Villar. In 2007, she encouraged the city’s magpaparols (lantern-makers) to organize themselves into the ‘Samahang Magpaparol
ng Las Piñas’. And to support them, Mrs. Villar set up the Las Piñas Parol Center, which serves as a training area for the lantern-makers.

Meg celebrates I AM MEG: Own the World in Style and Meg Top Choice 2012

MEG, the multi-platform power brand for bold young women, celebrates the culmination of its two signature campaigns, I AM MEG: Own the World in Style and Meg Top Choice, at its year-end bash in EDEN Nightclub and Garden Lounge.

I AM MEG: Own the World in Style, the reality TV version of Meg magazine’s annual search for the freshest face to grace its cover, aired the finale of its first season last December 1, on ETC. Crowned as the first ever Meg Style Ambassador is radio jock and rock band vocalist, Ms. Doe-eyed Dreamer, Julz Savard, the host of the year-end bash.

Yesterday’s Bride kicks off with a bang!

GMA’s intriguing Afternoon Prime series YESTERDAY’s BRIDE kicked-off its pilot episode last Monday, October 29, with high numbers, according to data from the industry’s widely trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

Lovi Poe

Based on NUTAM overnight ratings, Yesterday’s Bride led with a commanding 41.4% household audience share as against its competitor’s 21.9% showing.

Sweet Treats for P2.00 only from Citibank Credit Cards

With every P2,500 minimum spend from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 you can buy Snickers® Gift Sets for only P2.00 each!

Citibank cardholders get another load of treat whenever they make a single-receipt purchase of at least P2,500 anywhere, from October 30 to November 5, 2012. Make sure to use your Citibank Credit Cards on these dates because every qualified purchase entitle you to grab 2 boxes of Snickers® for only P2.00.

You can get these sweet treats on November 9 to 15, 2012 at participating branches of Rustan’s Supermarket Fresh and Shopwise. Simply present your qualified Citibank Credit Card and pay only P2.00 for 2 Snickers® Gift Boxes. Each box has 12 bars inside so there’s enough for everyone to share!

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GMA Network presents a Christmas campaign "Walang Imposible Sa Pasko ng Kapuso"

All things are possible if we believe in the magic that the Yuletide season brings. This is what GMA Network tells its viewers in its Christmas campaign this year dubbed, "Walang Imposible Sa Pasko ng Kapuso," which premiers on Monday, November 5 in 24 Oras.

Through four equally heartwarming vignettes, the Kapuso Station takes viewers to a special place where dreams become a reality if one will only believe in the true meaning of the Season.

Citibank rewards you with a special gift for successful referrals

Citibank rewards you when you refer friends and family who would like to experience the privileges of having a Citibank Credit Card. Receive a gift for at least five approved referrals or cash credits with every successful application.

Citibank creditcard

If your friends or family do not have a Citibank Credit Card yet, now is the time to sign them up and share what it’s like to get exclusive discounts and access to special offers. All you need to do is log on to and accomplish the online member-get-member referral form.

Artista Academy delcares Sophie Albert and Vin Abrenica as the winners

Sophie Albert and Vin Abrenica were announced as the grand winner of TV 5 artista search, Artista Academy, held live last October 27, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

 The two winners who declared as Best Actor and Best Actress bested kihiro Blanco, Chanel Morales, Mark Neumann and Shaira Mae. 

Vin and Sophie each received a trophy, 1 million pesos, a condominium unit at Lakefront in Sucat, Toyota Innova and an exclusive TV5 contract with a minimum guarantee of P5 million. 

Artista Academy judges throughout the competition were Mac Alejandre, Gelli de Belen, Lorna Tolentino and Wilma Galvante. 

Sophie and Vin also became the Close Up ambassadors. 

A Secret Affair movie goes to UAE and USA

Viva Films brings to UAE and USA the certified blockbuster movie “A Secret Affair”  starring Anne Curtis, Andi Eigenmann and Derek Ramsay.

A Secret Affair International Screening Schedule

 Check out the international screening schedule of ‘A Secret Affair’ below:

  Starts November 2, 2012

    San Francisco
Cinemark Century 25
32100 Union Landing Blvd., Union City, CA 

   Los Angeles
Cinemark Stadium 25
1701 W. Katella Ave. Orange, CA 

   Starts November 8, 2012 

Vox Cinemas Deira City Centre
Deira City Centre, Deira, Dubai

Vox Cinemas Mirdif City Centre
Mirdiff City Centre, Mirdif, Dubai

Vox Cinemas Marina Mall
Abu Dhabi 

  Starts November 9, 2012 

   Los Angeles
AMC Ontario Mills 30
4549 Mills Circle Ontario

Krikorian-Buena Park Metroplex 18
8290 La Palma  Ave. Buena Park 

  San Diego
AMC Plaza Bonita 14
3050 Plaza Bonita Rd. National City CA 

 Las Vegas
AMC Rainbow Promenade 10
2321 NOrth Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas 

AMC Loews Fountains 18
11225 Fountain Lake Drive, Stafford 

  New York
AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd Street New York, NY 

AMC Village Crossing 18
7000 Carpenter Road Skokie

AMC Southcenter 16
3600 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila 

  New Jersey
AMC Loews Ridgefield Park 12
75 Challenger Road Ridgefield Park

Clearview Bergenfield Cinema 5
58 South Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ 

AMC Regency 24
9451 Regency Square Blvd. Jacksonville 

AMC Loews Theatres – Rio Cinemas 18
9811 Washington Boulevard, Gaithersburg 

AMC Hoffman Center 22
206 Swamp Fox road, Alexandria

AMC Lynnhaven 18
1001 Lynnhaven Mall Loop, Virginia Beach 

Micronesia Mall
1088 W Marine Drive, Dededo, Guam

Up to 70% off with any Citibank Credit Card on SSI Super Sale

Shop for your favorite Store Specialists, Inc. brands at up to 70% off with any Citibank Credit Card

One of the biggest sale events of the year is happening this week! The SSI Super Sale takes place on October 25 to 28, 2012 at the Mega Tent in Libis, Quezon City. Sale starts at 11am up to 9pm and is exclusively for Citibank cardholders and Citigold clients.

Get up to 70% off on your favorite SSI, Rustan’s Department Store and Rustan’s Marketing Corp. brands including Gap, Gucci, Zara, Nine West, Prada, YSL and a whole lot more.

To enjoy the huge discounts at the SSI Super Sale shop only with your Citibank Credit Card. Citibank cardholders can choose to Pay with Points for up to 50% of their purchases. They can also avail of 0% PayLite for 3 months for at least P3,000 single-receipt purchase.

Simply present your Citibank Credit Card to enter the sale. If you’re not yet a cardmember now is the time to sign up for a Rustan’s Citibank Card. Once you complete the application form you can join the sale and just pay in cash.

Citigold clients need to show their Citi ATMs to enter the sale and pay for their purchases in cash. Catch the best sale event in town and experience the exclusive privileges of carrying a Citibank Credit Card.

Acer Iconia Tab W700: A Full Tablet PC Productivity

Anytime and anywhere computing and multimedia content creation and presentation. Fast response time. Smooth Web browsing. All-day multi-purpose usage. Thin and light form factor.

These best describe the newest tablet PC in town—the Acer Iconia Tab W700—from Acer, one of the world’s leading IT companies.

Launched today among the local IT media, the Acer Iconia Tab W700, which contains the newest operating system in town, the Windows 8 operating system, plus full HD features, make it a reliable IT device that helps ensure full productivity in today’s highly mobile professional landscape.

The 3rd generation Intel® Core i3-3217U (3 MB L3Cache, 1.80 GHz DDR3 1600 MHz, 17W) processor that supports the Intel® 64 architecture and Intel® Smart Cache, plus a Mobile Intel® HM77 Express Chipset and 4 GB of DDR3L onboard system memory makes the Acer Iconia Tab W700 a true digital performance powerhouse in a diminutive form factor. With its powerful brains, it helps you open documents 2-12x faster, search 5x faster or even open or adjust your favorite Photoshop documents 2x quicker than the other popular tablets in town, and perform just about any task flawlessly.

Acer Iconia Tab W510: A portable tablet PC

It is crunch time for your latest project and you need to keep up your productivity level to meet your deadline. Unfortunately, you’ll be out of the office practically the whole day and you can’t bring your workstation with you, a preposterous idea, while the company-issued laptop is in near death.

Worrying at this time is not the answer so you need a solution. It’s best there’s an Acer Iconia Tab W510 tablet PC at hand.

Tablet PC, you say? The Acer Iconia Tab W510 is no ordinary tablet you can just flash in any coffee shop just to show off that you have, well, a tablet. It’s like bringing a mini workstation with you—whether for work or for life.

This everywhere-you-go productivity arsenal, launched today by Acer Philippines, a trusted IT brand in the Philippines, sports the newest operating system in the universe, the Windows 8. With a convertible form factor for a more convenient use, the Acer Iconia Tab W510 is a lightweight, ultra-responsive tablet that sports an unbelievable9 hours of battery life.

Its biggest competitive advantage lies in its tri-mode usability, where it can go from Tablet mode, to Productivity mode (for content creation through the keyboard dock) and Presentation mode, where its 295-degree twist positions allow for comfortable browsing, presentation or video viewing.

The Pretty and Smart Acer Aspire S7

In this fast-paced age, where offices no longer mean physical spaces and a very thin line divides work and vacation, it is best to carry the tool where you can be highly productive yet fashionably cool wherever you go.

Imagine a notebook that has a display thinner than a smartphone’s but supports full HD and 10-finger multitouch, a keyboard that adjusts to ambient light for day and night use, and an improved cooling system that eliminates that unwanted hot air in your lap or on your table.

The pretty and smart Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook has all these and more.

Launched today in front of the local IT media, the Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook marries excellent functionality and sleek form. This latest upgrade to Acer’s line of thin and light ultrabooks comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 cover, which combines white glass, glowing light and anodized aluminum for a sophisticated look and feel.

Acer Aspire U All-In-One Series

Miniature and compact computers practically owe their birth to the need to reduce desktop clutter and create more work space. Bulky desktop PC sets that used to symbolize technological advancement were reduced to tower or box CPUs with smaller mice and ultrathin keyboards, or what are now called “all-in-one PCs.”

With the latest developments in gaming, home entertainment and social networking, however, the design roadmap is again shifting. The all-in-one PC has evolved from a 15-inch dressed-down computer integrating the processor and chipset, to a bigger, more powerful home or office device designed to handle more than just desktop applications.

Run United presents Philippine Marathon with 42Km Distance

There are marathons, then there's the Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM). Everyone is excited to participate in newest addition to the country's running calendar that will go on a debut run on October 28.

Finally, one of the most-popular running series, Run United is going for a full marathon, as it added 42km to its race categories. And the running community is giving the new 'mary' in town its full support.

Unilab Active Health (ULAH) and partner race organizer, Runrio, are certainly pulling out all stops to make the first ever RUPM running success.

"The runners clamored for a marathon from us and we also believe that Run United enthusiasts are up to the challenge of finishing a marathon already, so it's all systems go for Run United Philippine Marathon," said Alex Panlilio, head of ULAH.

GMA 7's Temptation of Wife begins October 29

The Koreanovela that dramatically hooked Filipino viewers to their TV screens makes a big comeback as GMA Network brings the Pinoy adaptation of the top-rating drama, TEMPTATION OF WIFE.
Rafael Rosell, Marian Rivera, Dennis Trillo and Glaiza de Castro

Starting October 29, Temptation of Wife, which scored phenomenal ratings success when it was aired twice in the network, gets a “Filipinized” version with the most bankable Kapuso actors portraying the well-loved roles in the original Korean series.

Leading the grand ensemble of cast is no less than Primetime Queen Marian Rivera as she breathes life to the character of Angeline Santos, the main protagonist of the series who will transform from a timid and submissive wife to a cunning, feisty and reformed woman to avenge herself against her husband and her best friend.

With Globe and Zalora Partnership

Online shopping company Zalora ( and Globe Business have embarked on a partnership, proving again why Globe Business is the preferred telecoms provider for small and medium businesses. Globe Business was the first provider of choice for Zalora, that relies heavily on telecoms technology to run its business.
“There are multiple thrusts in our partnership with Globe Business. First of all was the network service itself. Globe Business was our first choice with its reliability, coverage, and the overall solution it provides to us. The account was also managed very well so we were able to resolve any issues with very short turnaround time.  We started out with a leased line connection for our network. We’re already up to 17mbps in our Internet connection.

Globe Business and Zalora

“Being an Internet company, we rely a lot on our main connection. We need to do a lot of things on the Internet, and to do that we rely on Globe Business. So far, the experience has been very fruitful.  We’re very happy with the speed, reliability and quality of services that they provide,” said Brian Cu, Zalora Co-Founder and Managing Director.

Jeric Gonzales, Thea Tolentino hailed as 'Protege' winners

It's a back-to-back celebration for South Luzon as two contestants from Laguna -- Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino -- were hailed as the grand winners of GMA's biggest and grandest artista search, "Protege: The Battle For The Big Artista Break," during its live finale held on Sunday at the GMA Network Studios.

Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino- Protege 2012 Winner

The two winners bagged a grand prize package worth P12 million consisting of a cash prize of P1 million each from SM Supermalls, a five-year talent management contract with GMA Artist Center and a two-bedroom condominium unit (for each winner) from Suntrust Properties, Inc.  Additionally, all six finalists (including the winners) received a four-year scholarship grant from STI Colleges.

Rotary Club of Makati Christmas Bazaar 2012

The Rotary Club of Makati’s Christmas Bazaar reaches a milestone this year with its silver anniversary run at the Intercontinental Hotel on November 11, 2012. It is managed by the Rotary Club of Makati Anns (Rotarians’ spouses) led this year by Mimi Valerio, spouse of Peace President Reuben Valerio.

First staged at the Manila Polo Club in November 1988 by then Club President Gigi & J’net Zulueta, the Christmas Bazaar has been attracting vendors and shoppers for 25 years and has built a reputation as one of the most successful pre-Christmas bazaars in the metro.

St James Chrismas Bazaar 2012

The St. James the Great Christmas Bazaar now on its 21st year will be held for three (3) days with FREE ENTRANCE. It is the biggest in the South of Manila with more than 500 concessionaires. The variety of products to choose from is so enormous that one’s Christmas shopping list will surely be filled up.

“The early bird catches the worm”, as the saying goes, so we enjoin all the shopaholics out there to come early to be able to grab the fabulous products on sale.

This annual extravaganza is transformed into a virtual Shoppers Paradise for all discriminating shoppers. Products range from holiday foods for gift giving, Christmas décor, beautifully crafted home décor, wrought iron, native and imported bags, toys, shoes, Filipino ethnic products & handicrafts, Christmas packaging and wrappers, decorative candles, paintings, silver jewelry, over-runs of men’s, ladies and children’s clothes, accessories, sculptures and many more.

Freeway x Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco Collection

This year’s holiday collection celebrates Philippine’s greatest muralist of all time,   Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco, who comes from  the artist town of  Angono, Rizal.  Freeway’s Holiday 2012 Collection of National Artist Collectors’ Series pays tribute to his life and amazing murals. This most anticipated collaboration collection also marks the 100th Grand Anniversary of Botong’s life who was born in 1912.

Botong was the second Filipino to receive the title of National Artist in Painting, after Fernando C. Amorsolo.  He was one of the first Filipino modernists who revolutionized art and deviated from Fernando Amorsolo’s romanticism of Philippines scenes.  His great works include Blood Compact, First Mass at Limasawa, The Martyrdom of Rizal, Bayanihan, Magpupukot, Fiesta, Bayanihan sa Bukid, Sandugo, Portrait of Purita, The Invasion of Limahong, Serenade, and Muslim Betrothaland the famed “Nose Flute” which set auction record of P27.8 million and is now owned by a private Indonesian collector. 

Freeway x Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco

Freeway kick starts the 100th year Celebration of National Artist for Visual Arts Carlos "Botong" V. Francisco through the beautiful pieces of the National Artist Collectors’ Series.

The launch celebration was held last October 18, 2012, Thursday, at The Row, Glorietta 1. Attended by fashion and art enthusiasts, media friends and bloggers and the family and friends of Botong, it was a splendid night of art, fashion and a grand presentation of Filipino talent. 

The event night opened with a very impressive art exhibition by Michael Blanco’s Academy of Artists.   The exhibit showcased young talented artists at work, ages 6 years old to 12 years old, all from Botong Francisco’s hometown province of Angono Rizal.  The talented young artists wowed everyone with their incredible abilities showcased through live painting and sketching activity during the cocktails at 6pm.

This was followed by the event proper hosted by premier actress Cherie Gil.  A short video presentation was shown featuring the life and works of our National Artist.  After this informative and inspiring video, the 25 piece elegant Holiday collection immortalizing Botong Francisco’s paintings was showcased in a fashion show.  The original paintings that inspired each piece served as a colorful backdrop on the LED screen onstage.  From canvass to fabric, it was majestic to witness how Botong’s timeless paintings were translated into sublimation graphic tees, work shirts, tailored dresses, casual tops, weekend wear, and many other accessories.

Greyson Chance Live! at Ayala Malls this November 2012

Ayala Malls, home to the best live entertainment continues its tradition of bringing some of the most remarkable performances of both foreign and local acts in the country as it presents 15 year old American teen pop singer-songwriter and pianist GREYSON CHANCE for a series of concerts and promotions. He shall be delighting fans with his enthralling voice and amazing talent as he performs at the Ayala malls on November 11, 2012. Catch him at Market! Market! Activity Center at 2:30 pm and TriNoma Activity Center at 6:30 pm.  

Greyson Chance

Platinum-selling artist GREYSON CHANCE has seen places of the world most people only dream of visiting. To promote his debut album Hold On 'Til The Night, Greyson traveled across the world which helped propel Hold On 'Til The Night to Platinum status in Indonesia and the Philippines, and to Gold status in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Along this journey, Greyson met thousands of loyal fans around the globe, each of whom helped inspire a brand new creative state of mind for him.

Rihanna announces 7th Studio Album UNAPOLOGETIC

Worldwide superstar Rihanna - the “#1 Person On Facebook” with over 61.7 million Likes - has once again ignited record charts around the world with “Diamonds,” the fastest-rising single of her career to date, with first-week postings at #1 on iTunes in 27 countries and Top 5 on iTunes in 55 countries.  Now, Rihanna announces the global release of her 7th studio album under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) in just seven years: UNAPOLOGETIC arrives in stores worldwide on Monday, November 19th.


In the U.S., “Diamonds” debuted this week at #16-bullet on the Billboard Hot 100, tying Rihanna’s previous highest debut, last year’s worldwide #1 smash, “We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris).  “Diamonds” amassed 41.5 million total audience, her biggest first-week audience ever on the Hot 100 Airplay Chart where it debuted at #28-bullet, tying her previous highest debut, last year’s “You Da One.”

Citibank brings Treats for P2.00 to cardholders

Citibank shows a unique way of thanking clients with its special Treats for P2.00 offer to all its cardmembers. As it celebrates its 200th anniversary, it is throwing surprises like the recent P2.00 deals for a movie pass and a beverage, when cardholders use their preferred Citibank Credit Card and meet the required minimum spend. 

In order to stay up-to-date on these exclusive Citibank offers, cardmembers can provide their latest contact information so they can receive SMS alerts. These notifications show how many treats one can buy and provide information about the promotion.

Update contact details by logging on to Citibank Online and using the quick links. From My Home page, click the “Update” link for the mobile number and the email address.

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StarTalk celebrates 17th anniversary today!

The longest-running showbiz talk show and the recognized showbiz authority, "StarTalk," is celebrating its 17th anniversary on Saturday, October 20 and once again, it will be giving tribute to the battle cry that has sealed its place ahead of every show of its kind -- "only the truth and nothing but."
Joey De Leon

For the past 17 years, the truth has always been at the core of the show's every episode, the main reason why it has remained the most trusted and reliable source of showbiz news up to this day.  StarTalk has kept its vows to ferret out the truth hidden amongst the lies and half-truths for it believes that no matter how PAINFUL, IRONIC, HARD TO ACCEPT and CONFUSING the truth is, it is OFTEN LIBERATING.

Kapuso Network in Bacolod's Masskara Festival 2012

Big and grand events await Kapusong Bacoleños with the invasion of GMA Network in this year's  Masskara Festival.

Party Pilipinas royalties and RnB singers Kyla and Kris Lawrence together with the top 3 male protégé contenders Mikoy Morales, Ruru Madrid, and Jeric Lopez amazed the huge crowd with their presence during the Kapuso Mall Show at Robinson's Central Citywalk yesterday, October 19.

Today, October 20, the cast of Aso Ni San Roque (Mona Louise Rey, Rich Asuncion and Ervic Vijandre) and Temptation of Wife (Glaiza de Castro, JC Tiuseco, and Bettina Carlos) visit the city for a Promo Tour. Their initial visit will be at Barangay Felisa Covered Gym (9am) for the Kapuso Barangayan, followed by a Kapuso Mall Show at SM City Bacolod Event Center (4pm), this time, with Yesterday's Bride lead Lovi Poe and Luis Alandy.

Party Pilipinas live in Bacolod's Masskara Festival this Sunday!

Philippine TV's one and only concert party, Party Pilipinas, lives up to its commitment of giving quality entertainment to all Kapusos around the country as it extends the revelry to the City of Smiles this Sunday (October 21) with the participation of the hottest Kapuso celebrities in this year's Masskara Festival.

Some of GMA Network's gorgeous men - Aljur Abrenica, Enzo Pineda, Geoff Eigenmann, Gian Magdangal, Jay-R, Julian Trono, Kris Lawrence, Mark Bautista, Mark Herras, Sef Cadayona and Steven Silva - are all set to perform and groove hits that are sure to sweep all girls off their feet.

Kapuso beautiful ladies Diva Montelaba, Kylie Padilla, Marie Digby, Mayton Eugenio, Rochelle Pangilinan, Sam Pinto, Wynwyn Marquez, and Yassi Pressman are also on their way to dominate Rizal Street between the North & South buildings of the iconic SM City Bacolod with their mind-blowing production numbers.  Korean musical sensation Down to Mars will also party on with the Kapusong Bacolenos.

Bubble Gang airs "blockbuster" episode

"Bubble Gang," the longest-running comedy/gag show on Philippine TV will air a blockbuster episode tonight in celebration of its 17th anniversary -- “Dis Is Siete.”

Five short comedy films, directed by five renowned filmmakers will be shown back-to-back tonight.

"Sampal," written by Chito Francisco and directed by Soxie Topacio stars Diego Llorico as Janessa, the lead, with Antonio Aquitania, Maureene Larrazabal, Moymoy, Jackie Rice, Ellen Adarna and special guests Odette Khan, Roldan Aquino and Victor Aliwalas. "Sampal" tells the story of Janessa, who since childhood had  been receiving harsh treatment from his family in the form of slaps (sampal).  One day, she meets a rich man (Victor Aliwalas) who then falls in love with her and makes her his wife. Unfortunately, death will keep the newly-wed couple apart too soon when the husband dies.  But his demise was actually a blessing in disguise for Janessa as she is left with so much wealth.  Now that she's rich and powerful, she could easily get back at her cruel family.  But instead of taking revenge, she does something unexpected which turns out to be hilarious.

Collezione unveils its newest collection and brand ambassador

When it comes to Philippine style, no other retail brand has enough rightful claim of being the pioneer than Collezione. Since 1972, the heritage brand has provided Filipinos with outstanding and durable shirts, matching (at times surpassing) the quality and designs of its higher-end foreign counterparts. Today, Collezione C2 celebrates its 40th year by presenting a striking new collection heralded by bold statements and even bolder representation.  

Collezione C2 will continue to innovate and find creative ways to promote Genuine Filipino Artistry by generating unique, exceptional and relevant designs that showcase and celebrate what’s best about the Filipinos of today,” says Mr. Joey Qua, President  of Collezione C2.

One True Love rewind airs this Monday

Due to insistent public demand, GMA Network airs anew the top-rating drama series that kept Filipino viewers glued to their TV screens with ONE TRUE LOVE: A SECOND CHANCE beginning October 22 after Kusina Master.

Alden Richards and Louise delos Reyes

This drama series, which premiered last June 11 on GMA Telebabad, was awarded with several extensions after its ratings success in the primetime block. The show’s storyline and commendable portrayals of the cast members kept everyone hooked and brought laughter and tears to the viewers every episode.

Citibank PremierMiles Card offers exclusive discounts at Tripologie

Cardholders enjoy up to 20% off on various travel brands Travel in style with your Citibank 

PremierMiles Card! Only this credit card offers up to 20% off at Tripologie so you can shop for your travel essentials and buy your preferred brands at a discount.


Using your Citibank PremierMiles Card, you get 20% off on Echolac, Elle, Wenger, Carlton, VIP and other brands. You can also enjoy 10% discount on Pacsafe, Outdoor, Hellolulu, Ivar, Poch, G-Form, Cocoon, Swiss Tech, Dvoom I-Tour, I-Tour, Moshi-Moshi, Mili, Pocket Pal, Thule, Promax, Smartrip, Slazenger, KOR and Lonely Planet, among other brands.

Visit the branches of Tripologie at Eastwood City Walk, Alabang Town Center and Bonifacio Global City to avail of this offer, which is exclusive to Citibank PremierMiles cardholders. The promotion runs from September 15, 2012 up to August 31, 2013.

Get the latest discounts and experience a world of privileges with a Citibank Credit Card. As a cardholder, you can enjoy more special offers such as the Tripologie discount.

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Yabang Pinoy presents 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar

The Yabang Pinoy Filipino Pride movement celebrates its 8th year by celebrating PHmade products worth buying, at the 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar on November 10-11 at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012 will feature a lineup of brands and products made with 100 percent Filipino Love and Pride: in ladies', men's, and children's apparel, accessories, jewelry, bags and shoes, beachwear, travel accessories, home décor, home and wellness products, as well as Filipino art and design.

“We would like to showcase Filipino culture and the Filipinos' passion, creativity, pride and originality through handcrafted accessories, art pieces and products. We believe that constantly improving our products and making our humble business grow is the best way to support our local community and the Philippine economy,” shared Elaine Orozco.

Uniqlo launches UniqStyle

UNIQLO, a global apparel brand known for its MADE FOR ALL philosophy, launched today the “UNIQSTYLE Search for UNIQLO’s No. 1 Fashionista”at the SM City North EDSA – The Block in Quezon City. This campaign is an online photo submission and voting contest which allows one to share his or her unique fashion style via Facebook application or simply vote a UNIQSTYLE, to win exciting UNIQLO prizes.

To -join, simply “LIKE” the UNIQLO Philippines Fan Page (, access the application and click “Allow” to enable it. - Fill in the required details and - upload -entry with a corresponding caption. It’s that easy! For voters, just “LIKE” the UNIQLO Philippines Fan Page, provide personal details and get started by clicking “Vote.” - Voters can vote as many times every after 8 hours.

Gustin comes to a conclusion this Monday

Starting Monday, October 15, GMA airs the fourth and final episode of the 2nd Kapuso Mini Sine "Gustin."

Inspired by true events, Gustin tells of two young boys, who unexpectedly dig up a handbag filled with money, while rummaging through old scrap to find things to sell. One of the boys, Gustin (Denzel Guiao), surrenders the handbag to their local Baranggay Captain (Pen Medina), who then gives back the bag to Gustin, and lets him decide on his fate.

This Is Not A Chicosci Record Released!

Three years since the release of their last studio album and after endless gigging and touring, Chicosci is finally releasing their much-anticipated sixth album, This Is Not A Chicosci Record. The ever-so-dynamic rock group has been in the lab the past year, writing and recording new material with producer Eric Perlas of Tower of Doom Studios, and is set to make waves again with this new album under MCA Music Inc. 

This is not a Chicosci Record

Always evolving with each album, the band has once again pushed themselves creatively with this new outing. Chicosci wants their listeners to be devoid of any preconceived notions of who the band is or how they should sound like.

Producers of "Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles" spent close to P80M for its production

During the press conference of the upcoming horror film "Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles" the producers of the film confirmed reports that they have apparently spent close to P80million for its production.  

Dingdong Dantes for Tiktik

Given the complexity of the film's effects, it is not unlikely that its total cost would reach close to the rumoured amount, explained the producers.  While the live action sequences were shot within just 28 days (still unusually longer than most local productions), the post-production stage took more than a year to complete.

With the Gear4 in the PH

Gear4 is owned and managed by UK-based Disruptive Limited. Established in 2004, Disruptive Limited was one of the first companies in the world to launch a dedicated brand of iPod accessories under the Podgear label. Since the rebrand to Gear4 in 2006, its’ products can now be found in many of the leading UK retailers. Gear4 currently holds one of the highest sales volumes in the European market for both the docking audio and MP3 accessory markets. The passion for music and the desire to do justice to the capability of iOS devices have helped Gear4 evolve into what it is today.

Gear4 Philippines Launching

This year the British brand has partnered with Iontech, Inc. - the Philippines’ leading distributor for IT and consumer electronics - to introduce their speaker systems and accessories here in the country. Iontech believes that Gear4’s sound quality and the innovation that they introduce into every product from the entry level to the flagship models will make a big impression on the Philippine market. Speaker docks like the 16mm thin StreetParty Size 0 will find its’ way to many bags and backpacks of teens who love to share their newest tunes. And the 30-watt boomer HouseParty 4 Evo is sure to host many living room parties. 

ZTE Blade III Delivers Better Performance For Money

 With a 4-inch screen, ten times more memory and upgraded operating system, mobile users can enjoy an even sharper multimedia experience – without compromising on price

ZTE Blade III combines high performance with a moderate price point. With an expanded storage memory, an enlarged 4- inch screen and an Android 4.0 upgraded operating system, the Blade III further improves the user experience by offering extra space to store pictures, music or apps, and providing an excellent video or gaming experience.

ZTE Blade III mobile phone

Power Plant Mall serves up food, fashion, cars and discounts in October

Power Plant Mall’s all-time favorite bake fest – The Baker’s Dozen – is back! And mall goers get to enjoy it with a whirlwind of other mall activities this October that will definitely delight the foodie, the fashionable, and the car aficionados of Metro Manila.

Power Plant Mall Event Place
Baker’s Dozen turns the Concourse Level into a sweet-tooth’s heaven with cakes-and-desserts galore and all sorts of yummy treats sure to win up in everybody’s shopping bag.Satiate your sweet tooth with offerings of alfajores and Toblerone sansrival from Sugarbee, Blue Velvet Cupcake from Sugar Cakes, Nutella cupcakes and Cheesecake Cups from Sweet Therapy Cupcakes, white chocolate and salted caramel cookies from Casa San Luis, and fresh fruit jams from Fruit Garden.

Gangnam Style: The Next BIGGEST HIT of 2012

While the Philippines (and the world!) hasn’t fully recovered with Carly Rae Jepsen’s sensational hit ‘Call Me Maybe” just yet, a South Korean singer by the name of PSY is catching up quickly with his new single “Gangnam Style” -- possibly being ‘The Next BIGGEST HIT of 2012’.     

Gangnam album cover

YouTube revealed their chart for the “Most Viewed Videos” and PSY’s “Gangnam Style” music video came out on top with nearly 300 million views in all categories! It is by far the most watched video on YouTube, as the second highest viewed clip is Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me,” which generated slightly over 54 million views in the same period. Add to that, this viral hit, which has only been available to view since July 15, has been 'liked' in excess of 2,141,758 times, making it the most liked video in YouTube history.The closest competitors for most liked video on YouTube include LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' with 1,574,963 likes and Justin's Bieber's 'Baby' with 1,327,147 likes. (Source: Guinness World Record).

Sarah Geronimo joins Cherry Mobile Family

To further strengthen its position in the local mobile communications industry as the leading value-for-money and feature-packed brand of phone, Cherry Mobile welcomes Sarah Geronimo as its newest brand ambassador.

Sarah Geronimo for Cherry Mobile

“It was an easy decision to choose Sarah as our new brand ambassador, in addition to our roster of endorsers. Sarah has a natural charisma that easily draws the public. Her personality and her ability to sing, dance and act complements Cherry Mobile’s promise in bringing various multimedia phones to the public,” said Michelle Ngu, VP for Operations of Cosmic Technologies, Inc.

With the newest Innovations of TDK

Since its introduction in 1935, TDK has been dedicated to enriching our experiences and lifestyle with masterfully engineered and specially designed media products. From electronic materials to recording and data-storage media, TDK made sure that each of their products carries on the company’s aim to “contribute to culture and industry through creativity”. True enough, they became known world-wide for the production of magnetic tapes, which was also shortly followed by the infamous music icon, the compact cassette in 1966.

TDK also boasted of an impressive portfolio of magnetic and optical media products. First there was the videotape and the CD-R that claimed its fame on their respective eras. In 2004, TDK became the first brand to develop the Blu-ray post DVD technology.

Protect, Power and Play your Apple devices through XtremeMac

Apple enthusiasts will surely rejoice at the wide array of products that can Protect, Power and Play your Apple devices. You can now be rest assured that each of your favorite gadget can be supported by products from XtremeMac.

Founded last October 2001, XtremeMac is a company based in Oakdale, Minnesota that creates and manufactures different support products for Apple devices. Since their launch, they have been known as one of the companies who first manufacture and release iPod accessories shortly after its debut. This reputation earned the company a large following of Apple users that looks into their wide portfolio of products for support accessories for their gadgets.

The Killers’ releases Battle Born album

From out of the wreckage of the American Civil War, the great state of Nevada came into being on October 31st, 1864. Its creation immediately helped to secure the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment and, ultimately, the future of the union. Today, that proud but painful history is enshrined in the two words emblazoned on the upper left-hand corner of the state flag: ‘BATTLE BORN’. 

That phrase has always resonated with Brandon Flowers. It’s what THE KILLERS named their studio in Las Vegas, and when the band reconvened last May to start work on the follow-up to 2008’s Day & Age, it became first a song title, then a thematic touchstone, and eventually the name of the album itself. But not all battles are blood and thunder: after a yearlong hiatus that saw three of the four Killers launch solo careers, they quickly discovered that timing and circumstance can be daunting adversaries in their own right. Safe to say, Battle Born’s title was well-earned. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, no question,” says Brandon. “It’s the longest we’ve ever taken to make a record, and the longest I’ve ever spent on the lyrics. We thought we had enough songs, but then we realised that we didn’t, and so we had to pound away and grind it out until we were certain that we were ready.”

Citibank cardholders enjoy 0% PayLite on iPhone 4S

Citibank cardholders can get the iPhone 4S with unlimited surfing for as low as P200 per month! Subscribe to Globe’s Unli Surf Combo 1799 and get the iPhone 4S 16GB for a monthly instalment of P200 for 24 months.  

Exclusively for Citibank cardholders, the 0% PayLite offer up to 24 months is available for the iPhone 4S 16GB, 32GB and 64GB at any Globe Store. Pay only P200 a month for an iPhone 4S 32GB when you subscribe to Globe’s Unli Surf Combo 2499, or get an iPhone 4S 64GB for the same price with an Unli Surf Combo 3799 plan.  

If you prefer the Unli Surf Combo 999 postpaid plan, you can get the iPhone 4S 16GB at P999 per month, the iPhone 4S 32GB at P1,262.46 per month, or the iPhone 4S 64GB at P1,470.79 per month through Citibank’s PayLite.

These offers are good until December 31, 2012. For more information, call the 24-Hour CitiPhone at 995-9999 or visit