Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag screening at the CCP
THE CCP Arthouse Cinema, in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Philippine Film Archive, and the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film, presents National Artist Lino Brocka’s Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag, a special screening for the 2022 National Heritage Celebration and in commemoration of Lino Brocka’s Death anniversary on May 22. Watch the film for free on May 20, 2 pm at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde. Pre-register for the event through https://tinyurl.com/ccparthouse-nationalheritage.
Filipino-dubbed K-drama on iWantTFC
WATCH THE Filipino-dubbed Korean drama meeting starring Park Bo-Gum and Song Hye Kyo for free on iWantTFC (https://t.co/sSOCJGnPeb). meeting tells the love story between Soohyun (played by Song Hye Kyo), the wealthy CEO of a large hotel, and Jinhyuk (played by Park Bo Gum), a new employee who just began working at Soohyun’s hotel. Both of them give up everything to be together. The screening is exclusively available in the Philippines.
Universal Records PH welcomes Ken San Jose
UNIVERSAL Records Philippines has officially welcomed the singer-dancer Ken San Jose as part of the growing artist roster. The singer-dancer was joined by his management, Cornerstone Entertainment Inc.’s Erickson Raymundo and Jeff M. Vadillo during the exclusive contract signing at the Universal Records office with Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go and Operations Manager Peter Chan. According to the World of Dance PH finalist, joining the UR roster is a dream come true for him. “It’s a dream come true. It’s something na I’ve dreamed of ever since I was young, signing a record deal”. Mr. San Jose said in a statement. His musical influences include Chris Brown, Travis Scott, Justin Bieber, and Skusta Clee. Mr. San Jose has released four singles since 2019, including “Halma” and “Lose Control” and this year. “I definitely want to release my first album with UR and I definitely want to explore my artistry whether that’s on hip-hop or RNB,” Mr. San Jose said.
South Korean acts at the Smart Araneta Coliseum
FOUR of the biggest South Korean acts are slated to visit Manila for Begin Again: KPOP Edition with NCT DREAM, SHINee’s KEY, WEi, and ALICE performing their latest hits on May 29, 5 pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. NCT DREAM will be headlining the show. The group released their album GlitchMode last March which sold 2 million copies. Performing alongside the group is labelmate KEY, lead dancer, and lead rapper of SHINee. WEi, a six-member boy group from OUI Entertainment, is also joining the concert. In March of this year, the group released their fourth mini-album Love Pt.1: First Love. The album sold more than 100,000 copies and placed at number five on Korea’s Gaon Chart. The fifth group joining the show is ALICE with members EJ, Do-A, Chaejeong, Yeonjae, Yukyung, Sohee, and Karin. In 2018, the group was named the Best Rookie Group at the 24th Korean Entertainment Arts Awards. Pre-selling of tickets begins on May 17, 12nn via https://www.cdmentertainment.ph. Official ticket selling begins on May 18, 10 am via https://www.ticketnet.com.ph/ and all Ticketnet outlets nationwide.
Stream the 31st SEA Games on GigaPlay
MOBILE SERVICES provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) continues to enable its subscribers’ unshakeable passion for sports as it streams the 31st SEA Games live from Hanoi, Vietnam on May 12 to 23 on the GigaPlay App for free and with no streaming charges. Subscribers simply need to be on the Smart mobile network and have the GigaPlay App to enjoy SEA Games 2022 right at their fingertips, powered by Smart’s wide network coverage. Through Smart’s coverage of the Team Pilipinas on GigaPlay, Smart customers can show their support to the country’s top athletes. Smart is supporting Olympic gold medalist for powerlifting Hidilyn Diaz, who will lead the national powerlifting team, along with silver medalists for boxing Nesthy Petecio, bronze medalist for boxing Eumir Marcial, fellow Olympic boxer Irish Magno, Olympic gymnast Carlos Yulo, and Olympic pole vaulter EJ Obiena, as well as the Philippine national esports team Sibol and the national badminton team. As an advocate of Philippine esports, Smart is also rallying behind bemedaled Team SIBOL, whose #LakadMatatag battle cry is expected to boost the Philippines medal count with 54 esports athletes ready to grind it out at the Hanoi games. Catch all the SEA Games action by downloading GigaPlay from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Limitless: A Musical Trilogy airs on GMA
FROM WINNING the Silver World Medal at the 2022 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards, Limitless: A Musical Trilogy gives the recognition back to the public with the Philippine TV airing of Julie Anne San Jose’s concert on May 15, 22, and 29 on GMA. Airing at 2 pm after All Out Sundays, the three-part special gives viewers the chance to experience Julie’s musical journey beginning with “Breathe,” where she traveled to Mindanao; followed by “Heal,” which was shot in the Visayas; and finally, “Rise,” which was set in Luzon. As the world faced the challenges of the global pandemic, Limitless was conceptualized to inspire Filipinos all over the globe to never lose hope. Set in picturesque landscapes in select cities and provinces of the Philippines, Limitless reminded everyone that anyone can be limitless. At recently-concluded New York Festivals TV and Film Awards, the GMA Synergy-produced musical won the Silver World Medal in the Entertainment Special: Variety Special category. Through Limitless, Ms. San Jose was able to open herself up more to the public: who she is beyond being a singer, songwriter, dancer, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. Her fans of her got to know her different facets, and learned more about her passions from her. The show saw the singer collaborating with some of the country’s finest musical talents, including Christian Bautista, Jong Madaliday, Myke Salomon, Jessica Villarubin, and Rayver Cruz.
GTV further boosts signal reception in PH
GTV continues GMA Network’s pursuit of reaching every Filipino household as it further expands its coverage after completing all its analog station upgrades across the country. The GTV Iloilo station, which covers the Western Visayas region, is the ninth and final analog TV station upgraded for GMA Network’s second free-to-air channel. Since GTV’s launch in 2021, the network has been non-stop in its efforts to expand and improve its signal in key areas within and outside Metro Manila. These stations include Tandang Sora, Mt. Sto. Tomas, Mt. Banoy, Naga, and Legazpi in Luzon; Tacloban and Iloilo in the Visayas; and General Santos and Zamboanga in Mindanao. Boosted by its signal improvements, GTV likewise continues to be the second top channel in the country next to flagship station GMA. From Nielsen’s January to April 2022 TV audience measurement data, GTV recorded an average of 11.6 percent people audience share across all dayparts in Total Philippines. It has further widened its gap from its closest competitor TV5 with 10.4 percent, while A2Z had 5.4 percent. Currently, GTV has a total of 27 stations located in key areas in the Philippines. Viewers can also catch GTV on digital TV receivers GMA Affordabox and GMA Now.