Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Jordan Clarkson takes in Manila, inspires tenement kids and watches an Ateneo-La Salle Game

A tour of the Walled City, a workout with young ballers and a classic basketball rivalry highlight Clarkson’s last day in Manila.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rise Against Movie Piracy Philippines Launched, Contest to Promote Prevention of Online Piracy

The Intellectual Property Office Philippines (IPOPHL), Motion Picture Association (MPA), United States Embassy, and the Korean Copyright Commission (KCC), along with the country’s leading video-on-demand service providers Blink, Hooq and iflix, launched Rise Against Movie Piracy Philippines (RAMP-PH) a video-making contest for Metro Manila-based film students to raise awareness on the importance of respecting copyrighted content by obtaining them only through legal means.

Michelin Boosts Porsche Dream SUV Drive Event with Fill Up With Air safety campaign

Michelin boosted the Porsche Dream SUV Drive event on April 24, 2016with its trademark road safety initiative called the Fill Up With Air campaign (FUWA).

Saturday, May 28, 2016

#StyleUpMovement: An invitation to challenge your fashion boundaries

After the successful take off of the Style Up Summer Campaign of SM Makati, the SM Store is at it again – and now, extending it to a bigger crowd. Launching a nationwide online contest that challenges Filipinos, of all shapes and sizes, not only to make your OOTD game strong, but also to challenge you to free yourself from your fashion boundaries.

Face your fears in Zombie theme park in “GENERATION Z”

Welcome to a vacation spot like no other in the horror-thriller “Generation Z,” (also known as “The ReZort”) where an unusual kind of theme park is created to entertain visitors interacting with zombies as its main attraction. But all hell breaks loose when a zombie- rights activist hacks into the park’s security system and uploads a virus which disables all security settings releasing thousands of zombies back into the wild.

The Big Brand Back to School Sale - Up to 80% off!

Let’s make a big comeback for the upcoming school year, we bring you the Big Brand Back to School Sale!

We are loaded with back to school needs for this run! Go shop for your bags and shoes as we load up the venue with your most favorite brands.
Make your campus come back even nicer with the most awesome accessories from the most trusted brands! We’ve got Shoes and Bags, Watches, Gadget Accessories and Perfumes too!

Tom Hanks in the face of recession in “A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING”

Award-winning actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks stars in “A Hologram for the King” set in recession-ravaged 2010 as an American businessman named Alan Clay adapted from the book of the same title by acclaimed author Dave Eggers.

Jordan Clarkson brings his game to Manila

The Nike athlete of Filipino descent inspires local basketball players and shows his support for Gilas Pilipinas

Nike Basketball athlete Jordan Clarkson made a visit to Manila this weekend to Bring His Game to Filipino Basketball. He inspired young basketball players in Manila, as well as shared a special moment with the Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippines National Basketball team, who are on an incredible journey for a place to compete at the greatest sporting event of 2016.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Marvel’s Iron Man Experience Ride Tests Begin as Construction Nears Completion

Attraction based on iconic Marvel Super Hero set to open late 2016

Hong Kong Disneyland today announced that ride system tests have begun at Marvel’s Iron Man Experience, the upcoming attraction featuring Marvel’s iron-clad Super Hero. With construction nearing completion, the attraction is scheduled to open in late 2016 at Stark Expo, Tomorrowland’s new Marvel-themed area, which will also include a  cool interactive “Become Iron Man” experience, exclusive themed merchandise and an immersive, story-driven character greeting with the man himself ... Iron Man!

Iron Man Experience is the first Marvel ride-through attraction at a Disney Park. Guests will take flight on an epic adventure across Hong Kong alongside Iron Man, while challenging the evil forces of Hydra. The high-tech ride system is currently being tested by the resort’s expert team of Walt Disney Imagineers.

Win an epic dining experience with Citi’s Lucky Swipes promotion‏

Win big with Citi's 
Lucky Swipes promotion

Enjoy a grand feast that will satisfy your appetite with a free luxury buffet at Vikings courtesy of Citi Cards. All you have to do is register by logging on to www.citibank.com.ph/luckyswipes from now until July 10, 2016. Simply fill out the short online form and submit – no login required. 

Bebe Rexha and Apink added to sizzle up the performers line-up for MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016


Tweet it: BREAKING! @BebeRexha and @Apink_2011 are set to sizzle up #mtvmusicevo. Summer just got hotter in Manila!

Bring out the coolers because this year’s summer heat is about to hit an all-time high in Manila! MTV revealed today, Billboard Hot 100 artist, American singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha and Korea’s favorite K-pop idol female group, Apink will sizzle up the award-winning1 MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on Friday, 24 June 2016. The female acts will join the performers’ line-up already comprised of iconic international pop band and prolific hitmaker OneRepublic, Filipino pop darlings James Reid and Nadine Lustre. The one-night only live music event will celebrate pop music like never before – enabling fans to experience and discover the evolution of pop music and its dance influence that keeps fans moving. Further acts are expected to be announced.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Spotify Family Plan Now Available for only P194

Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, shares that starting today, Spotify Family Plan now provides families with up to six individual Spotify Premium accounts for only P194 per month!

Already on Family Plan? Don’t worry! The Family plan still includes separate accounts, individual playlists, personal recommendations and offline listening per user now at a better price, which will be updated on the next payment date. This also enables the head of the family to add more members.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

adidas presents NMD_R1 PK WHITE

The debut adidas Originals NMD_R1 silhouette makes its triumphant return, this time stepping out in a full Primeknit construction in all white. 

Mr. Pure Energy supports daughter’s debut in fashion

Gary Valenciano has always been supportive of his kids with regards to their respective career paths and endeavors. While his two sons Paolo and Gabriel have successfully entered showbiz just like him, his daughter Kiana, Instagram celeb and his unica hija, is steadily carving out a name for herself—this time in fashion. After having studied at the Raffles  Design Institute and the famous Central Saint Martins in London, Kiana finally takes the plundge and marks her fabulous debut in the local fashion scene.

Married and abused in romantic Korean comedy movie “MY NEW SASSY GIRL”

The story of the hapless Gyeon-woo (played by Cha Tae-Hyun) in the fall-of-your-seat Korean romantic hit movie “My Sassy Girl” continues in the highly-awaited sequel “My New Sassy Girl” where he is now married to an unpredictable tough woman played by Victoria Song.

Daniel Radcliffe whips magic anew in daring caper thriller “NOW YOU SEE ME 2”

Daniel Radcliffe, best known for his role in the phenomenal worldwide hit franchise “Harry Potter” enters the magic realm once again in the astounding caper thriller “Now You See Me 2.”

Monday, May 23, 2016

Alonzo Muhlach shares McDonald’s Kiddie Crew fun to his chosen charity

Kiddie Crew Ambassador Alonzo, McDonald’s Chief Happiness Officer Ronald McDonald and the kids from Carmelite Missionaries Secular (CMS) Philippines during their Kiddie Crew Workshop

Close to 50 children from Carmelite Missionaries Secular (CMS) Philippines had a fun-filled workshop as McDonald’s Kiddie Crew participants. 
McDonald’s newest Kiddie Crew ambassador Alonzo Muhlach personally chose CMS beneficiaries to join him as they experienced how to be a real McDonald’s crew doing tasks at the front counter, lobby, and Drive-Thru; make their own cheeseburger; and groove to the Ronald Dance. Alonzo also joined in the games, gave away prizes and loot bags to the kids, and performed a song-and-dance number to entertain guests. 

“X-MEN: APOCALYPSE” reigns supreme at the Phils. Box-office Php 230 million on opening weekend

20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” reigns supreme at the box-office with its PhP 230 million opening weekend (first five days) in the Philippines in 476 screens.  It also dominated and opened number one on its first day of release (opened May 18) in the country with PhP 45 million in box-office receipts.

In the Philippines, “X-Men: Apocalypse” has taken the franchise to new heights with its strong box-office results. It now holds as the Biggest Fox Opening Weekend All-Time, tracking 131% higher than “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” It is also now the Biggest Non-Holiday May Opening Weekend All-Time.  Ultimately, “X-Men: Apocalypse” records show that it is now the Biggest Opening Weekend in the X-Men franchise.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Gerphil Flores, other Klassikal Music Foundation scholars, serenade audiences in “Songs from a Silver World”

Heavenly voices filled the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza last May 7, as the Klassikal Music Foundation (KMF) held its fundraising concert. Titled as "Songs from a Silver World," this year's showcase line-up included popular songs in film.

Bosch is the perfect cordless power tool that's why professional contractors choose Bosch

Looking for a tool to match the construction job is a rigorous process for construction supervisors and foremen, and even more so for the attending laborers who will use the tool for everyday grind. From drill drivers to impact drills, it is imperative that all equipment is capable of rendering quality results at a minimum effort.  In this case, reliability and performance are the clinching factors in choosing the perfect power tool.

Beyond the performance and results, picking out the best cordless tool should also cover a certain degree of qualification to be able to successfully complement the application needs. As the leading power tools brand, Bosch shares a checklist of qualities to look for in a cordless power tool.

Intergalactic adventure for the whole family in “RATCHET AND CLANK”

The latest out-of-this-world family movie “Ratchet and Clank” stars Award winning Sylvester Stallone along with a talented voice cast including Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Jim Ward, James Taylor and David Kaye. 

Convergys’ “Give a Bag of Hope” kicks-off its second year, goes beyond bags to promote literacy

Convergys Philippines kicks-off its “Give A Bag Hope 2” campaign after a highly successful run in 2015—this time with the added value of books as part of the supplies given to school children to help improve literacy.

The campaign is fully employee-driven, where employees donate bags filled with school supplies, and volunteer hours to distribute them to public school Grades 1 to 3 pupils. In its first run in 2015, almost 22,000 kids in 26 schools and communities were given bags of hope, all thanks to an overwhelming number of employee contributions across the company’s 34 sites in the country.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Timeless classic story of “PINOCCHIO” at SM Cinemas on May 28 and 29

The most rewarding family bonding experience is about to happen at SM Cinemas with its latest Family Movie Day weekend promo on July 2 and 3, featuring the latest version of the timeless story of “Pinocchio.”

Ultimate Blood Sport in “GENERATION Z”

Following a near apocalyptic zombie outbreak in “Generation Z” (aka “The ReZort”), humans now have the upper hand and life has returned to relative normality with only an occasional reminder or mention of recent horrific events. Most people wouldn’t even blink at seeing a zombie now. They know how to handle them. It’s no big deal because humans fought and won the battle and are in control again.

Award-winning Tom Hanks in novel-to-movie dramedy “A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING”

Adapted from the novel by Dave Eggers, “A Hologram for the King,” starring Tom Hanks is set in a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, author Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel turned movie is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment — and a moving story of how we got here.

Ewan McGregor charged with money laundering in “OUR KIND OF TRAITOR”

Money moves the world in the espionage thriller “Our Kind of Traitor” starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Harris based on the hit novel of the same title by celebrated novelist John le Carré.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Susann White, “Our Kind of Traitor” is a taut thriller about an unsuspecting married couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris) on holiday in Marrakech, who meet the flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård). He befriends them over games of tennis and lavish parties at his villa before revealing he is the top money launderer for the Russian mafia and wants to defect with his family to Britain. From that moment on, Perry and Gail are thrown into the fractured, dangerous world of international spies and dirty politics as they endeavor to save Dima and his family, and ultimately themselves. Indeed, “Our Kind of Traitor” captures a very British fascination with espionage, international double-dealing and Britain’s place in the world. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wheels team goes on more adventures

Summer is almost over. PhilSTAR TV’s formidable team of motoring journalists are not gonna declare it over just yet. On this week’s episode of Wheels, join them as they go on more adventures here and abroad with some of the newest and coolest rides.

Matteo Guidicelli tries his hand in car photography with the help of master lens man Mikko David. Learn some nifty tricks in framing, angling, lighting and shooting straight from the expert, just in time for the next car show in town.

Monday, May 16, 2016

“X-MEN: APOCALYPSE” midnight screenings on May 17 - Tuesday

The most awaited epic battle of mutants in “X-Men: Apocalypse” is about to unfold on the big screen on May 17, Tuesday in (midnight screening) selected cinemas – Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 4, Trinoma, SM Aura, SM BF, SM Fairview, SM Light Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Marikina, SM Marilao, SM Megamall,  SM Molino, SM North Edsa, SM Southmall, SM Clark, The Block, Century  Mall, Commerce Center, Eastwood, Evia, Newport, Starmall Taguig, Uptown,  Abreeza Davao, SM Cebu, SM Lanang and Gaisano Davao.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Winners of Stella Artois Masters Philippines set to conquer Regional Draught Masters in Malaysia

Draught Masters Philippine representatives (Jordan Bernarte, Eduardo Mayani II and Ranier Dy) will conquer the regional Draught Masters in Malaysia in June against Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

As enjoyable as it is to drink a bottle of ice cold beer straight from the bottle, beer enthusiasts are now turning their attention to the idea of perfectly and properly poured beer. Last February 25, Stella Artois introduce the Stella Draught Masters – a competition of both expert bartenders and Stella Artois fans to try their hand at Stella Artois’ time-honoured 9-step pouring ritual.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Most visually ambitious cinematic experience in “X-MEN: APOCALYPSE” on May 18

Set a decade after the events of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,”  the latest “X-Men: Apocalypse” that will open on May 18 in Philippine cinemas finds the mutants in 1983 living their own lives. Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) has his school for gifted youngsters up and running, and has some promising new students he’s guiding as they figure out their lives. Erik “Magneto” Lensherr (Michael Fassbender) is living a quiet family life in Poland, while Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) is eschewing her mutant side, worried that humanity still doesn’t completely accept them. Their world is thrown into chaos when an incredibly powerful, ancient mutant named Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) awakens and decides that the world has taken a turn for the worse and decides to destroy civilization and create it again in his own image.

This Summer, get ready to join the battle as Star Wars™ comes to Hong Kong Disneyland

Gear up for the battle between the forces of light and dark, and get ready for a Star Wars celebration coming soon to Hong Kong Disneyland. May the Force be with you!

Hong Kong Disneyland celebrates Star Wars with “Star Wars™: Tomorrowland Takeover” this summer starting on June 11. Guests will experience iconic moments and special encounters with popular Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland. With new experiences across the land, guests will be whisked into the middle of a thrilling dogfight in outer space, meet their favorite heroes from the movies, and face off against the Dark Side.

Western Digital Completes Acquisition Of SanDisk, Creating A Global Leader In Storage Technology

Western Digital Completes Acquisition Of SanDisk, Creating A Global Leader In Storage Technology

Western Digital® Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK). The addition of SanDisk makes Western Digital Corporation a comprehensive storage solutions provider with global reach, and an extensive product and technology platform that includes deep expertise in both rotating magnetic storage and non-volatile memory (NVM).

Exciting prizes await at Araneta Center’s 3-Day Sale

Get a chance to win an LG TV when you shop at Araneta Center’s 3-Day Sale from May 13 to May 15.

Enjoy store discounts up to 70% at Gateway Mall, Gateway Tower Mall, Ali Mall, Farmers Plaza, and SM Department Store at Araneta Center and you may be one of 9 winners of a 32-inch LG TV or one of 3 lucky winners of a 50-inch LG TV.

Here’s Why Everyone’s Talking About the #OneWashWonder

Filipinas Discover the New Olay Skin Whitening Bar

Let’s face it, skin care isn’t easy. It takes patience and discipline to find the right products and – more importantly – stick to a skin care regimen.

Making this even more complicated, skin care goals change over time. These may include wanting to correct an uneven tan from too much time spent under the sun, to brighten a dark spot, or to make skin more radiant. Many women frequently change up their skincare ritual, willingly trying different products and methods to discover the best. In the search for the best skin care regimen, many women agree that “Beauty is pain.”

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ganon Baker Camp Manila expands participant base, welcomes coaches

Due to insistent public demand the The Ganon Baker Basketball Camp Manila 2016 is now open to coaches in the pro and amateur categories. It can now also accommodate basketball athletes who are younger or older than its original 12-18 target age category.

Coach Eric Bañes, the official representative of the elite basketball trainer and skills specialist in the Philippines, said the change in the program was in response to requests from parents, athletes and coaches who want to avail of the once-in-a-lifetime experiece of being trained by Ganon Baker here in the Philippines.

adidas presents NMD_R1 PK WHITE

The debut adidas Originals NMD_R1 silhouette makes its triumphant return, this time stepping out in a full Primeknit construction in all white. 

The sleek design features the same technical wielded tape overlays atop a white BOOST midsole with its signature blue and red EVA plugs that echo moments of innovation from the adidas archive. 

Michelin PH continues Fill Up with Air Campaign in 2016 in more sites nationwide

Michelin Philippines accelerates its road safety campaign this summer with more Fill Up with Air (FUWA) activities nationwide. The campaigns started this month with a FUWA campaign for motorists at S&R Nuvali on April 15-16

Jennifer Lawrence back in battle form as Mystique in “X-MEN: APOCALYPSE”

It has been 10 years since the heroes of “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” saved humanity and themselves from threats within and without. Now, in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” things are – at least for people like Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) – a little more settled. Humanity is aware of the mutants living among them and relations have been, for the most part, peaceful. But all that changes when the ancient, incredibly powerful mutant known as Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) awakens in the early 1980s and begins to destroy the world as we know it, convinced that he can create civilization again the way he thinks it should be. With Bryan Singer once more directing, “X-Men: Apocalypse” promises a huge global adventure and another thrilling mission for the world’s favorite mutants.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It’s all about new cars on this week’s Wheels

It’s all about new and unique cars in this week’s episode of PhilSTAR TV’s Wheels Season 3. Join the show’s audacious team of motoring journalists — Matteo Guidicelli, Manny de los Reyes, Angel Rivero and Ulysses Ang— as they go behind the wheel of some of the neophyte cars in the Philippine market.

But first, Matteo tries his hand at washing a car the proper way. He’ll get wet and messy to give novice car washers some useful tips on how to keep your car clean, fresh and shiny.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Playstation's iconic “RATCHET AND CLANK” now a movie to open in local cinemas on May 26

One of the long-running PlayStation video game series of all time, “Ratchet and Clank” steps out of the console and springs to life in a CG-animated movie of the same title that will open on May 25 in local cinemas nationwide.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ghost hunters slaughtered in “HAUNTED”

The James Wan produced horror “Haunted” (also known as “Demonic”) brings a detective (Frank Grillo) and a psychologist (Maria Bello) together to investigate the slaughter of five amateur ghost hunters in a house that is said to be haunted.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Grendha

Show your mom or the mother of your kids how much you really care by gifting her with an elegantly casual pair of Grendha sandals – perfect for daytime or for more sophisticated evening affairs!


The aliens are back with a vengeance for “Independence Day: Resurgence,” which represents director Roland Emmerich’s huge return to the genre that made him famous. A sequel to “Independence Day,” the 1996 original sci-fi groundbreaking film that captured the public imagination with its vistas of destruction, its memorable characters and huge impact on both science fiction and disaster movies. With giant alien spaceships unleashing incredibly devastating power upon the world, it took brain, brawn and heroics to figure out a way to fight back.

Second round of hilarious love story in “MY NEW SASSY GIRL”

From the surprise romantic blockbuster South Korean film “My Sassy Girl,” the comical and lovable Cha-tae Hyun is back in his latest romantic misadventures in “My New Sassy Girl.”

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Father and daughter team up for multi-million life insurance heist in “TERM LIFE”

Vince Vaughn (“The Internship”) and Hailee Steinfeld (“Pitch Perfect 2”) play father and daughter who are out of options and out of time in the crime thriller “Term Life.” 

Directed by Peter Billingsley (who served as executive producer of Marvel’s “Iron Man”), “Term Life” is based on the graphic novel by A.J. Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow about an unscrupulous criminal Nick Barrow (Vaughn) who takes out a million dollar life insurance policy  making his daughter Cate (Steinfeld), his sole beneficiary.   With the underworld organization trailing his every step to prevent him from receiving his payout, he must outwit them and protect his daughter at all times until the policy takes effect. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Take delight in melodies of film with “Klassikal Music Foundation presents: Songs from a Silver World”

Young Filipino music students from different universities are set to take the stage with great songs from film classics at "Klassikal Music Foundation presents: Songs from a Silver World," happening on May 7, 2016, 7:30PM at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza.

Founded in 2007 by Dr. George T. Yang, McDonald’s Philippines Founder and Chairman, Klassikal Music Foundation (KMF) aims to help in the development and appreciation of local classical music. This is done by giving scholarships to deserving classical music students who otherwise cannot afford to continue their study of the very specialized field of music.  

Bruce Willis pitted against Michelangelo of thieves in “PRECIOUS CARGO”

Actor Bruce Willis, who practically invented the gleeful and gritty action hero playing the wise-cracking police detective John McClane in the classic “Die Hard” film series is back on familiar ground playing crime boss Eddie Filosa in “Precious Cargo” which also stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Claire Forlani.  


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