Cathy out, Kattlin of Finland on PBB DOUBLE UP

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Straight from Big Brother Finland, sexy Estonian-born Kattlin Laas will be arriving to Manila on November 1 for the Big Swap of “Pinoy Big Brother Double Up” on ABS-CBN.

Despite weather forecasts about a coming storm, Big Brother is pushing through with one of the biggest twists of the season where a housemate from Finland will trade places with a local housemate, which happens to be Cathy Remperas, the Charming Babe of Bohol.

The 22 year old Finnish housemate admitted to the Finnish Big Brother that she is not fluent in English. A food processing worker, Kattlin describes herself as a positive and cheerful person. Her weakness, meanwhile, is her short temper. She hates people with oversized ego, people who lie a lot, and people-pleasers.

Will Kattlin be able to relate to the Pinoy housemates? Will she be able to adjust to the culture and language? What foreign traits and culture will she introduce to the housemates and the Filipino audience?

Find out how Cathy will do in Finland by following Big Brother’s secretary on Twitter. Just search PBBSecretary and click follow. Don’t miss Kattlin’s first days inside the PBB house this Sunday “George and Cecil” on ABS-CBN.

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In celebration of Cinema One's 15th year anniversary, it gave its avid viewers an early halloween treat - Sine Sindak sa Eastwood!

Two shrill-jerking horror films were shown: the Cinema One Original Yanggaw starring Urian Best Actor Ronnie Lazaro, multi-awarded Techie Agbayani and Joel Torre plus another spook-filled film Shake, Rattle and Roll 2K5 final segment Lihim ng San Joaquin starring Tanya Garcia, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Elizabeth Oropesa, Noni Buencamino, Ronnie Lazaro and Pen Medina.

Kapamilya stars and celebrities who braved the night were Megan Young, Joem Bascon, Victor Basa, Dimples Romana, PFF’s Ram Sagad, Mark Abaya, Isabel Roces, Brent Javier and featured film Yanggaw’s cast and crew including director Richard Somes and actors Ronnie Lazaro and Aleera Montalla.

Aside from these two spine tingling films, three of the hottest Pinoy bands - MYMP, Duster and Sandwich - rendered hair tickling performances while guests were able to play cool games with the celebrities. Comedians Tuesday Vargas and John Lapus brought the house down with their hosting.

An added bonus was also free fortune telling and tarot card reading for those who bought issues of select ABS-CBN Publishing magazines.

For more updates and information on other upcoming events, tune in to Cinema One available on SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators nationwide.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Veteran broadcaster Ted Failon brings you stories that will surely leave a mark on every Filipino’s mind and heart as ABS-CBN premieres its newest magazine program “Failon Ngayon!” this Saturday (October 24) at 5:30pm.

Join Ted as he brings the latest news and information as well as extraordinary tales that will give your weekend afternoon viewing a whole new flavor.

The most controversial and most talked about personalities of the week take the hot seat and answer tough questions in “Most JuanTED,” while people get to voice out their opinions as they become the show's "Isyu-sero.” The respected radio commentator also takes his brave commentaries to television in this segment as he critiques politicians, people in the government, as well as in private and local agencies.

From hard hitting news and opinions, Ted gives you a slice of the lighter side of life as he features out-of-the-ordinary stories and the spirit of heroism among Pinoys alongside peculiar stories which will definitely rouse your curiosity and interest.

Above all, “Failon Ngayon!” will be of service to the public as Ted becomes the bridge for citizens to find solution to their problems.

Don’t miss the premiere of “Failon Ngayon!” this Saturday (October 24) at 5:30 PM on ABS-CBN.

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QC councilors face-off on anc’s “Square Off: The Civics Debates”

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Councilors Bong Suntay and Edcel Lagman will go one-on-one on the first edition of “Square Off: The Civics Debate” this Wednesday (Oct 21) on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC SKYCABLE 27).

The potential 2010 election rivals will tackle issues on peace and order, illegal gambling, social waste management, graft and corruption, and public health among others during the debate to be moderated by anchor Twink Macaraig.

“Square Off,” ANC’s top-rating current affairs program, aims to aid voters in weighing their options in the 2010 elections this season through “The Civics Debates.” With a one-on-one format, the program gives viewers an opportunity to see the understanding of governance, public service, and community needs of possible election candidate.

Texters and bloggers are also invited to interact as their questions may also be asked during the program.

Catch “Square Off: The Civics Debate” this Wednesday (Oct 21), 8pm live on ANC with replays every Thursday at 1pm, and Saturdays at 1pm.

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The Lifestyle Network,on its 10th Anniversary pays tribute to 10 outstanding women who have made exceptional marks in the fields that they?ve chosen and have touched the lives of people around them as they live out their passion. You can catch them wearing the channel's most vibrant colors in its newest logo in the mini-plugs aired in between the programs. This is in celebration of their 1st decade on Philippine television and will be highlighted through a weeklong photo exhibit which will be held at the Archaeology Wing, Powerplant Mall, 2nd Floor from October 23 through the 31st.

The channel prides itself in its top 10 picks of outstanding women : Singer-Actress Lea Salonga who?s a world-class persona and lived large on the world stage; Host-Actress Donita Rose who has found out that the center and happiness is simply being a mother and having a quiet life whilst active in other things like her advocacy; model and former model lifestyle Network host Isabel Roces who's an outspoken advocate of animal rights and a strong supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals); Fashion Designer Hindy Weber-Tantoco who?s a fashion designer, mother and supporter of causes all rolled into one; Stage Actress Menchu Lauchengo-Yulo who?s a supporter of the Culture and the Arts.

Completing the list is cancer survivor and advocate Kara Alikpala who bravely faced the challenge of defying cancer; Chef and Entrepreneur Margarita Fores who best represented the channel?s food EQUITY; Former President and CEO of Mc Cann Phils and Chairman of CCP Emily Abrera who has accomplished many things and believed that a woman can; Managing Director of ABS-CBN Foundation Gina Lopez who?s continuously extending her hand in her charitable works especially with her concern on the country and children?s future; Ballet dancer Lisa Macuja who's a world class performer and very dedicated to the Arts and her craft .

Lifestyle network's loyal viewers who are as important and has been regularly following the channel's daily offerings, various events and promos are just as valuable. As such, they are making known to everyone 10 inspiring stories of people who inspire our viewers. There is a call to send in their narration on these people they look up to and the top 10 will be aired as well as be featured in the said photo exhibit.

For more surprises and treats, continue to tune in to the Lifestyle Network the channel where life and style blend and visit for more details.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation has bagged two nominations at the prestigious 2009 International Emmy Awards for the outstanding performance of actress Angel Locsin in the series "Lobo" and the outstanding drama series "Kahit Isang Saglit" starring Jericho Rosales and Malaysian model-actress Carmen Soo.

Locsin is the only Filipino nominated in the acting category and will be competing against actresses from France, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. She portrayed the role of a Lyka Raymundo, an aspiring fashion designer who later had to confront her own destiny as a she-wolf.

In a text message read by Kris Aquino in Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN) Monday night, Locsin said she is honored to be nominated but could not totally rejoice or celebrate because of the difficulties that the country is going through after typhoon "Ondoy."

On the other hand, "Kahit Isang Saglit" will be competing in the Best Telenovela category against programs from India and France. It is a landmark TV project aired both in the Philippines and Malaysia. The drama series was shot in both countries, marking ABS-CBN's first collaboration with a Malaysian production group (Double Vision).

ABS-CBN made history in 2007 when its late night news program "Bandila" earned an International Emmy nomination, beating some 800 entries worldwide in the News and Current Affairs categories. It was the first Philippine newscast nominated in the Internal Emmys.

Winners will be revealed during the Gala Night on November 23, 2009 at Hilton Hotel, New York.

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Globe and modu bring the world’s lightest phone to the Philippines

Friday, October 2, 2009

Innovation leader Globe Telecom has sealed its partnership with modu Ltd., with the shared mission of introducing breakthrough mobile products to the Philippine market.

Much like Globe, modu is a pioneer in its field and is poised to locally launch its flagship product, the customizable and modular modu phone never before seen in the Philippines and soon to be available only from Globe through its exclusive local distributor Lynk Communications.

Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest L. Cu welcomes the partnership as marketing coup, as well as a key strategic move. “At Globe, we are committed to always putting the customer first and doing everything in our power to delight the Globe user. Modu for its part has shown an astute understanding of what makes our customers tick; the modu™ phone, with its unique approach to personalization, is proof positive. We are confident this leading-edge partnership will bring new value to a market that continues to grow in sophistication and discerning tastes.”

The modu phone is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records™ as the lightest fully-functional phone in the world, weighing in at only 1.5 oz., yet fully loaded with a music player, mass storage device and 2 GB internal memory. The Philippines will in fact be among the first countries to launch this novel phone. The big news behind the modu™ phone is its incredible potential for personalization through interchangeable modu™ jackets -- fashionable phone enclosures which can instantly change the look and style of the handset. Through the use of various trendy modu jacket designs, users can have a different phone every day of the week, with a single handset.

modu was founded in 2007 by Dov Moran, inventor of the USB Flash Drive (DiskonKey™) and other groundbreaking personal storage solutions. The company is headquartered in Israel with offices in Croatia and South Korea. The company’s vision is to bring a fundamental change to the dynamics of the personal communication world. Introducing the world’s lightest phone, in partnership with Globe, is a key step.

For Globe’s part, the company’s track record for innovation began over a decade ago with the launch of text messaging. Over the years, Globe has introduced a series of advanced services, such as the award-winning m-commerce solution GCash, the world’s first and only virtual landline and mobile service Duo, and the re-launched Globe Broadband Tattoo which is now the fastest-growing prepaid wireless broadband service in the Philippines.

Globe has also strengthened its broadband play by rolling out new connectivity solutions like the cutting-edge fiber-to-the-home technology GPON, and the country’s first WIMAX network which is also the largest WIMAX 2.5 GHz deployment in Southeast Asia.

Globe’s latest launch is the new Globe Tattoo, a re-branded and revitalized prepaid service providing the first-ever prepaid SIM that can be used to call, text and surf the internet. The converged experience from Globe Tattoo comes in an array of pop-art designer prepaid SIMs that can be used in both mobile phones and broadband USB sticks. The flagship offer of Globe Tattoo is ImmortalTxt, another pioneering effort which is the country’s first-ever SMS service with no expiry for its text offer.

The Globe-modu partnership bodes well for technophiles for whom the latest, hottest device is an absolute must-have. Gadget fans can look forward to exciting new offers from Globe and modu.

In photo, Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest L. Cu and modu founder and CEO Dov Moran show off the world’s lightest phone, exclusively available from Globe.

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Boys Over Flowers's Kim Bum is in Manila!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

“Boys Over Flowers” star Kim Bum finally sets foot in Manila. He arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Wednesday morning. Bum, who’s popularly known as Yi Jeong in the top-rating Koreanovela aired recently in ABS-CBN, is currently in the country to shoot a commercial for RC Cola opposite teen actress Maja Salvador. The arrival of the 20-year old Korean superstar was first announced via “Boys Over Flowers” Twitter account Wednesday afternoon. Keep tuning in ABS-CBN and follow it’s the BOF Twitter account at for more updates on his appearances.

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