'The Voice Kids' winner Lyca Gairanod moves to new house

Lyca Gairanod, the first-ever winner of the Philippine edition of "The Voice Kids," was finally able to move to her new house which is part of her prize.

Lyca Gairanod and her new house

A turnover and blessing of the 40-square-meter, single detached and fully furnished house in General Trias, Cavite happened on Wednesday, and Lyca, her parents and siblings were all present at the event that will change their life for good.

Before joining "The Voice Kids," the family used to scavenge junk for a living. Lyca's winning voice became their ticket to a better life.

Aside from the house and lot from Camella Homes, Lyca's prizes also included P1 million in cash and a recording contract.

After winning, she has also appeared in "Maalaala Mo Kaya" in an episode that featured her life story. She also acted in a guest role in the hit primetime series, "Hawak Kamay."

On December 6, Lyca and the rest of "The Voice Kids" Top 4 will also topbill a concert tiltled "The Voice Kids All In" at the PICC Plenary Hall.

FOX breaks own records with ‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 premiere

Recording the highest ratings ever for the channel, FOX broke its own records again with its broadcasts of the premiere episode of The Walking Dead Season 5.
The Walking Dead Philippine viewers tuned into FOX in great numbers to give the channel its highest ratings for the 8:55 PM telecast of the first episode of The Walking Dead Season 5, garnering a 1.89 for adults aged 16 to 49.

The Walking Dead enjoys multiple broadcasts every Monday, including a showing at 11:35 AM parallel to the episode’s US premiere and a primetime telecast at 8:55 PM.

Season 5 of the hit drama series premiered on October 13, 2014, gaining ratings of 0.108, 1.869 and 0.79 for adults aged 16 to 49 in the Parallel Play, Prime Time and Quick Replay (9:50 PM), respectively.

The combined ratings for the first episode of Season 5 of The Walking Dead amounted to 2.775 for adults aged 16-49, registering a 64.1 percent increase over the launch of Season 4 at 1.691.

For the past four years, FOX has been celebrating each new season of The Walking Dead with a four-day marathon of old episodes leading up to the premiere.

The days of October 11, 12 and 13 recorded some of the highest daily averages ever recorded for the channel.

Meanwhile, the daily average for October 13 registered at 0.2925 is a whopping 329.65 percent higher than the channel’s Year-to-Date Average for adults aged 16 to 49 at 0.068.

The figures reveal how FOX has sufficiently owned the franchise for The Walking Dead and made itself the go-to source for all fans of the zombie-abundant drama series.

In particular, the strongest group of fans in the Philippines who caught The Walking Dead Season 5’s premiere on FOX included males aged 25 to 34 with ratings of 2.862.

Catch more of the explosive fifth season of The Walking Dead every Monday at 11:35 AM fresh from its US premiere as well as at 8:55 PM for its primetime telecast, only on FOX! - Press Release

ASUS Philippines launches newest Zenbook ultrabook

ASUS has just launched its newest ultrabook from the Zenbook line, the ASUS Zenbook UX303LN. Showcasing the same classic Zenbook design, the ZenBook UX303LN is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT840 graphics. The 13.3 inch ultrabook has a 16:9 IPS FHD (1920×1080) LED multi-touch display and uses ASUS SonicMaster audio, incorporating ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen for an incredible sound.

The ASUS Zenboook UX303LN price starts at Php 49,995 and will be available in the following ASUS authorized dealers: Octagon, VillMan, Electroworld, Silicon Valley, Complink, PC Express, Benerson, Columbia, Concept, Digital Interface, Dwinar, PC Square.
ASUS Zenbook UX303LN specs
Operating systemWindows 8.1
CPUIntel Core i7-4510U 1.8GHz
Intel Core i5-4210U 1.6GHz
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT840M
Main MemoryDDR3L 1600MHz 4GB  (on board) + 2GB / 4GB / 8GB DIMM slot
Display13.3-inch 16:9 IPS FHD (1920 x 1080)
Storage 256SSD (Intel Core i7-4510U 1.8GHz)
128SSD (Intel Core i5-4210U 1.6GHz)
Connectivity802.11n & 802.11ac
External cable supports10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet
Built-in Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card
CameraHD 720p CMOS module
Keyboard286mm frameless illuminated chiclet keyboard
Interface1 x mini DisplayPort
3 x USB 3.0 port
1 x HDMI 1.4 (1080p support)
1 x audio jack combo
1 x SD Card reader
AudioASUS SonicMaster, incorporating ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen technology Integrated microphone
BatteryLi-polymer 50Wh
AC AdapterOutput 19V 65W
Dimensions & Weight323 x 223 x 20mm 1.45kg

NBA 2K15 launches in the Philippines

NBA fans, rejoice! NBA 2K15 will be out in local stores tomorrow, October 9, 2014. NBA 2K15 offers exciting new features including My League mode (exclusive to NBA 2K15 PlayStation 4, XboxOne and PC) and an expanded list of Euroleague teams, including top-level FC Bayern Munich of Germany, Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul of Turkey, and the Partizan NIS Belgrade of Serbia. NBA 2K15 also offers new enhancements on its animations, controls, defense, AI and shooting system.
The NBA 2K15 will be available for PlayStation4, PlayStation3, XboxOne, Xbox360 and Windows PC. This will also be the first time that the PC version will be the same as the PS4 and XboxOne versions. This year’s NBA video game simulation franchise will feature NBA MVP Kevin Durant on the cover.
The NBA 2K15 will be available in the Philippines at the following retailers.  Update: NBA 2K15 for PS4 is selling for Php 2,635 while the Xbox 360 version is priced at Php 2,100+
Gadgets @ Xtreme
Game Gizmo
Game One Gadget
Game Xtreme
The Landmark
Lee Plaza
NBA Store
Planet Toys
Toys R Us
Toy Town
Toy Kingdom
Toy Kingdom Express

Former Janitor now owns largest computer shop chain

More people are able to buy their own computers and smartphones, while Internet services have become cheaper. However, that doesn’t mean computer shops are dying out, because the popularity of social media and online gaming keeps them alive.

My Puhunan

Know the secrets to running a successful computer shop business in “My Puhunan” this Wednesday (October 15) as Karen Davila features the story of Eric Redulfin, a former janitor and bagger who now owns The Net.com, the largest computer shop chain in the country with 58 branches nationwide.

Eric grew up in the rural Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya with no electricity. After graduating as a scholar with a degree in electrical engineering, he taught college students and later on put up a computer repair shop. Eventually, he opened his computer shop and called it The Net.com.

Meanwhile, Doris Bigornia shows the inspiring stories of house maids who joined the auditions for “Mutya ng Masa’s” “Mutya of the Universe,” its search for ‘super kasambahays.’ The program also shares reminders and tips from manpower agencies on hiring reliable maids.

'Magic Mike XXL' Reunite Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias

“Magic Mike” stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias are reuniting for the hotly anticipated sequel “Magic Mike XXL,” which recently began production, for director Gregory Jacobs. The announcement was made by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Joining the returning cast, in brand new roles, will be Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games” franchise), Donald Glover (“Community”), Amber Heard (“The Rum Diary”), Andie MacDowell (“Footloose”), Jada Pinkett Smith (“Gotham”) and Michael Strahan (“Live with Kelly and Michael”).
The new film will be directed and produced by Emmy Award winner Gregory Jacobs (“Behind the Candelabra”), who served as a producer on “Magic Mike,” as well as numerous features in a long-running collaboration with Steven Soderbergh. “Magic Mike XXL” also reunites “Magic Mike” producers Nick Wechsler, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin, with a screenplay by Carolin. Steven Soderbergh, who directed the first film, will executive produce.

Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.

In making the announcement, Silverman said, “‘Magic Mike’ was a tremendous crowd-pleaser, scoring with critics and audiences across the board. We look forward to continuing the magic with so many of the talented individuals who made that film such a success - both in front of and behind the camera - and welcome these wonderful additions to the cast.”

Stated Kroll, “‘Magic Mike’ delighted audiences everywhere with a fun and fascinating glimpse into a world few people ever see, becoming both a critical and commercial triumph. We’re thrilled to bring these memorable characters back to the big screen, along with some exciting new ones, in a story that will take them even further.

Opening across the Philippines on July 08, 2015, “Magic Mike XXL” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

Alex Gonzaga Gets a No Kiss, No Touch Order

 Pure Love PR

Alex Gonzaga's character in ABS-CBN's top-rating primetime drama series "Pure Love" gets a "No touch! No kiss!" warning from Scheduler (portrayed by Matt Evans), especially now that she and Dave (Joseph Marco) have a silent understanding about their romantic feelings for each other.

Scheduler's new rule arose from the fact that Dave now knows that the only girl he loves, Diane (Alex), is just inhabiting the body of Ysabel (Yen Santos). He wants Diane to realize that he knows her secret, and that she should still respect the body she is inhabiting.

How can Diane and Dave take their special friendship to the next level if they cannot express their feelings to each other? With a newfound love, will Diane become more hopeful that she'll capture her second pure love tear, which she needs to live again?

A local adaptation of the well-loved 2011 Korean TV series “Pure Love,” it highlights the value of true love and the strong ties that bind a Filipino family.

Continue to discover the real value of love and family in primetime’s newest sensation, “Pure Love,” weeknights before “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. 
For more updates, log on to ABS-CBN.com, follow @PureLovePH on Twitter, and “like” the show’s official Facebook page at Facebook.com/purelovetheofficial.

'Sarah, ang Munting Prinsesa' Returns to ABS-CBN

Sarah, ang Munting Prinsesa, one of the biggest cartoons of the nineties is coming back on ABS-CBN this month.

Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, A Little Princess, the Japanese anime series Princess Sarah was first shown in 1985 and was shown locally on ABS-CBN in the early 90s. This year, "Sarah, ang Munting Prinsesa" will make a comeback on television starting October 13.

The kiddie cartoon series also inspired a blockbuster movie of the same title in 1995 starring Camille Prats and Angelica Panganiban as Sarah Crewe and Becky, respectively.


Prior to this exciting announcement, the series gained huge popularity online due to several Internet memes using scenes from the series, with some poking fun at Sarah's relationship with the other characters such as Peter and Lavinia.

Daniel Padilla photo scandal?

An alleged photo scandal of Daniel Padilla is currently making its rounds on the internet.

Daniel Padilla photo scandal?

Although the naked man's face was not shown in the photo collage, its caption on Facebook caught many an attention as it says that the man (who appears to be changing his clothes) was the Teen King.

The caption reads: "Hahah! Share ko lang po itong butt exposure ng yabang king - Daniel Padilla! Nangyari ito nung Naked Truth Bench! WARNING: WAG MO NG LOLOKOHIN SI KATHRYN KUNDI MAY MAS MALALA PANG SCANDAL NA LALABAS. Enjoy! :)"

Since there is no proof that the man in the photos was really Daniel, some netizens have already concluded that the said photo scandal was fake.

Recently, the young actor figured in an audio controversy where he was heard talking about texting another girl that makes him "kilig."

He has already admitted that it was indeed his voice but didn't want to make the issue any bigger.

Enchong Dee releases self-titled debut album

Kapamilya heartthrob Enchong Dee will soon be a certified recording artist after he releases his self-titled debut album under Star Records nationwide on Tuesday (October 7). He will have his grand album launch in “ASAP 19” this Sunday (October 5).

Enchong Dee

“My current single, ‘Chinito Problems’ was just originally meant for digital release. That’s why I feel so blessed when we eventually worked on a full album containing my type of music that my followers will surely appreciate too,” said Enchong, adding that he dreamt of becoming a singer since he was nine.

Aware of other actor-singers who have also released albums, Enchong believes his musical career is distinct from fellow Kapamilya heartthrobs like Daniel Padilla, Xian Lim, and Enrique Gil.

“All of us have something special to offer. In fact, if you’ll listen to my songs, you can easily tell that it’s me. When you play my album, it’s as if you’re bonding with me and loving what I love. It’s pure fun and dancing,” he said.

Aside from his radio hit single “Chinito Problems,” Enchong’s six-track album also features his own song titled “Isip o Puso,” which he composed during the promotion of “Once a Princess,” his reunion movie project with love team partner Erich Gonzales.

“Everyone can relate with the songs in my album. There’s something for those who are in-love, heartbroken, and even those who just love to dance and have fun,” said the 26-year-old actor-singer, whose musical influences range from ’90s boybands such as Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, to music icons such as Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, and Usher.

Completing the tracklist of Enchong’s album are “Step No Step Yes,” “Hanggang Dito Na Lang,” “Seloso” and “Tambalang OMG,” which he sang with Kapamilya leading lady star Alex Gonzaga. It also includes the alternative version of “Step No Step Yes” and minus one versions of all the songs.

The digital version of Enchong’s self-titled debut album is now available worldwide via www.mymusicstore.com.ph and iTunes. The CD is available for only P199 at all record bars nationwide beginning October 7.

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