QCinema Int’l Film Fest 2020 goes online, runs Nov 27-Dec 6

The shift to the new normal begins for QCinema International Film Festival. Regarded as one of the leading international film festivals in Southeast Asia, QCinema is the flagship project of Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte aimed at pushing forward Quezon City‘s brand as the film capital of the country.   

The challenges of the past year have led QCinema to reinvent their festival format into a QCinema Special Edition 2020. Aptly titled QCinema: A New Filmscape, this year’s festival is slated to run from November 27 to December 6, 2020.    

“As a universal art form, cinema connects us all through stories about compassion, love, forgiveness, human goodness, faith, hope, and destiny. We are not daunted, but we embrace this new filmscape” says Mayor Joy Belmonte. 

The QCinema 2020 lineup will be released nationwide through Upstream, the newly launched online Transactional Video on Demand (TVOD) streaming platform, and tickets may be purchased from the country’s largest aggregator for online cinema ticketing, GMovies.

The partnership between Upstream and GMovies will allow anyone in the Philippines to access QCinema’s 2020 films anytime. This is a leap in its coverage as previous QCinemas were confined only to Metro Manila venues and theaters.

“This period of vast isolation has presented an opportunity for QCinema to reach out to more audiences from across the country. For our special #QCinema2020 edition, we will adapt, explore and take on new forms,” says QCinema festival director Ed Lejano.

This year’s program will be a mix of foreign and local films. Included in the streaming line-up are past QCinema #AsianNextWave and Circle Competition grantees.

QCinema is known for its unique grants that give full ownership to the filmmakers.  Earlier this year though, the festival announced the cancellation of its grants for 2019 – the Asian Next Wave and the QCShorts grants, in consideration of the filmmakers’ safety and wellbeing.   

Aside from the streaming of its films, the film festival will also host a variety of online and offline events.

Prior to the 10-day event, QCinema will stream for free its past #QCShorts grantees on its social media accounts and website (QCinema.ph). 

“QCinema has been my favorite local film festival since its inception, bringing together unflinchingly original filmmakers from around the globe like Yorgos Lanthimos and Gaspar Noe and pairing them with brave new Filipino voices like Dwein Baltazar and Timmy Harn. By making the entries accessible on Upstream in partnership with GMovies, these contemporary classics can now be viewed by the whole nation,” said Globe Studios Head, Quark Henares. 

During the festival proper, the festival will host a gathering to give grants to Inter-Guild Alliance and select independent films, the production of which were halted because of the pandemic.  It will also award six short films that present the lighter side of quarantine. 

Aside from these, there will also be talks on the new filmscape.

Avida culminates 30th anniversary with fundraising concert

Avida Land Partners with Ayala Museum to Provide Yearlong Internet Access to 500 Underprivileged Students through The Rush Hour Concerts Online.

Avida Land continues to pay it forward, anchoring on gratitude for its almost 50,000 households and advocacy for homegrown artistry for the culminating activity of its 30th anniversary. Following the company’s purpose-driven collaborations with local livelihood brands Rags2Riches and Messy Bessy is its partnership with fellow Ayala Corporation subsidiary Ayala Museum. In upholding the Ayala group of companies’ crusade to uplift the lives of Filipinos, the sister companies teamed up for a virtual fundraising concert for the benefit of Ayala Foundation’s underprivileged stu.ents.

With every ticket sold, Avida and Ayala Museum will be able to provide a child with internet access for one year.

Avida has long been united with Ayala Museum in celebrating the things that ignite one’s passions and that inspire them to live life to the fullest. Being synonymous to delightful and inspired living, Avida did not look far in choosing a group to “celebrate life” with on its third decade of making dream homes a reality for middle-income Filipinos. Five years into partnering together for various activations geared at promoting art and history, and inspiring everyone to pursue their passions, Avida and Ayala Museum took their collaboration up a notch by supporting a cause that is close to their hearts.

For its 30th anniversary, Avida once again joined forces with Ayala Museum to bring The Rush Hour Concerts online for the very first time. The virtual concert, set to go live on October 30, 2020, is a way for the museum and the Manila Symphony Orchestra to make classical music more accessible to the public. The initiative is part of Ayala Museum’s Get Access, Give Access fundraising campaign that gives internet access to underprivileged students from all over the Philippines for their online education. Keeping the spirit of gratitude and hope amid this trying time, Avida seized the chance to uplift more lives and saw it fit to celebrate its 30-year milestone for this higher cause.

The proceeds from The Rush Hour Concerts will be donated to the Ayala Museum’s Get Access, Give Access fundraising campaign that gives internet access to underprivileged students.

By adapting The Rush Hour Concert experience to the digital space, audiences can get access to Manila Symphony Orchestra’s full repertoire from the comfort of their homes and at the same time give online access to Ayala Foundation’s students in this time of distance learning.

“Avida has been a long-time partner of the Ayala Museum and we are grateful that in celebration of their 30th anniversary, they have decided to support this fundraising campaign and join us in bringing The Rush Hour Concert experience to the virtual public,” says Ma. Elizabeth L. Gustilo, Senior Director for the Arts & Culture Division of Ayala Foundation, Inc.

The beneficiaries of Ayala Foundation’s Student Online Access Program come from the most disadvantaged families in Tondo, Batangas, and MIMAROPA.

The beneficiaries of Ayala Foundation’s Student Online Access Program include their scholars aged 5 to 21 who come from the most disadvantaged families in Tondo, Batangas, and MIMAROPA. 

Majority of them have limited access to digital tools and the internet, with 80% resorting to prepaid connectivity for their online schooling. Through the virtual Rush Hour Concert, Avida and Ayala Museum will be able to provide a child with internet access for one year with every ticket sold, with their target set at 500 children by the end of the fundraising initiative.

“Marking our 30th anniversary in these unprecedented times is a challenge, but we saw this as an opportunity to celebrate life by enriching more lives,” says Tess Tatco, Avida Land Marketing Head. “As we look back with gratitude and look forward with hope for a better tomorrow, we made it our mission to continue advocating for Filipino talent while giving hope to our nation’s future—the children.”

The Manila Symphony Orchestra

Join The Rush Hour Concert online on October 30 at 6 PM, and celebrate 30 years of home through three decades of The Best of OPM. Enjoy symphonic renditions of your favorite homegrown music from the 1970s to 1990s performed by the renowned Manila Symphony Orchestra with special guest, the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra. From the hits of Ryan Cayabyab up to the Eraserheads, not only will you be in for a night of sublime music; you will also be able to help underprivileged students gain access to online learning.

The Rush Hour Concert tickets can be purchased through Ayala Museum’s official website and Facebook page, or TicketWorld. The regular access rate is priced at P1,000 while senior citizens, PWDs, students, and teachers can avail of the discounted access rate of P700.

Visit www.avidaland.com to know more about Avida’s 30th anniversary initiatives and Avida’s latest projects.

About Avida Land

Avida is a residential brand of Ayala Land, the Philippines’ leading developer of sustainable estates offering a diverse mix of quality residential and commercial developments that support local economic growth.

VIVA to adapt award-winning Korean sexy thriller ‘The Housemaid’ with Kylie Verzosa

VIVA Films is gearing up for the reimagination of the award-winning South Korean film “The Housemaid,” with Kylie Verzosa on the starring role.

The production team had its virtual story conference today, October 18, headed by its director Roman Perez, Jr. (‘Sol Searching,’ ‘Adan’). Its cast members include Louise Delos Reyes, Jaclyn Jose, Alma Moreno, Jobelyn Manuel, Elia Ilano, and Albert Martinez.

“The Housemaid” focuses on a woman who becomes involved in a destructive love triangle while working as a housemaid for an upper-class family. The 2010 version starring Jeon Do-yeon is actually a remake of Kim Ki-young’s 1960 film of the same name. The former competed for the Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. It also won major awards at various film festivals around the world.

VIVA has previously announced its acquisition rights for the local adaptation of Korean hits ‘Spellbound,’ ‘The Wedding Dress,’ ‘A Man and A Woman,’ ‘Sunny,’ ‘More Than Blue,’ ‘The Wedding Breaker,’ and the already-completed ‘A Hard Day,’ starring Dingdong Dantes and John Arcilla.

Despite the pandemic, VIVA Films continues to manage its production and promises to deliver quality contents through various platforms other than cinemas.

Watch out for the Philippine remake of “The Housemaid” soon.

‘K-Dance Party’ offers free dance tutorials, dance cover contest for K-Pop enthusiasts

K-Pop dance party at home is set to be as easy as one to three as Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) teams up with well-loved and K-Pop Dancing Diva Dasuri Choi to bring the party into the Filipino homes starting this October 16.

K-Pop fans are in for a huge treat this October, until November, as KCC will be giving free energetic and thematic dance tutorials courtesy of Dasuri featuring six of the most popular K-Pop groups of this generation.

Divided into five themes namely: Boy Crush, Femme Fatale, Energy Pop, Legendary Idols and K-Pop Rookies, the K-Dance Party, K-Dance Party will feature the songs of idol groups’ BTS, Hwasa, Oh My Girl, Seventeen, Super Junior, and Itzy, which will surely light up the home dance floors and lead even non-dancers to bop into different grooves.

After mastering the dance tutorials, K-Pop fans can also win K-Pop albums and other exclusive K-Pop merch and KCC goodies, when they join the K-Dance Party! Cover Dance Challenge segment. By simply uploading their creative dance covers of their chosen songs on SNS, 6 winners, or one each theme, will be chosen by KCC based on Movement Accuracy, Facial Expression, and Creativity & Style.

Submission of entries for K-Dance Party Cover Dance Challenge starts this November 1, 2020 and the deadline of entries is on November 13, 2020.

K-Dance Party! Cover Dance Challenge is still part of KCC’s ongoing Korea At Home Campaign, which aims to bring a holistic Korean culture experience into the Filipino homes during his pandemic.

Catch K-Dance Party exclusively on KCC Philippines’ YouTube Channel every Fridays and Sundays at 5pm starting this October 16, 2020 until November 1, 2020.

Follow Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KoreanCulturalCenterPH/ and @kccphil on Instagram and Twitter for more updates about the K-Dance Party! Cover Dance Challenge and other KCC events and activities.

Gardenia celebrates Happy Bread Day with virtual concert

Gardenia Philippines is throwing a free online concert billed as “Laging Kasama” on October 24, 8PM via Facebook live. The virtual music gathering is meant to bring fun and entertainment to everyone with some of the best stage acts in the country. No matter what your taste in music is, there’s a number that you can surely enjoy during the event—just like how Gardenia has a wide variety of products that anyone in your family can enjoy.

The Laging Kasama online concert will feature your favorite artists like Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles who have made their mark on stage and television with their work in Rak of Aegis, Jowable, and Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap; Gloc-9 who is best known for his rap music and collaborations with various OPM artists; Ebe Dancel, former frontman of Sugarfree and a well-known writer of some of the best poignant OPM songs; and Keiko Necesario, an electronic-folk singer and songwriter who also creates her versions of her favorite songs.

Sharing delight is exactly what Gardenia has been doing and delivering to our homes. For more than two decades now, Gardenia products have been a staple in Filipino households. Whether it’s the breakfast table, school lunchbox, work baon, midnight snack as well as in parties and celebrations, Gardenia is always present (Laging Kasama) as the family’s choice of bread and bakery products. The company is also known for being visible and ready to participate in various philanthropic activities and corporate social responsibility programs especially in challenging times, staying true to its Laging Kasama campaign. This year, Gardenia wants to elevate its message on Happy Bread Day by sharing the spirit of togetherness even during the toughest of times through a powerful medium: music.

Besides the great music, the event—which is open for everyone to join and enjoy—Gardenia will also be raffling off special packs to its viewers. Register now by visiting http://bit.ly/GardeniaHBD2020 and get a chance to win exciting prizes!

Visit Gardenia’s official FB page at https://www.facebook.com/gardeniaph for more details about the event.

UFC Reel Life short film tilt to reward over P225,000 prizes

To celebrate its 50th year as part of every Filipino’s essential home cooking experience, UFC is hosting its first-ever UFC Reel Life: Nagsasama-samang Sarap Short Film Competition. The event will serve to shine a light on the prodigious talents of local filmmakers in creating inspiring and meaningful stories that Filipinos can relate to. 

Through the years, generations of Filipinos have shown their resiliency and strength in the face of tremendous challenges. With this short film competition, we hope to provide a platform for stories that highlight the same positivity and hope that UFC has provided for the last 50 years.

All entries must creatively depict the enduring optimism and positivity of Filipinos from all ages in times of difficulty. These should also portray the integral role of UFC products in empowering Filipinos to create nagsasama-samang sarap moments every day.

Thus, all submitted videos should use at least one UFC product as an organic part of the narrative. UFC products include: UFC Tamis Anghang Banana Catsup, UFC Sweet Chili Sauce, UFC Tomato Sauce, UFC Gravy, UFC Hot and Spicy Banana Catsup, UFC Hot Sauce, UFC Spaghetti Sauce, UFC Ready Recipes, and UFC Fresh Selections.

The festival is open to all filmmakers in the Philippines. Entries must have a maximum length of five (5) minutes, including the opening and closing credits. All videos submitted should be recorded in horizontal format, and edited in not less than 720 HD format. Using 1080 HD, however, is highly recommended. 

Submissions will be screened by a panel of judges, which will determine the finalists and winners through a deliberation. Thirty finalists will be chosen based on the following criteria: Thematic Storytelling (40%), Creativity and Originality (40%), and Technical Execution (20%). The results will be final and irrevocable.

The 30 finalists will automatically receive a gift pack from UFC. Likewise, they will be eligible for the following prizes: 1st Prize (P100,000); 2nd Prize (P50,000); 3rd Prize (P20,000); Best Actor (P5,000); Best Actress (P5,000); Best Cinematography (P5,000); Best Screenplay (P5,000); Best Editing (P5,000); Best Director (P15,000); and People’s Choice Award (P15,000).

All entries must be emailed to ufcreellife@gmail.com and must include your name, title of the film, contact number, names of cast and crew, and a photo of the director. For larger files, you may use wetransfer.com to create a shareable link that you can include in your email.

No film entry shall be an imitation or plagiarized version of any copyrighted work. UFCine Presents: Nagsasama-samang Sarap Short Film Competition and its organizers will not be responsible for any copyright infringement committed by the participants. 

The deadline for submission is on November 30, 2020. The 30 finalists will be announced on December 3, 2020, and the winners will be awarded on December 14, 2020.

The organizers reserve the right to post all entries on their various social media accounts, namely Sarap UFC, Sarap Pinoy, NutriAsia, and its agency, Insight 360 Consultancy Services, Inc.

Meet Race Wong — well-known HK actress, well-loved PH entrepreneur

Race Wong is one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry in Hong Kong. She and her elder sister Rosanne had a successful singing career as the multi-awarded Cantopop duo 2R. It must be fate that catapulted her from being a well-known celebrity to being a well-loved entrepreneur here in the Philippines.

In an exclusive interview with Cinema Bravo, when asked about her journey from being an actress to building the idea of real estate business Ohmyhome, Race cheerfully said that she actually always goes with her ambition. Pursuing her career as a singer is not merely a childhood dream. She went straight to Hong Kong to achieve this dream and became more than successful.

There were endless casting calls and numerous auditions before she was fortunate enough to break a record deal with Universal Music. She then got a lot of spots in commercials along with the biggest celebrities back then. It went on for a few years until she decided to leave the spotlight to venture into an entirely different career.

“I felt like I can do more beyond myself,” she explained.

And so Race went back to school in Australia to pursue a Master’s Degree in Business. Then, she entered the world of finance and equities trading. She added that entering a new world changed her whole perspective. It broadened her reach as she shifted from everyday reading of celebrity news to exploring financial news.

In 2013, Race had a turning point in which path she would eventually take on full-gear. She returned to Singapore to join her sister, Rhonda, in putting up a company called Anthill Realtors, which basically offered investment and property management services to the affluent. Race loved working with her sister and it felt so natural joining her. Their sisters’ bond is so strong that no one can break it. They understood each other—both strengths and weaknesses—and don’t have any power issues at all. It’s all about serving others together and building a better community. They were aligned together since Day 1 and that is the reason why they started Ohmyhome to begin with. Race can’t ask for a better partner.

Race began conceptualizing Ohmyhome on the first quarter of 2015 when she came across some of the issues that people face when buying, selling, and renting a home. This prompted her to develop smart solutions that simplify the housing transaction. The platform was officially launched three years ago here in the Philippines. According to her, this is a much more reliable platform where you can find information that you can trust.

Ohmyhome is here to make housing transactions fast, reliable, and simple for filipino people.”

When asked about how she balances everything from being a mom to being an entrepreneur, Race shared that there is no such thing as balance — only work-life harmony. It’s all about distinguishing her very own priorities, as well as that of her husband and that of her daughter.

“Priorities are not always the same,” she added. “Because everyone grows and we meet with different challenges at different point in time. So for me, I have to be aligned with my husband and other priorities with my child.”

Race wants what’s best for her daughter. She wants her to have a healthy diet and doesn’t want her to stay up late. When it comes to her husband, on the other hand, she is more understanding in terms of his language of love, which involves quality time and communication. She admitted that it’s easy to do by having dinner with him as often as possible.

“A simple 10-minute talk [with your partner] makes a whole lot of difference because a lot of people are always busy.”

Race has been away from her singing and acting career. She has moved on from it to focus on other goals aside from being part of the entertainment industry. She’s busier now with her work as an entrepreneur.

“Do I miss celebrity life? I think I miss that life a few years ago, but I don’t miss it anymore,” she honestly confessed. “I feel very complete and fulfilled now. I love the work I’m doing and I believe the more successful Ohmyhome is, the better it is for the world.”

The next important thing for her is her family. “Everything is about home and family for me. I love my husband. And now that I’m a mom, I feel complete.”

She concluded that if given a chance to play or be involved again in a film, she would want to have a meaningful role: something that can have a strong message or something that could educate.

Learn more about her passion project on the Ohmyhome app, which can be downloaded for FREE! You can now search, buy, and sell your properties in a simple, fast, and reliable way. Ohmyhome is available on the App Store and Google Play Store. http://bit.ly/OhmyhomeOnPlayStore

VIVA to produce shows on TV5, debuts with PH version of ‘Masked Singer’

On the last quarter of 2020, Viva Entertainment continues to keep the happiness of the mass viewers its first priority, hence comes its partnership with the Kapatid Network, TV5.

First to emerge from this partnership are five new dynamic shows from CignalTV and SariSari produced by Viva from TV5 to bring cheer, excitement and inspiration to people of all ages, especially in these trying times.

“Masked Singer Pilipinas”, to be hosted by Billy Crawford, is set to premiere on October 24 at 7 PM on TV5 Primetime block. Based on the hit South Korean Show, “King of Mask Singer”, which has also been adapted in the US, this show will put you in awe of the show-stopping performances of celebrity contestants concealed in masks and costumes. Every week, our celebrity judges: Cristine Reyes, Kim Molina, Matteo Guidicelli, and Aga Muhlach will give their ratings that could eliminate and unmask one of the highly confidential masked celebrity singers.

“Ghost Adventures”, the high-rating comedy-horror series, returns for a second season to pump up your mood every Saturday, starting October 31. Par Jack (Benjie Paras), the country’s famous ghost whisperer, continues to help ghosts cross over to the after life. But someone in purgatory feels threatened by Par Jack’s abilities and vows to keep him from succeeding in his mission. Empoy Marquez and Kylie Verzosa join Paras in this amazing adventures.

“Bella Bandida” will be the new superhero to promote women empowerment as she fights all kinds of injustices. Starring Ryza Cenon, this is going to be her first title role after her remarkable portrayal of characters such as Georgia Ferrer on Ika-6 na Utos, Aubrey Hidalgo on Ang Probinsyano, and Jessie de Leon-del Fierro on The General’s Daughter. Starting November 23, follow the story of how Bella Bandida gets to acquire super powers that will help her take down bad elements in the society. This is loosely based on Francisco V. Coching’s comic book of the same name.

Back in the year 2000, Master Director Erik Matti kept audiences awake with terrifying tales in a show called “Kagat ng Dilim”. This year, critically-acclaimed directors Richard Somes, Lawrence Fajardo, Paul Basinillo and Rae Red are guaranteed to quench your thirst for some jump scare experiences with every dark tale that will feature Filipino folktales, myths, creatures and urban legends. “Kagat ng Dilim” also premieres on November 23.

Last but not the least on the list of Viva’s first 5 on TV5 is “Onstage”, where you can relish the moments that made history in the concert scene. Catch your favorite artists perform their hits and more! Some of the titles to look forward to are: Anne Curtis’s “Anne Kapal Forbidden Concert”, “Revolution: The JaDine Concert”, “The Crew: Billy Craword, Sam Concepcion and James Reid”, “Playlist”, “SiKat Ako: Katrina Velarde Concert”, “Martin & Side A”, Martin Nievera 3D, Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo’s “What Love Is?”, and more Sarah G’s concerts, such as “In Motion”, “The Next One”, “From The Top”, and “The Great Unknown”

Viva and TV5 will take their winning collaboration all the way to year 2021 with another eight exciting shows!

Viva, being the undisputalbe star maker that aided Sarah G in becoming the Popstar Royalty, will launch the second season of “Born To Be A Star.” The show aims to find the next multimedia performer who will be recognized globally. Janine Teñoso, who is now known as OST Princess, is a product of the show’s first season.

“Puto”, the well-loved Pinoy character popularized by Herbert Bautista in the 80s, will be given a new life that suits the modern times. This fantasy comedy series will follow Puto’s adventures with three dwarfs who can grant him three wishes.

“Republika Origins”, based on a graphic novel by Epik, will introduce us to Liway and Nario characters that come from the lineage of various national heroes and possess special powers. Together, they embark on a journey of finding other descendants of heroes to prepare themselves for a big war that’s about to happen.

Five of the said eight shows are going to be local adaptations of record-breaking foreign shows.

“The Wall”, a game of chance produced by Lebron James, will provide a rollercoaster of emotions during the gameplay and will capture human drama in the end.

“1000 Heartbeats”, a game show that originated in the UK, will test how much pressure a contestant can handle. 1000 heartbeats will be the time limit to answer a series of questions ranging from general knowledge, sequencing, mathematical problems, and more. The electronic heart-rate counter worn by the player will determine if he/she has run out of heartbeats.

“Encounter”, a romantic-drama series, will revolve around a woman’s efforts to move on from her failed marriage, finding a new love prospect, only to face another conflict.

“Ninja Kids”, an action-adventure series, will bring together teenage online gamers who face a formidable threat in real life. Now, they must level up their game from online to actual combat.

With this powerful lineup of programs, this partnership between Viva and TV5 will surely be a blast this year and the years to come.

GMA’s all-original singing tilt ‘The Clash’ returns for Season 3

Isa laban sa lahat: The Clash Season 3 is bigger, fiercer, and surprising at every turn.

Beginning October 3, a new breed of talented contenders will battle it out towards becoming the next singing sensation on GMA Network’s all-original musical competition – The Clash Season 3!

Known for its exciting twists at every round, this season promises fiercer and tougher singing face-offs where only the best of the best Clashers all over the country will make it to the top.

Returning as Clash Masters are Total Heartthrob Rayver Cruz and Asia’s Pop Diva Julie Anne San Jose who are both eager to be back on-stage as the competition’s hosts.

Masaya and excited kami,” Rayver said. “Alam namin na mahirap magbalik-trabaho lalo na sa panahon ngayon pero nandito kami para ihatid ang minahal ng viewers na mga pasabog ng The Clash at para ipakilala ang bagong mahuhusay na Clashers.”

Julie Anne shared that preparations for the show were taken to another level to ensure that strict safety protocols were followed, “Unang-una is to observe physical distancing and follow the guidelines and safety protocols. Preparations had to be taken to another level. Wala kaming audience, mas kaunti ‘yung tao. Nevertheless, I’m very excited about the Clashers’ performances.”

Also making their way backstage again to get to know the Clashers are Journey Hosts Rita Daniela and Ken Chan.

Rita expressed her excitement to learn the contestants’ off-cam stories, “I’m more than happy because I get to work again with the people that I love! I really can’t wait to hear all the wonderful stories of our Clashers. I’m excited to be their ate.”

Likewise, Ken is also looking forward to meeting the new group of Clashers. “Na-miss ko ‘yung pakikisalamuha namin sa Clashers at pati na rin sa mga pamilya nila,” he shared. “Kaya ngayong season 3 ay excited akong malaman ang kuwento ng bawat isa sa kanila.”

Taking their seats anew as The Clash Panel are Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha, Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, and Comedy Concert Queen AiAi Delas Alas.

“I always look for someone with a certain uniqueness in his/her voice, someone who sings with genuine emotion, and has impressive stage presence and an amazing personality,” Lani said. “I’m absolutely excited to see and experience what’s going to happen in this season.”

For Christian, the vocal battles will be even more intense, “The intensity of judging, guiding, and constructively building new champions is very exciting. It will really be more intense and nerve-wracking for the contestants because we are facing tough times right now.”

Aiai, in turn, is also stoked to be back in the studio, “Nasa ‘new normal’ na tayo kaya we have the opportunity to do things differently and better. The Clash is always big, and I’m sure it will be even bigger ngayon dahil sa mahuhusay na contestants. Hindi lang ako excited, I am ablaze with energy para sa The Clash Season 3!”

The Clash Season 3 in under the direction of Louie Ignacio and musical arrangements by Marc Lopez.  

Join the Clashers as they fight for their dreams in The Clash Season 3, every Saturday (7:15 p.m.) and Sunday (7:45 p.m.) beginning October 3 on GMA-7.

Stay updated with The Clash via its official social media accounts on www.facebook.com/theclashwww.twitter.com/GMATheClash, and www.instagram.com/gmatheclash.

Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com.

Julia Barretto signs 5-year contract with Viva Artists Agency

Viva Artists Agency warmly welcomes Ms. Julia Barretto to the Viva family.
This much celebrated young artist is set to make even more exciting and different projects under her new management.

Julia started at the very young age of nine when she appeared in Gulong ng Palad as the young Isabelle and has gone on with such major hits like Kokey, and wonderful performances in Wansapanataym and Maalaala Mo Kaya.

With her showbiz roots, she really took the TV world by storm in 2014, playing the lead in Mirabella. From then on, Julia has been unstoppable. From top ratings on TV, she moved on to blockbuster hits at the cinema. Her films : Vince, Kath and James, Love You to The Stars and Back, For the Hopeless Romantic and Unexpectedly Yours were box office hits that further increased her fan base and popularity.

Julia remains a role model for her generation and has garnered multiple awards including Famas and PMPC Star Awards Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress Luna Awards, Famas Best Actress Award in 2018 among many, many others.

Fashion forward, brave and real, Julia constantly sets the trend with her social media accounts.
Her Instagram account has over 9.6 million followers and she is the endorser of multiple multinational and local brands.

While her life has had a few bumps over the years, Julia has emerged as a stronger, more mature and empowered young lady.

With her move to Viva, Julia will surely shine even brighter as one of the Philippines premier leading ladies.

Welcome to the Viva Family, Julia!