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MTRCB chair Lala Sotto unfazed by detractors and calls for resignation
by MJ Marfori - September 30, 2023 - 12:00am
What a week it has been for the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), especially for its chairperson Lala Sotto. She has been hounded online since the start of the government agency’s...
West End has a new star and he’s Filipino
by MJ Marfori - September 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Videos have been circulating online of long lines in West End reaching three blocks long!
Hori7on stands out in the P-pop crowd
by MJ Marfori - September 9, 2023 - 12:00am
Amidst the abundance of talented Pinoy Pop (P-pop) groups is another South Korea-trained Hori7on with a distinct brand that makes it a cut above the rest.
Promo goes on for One Piece sans Hollywood stars
by MJ Marfori - September 2, 2023 - 12:00am
A big chunk of a show’s success is how well it is marketed to get the audience watching.
The plus side to Gen Z stars in showbiz
by MJ Marfori - August 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Andrea Brillantes, Kyle Echarri, Juan Karlos and Elijah Canlas lead the cast of the latest series from ABS-CBN’s Dreamscape Entertainment, Senior High.
With more comedy comes greater responsibility for Jose & Wally
by MJ Marfori - August 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Fresh from their squeezed-in slumber, which was warranted due to their demanding schedules, comedy geniuses Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola sat down with yours truly at the TVJ Productions, Inc. lair in Reliance to...
Don’t sleep on MarVen
by MJ Marfori - August 12, 2023 - 12:00am
Fresh from the successful run of The Rain in España on TV5, Heaven Peralejo and Marco Gallo are now everywhere. We have been seeing them in press conferences and events almost every week and fans can’t...
These celebrities are defying the odds in love and career
by MJ Marfori - August 5, 2023 - 12:00am
“Kung masaya ka naman, bakit hindi mo pangangalandakan?”
How stars, celebrity designers pushed for Philippine fashion innovation at the SONA
by MJ Marfori - July 29, 2023 - 12:00am
The Filipiniana once again took the spotlight this week as the annual State of the Nation Address was held at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City. Major coverage across all news platforms always happens...
Celebrity boundaries: Do they even exist?
by MJ Marfori - July 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Of course, celebrity boundaries do exist! What a hot topic this has become because of Filipina legendary icon Lea Salonga, who is this week’s viral flavor, thanks to the so-called Filipino fans in New York,...
After noontime showdown, TV5 and ABS-CBN alliance restarts afternoon TV competition
by MJ Marfori - July 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Now that the noontime arena hullabaloo has simmered, TV5 is out to enter the afternoon drama spot with a bang, thanks to a new program block which TV5 dubbed as the Hapon Champion.
Legit Dabarkads remain humble amid E.A.T. noontime ratings lead
by MJ Marfori - July 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Finally, the excitement is starting to settle in as the first week of the noontime shows comes to a close.
TVJ & The legit Dabarkads usher in new interest in TV viewing
by MJ Marfori - July 1, 2023 - 12:00am
In this day and age where every adult is glued to their socials, the major networks know that television viewing will never be as it once was.
TVJ on TV5: What you did not see on television
by MJ Marfori - June 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Since the mega-trending grand media conference of TVJ (former Sen. Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon) and the legit Dabarkads last Tuesday, the fans’ excitement over the leading noontime group’s...
Why the halls of TV5 are more alive than ever
by MJ Marfori - June 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Since the revamp in 2009, it is a fact that TV5 has had a tumultuous ride in terms of finding its footing in the entertainment industry.
‘Legit’Dabarkads: No one forced us to go with TVJ
by MJ Marfori - June 10, 2023 - 12:00am
One for all, all for one. This phrase has become popular, thanks to the Dabarkads. Now that the dust had settled, the group went on to clarify so much with yours truly.
TVJ’s exit from TAPE, Inc. can make or break the noontime arena
by MJ Marfori - June 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Forty-four years of watching Eat Bulaga is a hard habit to break.
Chynna Mamawal is ‘IT’ celebrity fashion designer of the moment
by MJ Marfori - May 27, 2023 - 12:00am
As Halston once said, “You are only as good as the people you dress.” Well, if that’s the case, then millennial designer Chynna Mamawal maybe is today’s best.
Michelle Dee on MUPH win: ‘Destiny was on my side’
by MJ Marfori - May 20, 2023 - 12:00am
If you don’t do your research and just look at our newly-crowned Miss Universe Philippines Michelle Dee on a surface level, like her being the daughter of 1979 Miss International Melanie Marquez, you will immediately...
Korea continues to push content to center of world entertainment
by MJ Marfori - May 13, 2023 - 12:00am
We spent most of our work week in Seoul, South Korea to experience the latest K-offering Black Knight.
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