Entertainment News (2/25/22) – BusinessWorld Online
Two Pinoy Artists Win Global Fan Art Tilt
COLUMBIA Pictures has announced that two Filipino artists are among the five winners of the just-concluded Morbius – Talenthouse Global Fan Art Competition. The winning Filipino artists are Adriann Delmo and Jireh Villafuerte (aka Kyouzins) whose entries captured the essence of Marvel character Morbius. Lead actor Jared Leto selected the winners. Delmo and Villafuerte will each receive $2,000, and their artwork will potentially be featured on physical posters or used as digital art to promote the film. The action thriller Morbius will open in Philippine cinemas on March 30. In the film, Mr. Leto transforms into the enigmatic anti-hero Michael Morbius. Dangerously afflicted with a rare blood disease and determined to save others suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius takes a desperate gamble. While at first glance it seems like a radical success, a darkness in him is unleashed. The film stars Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris and Al Madrigal with Tyrese Gibson.
The most watched Jessica Soho show on FB
KAPUSO MO, Jessica Soho is the most watched news and public affairs program on Philippine television and the most followed Philippine television program on Facebook, the GMA Network said in a statement. For the fourth year in a row, the show earned an average rating of 19.4% on the National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM) on Sunday, which equates to 9.4 million prime-time viewers. prime ratings, based on Nielsen Philippines data for 2021. Last year, the show’s online engagements reached more than 164 million. It is also the main traffic-generating show on the GMA Public Affairs YouTube channel. As of 2021, the show’s videos have generated over 6 billion combined views on Facebook and YouTube. His topics continue to trend weekly on Twitter. “Our goal is to continue to connect and interact in meaningful ways with our viewers and online subscribers and subscribers. But what we are truly most proud of are the lives we have helped change for 2021,” program host Jessica Soho said in a statement.
Singers help Odette survivors again via Per request 2
AS PART OF ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Foundation 100 Days of Fundraising Activities”Tulong-Tulong to Pag-Ahon: Isang Daan to Pagtutulungan“, in an effort to help the survivors of Typhoon Odette, singers affiliated with ABS-CBN hold the Per request 2 series of benefit concerts until February 27. Yeng Constantino opened the series, and will be followed by Jed Madela and Nyoy Volante with Jason Dy, Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Klarisse De Guzman and iDolls with Vivoree, and former “housemates” Anji Salvacion, Benedix Ramos and Jordan andrews of PBB Community. Jona, Janine Berdin, Elha Nympha, Lara Maigue and Sheena Belarmino, KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde, Vina Morales and Jolina Magdangal and Gary Valenciano also lend their talent for a good cause. The campaign continues every night at 8 p.m. on the FYE channel on Kumu, ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel, ABS-CBN’s Facebook page, iWantTFC and SKYcable HD Channel 955 and SD Channel 155. With the support partners and donors, more than 200,000 families affected by Typhoon Odette have already received relief through the ABS-CBN Foundation. As of February 18, the foundation has collected 94.04 million pesos in cash donations and 16.012 million pesos in in-kind donations. It brought food parcels to 203,110 families and delivered home repair kits to 330 families. Donors can help by availing Tulong vouchers on Lazada and Shopee worth P100 or P400. Vouchers will supplement funds for home repair kits. They can also participate in theIsang Daang Hakbang Sa Pagtutulungan: Kapamilya Virtual Run” from SKY and distribution partners HBO and History Channel, where participants can donate money and do the “100 Hakbang Challenge” to help support survivors of Odette.
ABS-CBN Music presents Cesca
ABS-CBN’s Star Pop music label is adding another up-and-coming talent to its roster with visual and multimedia artist, singer and songwriter Cesca, who recently released her debut single, “Love Sick (Pagmahalasakit).” The 19-year-old indie artist’s single, produced by Star Pop head Rox Santos, explores anxiety over potential romance. Maximizing her other talents, Cesca also designed her single’s cover, which shows her face seemingly obscured by an array of flowers. “Love sick (Pagmahalasakit)” is available on digital streaming platforms.
DoT launches Spotify playlists
THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM (DoT) has launched the “Sounds More Fun in the Philippines” playlists, a specially curated compilation of Filipino music that will welcome listeners to the Philippine destinations they love. The initial playlists will be available on the Spotify digital music streaming app. The first 10 playlists to be launched are “Manila Night Lights”, “Boracay Beach Bar”, “Onshore in La Union”, “Cordillera Calm”, “The Pan-Philippine Highway Road Trip”, “Marilaque Bike Trail Mix” , “Balikbayan Juke Box”, “Counting Clouds in Camiguin”, “Wedding Vows in Tagaytay” and “Deep Dive in Palawan”. Sandwich Myrene Academia, podcaster Ryan Joseph, music scholar Jocelyn Blwg, Matt San Pedro of Manila Community Radio and Transit Records, musicologist Patricia Brillante-Silvestre, and music producer Abdel Aziz. featured in these playlists are Pinoys as well as international artists and bands with Filipino roots.