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& lsquo;Dear Charo& rsquo; leads inspiring conversations on digital portal

Award-winning actress and TV host Charo Santos makes the audience part of her conversations in Dear Charo, the newest show on FYE Channel on the Pinoy livestreaming app Kumu premiering on Monday (Oct. 26)......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardOct 23rd, 2020

Behind the Scenes: The Heroes of ABS-CBN Sports

While the general public sees or hears the finished product on-air or online, most do not witness or appreciate those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes at ABS-CBN Sports. There’s an African proverb that says it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it took almost exactly that to make ABS-CBN Sports work. As we commemorate National Heroes Day in the country on the final day of ABS-CBN Sports, it is only fitting to acknowledge and thank those behind-the-scenes heroes who have been part of the amazing journey (DISCLAIMER: I may have left out some names, but it is purely unintentional so my apologies). Thank you, first and foremost, to our Chairman Emeritus Gabby Lopez, whose passion and love for sports led to the initiative that is ABS-CBN Sports. Thank you to our former President and CEO, Charo Santos-Concio, our current President and CEO, Carlo Katigbak, a true tennis fan, and our Chairman Mark Lopez, who showed us composure, class and grace as leaders.  Thank you to our beloved COO, Cory Vidanes, who allowed ABS-CBN Sports to reach a broader audience when it aired special events on Channel 2 as well as feature athletes and sports personalities on entertainment programs.   Thank you to the voice of ABS-CBN and former ABS-CBN Sports head, Peter Musngi, for leading the division during its early years. Thank you to Narrowcast head, Antonio “March” Ventosa, as well as his executive assistant, Trina Magallanes, for helping us navigate during the transtition period of ABS-CBN Sports.   Thank you to the captain of our ship, ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head, Dino Laurena, who inspired us to work harder and better to serve our audience.  Thank you to Sir Dino’s gatekeeper, his executive assistant, Donna Seat, who was our bridge whenever we needed to reach out to the boss. Thank you to S+A channel head and production head, Vince Rodriguez, LIGA channel head, Jojo Neri-Estacio and Business Unit Head, Jun Martinez. They were our constant guides who enabled us to provide quality content on broadcast despite immense internal and external pressure.  Thank you to the people who made sure we never went beyond our budget and reached our targets – our Finance team made up of Berg Capiz, Jem Castro and Lorna Gendrano. Thank you to our S+A On-Air team of Rommel Noviza, Janice Rulloda, Princess Basye, Biboy Diga, Mark Marinay, Arnold Saclolo, Borge Raval and Hans Espiritu as well as our Liga Channel team of  Anna Santos, Francis Patawaran, Aprille Signo and Joramie Roque, for ensuring everything airs on time.  Thank you to our Digital Head, Mico Halili, for his innovative and fresh ideas on the digitial space.   Thank you to the men and women who made our broadcast coverage as close to flawless – our Production Manager, Jennifer Jimenez, our directors, which include THE Abet Ramos, Al Neri, Raul de Ocampo and Rommel Pedrealba, and our technical directors made up of Elmond Salvahan, Jhonnald Garcia, Marvin Chavez, Bingbong Pangan, Arnold Bulaong and Joseph Vega. Thank you to the men and women who made sure our partner properties were happy with our coverage, and that everything was in place for each and every game or show we put out there – our Executive and Associate Producers Vic Caridad, Malou Neri, Ada Bayuga, Diana Sayson, Oxy del Rosario, Mae Mañalac, Aries Galot, Apples Dela Vega, Kristina Manzana, Roy Briones, Ledz Cahinhinan, JC Gonzales, Gab Gonzales and Manny Gabutina.  Thank you to those who crafted and produced memorable segments – our segment producers Eva Evangelista, Carlo Grajo, Cha Lucero, Mark Morados, Jeff Sta. Maria, Jet Montebon, Sharon Muli, Alex Brocoy, Mika Barrios, Bill Barrinuevo and Volta delos Santos as well as our video editors Pido Cruz and Fonz Fajatin. Thank you to those who put the right words into play – our writers Monica Magpantay, Paul Loyola, Jigs Guardiano, Adrian Dy, Sheiden Dela Cruz, Ken Natividad, Syjin Reyes and Migs Gomez. Thank you to those who gave the right cues to our anchors, analysts and courtside reporters – our panel director Larry "Care Mo Naman" Deang, our floor directors Miky "Gandara" Mirabueno, Lyanne Ocampo-Tan and Fritz Dizon. Thank you to the people who made sure that the right moments were captured – our Camera Control Unit made up of George Austria, Joel Supremo and Edgar Guarte, our Cameramen Lloyd Villamor, Rovic Pacis, Gerald "Superman" Fermin, Ron Fermin, Ronald Mangcoy, Michael Pico, Emman Andes, Butch Pineda and Mark Nicolas. Thank you to those who made sure we heard the sounds and voices loud and clear – our audio engineers Elias Javier, Ramil Ciruano, Albert Agbay, Jancel Abobo as well as our audiomen Joseph Nicolas and Ameng Atienza. Thank you to the guys who allowed us to get another look at the action – our EVS/Slomo Operators Joejay Abarquez, Raymond Biojon and Dido Batallion and VTR men Christian Abarquez, Kenneth Abarquez and Oliver Sañez. Thank you to the people responsible for making things more visible on our screens –our Electrician/Lighting Directors Alvin Saavedra and Jorge Paraon and our lightman Calvin Liong. Thank you to those who create those cool graphics and effects that catch our attention during games and shows - our Graphic Artists/Operators Jam Memdoza, Denice Ylagan, Erol Corpuz, Sara Concepcion, Jeff Jugueta and Kevin Camero. Thank you to the team who put the little things in order – our set-up assistants Jerald Testor, Ivan Castillo, Ferdie Mangaong, Remus Taniengra, Daniel Dimaculangan, Eduardo Dacumos, Ryan Ancheta, Allan Porsioncula, Laurence Sosa, Illac Alvarez, Benjo Asiatico, Manny Cajayon, Lepoldo Bofill, Victor Taniegra, Caleb Bautista, Jeremiah Mallari and Bennett Cabus. Thank you to the guys who provided the correct statistics and graphics – our panel scorers/GFX feeders Rico Bayuga, Ronaldo Serrano, Arvin Estabillo and Gilbert Serrano. Thank you to those who made our on-cam talents look good – our makeup artists Mylyn Concepcion, Nina Concepcion, Estrella Besabe, Norma Calubaquib and Nizel Reduta and our stylist Lyle Foz. Thank you to those who were always ready to lend a helping hand – our production assistants, Lian Salango, Pau Hiwatig, Helen Trinidad, Riri Gayoma, Jade Asuncion and Lovely Dela Cruz. Thank you for the imagination and artistry of our Creative Communications Management (CCM) team composed of Elirose Borja, Jerome Clavio, Djoanna San Jose, Lara Mae Allardo, Robin Lorete, Cristy Linga, Christopher Eli Sabat, Archimedes Asis (the voice of S+A), Jan Dormyl Espinosa, Aila Onagan and Nyro Mendoza. They say that advertising is the lifeblood of media and that we wouldn’t be able to deliver high-quality content if not for advertisers brought in our by our Sports Sales team, so thank you to our Sports Sales Heads Jojo Garcia, Nicole Moro and Ken Ti, along with our account executives Tin Saw, Annalyn Herrera, Trina Vallarta, Joey Tang, Karlo Miguel, Paul Sembrana, Mike Tan, Ray Del Castillo, and Jason Gaffud. Thank you to those who constantly pitched ideas and presented to clients on our behalf, our Business Development Executive, Tonyo Silva, and our Sports Marketing team made up of Thirdy Aquino, Maui Tang, Jason Roberto, Danica Jose, Lala Cruz and Hanz Trajano. Thank you to the people who looked out for the wellfare and concerns of our division members – our Human Resources squad made up of Arvin Crisol, James Lee, Anika Gregorio and Donna Yabut. Social media has been a game changer and enabled people to relive key moments in sports events, so thank you to our social media team made up of Jon Rodriguez, Alvin Laqui, Danine Cruz, Aia del Mundo, Melvin Rodas, Clev Mayuga, Migs Flores and Lloydie Moreno. We would also like to give special thanks to our former bosses and colleagues who have moved on from this world, Rolly V. Cruz, Danilo A. Bernardo, George G. Padolina, Marco Franco, Gerald Gicana, Rhodora "Dhanda" Panganiban, Vernie Calimlim and Erwin Evangelista.  Lastly, I personally want to thank the website content team made up of sub-section editors Santino Honasan, Mark “Mr. Volleyball” Escarlote, Norman Benjamin Lee Riego (Yes, it has to be his complete name) and Paul Lintag, former sub-section editor Milan Ordonez, former writer Philip Matel, videographers Nigel Velasquez, Rocio Avelino and Steph Toben, photographers Arvin Lim, Richard Esguerra and Joshua Albelda, former NBA Philippines website managing editor Adrian Dy, contributing writers Anton Roxas, Marco Benitez, “Doc Volleyball” AJ Pareja, Migs Bustos, Mikee “Diliman Legend” Reyes and Ceej Tantengco. While our journey in telling these stories with ABS-CBN Sports will abruptly come to a halt, it has been an honor and a pleasure serving the Filipino sports fans worldwide. We may no longer be around as an organization, but the great athletes will keep playing and inspiring and the games will continue. And so, with a sense of immense gratitude, we say: Maraming Salamat Kapamilya! Hanggang sa muli! --- Lorenzo Z. Manguiat has been the Editor-in-Chief of sports.abs-cbn.com since 2014 and Sports News Desk Head since 2015. He started as game writer for ABS-CBN Sports in 2000 and served in various other capacities within ABS-CBN. He is among the thousands of employees who will be retrenched on August 31, 2020.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Google promotes inspiring LGBTQ+ businesses you can support this Pride month and beyond

To promote inclusive economic recovery and help digitize LGBTQ+ MSMEs, Google hosted a social media event called Pride Conversations: Championing LGBTQ+ MSMEs. You can watch the forum on Google Philippines’ YouTube channel to learn about the inspiring stories of the featured businesses below--from food to creatives--that you can support this Pride month and beyond......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Eugene may bagong paandar sa Dear Uge; Ayra miss na ang tawanan sa set ng ‘Heartful Cafe’

MARAMING dapat abangan ang viewers sa bagong format ng award-winning drama anthology na “Dear Uge” ngayong Linggo (May 30). Bukod sa all-new episodes at exciting lineup ng celebrity guests, isa rin sa ibibida ng show ang bagong paraan ng pagkukuwento ng Kapuso comedienne na si Eugene Domingo. Sa bagong format ay tuluyan nang mawawala ang […] The post Eugene may bagong paandar sa Dear Uge; Ayra miss na ang tawanan sa set ng ‘Heartful Cafe’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2021

BTS debuts & lsquo;Butter& rsquo; in 2021 Billboard Music Awards

Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is giving Filipino music fans and K-pop stans a big treat as it brings the 2021 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) to subscribers in an exclusive livestream on the gigafest.smart portal this morning at 8:00......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021

Rody leads call for & lsquo;solidarity& rsquo; to defeat COVID

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday called for greater global solidarity to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic which has infected at least 166 million and killed 3.43 million worldwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

Maestro Cayabyab& rsquo;s & lsquo;Musika Para sa Kinabukasan& rsquo; e-concert set on June 5

National artist Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and the RC Singers are this year’s featured artists in a digital fund-raising concert dubbed as ‘Musika Para sa Kinabukasan’ on June 5, 2021 for the benefit of Family Farm Schools and their students. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Iwi, Nicole Laurel make another & lsquo;Special Memory& rsquo;

As a special Mother's Day tribute, noted mother-daughter artists Iwi and Nicole Laurel are launching their version of the ‘80s hit “Special Memory” on May 9 via Spotify. The music video will have a digital launch on May 14 via Facebook Live......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

BTS breaks internet with & lsquo;Bang Bang Con& rsquo; digital event

K-Pop superstars Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook of the supergroup BTS delighted millions of fans from around the world with the staging of “Bang Bang Con 21,” which streamed on the group’s official YouTube channel, BANGTANTV......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

& lsquo;80s OPM exponent, back with new track

“My Everyday Valentine” is the latest digital single released by one of Original Pinoy Music’s (OPM)  exponents in the ‘80s and ‘90s,  JoAnne Lorenzana.  The singer and songwriter penned the lyric while the melody was created by brilliant, prolific songwriter Jimmy Borja, with arrangement by Jimmy Antiporda......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Catch & lsquo;We K-Pop& rsquo; and & lsquo;K-Rush& rsquo; on& nbsp;Hallypop

GMA Network’s Hallypop, the leading Asian pop culture digital TV channel in the Philippines, has got Korean entertainment aficionados covered with two new delightful shows that will surely keep them hooked.  .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

& lsquo;Virtually Yours, Kilabotitos& rsquo;

Singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid and actor-musician Ian Veneracion are headlining a digital concert titled Virtually Yours, Kilabotitos. The show streams on ktx.ph tomorrow night at 8:00......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

After Gerald Anderson exclusive, Boy Abunda returns in & lsquo;The Best Talk& rsquo;

A few weeks after his trending exclusive interview with Gerald Anderson, King of Talk Boy Abunda is poised to take conversations to the next level as his showbiz-oriented online show, FYE Channel’s The Best Talk, is back on Pinoy livestreaming app kumu for its second season......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

NBI goes after & lsquo;hacktivists& rsquo; vs. gov& rsquo;t main portal

The National Bureau of Investigation said it would unmask the hackers behind a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the state’s main online portal,  Gov.PH, even as the group CyberPH for Human Rights vowed to launch more cyberattacks to protest the killings of activists and other human rights violations......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

Regine Velasquez stuns viewers in & lsquo;Freedom& rsquo; concert

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid gave an intimate yet explosive live performance at the Freedom digital concert, which streamed worldwide last Sunday......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Fall in love with BL series & lsquo;Ben X Jim& rsquo; anew

If you’ve still got that hangover from Cupid’s holiday and are in the mood for some Boys’ Love entertainment, you’re in for a romantic treat because the sequel of Filipino BL series Ben X Jim, the first installment of which premiered on YouTube, has landed on digital platform UPSTREAM......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Ne-Yo celebrates 15 years of & lsquo;In My Own World& rsquo;

In honor of the 15th anniversary of  In My Own Words,  a double-platinum album  by R&B veteran  Ne-Yo, UMe/Def Jam announces the release of a digital deluxe version of the album as well as two live acoustic performances of the hit singles from the project “So Sick” and “Sexy Love,” live from The Compound in Atlanta......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Local scene& rsquo;s finest talents set hearts on fire in & lsquo;YouTube Music Night& rsquo;

Two of ABS-CBN’s finest vocalists, Juris and Jed Madela, headline the second YouTube Music Night in Southeast Asia in their back-to-back Valentine’s digital concert dubbed Hearts On Fire: Juris and Jed, streaming tomorrow (Feb. 13)......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2021

ABS-CBN postpones Regine& rsquo;s & lsquo;Freedom& rsquo; concert

Freedom: Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Digital Concert, originally scheduled on Feb. 14, has been postponed......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

KathNiel& rsquo;s & lsquo;The House Arrest of Us& rsquo; rules Netflix PH

ABS-CBN Films’ groundbreaking digital movie series The House Arrest Of Us starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla currently holds the number one spot in Netflix Philippines’ top ten most-watched content in the country......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2021

Jona reimagines classic and current hits in & lsquo;Youtube Music Night& rsquo;

Singer Jona headlined the first “YouTube Music Night” event in the country with her digital concert dubbed Love, Jona, which streamed live for free on Saturday night......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2021