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Ben&Ben’s latest song, “Autumn,” delves into themes of loneliness and desire

 The emotional ballad serves as the first offering off their three-part release

Ben&Ben captures the wave-like loneliness that follows a protracted period of separation from a loved one.

The nine-piece group deals with the emotional challenges that they face in Autumn,” their new single, which is available today via Sony Music Entertainment. The song talks about “the distance that people often unintentionally create with their other half, because of the changes that life throws at us.”

Right in the middle of their North American tour last year, the Paninidigan Kita hitmakers wrote the reflective track in Canada. Paolo Benjamin, the lead singer and guitarist for the band, was suffering from a deep want to be with his partner because they were finding the long distance to be quite difficult.

“A few months later, in early 2023, brother Miguel Benjamin completed the lyrics, also adding a bridge about being in different seasons, which really completed the message of the song,” the folk-pop collective adds. “It speaks about themes of loneliness, yearning, and ultimately, hoping against hope that a new season will come.”

Marking a new chapter for the band, “Autumn” embraces a new direction that reveals subtle details with each listen. Blending rich, acoustic arrangements with lush textures and otherworldly touches, the emotional ballad is meticulously crafted to capture the yearning that comes with being in a long-distance relationship with your other half.

According to a joint statement from the award-winning group, “Autumn is a song where we showcase how we’ve evolved and matured as a band. In terms of writing, we thought the viewpoint offered a more sober and realistic analysis of the issue. We learned a lot of new techniques for producing and arranging sounds that convey the mood we were aiming for.”

Ben&Ben intends to release the music as part of a three-part release in the upcoming weeks. In addition to “Autumn,” the well-known Filipino group will release a special collaboration with another artist on December 8, 2023, and the full-band version of their brand-new song “Courage” the following week.

Ben&Ben’s Autumn is currently available via Sony Music Entertainment on all digital music platforms worldwide.

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Release of a new song and video for “exes” by Tate MCRAE

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Tate McRae, a multi-platinum singer-songwriter, releases the official music video for her new song “exes” along with it via RCA Records. “Exes,” which was co-written and co-produced by hitmakers Ryan Tedder (Taylor Swift, Beyoncé) and Tyler Spry (OneRepublic, Anitta), is driven by Tate’s lively vocals, which are subtly interspersed with synth bursts.

With choreography by Sean Bankhead (Cardi B, Lil Nas X) and direction by Aerin Moreno (Dove Cameron, Madison Beer), the seductive music video shows Tate and her dancers take over a dilapidated rodeo for the evening. The incredibly talented Tate will make you unable to turn away as she soars to pop glory with her captivating visuals and intense choreography.

Tate adds, “We wrote “exes” on the last day of the album making process. It was kind of like the last hurrah that Ryan Tedder and I wrote in legitimately 30 minutes. It talks about my flaws in a relationship, and some of my self-deprecating and self-sabotaging tendencies. The music video was so insane to film — getting to dance that much with such incredible girls was a dream.”

Showing no signs of slowing down, the star is making her musical guest debut on Saturday Night Live tomorrow night with host Jason Momoa. Featured on the cover of Billboard’s November Music Awards Issue, Tate will be performing at the show this Sunday where she’s also nominated for her collaboration with Tiësto on “10:35” in Top Dance/Electronic Song. 

Releasing December 8th, Tate’s highly anticipated sophomore album, THINK LATER, is executive produced by Ryan Tedder. Pre-order HERETHINK LATER and its songs are steeped in pop appeal and infectious toplines. Showcasing Tate’s boundless vocal talent and evolution as a songwriter, this new body of work explores the all-too-relatable feelings of falling in love and embracing the raw emotions that you experience as a result of leading with your intuition and heart.

The first taste of music from the forthcoming album, “greedy”, earned the star her first #1 on the Spotify Global chart and top 10 on the Billboard Global 200 chart hitting #3. The self-assured hypnotic offering has garnered over 394 million streams to date and hit #11 on Hot 100 along with #1 most added at Top 40 and Hot AC radio upon release. Making it her biggest debut to date, “greedy” has been called “an artistic turning point… a propulsive self-empowerment anthem built around a firecracker of a pop hook that finds McRae dipping in and out of a falsetto while exuding unshakeable confidence” by Billboard. Watch her perform the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! 

She will set off on her first international tour the following year, called the THINK LATER TOUR,” which will take her 53 dates across Europe, the UK, North America, Australia, and New Zealand. The tour, which is produced by Live Nation, begins on Wednesday, April 17 at 3Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. It will stop in London, Amsterdam, Prague, Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, and many other cities before concluding on Thursday, November 21 at TSB Arena in Wellington, New Zealand. Charlieonna Friday will accompany on all concerts in Europe, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand as a support act. Tate will be accompanied by Presley Regier on all concerts in North America.

The ‘THINK LATER TOUR’ will see Tate playing the biggest and most historic venues of her career thus far, including her first headline engagement at Madison Square Garden. For additional info and to purchase tickets visit HERE.   

‘THINK LATER TOUR’ GLOBAL 2024 DATES

Wed Apr 17 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Olympia Theatre 

Thu Apr 18 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Olympia Theatre 

Sat Apr 20 – Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Academy 

Mon Apr 22 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo

Wed Apr 24 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester 

Fri Apr 26 – Wolverhampton, UK – The Civic At The Halls 

Sun Apr 28 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium 

Mon Apr 29 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – AFAS Live 

Tue Apr 30 – Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena 

Thu May 02 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet

Fri May 03 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum 

Sat May 04 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falkonersalen 

Mon May 06 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle 

Tue May 07 – Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall 

Wed May 08 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin 

Fri May 10 – Warsaw, Poland – COS Torwar

Sun May 12 – Zurich, Switzerland – Halle 622 

Mon May 13 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer 

Tue May 14 – Munich, Germany – Zenith 

Thu May 16 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique

Fri May 17 – Paris, France – Zenith 

Mon May 20 – Barcelona, Spain – Sant Jordi Club 

Tue May 21 – Madrid, Spain – Palacio Vistalegre 

Wed May 22 – Lisbon, Portugal – Coliseu de Lisboa 

Fri Jul 05 – Calgary, AB – Hometown Show*

Sun Jul 07 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste Michelle 

Tue Jul 09 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 

Thu Jul 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre 

Sun Jul 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre 

Wed Jul 17 – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park

Fri Jul 19 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall 

Sat Jul 20 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 

Sun Jul 21 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP

Wed Jul 24 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center

Sat Jul 27 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage 

Sun Jul 28 – Sterling Heights, MI– Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre

Tue Jul 30 – Saint Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park 

Thu Aug 01 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory 

Tue Aug 06 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater 

Wed Aug 07 – Indianapolis, IN – Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park

Fri Aug 09 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway 

Tue Aug 13 – Washington, DC – The Anthem 

Wed Aug 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at Mann 

Fri Aug 16 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater 

Sat Aug 17 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park 

Thu Aug 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden**

Fri Nov 08 – Perth, Australia – Red Hill Auditorium

Sun Nov 10 – Brisbane, Australia – Riverstage 

Tue Nov 12 – Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavilion 

Fri Nov 15 – Adelaide, Australia – AEC Theatre 

Sun Nov 17 – Melbourne, Australia – Margaret Court Arena 

Tue Nov 19 – Auckland, New Zealand – Spark Arena 

Thu Nov 21 – Wellington, New Zealand – TSB Arena

* Venue TBA

** Additional support TBA


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The Manila String Machine, Jose Mari Chan, will perform at AEGIS’s Christmas Bonus concert

The OPM icon will be performing some of their Greatest Hits, as well as beloved holiday classics

On December 20, 2023, at 8:00 p.m., the Theatre at Solaire in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, will host a Christmas-themed concert featuring the legendary Filipino musician AEGIS, who is poised to take the stage, ahead. We are all excited to witness this heart-stopping musical feast by these amazing performers. Everyone is looking forward to how they will elevate the holiday season with these, and I am happy to meet them personally as they are so kind and full of enthusiasm.

The year-end event, dubbed AEGIS: The Christmas Bonus Concert, intends to highlight the mighty band’s career-spanning history and its hallmark anthems that have personally impacted many people’s lives.

In addition to the group’s soul-stirring performances, one of the guest acts at the eagerly awaited evening will be diamond-selling musician Jose Mari Chan. The music sensation and business entrepreneur, who is well-known for his beloved classics and Christmas-themed repertoire, will be delivering an unexpected set that is likely to lighten the mood of the star-studded lineup this evening.

The Manila String Machine will change into a 15-piece orchestra to accompany AEGIS on select songs, adding to the already extraordinary occasion. With a “AEGIS” collaboration that every music lover shouldn’t miss, The Manila String Machine is prepared to capture the spirit of the holidays with a more sophisticated take on the best-selling pop group’s rock-flavored, ballad-heavy catalog.

Selfie with the AEGIS during their presscon

As part of the performance promotion, AEGIS recently featured on multiple billboards in different areas in Cubao and Guadalupe, Metro Manila. The renowned pop/rock group will also make interviews and guest appearances on a number of ABS-CBN TV programs, such as ASAP and Magandang Buhay.

Both their official website and all Ticketworld locations nationwide sell tickets. After the show, SSVIP ticket holders are eligible for a Meet and Greet (M&G) session. AEGIS: The Christmas Bonus Concert is co-produced by Katinko in collaboration with GNN Pop and presented by True Creators Studio, Upplause Events, and Solaire Resort Entertainment City.

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Snoopy shares fun at Mega!

Through a distinctive and engaging exhibit, SM Megamall and Peanuts Worldwide are bringing Snoopy and friends to life. The largest inflatable in the Philippines will be on display for the first time ever. Beginning on November 17, SM Megamall extends an invitation to all for a year-long Mega Adventure with the lovable Peanuts gang. We really did enjoy the event and were thrilled to experience what the exhibit had to offer. I had so much fun with the 360-degree journey of the four seasons with Snoopy and friends through their multimedia display and a lot more. The event will be enjoyed not just by kids but also by kids at heart.

Visit the Snoopy Mega Adventure Tunnel at the Event Center, Mega A, to embark on an exciting and enjoyable journey. To gain entry, provide a single receipt purchase of Php 1,000 from SM Megamall, SM Center Shaw, or SM Center Pasig at the exhibit door. Two permits will be provided for each visit. Receipts from November 17, 2023 to January 6, 2024 are considered valid.

In the Snoopy Mega Adventure exhibit, a multimedia display featuring Snoopy’s Comic Strips with whimsical bursts of color—cool tones for winter, bright pastels for spring, bright and vivid shades for summer, and earthy tones for fall—allows visitors to embark on an amazing 360-degree immersive journey through four seasons with Snoopy and friends. At the conclusion of the display, you may also take home Snoopy items and memorabilia from our partner MINISO.

To delight the young and the young at heart, SM Megamall has installed a camera-worthy, larger-than-life Snoopy inflatable on the rooftop of Mega Fashion Hall, making the nostalgic mega-adventure even more thrilling. Exhibition dates for the 50-foot-tall Snoopy are November 17, 2023, through December 31, 2024. There is yet more Snoopy fever to come. When SM Megamall’s Paw Park, which is situated at the Fifth Level Mega Fashion Hall, receives a Snoopy makeover beginning in December 2023, pet parents will also be delighted.

Visit SM Megamall today to experience the fun and see Snoopy, who has delighted and inspired people of all ages since his debut in Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip in the 1950s.

For more thrilling updates, follow @smmegamall on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

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ATTEND THE RAKRAKAN FESTIVAL 2023, NOV. 25–26, AND JOIN THE FAREWELL BASH TO GET SET TO ROCK! Day 2 headliners were ELY BUENDIA and Day 1 headliners were RICO BLANCO

Photo shows during the Rakrakan press launch (from left): Atty. Carlo Ybanez, Legal Counsel, Rakrakan Festival & Bassist, Hey Moonshine; Benjie Estanislao, Creative Director & Vocalist, The Chongkeys; Mary Lei Bautista, DJ Lei of Rakista Radio, Business Dev’t. and Marketing; and Tess Escuadro, Marketing Associate, Rakrakan Festival

Get ready for the ultimate finale: on November 25 and 26, at the SMDC Festival Grounds in Paranaque City, The Last Rakrakan Festival 2023 will provide two days of incredible performances, culture, and unity. The event will feature the top musicians and exciting activities.

Day 1, on November 25, Featuring December Avenue, Sugarcane, Munimuni, Orange and Lemons, Kiyo, Kjwan, Nobita, Razorback, Saydie, Skychurch, Galaw Tao, Autotelic, Barbie Almalbis, CHNDTR, Better Days, Mizael, Kiss N Tell, and more, it will be led by the legendary RICO BLANCO.

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Day 2, November 26, will include performances by Juan Karlos, Zild, Blaster, Unique, Dilaw, Mayonnaise, Valley of Chrome, Greyhoundz, Typecast, Chicosci, Bandang Lapis, Chocolate Factory, The Chongkeys, Brownman Revival, Pedicab, and more. The iconic rock star icon ELY BUENDIA will serve as the event’s main attraction.

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A variety of events are available during the Last Rakrakan Festival, such as a Car Show (B2B), a Skate Clinic (Malachi), a Street Art Competition (in collaboration with Do It), Perya Games, a Food and Merch Bazaar, and more.

Offering a platform for upcoming artists to shine, the festival features three main stages, Peace, Center, and Mosh, along with several mini-stages such as Busking, Manila Wrestling Federation & Sunugan Battles, Musiklaban Audition Stages, and Cosplay Stage. It promises to be an immersive and unique experience, showcasing a wide range of musical genres and talents.

As we say a fond farewell to The Last Rakrakan Festival, don’t pass up the opportunity to be a part of this historic occasion. Come celebrate with us at one of the most memorable events in Original Pinoy Music history. Join us at the most recent Rakrakan Festival to share in this amazing event.

Tickets are available through various platforms:

SMtickets website: https://smtickets.com/events/view/12532

Available at all SM Ticket outlets nationwide

Beetzee (Gcash & Maya): http://rakrakan.beetzee.com

Lazada: http://lazada.com.ph/rakistaclothing

Shopee: http://shopee.ph/rakistaclothing

Additional SM Ticket charges apply.

Ticket options include:

GEN-AD: Access to all stages and common areas.

VIP : Access to all stages and common areas, VIP Areas (Closer to stages), Meet & Greet, Dedicated Portalet.

S-VIP : RF 2023 Official Event Shirt, Access to all stages and common areas, S-VIP Areas (The best view of the stages), Meet & Greet, Dedicated Portalet, and DSLR Access.

For further details and ticket purchases, visit the official festival website at www.rakrakanfestival.com.

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Eldar the Wizard’s “An Enchanted Christmas Story” offers magic and yuletide cheer for the holidays

The first and only world-class theme park in the Philippines, Enchanted Kingdom (EK), is bringing a touch of magic to the holidays with An Enchanted Christmas Story. The festivities kick off on Sunday, November 26, with the lighting of the Christmas tree and the debut of EK’s Giant Parol.

Renowned Pampanga lantern maker Eric Bondoc Quiwa was commissioned by EK to create the 22-foot parol that will be placed at the Agila Grounds. This and the 100 parols dotted throughout the park will serve as the focal point of the holiday celebrations at the theme park. In order to create the largest parol in the nation to date, Quiwa will share this vibrant and colorful tradition.

Furthermore, the Spaceport will host a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony including EK and Firefly Lighting CeleBrights moments for everyone to enjoy.

According to EK President and Chairman Mario Mamon, EK is committed to showcase the Filipino Christmas tradition of parols and local decorations to bring nostalgia during the holiday season. “It is no doubt that Christmas is the most festive and magical time of the year in the Philippines. As a proud Filipino company, EK is the ideal place where Filipino families can create more magical experiences and reminisce about their most enchanted Christmas stories,” Mr. Mamon further explained.

With their Christmas productions, which include the plays Christmas At The Kingdom (EK Story) and Brooklyn Diaries: Oh Paskong Maligaya (OPM), EK also plans to highlight their in-house talent. In celebration of the most delightful time of the year, Eldar the Wizard, the Royal Family, and other fictional characters will dance and prance through Enchanted Kingdom as part of Eldar’s Christmas Parade. At EK’s bandstand, guests will be serenaded with Christmas songs by P-pop group SMS and EK’s very own vocal groups, Victoria’s Way and The Kingsmen.

Visit https://www.enchantedkingdom.ph/ and EK’s official social media profiles @enchantedkingdom.ph on Facebook and Tiktok and @ek_philippines on Twitter and Instagram for more details on this celebration and other upcoming events.

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Denise Julia releases Sweet Nothings Chapter 1—her debut album

The R&B newcomer celebrates love “in all its beautiful complexities”

Denise Julia, a multi-talented recording artist, is influencing the direction of Filipino R&B with her first mini-album, Sweet Nothings (Chapter 1), which will be available this Friday, November 17, 2023, through Sony Music Entertainment.

The hitmaker’s seven-track album, which is tucked between easy elegance and coolness, explores the highs and lows of romantic commitment in the age of endless screen time and short attention spans. Denise Julia expresses her mind with knowledge beyond her years, imparting the information as though it were part of her own joy, sadness, and experience. Her delicate voice flutters gently above sonic flourishes.

“This album isn’t just a bunch of songs; it’s like a journey through all the different parts of love—from the exciting beginnings to the tough endings, and finally, to those sweet, lingering moments,” the NVMD artist reveals in a statement. “Sweet Nothings is like looking back at my own experiences and the stories from others that touched me. It’s like a musical trip exploring the different sides of love.”

Denise Julia masterfully combines R&B sensibilities with a contemporary blend of jazzy soundscapes, hip-hop beats, and sultry instrumentation to explore the various aspects of love, including its rough edges, meaty center, and reassuringly sweet spots. These aspects make love an experience worth exploring. “Every song talks about a different part of this feeling we all know,” says the up-and-coming music icon.

Denise Julia’s new album features production from her constant and trusted collaborators, including Joel Tracks, a prolific producer based in Nigeria; J.Greg and Duaneinsane, who played pivotal roles in bringing her vision to life; and Neo Cruz, who is responsible for making “Butterflies” a sultry number with signature smooth melodies.

Norwegian-Filipina artist and multi-instrumentalist HILLARI and acclaimed alt-R&B experimentalist Jason Dhakal also join Denise Julia on “Roster” and “Bum 2 Me,” respectively, adding an interesting dimension to the album’s delicately sparse but genuinely sophisticated sound.

There’s also the inescapable crossover hit “B.A.D.,” featuring acclaimed rapper P-Lo, whose style and flow complement Julia’s incredible vocal chops. To date, the catchy R&B jam has racked up more than 2 million streams on Spotify since its release, peaking at No. 66 and still going strong.

“Working alongside these musical geniuses was a transformative experience, offering me invaluable insights and learnings,” the R&B sensation shares. ‘Their expertise and creativity elevated the project to new heights, and I am truly grateful for the collaborative synergy that shaped the outcome.”

The album’s focus track, “Lackin’,” serves as another highlight: an airy lullaby that was inspired by one of her dreams. Denise Julia told her producers about how the dream felt like a “ghost in her mind” and that she had to immediately write the track over that ringing, familiar melody.

She adds, “I remember the pressure and excitement during the studio session, especially in the intro. This track stands out as one of my best-written pieces, capturing the raw emotion of a relationship where one person was lacking, yet I expressed the belief that the tables would turn and they’d crave my presence in return.”

Check out the Sweet Nothings (Chapter 1) track list:

  1. B.A.D. (Feat. P-Lo)
  2. Lackin’
  3. Sugar n’ Spice
  4. bum 2 me (Feat. Jason Dhakal)
  5. Roster (Feat. Hillari)
  6. butterflies
  7. butterflies (2 a.m. Version)

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Denise Julia’s debut mini album, Sweet Nothings (Chapter 1) is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.

Special thanks to Denise Julia’s manager, John Vincent Salcedo and Carissa King, the creative director for all visuals assigned to the project.

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On the sorrowful anthem “Please Lang,” SOS reconciles love and grief

The new track serves as the third offering from their upcoming EP, ‘It Was A Moment,’ due early next year

SOS, a Filipino indie rock quintet, explores the effects of broken relationships and romantic breakups in their new song, “Please Lang,” released via Careless Music.

“Please Lang” is an emotive anthem that explores the weight of unsolved disputes and the silent, frequently unrecognized suffering they cause. It is the third song off their planned five-track EP, It Was A Moment, which is scheduled for release in early 2024.

Singer Roberto Seña claims that the guitar-driven track demonstrates the band’s introspective songwriting, which is present in most of their songs.

“It’s a sad song that focuses on what happened rather than what could have been. It’s also just good fun, really—being able to laugh or have a sense of humor while experiencing inevitable heartbreak. Eventually, the song takes a darker turn as the song settles; things come to an end, and we just have to accept it.”

Over the course of two days, Seña wrote most of the lyrics during one of their jam sessions at Bavarian Records Studio in La Union, while guitarist Andrew Panopio helped with the second half of the song. The song was produced and arranged by the members of the band, resulting in a punchy but subdued release with ‘80s pop and ’90s alt rock influences worn proudly on its sleeves.

Drummer King Puentespina shares, “I think we were slated to finish arranging another song that day, and during our lunch break, I opened a new project file wanting to jam something out. I remember laying in the chords, progression, and drums and it started morphing. I asked Andrew to go for the groove; Ram was on the keys, and everyone in the room could feel it. It just slowly brought itself together. Seña and Anjo came into the studio after one of their lunch breaks or meetings or something, and they all got excited. I remember stepping out for a meeting and dinner. I came back, and they had all the words down. It was insanely fun.”

The second single, “Please Lang,” features newcomer Ram Alonzo on keyboards. He also plays a major role in the studio, helping with mixing and mastering the song. He remembers being enthralled with the delicate melody and how the story of love and sorrow struck a profound chord with him personally.

Ram acknowledges, “I felt like it was really personal working on this song.” It was kind of hard to listen to while we were composing it because I was going through something similar to what the song is about. Masakit siya (it’s painful).” 

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Explore Home Credit’s Selection of the Best Smart TVs for the Holidays

Elevate your entertainment now to enjoy a 0% interest offer this festive time of the year!

Many people are getting ready to upgrade their home entertainment systems in order to make their holidays even more memorable as Christmas approaches. And let’s be honest—the majority of Filipinos adore excellent entertainment! A new television that they can use to watch their favorite telenovela, stream online content, or even connect to their karaoke set is usually on their holiday wish list.

Recognizing this, Home Credit, the #1 consumer loan firm in the nation, is committed to making home entertainment upgrades a reality by providing a range of best-selling TV brands. Additionally, Home Credit strengthens the offer by offering 0% interest offer on a range of installment plans for up to 18 months, assisting clients in meeting their holiday spending targets with reasonably priced TV loans.

Here are some top-selling TV models to consider for your ideal Christmas home entertainment improvements.

Elevate entertainment with Samsung’s Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV 55”

Immerse in a captivating cinematic experience with Samsung’s Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV 55″. This remarkable 55-inch television boasts a dazzling 4K HDR display that will breathe life into the best movies, sports events, and games. With its sleek Titan Gray design, versatile connectivity options, and immersive audio system, it’s the ultimate addition to one’s home entertainment setup.

The Samsung Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV 55″ comes equipped with a Tizen Smart TV operating system, offering Wi-Fi connectivity, HDMI and USB ports, and a user-friendly remote control. Its crystal-clear resolution of 3840 x 2160p ensures breathtaking picture quality.

Immerse in crystal-clear viewing with LG’s 4K Ultra Smart TV 43”

LG’s 4K Ultra Smart TV 43″ is the gateway to an unparalleled viewing experience. With its sleek and slim black design, this television adds an elegant touch to users’ living space. The 4K Ultra HD display format, boasting a pixel resolution of 3840 x 2160p, guarantees stunning picture quality, whether one’s enjoying their favorite series, movies, or even live concert streaming.

Connectivity is a breeze with options like Wi-Fi, HDMI, USB, RF In, Bluetooth, and Optical Digital audio out. With its user-friendly webOS 23 operating system, navigation becomes effortless. Featuring a 43-inch diagonal screen, this TV brings entertainment to life with vibrant visuals. It’s perfect for transforming one’s home into an entertainment hub, delivering clarity and detail that will leave them amazed.

Experience cinema at home with TCL’s 43″ 4K HDR Dolby Vision Android Hands-Free TV

Enhance the home entertainment experience with TCL’s 43″ 4K HDR Dolby Vision Android Hands-Free TV. Featuring the latest version of Google TV, this television comes with essential upgrades in speed and security, providing a seamless and protected viewing experience. With access to over 7,000 apps and a vast library of 700,000+ shows and movies, everything one loves to watch is now in one place, offering a pure, distraction-free TV experience.

TCL’s TV is designed with precision in mind, featuring a millimeter-thin stylish trim that delivers a broader and wider sense of entertainment. It’s not just about style as the integrated build protects against moisture and dust, ensuring durability. The innovative rear pyramid design adds an extra layer of protection.

With Certified Google TV, Wi-Fi connectivity, DTS-HD Decoding, and multiple input and output options, this 43-inch 4K UHD TV from TCL provides a sophisticated yet user-friendly package for your entertainment needs. Whether for streaming favorite shows, gaming, or simply watching the news, TCL’s TV ensures enjoyment in style and top-notch performance.

Level up your viewing experience with Devant’s Full HD Smart TV

Perfect for an entertainment hub transformation Devant’s Full HD Smart TV offers users a sleek design and impressive features, that sets this television as the centerpiece of their home entertainment setup.

Devant’s Full HD Smart TV is not just any TV as it’s designed to offer an exceptional viewing experience. Running on the Vidaa U operating system, it provides seamless navigation and a range of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, HDMI, USB, LAN, and Bluetooth. With a 43-inch diagonal screen and a Full HD display format featuring a pixel resolution of 1920x1080p, it ensures breathtaking picture quality. The dynamic contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1 adds depth to your visuals, making content come to life.

Whether for streaming, gaming, or simply enjoying one’s favorite programs, Devant’s Full HD Smart TV is here to enhance viewing experience.

With these best-selling, high-quality TVs, updating your home entertainment sets this holiday season is easier than ever. And with Home Credit’s 0% interest offer on a range of installment plans for up to 18 months, it’s possible to fulfill the holiday resolution of getting the greatest TV for their needs.

Go to www.homecredit.ph, the official website of Home Credit Philippines, to learn more about the most recent happenings. Its official FacebookInstagram, and TikTok    pages are also open for following. Additionally, customers are urged to check out what’s new at Shopping Mall Philippines and learn more about the most recent promotions by downloading the My Home Credit App from Google Play.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have granted Home Credit Philippines the necessary licenses and oversight.

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LionhearTV honor the 9th RAWR Awards, which recognize excellence in entertainment

The entertainment-lifestyle website LionhearTV is hard at work getting ready for the 9th RAWR Awards, having just celebrated its 15th anniversary in October. This yearly celebration of excellence in the dynamic showbiz sector is a testament to LionhearTV’s persistent commitment to doing so.

The RAWR Awards have evolved into a stunning show, attracting not only the enthusiastic support of PR groups and fans passionately backing their favorite nominees, but also the strong support of 250 new media practitioners (bloggers) from all over the Philippines.

The inception of the RAWR Awards traces back to 2015, an era when the blogging community was burgeoning. However, it was evident that there was a conspicuous gap in acknowledging and honoring the voices of bloggers and their ardent readers. To fill this void, LionhearTV conceived the RAWR Awards.

Year after year, the RAWR Awards are presented through the LionhearTV.net platform, aptly christened after the mighty lion, symbolizing the strength and influence these awardees hold in the entertainment sphere. These accolades are dedicated to individuals who have left an indelible mark on the industry.

In the nascent stages, the awards were exclusively organized by LionhearTV, with victors chosen by the website’s loyal readers. Over time, the voting process extended to encompass more than 100 bloggers from various regions of the Philippines, each representing a diverse niche within the bustling blogging community. Despite the vicissitudes encountered along this journey, the unwavering commitment to this cause remains steadfast, driven by the belief that this represents the collective voice of the blogging community, a voice deserving of recognition and acclaim within the broader entertainment panorama.

The RAWR Awards are divided into four principal categories: Lion, Cub, Pride, and SILOG Awards. The Cub Awards encompass nine subcategories, encompassing distinctions such as Beshie ng Taon, Favorite Bida, Favorite Kontrabida, Breakthrough Artist, Favorite Newbie, Bet na Bet na Teleserye, Song of the Year, Movie of the Year, and Digital Series. The Lion Awards feature nine categories, venerating luminaries including the Actor of the Year, Actress of the Year, Pak na Pak na Comedian, Male News Personality of the Year, Female News Personality of the Year, Love Team of the Year, Favorite Performer of the Year, Favorite TV Host, and Favorite DJ. The Pride Awards, on the other hand, encapsulate four categories, paying homage to entities such as the Radio Station of the Year, TV Station of the Year, Favorite Group, and Fan Club of the Year. Lastly, the SILOG Awards boast an impressive array of 17 categories, celebrating digital influencers and content creators, spanning domains like Art, Content Creation, Cosplay, Couples, Digital Influence, Drag, Fashion/Beauty, Food/Travel, Gaming, Health/Fitness, Influencer Families, LGBTQIA, Parenting, Podcasts, Streaming, Short-Form Vlogging, and Long-Form Vlogging.

The RAWR Awards, with a cumulative count of 31 categories, in conjunction with the SILOG Awards, featuring 17 categories, furnish the Philippine entertainment industry with an illustrious platform for appreciation and commendation.

Fans play a pivotal role in determining the victors, holding 66.66% of the voting authority. This authority is parceled into two equitable segments: 33.33% from online votes via the official website and KTX and another 33.33% from online searches conducted within LionhearTV, Dailypedia, and PH Entertainment. The remaining 33.33% is contributed by the blogging community, PR entities, and brand partners.

The RAWR Awards do more than just honor local talent; they also work to strengthen relationships with partners who have similar values and goals. With these honors, LionhearTV.net would like to express its sincere appreciation to all of the supporters who have supported the website since its launch.

The RAWR Awards website on LionhearTV is currently hosting live polls where you can cast your votes for your favorite nominees in each of their respective categories. Voting will run until 11:59 p.m. on December 4.

Raise your hand and make your voice heard in honoring the top performers in Philippine entertainment.

Nominees for 9th RAWR Awards

Cub Awards

Beshie ng Taon

Raphael Landicho (Voltes V Legacy)

Ronwaldo Martin (FPJ’s Batang Quiapo)

Pepe Herrera (The Iron Heart)

Rabiya Mateo (Royal Blood)

Bianca de Vera (Unbreak My Heart)

Vivoree (Tara G)

Jennica Garcia (Dirty Linen)

Xyriel Manabat (Senior High)

Favorite Bida

Coco Martin ( FPJ’s Batang Quiapo)

Richard Gutierrez (The Iron Heart)

Dingdong Dantes (Royal Blood)

Jillian Ward (Abot Kamay Na Pangarap)

Kathryn Bernado (A Very Good Girl)

Janine Gutierrez (Dirty Linen)

Nadine Lustre (Deleter)

Barbie Forteza (Maria Clara at Ibarra)

Favorite Kontrabida

John Arcilla (Dirty Linen)

McCoy de Leon (FPJ’s Batang Quiapo)

Jake Cuenca (The Iron Heart)

Martin del Rosario (Voltes V Legacy)

Pinky Amador (Abot Kamay Na Pangarap)

Klea Pineda (AraBella)

Janella Salvador (Darna)

Daniela Stranner (Senior High)

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Rhian Ramos (Royal Blood)

David Licauco ((Maria Clara at Ibarra)

Jennica Garcia (Dirty Linen)

Herlene Budol (Magandang Dilag)

Maymay Entrata (Amakabogera)

Ysabel Ortega (Voltes V Legacy)

Ashley Ortega (Hearts On Ice)

Kazel Kinouchi (Abot Kamay Na Pangarap)

Jane Oineza (Nagaapoy Na Damdamin)

Favorite Newbie

Rex Baculfo (The Clash 2023)

VR Relosa (Vivamax)

Kulot (It’s Showtime)

Argus Aspiras (It’s Showtime)

Sam Coloso (Spingo)

Rob Gomez (Magandang Dilag)

Jeff Moses (Abot Kamay na Pangarap)

Atasha Muhlach (E.A.T)

Bet na Bet na Teleserye

FPJ’s Batang Quiapo

Royal Blood

Dirty Linen

Abot Kamay Na Pangarap

Voltes V Legacy

Pira-Pirasong Paraiso

The Iron Heart

Unbreak My Heart

Song of the Year

Uhaw by Dilaw

Tsada Mahugigma by Maymay Entrata

Gento by SB19

Babalik Sa’yo by Moira de la Torre

Raining in Manila by Lola Amour

Paraiso by Anji Salvacion

Bugambilya by Belle Mariano

Ere by Juan Karlos

Movie ng Taon

About Us But Not About Us

Deleter

A Very Good Girl

Here Comes the Groom

Iti Mapukpukaw

Cheating Game

Family Matters

Nananahimik Ang Gabi

Digital Series of the Year

Cattleya Killer (Prime Video)

K- Love (Viu)

Linlang (Prime Video)

Fractured (iWantTFC)

Drag You and Me (iWantTFC)

Drag Race Philippines Season 2

Teen Clash (iWantTFC)

The Rain in España (Viva One)

Lion Awards

Actor of the Year

John Arcilla (Dirty Linen)

Coco Martin (FPJ’s Batang Quiapo)

Dingdong Dantes (Royal Blood)

Martin del Rosario (Voltes V Legacy)

Arjo Atayde (Cattleya Killer)

David Licauco (Maging Sino Ka Man)

Tony Labrusca (Nag-aapoy na Damdamin)

Dennis Trillo (Maria Clara at Ibarra)

Actress of the Year

Janine Gutierrez (Dirty Linen)

Rhian Ramos (Royal Blood)

Nadine Lustre (Deleter)

Kathryn Bernardo (A Very Good Girl)

Heaven Peralejo (Nanahimik Ang Gabi)

Barbie Forteza (Maria Clara at Ibarra)

Andrea Brillantes (Senior High)

Kim Chiu (Linlang)

Pak na Pak na Comedian

Vice Ganda

Michael V

Chariz Solomon

Enchong Dee

Maris Racal

Christian Bables

Jose Manalo & Wally Bayola

Pokwang

Male News Personality

Atom Araullo

Jeff Canoy

Julius Babao

Emil Sumangil

Michael Delizo

Mikee Reyes

Anjo Pertierra

Migs Bustos

Female News Personality

Karen Davila

Kara David

Bernadette Sembrano

Vicky Morales

Mel Tiangco

Korina Sanchez

Pinky Webb

Jessica Soho

Love Team of the Year

KathNiel

ViceIon

SeVen (Sean Tristan and Raven Rigor)

DonBelle

YsaGuel

BarDa

KDLex

FranSeth

MarVen

LoiNie

KyDrea

ZaCham

RuCa

DongYan

JulieVer

Favorite Performer

SB19

BINI

Sarah Geronimo

Zack Tabudlo

Vice Ganda

Julie Anne San Jose

Moira de la Torre

Juan Karlos

Favorite TV Host

Vice Ganda (Everybody Sing)

Luis Manzano (I Can See Your Voice)

Isko Moreno (Eat Bulaga)

Dingdong Dantes (Family Feud)

Anne Curtis (It’s Showtime)

John Arcilla (Spingo)

Paolo Ballesteros (Drag Race Philippines)

TVJ (E.A.T)

Favorite DJ

Rico Panyero (Yes 101.1)

Papa Jackson (Energy 106.7)

Papa Obet (Barangay LS 97.1)

Papa Dudut (Barangay LS 97.1)

Iska Morena (iFM 93.9)

Raqi Terra (Love 90.7)

Kuya Chico (Energy 106.7)

Nicole Hiyala (Love 90.7)

DJ Gandang Kara (Energy FM 106.7)

Pride Awards

Radio Station of the Year

DZBB

DWPM Radyo 630

DZRH

Barangay LS 97.1

Energy FM

Love Radio 90.7

Yes Da Best 101.1

Wish 107.5

TV Station of the Year

GMA Network

GTV

A2Z

NET25

TV5

CNN Philippines

PTV

UNTV

Favorite Group

SB19

HORI7ON

BINI

ALAMAT

Lola Amour

DILAW

Ben & Ben

The Juans

VXON

1st.One

BGYO

G22

YesMyLove

Ver5us

Pluus

YGIG

YARA

Calista

MNL48

BLVCK FLOWERS

R Rules

Crazy As Pinoy

Fan Club of the Year

KathNiel

Bloom

Popsters

Kapuso Brigade

Aldenatics

Darrenatics

KimXi

FranSeth

JakBie

MAINEnatics

Little Ponies

KarJon

DongYan

A’TIN

Elijah Nation

ACEs

KarJack Nation

DonBelle Bubblies

KDLex Sweethearts

KoDrea

MAGILIW

Bullets

LIWANAG

Sunshines

ZaCham Cookies

KaoMiah Royals

JiMielle Blues

DreaMMers

Anchors

Pearls of Press Hit Play

BarDa

Nominees for  SILOG Awards 2023

Art Influencer of the Year

Karl Patacsil

Caldatelier

Tarantadong Kalbo

Lowcostedit

John Ed Vera

Eulah Araullo

André Manguba

Yokify

Content Creator of the Year

Niana Guerrero (nianaguerrero)

Roce Ordoñez (incorrectlyroce)

Evan Tan (itsevantan)

Spencer Serafica (spencer_serafica)

Andrea (andweaso)

Create

Arshie Larga

PGAG

Cosplayer of the Year

Sean Price

Prince de Guzman

Awie De Guzman

Nicola Ber Reyes

Cholo Tolentino

Owen Vilches

Myrtle Sarosa

Miu Cosplayer

Couples Influencer of the Year

Megan Young and Mikael Daez

JM De La Cerna and Marielle Montellano

Mika Salamanca and H2WO

Cong Velasquez and Viy Cortez

Toni Fowler and Vince Flores

OhMyV33nus and Wise

Mikee Reyes and CK De Leon

Zeinab Harake and Bobby Ray Parks Jr

Digital Influencer of the Year

Foreigngerms

Zeinab Harake

Matilda Airlines

Arshie Larga

Nurse Even

Small Laude

AC Soriano

Nobodydudy

Drag Influencer of the Year

Precious Paula Nicole

Miss Jade So

Pura Luka Vega

Eva Le Queen

Marina Summers

Captivating Katkat

Taylor Sheesh

Bernie Diday

Fashion/Beauty Influencer

Geraldine Rivera

Angel Dei Peralta

Crisha Uy

Marj Maroket

Ida Anduyan

Pau Pelaez

Ken Dayandayan

Maria Joycenyl

Food and Travel Vlogger of the Year

Boss Edlyn

Francis Candia

Ninong Ry

Abi Marquez

Gepoy Tuason

Hazel Cheffy

The Chiu Show

Eats a small world

Gaming Influencer of the Year

ChooxTV

OhMyV33nus

Angelo “Pheww” Arcangel7y2564t3

Dexie Diaz

Kristine Santamena

Biancake

Bulldog

Archer Perez

Health and Fitness Influencer of the Year

Doc Willie Ong

Brent Seniedo

Eric Tai

Kilimanguro

Alvin Francisco

Rendon Labador

Arshie Larga

Bianca Bustamante

Influencer Fam of the Year

Capinpin Brothers

The Guerrero Family

Alawi Family

Juicy Family

Team Payaman

The House of Collab

GeekTalkPH

Francisco Family

Beks Squad

Ong Fam

LGBTQIA Influencer of the Year

Vice Ganda

Angelina Mead King

Deanna Wong and Ivy Lacsina

Mela Habijan

Turing Quinto

Sarah Garcia

Roanne and Tina

Wear Sunscreen

Parenting Influencers

Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio

Dimples Romana

Nanay Isha

Jubi and Xian

Momshie Diaries

Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco

Candy Pangilinan

‘Omni and Bryce

Podcast of the Year

Queerfully Yours

KarJack Arrest

Sleeping Pill by Inka Magnaye

Megan and Mikael Podcast

Walang Kwentang Podcast

Atin Atin Lang by SB19

Creepsilog

The Koolpals

Streamer of the Year

Alodia Gosiengfiao

Lola Gaming

Dexie Diaz

Kuya Nic (KUYANICWXC)

taypengdump27

Daddylods

Jema Galanza

Pauleen Gaston

Vlogger of the Year (Long)

Ivana Alawi

Vice Ganda

Francine Diaz

Geo Ong

Cong TV

Kim Chiu

Heart Evangelista

Luis Manzano

Vlogger of the Year (Short)

Miss Deliciousness

Sassa Gurl

Christian Antolin

erickapineda09

nianaguerrero

Esnyr

Jezreel Ely

Ana Coting