The Filipino Videoke Culture

Our love affair for Videoke or Karaoke goes back many generations. It’s a love/hate, really. There is almost not a day that a contact will not rant about a neighbor’s speaker blasting on their videoke session on Facebook. The love affair of Filipinos with music may have a lot to do with our being musically-inclined. It has become our way of life that whether or not we have trained voices, we feel that we have the liberty to just belt out as we wish. It’s a free country, really. But we also need to be considerate. (more…)

HOOQ Shines Spotlight on the Best of Filipino Cinema at the 42nd MMFF Awards Night

mmff gabi ng parangal

HOOQ, Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, furthers its commitment in uplifting the quality of Filipino movies as it remained the exclusive presenter of the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival and its New Wave category.

“In a year marked by big changes in the MMFF, we are proud to say that our full support for the premiere movie festival in the country has remained the same,” said Jane Cruz-Walker, HOOQ Philippines Country Manager.  “We welcome another year of partnership with the Metro Manila Film Festival, and we are proud to be part of the festival as it takes brave new steps in focusing on quality films, fresh casting choices and new approaches to filmmaking.” (more…)

Experience a Compelling Musical this Christmas

Join us in celebrating Christmas with a different kind of musical. This is theater that challenges, questions and provides hope in this life and beyond.

fire of hope musical

In 1986, a group of Christians passionate about theater saw the impact it can make to an audience by inspiring change and transforming lives through the power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Today, 30 years later, Chancel Repertory Theatre continues to share the Good News through theater arts one production at a time. On its 30th anniversary, Chancel Rep presents a dramatic Christmas musical, “FIRE OF HOPE”, written by Doug Holck with script adaptation and direction by the esteemed Jaime Del Mundo. (more…)

SM Stages the Biggest Pokemon Lure Weekend Party

The Philippines biggest mall network, SM Supermalls takes the Pokemon Go craze to new heights as it staged the biggest nationwide Lure Party all weekend, from Friday to Sunday, August 12-14.


Devant Presents “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” Special Block Screening

It was indeed a clash for supremacy between two of the world’s greatest super heroes, a monumental collision to gain the trust and confidence of the people of the world as to who will be their ultimate savior.

But the night belonged to guests of Devant, makers of the most technologically advanced and smart TVs in the country today, for the special block screening of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” last Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the posh Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5 in Makati City.

Devant’s corporate partners, bloggers and other VIPs all showed up in an exciting evening to be among the first to watch the thrilling and most anticipated movie event of the year, where Batman and Superman clash in an epic collision for supremacy and power. And that’s not all as premium loot bags and exciting raffles prizes were given away by Devant for lucky moviegoers prior to the screening, much to their delight.

Grand Prize Winner Ms. Joan Velasco of Robinsons Appliance     of a 24inch Devant LED TV (1)

Grand Prize Winner Ms. Joan Velasco of Robinsons Appliance of a 24inch Devant LED TV 


HOOQ Turns 1! #HappyBirthdayHOOQ

HOOQ is celebrating its first birthday in the Philippines this March. HOOQ,  Asia’s first and largest premium video streaming service, is proud to be the number one paid video OTT service in the Philippines with over 100,000 paying subscribers. Recently, HOOQ was  named Best Mobile App in the Media, Film, TV or Video category at the GSMA’s Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards 2016 in Barcelona. The start-up venture of Singtel, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television launched first in the Philippines, before its expansion to Thailand and India.


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HOOQ has over 35,000 hours of Hollywood, regional and Filipino movies and TV shows made available to every Filipino through any smart device, HOOQ has become an integral part of the Pinoy tech and entertainment driven lifestyle. (more…)

HOOQ named best mobile app in GLOMO Awards in Barcelona

HOOQ, Asia’s largest video-on-demand service has just been named Best Mobile App in the Media, Film, TV or Video category at the Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards 2016 in Barcelona.

HOOQ customers have been indulging in a diverse and expansive selection of over 35,000 hours of movies and TV series with hot favorites and award-winning series such as Gotham, The Flash, Mad Men, Ash vs Evil Dead, Nashville and awesome blockbusters, Spider-Man, Kill Bill and Harry Potter.

HOOQ Glomo Awards


Celebrities Join Team iFlix

iFlix welcomes Iza Calzado, Jasmin Curtis-Smith, Ruffa Gutierrez, Raymond Gutierrez, Richard Gutierrez, JM Rodriguez and Karylle Yuzon as shareholders and partners in the business. The announcement follows a succession of landmark collaborations with PLDT, Smart Communications and Samsung Philippines.

iFlix co-founder and CEO Mark Britt shared, “It is a tremendous honor to have exceptional celebrities of such caliber join us as shareholders. Now, along with our advisory board of Hollywood’s most elite executives, we have unquestionably one of the most formidable profiles and strongest networks in the entertainment industry both in the Philippines and internationally.”

Award-winning singer and actress Karylle said this of being part of the iFlix family: “I am so proud to be a part of the iFlix family. They are doing an incredible job changing the way people are entertained throughout the Philippines, Asia and soon, the world.”

iFlix is now available in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, iFlix will continue to roll out its world class service to additional key Southeast Asian markets in coming months. With over 750,000 subscribers five months since it was launched, iFlix offers consumers the largest library of top Asian regional and local TV shows and movies available in the region. Each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including mobiles, tablets, computers and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever. It is affordable at only P129 per month for unlimited access in the Philippines.

New subscribers are offered a complimentary 30-day trial with full access to iFlix’s world-class features, service and content with no credit card or payment details required. Head on over to www.iflix.com for more details.

Catch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at Astroplus, Astrovision, Odyssey and O’Music & Video Outlets

The blockbuster second film of The Hunger Games franchise that took the world by storm ignites once again when The Hunger Games: Catching Fire arrives on Blu-ray, Limited Edition 2 Disc DVD, and 2-Movie Set DVD on Saturday, March 15th distributed exclusively by C-Interactive Digital Entertainment. Academy Award® winning Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence (2012’s Silver Linings Playbook) headlines the all-star cast in this action-adventure which became the 1 movie of 2013 and grossed over $850 million worldwide to date.

The second installment of the worldwide phenomenon is packed with over two hours of extensive, must-see bonus materials that include a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, “Surviving the Game: Making Catching Fire,” deleted scenes and an audio commentary with director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson.

Hunger Games

The Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of Php1,395.00 while the Limited Edition 2 Disc DVD will be available at a suggested retail price of Php795.00 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games 2-Movie Set DVD at a suggested retail price of Php995.00.