PRESS RELEASE: On its 5th year, Filipino loveteam LizQuen continues to soar

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On its 5th year, Filipino loveteam LizQuen continues to soar

HAPPY 5th! ABS-CBN TFC love team Lizquen’s (Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano) celebrate their perfect moments on their 5th anniversary as an onscreen, and now officially off-screen, couple. (Samsung Philippines Facebook)

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, July 23, 2018 – The year 2018 has been marked with key milestones both in the professional and personal lives of ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel (TFC) stars Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, known globally together as the loveteam, LizQuen.


Last January, the pair went on a holiday to Europe, visiting London, Paris and Madrid, among other major cities.  Enrique has introduced Liza to his family in Spain who welcomed her with open arms.

In March, not only did the pair celebrate their 5th anniversary as an on-screen couple; they also officially confirmed what millions of LizQuen fans already fantasized: that they are “exclusively” dating in real life.  This was met with loud cheers and applause at the press conference that month for their ABS-CBN fantaserye, “Bagani”.

And speaking of “Bagani”, LizQuen continues to ride high as a loveteam with this daily series which has registered consistently high ratings.  The July 19 national ratings from Kantar Media Philippines showed “Bagani” ranking third with ratings of 27.6% — only ABS-CBN’s phenomenal “FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano” and flagship news program, “TV Patrol”, ranked higher.

This even though “Bagani” is not in the comfort zone genre of LizQuen which is the rom-com.  “Bagani” is a stunt-laced, action-packed fantasy drama inspired by Filipino pre-colonial mythology.  It has warriors, hunters and tribes in a war between the defenders of the land called Sansinukob under the benevolent god Apo and the monsters that the evil god Sarimaw has unleashed to conquer the land and its people.  It is a visual delight with the swordfights, intrigues, sacrifice, manipulation, and yes, romance between the LizQuen’s characters, Lakas (which means “strength” in Filipino) and Ganda (which means “beauty”).

From their beginnings in the now classic rom-com series, “Forevermore”, to their huge international box-office hit, “My Ex and Whys”, to their current hit, “Bagani”, the journey of LizQuen has been one memorable and beautiful moment after another.

Cheers and here’s to more years with this beloved international Filipino loveteam!



TFC and ABS-CBN Foundation International Invite All to the TFC Unity Cup and Gala 2018 for Bantay Bata

TFC and ABS-CBN Foundation International Invite All to the TFC Unity Cup and Gala 2018 for Bantay Bata

Take part in two great TFC events and help raise funds for the Bantay Bata (Child Watch) program of ABS-CBN Foundation International.

On July 30, 2018, play in the TFC Unity Cup 2018 golf tournament.

On August 4, 2018, dine and dance at Gala Night with Philippine Concert King and TFC’s First Goodwill Ambassador Martin Nievera.



Date: July 30, 2018
Time: Registration at 9:00am | Shotgun at 11:30am
Place: Green Hills Country Club | Millbrae, CA
Format: 2-man Scramble
Limited to 110 golfers
Donation of $200 includes green fee, cart, lunch, dinner, goodie bag and a chance to win raffle prizes worth thousands
Tickets: Call 650-839-3860 or 650-995-1915


Date: August 4, 2018
Time: Dinner starts at 5:30pm | Show at 7:00pm | Ballroom Dancing at 9:00pm
Place: South SF Conference Center
Donation of $200 includes great entertainment with Philippines’ Concert King – Martin Nievera, buffet dinner, ballroom dancing and a chance to win raffle prizes worth thousands
Tickets: Call 650-839-3860 or 650-995-1915

**Donation of $2,500 includes 2 tickets for TFC Unity Cup 2018 and a table for 10 at Gala Night.**

For more information, visit



CINEMATOGRAFO NEWS: Outfest Los Angeles Kicks Off on July 12; Filipino American Entry and Cinematografo Original “Bitter Melon” to Screen on July 13


Outfest Los Angeles Kicks Off on July 12; Filipino American Entry and Cinematografo Original “Bitter Melon” to Screen on July 13

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 11, 2018Outfest Los Angeles — the oldest film festival in Los Angeles and considered the preeminent LGBTQ film festival in the world – kicks off on July 12 a full 11 days of not to be missed world-class films, panels and parties.  One of the more than 150 feature and short films to be shown to an audience of more than 40,000 people is Bitter Melon, a film project chosen last year for funding and support under Cinematografo Originals.

Bitter Melon is the third feature film that filmmaker H.P. Mendoza directed (Fruit Fly, I Am a Ghost). The film had its world premiere at the CAAMFest in San Francisco last May. Dennis Harvey of Variety has described it as “invigorating” and Mendoza’s “best directorial feature to date.”  KGO Radio praised it as “a rare and wonderful movie.”  Tim Sika of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle hailed it as “an indie masterpiece.”

Variety’s Dennis Harvey captured the brilliance of Mendoza and Bitter Melon: “Domestic violence and black comedy don’t seem a natural match, but to an impressive degree “Bitter Melon” pulls off their shotgun marriage,” he wrote.  He added that “the film has juggled a lot of tonal, plot and character elements with aplomb — Mendoza’s screenplay achieving a kind of high-fiber, low-fat emotional shorthand furthered by energetic input from Juli Lopez’s widescreen lensing and Sylvia Fernandez’s editing.”

Bitter Melon will be shown on July 13 at Harmony Gold Theater, a landmark, historic state-of-the-art screening and event facility on West Sunset Boulevard at 7pm. For more info and to buy tickets, visit