Save the Date: TFC at the Movies ends the Year with the Adventure-Comedy “The Revenger Squad”


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What makes a hero super? Find out as the adventures of the newest defenders of the world unfold in The Revenger Squad, in theaters across the U.S. and Canada starting December 29, 2017.

TFC at the Movies ends the Year with the Adventure-Comedy

“The Revenger Squad”

DALY CITY, Calif. (Dec 21, 2017) Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach stars in her first major movie alongside the Philippines’ Phenomenal Box-Office Star, Vice Ganda, and Certified Box-Office King, Daniel Padilla, in the biggest Filipino superhero movie of 2017 – The Revenger Squad.

The Revenger Squad is about rags maker Emerson “Emy” Mariposque (Vice Ganda) who lives with his one and only brother, mischievous Chino Mariposque (Daniel Padilla). Despite his faulty memory, he tries his very best to protect Chino from all kinds of danger.

One day, Emy discovers that Chino is the rising superhero Rapiddo. In Emy’s desire to continue to protect his brother from the dangers of being a superhero, Emy activates his own superpowers to become Gandarra. Conflict begins when eccentric villainess – Kweenie (Pia Wurtzbach) enters their lives and reveals the truth that could break their family.

At the helm of this family comedy is director of blockbuster movies, Bb. Joyce Bernal, making this movie a gathering of four of the Philippines’ biggest entertainment icons. 

What makes a hero super? Is it because of their special abilities and superpowers? Or is it the innate ability of the hero to love? Will love, laughter, and joy save the day from the forces of evil? Find out and witness the adventures of the newest defenders of the world in this action-adventure-comedy for the whole family.

The Revengers Squad starts screening in theaters across the U.S. and Canada starting December 29.

Go to www.tfc-usa.com/revengersquad/ and www.tfc-ca.com/revengersquad/ for more information and to find a theater near you, or visit TFC US  or TFC Canada  on Facebook. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and @KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

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PRESS RELEASE: TFC Europe is Media Partner for Filipina Women Network’s 15th Filipina Global Summit 2018 in London

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TFC Europe is Media Partner for Filipina Women Network’s 15th Filipina Global Summit 2018 in London

LONDON, U.K., December 18, 2017 – After a very successful holding of its 14th Filipina Global Summit in Toronto, Canada last October where it also recognized the 2017 batch of 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global FWN100™ ’17), the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) held its 2018 FWN Global Summit Launch recently at Romulo Café in Kensington High Street, London. FWN is a non-profit international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power of Filipina women as leaders and policy makers in all sectors in society to achieve economic and social justice and women’s rights.

ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. Managing Director (Acting) Luis Bariuan has confirmed that TFC will be a media partner for the prestigious event which will be held on October 17-21, 2018 (https://www.filipinasummit.org/ )

Romulo Café in London was the perfect setting for the Filipina Global Summit 2018 launch. It is owned by FWN’s 2017 Face of Global Pinay Power and Global FWN100™ ’17 Rowena Romulo, a former banker who named the restaurant in honor of her grandfather, the late Filipino statesman and diplomat, Carlos P. Romulo. Romulo Café was recently included in the 2018 Tatler Restaurant Guide, the A-list of top restaurants in London and entire U.K.

The event was attended by respected government officials, community leaders and FWN’s executive officers.

(LEFT) ABS-CBN Europe Ltd Managing Director (Ltd) Luis Bariuan and Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) CEO & Founder Marily Mondejar at the 2018 FWN Filipina Summit Launch & Press Conference at the Café Romulo; (RIGHT) Marily Mondejar and FWN’s 2017 Face of Global Pinay Power and Global FWN100™ ’17 Rowena Romulo, owner of the award-winning Romulo Café which was included in the prestigious 2018 Tatler Restaurant Guide for Best Restaurants in London and in the U.K.

L to R: UK Councillor (only elected Filipino in the United Kingdom), Global FWN100™ ’17 and 2018 London FWN Summit Steering Committee Vice Chair Cynthia Barker, Global FWN100™ ’15, FWN Board Member and 2018 London FWN Summit Steering Committee Chair Leonor S. Vintervoll from Norway, FWN’s 2017 Face of Global Pinay Power and Global FWN100™ ’17 Rowena Romulo and Romulo Café owner Rowena Romulo and FWN CEO & Founder Marily Mondejar.

L to R: ABS CBN Europe Marketing Director Luis Bariuan, Adelina Duenas of Bicol United, ABS CBN Europe Ltd, News Bureau Chief EU & ME Danny Buenafe and FWN Board Member, Chair, 2018 FWN Summit Steering Committee Leonor Vintervoll (Norway).

L to R: UK Councillor Cynthia Barker, Broadcast Journalist for ABS CBN UK Rose Eclarinal, World English Editor for Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Press Danica Salazar PhD, Atty. Crystal Dias of Dias Solicitors and Filipino Women’s Association (UK) Trustee Raquel Scrivens.

L to R:, Carol Panday of Simply C, PR & Events, Edwin della Cruz of ENFiD, 2018 FWN Summit Steering Committee Leonor Chair Leonor Vintervoll, Immigration Adviser Gene Alcantara of AlcanMobile, Philippines Labor Attaché Rey Conferido, ENFID Chair Christian Estrada, ABS CBN Europe Ltd. Managing Director (Acting) Luis Bariuan.

Marta Burgaya and Laurianne Jouenne of London Hilton Metropole

L to R (standing): Melanie Della Cruz, Lyka Galicia, Kesha Mosqueda, Steven Lagdat, Carmen Pirlogeanu, Rea Mae Taligatos; L to R (seated): Romulo Café Manager Trinidad French and Romulo Café Supervisor Mirela Ghidu.

 

PRESS RELEASE: TFC Europe is Media Partner for Filipina Women Network’s 15th Filipina Global Summit 2018 in London

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TFC Europe is Media Partner for Filipina Women Network’s
15th Filipina Global Summit 2018 in London

LONDON, U.K., December 18, 2017 – After a very successful holding of its 14th Filipina Global Summit in Toronto, Canada last October where it also recognized the 2017 batch of 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World (Global FWN100™ ’17), the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) held its 2018 FWN Global Summit Launch recently at Romulo Café in Kensington High Street, London. FWN is a non-profit international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power of Filipina women as leaders and policy makers in all sectors in society to achieve economic and social justice and women’s rights.

ABS-CBN Europe Ltd. Managing Director (Acting) Luis Bariuan has confirmed that TFC will be a media partner for the prestigious event which will be held on October 17-21, 2018 (https://www.filipinasummit.org/ )

Romulo Café in London was the perfect setting for the Filipina Global Summit 2018 launch. It is owned by FWN’s 2017 Face of Global Pinay Power and Global FWN100™ ’17 Rowena Romulo, a former banker who named the restaurant in honor of her grandfather, the late Filipino statesman and diplomat, Carlos P. Romulo. Romulo Café was recently included in the 2018 Tatler Restaurant Guide, the A-list of top restaurants in London and entire U.K.

The event was attended by respected government officials, community leaders and FWN’s executive officers.

(LEFT) ABS-CBN Europe Ltd Managing Director (Ltd) Luis Bariuan and Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) CEO & Founder Marily Mondejar at the 2018 FWN Filipina Summit Launch & Press Conference at the Café Romulo; (RIGHT) Marily Mondejar and FWN’s 2017 Face of Global Pinay Power and Global FWN100™ ’17 Rowena Romulo, owner of the award-winning Romulo Café which was included in the prestigious 2018 Tatler Restaurant Guide for Best Restaurants in London and in the U.K.

L to R: UK Councillor (only elected Filipino in the United Kingdom), Global FWN100™ ’17 and 2018 London FWN Summit Steering Committee Vice Chair Cynthia Barker, Global FWN100™ ’15, FWN Board Member and 2018 London FWN Summit Steering Committee Chair Leonor S. Vintervoll from Norway, FWN’s 2017 Face of Global Pinay Power and Global FWN100™ ’17 Rowena Romulo and Romulo Café owner Rowena Romulo and FWN CEO & Founder Marily Mondejar.

L to R: ABS CBN Europe Marketing Director Luis Bariuan, Adelina Duenas of Bicol United, ABS CBN Europe Ltd, News Bureau Chief EU & ME Danny Buenafe and FWN Board Member, Chair, 2018 FWN Summit Steering Committee Leonor Vintervoll (Norway).

L to R: UK Councillor Cynthia Barker, Broadcast Journalist for ABS CBN UK Rose Eclarinal, World English Editor for Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Press Danica Salazar PhD, Atty. Crystal Dias of Dias Solicitors and Filipino Women’s Association (UK) Trustee Raquel Scrivens.

L to R:, Carol Panday of Simply C, PR & Events, Edwin della Cruz of ENFiD, 2018 FWN Summit Steering Committee Leonor Chair Leonor Vintervoll, Immigration Adviser Gene Alcantara of AlcanMobile, Philippines Labor Attaché Rey Conferido, ENFID Chair Christian Estrada, ABS CBN Europe Ltd. Managing Director (Acting) Luis Bariuan.

Marta Burgaya and Laurianne Jouenne of London Hilton Metropole

L to R (standing): Melanie Della Cruz, Lyka Galicia, Kesha Mosqueda, Steven Lagdat, Carmen Pirlogeanu, Rea Mae Taligatos; L to R (seated): Romulo Café Manager Trinidad French and Romulo Café Supervisor Mirela Ghidu.

PRESS RELEASE: ABS-CBN Anti-Piracy and Content Security Head Warns Filipino TV and Film Fans on Malware Sites; Thingverse.com, Storia.me, Crowdrise.com among those cited as malicious sites showing ABS-CBN content

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ABS-CBN Anti-Piracy and Content Security Head Warns
Filipino TV and Film Fans on Malware Sites

Thingverse.com, Storia.me, Crowdrise.com among those
cited as malicious sites showing ABS-CBN content

DALY CITY, CA, November 30, 2017 – “Two in five U.S. consumers have fallen victim to an online phishing attack,” according to a 2017 Cyber Monday Phishing Survey conducted by DomainTools, a Seattle-based company that helps security analysts turn security data into threat intelligence to prevent cyberattacks.

And to make things worse, as USA Today reported from DomainTools studies, there will be many more victims even if 91% of consumers are aware that online crooks will create spoofed websites or send phishing emails that impersonate trusted, big-name retailers or brands.

As holiday online buying activities continue to break records, ABS-CBN International issued a warning to anyone interested in Filipino news and entertainment content that its anti-piracy efforts are finding more malware and phishing sites showing up on Google.

“To be clear, websites that appear to offer ABS-CBN TV shows and movies for free on the web other than authorized sites like TFC.tv outside of the Philippines are sites that are really attempting to grab user private information such as passwords, banking information, home address and the like,” said ABS-CBN AVP, General Counsel & Head of Global Anti-Piracy and Content Security Elisha Lawrence.

Lawrence specifically cited several malicious websites like Thingverse.com, a malware spam site which advertises the most current ABS-CBN TV episodes on Google to lure people to click on the site, and Storia.me and Crowdrise.com which advertise the daily ABS-CBN TV episodes but in fact are phishing sites created to grab user information.

Lawrence reminded the public to stay away from all sites advertising complete episodes of ABS-CBN TV shows and full features films online other than authorized sites like TFC.tv, ABS-CBN’s official accounts on video-sharing websites or social media or reputable subscription video-on-demand services.

“TFC.tv is your online source of currently airing ABS-CBN and TFC shows and Filipino movies and it’s a very expansive hub of Filipino news and entertainment content and other exclusives,” Lawrence said.  “Be wary of other sites offering the content for free.  Don’t pay the high price of losing your key private personal information to online criminals over a malicious free offer that seems too good to be true.  Remain vigilant to avoid identity theft or financial loss.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12 Days of Christmas bring the Filipino touch to homes around the world through Christmas carols


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12 Days of Christmas bring the Filipino touch to homes around the world through Christmas carols
TFC, in partnership with Remitly, presents “Namamasko Po!” (We Wish You a Merry Christmas), the first-ever digital caroling experience around the world!

World-class Kapamilya artists (L-R) Nyoy Volante, Erik Santos, Jona, Yeng Constantino, Klarisse, Jed Madela, and Jason Dy will serenade Kapamilya in the U.S. and Canada, the U.K., Australia, and Manila with Christmas songs.

DALY CITY, Nov 29, 2017 TFC, the world’s largest and leading Filipino news and entertainment brand, and Remitly, the easy, fast, and affordable way to send money to the Philippines from a computer or mobile device, have partnered to bring Filipinos all over the world the first-ever digital Christmas caroling experience, Namamasko Po! The Kapamilya Christmas Carols. The project will bring the Filipino Christmas spirit to Kapamilyas around the world.

“I came to realize that in countries like the U.S., you get more trick-or-treaters than you get Christmas carolers,” said Head of Global Events Ricky Resurreccion, a migrant who has lived away from the Philippines for many years. He adds: Mas maraming nananakot, kaysa sa nangangarolling.” (There are more people trying to scare you, than those bringing good cheer through caroling). Anecdotal to some but true for most, there is a sentimental longing for celebrating Christmas the way it is done in the homeland, especially given that the Philippines is famous for having the world’s longest Christmas season.

“Namamasko Po!” is a digital concert series that brings the viewer 12 days of happy, hopeful, and comforting sounds of a true “Paskong Pinoy” (Filipino Christmas) to celebrate the holiday the Filipino way while they’re thousands of miles away from home. Various Kapamilya artists like Erik Santos, Jed Madela, Jona, Jason Dy, Klarisse, Nyoy Volante, Yeng Constantino, and more will brighten the holidays for Filipinos in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and the Philippines.

Remitly Senior Marketing Manager Katrina Tioseco shares that many Remitly customers who moved away from the Philippines claim that “Iba pa rin ang Pasko sa Pinas,” (Christmas in the Philippines is incomparable). This project seeks to bring the Filipino Christmas spirit to them that they have missed so much.

Tioseco explains that “Namamasko Po!” hopes to fill in that gap.  By supporting the creation of the first-ever digital Christmas caroling experience, we hope to spread more of the holiday cheer and deliver some of that uniquely Pinoy Christmas spirit wherever they are in the world.

Launching December 1, “Namamasko Po!” will feature a Kapamilya artist each day for twelve days to sing and greet viewers live, with pre-selected Christmas songs. Recording live from Manila, the broadcast will be available to viewers on TFC Online in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia at their respective time zones and on Facebook Live on the Kapamilya TFC Facebook account

TFC and Remitly are excited to have the project spread Pinoy holiday cheer. Resurreccion points out how technology can really be an enabler, especially this season.  He said, It’s cool that technology has come a long way where something as personal and real-time like Christmas caroling can be experienced in a unique but familiar way. It is truly going to be a wonderful treat for global Filipinos.”

Tioseco notes how “Namamasko Po!” can inspire the community to come together: This is a truly innovative collaboration with TFC, where we see both teams pushing boundaries in terms of delivering engaging, celebrity-packed content that’s designed to reach as many overseas Filipinos as possible, online. We hope they enjoy the songs and Christmas carols by their favorite artists, and invite them to join the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who enjoy great exchange rates when they send money home with Remitly.

True to the season of giving and sharing, “Namamasko Po!” is free.  Spread the word and share the Christmas spirit. “Namamasko Po! The Kapamilya Christmas Carols” can be seen from December 1-12 on TFC.tv/NamamaskoPo and on Facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC. All subscriber levels of TFC.tv will have access to view the live broadcast as well.

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Media Contact:
Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion
With Additional Text by:
Marianne Ferrer-De Vera
ABS-CBN Global Corporate Affairs and PR
632 415 2272
global_corporate_affairs@abs-cbn.com

San Pedro Pastoral Region Leads Simbang Gabi

November 15, 2017

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San Pedro Pastoral Region Leads Simbang Gabi on Dec. 15

Los Angeles, CA. – On December 15, 2017, the Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will hold its Simbang Gabi liturgy at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels at 6:30 PM. The main celebrant is the Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles. This year’s theme is: “Jesus, Light for our Shepherds, with Mary, Lead Us  All to Holiness.” (Hesus, Tanglaw Para sa Aming Mga Pastol, Kasama ni Maria, Akayin Mo Kaming Lahat Sa Kabanalan). The theme reflects renewal of our relationship with Christ, making an effort for all of us to be light of the world. As shepherd of Christ, we ask our Blessed Mother to help us become closer to God. Ray Factoran, a parishioner from St. Linus Parish explained, ” Our committee met and brainstormed about this year’s theme of Simbang Gabi.  Everyone was thoughtful and all reflected on what would be best to express worship on the first evening of the nine-day novena dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In many parts of the world, Simbang Gabi has been  a tradition that propagates the Filipino  spirituality  on Advent , a unique spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus.  Traditionally, Christmas  in the Philippines is ushered by the Novena of Masses which  begins on December 16th and culminates on Dec. 24th , with the much anticipated Midnight Mass which is immediately followed with ,” Noche Buena”, the Family Christmas feast.  Georgina Uy, Coordinator of Filipino Ministry in San Pedro Pastoral Region and Chairperson of this year”s   Simbang Gabi at the Cathedral  expressed enthusiastically that this year’s celebration will be one that would be meaningful to all since  its intent is to evangelize through our cultural tradition. “Sharing this tradition with the young is wonderful for it helps them understand the true meaning of Philippine Christmas.  We want them to experience the spirituality and holiness of this event especially at this Advent Season.” she added.

Simbang Gabi traces its roots in Mexico. As the early Spanish settlers and missionaries traveled to the New World across the Pacific, they brought with them the religious practices of “Aguinaldo Masses”. The faithful made every effort for nine days to attend Mass in the early morning as preparation to receive from God the greatest gift or “aguinaldo” of Christmas: “Jesus, the Savior of the World.”  The tradition is also an expression of the deep devotion of the Filipinos to Mary, Mother of God.  The people join and accompany her, as she awaits the birth of her son. Masses on those nine days are celebrated as solemn votive Masses in her honor.

Fr. Albert Avenido, moderator of the Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Leadership Council, and parish leaders from San Pedro Pastoral Region, headed by Georgina Uy from St. Bernard Parish in Bellflower, will lead this year’s celebration at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

As part of Simbang Gabi tradition in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Parols of different parishes celebrating Simbang Gabi will be processed at the pre-liturgy and it will be blessed by Archbishop Gomez before they are sent to parishes to officially begin Simbang Gabi in the entire Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The procession also includes Parols of Filipino religious organizations, civic and professional organizations and government offices.  Music will be provided by an inter-parish choir to be conducted by Robert Shroder.

The Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles invites everyone; all families and organizations to join in the Archdiocesan Simbang Gabi. For more information, please contact Gina Uy, Coordinator of San Pedro Region Simbang Gabi at: (562) 480-6058
E-mail: Georgina.uy@gmail.com or visit us at https://w.w.w.facebook.com/filipinoministry.losangeles