Miss Universe-Philippines 2016 finalist Maxine Medina struts her way to acting as she makes her teleserye debut and joins the cast of Kapamilya series Hanggang Saan.
After Paco’s (Arjo Atayde) heartbreaking split with Anna (Sue Ramirez), he will not face his plight of saving Sonya (Sylvia Sanchez) alone as he reunites with his ex-girlfriend Georgette (Maxine), a fellow lawyer he met in law school.
Together, they will prove that Sonya was not the one who killed Mr. Lamoste (Eric Quizon) and will look into possible evidence that may help prove Sonya’s innocence. However, Jacob (Ariel Riveral) has some tricks up his sleeves and plans to use Georgette to know all the vital information that will make Sonya lose her case.
Hanggang Saan airs after Asintado on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).
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Boy Abunda’s book It’s Like This: 100+ Abundable Thoughts that will make you think and rethink what you’ve always thought about your life” topped National Book Store’s bestsellers list for nonfiction, Philippine publication category for the month of October 2017.
The latest book of Tonight With Boy Abunda host, formally launched by ABS-CBN Publishing at Shangri-La Plaza in September last year, is a good source of inspiration for readers as it contains life lessons, quotes, and selected essays that he wrote for his “Direct Line” column in another daily.
It covers his humble beginnings in Borongan, Eastern Samar; his unparalleled love for Nanay Lising; his personal challenges; his journey as a television host, inspirational speaker, and talent manager, among others.
Get to know more about Philippine television’s King of Talk and be inspired by his nuggets of wisdom in his bestselling manual, It’s Like This, available in National Book Store and Powerbooks for only P275.
Which animal signs are luckiest this year?
Feng shui and Chinese astrology expect Master Hanz Cua revealed in his new book (ABS-CBN Publishing) entitled Chinese Astrology 2018 that this year, the Year of the Earth Dog, will be full of energy and everyone will be at their most active pace.
“Based on Chinese zodiac, this year is full of action. There is good and overflowing lively energy brought to us by the New Year, which in turn will make us always on the go,” said Master Hanz, who shares daily horoscope in Umagang Kay Ganda.
The astrology master feels positive for 2018 and believes that it will be an action-packed year. However, he stressed that because of this anticipated action, people may experience stress, tiredness and pressure, and he encouraged readers to face this challenge head on.
The expert also revealed that based on Chinese zodiac, those born in the Year of the Horse, Tiger, Rabbit, and Snake are among the luckiest for 2018. His book consequently includes suggestions on how to counter bad luck for those whose year is expected to be inauspicious.
His book, “Chinese Astrology 2018,” uncovers Master Hanz’s forecast for the whole year as well as his monthly prediction about career, money, love and relationships based on the Chinese zodiac 12 animal signs. He also included details on lucky colors and charms and suggested ways to maximize everyone’s potential and achieve this year’s vitality to the fullest.
Aside from Master Hanz’s new astrology manual, readers may also refer to his Feng Shui 101 book, also published by ABS-CBN Publishing, for ways to use direction, measurement, and colors to invite positive chi or energy this new year. It includes practical tips to bring luck in homes, offices, or business, plus ways to avoid bad vibes.
He studied feng shui disciplines in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and in other parts of the world. Aside from being an author and host, he also gives trainings and seminars on tarot card reading, palm and face reading, space cleaning, meditation classes, and many more. He received the “Seal of Excellence Award” for his feng shui skills in 2016.
The “Chinese Astrology 2018” and “Feng Shui 101” by Master Hanz Cua are now available in leading book stores and newsstands nationwide for only P285 each.
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ABS-CBN’s Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo”(BMPM) will continue going around the Philippines for its intensified campaign to promote responsible use of technology and social media, and to educate people on how to analyze information received on the radio, TV, newspaper, and the Internet.
In 2017, BMPM was able to go to not less than 29 locations in the country, including the hard- to-reach provinces of Batanes and Tawi-Tawi, to conduct workshops in citizen journalism and media literacy.
According to BMPM head Rowena “Weng” Paraan, it’s important that the public is properly equipped with the appropriate knowledge about the true goal and proper use of the media. Hence, from teaching citizen journalism for the past 10 years, BMPM has also started its media literacy campaign to fight the spread of fake news.
The media literacy campaign was formally launched in October 2017 through a news literacy workshop held in ABS-CBN that was attended by more than a hundred teachers from Quezon City who teach journalism and media information literacy classes, a required high school subject.
“We partnered with different agencies and organizations like the Department of Education to teach our countrymen the process of delivering news, and the proper consumption and sharing of information through the use of social media,” Weng shared.
She further explained that BMPM’s advocacy has increased with 1.9 million members or Bayan Patrollers in the country, including 1 million on Facebook.
“In BMPM, we believe that ordinary people have the capacity and the right to make a difference, not just in reporting news on anomalies and community issues, but also in creating concrete change,” she said.
Aside from teaching students to take better pictures and videos using their cellphones in reporting news in their community, and how to detect fake news, BMPM also gave a platform to the youth’s advocacies in each location.
In Batanes, the lack of school books was discussed. In Boracay, they also tackled the fight of the indigenous tribe of the Ati to reclaim their ancestral domain. In Samar, LGBT students were given support when their transgender comfort rooms were hailed.
Among the places visited by BMPM last 2017 was Abra, Antipolo, Apayao, Baguio, Batangas, Calasiao, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Ifugao, Isabela, Malolos, Mindoro, Naga, Novaliches, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Quirino, Sorsogon, Tarlac, and Tuguegarao in Luzon. In Visayas they were able to go to Antique, Bohol, Cebu, Iloilo, and Tacloban, as well as Davao and Zamboanga in Mindanao.