Entertainment News (02/23/21)

ABS-CBN’ expands online with MOR Entertainment

ABS-CBN’s newly launched MOR Entertainment brings together the network’s talents from different regions of the Philippines on multiple digital platforms. Leading the pack of MOR Entertainment’s offerings is the daily talk show Good Time ‘To! (airing Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m.) hosted by Ateng Jeri B and Bong Bastic from Luzon, Macky Kho from Visayas, and Mary Jay from Mindanao. Dear MOR airs live on Facebook and kumu from Mondays to Thursdays at noon, with highlights posted on MOR’s YouTube channel. A podcast version of the episodes will be uploaded every Friday on the Dear MOR: The Podcast which is currently listed in the Top Podcasts chart of Spotify Philippines. Other weekday offerings showing live on MOR Entertainment’s Facebook and kumu is Kokoy’s one-man comedy show kumuKokoy at 10 a.m.; Macky Kho’s hangout/talent showcase program MORkadahan at 2 p.m.; and Daddy Sarge’s alter-ego Medem’s take on public and private issues Lagot Ka Kay Medem! at 4 p.m.; Onse’s feel-good program 143 For Life at 5 p.m.; music showcase MOR Playlist at 7 p.m.; and finally, Chico’s interactive romance-themed advice show SLR at 9 p.m. Subscribe to MOR Entertainment’s YouTube channel, follow @MORe on Kumu, and like MORe Manila, MORe Luzon, MORe Visayas, and MORe Mindanao on Facebook. For updates, follow ABS-CBN PR on Facebook (www.facebook.com/abscbnpr), Twitter, and Instagram (@abscbnpr), or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Superman & Lois premieres on Feb. 24

IN THE brand-new DC series Superman & Lois, The Man of Steel and comic books’ most famous journalist return to Smallville to face one of their greatest challenges ever — raising two boys as working parents. The series premieres the same day as the US on Feb. 24, 9 p.m., on Warner TV. New episodes will air every Wednesday at 9:50 p.m. on Warner TV. A half-hour special, Superman & Lois: Legacy of Hope, introducing the series will air right after the pilot episode at 10:15 p.m. on Feb. 24. In the new show, Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch), after years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever — dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents. Complicating the already daunting job, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alexander Garfin) could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older.

Netflix’ Winx Saga renewed for second season

NETFLIX has renewed its original series Fate: The Winx Saga for a second season. Reprising their roles will be Abigail Cowen as Bloom,  Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra and Elisha Applebaum as Musa. Additional casting news for season two will be announced at a later date. The season two order includes eight one-hour episodes and is a Netflix original series from Archery Pictures Production, in association with Rainbow. The series first season premiered on Jan. 22. Production for Season 2 will begin later this year in Ireland. Fate: The Winx Saga SAGA follows the coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.

Web series for first time pet owners

PET food brand Royal Canin will have a Start of Life webinar series targeting new pet owners or those who feel they need to brush up on your pet care skills. The first webinar,Royal Beginnings: Kickstarting Your Puppy’s Best Life,” will be a virtual walkthrough of the key golden moments and milestones of a puppy’s first year of life and how to enjoy each stage of their growth. The webinar will be shown on Royal Canin’s Facebook page (@RoyalCaninPH) on Feb. 26, 2-3 p.m. Stephanie Zubiri will be hosting the webinar, with speakers like Moira Dela Torre, Dr. Ed Unson of Animal House Veterinary Clinic, professional breeder Meg Laudit, and Dr. Kitsie Torres of Royal Canin. They will each discuss everything from puppy-proofing your home, to buying the right gear, how to train and socialize them, to vaccinations and nutrition. For new cat parents, go to Royal Canin’s Facebook page on March 12, 2-3 p.m., for “Royal Beginnings: Kickstarting Your Kitten’s Best Life.” This will be hosted by Janeena Chan and will cover a similar lineup of topics — from preparing your home to socializing your new kitten and how to develop a bond with them. Learn and listen to the personal experiences of speakers like Francis Bonnevie, Dr. Kitsie Torres, Dr. Norbert Robles, and Maureen Wroblewitz. Those who join the webinar and register via the Royal Canin Club app available on Google Play and App Store can expect some giveaways as well like Start of Life Gift Sets (grooming products and vouchers, Royal Canin products, toy, food bowl, measuring cup, and a responsible pet owner guide), Grab and Sodexo vouchers, Royal Canin pet food supply, and more. For more information and updates, visit Royal Canin’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RoyalCaninPH.

Raven debuts new single ‘Paraluman’

ON RAVEN’S debut single “Paraluman,” the singer-songwriter, rapper, and producer captures the essence of young love. The catchy track is his first release under Sony Music Philippines, and is available on all digital platforms worldwide. Listen to the single here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2eKPpTGmSRX3bfBZm9QxiN?highlight=spotify:track:7I9RoRcJ0N9rvN4p4KWPsH

New shows on TFC

THERE are nine new talk and magazine programs on TFC’s enhanced grid, with new episodes airing every week. Kick-off the week with some women empowerment in Real Talk: The Heart of the Matter with hosts Dyan Castillejo and Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, and Pastora Monique Ong. Catch it every Monday. Karen Davila gives tips on starting a business or moving your career forward from Filipinos all over the world in her talk show Overseas Filipino Winners. New episodes air every Tuesday. Alex Calleja finds the lighter side in handling everyday struggles in Lakas Tawa, every Wednesday. Ces Drilon’s guests talk about their inspiring stories on Bawal Ma-stress Drilon, every Thursday. Ahwel Paz catches up with guest celebrities in Kumustar Ka with Papa Ahwel every Friday. Three’s the charm every Saturday with three talk shows: Pop Cinema where Bianca Gonzales and MJ Felipe talk about the latest happenings in showbiz; Kuya Darbs gives love and life advice in Real Talk with Darbs; and Metro Chats featuring celebrities in spontaneous discussions about anything under the sun. On Sundays, Fr. Tito Caluag shares the reflections on faith and the gospel with different guests every week, which one may watch via TFC IPTV Video-On-Demand. Aside from these new talk shows and magazine programs, TFC’s latest program blocks are: Early Mornings with news programs and the daily mass; Funanghalian, featuring variety and magazine shows; Teleserye Playback where viewers can catch up on missed episodes of their favorite series; and Primetime Bida, up-to-date news and the latest episodes of the different series. For more information on the program schedules, contact your cable provider.