Friday, December 9, 2016


The male cast members of Paramount Pictures' xXx: Return of Xander Cage show off their action skills in individual character banners recently rolled out by the studio. Check out Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Kris Wu, Neymar Jr. and Nicky Jam in their solo posters.

Xxx: Return of Xander Cage opens across the Philippines on January 18, 2017.

The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

Packed with the series’ signature deadpan wit and bad-ass attitude, “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” will raise the bar on extreme action with some of the most mind-blowing stunts to ever be caught on film.

Directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia), and written by Chad St. John (London Has Fallen) and F. Scott Frazier, adapted from characters originated by Rich Wilkes. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Deepika Padukone, and Rory McCann.

“xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites is an Asian Food Channel (AFC) Original Production
that premieres on 5th January 2017

A familiar name in Asian households, Chef Martin Yan returns to AFC this January as he serves up two decades’ worth of insider knowledge and kitchen tricks on Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites. Viewers can find more information as well as download recipes from each episode upon premiere of the show at

Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites is presented by Panasonic and co-sponsored by Dr. Thanh Herbal Tea premiering on:
·       Thursday, 5 January at 9.00pm on Asian Food Channel
Cignal Ch 62, Destiny Cable Ch 71 (Analog)/Ch 22 (Digital), Dream Satellite TV Ch 27, SkyCable Ch 22 (Analog)/Ch 248 (HD)  

Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites

Over the years, Chef Yan has journeyed across Asia, meeting chefs, home-cooks and locals from all walks of life, getting inspiration from their stories and family recipes. This 8-episode series features over 30 dishes influenced by Chef Yan’s 20 years of experience and extensive travels, bringing out the distinct local flavors from 6 cities – Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

“I’ve been hosting food shows for more than 35 years and I never get sick of it! I’m a strong advocate of Asian cuisine and making it easy to replicate has been my lifelong mission. I’m glad this show will allow me to showcase how one can use a simple food staple, and produce many different variations!” said Martin Yan.

Warm your hearts and kitchens with home-cooked dishes from Chef Yan ranging from Fish Head Noodle Soup, Good Fortune Prawns to Chicken Eggplant Green Curry. In each episode, Chef Yan picks a food staple or cuisine as a theme and prepares a selection of dishes, bringing out the strong flavors and cooking methods from each city. Catch special guest appearances from Datuk Fazley Yaakob and Chef Hoang Minh Nhat as they collaborate with Chef Yan and share their special ingredients and techniques. 
Here’s what you can look forward to cooking with Chef Yan, this January 2017!

Text Box: Curries can be found in various forms all over Asia and the sheer depth of flavors inspires Chef Yan to pick the absolute classics for this episode. From Indonesia, he cooks a mutton curry, influenced by his travels to Padang in West Sumatra. From Thailand, he tackles the king of all bases, the Green Curry paste from which all Thai curries seem to flow from. With a special guest appearance by Celebrity Chef Datuk Fazley Yaakob, they collaborate together to cook up a Malaysian Classic Coconut Beef Curry. Datuk Fazley shares his insights and adds a unique twist by adding star fruit, bringing back fond memories of how his grandma used to cook this dish.

Text Box: This episode sees Chef Yan celebrating the creativeness of Asian cuisine, and the dishes that inspire him to be a better chef. From Indonesia, a Spicy Grilled Chicken that is first boiled, then fried and then grilled! Followed by a Grilled Fish in Banana Leaf inspired from his travels to Malaysia. With a special guest appearance from a local chef, Chef Hoang Minh Nhat, who teaches him how to make the perfect Shrimp Mousse On A Stick accompanied by a garlic dipping sauce and a Vietnamese-inspired Rainbow Juice.

Viewers can find more information as well as download recipes from each episode upon premiere of the show

About Asian Food Channel

Asian Food Channel (AFC) is the region’s leading food-focused channel that celebrates the unique Asian culinary experience with the added touch of global flavour. AFC entertains viewers with a range of local and international content from reality, lifestyle to travelogue program formats. It believes in celebrating the rich history and story behind Asia’s most beloved cuisines and continues to grow its library of originally produced Asian content, breaking boundaries with new and exciting programs. Available in more than 10 countries in Asia Pacific, the channel’s online engagement via website and social media platforms surpass two million likes on Facebook and continues to increase daily. Asian Food Channel is part of Scripps Networks Interactive, one of the world’s leading producers of lifestyle content. More information is available or Facebook page

Meralco def. TNT, 98-87 (REPLAY VIDEO) December 9

PBA Philippine Cup 2016-2017 Updates & Results (December 9) Meralco Bolts defeated TNT KaTropa, 98-87 on Friday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

The scores:

MERALCO 98 - Daquioag 23, Al-Hussaini 14, Hugnatan 11, Newsome 11, Nabong 10, Amer 9, Hodge 9, Caram 6, Yeo 4, Grey 1, Faundo 0, Chua 0.

TNT 87 - Castro 23, Williams 19, De Ocampo 9, Pogoy 9, Reyes 9, Tautuaa 6, Rosser 5, Rosario 4, Fonacier 3, Carey 0, Rosales 0.

Quarters: 26-23, 45-45, 75-69, 98-87. [COMPLETE GAME STATS]

Meralco vs. TNT (December 9, 2016) Full Replay Video

Meralco vs. TNT (1st Quarter)

Meralco vs. TNT (2nd Quarter)

Meralco vs. TNT (3rd Quarter)

Meralco vs. TNT (4th Quarter)

Photo credit: Youtube / Sports5 / PBA

Who Wore It Better? Megan Young and Andrea Torres Strut Their Stuff In Hot Bikini Scene!

The hottest episode of GMA-7's "Alyas RobinHood" featured a sizzling bikini showdown between leading ladies Megan Young and Andrea Torres. 

Megan Young portrays Lilasarrita "Sarri" Acosta while Andrea Torres portrays Venus Altarubio in the drama-action series. Dingdong Dantes stars in the lead role of Pepe De Jesus. The bikini scene is one of many face-to-face confrontations you can expect to find on the show.

The sexy pictures divided netizens over who to root for: Team Sarri or Team Venus. 

Who are you rooting for? Watch the viral video by GMA below!

Source: TNP, PEP, Youtube

Liza Soberano And Enrique Gil On Their First-Ever Hot Scene For Their New Movie!

Actress Liza Soberano and actor Enrique Gil finally agreed to participate in a sexy and daring scene together for their upcoming movie project with Star Cinema entitled "My Ex and Whys." 

Liza once again shone in the spotlight for the portrayal of her character in the movie. The setting involves the two of them nearly having a love scene. It was a big step for them both.

However, the actress admitted that she had a hard time shooting it because it's her first time to attempt such an endeavor. 

“My Ex and Whys” was taped in South Korea and is expected to hit nationwide cinemas early 2017.

Source: TNP , Facebook

Rain or Shine def. Blackwater, 107-93 (REPLAY VIDEO) December9

PBA Philippine Cup 2016-2017 Updates & Results (December 9) Rain or Shine Elasto Painters defeated Blackwater Elite, 107-93 on Friday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

The scores:

RAIN OR SHINE 107 - Yap 15, Almazan 14, Ponferada 13, Chan 11, Trollano 11, Norwood 9, Ahanmisi 8, Belga 8, Washington 7, Cruz 6, Tolomia 5, Ibanes 0, Matias 0.

BLACKWATER 93 - Aguilar 15, Belo 13, Dela Cruz 12, Sena 12, Buenafe 11, Pascual 8, Gamalinda 7, Pinto 6, Cervantes 4, Miranda 3, Ababou 2, Banal 0, Forrester 0, Perez 0.

Quarters: 16-19, 46-39, 75-59, 107-93. [COMPLETE GAME STATS]

Rain or Shine vs. Blackwater (December 9, 2016) Full Replay Video

Rain or Shine vs. Blackwater (1st Quarter)

Rain or Shine vs. Blackwater (2nd Quarter)

Rain or Shine vs. Blackwater (3rd Quarter)

Rain or Shine vs. Blackwater (4th Quarter)

Photo credit: Youtube / Sports5 / PBA