Kim Seon-Ho was recently in Manila for his sold-out fan meet and the Korean actor did not disappoint. All smiles and exuding with charm, the leading man dubbed as “Good Boy” thrilled audiences with fun games, interactive moments and all around good time. With his signature smile he quips, “Magandang araw, na-miss ko kayong lahat.”
In true Pinoy fashion, the local fans went all out with their cheers and high energy for the actor. To which, the Korean celebrity was visibly at awe with the love he was given. “I’m happy thanks to you. I will cherish this day for the rest of my life”, he shares. From fans dressed in wedding gowns, to hanboks, to lighted personalized signs and more, the supporters of Kim Seon-Ho showed up to the party donning their personal flair.
Onstage, Kim Seon-Ho opened up with some surprising facts. He likes bibingka and adores pancit. He finds the Pinoy game sipa interesting. He even shares Tagalog phrases with ease. Indeed, his adoration for our culture is evident. He too was very generous with his interactions. Shaking hands with fans offstage, acknowledging the players who joined him for the various segments and laughing at the funny banter with host, Kring Kim.
Alas, the show must end. But not before presenting Kim Seon-Ho a touching tribute video. The emotive piece was one of the highlights of the program as it brought out the feels from the fans and Kim Seon-Ho as well. “Salamat po. I had a very good time”, he shares.
What a good show for our good boy.
The “2023 Kim Seon-ho Asia Tour in Manila: One, Two, Three. Smile” was presented by PULP Live World.
Eastwood City, Quezon City – Eight new stars honoring the best and brightest of the Philippine entertainment industy are set to be unveiled at the 17th edition of the Eastwood City Walk of Fame.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, one of the brightest evenings in local showbiz makes its much-awaited comeback with eight personalities coming from the fields of film, television, music, theater, news and public affairs, sports, radio and social media receiving the coveted recognition.
Leading this year’s star-studded recipients of the five-point brass star from the German Moreno Foundation at the Hollywood-inspired Walk of Fame in Eastwood Citywalk are multi-awarded TV actress Maja Salvador, 2020 Tokyo Olympics weightlifting gold medal winner Hidilyn Diaz and National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts Ricky Lee.
Also receiving their stars are veteran entertainment reporter Mario Dumaual for news and public affairs, singer Janet Basco for music, broadcast journalist Gerry Baja for radio, and internet sensations Ranz Kyle and Nianna Guerrero for social media.
A posthumous award is also being handed over to the relatives of the late National Artist for Theater Tony Mabesa in recognition of his contributions to the country’s theater scene.
A brainchild of the late ‘Master Showman’ German ‘Kuya Germs’ Moreno, Walk of Fame Philippines started in 2005 with the main goal of honoring those who did not only excel in their profession and field of work, but also helped inspire generations of actors, directors, TV and radio personalities, musicians, athletes and journalists.
Since its creation, 344 celebrities and personalities have been awarded with their own stars at the Walk of Fame, which has also become an iconic attraction unique only to Eastwood City and remains as one of the most coveted and prestigious recognitions in the entertainment industry.
Aside from honoring the best and the brightest in Philippine entertainment, Eastwood City Walk of Fame was founded to support Mowelfund or the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation, an organization that provides for the welfare of the workers in the film industry.
Eastwood City Walk of Fame’s 17th Anniversary will take place at the Eastwood Central Plaza on January 16, 6PM. For more information, please contact the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888 or 0917-8380111 or visit http://www.megaworld-lifestylemalls.com.
South Korean actor and model Lee Jae Wook will visit Manila for his first Asia fan meeting show which will take place at the New Frontier Theater on March 2023. He made his acting debut in the science fiction thriller Memories of the Alhambra (2018–2019) and gained popularity after starring in the office romance Search: WWW (2019). This project was quickly followed by a big screen debut in the war film The Battle of Jangsari (2019), and appearances in the school series Extraordinary You (2019) and melodrama When The Weather Is Fine (2020). After playing his first lead character in the romantic comedy Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (2020), he rose to prominence with a notable role in the hit fantasy period drama Alchemy of Souls (2022) and its second part Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow (2022–2023).
Wilbros Live presents LEE JAE WOOK <FIRST> Fan Meeting in Manila 2023 March 11, 2023 – 6pm New Frontier Theater
Pura Vida Manila in collaboration with Karissa Regaliza & Rohit SK, and special participation by Jägermeister and Lauvette, are excited to announce Besame Bailame: Afro Latin Dance Social taking place at Pura Vida Manila’s Costa Rican Reggae Lounge on July 24, 2022. At its opening night the social will feature a speed dating event for the singletons out there.
This Afro Latin Social event is unique in that it will be an event for everyone who wants to dance and socialize. The event aims to create a social space where people can explore their playful side by encouraging them to learn dance as a new way to connect with others (and perhaps fnally delete those dating apps) to meet people organically while sharing the warm and sensual energy of everyday social dances – Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba & Zouk.
Registration will open at 5:30PM, and while waiting, participants can go over to our Lubrication Station to take a hit of “liquid courage” aka Jägermeister shots to boost up their courage before the festivities begin. At exactly 6PM the event will open with adult icebreaker activities. Designer love toys will be given out as prizes by none other than Lauvette, the Philippines’ premier destination for sexual wellness products, to the participants who play the firtiest! Following that, the speed dating proper will commence. It will be a traditional set up where participants will be given 5 minutes with each other to sit and chat.
At 7PM the dancing will begin with an introductory dance class on Bachata Sensual taught by Rohit SK & Karissa Regaliza, this will equip new social dancers with the basic steps to be able to move confdently on the dance foor. Lastly, at 8PM the foor will offcially open for social dancing with music by Pura Vida’s resident DJ, Theo Blanch, who will play a wide range of Afro-Latin music for everyone to dance their hearts out to.
Door charge starts at 500 PHP with 300 PHP consumable for food and drinks. This event launches on July 24 and will be recurring bi-monthly every Sundays only at Pura Vida Manila. To register for the event click here.
After many requests from fans, the album selling for Yerin ‘Aria’ Fansign in Manila is re-opened until July 20, 2022, at 11:59 PM. Fans who didn’t make it in the first round get another chance to participate and meet the South Korean star face to face.
Much like the first round, participants are in for plenty of perks including a Goodbye Session for all. Ten signed polaroids, 115 group photo slots, and 40 signed albums will also be raffled.
CDM Entertainment also announced a new venue for the fansign which is now taking place at Gateway Cineplex 5. It is still scheduled for July 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM.
In her video greeting, Yerin expressed enthusiasm about meeting Filipino fans as a solo artist. The 25-year-old idol also showcased her impressive Tagalog skills, prompting a lot of oohs and ahhs from adoring fans.
Yerin is a former member of GFRIEND, the KPOP girl group behind the hit song “Me Gustas Tu.” The group disbanded in 2021, with the members pursuing solo careers, including Yerin who released her debut album last May.
Bringing a special Hallyu Market in partnership with SM Southmall, a three-day bazaar featuring all things Korea and K-Culture! Hallyu Market is also coming to a city near you as it plans to hold more Hallyu Market bazaars in Pasay, Cebu, Pampanga and Davao towards the latter part of the year, with an aim to make Hallyu reachable to fans all over the Philippines.
Snag the hottest K-merch, update your K-beauty routine, and shop til you drop while sipping on an iced Americano from our K-Cafe selections. What’s more, K-collectors can visit the designated Photocard Station where they can trade, auction, buy, and sell all-day, nonstop!
More exciting activities and swag await, so make sure to be at SM Southmall on July 29-31, 2022! See you there!
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GMG Productions and Selladoor Worldwide are thrilled to announce that for the very first time ever, the global phenomenon that is We Will Rock You will be coming to Manila this October! This brand new, reimagined production directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Nick Winston is kicking off a multi-year international tour and audiences in the Philippines will be the first people in the world to witness it.
“The original production has been seen by over 16 million people worldwide. We can’t think of a better title to come back with after such a long intermission – and there is no better place to launch the show than the Philippines. We know Filipino audiences love Queen and Queen music,” shares GMG Productions CEO and We Will Rock You producer Carlos Candal.
The show is set to be staged in the newly constructed Samsung Performing Arts Theatre located in Circuit Makati.
“We are incredibly excited to premiere the show in Manila and for us to play host to all the international producers visiting from around the world.” Mr. Candal continues, “…we want to put the Philippines on the map as a hub for theatrical productions. We know the Philippines has the talent and now we are spoilt for choice when it comes to venues! It feels like things are falling into place. ”
We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock n roll in a post-apocalyptic world. In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, We Will Rock You is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality.
We Will Rock You is produced by Selladoor Worldwide, Carlos Candal, Gavin Kalin Productions, Limelight Productions and ShowTime Management South Africa.
This brand new international rock-powered production features 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, including Killer Queen, Under Pressure, We Are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, Don’t Stop Me Now Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, and, of course, We Will Rock You. With a futuristic styled set and video backdrop from Tom Rogers and fabulous new costumes from Sarah Mercade, this is sure to be an absolute smash hit.
Ticket buyers have the opportunity to be the first to watch this show and sign up to the waitlist to get first dibs on tickets. GMG newsletter subscribers get to enjoy exclusive offers available 1st of June. Make sure to visit the website at www.gmg-productions.com/manila
GMG Productions is also excited to announce a special for Tuesday performances. The Three-Price-Tuesdays which offers theater goers a single price per level of the brand new Samsung Performing Arts Theater.
For long-time TOYCON fans, it’s no secret that Voltes V holds a special place in this convention’s heart. This iconic robot has never missed a spot among the collage of colorful characters on our poster since the very start, and on special milestone years it has even become the central symbol of our show, with the huge Voltes V statue in 2016 when we first moved the convention to the SMX in Pasay, the fleet of Voltes V ships gracing our 2017 merchandise, and TOYCON’s launch of the Tamashii Nations Super Electromagnetic Machine VOLTES V, Bandai Spirits DLX Soul of Chogokin in 2020.
It’s been too long since the community of pop culture fans and collectors have come together since the pandemic struck. For many, this long drought without any gathering to celebrate our common love for all things creative, innovative and collectible has gone on way too long. And so with the effects of CoVid winding down, we just cannot wait to see you all, our fans and loyal community, finally come home.
And this year, our 19th year of putting on an onsite convention, Voltes V takes center stage again as part of a promise made by our event partner, Quiccs, back in 2019 to launch his trademark TEQ-63 in unmistakable Voltes V style only at TOYCON! And this year, in partnership with TOEI Co. Ltd. Telesuccess, we’re all set to finally launch it! At the heart of the Voltes V story is a tale of a family divided, of struggles suffered and surpassed, but ultimately a reunion of love. Which is really what TOYCON is about too, isn’t it? It is a yearly reunion, and for this year, a homecoming, as we return to the place where it all started.
BACK TO BASICS TOYCON was started as a gathering of people of like minds, and this year as it has been every year, it is a collaboration of many to put together the biggest pop culture event in the country and in South East Asia. It is an alliance, which this year, goes back to its roots, as we put on a TOYCON which feels familiar but still is the cutting-edge show it has been which other shows have imitated but never duplicated.
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Our event highlights this year will include: ●The biggest Voltes V Licensing and merchandise exhibit in collaboration with Telesuccess Productions Inc. ●Surprise Celebrity appearances (to be announced soon!) ●Funko Funatics Philippines release of exclusives and celebrity signings ●Top toy studios and designers from the region on exhibit ●TOYCON Creator’s Alley – co-organized by the Bulletpunk Network where the top Filipino toy creators meet the up and coming young upstart creators ●Artist Alley – co-organized by Komiket with some of the Philippines top comic book artist/s assembled for signing and sketching ●The TOYCON Collectors Gallery c/o the Philippine Toy Groups Association ●Toy Art and Toy Customizing competition ●ToyClick and Cosclick Photography contest ●The TOYCON Cosplay Competition and the World Cosplay Summit ●Collectors and Customizers Panel discussions ●The Pinoy Pop Culture Icon Awards ●And the Biggest collectibles retail floor of more than 250 booths
WHAT NEW FOR THIS YEAR’S CONVENTION? ●Online selling seminars, live auctions and livestreams brought to us by Lazada ●VIP access, NFT workshops and Bulletpunk BitWars art brought to us by Smart Signature
Come home to a very familiar, yet still a whole new playground as the TOYCON PH 2022 happens on July 8 to 10, 2022 at Megatrade Halls, 5/F of the SM Megamall Building B. The event is organized by VLAC Event Management Inc and co-presented by Lazada and Smart Signature.
Sponsored by Telesuccess Productions, MaxiCollector, Great Toys Online, Legendary Beasts Studios, EC Collectibles, Filbars, Toy Empire, Bully Boy Collectibles, and DHL. In cooperation with Vans, Yori, Funko Funatic Philippines, Warner Brothers, and The Linden Suites With media partners, ABS-CBN, 106.7 Energy FM and FPS PH. And event partners Anime Alliance, Ex-Link Events, Komiket, PICOF, and the Philippine Toy Group Association.
For event details go to: www.toyconph.com or Like ToyConPh on Facebook and Twitter Tickets are available online at SMTickets.com and the TOYCON 2022 store on Lazada.
Korean superstar and member of KPOP group, Astro, Cha Eun Woo will be returning to Manila for a grand fan meet event titled Starry Caravan in Manila on August 2022 at Araneta Coliseum. Eun-Woo held his first fan meet event back in October 2019.
DNM Entertainment presents CHA EUN WOO Starry Caravan in Manila August 6, 2022 Smart Araneta Coliseum
He’s back for more, even funnier! Comedian Jo Koy is coming back home and will be headlining Mall of Asia Arena as part of his current world tour, Funny is Funny, coming this August 2022. Live Nation Philippines will be producing the show.
Live Nation Philippines presents JO KOY Funny is Funny World Tour in Manila August 31 – 8pm Mall of Asia Arena
TICKET PRICES VIP – Php8,000 Patron Sides – Php7,500 Lower Box A Premium – Php7,000 Patron Center – Php6,500 Lower Box A Regular – Php6,000 Lower Box B Premium – Php5,500 Lower Box B Regular – Php5,000 Upper Box Premium – Php3,500 Upper Box Regular – Php3,000 General Admission – Php1,750
Tickets are available via SM Tickets outlets and online at http://www.smtickets.com. Call 8470-2222 for ticket inquiries.