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Entertainment News (02/11/22)

First Lady on GMA Telebabad

GMA Network’s First Lady, a romantic comedy series directed by L.A. Madridejos, premieres on Feb. 14, 8 p.m. on the network’s Telebabad lineup. The sequel of the hit series First Yaya, the story follows the life of Philippine President Glenn Acosta (Gabby Concepcion) and former yaya  (nanny) Melody (Sanya Lopez) as a married couple, and their three kids played by Cassy Legaspi, Patricia Coma, and Clarence Delgado.

ABS-CBN partners with YouTube for exclusive series

ABS-CBN announced its partnership with YouTube to develop and produce a new original series that will stream exclusively on the video streaming platform. How to Move On in 30 Days is a romantic-comedy featuring the team-up of Maris Racal and Carlo Aquino, which will premiere on YouTube this year. The co-production deal is the latest initiative of ABS-CBN to expand its digital content and reach a wider audience on YouTube. In the series, a woman is unceremoniously dumped by her ex-boyfriend and promises to move on from him within 30 days. She chronicles her journey on a vlog and later hires a man to play her fictitious boyfriend with the intention of fully healing from heartbreak. Directed by Benedict Mique and Dick Lindayag, the series also stars Albie Casiño, John Lapus, Jai Agpangan, Sachzna Laparan, Kyo Quijano, Sherry Lara, Poppert Bernadas, Hanie Harrar, Elyson De Dios, and James Bello. ABS-CBN has been streaming its live and on-demand shows via Kapamilya Online Live on YouTube. It also offers “Made for YouTube” entertainment, lifestyle, and music shows, and ABS-CBN Superview, which offers free streaming of hit movies. The digital shows can all be viewed on ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel.

Google, Ben&Ben promote internet safety

GOOGLE, together with Filipino folk pop band Ben&Ben have released a new song to promote internet safety and digital responsibility. Entitled Mag-Ingat, the song is part of Google’s way of helping Filipinos use the internet safely and responsibly. The song addresses online threats including scams, misinformation, and catfishing, and the importance of critical thinking and verifying information using trusted sources to protect oneself and others. It also reminds netizens to be wary of bad actors who lurk in the online space, just like in the real world. “Filipinos are highly social people and most of us interact with one another digitally. In such a world, it’s no wonder that while the internet brings so many advantages, it also opens us up to many dangers if we are not careful enough. With ‘Mag-ingat,’ we wanted to use our music to spread awareness on such a timely and important issue — because all of us are responsible for making sure that the internet is a safe and positive space for everyone,” Miguel Benjamin of Ben&Ben said in a statement. “By partnering with Ben&Ben and through their music, we believe that we can teach internet safety to more people in a way that deeply resonates with and becomes part of their everyday lives,” Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Google Philippines Mervin Wenke said in a statement. The music video is available on Ben&Ben’s official YouTube channel and on all digital music services worldwide.