James Reid is Grab’s Newest Brand Ambassador


After weeks of teasers and pre-launch contests, James Reid is now officially part of the Grab family!

Grab Philippines, Southeast Asia’s leading transport app, officially welcomed actor James Reid as its newest brand ambassador in a media launch held at Whitespace Manila in Makati City.

Country Marketing head Khriz Lim said, “James is the perfect example of how we see the brand. He’s cool, hip and he embodies Grab’s ideals and principles. We knew that by asking James to be our ambassador, we’ll be delighting our passengers who are also his fans. You would not believe how many fans used the JAMES promo code just to get to meet him in person.”

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A Grab user himself, James Reid said, “It’s a great privilege to be part of a brand I trust. I usually book Grab whenever I don’t want to drive and when I have taping. That way, I get to relax in the backseat after a tiring day without having to worry about anything.”

“Honestly, I’ve already tried almost all modes of transportation in the country and it’s good to know that there’s a hassle-free alternative like Grab for people who commute,” Reid added.

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Grab PR Manager Lorelei Olalia with the contest winners

To celebrate its new celebrity partnership, last month, Grab Philippines has launched a new contest to give its loyal passengers the chance to meet their teen idol in person. To join, passengers just have to use the promo code JAMES when booking a GrabTaxi, GrabCar or GrabExpress.

Through their “Grab with James” contest, Grab flew in 12 fans and their friends from around the country for a rare chance to interact with the actor. “The Grab with James contest was tailor-fitted to make sure we get real fans from our passengers. We know how everybody loves James and getting to meet him is an added value to the regular features Grab has to offer,” said Lim.

The media and fans were treated to a night of parlor games and good snacks, complete with photo booths and prizes.

Reid was seen having fun with the games, joining in by facilitating Grab’s version of Bring Me, “Ready, Grab and Go!”. Hearts were aflutter with the game, Reid My Lips” where contestants were tasked to figure out the words James was silently mouthing to the audience.

“It’s an exciting time at Grab Philippines and we’re so happy that James is finally a part of the family. Moving forward, we can expect more surprises now that James is on-board. The Grab team is currently working on more fun offerings which both Grab and James’ fans can look forward to,” Lim said.

For the latest news about James Reid and Grab, follow Grab Philippines on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GrabPH or log on to www.grab.com.  #GrabWithJames #JamesReid #JaDine






First Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer

HBO released an official HD teaser for Game of Thrones Season 6 during the splashy two-hour premiere of Vinyl. And though it doesn’t seem to reveal much, it teases the death of all your favorite characters.

For now, after watching the Season 6 teaser trailer below, check out over 20 images from the new season right here.

The sixth season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones is scheduled to premiere on April 24, 2016.

Smart and Warner Bros. Partnered for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with Smart Big Bytes 50

Smart recently launched the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice beyond the film into the digital realm at the fingertips of subscribers through exciting mobile content, such as videos and interactive online challenges on its dedicated portal at www.smart.com.ph/batmanvsuperman.


Smart is giving subscribers a chance to live like Heroes in all-expense-paid trips in Japan and Hong Kong, as well as win premium items and special movie passes for every registration to Big Bytes 50, Smart’s biggest mobile Internet offer yet.


Super-sized video experience with Big Bytes 50


Now boosted to give all subscribers the best mobile video experience on top of other digital content, the new Big Bytes 50 comes with 350MB for surfing and access to  top social media apps and games,  plus 600MB of videos and music from YouTube, Vimeo, Skype Qik, Daily Motion, Spinnr and iflix – all valid for three days for just P50. Smart subscribers can register to Big Bytes 50 by simply dialing *121# – the all-access portal for all Smart promos.
For every top-up of Big Bytes promos (50, 99, 299, or 799), Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid and Smart Bro subscribers can start earning and accumulating e-raffle entries.  They will be notified via SMS to choose their side – either TEAMBATMAN or TEAMSUPERMAN – and send this to 238


Whichever experience they choose, lucky subscribers can get a chance to win a trip for two to Japan or Hong Kong to experience an adventure inspired by the lifestyles of iconic heroes Batman and Superman.

Smart subscribers can get a chance to win the ultimate Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice Fly-Off experience or exclusive Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice merchandise whenever they subscribe to participating Smart promos or when they buy a Smart sim/ or renew/apply for a new line.

  1. Promo period is from Feb 15, 2016 – April 15, 2016.
  2. Everytime a subscriber registers to the participating promo, buys a sim or apply/renew for a postpaid line, subscribers will earn a corresponding raffle entry and be informed that they are qualified to join the Smart BvS promo.
  3. To join the promo, subscriber just needs to text either TEAMBATMAN to 238 or TEAMSUPERMAN to 238. Each text will use up one (1) raffle entry.
  4. Upon texting, players will be notified if of the following:
    • Seeded Winner Reply for keyword TEAMBATMAN
    • Seeded Try Again Reply for keyword TEAMBATMAN
    • Seeded Winner Reply for keyword TEAMSUPERMAN
    • Seeded Try Again Reply for keyword TEAMSUPERMAN
  5. Subsequently, Smart and Smart Bro subscribers can also text BVS to 238 to get details of the promo, free of charge.
  6. All subscribers who subscribe to the participating offers will be subscribed automatically to the free SMS broadcast. Subscribers may opt-out from the free broadcast by texting ALERT OFF to 238 for free.

The Batman experience gives the winner an exciting driving experience through the streets of Tokyo with a professional guide, and a luxurious seven-course meal at the Tokyo Skytree, Japan’s tallest tower that offers a stunning 360-degree view of the city. On the other hand, the Superman experience takes the winner to an adrenaline-pumping jetpack flight, as well as an exhilarating Superman-style Sky Jump from the Macau Tower. 
Click here for the complete mechanics.

Batman v Superman Hub at the Smart Jump Store
To enjoy a complete digital experience, subscribers can also head to the Smart Jump Center in Megamall and enjoy interactive games. As part of the partnership, Smart will also launch exclusive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice-themed premium items and limited edition Smart Prepaid Call and Text Cards.

Smart’s team-up with Warner Bros. Pictures follows a string of groundbreaking partnerships which the telco made with world-leading digital content and services providers such as Fox, iflix, Uber and Airbnb, which reinforce its Smart Life campaign of empowering Filipinos with meaningful mobile innovations so  they can enjoy entertainment, convenience and peace-of-mind on the go.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released worldwide in 2D, 3D and select IMAX cinemas beginning March 25, 2016, from Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.  

For more information on Smart’s exclusive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice offer, visit www.smart.com.ph/batmanvsuperman



INSTAlking Your Favorite Celebs on Valentine’s Day


Roses are red, violets are blue, celebs had a lovely day, and got lots more flowers than the rest of, well, us.




Birthday girl Kris Aquino @kriscaquino chose not to have a big celebration but still received so many beautiful expressions of love and friendship! Love Love Love!


After his series of “Walang Magva-Valentine” posts on Instagram the past few days, the Unkabogable Star Vice Ganda @praybeytbenjamin posted a picture of him and a Brazilian guy with a hashtag #mayvalentine on his IG account. Hmmmm…


Piolo Pascual @piolo_pascual was so proud to have his photo taken with Dolce Amore star Liza Soberano, whom she considered as one of the prettiest faces to grace our TV sets. The Move, Papa P!


Kapuso queen Marian Rivera @realmarianrivera got teary-eyes after receiving beautiful bouquet of flowers from her celebrity husband Dingdong Dantes 
These lovely, red roses from Berlin with love for Toni Gonzaga @celestinegonzaga who misses the sender so much.
Showbiz royalty KC Concepcion @thisiskcconcepcion was at The Manila Polo Club doing equestrian. Lucky horse!  


Maine Mendoza @mainedcm got a surprise from best-selling author and artist Lang Leav, who wrote a piece for AlDub this Valentines! Ang Pabebe. Bow.


“Gonna stay right here all fuckin day bro,” Miley Cyrus @mileycyrus wrote from bed, which is maybe where she posted a bunch of meme-y, Valetine-themed IG posts.


Singing sensation Justin Bieber @justinbieber had time with his little brother. Love your BRO, too!


Supermodel Tyra Banks @tyrabanks wrote: “This is the Happiest Valentine’s Day of my life. York, Daddy @erikasla and I send you so much love.” There’s nothing like a mother’s love.