Stranger Things season 4 kicks off May 27
SEASON 4 of the Netflix series Stranger Things kicks off six months after the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, the group of friends are separated for the first time — and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down. The series is directed by The Duffer Brothers, Shawn Levy, and Nimród Antal. It stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Nata-lia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, and Winona Ryder. Stranger Things season 4 premieres on Netflix on May 27 (Volume I) and July 1 (Volume II).
NCAA Season 97 opening ceremonies on GMA
SEASON 97 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) kicks off with grand opening ceremonies on Saturday, March 26, simulcast on GMA and GTV, and the live airing of games on GTV. The Stronger Together. Buo ang Puso: NCAA Season 97 Opening Ceremonies, which airs on GMA after Eat Bulaga, is hosted by Ms. Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo, Manolo Pedrosa, and NCAA hosts Martin Javier and Sophia Senoron. Joining them are NCAA anchorman Anton Roxas and Season 97 courtside reporters Ann Gabriel, Avia Zunic, Chantal Laude, Aya De Quiroz, Chloe Carillo, Chase Orozco, Christiana Dimaunahan, Eden Hernandez, Lance Santiago, Michelle Naldo, Sofia Rodelas, Christian Sebastian, and Baileys Acot. The opening ceremonies will feature performances by Julie Anne San Jose, Garrett Bolden, Thea Astley, Jessica Villarubin, Mariane Osabel, Jeremiah Tiangco, Nef Medina, Vilmark Vi-ray, and Anthony Rosaldo, and El Gamma Penumbra. Hosted by the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, this season marks the return of the Men’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball tournaments, as well as the online chess and taekwondo matches.
Moonshot lifts off on March 31
THE MAX Original film Moonshot, a romantic comedy with a sci-fi twist, premieres on March 31 exclusively on HBO GO. Set in a future where Mars has been terraformed and colonized by the best that humanity has to offer, Moonshot follows two college students — Walt and Sophie, who team up to sneak onboard a space shuttle to the red planet to reunite with their significant others. As Walt and Sophie set off to Mars in seek of love, their lively journey winds up taking them both wildly and unexpectedly off course. Moonshot stars Cole Sprouse, Lana Condor, Mason Gooding, Emily Rudd, and Zach Braff.
Bisaya Vlog Squad is now on Viber
THE BISAYA Vlog Squad — Medyo Maldito, Snake Princess, Jasper Amorin, and Glester Capuno — now have a Viber channel. To mark the occasion, Viber is launching a special sticker pack with the chibi version of the squad and some commonly used Cebuano expressions that Viber users can use in their own one-on-one or group chats. “The Bisaya Vlog Squad Channel will showcase a fresh aspect of Filipino humor and creativity. We hope this will also help other Bisdak content creators to be recognized,” the group said in a statement. Each of the members has a strong social media following. In April, fans get a chance to win Viber merchandise plus cash prizes in exclusive Bisaya Vlog Squad promos. Viber Channel is a new feature for brands, organizations, or artists to share information with a wider audience.
Metro Channel launches new lifestyle show
AN “inspirational health and wellness journey where soul and science meet” is how Metro Channel’s new lifestyle show, Born For This, is described in a statement. The show premieres on April 2 on Metro Channel. Hosted by tri-athlete Elle Adda, Born For This “aims to empower Filipinos by breaking the stigmas of mental health, spreading educational awareness and guidance on holistic practices, and building community connection and support.” With the help of non-profit organization, Fuel To Flourish, which is chaired by Adda and is comprised of a diverse group of health experts and practitioners, the new program also aims to “help 1 million Filipinos overcome stress and anxiety as well as flourish with complete well-being of the mind, body, and spirit” by 2025. Born For This will air Saturdays on Metro Channel beginning April 2 at 6:30 p.m. Metro Channel is available on SKYcable channel 52 (SD) and chan-nel 174 (HD), Cignal channel 69, and GSAT channel 70.
Liter of Light docu to have world premiere
LITER of Light, a Filipino-based global grassroots solar lighting movement, will have a world premiere for its environmental documentary, Theory of Light, on March 27 at the Opportunity Forum at the EXPO2020 in Dubai. Part his-torical chronicle, part environmental lesson, Theory of Light shows how Liter of Light is inspiring new generations of innovators from the Global South to come up with ideas that will change the world. “Most media coverage to date focuses on the receiving effects of the climate crisis; as victims and stops there,” says Illac Diaz, Founder and Executive Director of Liter of Light. “Filipinos are admired for our resilience, but rarely do stories focus on the rising up, building back and innovative solutions that communities themselves have developed to take dramatic action. In fact, only 1% of all global expenses for filmmaking are spent on the environment and the growing climate crisis. With this documentary, we want to flip the script, and share stories of common humanity and hope that inspires others to make urgent and right decisions for the people and planet.” The film is directed by J.P. Gopez (Habambuhay: Remembering 100 Years of Philippine Cinema) and produced and distributed by TBA Studios. The development of the film was supported by a grant from SM Prime Holdings, Inc. The project is an official partnership with the office of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Manila Observatory.