Two Blockbuster Events Powered by PLDT Home Featured Silver Screen Stars

Two Blockbuster Events Powered by PLDT Home Featured Silver Screen Stars


From global chart-topping cinematic icons to some of the Philippines’ hottest stars, these two events presented the future of our screens

A couple of big events generated a lot of buzz over the past week, as PLDT Home announced their exclusive partnership with Lionsgate Play for streaming Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films, and had their presence felt at The MEGA Ball: A New Era that welcomed the entertainment industry’s biggest names.

A new era of power and style

The annual Independence Day celebration of the country’s best fashion magazine returned with The MEGA Ball: A New Era. After a couple of years on hiatus from live gatherings, the grand ball gathered top names from the industry to celebrate a night of Filipino talents and success.

Themed “Glam Rock: A Performance of Style”, the Ball saw new expressions of personal style with geometric and asymmetric cuts, fringes for days, glistening materials that made up head-turning dresses, and splashes of vivid colors. The hard-to-miss Andi Manzano-Reyes, accompanied by her husband GP Reyes, took cues from the fire and flames of the hard rock era with a bright red long gown by Mark Bumgarner. She paired this with patent leather gloves by Job Dacon that was all attitude.

This competition caught the attention of many, making it deserving of a Best Dressed recognition.

Hollywood comes roaring in

Even before their participation in The MEGA Ball, PLDT Home had quite a celebration of themselves with the announcement of an exclusive partnership with the premium streaming platform Lionsgate Play.

Rock-Reggae supergroup Franco tugged on our movie memories with soundtrack renditions of some of Lionsgate’s most iconic titles
Andre Lagdameo and fiance Davia Sol Williamson (left); and PLDT Home High Speed Hitters Mika Reyes and Jessey de Leon (right) join the celebrations

You’ve probably seen the iconic Lionsgate intro before. This is the studio behind some of the world’s biggest franchises, such as The Hunger Games, Twilight Saga, John Wick, and Saw; and the television series Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed shows in television history. Now, the fastest-growing Southeast Asian streaming platform arrives in June exclusively through PLDT Home.

Along with the aforementioned commercially successful titles, new discoveries can be made in Lionsgate Play. From launch, you can follow one of American premium cable TV’s most watched and highly-rated shows, Power, with rapper and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as executive producer. The futuristic action film Apex, starring Bruce Willis, looks to be a great heart-pumping feature. If you’re craving for something more emotional, the critically-acclaimed drama Gaslit, starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, is now available locally.

Jeremiah de la Cruz excites the crowd with a tease of the exclusive content available in Lionsgate Play through PLDT Home

“PLDT Home and Lionsgate are bringing entertainment straight from the box office into people’s homes. From the best love stories to the best of horror down to the most action-packed films and shows, the world’s best content is simply a push of a button away with Lionsgate Play for all new and existing PLDT-powered homes,” PLDT Home Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Business-Home Group Jeremiah de la Cruz said.

From left to right: Mikyle Quizon, Patricia Henson, and Daniel Peters rock the night away in their power outfits

“Our endeavor has been to ensure viewers are provided with a curated lineup of great content, spread across genres for the best viewing experience… We are reaching out to a large and diverse sector of consumers with a digitally-driven offering enabling them to ‘play more, browse less.’ We look forward to more Filipinos enjoying the best of what Hollywood has to offer,” shared Lionsgate Executive Vice President Amit Dhanuka.

From left to right: PLDT Home Senior Product Manager of Entertainment Bryan Brantzeg, PLDT Home Assistant Vice President and Marketing PR Head Cheryl Maxine Loyola, PLDT Home Vice President and Beyond Access Head Evert Chris Miranda, PLDT Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Business-Home Group Jeremiah de la Cruz, Lionsgate Play Philippines General Manager Cecilia Marino,  PLDT Home Senior Vice President and Customer Experience Operations Head Roy Victor Allonuevo, PLDT Home Senior Vice President and Consumer Sales Group Alex Caeg, PLDT First Vice President and Head of Customer Management-Home Patrick Tang, and PLDT Home Senior Consultant for Business Process Espen Warrendorph lead the ceremonial toast

If you are a subscriber of PLDT Home Fiber Plan 1699 or up, you can enjoy and experience the best of global content across action, comedy, drama, horror, and thriller genres—and more of Lionsgate Play’s signature offerings from the comfort of one’s home. This comes with no additional cost up until June 1, 2023.

Enjoy a bigger, bolder, faster, and more powerful entertainment home viewing experience at home with Lionsgate Play, exclusive in the Philippines through PLDT Home. To learn more about Lionsgate Play, visit their website.

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