House OKs bill imposing tax on digital transactions; solon says ‘this isn’t the way forward’

Beatrice Pinlac 11/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines – A bill taxing transactions with foreign digital service providers (DSPs) like Netflix and Spotify has won the approval of the House of Representatives in its third and final reading. House Bill No. 4122, which…

Judi Dench says Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ uses ‘crude sensationalism’

Reuters 10/23/2022

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – British actress Judi Dench has called on Netflix to add a disclaimer to royal drama “The Crown”, joining a chorus of voices criticising the series’ fictionalised storylines. In a letter to The…

Baron Geisler film Doll House tops Netflix PH

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Actor Baron Geisler is still over the moon days after the successful premiere of his latest movie, Doll House, on Netflix. Doll House was released on the web streaming service on October 7,…

‘Squid Game’ director in dilemma over reviving dead characters for second season

Reuters 09/17/2022

SEOUL  – The director of Netflix’s huge hit series “Squid Game” said on Friday that he was in a dilemma over whether and how to revive dead characters as he prepared for a second season after making history at…

Save for ‘digital’ tax, Marcos Jr. chief economic manager cold to other new taxes

Ben O. de Vera - Reporter / @bendeveraINQ 07/09/2022

Higher subscription fees are coming soon for Netflix and Spotify accounts as well as other online transactions once they’re slapped with value-added tax (VAT), but President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s chief economic manager remains cold to many other…

A Filipina actress takes part in the hit series ‘All Of Us Are Dead’

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 02/06/2022

CEBU, Philippines —Another pride moment for Filipinos as Noreen Joyce Guerra, a Pinay actress based in South Korea was cast in Netflix’s ‘All Of Us Are Dead’. She played the role of one of the students in…

Darren Espanto can’t believe Squid Games actor likes his Halloween costume

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 11/05/2021

CEBU, Philippines—Darren Espanto was exhilarated after South Korean actor Wi Ha-Joon reacted positively to his recent post. Espanto took to Twitter to share about the “Squid Game” actor liking his Halloween costume.  “NO WAAAAY 🥲 Wi Ha-join…

Netflix removes spy drama episodes after Philippines’ complaint over China map

Reuters 11/02/2021

MANILA — Netflix Inc. has removed two episodes of spy drama “Pine Gap” from its streaming service in the Philippines, after the Southeast Asian country rejected scenes involving a map used by China to assert its claims…

Netflix ordered to remove ‘Pine Gap’ episodes on China’s nine-dash line – DFA

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 11/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has ordered Netflix to cut out certain episodes of a political drama which showed a map of China’s “illegal” nine-dash line in the South China…

Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ estimated to be worth about $900 million – Bloomberg News

Reuters 10/18/2021

“Squid Game,” Netflix Inc’s biggest original series launch, is estimated to be worth almost $900 million for the streaming giant, Bloomberg News reported late on Saturday, citing figures from an internal Netflix document. The nine-episode thriller, in…

KUWENTONG KULE: Beware of the Aswangs!

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 07/08/2021

Philippine folklore is filled with mythical and mysterious beings, including  scary monsters like the Aswangs  that gave us many sleepless nights. The Aswang is the Philippines’ most famous carnivorous monster, a boogeyman-like predatory figure in local folklore…

Netizen tries Rico Blanco’s ‘Yugto’ for Trese opening scene, and it’s going viral

Immae Lachica 06/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A netizen who goes by the name Tito Ken on Twitter is giving everyone a whole new sound to Netflix’s Trese intro. In his tweet yesterday, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Tito Ken shared a…

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