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May 2, 2024

MQ ARTISTS AGENCY SIGNS CEDRICK JUAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MQ Artists Agency, the in-house talent management arm of MQuest Ventures, has secured its first marquee signing: award-winning actor, Cedrick Juan.

Cedrick Juan has signed an Exclusive Talent Management Agreement with MQAA. He won the best actor award in the 2023 Metro Manila Film Festival for his portrayal of Fr. Jose Burgos in the film GomBurZa,

“I’m extremely excited to be part of the MQ family,” said Juan, who has long been involved in both theater and film productions. “I would like to thank Sir Jeff, Ma’am Jane, and Boss MVP for this great opportunity.”

“We’re delighted to have Cedrick onboard. He has proven himself as a star who can accomplish much in creating the impactful films that MediaQuest wants to produce,” said MQAA Head Jeff Remigio. “He will be joined by several others over the next few months. Our hunt for more exciting new talent continues.”, Remigio added.
 
“Now is the time to harness the talents of these gifted performers, said MQuest Ventures President and CEO, Jane J. Basas. “The entertainment industry has never been more vibrant. We’re happy to give these artists the platform from which they can work their magic.”

Cedrick Juan’s stellar acting career began when he joined Dulaang UP’s summer workshop in 2013. After joining several productions of Dulaang UP, he landed his first lead role and major theater award in 2017 for Sakuntala: Ang Singsing ng Kapalaran produced by Art Theater Manila.  For his performance, Juan was awarded the Aliw Awards Best Actor Award for a non-musical play.

In 2016, Juan starred in two films selected for the Metro Manila Film Festival: Oro and Die Beautiful. He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award for his portrayal of Bong in Oro. He has also appeared in several TV series such as Ilustrado on GMA, Til I Met You by ABS-CBN and Dreamscape, and Paano ang Pasko by TV5 and The Idea First Company. 

Juan’s recent projects include Mula sa Buwan produced by Barefoot Collaborations, as well as his first Cinemalaya film, Huling Palabas, directed by Ryan Machado.

MQ ARTISTS AGENCY SIGNS CEDRICK JUAN

February 19, 2024

Park Hyung-sik spreads joy, gives back through ‘SIKcret’ Philippines fan meet

MANILA, Philippines — It is no secret that Filipino fans have a passionate love for their South Korean idols. That’s why when Park Hyung-sik returned to the Philippines for his “SIKcret Time in Manila” fan meet on Feb. 17, his Pinoy fans showed their heartfelt joy through their energetic cheers until the end.

The South Korean star melted the hearts of his fans the moment he entered the Smart Araneta Coliseum stage and serenaded them with his song Monguri, an original soundtrack (OST) from his 2023 historical drama “Our Blooming Youth.”

“Kumusta na kayong lahat? It’s been a while,” Hyung-sik excitedly greeted the crowd after his performance. “Sobrang na-miss ko rin kayong lahat,” he further uttered in Filipino.

Presented by MQLIVE, the two-hour event was an intimate moment for the singer-actor to get closer to his Pinoy fans, four years since he last visited the country in 2019.

Park Hyung-sik spreads joy, gives back through ‘SIKcret’ Philippines fan meet

February 12, 2024

Park Hyungsik promises fans a great time in Manila fan meet

MANILA, Philippines — “I have prepared a lot to have a great time with my fans. So, I hope you, guys can expect to have a great time with me.”

That was K-superstar Park Hyungsik speaking about his Asia Tour Fan Meet dubbed “SIKcret Time in Manila” on Feb. 17, 7 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in a recent virtual group chat. It’s the anticipated follow-up event to his successful visit in 2019.

Park Hyungsik promises fans a great time in Manila fan meet

February 6, 2024

MVP-led MediaQuest seals collaboration with Nine Media for RPTV

MANILA, Philippines — MediaQuest Holdings (MQH), TV5 and Nine Media Corp. (NMC) launched RPTV, facilitated by Nine Media’s airtime agreement with RPN.

In a press release on Tuesday, TV5 said that the networks formalized an agreement for content distribution, sales and marketing services for RPTV.

MVP-led MediaQuest seals collaboration with Nine Media for RPTV

December 29, 2023

GomBurZa wins seven awards at the 2023 Metro Manila Film Festival

GomBurZa, a historical drama about the three Filipino priests executed during the Spanish colonial period, won seven awards -- the biggest medal haul at the 2023 Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal held at the New Frontier in Quezon City.

Co-produced by the Jesuit Communications Foundation and MQuest Ventures, the film secured the Second Best Picture award.  Multi-awarded filmmaker Pepe Diokno was named Best Director, while Cedrick Juan won the Best Actor award.  GomBurZa also won the awards for Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound, and the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award.  
 
"This year's film festival was a landmark return of Philippine cinema," said MediaQuest Holdings Chairman Manuel V.  Pangilinan.  "With so many great films to choose from, I am pleased that the MMFF has given GomBurZa such shining recognition.  Hearty congratulations go to Jescom, and all the hard-working artists and crew who collaborated to produce this pathbreaking film – a tribute to Filipino patriotism and cinematic craft."

"GomBurZa highlights MediaQuest's vision for cinema," said MQuest Ventures President and CEO Jane Basas.  "We want to produce films that not only entertain but also contribute to nation-building by helping enrich people's appreciation of Philippine history and culture."

The execution of Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora by Spanish colonial authorities in 1872 is seen as a pivotal event that defined the Filipino identity and paved the way for the Philippine Revolution of 1896.

GomBurZa is screening in theaters nationwide. 

GomBurZa wins seven awards at the 2023 Metro Manila Film Festival

November 9, 2023

Tagalog-dubbed Korean films to air in tvN's linear channels with Cignal

MANILA, Philippines – tvN has launched linear TV channels tvN Movies Pinoy and tvN Premium in partnership with Cignal TV.

tvN Movies Pinoy is a Tagalog-dubbed channel that brings the vibrant world of Korean films to Filipino audiences in their own language; this complements tvN Premium, a high definition (HD) channel that features the latest Korean dramas and shows.

For Cignal subscribers, tvN Movies Pinoy is now available on Channel 39, while tvN Premium replaces tvN Asia, now on Channel 237. tvN Movies Pinoy is also available on Video-on-Demand (VOD) through Cignal TV’s streaming platform, Cignal Play.

Tagalog-dubbed Korean films to air in tvN's linear channels with Cignal

November 6, 2023

Park Hyun-Sik to visit Philippines for fan conference

MANILA, Philippines – South Korean actor and singer Park Hyung-sik will be in the Philippine next year to grace a fan conference, his management agency PCStudio announced Monday.

The fan conference, titled “SIKcret Time”, is slated February 17, 2024 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Hyung-sik expressed enthusiasm to meet his Filipino fans in the event organized by MQLive in partnership with TONZ Entertainment.

Park Hyun-Sik to visit Philippines for fan conference

October 25, 2023

The STAR, TV5 bag MOPC journalism awards

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Overseas Press Club (MOPC) formally conferred the “Newspaper of the Year” award on The Philippine STAR yesterday.

The STAR editor-in-chief Ana Marie Pamintuan was recognized as “Journalist of the Year.”

The MOPC said Pamintuan embodied the “best in Philippine journalism today – brainy, hardworking, fair and balanced, courageous, global in values, local in relevance and unyielding in the search for truth, freedom and justice.”

The STAR, TV5 bag MOPC journalism awards

October 11, 2023

Cignal flexes strength with golden Asian Games coverage

MANILA, Philippines – Following its successful broadcast of the FIBA World Cup 2023, the country’s leading pay television provider Cignal TV delivered world-class, innovative coverage of the recently concluded 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

From start to finish of the 16-day Asiad, Filipino sports fans were able to follow the competitions through Cignal platforms such as the free-to-air One Sports channel, Pay TV channel One Sports+, and its OTT service, Pilipinas Live.

Cignal flexes strength with golden Asian Games coverage

October 2, 2023

Radyo5 TRUE FM’s Pursuit of Excellence Rewarded with “Best Radio Station” Award and Improved Ratings

MANILA, Philippines - Radyo5 TRUE FM has marked another important milestone by winning the “Best Radio Station” award at the recently concluded 11th Makatao Awards of  the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP).

This recognition highlights the big strides that Radyo 5 has made since it successfully rebranded its radio station in March of this year and transformed its programming to deliver truthful and impactful news and public services shows on the FM band.

According to NIELSEN ratings, the station holds the No. 7 position in the FM band and the No. 8 spot among all radio stations in the country, surpassing DZBB, which ranks No. 10. Meanwhile, based on KANTAR ratings, TRUE FM secured the Top 5 spot for the second quarter of 2023.

Moreover, Radyo5 TRUE FM has boosted its weekly listenership, which now stands at an impressive 23%.  The number of its Facebook followers has reached 5.2 million, making it the most followed radio station page in the country.

These metrics confirm the significant progress that the station has made in becoming the top choice of radio listeners for “real, relatable and reliable content” anchored on its battlecry, “Dito Tayo sa Totoo!”

TRUE FM’s leading programs include Mon Gualvez’s “Bangyon Bayan with Mon,” “Ted Failon & DJ Chacha,” the flagship news program “Radyo5: Balita Pilipinas,” Lourd De Veyra’s “Sana Lourd,” Danton Remoto’s “Pinoy Konek,” Bro. Jun Banaag’s “Dr. Love,” Senator Raffy Tulfo’s “Wanted sa Radyo,” Dr. Edinell Calvario’s “Healing Galing,” Cristy Fermin’s “Cristy Ferminute,” and more.

“With these achievements, Radyo5 TRUE FM reaffirms its commitment to transparency, accuracy, and fairness in journalism while continuing to provide quality content that resonates with its target audience,” said Raul M. Dela Cruz, Radyo5 TRUE FM General Manager.

“Tune in to the country’s real, relatable, and reliable radio station and find out why more and more listeners are getting hooked to Radyo5 TRUE FM’s engaging programs.” he added.

For more information and updates, check out Radyo5 TRUE FM’s social media pages on Facebook, the X app, and TikTok.

Radyo5 TRUE FM’s Pursuit of Excellence Rewarded with “Best Radio Station” Award and Improved Ratings

September 27, 2023

UAAP hoops accessible to Filipinos worldwide via Pilipinas Live

MANILA, Philippines – Cignal TV on Wednesday announced that the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball tournament will be made available to sports enthusiasts in the Philippines and around the world through its OTT streaming platform Pilipinas Live.

UAAP hoops accessible to Filipinos worldwide via Pilipinas Live

September 27, 2023

BBC Lifestyle launches on Cignal TV in the Philippines

27 September 2023 – BBC Studios announced today at APOS that it will launch its linear channel BBC Lifestyle on Cignal TV, a subscription-based direct-to-home satellite television service provider in the Philippines.

BBC Lifestyle will be available on Cignal TV from 1 October 2023 onwards, joining two existing premium BBC Studios’ channels, BBC Earth and BBC News.

BBC Lifestyle launches on Cignal TV in the Philippines

September 27, 2023

Cignal becomes official broadcast, digital partner of NBA, NBA 2K League in Philippines

More exciting basketball coming your way!

The National Basketball Association [NBA], the NBA 2K League, and leading media network Cignal TV, Inc. announced that NBA and NBA 2K League games and original programming will air in the Philippines through Cignal’s channels across free-to-air and satellite television and will stream on Cignal’s over-the-top streaming service Pilipinas Live.

Cignal becomes official broadcast, digital partner of NBA, NBA 2K League in Philippines

September 15, 2023

FIBA lauds Philippine broadcast coverage of Basketball World Cup

MANILA, Philippines – After more than two weeks of nonstop basketball action, the FIBA World Cup 2023 held in Manila came to a close last September 10.

Excitement ran at an all-time high for the local fans, as the Philippines enjoyed the honor of hosting the world’s best teams as they battled it out for basketball supremacy.

Records were broken: The opening match between Gilas Pilipinas and the Dominican Republic at the Philippine Arena last August 25 set the FIBA World Cup record for live attendance as some 38,115 fans witnessed history unfold.

FIBA lauds Philippine broadcast coverage of Basketball World Cup

August 25, 2023

Meet Pearl: Landmark collaboration introduces digital human technology in FIBA World Cup

PLDT, MediaQuest Holdings, Cignal TV, and NTT DATA have joined forces to introduce an innovative offering for basketball enthusiasts attending the FIBA World Cup in Manila.

The collaboration will introduce Pearl, the country’s first "Digital Human," enabling local and international fans to engage in conversations digitally.

“We are thrilled at the chance to bring these next-generation technologies to Filipino basketball fans as we adapt more innovative and customer-centric digital solution,” said PLDT and Smart Communications president and CEO Al Panlilio, who's concurrently president of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

Meet Pearl: Landmark collaboration introduces digital human technology in FIBA World Cup

August 11, 2023

GOMBURZA | MQuest Ventures Inc. and JesCom Films bring GomBurZa to the big screen

A new film about “GomBurZa” – the iconic trio of Filipino priests whose deaths in 1872 helped spark the Philippine Revolution of 1898 – will soon be released in Philippine cinemas.

The roles of the three priests – Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora – are played by actors Dante Rivero, Cedric Juan and Enchong Dee, respectively. The film also features leading actors such as Piolo Pascual, Epi Quizon, Jaime Fabregas and Carlitos Siguion-Reyna. GomBurZa is directed by award-winning filmmaker Pepe Diokno.

GOMBURZA | MQuest Ventures Inc. and JesCom Films bring GomBurZa to the big screen

June 27, 2023

Cignal TV unveils Pilipinas Live app to ‘reshape landscape of sports viewing’

It’s a brand new app for the ultimate sports fan.

You want unlimited sports entertainment at your fingertips? Cignal TV got you covered!

Enter Pilipinas Live.

It’s a new sports app for the ultimate sports fan launched by Cignal TV to “revolutionize the way fans consume sporting events.”

Cignal TV unveils Pilipinas Live app to ‘reshape landscape of sports viewing’

June 21, 2023

TVJ, Legit Dabarkads Welcomed To TV5

“Basta ako (For me), ‘Eat Bulaga,’” Vic Sotto told a press conference on Tuesday, June 20, when asked for the title of their upcoming show.

TVJ, Legit Dabarkads Welcomed To TV5

June 7, 2023

'Tuloy pa rin ang tuwa't saya na aming dala': Tito, Vic, Joey, Dabarkads transfer to TV5

MANILA, Philippines — The trio of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon and the rest of the Dabarkards are now Kapatids.

TV5's MediaQuest Holdings, Inc announced earlier today that TVJ and the Dabarkads have entered into an agreement to produce content for TV5 and other MediaQuest platforms.

"The deal opens yet another chapter in the long-running, celebrated entertainment careers of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon," MediaQuest said.

'Tuloy pa rin ang tuwa't saya na aming dala': Tito, Vic, Joey, Dabarkads transfer to TV5

May 22, 2023

BUILDING ON SUCCESS | MediaQuest supports rise of Philippine esports

National esports team, Sibol, delivered their best performance yet in an international competition by winning two gold, one silver and three bronze medals in the recently concluded 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia.

Sibol brought home gold medals for Wild Rift and Mobile Legends-Men, a silver for Mobile Legends-Women, and bronze medals for Crossfire, Valorant, and PUBG Mobile-Individual.

BUILDING ON SUCCESS | MediaQuest supports rise of Philippine esports
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