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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 4, 2021



Movie lovers are in for an exciting treat as Cignal TV and Regal Entertainment Inc. bring first rate films to the comforts of your home. 

Through One Screen Channel, films that have acquired recognition both here and abroad will now be seen on Cignal’s channel on all weekends of March up to December. 

Critically-acclaimed films “Die Beautiful” with Paolo Ballesteros and “So Connected” with Janella Salvador will kick-start this filmfest that will make for perfect weekend movie bonding.

“Our long-term partnership with Regal Entertainment is hinged on providing entertainment as well as significance in the ideas and themes that we air,” Cignal TV Inc. FVP and Head of Channels & Content Management, Sienna G. Olaso, said. 

“We are excited to use the One Screen platform in bringing these masterpieces closer to the audience, presenting a thematic block of films that is unique for every month.”

Get ready to cry, laugh, and fall in love as this special film screening will usher in award-winning films in the likes of “Elise” with Janine Gutierrez, “Blue Moon” with Jennylyn Mercado, “Signal Rock” with Christian Bables directed by Chito Rono and “Die Beautiful” which airs this weekend along with “So Connected”.

“Die Beautiful” (March 6) is the story of Trisha, a transgender, who dies during a beauty pageant. In this massive hit by Director Jun Lana, viewers are treated to a heartwarming movie that takes a closer look at the issues that confront a transgender woman beautifully played by Paolo Ballesteros.  

“So Connected” (March 7) by Director Jason Paul Laxamana gives a take on fate and destiny in this film that stars Janella Salvador and Jameson Blake. 

Trisha, a struggling waitress, buys a phone from a black market seller. Unknown to her, Karter, the owner of the stolen phone, still has access to the device and is trying to locate her.

Up next in April, gather with your barkada and get your popcorn ready as you bundle up for friendship-themed films that are sure to make you celebrate friendship. 

As the month of new beginnings embark, the theme ‘Barkada, Old and New,’ is best suited to reunite with old pals, start afresh and leave hard feelings behind. 

Are you more into heavy drama? Does the line “Walang himala!” ring a bell? Is the Shake, Rattle, and Roll series your cup of tea? Or does a powerhouse cast get you hooked more than anything? All these themes and more await your welcome in the months to come. 

COO and Vice President of Regal Entertainment Inc., Marie Roselle Y. Monteverde, suggested that making its viewership aware of the things happening around the community is effectively delivered through films. 

According to her, “It is imperative that we continue to materialize our big idea for this project: ‘Tatak Regal, Tiyak Na De-Kalidad’ by augmenting the Filipinos with high-brow and quality content that will enrich and widen their perspective on key matters in the country, at the same time letting them enjoy the experience.”

Make sure to catch the rest of Regal Originals starting this month at 8:00 p.m. on One Screen Channel on Cignal (CH. 9) and SatLite (CH. 35). Viewers may access the channel via Cignal Play App, available on Android and iOS. 

Cignal TV was launched in 2009 and is currently the country's premier DTH satellite provider, with over 3 million subscribers. It is the leader in Pay TV in the Philippines with its nationwide coverage and availability. 

It transmits 134 channels including free-to-air, SD and HD channels to household and commercial venues in the country. 

It also offers a mix of 17 audio channels and on-demand service through pay-per-view channels and content add-ons. Cignal is owned by Cignal TV,  a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, the media partner of PLDT Group.

Not yet a Cignal subscriber? Contact Cignal at 8888-5555, 0949-9977600 to 7603, or sales@cignal.tv.

 You may also enjoy One Screen for free on Cignal Play. Just download the app via App Store or Google Play. For SatLite subscribers, One Screen is available on Channel 35. For more information, follow One Screen on Facebook.