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The Review: October Highlights from Kroma

Updated: May 26



As the calendar turns, we invite you to join us in a look back at the extraordinary moments that defined Kroma Entertainment in October.


ANIMA Podcasts and Kroma stages PH’s first-ever podcast festival ‘Hear For It’



Kroma Entertainment, in partnership with ANIMA Podcasts, proudly spearheaded the Philippines' premier podcast festival, ‘Hear For It’, igniting the podcast scene with an unprecedented celebration.


This pioneering festival, 'Hear For It', carved out a historic moment for the nation's burgeoning podcast landscape, uniting audio storytelling aficionados at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center on the 20th of October. The festival, a vibrant hub of immersive experiences, was not just a success—it was a revelation, showcasing the spirited bond within the podcast community.


This event transformed into a dynamic meeting ground for podcast enthusiasts. It offered them a rare opportunity to mingle with the voices that have become a staple in their daily lives, the podcast superstars themselves. Attendees were treated to live creator stories, providing a backstage pass into the world of podcasting. Moreover, interactive podcast booths brought the thrill of audio creation to life, granting fans a taste of the magic behind the mic.


Reel Life: ‘I Am Not Big Bird’ gets first teaser, ‘Where Is The Lie?’ and ‘HITO’ join more int’l fests



ANIMA Studios released the first teaser to Enrique Gil’s much-awaited comeback film “I Am Not Big Bird”, leaving fans with lots to “unpack” from its wild, adventurous plot.


Meanwhile, “Where Is The Lie?” (“Marupok AF”) was selected to be an official entry for the Southeast Asia Showcase of the 43rd edition of Hawai’i International Film Festival (HIFF). Stephen Lopez’s “HITO” also joined the 2023 San Diego Filipino Film Festival’s Shorts Program III: Finding Elsewhere category and the Sitges Film Festival’s Official Fantastic In-Competition.


A ‘Sneak Peek’ into Matthaios’ sneaker collection



Complex Philippines dropped the second episode of their online series, “Sneak Peek”, and gave fans an exclusive look into the collection of R&B artist Matthaois.


The episode, hosted by Julo de Guzman, delved into Matthaios’ passion for footwear, revealing his favorites for daily wear and the pairs that grace the stage during his performances.



FreebieMNL puts Jake Ejercito on the Spotlight



Coming from the box-office triumph of “A Very Good Girl”, Jake Ejercito opened up about the turning point that led him to pursue acting, plus the moment he found out he was going to be a father in the latest cover story of FreebieMNL Spotlight.


Breaking Records: Zack Tabudlo Live at the 5th becomes BGC’s most attended show ever



More than 10,000 fans flocked to Zack Tabudlo Live at the 5th, becoming Bonifacio Global City’s most attended show ever!


The Live MNL-staged concert was the second anniversary celebration of the artist’s debut album “Episode”, which includes the record-breaking hit “Binibini”.


NYMA Spotlight: Frances Cabatuando holds Home Buddies Bazaar and Abi Marquez graces Yummy PH x SPOT.ph digital covers





NYMA’s Frances Cabatuando, the visionary behind the vibrant Home Buddies community, commemorated an exceptional three-year milestone with a grand Home Buddies Bazaar. Hosted at the bustling Ayala Malls Manila Bay Activity Center on October 1, the event was a haven of tempting "budol" discoveries, featuring an array of interactive games, exciting raffles, and complimentary home consultations for the cherished Kapitbahays.


Adding to the season of triumphs, NYMA’s Abi Marquez, hot on the heels of her win as Foodie Creator of the Year at the 3rd TikTok Awards Philippines, graced the digital covers of both Yummy PH and Spot.ph in their latest Hidden Gems Of The Philippines issue – another accomplishment worth celebrating in the digital and culinary spheres.


PIE bumps up the ‘swerte’ with earlier primetime schedule



PIE has announced an exciting monthly incentive for viewers: the chance to win a share of 1 million pesos in prize money through their "Alas Swerte" shows. With an updated schedule starting at 5 PM since October 21, PIE promises to offer an entertaining and potentially rewarding way to end your day.


The lineup includes “Mukhang Perya”, “Watchawin”, and “Ur Da Boss” from Mondays to Fridays, and “Tamang Hinala”, “Sinong Manok Mo?” on Saturdays and Sundays.


Secret Menu takes Small Laude’s SM Home holiday makeover to next level



Small Laude’s home received a pink holiday makeover from SM Home, as seen on her new vlog entry produced by Secret Menu and directed by Chyna Lo.


The video shows her picking out the quirkiest Christmas decorations that best suit her personality, with the help of the SM styling team and her “angels”.


Wonder caps off October with stunning M1ss Jade So cover and a new online series



“Drag Race Philippines” Season 2 finalist M1ss Jade So brought her “doll shenanigans” to Wonder’s October cover, opening up about the things that make her the goddessa that she is today.


In the same month, Wonder also kicked off their new online series, “Wonder Experiments”, the first episode of which talks about whether or not 🍆 size matters.


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