hits, music, songs, United States

Billboard Hot 100: October 14, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 14, 2017.

1. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves). No. 1 last week.

2. Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – Rockstar. No. 2 last week.

3. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do. No. 3 last week.

4. Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255. No. 4 last week.

5. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 5 last week.

6. French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable. No. 6 last week.

7. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still. No. 10 last week.

8. Imagine Dragons – Believer. No. 7 last week.

9. Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up. No. 8 last week.

10. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry. No. 15 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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news, Philippines, television, United States

In 100 Words: Tragedy in Vegas

Around 60 lives were claimed in the Las Vegas shooting incident, considered the worst such attack in American history. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Totally gruesome and tragic.

Gunfire enveloped a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada early Monday morning (Monday afternoon in Manila). When the smoke was cleared, around 60 people were killed and over 500 more were wounded.

Even news networks in the Philippines can’t help but feel a tragic sense of loss for the victims. Throughout most of the day, attention shifted to the incident in Las Vegas, where they kept an eye on the latest updates surrounding the worst mass shooting in American history.

It remains to be seen if there are Filipino victims in this horrible attack. For now, stay tuned to CNN Philippines, the ABS-CBN News Channel, GMA News TV and DZMM TeleRadyo for more updates on the Las Vegas shooting, and to see if Filipinos were affected in this incident.

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Billboard Hot 100: October 7, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 7, 2017.

1. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves). No. 2 last week.

2. Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – Rockstar. New entry.

3. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do. No. 1 last week.

4. Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255. No. 3 last week.

5. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 4 last week.

6. French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable. No. 7 last week.

7. Imagine Dragons – Believer. No. 9 last week.

8. Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up. No. 16 last week.

9. Charlie Puth – Attention. No. 8 last week.

10. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still. No. 14 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Hot 100: September 30, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of September 30, 2017.

1. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do. No. 1 last week.

2. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves). No. 2 last week.

3. Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255. No. 5 last week.

4. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 3 last week.

5. Sam Smith – Too Good at Goodbyes. New entry.

6. DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts. No. 6 last week.

7. French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable. No. 9 last week.

8. Charlie Puth – Attention. No. 7 last week.

9. Imagine Dragons – Believer. No. 8 last week.

10. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back. No. 10 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Hot 100: September 23, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of September 23, 2017.

1. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do. No. 1 last week.

2. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves). No. 3 last week.

3. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 2 last week.

4. Taylor Swift – …Ready for It?. New entry.

5. Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255. No. 9 last week.

6. DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts. No. 4 last week.

7. Charlie Puth – Attention. No. 5 last week.

8. Imagine Dragons – Believer. No. 6 last week.

9. French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable. No. 7 last week.

10. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back. No. 8 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Philippines, Sports, television, United States

In and Out: TV5 Announces, Then Pulls Out NFL

Unless things change, the NFL will not be seen on Philippine television in the foreseeable future after Sports Illustrated Asia backed out and TV5 pulled out any scheduled games from its lineup. (Photo courtesy of the National Football League)

America’s most popular sport appears to be on its way out of the Philippines.

Sports Illustrated Asia, formerly the All-Sports Network (ASN), dropped the NFL from its lineup of programs at the start of the 2017 season. The channel best known for airing the National Hockey League, U.S. NCAA college football and college basketball had been broadcasting NFL games for nearly a decade now.

Almost simultaneously, TV5 announced that they will carry NFL games this season. But as soon as they placed the schedule of NFL games on its website, they decided to pull them out at the last minute in favor of ‘Movie Max 5’.

This means that for the first time in decades, the NFL will not be seen on Philippine television this season (unless one network will air the Super Bowl this February). It’s a shame considering that the league has had a long and distinguished love affair with Filipino sports fans and American expats, even though it falls behind basketball, volleyball and soccer in terms of local popularity.

Going back to TV5, the last-minute pullout of NFL games is the latest in a series of blunders committed by the network this month. Last week, TV5 ceased airing Cartoon Network and Boomerang shows in favor of TV shopping and movies, then in another last-minute move, they postponed anew the premiere of Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Amo’.

These moves are typical of Chot Reyes’ incompetence as a network executive. Once lauded for promoting the network’s ‘Choose Courage’ mantra, Chot’s questionable decisions has now turned the slogan into a joke.

The NFL, despite its lack of popularity in the Philippines, would have filled TV5’s suddenly moribund schedule. Had it aired as scheduled, people would have praised Chot Reyes for this fearless and courageous move.

Instead, Chot retreated like a coward and instructed his staff to pull them out in favor of endless Tagalized movies and TV shopping blocks. Which leads to where TV5 is now, a network lacking any sense of direction.

Considering the expensive broadcast rights of the NFL, perhaps TV5 was right in not pursuing the league. But without a ‘Plan B’, all signs point to Chot Reyes becoming a pariah in the world of Philippine television.

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