TFC IN THE NEWS: Zanjoe Marudo Visits the Philippine Consulate General in NY; Martin Nievera and Arnel Pineda visit the SF Bay Area; ABS-CBN’s Anti-Piracy Head to speak at a Content Protection Summit in Hollywood

ABS-CBN AVP, General Counsel & Head of Global Anti-Piracy and Content Security Elisha Lawrence will join industry leaders from the Hollywood studios, television networks and content production community at the 8th Annual CDSA Content Protection Summit on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Marina del Rey Marriott. The full-day conference program will address the dynamic challenges throughout the entertainment supply chain in managing risk, thwarting attacks and educating their teams while protecting their business practices and customers’ privacy.


Lawrence will speak at the session called, “Across Borders: Getting the Guilty in Jail”.  In the full-day summit with the theme, “Protecting the New Hollywood”, Lawrence will be joined by speakers from Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios, Microsoft Azure, FBI Los Angeles Cyber Outreach, among many others. For more info, visit


ABS-CBN TFC Star and iEmmy’s Nominee Zanjoe Marudo Visits the Philippine Consulate General in New York

(Photos by Troi Santos and courtesy of Monette Rivera)

ABS-CBN TFC Kapamilya actor Zanjoe Marudo was recently in New York where he was honored by the 45th Annual International Emmy Awards (iEmmys) with a top male acting category nomination for his performance in a special Father’s Day episode called “Kweba (Cave)” of “Maala-ala Mo Kaya”, the longest-running drama anthology in the Philippines from ABS-CBN.  Zanjoe competed against Julio Andrade from Brazil, Kad Merad from France and eventual winner Sir Kenneth Branagh from the United Kingdom.

While in the Big Apple, Marudo paid a courtesy visit on the consular team of the Philippine Consulate General in New York.  Shown in photo above are, from left, Consul Arman Talbo; Cultural Officer Olive Osias-Magpile; TFC NY rep Monette Rivera; “Maala-ala Mo Kaya” Production Manager Roda dela Cerna; iEmmy’s 2017 Best Actor Nominee Zanjoe Marudo; Vice Consul Khrys Corpuz; TFC BA East Coast correspondent Don Tagala; and Consul Kerwin Tate.

Check the BA stories on Zanjoe Marudo’s NY trip at


Philippine Concert King Martin Nievera Shops at the TFC Store in Daly City

Photo by Nerissa Fernandez


Photo by Nerissa Fernandez

Before proceeding to his concert at the Nuggets Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, Philippine Concert King Martin Nievera dropped by the San Francisco Bay Area in November and visited the TFC Store in Daly City for some holiday shopping.  It was the first time for Martin to check out the store and he was delighted to see the breadth of items offered. For more on the TFC Store, visit

Meanwhile, Martin has announced that Blue Note Hawaii has invited him back to perform in the prestigious venue on February 14-16, 2018 for a special Valentine show series.  More details to follow from TFC.



Arnel Pineda Visits TFC Office in Daly City and Seafood City in South San Francisco

Photo by Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion

Journey frontman Arnel Pineda recently promoted his new album and had a Meet and Greet at the TFC Store and Office in Daly City.  The singer, who turned 50 this year, is on an ongoing tour called, “Arnel Pineda: The Album Promo Tour 2017”, that covers 9 cities in the U.S. and Canada from November 4 to December 4.  He is shown above with Barangay USA host Gelo Barga who surprised him with a birthday cake.

Then Pineda also visited Seafood City in Westborough, South San Francisco to promote his album and have a Meet and Greet with fans. He is shown above at the TFC kiosk in Seafood City with TFC Dealer Aleli Cabunoc. For more on Pineda’s album and tour, visit

For the BA story on Arnel Pineda, visit


Photo by John Caridad


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