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HOOQ, the largest video on demand service in South East Asia turned two last April 19. Their anniversary celebration was held at La Fuerza 1, Makati City in a jungle-themed party. Tarzan and Jane of course were present at the event.
Scroll down to see the highlights of the event.

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HOOQ will be having partnership with Paramount Pictures, BBC Worldwide and Endamol Shine.  Further to this, HOOQ also announced a new service that delivers movies fresh from the cinema to your home – Transactional VOD (TVOD).  This allows blockbuster movies to hit the service within three months of their theatrical release.  To top it all off, customers subscribing to the current Subscription VOD (SVOD) service will be able to enjoy one movie from the TVOD library each month as part of their SVOD subscription at no additional cost!

Latest movies from the cinemas now for rent on HOOQ. There will be new movies uploaded each month from studios such as Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar with titles such as Arrival, Underworld: Blood Wars, Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, just to name a few.  With this  new feature, HOOQ customers can now enjoy the largest library of Hollywood and Asian hits, TV series same day as the US, as well as the latest movies fresh off the cinemas!

HOOQ has inked exclusive deals with Regal Entertainment and Viva Communications for digital rights to their new movies within 3 months of theatrical release.  Recent hits such as Camp Sawi, Bakit Lahat ng Guapo May Boyfriend & I Love You to Death have already debuted on HOOQ and are consistently in the top 10 list of most watched content by subscribers.  Mano Po 7, Die Beautiful, The Escort, and My Rebound Girl will be on HOOQ within the next quarter, with newly released movies to follow throughout the year.

HOOQ is bolstering its line-up of Hollywood studio partnerships consisting of Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Dreamworks, Lionsgate, Miramax, Starz and over a hundred Asian studios. New hit series are now available from Endamol Shine and BBC including Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Mistresses and Wolf Hall.  The full catalog of DC shows are now also on HOOQ, including Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow and Gotham.  Meanwhile Supergirl, Lucifer and Powerless are available to stream within 24 hours of US airing.

More photos at the event:

 

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Chief Executive Officer of HOOQ, Mr Peter Bithos

 

 

Hooq Team with Host Tim Yap

HOOQ Team with host Tim Yap

 

 

Hooq Phils Product Lead Jojo Angeles

HOOQ Phils Product Lead Jojo Angeles

 

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HOOQ Content and Programming Head Jeff Remigio

 

Globe's Jil Bausa Go

Globe’s Gil Bausa Go

 

Xian Lim

Xian Lim

 

Bea Rose Santiago

Bea Rose Santiago

 

Christi Mcgarry and Eduardo Lara

Christi McGarry and Eduardo Lara

 

Models Erika, Maria, and Ksenia

Models Erika, Maria and Ksenia

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Dress: Unarosafashion (IG) || Heels: Guess

 

HOW TO GET HOOQ?

  1. Download the HOOQ app from Apple Store or Google Play,
  2. Sign up or log in, to access HOOQ’s library of top Hollywood and Asian hits anytime, anywhere and on any device include computers, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, smart TVs via Google Chromecast and all Apple devices.

Globe At Home customers can get up to 6 months access to HOOQ with plans P1,299 and up, while Globe mobile customers can also get up to 6 months trial on selected prepaid and postpaid plans.   You may also visit http://www.hooq.tv to sign up for a 7-day free trial.

For more information on HOOQ, please contact:

Sheila Paul –sheila@hooq.tv

Twitter: @hooq_ph | Instagram:  @hooq_ph │ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hooq.ph

Angie Limbaco – angie.limbaco@firsttierbrands.com


AlDub fanatics can now stream the latest episode of Alden and Maine’s first ever teleserye,  Destined to be Yours as HOOQ recently announced its acquisition of the exclusive Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) rights to the catch-up episodes.

Destined to Be Yours is currently the most talked about primetime show on Philippine television since it aired its premiere episode last February 27, 2017. Joining Alden and Maine is a cast of talented actors led by Boots Anson-Roa, Lotlot De Leon, Gardo Versoza, Tommy Abuel, Ronnie Henares, Ina Feleo, Sheena Halili, Dominic Roco, Juancho Trivino, RJ Padilla, Koreen Medina and Janice de Belen who recently returned to GMA for this project.

The teleserye quickly captivated viewers with the enthralling romance story between Benjie Rosales (Alden Richard) and Sinag Obispo (Maine Mendoza) which is set in a charming and pictureque town where anything, especially destiny, is a possibility. In fact, the pilot episode garnered 22.5% ratings on AGB Nielsen NUTAM which is 2.9% higher than its rival program. The hashtag for the pilot episode, #DestinedToBeYoursWorldPremiere, also dominated worldwide Twitter trends – garnering 4.4 million tweets from February 26, 6:00 pm to February 28, 6:00 am.

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Sinag is a DJ in a community radio station in her hometown of Pelangi. The paradise-like town of Pelangi was formerly a well-developed municipality due to its flourishing mining industry but many people were forced to leave the town after mining firms closed down. Sinag stayed behind because of her love for her hometown and her intention to preserve the traditions and culture of Pelangi through the community radio station that she inherited from her late grandfather.

Meanwhile, Benjie had just graduated from his university and had high hopes of starting his career as an architect. Benjie applies for Rosales Development, one of the largest real-estate development firms in the country. Amanda (Lotlot De Leon), who had to raise Benjie on her own after her husband died from an accident, was against this at first but later allowed it after a change of heart. 

Benjie’s grandfather, Vicente Rosales (Tommy Abuel), is a real-estate tycoon and is the owner of Rosales Development. He had alienated Benjie and Amanda for many years following the tragic death of Benjie’s father, Gabriel.  In order to make up for lost time, Benjie’s grandmother, Helen (Boots Anson-Roa), convinces Vicente to interview and offer Benjie a position in the company. 

As Benjie accepts the job, he gets assigned to a project at Pelangi. There he meets Sinag and their lives become intertwined as they fall in love with each other.

“Since we announced the highly anticipated first primetime TV series of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, the entire #AlDub nation created such a buzz online that Destined to be Yours was definitely destined to be a hit even before it aired its first episode,” says Judd Gallares, President & COO of GMA New Media, Inc. “

HOOQ is now the prime destination for Filipino entertainment on demand with the largest library of local movies amongst any video-on-demand service in the country. Subscribers can now enjoy over 1,200 Filipino movies spanning almost five decades of film making, and over 4,000 hours of local television leaving other video-in-demand services way behind in terms of Filipino content.

For more information, visit www.hooq.tv and follow them on:

Twitter: @hooq_ph | Instagram:  @hooq_ph │ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hooq.ph


HOOQ, today’s Asia’s largest video-on-demand service announced that Warner Bros. Television’s latest DC series Powerless will now be available with them, same day as the US telecast.  DC fans can now enjoy a super-charged collection of TV series from the DC Universe, including Supergirl, The Flash, Lucifer and Powerless.

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“It has been an exciting start of the year for us here at HOOQ with some of the best DC TV series all available on our platform, many of them exclusively.  With the addition of Powerless, which is a delightful tongue-in-cheeck comedy set in the DC Universe, our fans can now look forward to same day as US telecast of yet another DC series right here on HOOQ!  It has always been our goal to provide the best entertainment for our customers and we will be adding much more amazing content this year!”  Said Chief Content Officer of HOOQ, Mr. Krishnan Rajagopalan.

Powerless is the first comedy series set within the world of the DC Universe and follows the adventures of Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) as Director of Research & Development at Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises based in Charm City, that specializes in products for ordinary humans who are poised to be victims of the battles between superheroes and supervillains.  Also starring Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, Ron Funches and Alan Tudyk, Powerless is executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Len Goldstein and Dean Lorey.  The series from Warner Bros. Television, which airs on NBC in the U.S., is based on the characters from DC and distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

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HOOQ is a start-up venture established in Singapore back in January 2015 between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros., aimed at driving the entertainment revolution and changing the way Asians consume entertainment.  It is the first time in Asia that three media power houses have joined forces to empower customers with unlimited online streaming access to top Hollywood, Asian and Kids movies and TV series anytime, anywhere and on any device.  These include computers, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, smart TVs via Google Chromecast and all Apple devices.

How to get HOOQ?

It’s easy to get HOOQ’d. Customers can simply download the HOOQ app from Apple Store or Google Play, sign up or log in, to access HOOQ’s library of Hollywood and Asian hits.  Globe At Home customers get 6 months access to HOOQ with plans P1,299 and up, while Globe mobile customers can also enjoy up to 6 months trial on selected prepaid and postpaid plans.   You may also visit www.hooq.tv to sign up for a 7-day free trial.

 

For more information on HOOQ, please contact:

Sheila Paul

sheila@hooq.tv


HOOQ hangouts Mano Po 7 Chinoy Movie

HOOQ welcomes the arrival of the Year of the Fire Rooster last Saturday, Feb 4 at the Globe Iconic Store with  a free screening of Mano Po 7: Chinoy that features a star-studded ensemble cast led by Richard Yap, Jessy Mendiola, Enching Dee and Jake Cuenca. It also stars Jean Garcia, Eric Quizon, Kean Cipriano, Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel. Mano Po 7 is fresh from it’s theatrical release last December.

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Aside from the free screening, Chinese New Year wouldn’t be complete without a Dragon dance and Chinese treats such as siomai, buchi, siopao and hakaw. Plus unlimited popcorn 🙂

HOOQ is also home to a rich collection of independent titles such as Metro Manila, Sonata, Six Degrees Of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay, Zombadings, Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros; and the works of top Filipino directors such as Erik Matti, Peque Gallaga, Aureus Solito, Jade Castro, Real Florido and award-winning writers Moira Lang, Antoinette Jadaone and Michiko Yamamoto.

HOOQ Marketing Head  Sheila Paul, HOOQ Director of Content Jeff Remigio, Mano Po 7 Chinoy Artist Jean Garcia & Richard Yap with HOOQs Country Manager Jane

“We chose Mano Po 7 for this month’s HOOQ Hangouts not only to celebrate the Chinese New Year but also to emphasize that HOOQ will be the first to have the newest local movies after their theatrical run,” says  Jane Cruz-Walker, Country Manager of HOOQ Philippines. “Now movie fans don’t have to wait as long since we will try to make it available on HOOQ as soon as possible. Mano Po 7 which was released in cinemas last month will be on HOOQ by this summer.adds Walker.

HOOQ subscribers can now enjoy over 1,200 Filipino movies spanning almost five decades of film making, and over 4,000 hours of local television leaving other video-in-demand services way behind in terms of Filipino content. Among the most anticipated movies that will soon be available only to HOOQ subscribers include; Camp Sawi, I Love You To Death, That Thing Called Tanga Na, My Rebound Girl, The Escort, Bakit Lahat ng Guwapo May Boyfriend?, Working Beks and Mano Po 7: Chinoy.

In addition, viewers can also watch catch up episodes of the latest GMA 7 TV series including Alyas Robinhood; Someone To Watch Over Me; Meant To Be; Ika-Anim na Utos and more in the coming months. “As the exclusive presenter of the Metro Manila Film Festival, we will soon have the 2016 MMFF top grosser Die Beautiful and the Nora Aunor starrer Kabisera available on HOOQ.

The rest of the entries will also soon find its way onto HOOQ!”  Says Jeffrey Remigio, HOOQ Philippines HOOQ has over 10,000 movies and TV shows available for streaming or download. Globe At Home customers can get up to 6 months access to HOOQ with plans P1,299 and up, while Globe mobile customers can also get up to 6 months trial on selected prepaid and postpaid plans.   You may also visit www.hooq.tv to sign up for a 7-day free trial. IMG_1809

HOOQ, Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, starts the New Year with a bang with the #HOOQTimeAnytime Hong Kong Getaway Promo.

All you have to do is:

1. Show us where you HOOQ!

2. Take a photo of your best and most creative HOOQ moments and post them on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.

3. Tag HOOQ’s official accounts and use the #HOOQTimeAnytime hashtag.

4. Make sure your account is set to public.

Every Monday, HOOQ will choose the most deserving entries to win some awesome prizes and for the grand raffle draw the lucky winner will win a trip for 4 to Hong Kong Disneyland inclusive of a two-day pass to HK Disneyland including airfare, pocket money and accommodations! The Grand Prize will be picked via draw lots.

This promo is open to all active HOOQ subscribers (free and paid) who have availed of the service direct from the website or the app.

For complete details of the promo mechanics check out https://www.facebook.com/notes/hooq/hooqtimeanytime-promo-mechanics

So what are you waiting for? Download HOOQ now and enjoy the latest episodes of your favorite Superhero TV Series, binge watch on thousands of movies, and enjoy the largest collection of Filipino content available on any video on demand service.

How to get HOOQ

It’s easy to get HOOQ!  Sign up today for a 7-day trial on www.HOOQ.tv.  Globe mobile customers can get up to 6 months HOOQ subscription on selected plans.  Broadband customers also get 5 months HOOQ on Globe At Home Plans from P1,299 and up.  Once the trial period expires, Globe customers can continue enjoying HOOQ at P149 subscription fee monthly charged to their Globe bill.  Simply text HOOQ149 to 8888.

Of course, this blog wouldn’t be complete without including the details of what I wore at this event.

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Longsleeves: MNG

Tank Top: H&M

Pants: @trendsetterteam (IG)

Bag: @shopstyleberry (IG)

Boots: Forever21


HOOQ, Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, furthers its commitment in uplifting the quality of Filipino movies as it remained the exclusive presenter of the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival and its New Wave category which started with the traditional parade of the stars last December 23 which began at the Manila City Hall at Nicanor Lopez Street and ended at Plaza Miranda – the original route used in the very first MMFF Float Parade.

To name few of the stars who participated in the Grand Parade of Stars were Nora Aunor, Eugene Domingo, Paolo Ballesteros, Kean Cipriano, Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, Ronnie Alonte, Dominic Roque, Mercedes Cabral and many others.

Bela Padilla also joined the parade aboard HOOQ’s OTJ float which is one of the lead stars of the upcoming series OTJ: The Missing 8, the very first original local content produced exclusively for the video on demand service.

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“In a year marked by big changes in the MMFF, we are proud to say that our full support for the premiere movie festival in the country has remained the same,” said Jane Cruz-Walker, HOOQ Philippines Country Manager.  “We welcome another year of partnership with the Metro Manila Film Festival, and we are proud to be part of the festival as it takes brave new steps in focusing on quality films, fresh casting choices and new approaches to filmmaking.” 

Moving forward to the big night, Erik Matti’s Seklusyon proved to be the big winner at the 42ND METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL GABI NG PARANGAL held December 29, 2016 at the Kia Theater, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

The movie brought home eight awards including Best Director for Erik Matti; Best Supporting Actress  for Phoebe Walker; Special Jury Prize for Rhed Bustamante;  Best Screenplay; Best Sound; Best Production Design; Best Cinematography and Best Theme Song for Dominus Miserere.

Sunday Beauty Queen, the very first documentary to be included in the annual festival was chosen as Best Picture.

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Irma Adlawan won the coveted Best Actress category for the movie Oro, while Paolo Ballesteros was chosen as Best Actor for his performance in ¬Die Beautiful.

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Newcomer Christian Bables got the most cheers after being named Best Supporting Actor for his role as Barbs in Die Beautiful.

HOOQ likewise gave out its own set of awards for the Short Films category including Best Screenplay: Mitatang; Best Director: Jarell Serencio Mga Bituin sa Siyudad; Special Jury Prize for Manila Scream; and Best Picture for EJK.

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Ronnie Alonte and Rhian Ramos meanwhile, were recognized as the HOOQ Male and Female Celebrities of the Night for their stunning looks at the red carpet.

HOOQ is the home of the largest collection of Pinoy movies and TV series spanning almost five decades, including close to a hundred winners and finalists of the Metro Manila Film Festival such as “Baler”, “Tanging Yaman”, “Muro Ami”, “Imortal”, the beloved franchises such as “Mano Po”, “Tanging Ina” “Shake, Rattle and Roll” and many more. New additions on HOOQ from the MMFF past entries include 2013’s “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay”, “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy” as well as the 2015 finalist “Haunted Mansion”.

According to Jeffrey Remigio, HOOQ Philippines Director of Content and Programming, they are adding more past MMFF winners to HOOQ’s carefully curated library of Filipino titles.

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MMFF and HOOQ are also working together to encourage the next generation of movie makers through the HOOQ Short Films category. HOOQ awarded a host of Short Film prizes including the Special Jury Prize and the Best Short Film.

Each HOOQ Short Film was partnered with a long-form finalist and were screened during the MMFF regular theater run from December 25 to January 3.  Each film runs under 5 minutes and most will be available on HOOQ shortly after conclusion of the Metro Manila Film Festival.

“Last year, we saw a lot of very interesting entries that surprised us with their quick narratives and creative storytelling techniques,” added Remigio. “HOOQ believes in nurturing these next generation of film makers by providing them a platform where more audiences can view their movies.”

“The world has begun to take notice of the best content Philippine cinema can offer, by supporting these young filmmakers, HOOQ is also investing in the future of entertainment,” adds Remigio.

Here is the complete list of winners of the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night co-presented by HOOQ.

Best Picture – Sunday Beauty Queen

Best Director – Erik Matti (Seklusyon)

Best Actress – Irma Adlawan (Oro)

Best Actor – Paolo Ballesteros (Die Beautiful)

Best Supporting Actress – Phoebe Walker (Seklusyon)

Best Supporting Actor – Christian Balbes (Die Beautiful)

Children’s Choice – Saving Sally, Sunday Beauty Queen and Vince & Kath & James

People’s Choice – (voted online) Die Beautiful

Best Cast Ensemble – Oro

Special Jury Prize – Rhed Bustamante (Seklusyon)

Best Screenplay – Seklusyon

Best Sound – Seklusyon

Best Musical Score – Saving Sally

Best Theme Song – Dominus Miserere (Francis De Veyra) Seklusyon

Best Production Design – Seklusyon

Best Editing – Sunday Beauty Queen

Best Cinematography – Seklusyon

FPJ Memorial Award for Excellence – Oro

Gatpuno Antonio J Villegas Cultural Award – Sunday Beauty Queen

Best Float – Die Beautiful

To know more about HOOQ

HOOQ, a start-up venture between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros., is an award-winning service that empowers customers with unlimited online streaming access and an offline viewing option to top Hollywood and Filipino movies and television shows, on any device including computers, smartphones tablets, and TV’s using casting devices such as Airplay and Chromecast.

How to get HOOQ

It’s easy to get HOOQ!  Sign up today for a 7-day trial on www.HOOQ.tv.  Globe mobile customers can get up to 90 days HOOQ subscription on selected GoSURF plans.  Broadband customers HOOQ for 6 months on Globe Broadband plans P1,299 and up.  Once the trial period expires, Globe customers can continue enjoying HOOQ at P149 subscription fee monthly charged to their Globe bill.  Simply text HOOQ149 to 8080.


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Have you tried downloading the HOOQ app? You better be because  HOOQ always got a deep selection of movies and this month of October, HOOQ will premiere Supergirl’s Season 2 on the same day as the US telecast, giving its fans immediate access to one of Hollywood TV’s hottest shows on the device of their choice. This is a follow up to Supergirl Season 1 which also debuted last year on HOOQ as an SVOD Exclusive. This must be really a good new to superhero fanatics, right?

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Supergirl is an American superhero action-adventure drama television series developed byAli AdlerGreg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg  which premiered on October 26, 2015. Based on the DC character, Supergirlaka Kara Zor-El (series star MELISSA BENOIST) decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always meant to be on Warner Bros. Television series, SUPERGIRL.

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When she was 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to earth where she was protected and raised by her foster parents, Jeremiah and Eliza Danvers (guest stars DEAN CAIN and HELEN SLATER) and her foster sister, Alex (series star CHYLER LEIGH). Under their supervision, Kara learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman, in order to keep her identity a secret.

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Years later, Kara was living a “normal” life in National City, assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (recurring guest star CALISTA FLOCKHART) and working beside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott (series star JEREMY JORDAN) and famous Daily Planet photographer James Olsen (series star MEHCAD BROOKS), who Grant hired away from Metropolis. When Alex’s life was threatened in a plane crash, Kara took to the sky to rescue her. In the aftermath, Kara decided she could no longer sit on the sidelines and revealed herself as Supergirl.

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In Season One, Supergirl soared fighting crime and battling various villains, chief among them two Kryptonians who were intent on destroying earth, but she has yet to find that same purpose as Kara Danvers.

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In the upcoming Season Two, Kara leaves  the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant in order to figure out what she really wants to do, while as Supergirl she continues to work at the DEO, protecting the citizens of National City and searching for Jeremiah and Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with Superman (guest star TYLER HOECHLIN) to battle new villains, as she strives to balance her personal life with her life as a superhero.

 

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Of course, popcorn won’t be missing!

 

More photos during the premiere:

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Here’s the question you all want to ask-How to get HOOQ?

It’s easy to get HOOQ!  Sign up today for a 7-day trial on www.HOOQ.tv.  Globe mobile customers can up to 90 days HOOQ subscription selected GoSURF plans.  Broadband customers also get HOOQ on Globe Home Broadband.  Once the trial period expires, Globe customers can continue enjoying HOOQ at P149 subscription fee monthly charged to their Globe bill.  Simply text HOOQ149 to 8888.

For more information on HOOQ, please contact:

Sheila Paul

sheila@hooq.tv

Twitter: @hooq_ph | Instagram:  @hooq_ph Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hooq.ph

Angie Limbaco

angie.limbaco@firsttierbrands.com