Kung Hei Fat Choi! HOOQ Celebrates Chinese New Year

By Mommy Donna and Kib - February 13, 2017

One of the most-awaited holiday in the Philippines is the Chinese New Year.  People would love to know what luck awaits them for the coming year.  Binondo is also known as Chinatown, so a lot of Chinese and non-Chinese people flock there to celebrate this event, buying good luck charms and food to symbolize prosperity, good health, and love.

Happy Chinese New Year!  Dragon dance to bring us luck

HOOQ, Asia's largest video on demand service, welcomed the arrival of the Year of the Fire Rooster with a free screening of Mano Po 7: Chinoy at the Globe Iconic Store--BGC Ampitheater in Bonifacio Global City last February 4, 2017.  This is the fourth HOOQ Hangouts event since it was launched August last year.  HOOQ Hangouts is presented by Globe Live in cooperation with Samsung.

So festive! The main entrance to the HOOQ Hangouts event at BGC Ampitheater

Mano Po 7: Chinoy was chosen for their fourth HOOQ Hangouts not only to celebrate the Chinese New Year but to also emphasize that HOOQ Will be first to have the newest local movies after their theatrical run. "Now movie fans don't have to wait for long since we will try to make it available on HOOQ as soon as possible.  Mano Po 7 was released last December in cinemas will be on HOOQ this summer," said Jane Cruz-Walker, Country Manager of HOOQ Philippines.

Globe and HOOQ family together with Ms. Jean Garcia and Richard Yap, the lead stars in Mano Po 7: Chinoy

Mr. Richard Yap of Mano Po 7: Chinoy

Ms. Jean Garcia of Mano Po 7: Chinoy

With the increasing number of movies in HOOQ's movie library, 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.

Soon to be available on HOOQ are the following:

  • 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
  • Mano Po 7: Chinoy
In addition, HOOQ subscribers can also watch catch-up episodes of their favorite teleseryes in GMA 7 like Alyas Robin Hood, Someone To Watch Over Me, Meant To Be, Ika-Anim Na Utos and more in the coming months.

But wait, there's more!

HOOQ, as the exclusive presenter of the Metro Manila Film Festival, will soon have the 2016 MMFF top grosser movie Die Beautiful and Kabisera, a movie starred by Superstar Nora Aunor. "The rest of the entries will also soon find its way to HOOQ!" said Jeffrey Remigio of HOOQ Philippines.

While HOOQ showcases thousands of foreign movies and TV series, it also features Filipino entertainment on-demand with the largest library of local movies amongst other video-on-demand service in the Philippines.

Jane Cruz-Walker further emphasized HOOQ's commitment in showcasing Filipino films and TV shows.  "Pinoy films and TV shows are closest to our hearts because it tells the stories of our lives and we can all relate to them.  That's why it's so important for us to continuously enrich our growing library with more quality local content from the top Philippine production studios," she added.

Erik Matti's On The Job: The Series which is co-produced by Globe Studios, is the first local production to be exclusively shown on a video-on-demand service.

Here are the other movies that we can now see at HOOQ:

  • Romance: Diary ng Panget by James Reid and Nadine Samonte, One More Chance by John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo, Close To You, and The Mistress;
  • Action: On The Job, Muro Ami, FPJ's Ang Probinsyano;
  • Thriller: Feng Shui, Sukob, Shake Rattle and Roll series, The Healing;
  • Comedy: Sisterakas, Kimmy Dora, Wang Fam, My Amnesia Girl, and Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy
  • Indie movies: Metro Manila, Sonata, Six Degress of Separation from Lila Cuntapay, Zombadings, Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros
Apart from the above-mentioned movies, we can also watch the works of the top Filipino directors such as Erik Matti, Peque Gallaga, Aureus Solito, Jade Castro, Real Florido and the award-winning writers such as Moira Lang, Antoinette Jadaone, and Michiko Yamamoto.

Ooopppss, before I forget, HOOQ has an ongoing promo, #HOOQTimeAnytime Hong Kong Getaway Promo!

Win a trip for 4 to Hong Kong!  

The rule is just simple: just show where you HOOQ!  Whether you do it on bed or while exercising on the treadmill, or while having breakfast in the morning or while stuck in traffic on your way home, just take a photo of your best and most creative HOOQ moments and post them on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram, tag HOOQ's official social media accounts, and use the hashtag #HOOQTimeAnytime on your posts.  Remember to put your posts in public so that your entry will be counted!

Every Monday, HOOQ will choose the most deserving entries to win awesome prizes.  For the grand raffle draw, one lucky winner will win a trip for four (4) to Hong Kong inclusive of a two-day pass to Hong Kong Disneyland, airfare, pocket money and accommodation!  

This promo is open to all active HOOQ subscribers (free and paid) who have availed of the service direct from the website or app.  For complete details and promo mechanics, you may visit their Facebook page

Want to get on HOOQ?  Sign up at www.hooq.tv for 7-day free trial now!  Globe At Home customers can get up to 6 months access to HOOQ with plans 1299 and up, while Globe mobile customers can also get up to 6 months trial on selected prepaid and postpaid plans.

Let's support Philippine movie industry by patronizing our homegrown movies on HOOQ!

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