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Piano Teachers Workshop And Masterclass At The CCP

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INTERNATIONALLY distinguished Filipino-Canadian concert pianist and pedagogue Dr. Ross Salvosa will give a Piano Teachers Workshop on Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 9:00, am – 6:00 pm. This will be followed by a Piano Masterclass on Friday, January 31, 2020. Both events will be held at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater). This is a program of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with the Embassy of Canada.
The Workshop has three modules: “Path of Least Resistance”, 9:00 am – 11:00 am; “Creating vs. Regurgitating”, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; and “Road to Parnassus”, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The masterclass the following day will carry the same schedule.
Ross Salvosa is one of the most sought-after teachers in the Pacific Northwest. He is a seasoned adjudicator and has served in the juries of national and international piano competitions including the Seattle International Piano Festival and Competition and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists. He is r…

Cherry Pie Picache Advocates For Hiv With Peta’s “Under My Skin”

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The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) closes its 52nd Theater Season and welcomes the first quarter of 2020 with Rody Vera’s Under My Skin, a provocative, relevant, and heart-wrenching drama anthology top-billed by multi-awarded actress Cherry Pie Picache.

Inspired by real people and events, the play accurately depicts the realities, triumphs, and struggles of people living with HIV, while navigating an important conversation about acceptance and tolerance. The play, which is part of PETA’s creative campaign “Acting on HIV”, aims to re-examine the issue of HIV and AIDS, as the numbers of recorded cases rapidly increase every day.
“I’ve always wanted to do a play with PETA, so I am very excited to be finally doing it now,” Cherry Pie shares. “Most of what I’ve been doing lately is getting involved with different advocacies. So when our director and my good friend Melvin Lee told me that Under My Skin is going to be an advocacy play on HIV, I was enthusiastic to join even …

AJ Mitchell’s coming to Manila full list of schedule

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American pop sensation AJ Mitchell is set to serenade and meet his Filipino fans for an upcoming series of mall tours. The eighteen-year-old pop singer-songwriter will be performing in select Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, from January 17 to 18, 2020 with the following schedule: ·01/17/20: Uptown Bonifacio (Friday, 7pm) ·01/18/20: Venice Grand Canal Mall (Saturday, 3pm) ·01/18/20: Eastwood City (Saturday, 7pm)
“This will be my first time in the Philippines,” the teen heartthrob reveals in an interview. “I’m so excited to experience the culture and see as much as I can while there. I can’t wait to eat the amazing food and hopefully see some of the beaches as well.” With Nathan Huang of Nathan & Mercury and featuring Any Name’s Okay as opening act, the American recording artist will perform some fan favorites, including the mid-tempo jam “All My Friends” and the global smash “Slow Dance.”
Getting to know AJ Mitchell With a slick and show-stopping voice, charismatic personality, and sharp songw…

Solon offers solution to EDSA traffic

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Samar 1st District Representative Edgar Mary Sarmiento who happen to be the  House Transportation Committee Chairman, recently unveiled the blueprint of his proposed centralized and synchronized bus dispatch system which would turn the EDSA's rowdy and chaotic city buses into a fast, efficient and predictable mass transport system.

A civil engineer by profession, Sarmiento disclosed the full details of his proposal after announcing that his panel is closely working with the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to craft a roadmap which would solve EDSA's traffic problem.

In his proposal, Sarmiento said that the innermost lane of EDSA will serve as an "express bus lane" which can be accessed through stations used by the MRT. Like a carousel, the "express bus lane" will just circle around EDSA, duplicating the route of the MRT.

"People who use the MRT can now have the option to ride the bus which will be also operated like a carousel. The buses will only l…

Philippine cultural performance in Jiangxi, China

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A Filipino cultural delegation led by Cultural Center of the Philippines president Arsenio J. Lizaso is set to visit Jiangxi province in China to showcase the various facets of Philippine art and culture through a performance by the world-renowned Bayanihan Dance Company, a CCP resident company, on January 8, 2020, at the Jiangxi Centre for Performing Arts in Nanchang City.  The event is part of a series of celebrations for the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations of the two countries, as well as aimed at promoting and strengthening cultural cooperation between them through exchanges in the field of performing and disciplinary arts.
The outreach performance in China is made possible through the efforts of the Cultural Center of the Philippines president Arsenio Lizaso in cooperation with the Jiangxi Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (JXPAFFC).  Both CCP and JXPAFFC carry out mutual visits and performances in line with …

SM Cinema Puerto Princesa Movie Guide for MMFF 2019

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This year, eight films of different genres made it to the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), which will run from December 25, 2019 until the first week of January 2020. Here’s a list of MMFF 2019 films that Puerto Princesans and Palaweños could watch at SM Cinema on Christmas Day (December 25, 2019): Miracle in Cell # 7 (G) Genre: Drama, Comedy In the Filipino adaptation of the 2013 award-winning Korean movie, Aga Muhlach plays the role of a mentally ill man, who is accused of sexually assaulting a little girl. Behind bars, he becomes friends with his fellow inmates and they plan to smuggle his daughter. Director’s Club 1 | Schedules: 10:30AM, 1PM, 3:30PM, 6PM, 8:30PM Culion (PG) Genre: Historical Drama Culion stars Iza Calzado, Meryll Soriano and Jasmine Curtis-Smith with the special participation of John Lloyd Cruz, but the town’s significance in world medical history takes center stage. Set between 1940 and 1941, it revolves around three best friends who are all afflicted with Hanse…

Sunrise Events, A Part of the IRONMAN Group Dominates Sports Tourism Awards

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CEBU CITY – Sunrise Events Inc., A part of the IRONMAN group and its flagship triathlons IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 dominated the recently concluded Philippine Sports Tourism Awards. Sunrise Events Inc. was bestowed a total of three awards for impeccable sports tourism management and their continued commitment to promote sports tourism in the country. Organized by Selrahco PR and Primetime Plan Bravo, the Philippine Sports Tourism Awards, now in its 3rd year, sought to recognize and celebrate the movers and shakers of sports as a major pillar of Philippine tourism. Different institutions which were awarded the prestigious PSTA trophies varied from governments, private companies, venues, conventions, and more. A total of 14 awards were presented in the Grand Bar & Lounge of Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. Sunrise Events together with the City of Davao received the award for Destination Marketing of the Year for their efforts in underpinning Mindanao as a safe and happy place for s…