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BGC Hostel, Being Good at your own Comfort.

For those travelling to Metro Manila particularly attending any events in Makati City, or just simply touring around and your budget is a priority, don’t waste so much for high end accommodations where most of your time is spend outside the City. Try this newest boutique hostel that offer privacy even  on a dormitory type.  This is BGC Hostel, located at 2855 Danlig St, Pinagkaisahan in Makati City, it’s near Kalayaan Avenue and a stone away to EDSA. This 54 bed hostel started its operation October of 2015, and from then it is now a favorite hub for most travelers from abroad and from the provinces. It is also a walk away from the bustling Bonifacio Global City, but they want to clear that it is not inside the vicinity of Fort Bonifacio.
Gerard, one of the Receptionist in BGC Hostel told us that the meaning of BGC is Be Good Comfort, and they are not making a ride to the popularity of the famous Bonifacio City, it could be a coincidence after all.
They have around 7 rooms with beds s…

Firebird to opens 47th Season of Ballet Philippines.

The Country’s leading classical and contemporary dance company, Ballet Philippines is now opening their 47th Season with a theme of Wings, and to soar high on its initial offering, the revisited Firebird is making a comeback in Cultural Center of the Philippines, starting August 19 to 21.
Firebird and Other Ballets is a collaboration project with a lot of artist from costume designer to top notch choreographer up to musical side. It show pieces by David Campos, Dwight Rodrigazo and Carlos Pacis, with the choreography by Russian-born George Birkadze. The impressive costumes is created by Mark Lewis Higgins “As human beings we always think of this wing creatures like angels, because we want to aspire to go high so that we can fly, that’s why we name this season as wings.” Paul Morales, BP Artistic Director said. Firebird is a neo classical mixed and to be presented as a Filipino inspired, while the other ballets are “Nenelehdej by Spanish Choreographer Campos, and Moving Two by Rodrig…

The Comedy Concert Queen meet Asia’s Nightingale in one pasiklaban night.

After almost 6 years of hiatus in concert scene, the undisputed Comedy Queen is now returning on stage for a concert with Lani Misalucha come Sept 17 at the Kia Theater, under the direction of Floy Quintos and musical direction by Jimmy Antiporda.
During the presscon called by DSL Events and Production House Inc, Ai-ai admit that it is the first time for her and Lani to be on same stage, people can expect a showdown that will bring the house down as they exchange comedy spiels and of course, singing showdown that only internationally known performer Lani can deliver, definitely Ai-Ai will not be left behind since she has her own style to get the attention of the crowd.
The said show will mark as the pre-celebration of Lani for her 20th year anniversary in music industry, what Ai-Ai promise that people need to see is the surprise number of her with Lani and some gorgeous guys in showbiz, in this part she will teach Lani the “hipo” trademark she is doing in her past concerts.
Lani is…

Lance So and The Vienna Boys Choir Live in Manila.

The Alumni Association of Xavier School is bringing back in Manila the world renown Vienna Boys Choir, the Austrian base choir that was started way back middle ages, come November 11 at PICC Plenary Hall at 8 in the evening. The VBC is considered one of the oldest choir in the world with Alto and Sopranos members, their records show works with music legends and masters such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Caldara, Antonio Saliere, Christoph Willibald and Anton Bruckner.
The choir is divided into four group or touring choirs named after famous Austrian composers, and the one coming to Manila is the Brucknerchor Group with 22 boys plus two probationers. Most of this boys are from Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland, and Styria. Their international members are from Canada, China, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Russia and from the Philippines. The first South East Asian member from Philippines is Lance So, the first son of two Filipinos who work in Shanghai, Chin…

Philippine Handicrafts Association discusses effects of Climate Change.

Handicrafts that usually serve as souvenirs in many travels, as well as decorations in the house or personal adornment largely are base from agriculture or from forest products.  This things now a days are also affected by the changing climates, many of which are having difficulties in gathering raw materials due to some development, that results to low productions to which many communities in the country are depending on it.
These are the issues raise during the one day forum on Resilience-building & Fair trade strategies in livelihood development, last July 28 at Discovery suites in Ortigas Center in Pasig City. It is organise by Community Crafts Association of the Philippines (CCAP), a Livelihood base non stock and non profit organization registered in 1973 that aims to assist marginalized craft producers in developing their product to a world class quality. They are also behind the Fair trade for Development, Inc, a business organization that owns Likhang Atin fair.
The for…

IsrAID expanding its activity in the Philippines.

Barely two years in operation in the Philippines, the sole NGO flagship carrier of Israel is now on the verge of expanding its activity, they come in Ormoc and Tacloban within 48 hours after Typhoon Yolanda hit and devastated the place, they immediately conduct medical assistance and relief operations, and since then they choose to stay.
IsraAID started in 2011 and they are in more than 35 countries in the world now, they are getting funds from different sectors that believe in their causes.  Among their programs for disaster stricken areas are mental health and psycho social support, family counselling program, food security and agriculture, livelihood programs, trainings with partners from academe community, identifying water resources, farmers cooperative and teaching Israeli irrigation water system, that they claim is one of their biggest contribution in agriculture.
On a conference at Barbara’s in Intramuros, Netanel Nisan, IsraAID Philippines Country Director  inform us that …

Transform like St.Ignacio De Loyola. Film Review

Growing up in a Catholic school make me used to in watching religious films, from holy stories of the bible to the life of saints. Most of them I must say made you feel like attending a Holy mass, or should I say listening to the sermon of the priest.
But this Ignacio De Loyola is very far and different, at first there is clamor that it is stylized as mala-Hollywood one when the trailer came out, I myself was amazed and didn’t realize that it is a Filipino production behind it, from the treatment itself and of course the casts anybody will think that it is foreign group that produce it.
Will it is not, Jesuit Communications along with Paolo Dy are the people who created this magnificent film about the founder of Society of Jesus, and of course the Ateneo De Manila University. The film focus on Loyola’s life in Spain, as a Kid, as a soldier, a sinner and to his transformation to sainthood.
Almost of the entire movie you will see the Godly face of Andreas Munoz, the Spanish actor po…

It’s identity for Red Turnip this 4th Season.

Barely three years after, Red Turnip Theater is opening their fourth season with Identity theme, a slogan that can be notice in their two new play that theatre aficionados can look forward starting this August up to March of 2017.
The offering for this season is Tribes, a family drama that was centered on a member who is deaf in nature, and the struggle on how to raise a kid or siblings without telling him that he cannot understand the sound of the world, while the second play is called The Nether, a sci-fi thriller that goes beyond a love story created by the world wide web.
“The first play starts how identity shape in a family, how you grow up, the identity becomes struggle or easy. While the Second play goes to a whole new level, people looking for identity using medium, if they can’t find in physical contact they look for it in the Internet.” Discuss by Rem Zamora, one of Red Turnip’s founding member. Tribes is under the direction of Topper Fabregas with Kalil Almonte, Angela …