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Cuyonon Baragatan celebrate 10th year.

Now on its 10th year, the simple gathering or reunion of Cuyonons from Manila and abroad recently celebrate Ten wonderful years of convergence thru their “Cuyonon Baragatan” held last August 13 at Club Filipino in San Juan City. Almost a thousand attended this year’s event, Cuyo Mayor Andrew Ong is also present with some leaders of the province like Congressman Gil Acosta, Cong. Chickoy Alvarez, Cong. Erick Abueg and his father former Deputy Speaker Alfred Abueg, and Vice Governor Dennis Socrates. This year Inspirational speaker is Atty. Perry Pe, the Dean of Palawan State University-College of Law, in his speech Atty. Pe encourage every Cuyonon present to give back to Cuyo, the said attitude is the reason behind the 100% passing mark of PSU in Bar examination this year, this is because most of his past students return and help those who will take the bar, and it is a success. Pe also announce that this system will continue, Palawenyos can expect a bar topnotches in the coming year…

Sing Us Your Song Again: An Eddie Mesa Tribute To The King Of Rock And Roll

Eddie Mesa, a retired actor, who played Angel Zabala in Eddie Romero's Hollywood film " The Raiders Of Leyte Gulf " and a well-loved singer, dubbed and tagged as The Elvis Presley Of The Philippines, is showcasing his musicality as he, "Sing Us Your Song Again " a night of rock and roll concert slated on September 23, 2017 at the Meralco Theater. Now a pastor, born Eduardo de Mesa Eigenmann in real life in 1938, is a former matinee idol who acted alongside with Susan Roces, Fernando Poe Jr., Helen Gamboa Sotto, among others, is married to Maria Rosa Francisca Catalina " Rosemarie " Gil y Castellvi de Eigenmann, a retired Filipina actress better known as Rosemarie Gil, his screen partner. Married in 1961, the screen couple were blessed with three talented and multi awarded children: Michael Edward (Michael de Mesa), Raphael Joseph (Mark Gil) and Evangeline Rose (Cherie Gil). The beautiful and lovely couple has 13 grandchildren whom we regularly see in…

A Game Of Trolls: A Satirical Musical About Martial Law

Forty-five years after its declaration, several theater productions has been staged about Martial Law, the dark age in Philippine History. With the support from the National Historical Commission Of The Philippines (NHCP), Bantayog Ng Mga Bayani Foundation and DAKILA: Philippine Collective For Modern Heroism, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) with its mission to use the arts to reflect peoples' stories and to examine our history through artistic and cultural means is staging " A Game Of Trolls. " A repeat performance of #aGOT is playing at the PETA Theater Center the whole month of September, the same month when the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos placed the entire Philippines under Martial Law. 
This musical featuring the concepts of modern day technology and social media is dedicated to the millenials to #NeverForget and # NeverAgain to Martial Law. Written by Liza Magtoto and directed by PETA Artistic Director Maribel Legarda, it revolves on the st…

Happiness Is A Pearl, A Provocative Sensous Act

Recipient of 2016 Aliw Awards for Best Non-Musical and 2016 Broadway World Awards for Best Filipino Play New/Revival, " Happiness Is A Pearl, " an original play by acclaimed Literature Hall Of Famer Carlos Palanca Memorial Awardee Rody Vera is having a comeback beginning August 25 and running until September 17 at Arts Above, Artist Playground II, 112 West Avenue Bldg., West Avenue, Quezon City. The play is a repeat performance from last year due to insistent public demand.

The play tells the story of Kenji (Glen Asaytona, TJ dela Paz, Julian Roxas and Arvin Trinidad) a Japanese Hosto, who has the pearl sutured in his manhood. She fell in love with Maria (Ahlyxon Leyva, Sheena Ramos and Ira Ruzz) a poor Filipina working as a Japayuki. Their story was disturbed by Mari (Catherine Go, Micah Musa and April Jasmin Morales) who was once married to a billionaire businessman who left her when she became obsessed to the happiness brought by Kenji. Torn between love and happiness. …

The Enchantment tale continues in Beauty and the Beast.

The golden anniversary continues as REPertory Philippines Theater For Young Audiences and the City of Makati brings back, after its successful 2003 run, the magic and classic tale " Beauty And The Beast " on its 80th season. This version was specifically tailored for young children with book written by Peter del Valle and John Ahearn, music by Michael Valenti and lyrics by Elsa Rael. The magic storytelling and the classic retelling of this tale was based on the French novel of the same title published in 1740, goes live onstage with the direction of Joy Virata, Founder and Artistic Director of REP Theater For Young Audiences (RTYA) in celebration of its silver anniversary. Upon entering the house spectators will be greeted by a period proscenium size painted backdrop designed by Joey Mendoza. Amusing and amazing to see the human depiction of the rose garden through singing and dancing, designed by Bonsai Cielo Virata. It may not be the Disney version in terms of music, lyri…

A Gala worth celebrating.

The country’s preeminent ballet and contemporary dance company, the Ballet Philippines present this August a show featuring various international Filipino stars coming from different dance companies in the word today, like Candice Adea from BalletMet and Hongkong Ballet, Marcelino Libao of Hamburg Ballet, Kris-Belle Paclibar from Cirque Du Soleil, Ronelson Yadao of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Paul Ocampo & Chien-Ying Wang of OcampoWang Dance, and Jean Marc Cordero & Rita Angela Winder of Ballet Kiel, all of them are formerly members of Ballet Philippines.
A Gala Celebration also mark the return of Alice Reyes, the National Artist for Dance and former Artistic Director of BP. She is the one who choose the choreograph gems for this show such as Agnes Locsin’s Salome, Bam Damian’s Minamahal Sinasamba, Edna Vida’s Vision of Fire, Norman Walker’s Summer’s End, and excerpt from classical ballet “Raymonda”.
“The Gala is my way of saying, come watch the Filipino dance artist has done, …

The new dynasty at this year’s Mr. and Miss Chinatown.

On its 5th year, Mr and Ms.Chinatown is ready in presenting the good values and traditions of Filipino-Chinese community in the country, in a new way and new traditions. 15 pairs of gentlemen and ladies coming from Metro Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao are this year candidates vying to be called Chinoy cultural ambassadors in line with New Dynasty branding. “The new thing in this year is were using a new campaign, it’s called “New Dynasty”, traditionally for the Chinoys we think only entrepreneurship or business only, now we want to showcase the other side, the creative side of the Chinoys. So we have candidates who are artists, interior designers, this are field that most traditional Chinoys are not supportive with.” Alvin Tan, President of Chinoy TV. Winners and runner up will receive cash prize of P200, 000.00, P100, 000.00 and P50, 000.00, while the crown Miss Chinatown will compete for Miss Chinese International. Coronation night is slated on Sept 1, 2017 at The Theatre of Solair…

Aurelio Sedisyoso: A Sarswela About The Life Of Aurelio V. Tolentino

Tanghalang Pilipino officially launched " Aurelio Sedisyoso, " an original rock sarswela, the first piece for its 31st Theater Season, a sequel to the steampunk musical " Mabining Mandirigma. " With book and lyrics by Nicanor Tiongson, music by Joed Balsamo and direction by Chris Millado, it play act the conflicts between the Philippines and the United States in the period between 1902 and 1907, that framed the third phase of the revolution. It also focuses the last chapter in the life of Aurelio V. Tolentino from 1908 to 1915.
JV Ibesate and Eunice Pacia hosted the press conference held at Main Theater Lobby of the Cultural Center Of The Philippines on August 16, 2017. Fernando Josef, Artistic Director of Tanghalang Pilipino made an opening remark. Chris Millado, Artistic Director and Vice President of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, introduced the artistic staffs. Followed by an excerpt performance from the musical:

Song 1 - Ikaw Ang Tanglaw (AVT/Saling…

SnippetMEdia introduce SnippetX.

People now a days are always on the go, we depend on the latest technology and the challenge to be updated at all time, and most of us find our smart phone our BFF in this challenging world. Yes, this the generation that reads news and all the information we need thru our phones, tablets, everything that we can connect to the internet.
SnippetMEdia, a technology company, a state of the art mobile app that started in 2016 introduce another app called SnippetX, the newest hub for info getter not just the real news from reliable sources, but also from many social media bloggers like us who cover events, post not only latest but relevant topics that may interest you, such as food, travel, tips, and even opinion related matter that we feel to blog about.
Having almost 250,000 subscribers from their app, SnippetMEdia level up their thinking by creating another media platform that most people now a days needed, with artificial intelligence that can convey or relate to your usual feelings, it …

The West Side Story in Manila.

The classic Broadway dance musical is here in Manila for a very limited season run, West Side Story is produced many many times all over the world, from Broadway to west end including international tours for the last 60 years.
West Side Story is inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, written way back 1950’s it is set in New York presenting gangs of boys from upper west side known as Jets and the Sharks, plus the teenage love of Maria and Tony torn in between the two enemy gang. Music of this musical are called immortal now a days, from Tonight, America and that somewhere still haunt me after watching.
The Manila season that open last August 10 will last until August 27 only, yes limited 3 week season so you better get those dancing shoes and hit The Theatre at Solaire, and experience this musical with all young American cast, many of whom come direct from Broadway. Presented by Globe Live along with Novuhair, OOCL, Victory Liner, Lyric Piano and Diamond Ho…