Stronger as Juan: United response to the COVID-19 crisis

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  Over a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country continues to grapple with the challenges, which include the imposed quarantines and limiting of movements. Throughout this critical time, countless individuals and organizations have worked together and volunteered to provide support to those who needed it the most.   Among these is the Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific, which is celebrating its 25 th anniversary this year. Driven by its mission and purpose, CEB immediately answered the call to join other partners in mounting extensive relief and humanitarian efforts towards helping those affected by the pandemic. Truly, the collective spirit of bayanihan shone through, and Cebu Pacific sincerely thanks its partners who went above and beyond the call of duty at an undeniably difficult time. Aiding in the transport of much-needed supplies The lockdowns resulted in restricted movements across cities and provinces, which then posed quite a challenge in ens

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. Intertwined by fate and struggle. " Happiness Is A Pearl " narrates how decision matters most. With the rest of the ensemble: Star Alferez, Jessa Bisnar, Rey Ann Guilas, Joyan Kiu, Beaulah Mae Saycon, Sheneill Solis and Princess Tuason, the show complemented as a whole.
The venue which was transformed into a Japanese pub created a very nice impression and expression to spectators. Scenes from the three leads were provocatively and artistically sensuous. What made it erotically beautiful was the interpretation of happiness through the sensual dance tango, the highlight of the play and the core in expressing passion and pleasure. Thanks to Paul Jake Paule (Director) and Roeder Camañag (Artistic Director) for motivating. Jesse Lucas (Music Composer) for the Japanese feeling through music and Lezlie Dailisan (Choreographer) for the courage through tango.

For ticket inquiries call: Ticketworld at 891-9999 or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph Kimberly Somoza at 09759193179

Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha.

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