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Celebrate 50 Years of Philippine Printmaking at The CCP.

The Printmakers Association of the Philippines paved the path for the acceptance of the art of the fine print in the country and the modes through technique, technology, repertoire, subject, artistic vision, public reception and critical evaluation before becoming a material.
To celebrate its 50th milestone, patrons can look back at its history and its pioneers, revisits its archives and the lineage of practices and reflects on the issues that confront the practice of printmaking through an exhibit. TIRADA, curated by Patrick Flores honors the achievements of printmakers of varied persuasions and charts a course for the future of the art. "Tirada" is a term among printmakers that signifies a strike: to pull off or pull out a piece of work in a series of multiples. It also means effort and labor, a decisive action. It is a fitting term for this commemoration for the organization founded in 1968 and was built around a range of concerns: * The aesthetic integrity and intellige…

Rak of Aegis 6: Ready to Rock Again Some Baha Realness.

Quezon City, Philippines- the iconic original Filipino musical phenomenon, “Rak of Aegis”, is back for its 6th season at PETA theater stage with its original casts and additional new recruits from Hu Got Talent: The Search for The Next Rakstar. Aside from its well-received ever-relevant story, the latest season would introduce us to fresh-off-the-boat rakstars that will surely to slay the theater stage.

Five seasons is a feat, but the sixth will be a legend. Dubbed as one of the most successful local musical theater production to date, Rak of Aegis is back for its 6th season with monster vocal performances of Aegis classics and with their fresh-catch talents that will give a new taste to the play. Inspired by the play’s character Aileen, the production will feature talents from their recently held Hu Got Talent: The Search for The Next Rakstar, which aims to discovery and give a break to local budding and promising theater actors of the generation. These fresh talents would not just …

A Taste of Chinese Opera: The Monkey King Making Havoc in Heaven

Last May 18, 2018 the renowned Qingdao Peking Opera company held a performance of The Monkey King Making Havoc in Heaven at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) little theater.

As part of the 2015-2018 Executive Program of the Philippines-China Cultural Agreement for cross-cultural collaboration of Sarswela and Chinese Jingju in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the distinguished “National Advanced Cultural Collective” Qingdao Peking Opera visited manila and showcased their gala performance of the classic traditional repertoire Monkey King Making Havoc in Heaven. Aside from production showcase, the program also includes lecture-demonstration, interactions and pre-production meetings as collaboration with local theater artists. Furthermore, it also a part of the 43rd celebration of the formal establishment of Philippine-China Diplomatic Relations.
Started with the fake invitation from the Jade Emperor, Sun Wukong attends the peach feast at the temp…

Of Changing Partners and Chained Love story

When does cheating starts? When you had sex with someone? When you lied? When you stopped trying? Or when you starting to love the false idea of you have created which your partner cannot be?
Gender fluidity has been a contemporary concept thriving in today’s culture and ideology. It is an ideology which doesn’t constraint someone’s expression and preference to that of the traditional focus on sex and gender. The concept widens individual’s freedom to love and someone’s individuality. But embracing this concept would not shelter you out of the struggles, pain and frustrations that comes with loving someone. The Palanca Award-winning Vincent de Jesus’s changing partners is an exhibition that the real-life struggles of love with time and the pain that it might bring is the same regardless of the age and gender that are involved in the relationship.   Based on his real-life experience, changing partners is a about a fallen love story of Alex and Cris. ALEX is a young free-spirited mille…

Introducing the candidates of BPO Queens 2018.

The pre-pageant night of #BPOQueen was held last night at 6pm in Sequoia Hotel, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City where the remaining twenty five candidates displayed their gorgeous and fabulous body and aura. Rnel Mangahas, finalist from last year's Mr. and Ms. BPO, once more hosted the event. BPO Queen, the first pageant specifically dedicated to all homosexual and transgender individuals working in the BPO industry.  BPO short for "Business Process Outsourcing" represents people working in a call center. And the Philippines is regarded as the BPO capital of the world. The night became a statement and testament of personality and individuality as they paraded in futuristic costumes, glammed in evening gown, showcased in talent and sizzled in swimsuit. Here are some of the highlights: Presented by Royal Chimes Concerts & Events, known for promoting, organizing and managing quality and world-class events and concerts, the search for one crown, one queen will be named at t…

Philippines To Host Mister World 2018.

Over 100 of the most desirable men from around the world is set to compete for the tenth edition of Mister World. Miss World Philippines National Director Arnold Vegafria greatly accepted the challenge of mounting and staging the pageant at Resorts World Manila Newport Performing Arts Theater on January 27, 2019. Julia Morley chairwoman of Miss World Organization made the announcement through Facebook on April 3, 2018.
The Philippines will become the third Asian country to host the event after China in 2007 and Korea in 2010. Past Filipino representatives were Andrew Wolff, first runner-up (2013), John Spainhour (2014) and Sam Ajdani (2016). ALV talent RJ Ledesma hosted the official press conference held last May 2, 2018 at the Diplomatic Hall, Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel in Pasay. Vegafria warmly welcomed Miss World Organisation Executive Director Steve Douglas Morley, son of the late Eric Morley, founder of Miss World, Mister World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal, first Asian and the long…

One Crown, One Queen for Call Center Homosexual.

Known for organizing, managing and promoting world- class and quality events and concerts, Royal Chimes Concerts & Events Inc. presented the official candidates of BPO Queen, the first pageant for call center homosexuals, The search for ONE CROWN...ONE QUEEN is their follow-up after the first Mr. and Ms. BPO pageant held last year.
Chimes International with offices both in the US and UK has been in ditto industry for more than two decades now, is the mother company. In the years to come, Royale Chimes aims to innovate and introduce groundbreaking concepts and unwavering events closer to the public. BPO short for "Business Process Outsourcing" represents people working in a call center. And the Philippines is regarded as the BPO capital of the world.
BPO Queen aims to promote excellence, leadership and camaraderie in the workplace such as empowerment, work ethics, nation building and gender equality. The official candidates of BPO Queen are: Ashley (Alorica), AJ (Telet…