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NAMCYA Continues Resonating Filipino Music Excellence At 45

Greatly supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) is resonating forty five years of Filipino music excellence with "TAGINTING" Through decades of the competition since 1973, it has produced, discovered and nurtured choral groups, rondalla ensembles, soloists, educators, researchers and prominent people in various fields.
On July 25, 2018, the official press launch took place at CCP Silangan Hall to unveil this year's lineup. Dr. Renato Lucas, NAMCYA Secretary General welcomed the attendees and Baltazar Endriga, former CCP President and outgoing NAMCYA Chairman introduced the new NAMCYA Board of Trustees. Also present during the launch were Atty. Orly Ocampo, Board of Trustee, Dr. Ramon Santos, National Artist for Music, Margarita Moran, CCP Chairman, Maria Paz Lagdameo, NAMCYA Chairman an…

Wings of Vision flying high in Cinemalaya this August.

On its 14th year, the 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will screen the best visual storytelling to every film enthusiast. With the theme "Wings Of Vision" there is something that will surely captivates the audience imagination by this year's line-up of ten full-length films and ten short features from August 3 to 12, 2018 at various venues at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and selected Ayala Cinemas.
Full-length
DISTANCE by Percival Intalan
KUNG PAANO HINIHINTAY ANG DAPITHAPON(WAITING FOR SUNSET) by Carlo Enciso Catu
KUYA WES by James Robin Mayo
LIWAY by Kip Oebanda
MAMANG by Denise O'Hara
ML by Benedicto by Mique Jr.
MUSMOS NA SUMIBOL SA GUBAT NG DIGMA (UNLESS THE WATER IS SAFER THAN THE LAND) by Iar Lionel Arondaing
PAN DE SALAWAL (THE SWEET TASTE OF SALTED BREAD AND UNDIES) by Che Espiritu
SCHOOL SERVICE by Luisito Ignacio
THE LOOKOUT by Afi Africa Short Feautures
BABYLON by Keith Deligero
JODILERKS DELA CRUZ, EMPLOYEE OF THE …

28 years after, RS Francisco to reprise his critically acclaimed role as M Butterfly.

Commercially successful and critically acclaimed character of RS Francisco as the Chinese opera singer, Song Liling, who is Gallimard’s object of affection and who seduces him through his biases of the East then exploits their intimacy to collect classified information for agents of Chinese Communist Party is returning onstage. René Gallimard is a member of the French embassy in China. René is mild mannered and considers himself to be poor with women. He meets and falls in love with Chinese opera star Song Liling, a woman whom he considers to be the embodiment of the perfect woman, Madame Butterfly. But when West meets East, everything is not what it seems.

Francisco originated the role in May 1990 for Dulaang UP opposite actor, writer and critic Behn Cervantes, with extended runs played to full house theater audiences and tours to the key cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao marked this poignant drama’s run in Philippine theater history. In the many years thereafter, RS Francisco’s…

2018 Maningning Miclat Art Awards Entries Submission Extended

The Maningning Miclat Art Foundation, Inc. (MMAFI), in cooperation with District Gallery and Far Eastern University, is pleased to announce the extension of submission of Online Entries to the 2018 Maningning Art Competition to July 31, 2018. Entries must be submitted to maningning2018@gmail.com. 
Image file of the entry must be high-quality, high-definition, and in JPG format. Artist name, title, dimension, medium, and year of the artwork must be included. Passport photo, biodata, birth certificate, and entry form must be attached in email. File name format is [title]_[size in cm]_[year].JPG (Example: TroubleInParadise_160cmx184cm_2018.JPG) Shortlisted artists and entries will be informed via email on August 13. 
Actual artwork of shortlisted entries must be submitted with a passport photo, biodata, copy of birth certificate, and notarized entry form to FEU President’s Committee on Culture Office no later than August 28. The painter is responsible for transporting and submitting ent…

Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! Hits Us Back In The '70s

The musical’s songs are carefully selected and tailored fit to form a narrative, from the hits to the hidden gems. It promises to be a melodic treat for fans and theater fanatics alike, with lush choral arrangements that give a fresh twist to the songs that we know and love. Bring out your blue jeans and get ready to do the hustle, because 9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live are presenting an original musical: Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! The APO Hiking Society is an OPM legend, and it was only a matter of time that a musical set to the tune of their songs was created. Santi Santamaria, executive producer of 9 Works Theatrical, is thrilled about Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!:
“This year, together with our sister company the Sandbox Collective, we staged our very first Filipino musical Himala Isang Musikal, which had a phenomenal run, and with Globe Live, we won multiple awards for Disney’s Newsies in the recent PHILSTAGE Gawad Buhay Awards. Now, we’re thrilled and somewhat pressured, coming from tho…

Converge ICT Solutions and Tata Communications Partners to Strengthen the Way Business is Run in the Country

Focused on its mission of upgrading the overall Filipino digital connectivity, Converge ICT Solutions Inc, through its business arm, Converge Enterprise, announced its partnership with Tata Communications, a global leader in telecommunications solutions. Now armed with a globally-recognized partner, Converge ICT powers its already industry-changing services with more relevant value-added solutions. Converge Enterprise offers the country’s premiere connectivity and data solutions. Running on Converge ICT’s pure end-to-end fiber network, it has been instrumental in ensuring that its business partners and clients enjoy operational efficiency integral to their respective sustainable growth. With that in mind, Converge has taken it upon itself to find ways to innovate and strengthen its brand to better serve the market.

Hence, the partnership with Tata Communications who, through its Global Partners Program (GPP) has been able to forge strategic alliances with leading local companies from…

Binondo, A Tsinoy Musical

Synergy 88 and Rebecca Chuaunsu Film Productions present Binondo, A Tsinoy Musical. This is an epic love story that depicts cross-cultural generations.
Set in the 70s, Lilly is a club singer in Binondo who battles with love against all odds. She falls in love with Chinese Ah Tiong who is in Manila for two weeks. Together they struggle with their affections against the reluctant parents, the political unrest of the 70s in the Philippines and China, cultural differences and Tsinoy Carlos, the best friend of Lilly who is in love with her. Binondo is directed by the legendary Joel Lamangan and penned by veteran writer Ricky Lee together with Gershom Chua and Eljay Castro Deldoc. Music is by Von de Guzman and choreography by Douglas Nieras. The musical is at The Theatre at Solaire from June 29 to July 8.
Text and Photos by Aga Posadas.

Purchasing Motorcycle Parts Made Easy

One of the things that people stress about after they have purchased a motorcycle is the fact that there are still other decisions that they have to make. Motorcycle parts do not last forever. If the motorcycle will be ridden for a long time, it would need some of its parts replaced at one point in time.
The good news is that there are a lot of products that can be purchase for a discounted price. For example, there are cheap motorcycle tires that you can purchase from the right stores. You just have to know some tips and tricks that will make purchasing the right motorcycle parts easier.
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Take note that when purchasing motorcycle parts, it is no…

CCP Presents Band and Orchestra Festival 5th Edition

Over 700 young musical artists from 14 groups across are expected to perform at " Banda Rito, Banda Roon, " the Band and Orchestra Festival 2018 of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) which will run from 20 to 22 July 2018 at venues of CCP. For Chris B. Millado, CCP Vice-President and Artistic Director, “The festival is on a grand scale since this is national event. Beyond the scale and scope of the event however is the fellowship and camaraderie shared between and among young and veteran musicians. The festival is also a venue where they could exchange learning experiences from their own regions"
There are three main events: the Gala Concert of Orchestras on Friday, July 20 at 7pm at the Main Theater; the Youth Symphonic Band Concert I on Saturday, July 21 at 7pm at the Little Theater; and the Youth Symphonic Band Concert II on Sunday, July 22 at 4pm also at the Little Theater. Parallel events such as the Open Air Brass Exhibition will be on Saturday, July 2…

The search is on once again for Miss Silka-Palawan.

To celebrate different kind of beauty, the provincial hunt of Silka ambassador is once again on the roll, to find the best and most beautiful Palawena that will embodies the beauty with grace, intelligence and purpose in life.
The annual Search for Miss Silka Palawan 2018 is now looking for females 16 to 22 years old, born and raised in Puerto Princesa City or other municipalities of Palawan who are not title holders of any national pageants, and with no existing sponsorship's/endorsement deals with other cosmetic brands.

They must have a minimum of one year residence in the locality being represented, at least 5’3 in height, single, without a tattoo and with fair and smooth complexion. Applicants below 18 years old must present parents’ waiver. Screening will be at the Chinatown Center Palawan Activity Hall on July 13 and 14, with call back and final selection on July 15, all at 2-4 PM.
Applicants should come on time on July 13, in heels, short white dress or white blouse and…

Artist Playground Presents First Original Pinoy Musical.

Originally presented as a straight play at the CCP Virgin Labfest in 2005 and a short film produced for Cinemalaya in 2006, the characters of Gee-gee and Waterina returns onstage this time as a musical. For their 4th Season, Artist Playground's first Original Pilipino Musical, " Gee-gee At Waterina, Ang Musikal " will debut on August 18, 2018 at Arts Above, Artist Playground II, located at 112 West Venue Bldg., West Avenue, Quezon City.
Based from the story, book and lyrics by J. Dennis C. Teodosio, choreography by Lezlie Dailisan and direction by Andrew de Real, will feature an all-new original musical compositions by Jesse Lucas. Roeder Camañag plays Waterina, a comfort gay during Japanese Occupation and Norman Peñaflorida plays Gee-gee, an entertainment actor, radio host and Pasay City councilor.  Supporting cast includes Bench Ortiz, Joseph dela Cruz, Nel Gumalog, Romeo Palma Jr. and Sean Nolasco. Follow Gee-gee and Waterina, the soon to be famous comfort gay, as t…

Guadalupe, Patron Saint Of The Philippines Now A Musical

The series of unexplained miracles and events that changed the world forever is the basis of the stranger than fact and fiction, GUADALUPE: The Musical. The incredible true tale and miraculous stories of the our Lady Of Guadalupe is a brand-new theatrical musical production in english comes onstage at The Meralco Theater from 28 September to 14 October 2018, which is presented by the Julie Borromeo Performing Arts Foundation.
“The story of Juan Diego of Guadalupe is practically a musical already,” quips Borromeo, who is both producer and choreographer of the show along with Rose Borromeo. “But what makes this story different is all the supernatural elements in it that simply can’t be explained.” Of these there are many, and all a matter of public records: the painted images on Juan Diego’s now famous tilma(or apron), which show no evidence of any brushstrokes, and whose pigments come from a source unknown to nature; the seeming impenetrability of the cloth from which it was made; th…