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Why Coming Home to Pampanga is a Privilege

When Mount Pinatubo had its deadly eruption in 1991, San Fernando City in Pampanga painfully saw hundreds of families leave home to look for a safer home.
Decades after, the seemingly ghost city founds its way to become one of the most desired addresses not just for those who found fortune in north and central Luzon but also to busy Metro Manila families wanting a home full of unlimited adventures, authentic dining experience, and select privileges.  Thanks to the colorful lanterns that were hung in the corners of the city weeks after the disaster that reminded the families that the San Fernando, no matter how cursed it may appear, still is a perfect home.  This story has been portrayed in an episode of ABS-CBN drama show, Maalaala Mo Kaya about Mr. Rolando Quiambao who pioneered lighting of grand lanterns in Pampanga to share hope.
Mr. Quimabao’s store, RolRens Lantern in San Fernando is one stop no one should miss when visiting the city as it retells the story of how disasters result …

Dulaang UP Launches 43rd Season

Dulaang UP holds a Press Preview in lieu of its 43rd Season at the Wilfirdo Ma. Guerrero Theater. Present in the Press Preview were Prof.Emeritus Tony Mabesa, Frontrow President and also DUP alumnus RS Francisco ,Ms. Ma. Amihan V. Ramolete, PhD.  Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and new artistic Director, Banaue Miclat Janssen.
With the Theme : HUDYAT: Pagkilala, Pag-alaala at Pagpapahalaga, Dulaang UP soars high for its 43rd Season.Under the tutelage of New Artistic Director Prof. Banaue Miclat Janssen. Dulaang UP aims to continue producing quality Plays that are in tune with the mission and vision of the Organization. Banaue takes over the post that was held by Dexter Santos. For its 43rd Season three plays will be staged namely: Six Characters in Search of an Author (Anim na Tauhang Naghahanap ng May-Akda) by Luigi Perandillo, translated by Rody Vera and to be directed by Prof. Emeritus Tony Mabesa . (Performances will run from Sept. 5-30, 2018 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero…

Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! A walastik musical that brings you back, sings you back

There are only quite few premier theater production companies in the Philippines consistently displaying the best plays and musicals from both Broadway and West End. My theatrical experiences both as patron and press has always been amazement and astonishment with 9 Works Theatrical. Their latest theater installment on its ninth year, Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! was making headlines when they transformed and transcended the classic repertoire of APO for the millenials to recognize and for the oldies to reminisce, what really take shape and take place during the '70s?
Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! is a brand new original Filipino musical production of 9 Works Theatrical, the theater for all season and Globe Live, the company's original production arm known for providing Filipino access through world-class entertainment, co-presented by FOXlife and FRONTROW, with music by Danny Javier, Jim Paredes and Boboy Garrovillo, musical arrangements and orchestrations by Daniel Bartolome and Orly del…

BALAG AT ANGUD, A Musical about the life of funeral parlor make-up Artist turned Visual Artist

"I have been again entrusted with the direction of Layeta Bucoy "Balag At Angud " with music by Dodjie Fernandez of Patatag about the life of installation artist Junyee. His story will not only resonate with artists who in pursuit of their art have been met with seemingly insurmountable opposition and struggle, but with anyone who chooses to follow his heart and live accordingly," Director Audie Gemora said.

Cultural Center of the Philippines' resident theater company, Tanghalang Pilipino will open its 32nd Theater Season with an original Filipino musical about the life story of a pioneering Filipino visual artist Luis Yee Jr., better known as Junyee, written by Palanca Awardee Layeta Bucoy featuring the music of Patatag's Dodjie Fernandez and musical direction by Upeng Galang-Fernandez.
To influence and transform people, Junyee believed in the power of the arts, at the age of seventeen his original artwork was on display at the lobby of Palace Hotel. Hi…

Jake Cuenca in his much-awaited theatrical debut

Written to be performed devoid of props, costume changes, or scene transitions, Lungs MNL will have its Philippine premiere making ecological decisions and accidental complications at the Power MAC Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati from September 22 to October 7, 2018.
“The script challenges the director and creative team to think outside of the box. It says it outright that it has to be really simple,” says director Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan, who takes on material that differs from the spectacular nature of his history in musical theatre.
“With a minimal set, no light changes, and no miming, it’s nice to challenge yourself as a director to find different ways to convey the story without being dependent on the usual things you normally use as devices,” says Pamintuan, who is excited to introduce Filipino audiences to Duncan Macmillan’s works. Take a deep breath between two lungs, as M and W quibble and quarrel in one unbroken conversation for ninety breathless minutes about babies, l…

Star Studded Lineup at HISTORY CON 2018

International and local stars are set to appear at the upcoming HISTORY CON, dubbed as the country's entertainment convention happening from 10 to 12 August 2018 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. HISTORY CON is a world-class affair which garnered a record-breaking attendance of 68,800 people in 2017 and 50,000 people in 2016. With over 300 hundred astonishing exhibits from historic displays to exclusive talks, workshops, and more, this year’s HCON is definitely one not to miss.

Katheryn Winnick, the Canadian actress from History Channel Emmy winning series, "Vikings" will be making her first special appearance in Asia at History Con 2018. For her role as Lagertha since to 2013, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in A Drama Series at Critics' Choice Award 2015, Best Actress In A TV Series broacasted in the US at Golden Maple Awards 2015 and Best Actress In A Drama Series at Women's Image Network Awards 2014 to 2016.

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, fans a…

Most in Demand Business Consulting Services

​​The world of business has dramatically changed over the century and it is no longer the old business world as we know it. Nowadays, you can make business out of anything, as in anything at all.
Hobbies and even caprices can now generate income for anyone. And business consulting is no different. In business consulting, you just have to follow where your passion and expertise lie and you are sure to give sound and reliable business counsel. But if you are still baffled as to what to do or where to start because you might have two or more areas of expertise and you want to be sure which is the best choice, hereare some of the most popular and in demand business consulting services.
1. Online Computer consulting.
This is one of the, if not the topmost, in demand business consulting service because a lot of high-ranking executive officers are not very adept with computer technology.
It is usually the younger generation who have the knack and strong interest in following and learning new tren…

Meet the official Candidates of Miss Silka Palawan 2018.

The 15 official candidates of Miss Silka Palawan 2018 is now on roll for hectic schedules, after passing the screening last July 13-15 at the Chinatown Center Palawan, they will be presented at a show on August 3 at the Activity Center of SM City Puerto Princesa, organizers Cosmetique Asia Corporation and Travel and Marketing Experts, Corp (TMX) announced it last July 31.

To comprise this year’s batch of the annual pageant are Xianne Caileigh Francisco, Ivy Rose Palo, Danica Carillo, Arjane Cafugauan, Airah Mae Suson, Judy Ann Dagohoy, Sabrina Rose Wagner, Precious Eppiefammy Badon, Daena Yapparcon, Maria Veronica Sinajon, Zia Mae Gustilo, Jeri Bernadeth Cortez, Kia Czaryl Valle and Almera Rosadenio. 
The Talent and Swimwear competitions will be held at the NCCC Mall Activity Area on August 4 and 5 respectively. The winner will be crowned at the Grand Finals on August 25 at Robinsons Place Palawan which will be graced by a TV celebrity from Manila.