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The leader in Coriolano.

Coriolano, Tanghalang Pilipino’s political offering for its 32nd Season On its 32nd season, Tanghalang Pilipino stages Coriolano, the Filipino translation of William Shakespeare’s rarely produced Coriolanus.

At these times when we question everyday what makes a good leader, Coriolano is very apt in discussing how tyranny can destroy humanity. Do we need leadership with humility? Honesty? Integrity? A follower? Arrogance? An iron fist? Set in Ancient Rome, this piece is about Coriolano who led his territory with dictatorship at a turbulent time. The play is a discourse about how politics can lead to a power-hungry tyrant’s downfall. The lead will be played by TP veteran Marco Viaña. This was translated into Filipino by Guelan Varela-Luarca and directed by the legendary Carlos Siguion-Reyna.
It runs until March 17 at the CCP.
Text and photos by Aga Posadas.

The Gray Homecoming

Catriona Gray's grand homecoming that is truly fit for a queen. Festive parades, charity visits are among the highlights during her homecoming. On February 23, Saturday, Catriona will have another parade, this time at the Araneta Center where her journey to the Miss Universe crown started. Festivities will start at 4 pm. The parade will begin at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center and will go through the main road Aguinaldo Avenue, and around the 35-hectare lifestyle hub before making a stop at the Green Gate of the iconic Smart Araneta Coliseum, where she won the Miss Universe Philippines crown in March last year. 
A tribute, “Raise Your Flag for Catriona Gray”, the grand homecoming of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is happening at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on February 24, 2019. Joining the grand tribute for the Philippines’ fourth Miss Universe titleholder are Bamboo, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Jed Madela, Kz Tandingan, Morisette Amon, TNT boys, Maymay Entrata & Vice …

Mexican flavors introduce in Painted Table.

The in-house restaurant of Canvass Boutique Hotel here in Puerto Princesa, is introducing a new flavors, an experience to look for thru the Mexican foods that they offer since February of this year, the revamp of their menu is to cater for foreign market and to have a fresh start for 2019.
“The basic connotation of hotel food is fancy, really elegant, slight formal, so we decided to be very casual, very fun, it’s like an experience that’s why we decided on doing Mexican so that we can cater to the foreign market as well as introduce new cuisines here in Puerto Princesa.” Chef Mikel Zaguirre said.

During its food tasting event, Painted Table present a modern twist of Mexican flavors, their versions of tortilla speak fun due to its texture of colors, they called it rainbow flour tortillas and its home made by their own experts in culinary.
Zaguiree point out to us that they utilize whatever homegrown and available ingredients in Palawan, their attempt of twisting classic menu to modern…

M Butterfly goes to Visayas and Mindanao

From Luzon to Visayas and Mindanao, M. BUTTERFLY is flying thru a National Tour 2019 to reach major cities namely Iloilo, Dumaguete, Cebu, Davao, Manila and Baguio.  Headed by Tony and Grammy award winning producer Jhett Tolentino and FRONTROW Entertainment, the M. BUTTERFLY national tour was a chance for those to Cities to see this world class production after its Manila run in 2018.

This revival production of David Henry Hwang’s M. BUTTERFLY is the winner of the 2018 ALIW AWARDS for Best Play, Best Actor and Best Director. It was also nominated for two Best Featured Actresses in a Play and Best Ensemble. M. Butterfly originally premiered on Broadway in 1998 and won 3 Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Feature Actor and Best Director.
RS FRANCISCO, the 2018 Aliw Awards Best Actor for M. Butterfly shall reprise his iconic portrayal of Song Liling, the Chinese opera singer, he first portray it 1990 for Dulaang UP, opposite veteran actor, writer and critic Behn Cervantes.  
Through the …

Ronnie Liang In His First Major Concert

Directed by Justin Santos, creative direction by Floyd Tena, and choreographed by Christian Palma, Ronnie Liang’s latest music video ‘Ligaya’ gets good reviews and draws funny reactions from netizens after its release. The new music video, which is out now on YouTube and Myx, has a millennial and k-pop taste which attracts young audience. 
The singer-actor enjoys doing the music video as it allows him to dance, an unusual version of the song popularized by Eraserheads. “I love the choreography. Like everyone can dance and can feel the vibe. Also, the meaning and the story of the song is still there. We just arranged it to fit millennial’s taste. It’s a feel good, but the story is there.” Liang sings like it is his own song. 
He dances well in the music video, he’s having fun, he’s enjoying, so refreshing to see him dancing. The whole video is fun to watch. ‘Ligaya’ tops the chart and earns its spot as one of the most requested songs on radio, Spotify, and Myx. Also, there are a lot of f…

Luscious And Sweet by Paulo Avelino

Along with the launch of the limited edition Red Ribbon Valentine’s Black Forest Cake, that took place at Prime Discovery on Thursday, 31 January, the country’s most loved bakeshop also gave guests a grand surprise as they introduced their newest endorser, Paulo Avelino who was once featured in their 2008 commercial. 
The night was filled with good music and romance as Dane Hipolito rendered upbeat and beautiful songs over intimate dinner where guests were treated with sumptous food. Avelino participated in a bachelor's game later that evening. Zinnia Rivera, Red Ribbon President welcomed the guests and teased the attendees about their newest celebrity endorser while Kent Mariano, Red Ribbon Marketing Head shares his excitement in bringing back the limited edition cake this month of love.  “At Red Ribbon, it’s always been about making celebrations more special for our customers and Valentine’s Day is definitely no exception. This is why we’ve pulled out all the stops this love month…

Coriolano to debut at the CCP

As part of it's 32nd Season, Tanghalang Pilipino comes up with the staging of Coriolano,one of Shakespeare's play that is considered his second longest work after Hamlet.It is a translation done by playwright Guelan Varela-Luarca and is adapted from Shakespeare's Coriolanus.
The play is a take on a complex hero that is Coriolano and tackles about the division between the Patricians and the Democrats of the Society.Coriolano is a scheming character in the play and theater viewers will be in for a treat as this is the first time that this Shakespearean masterpiece will have it's staging in the Philippines as no other Theater Company has ever done it before. Is he a hero or is he the villain in the story? I guess we all have to watch the play to find out. Directed by Carlos Siguion Reyna and topbilled by Tanghalang Pilipino's very own Marco Viaña, this is definitely one worth seeing.Viaña is joined by Brian Sy (Aufidio), Ms. Sherry Lara and Frances Makil-Ignancio (a…

Century Park Hotel welcomes the year of the Pig

Chinese New Year kicks off at Century Park Hotel Lucio tan and family graces the celebration of Chinese New year Celebration at Century Park Manila last February 4, 2019. A lavish set up was done at the atrium part of the building in to welcome the Year of the Pig .Tan was joined by wife Carmen and other members of the family. A hefty feast of food like Tikoy and birthday noodles were served at the banquet.Tan and family also did the eye painting ceremony for the dragon dance festivity that also was the highlight of the event. Members of the Press and other hotel guests were also treated to a fireworks display after . The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth p…

There’s Always Something Better to Be Done

Nico Nazario aka KuyaNic of Project Lupon
Nico Nazario or KuyaNic is the mastermind behind Project Lupon a new media entity for gamers focusing on event coverage, gaming-related content and streaming support for both local and international market. 
“I don’t have a decent streaming background. All I have was a vision on what should be shown and content to produce.”  Shared by KuyaNic when asked about his streaming background.
From Marketer to Caster
Unlike other casters, KuyaNic ‘s story on how he transitioned in becoming a streamer was an accident. “I wasn’t the one who originally shoutcast for WomboXCombo. Thing though is that my caster had an emergency and cannot stay with me in the studio just outside Manila.” he narrates. “I started to love the process and was looking forward to what better thing I can showcase the next day” KuyaNic added.
Giving up his regular job was not an easy decision, working from one of the pillars of Philippine esports can be rewarding but KuyaNic’s hunger …

Fringe MNL now on its 5th year

Now on it's fifth year, Fringe promises to deliver what they have always visualized to achieve- a festivity that allows different forms of art and Theater to floruing.It started it's humble beginnings in 2015 by Festival Director Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan as he previously worked for Fringe NYC and other productions in New York.Fringe aims to have local acts and artisits to showcase their skills in different mediums of Arts and Theater and as Andrei puts it, it is an avenue for the creative process to flow and foster growth amongst the community.

These includes one act- plays, paintings and exhibits, dance and song performances and other forms of visual art that allows artists to showcase their talents and abilities. Some performances would include Teresa Hererra's portrayal on a piece entitled Every Brilliant Thing that aims to give awarenesss about Mental Health issues in cooperation with the Sandbox Collective.Another one is Brian Moreno's interpratation of his alter …