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Sunday, November 19, 2017

SM City Puerto Princesa officially started the Holiday Season.

 Christmas is truly magical in the Philippines. As we count down the days to the big Philippine holiday, SM City Puerto Princesa started the joy of this season for the people of the City and Palawan with the unveiling of its spectacular Christmas centerpieces on November 10, 2017, Friday at 6PM.

Palawan’s ultimate shopping and lifestyle destination together with City officials led by Mayor Lucilo Bayron started the season on high gear with unique musical performances and the grand reveal of enchanting Yuletide displays.

It was a festive and Disney-ish day in SM City Puerto Princesa as the mall made holiday magic with Mickey and Minnie.
From carols in the malls and amazing deals to being a one-stop Christmas wonderland for holiday needs, SM always makes it a point every year to provide shoppers a whole new Christmas experience for the entire family to remember and cherish forever. It is because of this dedication that SM has long been a part of every Filipino family’s Christmas traditions and celebrations.

Complete with sparkling lights, whimsical archways, amazing discounts, and fun activities, 65 SM Supermalls nationwide will join the whole country in drumming up anticipation for Christmas.

SM Supermalls is also continuing its gift giving program, SM Cares brings back Bears of Joy, which allows Filipinos to share the Christmas cheer to children. Anyone can join by simply buying an SM Bear of Joy at any SM branch. For every purchase of the cute stuffed animal, SM will also give one to children from charitable institutions.
Continue sharing the gift of joy this Christmas by donating pre-loved or brand new toys at Toy Kingdom or The SM Store Puerto Princesa and receive a P50 discount coupon. You may use the coupon for every P500 single receipt purchase at The SM Store Puerto Princesa. Promo runs until December 31, 2017.

All are invited to be part of the magic this Christmas, as SM City Puerto Princesa goes all out with non-stop Yuletide fun starting on November 10. Stay updated with #SmagicalChristmas2017 and head to SM City Puerto Princesa to enjoy exciting deals and fun activities with your family for a truly meaningful Christmas. Visit and like SM City Puerto Princesa Facebook Page and Instagram for updates and more details.  (PR)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Artist Playground first theater fest “Rated AP” continues with G9 series.

 Artist Playground in pursuance of its objectives of creating opportunities that facilitates a collaborative environment for artists from all fields of art and providing a context in which the processes of making art can be explored is proud to announce its very first arts festival entitled “RATED AP”.

It is a festival that celebrates the creativity and talent of young artists. This festival is created to provide a platform for young and budding artists to showcase their talent and artistry. Students of participating colleges and educational institutions are given the opportunity to showcase their works and share their art to legitimate audiences to be subjected for appreciation and appraisal.

The festival promises an exciting experience, we believe it is the first of its kind, for it is a brave endeavor that banks on the freshness of the materials to be presented, the rawness of the talent to be showcased and the novelty of the ideas that sets each of the productions directions.

Rated AP promises a total art experience wherein performance arts, music sessions, drawing and painting activities, gallery visit, open microphone for spoken poetry, short (10 minute) plays, a one act play and an OPM musical review will surely be astonishing treats that guarantee complete and one-of-a-kind art experience.


Under the artistic supervision of Paul Jake Paule, the list of productions are as follows:
BAYAD
Isinulat ni RENALYN ALVARAN
Sa Direksyon ni Alleah Hugo
Ito ay tungkol sa apat na tao kung saan ay sila Mang Berto, Ate Marilou at Benito ay may kanya kanyang tinatahak na landas at suliranin sa buhay. May mga trahedyang nangyari sa kani-kanilang buhay. Si Polo naman dito ay isa lamang karaniwang tao, dito ay makikilala niya ang iba't-ibang klaseng tao na may mga pinag dadaanan sa buhay. Sa huli ay marirealize ni Polo na bawat tao may may kanya-kanyang landas na tinatahak at kahit pa gaano ito ka bigat o kahirap ay dapat nating ipagkatiwala ng ating buhay sa Panginoong Diyos.
DRIVER-JOSHUA ADAMERO
POLO-MICHAEL CABUBAS
MANG BERTO-EMMANUEL DELIARTE
ATE MARILOU-RIZZADEL AZAÑA
BENITO-ANGELO ENORIA

FIRST LOVE
Hango sa kantang “Ang Love Story Ko” ni Gloc 9
Isinulat ni Kimberly Claire Somoza
Sa Direksyon ni Alex Gallo
Ito ay isang kwento ng pag-ibig na umiikot sa buhay nila Romeo at Juliet. Aksidenteng pagkikita ang naging dahilan kung bakit sila nagkakilala at kung paano nabuo ang kanilang pag-iibigan. Sa hindi inaasahang pagkakataon, sa araw ng kanilang kasal ay natigil ang seremonya. Sa huli, masusubukan kung mangingibabaw nga ba ang epekto ng unang pag-ibig o magdudulot nga ba ito ng sakit sa dalawang tao.
Romeo: Robert Macaraeg
Juliet: Marielle Nicole Estalani
Barker: Vincent Ariola
Ralph: Jester Ramirez
Maria: Roxy Hipolito

MAGDA
Isinulat ni WENNA DIAZ JARITO
Sa Direksyon ni Roxy Hipolito
Ito ay kwento ni lena na minahal ng mag amang si Ernesto at mang ruben. Umalis si ernesto upang balikan ang kanyang ina ngunit sa kanyang pag balik ang mahal nyang si lena ay pag aari na ng kanyang ama . Inakala ni ernesto na mahal talaga ni lena si mang ruben ngunit ang hindi nya alam ay pinagbantaan ni mang ruben si lena na kikitilin ang buhay nito kung hindi papayag naging maging kabiyak sya nito.Ang pagmamahalan nila ernesto at lena ay nagpatuloy ngunit sa huli ay parehas silang nagduda sa pag ibig na namamagitan sakanila . Ang kwento ay iikot kela lena at ernesto na nagmahal ngunit hindi sa tamang pagkakataon.
Ernesto - Brix Vargas
Lena- Alyssa Tuibeo
Mang ruben- Christian Garcia
Tiya Conching - Rhea Bueno
Kulas- Arjie Rebuldela

FIRST LOVE
Hango sa kantang “Ang Love Story Ko” ni Gloc 9
Sa adaptasyon ni Ms. Kimberly Claire Somoza
Sa Direksyon ni Celine Manalo
Ito ay patungkol sa pag-iibigan ng dalawang umiirog na sina R at J, na nagsimula sa hindi inaasahang pagtatagpo ng kanilang landas na mauuwi sa pagiging magkasintahan. Ngunit susubukin ang kanilang pag-iibig na sa dulo ay masasaksihan kung ano nga ba ang tunay na kahulugan ng una at wakas na pag-ibig.
Christian Garcia bilang si Barker
Roxy Ritz Hipolito bilang siMaria
Julia Garcia bilang si J
at si Joyan Que bilang si R

ITIM NA SAMPAGUITA
Isinulat ni Elisia Jades Malicdem
Sa Direksyon ni Emmanuel Deliarte
Ito'y kwento ng dalawang tao na si ernesto at si magda na pilit ikinukubli ang nararamdaman sa isat isa sa kadihalanang ang ama ni ernesto at ang ina ni magda ay nagkaibigan. Si ernesto na tinuturing nakuya ni magda naging kalakasan nya sa tuwing nanghihina sya at si magda na tinuturing ni ernesto na bunsong kapatid at minamahal nya. Ang kwento ay tatakbo sa kung paano ipagtatapat ni ernesto ang pagmamahal nya para kay magda at kung pano susuklian ni magda ang pagtatapat ng nadarama sakanya ni ernesto.
Ernesto: Garry marino
Magda: alleah hugo

SCANDAL
Sa adaptasyon ni Mari Jean Moises
Sa Direksyon ni Beaulah Mae Saycon
Umiikot ang kwento na ito sa dalawang karakter na sina Marlon, isang reporter at ang kanyang kasintahan na si Geneiva. Sila ay nagcheck-in sa isang motel sa Recto nang naghagis ng bomba ang mga aktibistang nagrarally sa kahabaan ng Recto habang sila at nagtatalik kung kaya't nasunog motel.
Marlon- Christian Silang
Geneiva - Julia Garcia
Maintenance - Christian Garcia
Reporter - Rey Ann Guilas

HINAHANAP NG PUSO
Hango sa kantang "Hinahanap ng Puso" ni Gloc.9
Sa adaptasyon ni Kate Rose Urrutia
Sa Direksyon ni Jester Ramirez
Umiikot ang kwento sa panandaliang pagiibigan ni Katy at ni Jake, dahil sa magulong isip ni Katy,dahil sa murang edad ng pakikipagrelasyon nito kay Jake. At mas maiintindihan ang tunay na halaga mahal mo kapag wala na ito sa piling mo, pag dating ng tamang panahon.
KATY - Cristine Olivar
JAKE - Robert Macaraeg
ANNA - Steffi Ann Dela Cruz
BABS - Janine Chua Guat Tan
RJ - Jairus Soldevilla
GUIS - Vincent Arriola

SCANDAL
Isinulat ni Mari Jean Moises
Sa Direksyon ni RJ Monsales
Ito ay umiikot lamang sa dalawang karakter na magkasintahan. Na sina Marlon at Geneiva, si Marlon ay isang reporter at si Geneiva ay highschool lang ang natapos. Sila ay nag punta sa isang motel at dun nag talik. Pero di nila alam na sa labas ng lugar na ito ay may nagrarally at sa di nila inasahan may naghagis ng bomba sa motel kaya ito ay nasunog.
Marlon- Christian Garcia
Geneiva- Beaulah Saycon
Maintenance- Khristopher James Amaba
Reporter- Erica Avendan

ITIM NA SAMPAGUITA
Isinulat ni Elisia Jades Malicdem
Sa Direksyon ni Michael Jay Cabubas
Ang dulang ito ay tungkol sa dalawang magkababata na si Magda at Ernesto na parehong naglilihim ng nadarama sa isa’t isa. Si Magda na gustong umalis sa impyernong kinasasadlakan niya, at si Ernesto na walang ibang hinangad kundi ang malaman ni Magda na mahal niya ito. Umalis si Magda sa kadahilanang gusto nitong maging Malaya. Pinuntahan siya ni Ernesto sa Maynila at doon pinatay ni Magda si Ernesto.
Magda – Loreinne Baniqued
Ernesto – Leonardo Bania
Tatay – Christian Garcia
Tanikala:
Rhoda Mae Manugo
Eunice Bido
Jim Lorenz Bolences
Krsitopher James Amaba
Maria Vera Panisales
This festival is created to provide a platform for young and budding artists to showcase their talent and artistry. Students of Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Valenzuela taking up Bachelor in Communication Studies Major in Theater Arts and Philippines High School for the Arts. For Ticket Inquiries/Reservations, message Kimberly Claire at 09759193179.

Rated AP has 9 plays adapted from Gloc 9 songs. November 18-19, 2017--1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm. Ticket price: Php 150.00 for 9 great plays. Venue: Arts Above 112 West Avenue QC.  (PR)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Famous Bisaya Rock Musical "Gugmang Giatay", now in Manila this November.

Cebu’s runaway theatrical hit - the original Bisrock jukebox musical, GUGMANG GIATAY will be holding limited shows in Manila on Sunday, November 26, 4 p.m., during BGC Passionfest, and again from Tuesday, November 28 until Thursday, November 30, 8 p.m. All Manila performances will be at the Globe Auditorium of the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, Taguig.

Written by award-winning songwriter Jude Gitamondoc and Internet sensation Rowell “Medyo Maldito” Ucat, GUGMANG GIATAY is your (a)typical romantic comedy, with a good dose of maoy moments, hugot lines, and acerbic Bisaya humor. The musical features landmark Bisaya hit songs, both contemporary and classic, written by such iconic talents as Max Surban, Cattski Espina, Insoy Niñal, Jude Gitamondoc, Medyo Maldito, and Junior Kilat, among others.

Synopsis
A small, close-knit neighborhood is #shookt when Inday, a down-to-earth girl, lets slip that all is not well in her relationship with Undo, her long-time musician boyfriend. A surprising sequence of events ensue as gossip, pretense, and confessions lead them and their closest friends and associates to address the situation in their own well-meaning but often misguided ways, leading to even more complications. The disparate group proves that while love is indeed accursed, it can lead to surprisingly desirable ends, if one lets it.

The Manila staging of GUGMANG GIATAY will feature award-winning actor Bong Cabrera in the role of Ben. Cabrera is known for his role in the 2011 film Sa Ilalim ng Tulay, for which he won the award for Best Actor in the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival. He also won Best Supporting Actor for the 2013 film The Guerilla is a Poet in the CineFilipino Film Festival.

The other cast members are as follows: Von Saw, Lourdes May Maglinte, Shiella Pestaño-Gemperoa, Shane Reseroni, Joer Gallur, Paola Pia San Diego, Jeyve Daño, Jan Echevarria, Davelyn Cuenco, Heidi Pogoy, Alem Garcia, Malaya Macaraeg, Kristian Ray Malintad, Dion Cecilio, Lauire Tul-id and Dustin Tagalog.

Sarah Mae Enclona-Henderson, the producer of GUGMANG GIATAY, says she backed the stage musical because she believes it has the power to touch lives. “I had fun reading the first draft to the final uncensored book,” she said. “I could not let go of it! I love it so much and I believe that Filipinos deserve to see it on stage. It has the potential to transform the theater scene here in Cebu and hopefully make Cebuanos a more supportive and engaging audience.”

Genuinely funny and entertaining, GUGMANG GIATAY also aims to elevate local pop culture to the musical stage. The musical, in its entirety, is a tribute to anything and everything Bisaya, says Enclona-Henderson.
Tickets may be acquired through www.ticketworld.com.ph.

GUGMANG GIATAY is produced by 2TinCans Philippines in partnership with the BGC Arts Center, in cooperation with Offbeat Concepts Production House. It is directed by Edison Jingle Saynes with choreography by Vince Gaton. For more information, visit 2TinCans Philippines on Facebook at facebook.com/2tincansphils and Instagram at @2tincansph. Like GUGMANG GIATAY on Facebook at facebook.com/gugmanggmusical. (PR)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ground Zero exhibit to open this November 11.


Ground Zero presents works across various media that explore escape as a viable aesthetic and political—that is to say, artistic—response. Here, escape is not about a naïve denial of the real, but an acknowledgment of the absurdity that dominates the political sphere and increasingly, the hype-culture of contemporary art, and thereafter taking a moment to step aside.

In this idea of escape, one remains in the midst of everything, in a paradox of stopping in motion. “Umuwi na tayo,” goes the song by the Eraserheads, “dahil wala ng sense ang ating mundo" which in translation goes “Let’s get back home since the world doesn’t make sense.”

Where or perhaps more precisely, what home is, sustains itself here as a lingering question whose openness is not only the rationalizing premise of the group exploration, but is also the very aesthetic held forth: these are works that could still the mind, that a new perspective might be born, one without prescription, out of the rare freedom that stillness yields.

Part of the sales proceed goes to rehabilitation of Marawi. Participating Artists are Celine Lee, Jose Tong, Kevin Nieves, Marc Gaba, Nasser Lubay, Racquel De Loyola and Wipo. Ground Zero open November 11 and run until December 9, 2017 at District Gallery in Quezon City.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

OPM Classic Hits to be featured at "I Remember A Boy" stage play.

When the going gets tough, where do you get your strength?

Artist Playground’s Playlist TRACK 2 proudly presents I REMEMBER A BOY - an original musical revue featuring OPM’s most classic hits on Nov. 11 – 12 at Arts Above located at West Venue Bldg., 112 West Avenue, QC.

Made by Millennials, for Millennials, AP’s Playlist, Track 2: I Remember A Boy, is about a group of friends who reunite at a cafe they once frequented when they were still college students. They shall recall how their friendship came together, how they fell in love and fell apart. While reminiscing on their past - remembering the best and worst memories - they unearth feelings which were once laid to rest. With ties severed and hearts broken through the years, will this short reunion allow them to rekindle old flames and begin anew?

This fresh yet nostalgic story of love and friendship that transcends time will be featuring six young, experienced and talented performing artists: Kathleen Francisco, Cathrine Go, Philippe Go, Joe Henson, Mariella Laurel and Miko Manguba.

With musical direction by award-winning Jesse Lucas, I REMEMBER A BOY will relive to the younger audience the beautiful and meaningful melodies of classic OPM hits dating from the 70s to the 90s.

I Remember A Boy is presented by the ALM Foundation, co-presented by South Hub Productions, Hues n Cues Lighting Design and Mismo Studio, with its major sponsors: Elle Battung and Sandstone Productions; and minor sponsors: Andrea Zubiri Photography, Nina Carlos Makeup.
Show Dates and Schedule:
November 11 (Saturday) : 7PM- 9:30 PM
November 12 (Sunday) ) : 7PM- 9:30 PM

Ticket Price: Php 800.00, inclusive of one (1) drink;
Php 600.00 for students, senior citizens and PWD, inclusive of one (1) drink
Tickets are available at Ticketworld. At https://goo.gl/rkihRE

PROMO: Buy 5 Get 1 Free, for regular priced ticket (Php 800) until Nov 5, call Kim at 0975 919 3179. (PR)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Adriano Moraes not underestimating Filipino foe in upcoming title defense

Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes may have just reclaimed the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Championship nearly three months ago, but he is already preparing for the first title defense of his second reign as the division’s kingpin.

The 29-year-old Brazilian champion is slated to put his coveted gold-plated strap on the line against Filipino prospect Danny “The King” Kingad in the co-main event of ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, which takes place at the 20,000-seater SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on 10 November.

Moraes may be riding a wave of momentum after snapping archrival Kairat Akhmetov’s perfect 23-bout winning streak via unanimous decision and unifying the ONE Flyweight World Championship in a title unification rematch this past August, but he will not overlook Kingad as his Filipino foe is a legitimate threat to his second title reign.
“Danny Kingad is a great competitor and he has earned the highest level of my respect. If anything, there is no chance of me underestimating him. That would be unwise,” he stated.
A true warrior from the mountains of the Philippines and one of the top prospects to come out of Baguio City with an immaculate record of 5-0, Kingad is a tremendous striker who possesses well-rounded grappling skills.

Due to his outstanding run in local promotions, ONE Championship noticed Kingad and gave him a spot on the undercard of ONE: Global Rivals in Manila in April 2016.
Kingad came out on top of his maiden ONE Championship assignment by scoring a first-round technical knockout of Malaysia’s Muhamad Haidar.

The young Baguio City native had an impressive follow-up to his ONE Championship debut by submitting compatriot Eugene Toquero with a first-round armbar in December 2016.
In his most recent trip to the ONE Championship cage, Kingad turned in a complete performance, putting his wide range of techniques on full display in a unanimous decision conquest of Malaysia’s Muhammad Aiman this past April.

“He is a young martial artist, undefeated, and a Wushu champion with good takedowns and good hands,” Moraes evaluated. “He is talented, and he has had good matches with the organization.”
Against Kingad, Moraes stressed that he will be preparing for the best version of his Filipino counterpart.

“I am preparing for the best Danny Kingad possible, and that is the only way I can prepare to be at my best. I believe this match is going to be a battle between two top-notch martial artists. It is going to be a battle from start to finish,” he expressed.
Moraes is eager to remain as the organization’s 61.2-kilogram titleholder and prove that he is the best flyweight on the planet at the expense of an undefeated standout like Kingad.

“It will be my first time in Manila. I am very excited to compete against Danny Kingad. Deep in my heart, I know that I am the best out there. I am here to prove it. I feel great to defend my belt in Manila, expecting to hear the words, ‘And still,’ once again,” he ended.


​​​For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONECh ampionship. (PR)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Puerto Princesa seniors get free movies at SM Cinema.

Mondays will become movie date day for senior citizens in Puerto Princesa City as SM Prime Holdings Inc. announced Senior Citizen Free Movie Day.

By simply showing their ID Cards issued by the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA), senior citizens will have a 100-percent free admission privilege to the SM Cinemas on Monday First Screening provided this does not fall on a regular or special holiday.

The free pass is exclusive for the use of the senior citizens only and valid only at the SM City Puerto Princesa Regular Cinemas.

Sneak preview, advance screenings, premiere nights, special public screenings, reserved screenings, and sports or live events shall not be covered by the said admission.

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries shall be exempted for free viewing during the first two weeks of their initial screenings.

This will definitely be a blessing to our senior citizens. With our movie industry starting to gain grounds again, our lolos and lolas can now enjoy, relax, and see their favorite actors for free.

For movie schedules and more information, like SM City Puerto Princesa Facebook Page or visit SM Cinema at the upper ground level. (PR)