miss lany zambrano of mediabiz prod., sumuporta sa naganap na grand presscon ni gerald santos!

gerald santos with his concert producer- ms. lany zambrano.

Sa naganap na grand prescon ni Gerald Santos last September 28, isa sa mga sumuporta ng ‘to the max’ sa mabait na male singer ay walang iba kundi ang concert producer ng Mediabiz Entertainment Productions na walang iba kundi si Mrs. Mellany Zambrano-Obal. Kasama ni Mellany ang kanyang guwapong husband n a si Mr. Erwin Obal, at, talaga namang nag-enjoy sila sa naging napakasayang event na ito na kanilang nasaksihan.

Malaking bagay ang pagdalo ni Mrs. Obal sa said presscon dahil nagbigay iyon ng ibayong moral support kay Gerald. Kaya naman very thankful si Gerald, kasama ang manager niyang si Mr. Cocoy Ramilo sa suportang ibinigay sa kanila ni Lany at ng Mediabiz Ent. Prod.

Mismong si Lany (Mellany’s nickname) ang nakasaksi kung gaano kamahal ng mga movie press people si Gerald. Lalo na sa naganap na Question & Answer ni Gerald with the entertainment press, pawang mga papuri at positive remarks ang nabanggit ng mga media people sa napakaguwapong singer.

Lalo pang pinahanga ni Gerald ang mga mediamen nung umawit siya ng mga selected songs niya sa kanyang third album na “Gerald Santos: Prince of Ballad”. Lalo pang na-impress ang lahat.

“Primarily, I like Gerald’s character kaya naman all-out support kaming mga taga Mediabiz sa kanya”, wika pa ni Lany sa blogger na ito nang makasalamuha niya sa naganap na presscon. “As a singer, he sings with passion. Napakabait na bata at very humble.”

Lany, by the way, before she ventured in concert-producing, ay isa ring media person  before. Dati siyang top female field news reporter ng channel 7. Pero since nung napangasawa niya ang kanyang cute na husband ay nag-decide na lamang siya na mag-produce ng mga concerts- at doon na nga niya itinayo ang Mediabiz Ent. Prod.

Sa November 23, Friday, at 9 P.M.- na gaganapin sa Metro Concert Bar- idaraos ang pinakamalaking concert production ng Mediabiz Entertainment for the year 2012. Ito ang concert na “The Asia’s Diamond Soul Siren And The Prince Of Ballad”, which will topbill Nina and Mr. Gerald Santos, no less. Talaga namang very exciting ang concert na ito dahil magmi-mix onstage ang kagalingan sa pagkanta nina Nina at Gerald.

Meanwhile, enjoy the pics below taken sa naganap na grand prescon ni Gerald, kung saan sinuportahan siya ng kanyang concert producer.

Go, go, go!

(written by robert manuguid silverio)
photos courtesy of Mrs. Mellany Zambrano-Obal

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gerald santos being interviewed by TV Patrol’s Mario V. Dumaual during the prescon.


the late film director and stage actor- MARIO O’ HARA (r.i.p.)




After the successful run of its stage play, “Walang Kukurap”, Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) pays tribute to the stage artists of yesteryears through its 3rd theater season offering entitled “Stageshow”, a grand musical play slated on October 10-21, 2012, 3pm and 8pm, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) .

Written by the late veteran TV, film, and theatre actor, director-playwright  Mario O’Hara, Stageshow is a poignant and emotionally charged play which focuses on the plight of a small group of dedicated Filipino artists during the twilight years of their careers.  The play also takes us into a glimpse of a lost era in Philippine cultural history-the stageshows called the bodabil and where these artists are torn between their love for the art and economic survival. The play also touches on the reality that the torch-bearers of any culture are its artists and the tendency to discard the old for the new often comes at the expensive and irreparable cost of losing one’s soul.

Adapted from the American ‘vaudeville’, bodabil was a popular entertainment genre from 1920s to mid-‘60s, which spawned legendary talents like Dolphy, Bayani Casimiro, Rogelio dela Rosa, German Moreno, Sylvia La Torre, Pilita Corrales, Elizabeth Ramsey, Oscar Obligacion, Chichay, the tandem of Pugo and Tugo, among others. It featured a hodgepodge of musical numbers, short-form comedy and dramatic skits, often staged inside the theatres of Manila.

“The play captures the essence of the people behind a stageshow,” says Fernando “Tata Nanding” Josef, TP’s artistic director. Tata Nanding divulged that Mario O’Hara wanted to illustrate how these stage shows and their artists evolved from popularity to obscurity.

husband & wife team in real-life and onstage: Noni Buencamino & Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino.

Mario O’Hara’sStageshow topbillsthe talent and versatility of TP veterans–stage/film/TV actors Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino and Nonie Buencamino, with Liesl Batucan and Roeder Camañag who will act as alternates. Joining the cast are Angelina Kanapi, Mae Paner, May Bayot de Castro, Rayna Reyes, Rody Vera, Lou Veloso, Gie Onida, Pam Hundana, Gino Ramirez, Jonathan Tadioan, April Iñigo, Tara Cabaero, Hazel Maranan, Kaye Garcia, Agnes Sarreal, Anthony Falcon and Aaron Ching.

Directed by Chris Millado, Tanghalang Pilipino will also honor these stageshow  artists in a “Gabi ng Pagkilala sa mga Beterano ng Stageshow” on October 13, 2012. The play is also an official entry to the National Theater Festival in November.

Production staff also includes Jeffrey Hernandez (composer/arranger/musical director), Denisa Reyes (choreographer), Tuxqs Rutaquio (set designer), Brenda Fajardo (costume designer), Katsch Catoy (lights designer/technical director), TJ Ramos (sound engineer), King Catoy (videographer), Mia Bolaños (vocal coach), Tony Casimiro (tap dance instructor) and Yette Valenzuela (hair and make-up designer).

For ticket reservations, group sales, sponsorships, and special performances, please contact Ms. Cherry Bong Edralin at 0917-750-0107 / 0918-959-3949, 832-1125 local 1620/1621. Tickets are also available at Ticketworld at 891-9999 and at the CCP Box Office. Visit the official TP website at www.tanghalangpilipino.org.ph for other information.

an inspiring story…


WILL GOD SPEAK TO A DRUG ADDICT? At the night of March 4, 2000 that God spoke to me, I was much-talked about in my street as the number one drug addict. I was also at that time, the choir director and pianist of the First Church of God of Manuguit in Tondo, Manila. While I admit that I paid runners daily to buy me the drug, most of the items they gave me were substandard and very few in volume. And often, they just took my money and never came back with the item.

As a former nursing student, i know about taking precautions as to dosage taken. At the time that I was using drug, i continued my work in the church and even taught English and Music to seminary students. Everything about my addiction was plain ugly rumors because i just stayed at my rented unit and…

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lance raymundo goes a little bit sexy with the mocha girls in the vid- “ISA PA NGA!”

lance does the ‘sexy’ thing.

Published on Sep 7, 2012 by 

ISA PA NGA (Official Music Video) by Mocha Girls
Directed by Shandii Bacolod
Videographer and Edited by Michael Angelo Loyola

Yes, dear avid viewers of Sip & Sip blog! That’s Lance Raymundo (in blue sando) doing all those sexy moves and seduction with a Mocha girl in that vid above, entitled “Isa Pa Nga”…

Indeed, many girls got wet seeing Lance in that blue sando and lifting-up his soooo tempting armpits!

Enjoy the vid!

Meanwhile, Lance would soon reveal a lot of things going-on with his career now! In the future blogpost/entries on Lance, you will know it!

“Announcement of my new showbiz projects is on the can”, Lance said to this blogger. “We are just waiting for the signals. For sure, Sip & Sip blog will be the first to report it!”

More on Lance, next issues of this blog!

by robert manuguid silverio

sip & sip’s :-) own list of THE 20 GREATEST HOLLYWOOD FILMS ON LOVE STORIES!!! (let’s not cry but smile…with tears of love and joy. haha–sip & sip*)

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They made this blogger (sip & sip) cry…

They made me smile, too…and feel.

They were forever inside my brain… in a memory kept-away from the harsh realities of life.


Most of them, I had seen on the cinemas… since I was very young… since I was a boy!

A few, I abled to watch at DVD’s…

I will always cherish these films.



Hope you like my choices! (These are my ‘own personal choices’ and not to be contested by anyone, ok?) Enjoy reading this blog on Hollywood Love Story Films!

Let’s get it on!


Sip & Sip 🙂 says:

“Definitely, the greatest! Such a classic! It told a story of an immortal love… that human beings are capable of loving ONE  TRUE LOVE! Great setting, great cast. What a masterpiece!”


Sip & Sip 🙂 says:

“The most subdued love story film I have ever seen. Excellent. Meryll Streep was so superb in this movie! With traces of ‘Gone With The Wind’ backdrop, you would feel the beauty of life…. and love.”


Sip & Sip Says:

“A very unique plot. An extra-ordinary love story.”


Sip & Sip says:

“A powerful love story with contemporary setting. A modern-day tragic love story about two youths ignited by so much passion… and a LOVE that could set a FIRE. Young Brooke Shields was so beautiful in this film directed by Franco Zeffirelli.”


Sip & Sip says:

“It landed on the fifth slot of my best Hollywood film love stories because of its very beautiful theme song. And young Timothy Bottoms looked so great in this early 1980’s film.”


Sip & Sip says:

“This is the most decent gay film I’ve ever seen! Wow! It starred the young Harry Hamlin then, with very gorgeous Michael Ontkean, and Miss Kate Jackson. The story of young male doctor who’s married, but gay- and fell in love with a young male drifter. The kissing scene here of Michael and Harry is the  gentlest kissing scene this blogger have ever seen between two MAN.”


Sip & Sip Says:

“This film definitely made me cry… more than twice! A very beautiful but simple love story. Ms. Mandy Moore was so naive but poignant in this movie. I really love this film!”




Sip & Sip says:

“With love, you can give your all.”


Sip & Sip says:

“This is the only love story film which was shown only this year and was included on this list because of one great factor: MR. CHANNING TATUM. He was so amazing in this movie!”


Sip & Sip says:

“Oh, my! I wanna be at the Statue of Liberty forever after I watched this film!”



Sip & Sip says:

“If love and dying be the reason of why we live, I’ll cherish this film eternally…. Campbell Scott, the young actor who was Julia Roberts’ leading man in this film, was so magnificent in this movie. And I so loved the production design!”




Sip & Sip says:

“A love story with realistic approach.”


Sip & Sip 🙂 says:

“A female prostitute falling in love with a millionaire? Why not!”


Sip & Sip says:

“Even when seasons change, our love will stay the same.”


Sip & Sip says:

“Need I say more? Truly, a great love story!”




Sip & Sip says;

“A well-crafted film. Leonardo Dicaprio is my love! Haaaaaayyyyy!”


Sip & Sip says:

“A song you’ll always remember… a movie you’ll never forget…. On the other side, the simplicity of this film made me cry when I was only 12 years old.”


Sip & Sip 🙂 says:

“The greatest love story-musical ever on Broadway and on the wide screen. Forever a classic!’


Sip & Sip 🙂 says:

“Another Julia Roberts film. Shown at a time when life seemed to be so light and happy!”


Sip & Sip says:

“This is an animated film. But the characters seemed so real!”

and that’s it! Hope you enjoyed my list!—-sip & sip 🙂

“passenger seat”

“passenger seat”


as the wind blows,

a season of change



as the driver looks,

the passenger feels



a smile,

a hug,

a thrill.


a new life embracing,

a new beggining…

a journey

a soul

a love.



take a ride

with us.


and see



words by robert manuguid silverio (written sept. 23, 2012)

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Stephen Speaks
Passenger Seat lyrics

“I look at her and have to smile
As we go driving for a while
Looking nowhere in the open window of my car
And as we go the see the lights
Watch them glimmer in her eyes
In the darkness of the evening

And I’ve got all that I need
Right here in the passenger seat
Oh and I can’t keep my eyes on the road
Knowing that she’s inches from me

We stop to get something to drink
My mind pounds and I can’t think
Scared to death to say I love her
Then a moon peeks from the clouds
Hear my heart that beats so loud
Try to tell her simply

That I’ve got all that I need
Right here in the passenger seat
Oh I can’t keep my eyes on the road
Knowing that she’s inches from me
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/stephen_speaks/passenger_seat.html ]
Oh and I’ve got all that I need
Right here in the passenger seat
Oh and I can’t keep my eyes on the road
Knowing that she’s inches from me

Oh and I know this love grow
But I’m bit slow, Ohh

Oh I’ve got all that I need
Right here in the passenger seat
Oh and I can’t keep my eyes on the road
Knowing that she’s inches from me

And I’ve got all that I need
Right here in the passenger seat
Oh and I can’t keep my eyes on the road
Knowing that she’s inches from me

And I’ve got all that I need
Right here in the passenger seat
Oh and I can’t keep my eyes on the road
Knowing that she’s inches from me

And I’ve got all that I need
Right here in the passenger seat.”





for all the great dads … i loved.

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“for all the great dads… i loved.”


don’t blame yourself, dad.

if i grew-up,

and suddenly

i was gone…


i had a life, too

and i was happy

i lived it

to the fullest.


don’t blame yourself, dad.

i knew you were there.

you watched over me…

you cared for me

a great deal.


but somehow,

you’re a human, too

there are other powers…

far within

your reach.


but i never left you, dad

and i will never




words by robert manuguid silverio (written -sept. 22, 2012)




THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, in collaboration with the Philippine Band Association (PhilBanda) is pleased to announce theCCP-PhilBanda Band Conducting Workshop, a one-day intensive training program for symphonic band conductors. This will be held on October 20, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Silangan Hall, 4th Floor, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The CCP-PhilBanda Band Conducting Workshop will be conducted by Maestro Olivier Ochanine, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and Dr. Herminigildo Ranera, Associate Conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Founder and President of PhilBanda. With the intent to develop the skills in the art of conducting, the workshop module will consist of symphonic band conducting essentials, leadership skills enhancement, rehearsal techniques, score preparation, and actual band conducting with the participation of a laboratory band.

The workshop is open to all band conductors and enthusiasts from all over the country. Due to time constraints, only ten (10) band conductors will be chosen to conduct the laboratory band: five from Metro Manila, and five from the regions.

Those who are interested to attend may fill-out the application form (downloadable at the CCP websitewww.culturalcenter.gov.ph), and submit it to ccp.artist.training@gmail.com on or before October 5, 2012. A registration fee of P500 is required from the ten chosen conducting participants, and P300 for observers.

Accepted applicants will be notified on October 12, 2012. 

To register for the CCP-PhilBanda Band Conducting Workshop, or for other inquiries, kindly emailccp.artist.training@gmail.com, or call 832-1125 local 1605.

“Love, sacrifice and magic are all in Gantimpala Theater’s retelling of Ibong Adarna!”


“Love, sacrifice and magic are all in Gantimpala Theater’s retelling of Ibong Adarna!”
One mythical bird. Seven enchanting songs. Seven color changes. One ailing king. One courageous queen. Three sons and three princesses – all of these and more are in Gantimpala Theater’s Ibong Adarna, written by Ed Maranan, under the direction of Roobak Valle.
Ibong Adarna is a mythical story, formed in narrative song and poetry called corrido and considered a big part of the Philippine literature.
This amazing folklore made into a play centers about catching the fabled bird that is so beautiful – it sings a total of seven songs with seven color changes which could either enchant anyone to sleep, turn into stone or heal a deadly sickness.
The songs of the illusive creature as prophesied by the manggagamot is the only cure to Haring Fernando’s (Billy Parjan) of Berbania grave illness. Thus Reyna Valeriana (Pamela Hundana, alternating with Heidi Arima) assigned her three sons to find the magical bird, catch it and bring it home before it’s too late.
Arkin Da Silva, as Don Pedro, the eldest and heir apparent, Noel Escondo, as Don Diego, the second-born and second-in-line to the throne, and Kristian Chua, the youngest and his parents favorite – one by one, each don becomes Berbanias’ hope.
During their quest, the dons meet Cris Pastor (Maria Blanca), Sharlene Rivera (Prinsesa Leonora) and Vera Capiral (Prinsesa Juana), Abel Napuran (Haring Salermo)and Joey de Guzman as the enigmatic Ermitanyo.
Matthew Manalaysay, contemporary ballet dancer and actor is the Ibong Adarna.
Maranan’s script highlighted the values found in the corrido such as sacrifice, faith, perseverance and forgiveness and the power of love while director Valle sets the whole play in a Mindanao cultural community utilizing its traditional dances that added more pageantry and energy to the play.
Teaming with Valle and Maranan to realize their vision of Berbania are Andy Villareal, (Lighting Designer), Eric Rosales (Associate Production Designer), Ronald Santos (Choreographer), Charyl de Guzman (Production Manager), John Paulo Garcia (Assistant Production Manager) and Joey David (Stage Manager).
Performances are on September 23, (7pm), Concert at the Park Open Air Auditorium, Luneta, Manila; September 28-29, (9am/12nn/3pm), AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, October 5-6, (11am/2pm), Cinema 3, SM Southmall, Las Piñas City and October 12-13, (9am.12nn, 3pm), Star Theater, Star City City Compound, Pasay City.
The National Parks Development Committee and Everbilena fully support Gantimpala Theater’s Ibong Adarna.
For tickets, call 998-5622 or like: http://www.facebook.com/gantimpala

PETA’s William at the Cultural Center of the Philippines


PETA’s William at the Cultural Center of the Philippines



MANILA, Philippines — After dominating the recent Philstage Gawad Buhay awards, the Philippine Education Theater Association (PETA) is bringing back the award-winning Shakespeare rap musical “William” for a special show at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) this September 28.


“William,” about teenagers who develop a love for the Bard while preparing monologues from William Shakespeare for a class project, took home seven trophies, including Outstanding Play, Outstanding Direction for Maribel Legarda, Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Play and Outstanding Original Script for playwright Ron Capinding.


The play also bagged most of the acting awards, namely Outstanding Male Lead Performance for Ian Segarra, Outstanding Female Featured Performance for Meann Espinosa, and Outstanding Male Featured Performance for Jojo Atienza.


“William” first opened Peta’s Shakespeare Season as a primer for High School students who may fear Shakespeare or may not know the Bard at all. During its short run last year, “William” successfully engaged students and captured the interest of local theatergoers as well as several international news organizations.


A video report by Marek Pruszewics of BBC News described the play as a “modern twist on Shakespeare”.


Director Maribel Legarda shared that the play’s concept came from FlipTop, a Pinoy rap battle league known across the country. “In many ways,” Legarda said “rap is poetry.”


“I brought in rap and hip-hop as the contemporary voice and language of young people today. I hope that Shakespeare’s poetry and today’s rap find a point of conversation and evolve into engaging dialogue and drama,” Legarda explained.


The cast of “William” trained under a true Tondo rapper, Shielbert Manuel, a.k.a “O.G. Sacred” who has appeared in the 2007 Cinemalaya Best Picture, “Tribu,” an indie film by Jim Libiran.


The rap performances, choreographed by John Tan of the Urban Dance Crew, are topped with hip-hop moves like crumping and breakdance, while also adding ballroom and jazz hip-hop. “William” features ten original rap songs composed by Jeff Hernandez. The titles include “Nosebleed” “O Shakespeare” and “What’s in a name.”


Through “William,” PETA aims to help audiences overcome their fear of the English playwright and poet. The goal is to make Shakespeare a familiar friend rather than someone to fear, thus replacing “Shakes-fear” into “Shakes-peer.”


William’s special performance on September 28 (3:00pm and 8:00pm) at the CCP is made possible through the partnership of PETA and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.  For ticket inquiries, contact 725-6244, 891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph.