For more than 10 times that a blogger had watched the Katipunan history play version of Philippine Stagers Foundation’s Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela, tears still flowed in his eyes. The greatest scene of all was that “crying scene” between Bonifacio (played by Mr. Vince Tanada) and Oryang (played by Ms. Cindy Liper) wherein they both felt the greatest pains of their unselfish sacrifices for a nation, as Andres Bonifacio laid there dying of wounds and physical torture.
At that moment, Vince Tanada’s great body movements was so hurting to look at- trembling, agonizing… and still, he managed to speak words of undying love and care for Oryang. Everyone watching was silent and at the verge of tears and breakdown.
And Ms. Liper provided great support- her acting as comparable to that of Ms. Lea Salonga in Ms. Saigon, her singing voice was so enigmatic and powerful, while Vince’s singing voice, too, echoed amidst the evangelical flows and rhythms of eternity.
Another great scene, in which, PMPC (Philippine Movie Press Club) Prexy– in person of Mr. Fernan de Guzman, was found crying in his audience seat as he watched the play one previous time, was that of Patrick Libao (playing as Emilio Jacinto) promising to a “dead and unseen” Bonifacio that he’ll take care of his wife forever, and that he (Bonifacio) is the greatest man he’d ever known. Patrick’s great delivery of words and subtletity in acting made everybody cry whenever that scene was performed onstage.
Another favorite scene of the blogger in this more than 2 hours play was the Sigaw Ng Pugadlawin series of dances, songs and choreography. It’s the most entertaining portion od the play.
Now, this play Bonifacio: isang Sarsuwela is touring all over the land of the Philippine islands. They have finished one performance last January 28 at Legaspi City. And two more days of performances in Naga City on January 30 and 31, as part of their “Bicol Caravan”.
Slated to come next is their “Mindanao Caravan” on the month of February. For sure, a blogger is just waiting TO BE INVITED.
CONGRATS, PHILIPPINE STAGERS FOUNDATION.
The Bicol Caravan Team of Philippine Stagers Foundation: (L-R) Secretariat: Ms. Jerie Sanchez /Prod. Manager and Operations Head: Mr. “jeproxiliciously” (a.k.a. Jeffrey Ambrosio)/ Chairman: Vincent_Tanada/ Logistics: Kevin Posadas and Marketing Associate: Patrick Libao.
Shows in Bicol: Legaspi City (Jan. 28), Naga City (Jan. 30-31)
(words by robert manuguid silverio)
“Gantimpala Theater celebrates Andres Bonifacio’s sesquicentennial celebration with Katipunan, Mga Anak ng Bayan”
The very first Bulwagang Gantimpala production, Katipunan, Mga Anak ng Bayan, pulsates with new life, as a special touring production, under the direction of Joel Lamangan and Jun Pablo.
The musical theater production acquaints modern viewers to the short life and turbulent times of the working class revolutionary Andres Bonifacio and his wife, Gregoria “Oryang” de Jesus. It illustrates the evolution of the mass-based revolutionary organization, the role of women in the struggle, the internal conflicts that weakened it and gives the audiences the lessons from the struggles and triumphs of the Great Plebian.
Artistic director Joel Lamangan says,“Katipunan is my comeback to Gantimpala Theater. It is the first play I joined in Bulwagang Gantimpala, when the late Tony Espejo was still establishing it at the CCP It is really my coming back, it’s a full circle.”
“We try to make it as relevant as now, in terms of music and movement,” adds Lamangan. “This is all sung thru. It is fast and tiring, yes, but this young people, they are doing it very well.”
He carries on, “This is so challenging because I am doing both choreography and direction, with Jun Pablo (GT Chair and President) helping me to polish everything as we go along.”
“We promise the audiences a very exciting and dynamic musical theater production about the life of Andres Bonifacio. I am sure that people of all ages will appreciate what we are offering,” ends Lamangan.
Playing major roles are Sandino Martin as Andres Bonifacio, Anna Fegi as Gregoria de Jesus, RJ Jimenez as Emilio Jacinto, with Brent Manzano, Allan Joseph Padilla and Vera Capiral as the Mga Tagapagsalaysay.
Script by Bonifacio Ilagan. Lyrics by Jose Jeffrey Camañag, Music by RJJimenez. Set Design by Sonny Aniceto. Production and stage manager is Cicey Alejo.
ON FEBRUARY 8, SATURDAY, AT AFP THEATER, ANOTHER PERFORMANCE OF “KATIPUNAN: MGA ANAK NG BAYAN” IS GOING TO BE SEEN. REMEMBER THE DATE, AND SEE YOU ALL THERE!
Jesus Christ Movie ‘Son of God’ Hitting Theaters February 2014
by Rebecca Ford
(article courtesy of Hollywood Reporter.Com, link below):
(20th Century Fox is releasing the pic, which is based on History Channel’s hit miniseries “The Bible.”)
Jesus Christ is coming to theaters in February.
20th Century Fox announced that Son of God, the film based on History Channel’s miniseries The Bible, will open wide in U.S. theaters on Feb. 28, 2014.
The 10-hour miniseries The Bible, produced by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, was a breakout hit for History, garnering an average of 15 million viewers per episode. It also earned three Emmy nominations.
The big-screen treatment will follow Christ from his birth through his crucifixion and resurrection.
Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado is starring. The film will feature selections from the miniseries plus additional scenes that were left on the cutting room floor. Hans Zimmer created the score.
“We are very excited to be working with 20th Century Fox to release Son of God as a major motion picture,” said Downey and Burnett in a statement. “We responded to an overwhelming demand for the greatest story ever told to be seen as a shared experience on the big screen. The result is a beautiful stand-alone movie. It’s the story of Jesus for a whole new generation.”
Son of God will go up against two other wide releases on Feb. 28. Universal’s airplane thriller Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson and Paramount’s sci-fi thriller Almanac, which centers around a time machine, also open on that date.
“STARSTUDIO NAMED BEST MAGAZINE AT THE 12TH GAWAD TANGLAW AWARDS”
The country’s best source for entertainment news and celebrity lifestyle is taking things notches higher this 2014, following a win at the prestigious 12th Gawad Tanglaw Awards for Best Magazine.
Setting the bar with its recent success, StarStudio aims to up its game of bringing the latest happenings in showbiz, as featured in its newest February issue.
For this month, StarStudio Magazine presents “The Love Diaries”—an issue packed with celebrity love stories that will make for the perfect reading this month of love.
Leading the couples featured in this issue are Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez, who share the exclusive story of how they met and fell in love. The much talked about celebrity couple also give readers a look into their personal travel photos with captions that Sarah wrote herself.
Apart from that, StarStudio looks into celebrity weddings—Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco, Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-up Shamcey Supsup and Lloyd Lee, and director-turned-Congressman Lino Cayetano and ex-Ateneo volleyball star Fille Cainglet.
A newly-minted couple also takes on the spotlight in StarStudio this February to model day and night date looks, as Gretchen Ho and Robi Domingo show readers ways to look their best for the upcoming Valentine’s day.
All this and more are featured in the February 2014 issue of StarStudio, which was recently named Best Magazine in the 12th Gawad Tanglaw Awards in which ABS-CBN was also named TV Station of the Year.
Get all these and more in StarStudio’s latest issue, available at bookstores and newsstands nationwide. For updates, visit and like StarStudio on Facebook (www.facebook.com/StarStudio.Magazine) and follow the magazine’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts (@starstudiomag) for your best source of entertainment news and celebrity lifestyle.
Since SSSIP’s “AWE” blog featured an article “BRAD PITT & LABCE RAYMUNDO: A COINCIDENTAL CASE OF DUALISM?”, it’s been garnering so many hits and viewership for the past weeks and it became the most-viewed blogpost on this blog.
Thus, we feel a follow-up feature on the “dualism” aspect of Brad and Lance. Miss SSSIP further investigated and managed to get some proofs and evidences on that dualism aspect.
So, below, are the photos of Brad and Lance when they were still Levi’s jeans models. What a parallelism on both their respective careers when, again, they both started it out as print ads models before they became established film actors.
So there. Look at the photos below!
(By the way, this “dualism” aspect on Lance and Brad is this blogger’s own opinion and research, it can be coincidental only- so, no one has the right to contest it, ok?— sssip*)
Ms.Sssip (this blogger) also managed to find an old Levi’s ad in the archives of Preview Magazine. The Ad features young models John, Amir and Reggie before they became actors and were re-named. They are known now as Jake Roxas, Carlos Agassi and Lance Raymundo by the Philippine Showbiz world. Photo below:
at the end of the road, in my living existence (I HAVE OTHER “EXISTENCES” IN DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS OF LIFE & DEATH), it’s always my father (RINO FERNAN SILVERIO) who will always save me, understand me, help me…. sa kanya ako nanggaling, kaya ako naging tao ay dahil sa kanya. at kaya gaano man kalayo o kalalim ang mga napuntahan ko at nasisid… o mga natuklas na imposibleng bagay… ang aking AMA pa rin pala ang makakatulong sa akin sa bandang huli…. salamat, tatay kong dakila. buti at nandyan ka pa. paano na ako kung wala ka? ang bait ng Diyos dahil binigyan Niya ako ng isang TUNAY NA AMA.
an angel taught me how… he brought me back to my father. “you’re dad will always be there for you, while your friends may not”, my angel told me. and it was the moment of truth for me… because i was never a good son to my father. i hope it’s not yet too late.
THANK YOU, DAD. THANK YOU, ANGEL.
thank u, angel… for bringing me back to my dad.