“FILIPINAS: 1941” IS NOW SIGNING-IN ON THE MONTH OF JULY!

A FILIPINA IN  THE YEAR 1941
A FILIPINA IN THE YEAR 1941
FILIPINAS CIRCA 1940's
FILIPINAS CIRCA 1940’s

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the bataan death march in 1941
the bataan death march in 1941

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pipo cifra, musical director of "filipinas: 1941"
pipo cifra, musical director of “filipinas: 1941”
the stagers of phil. stagers foundation in a rehearsal
the stagers of phil. stagers foundation in a rehearsal
the male stagers acting out a war scene
the male stagers acting out a war scene
THE PHILIPPINE STAGERS FOUNDATION
THE PHILIPPINE STAGERS FOUNDATION
THE MAIN CAST OF "FILIPINAS: 1941"
THE MAIN CAST OF “FILIPINAS: 1941”
VINCE TANDA: "THE MAN"
VINCE TANADA: “THE MAN”

 

 

Despite his very taxing job and tasks, Mr. Vince Tanada, “the man” behind Philippine Stagers Foundation’s latest opus play- “Filipinas: 1941”, appeared to be relaxed and calm while directing and blocking the remaining few big scenes of the said play- during one of its final rehearsals last June 28.

“I don’t want to be stressed-up”, Vince said to a blogger-visitor. “I prefer to be relaxed while doing my job. It happened to me before that I got so hyper and pressured, I was hospitalized. I don’t want that to happen again.”

Directing and blocking those few, remaining big musical numbers with complicated dance choreography was hard as we saw it. But Vince was calm and composed, only raising his voice when someone didn’t quite follow his directions.

“I also credit my choreographer and stage manager, Mr. John Paul San Antonio for doing his job well and helping me out a great deal”, Vince said once more. “He is so good. We never had any conflicts.”

But the Stagers of Philippine Stagers Foundation all performed well that afternoon while rehearsing infront of some bloggers-guests who all wanted a glimpse of the final rehearsals of this much-awaited play. It was already “performance level” on their part. Looking at each of them was such a delight- they all acted-out with great intensity, power and grace.

Among the outstanding “scene-stealing” Stagers that the bloggers saw were Jomar Tanada Bautista, Allence Villanueva, Gabby Bautista, JV Cruz, Kenneth Miles, Kevin Posadas, Vince himself, Chin Ortega, Chris Lim, Adelle Lim,  Raymond Diolan Rances, Poul Garcia, Cindy Liper, JP Lopez, newcomers Reggie and Erwin, and of course, Patrick Adrian Libao.

Vince even had his tears fell-off in one of the most moving musical number of the play. It penetrated deep in the emotions of the two bloggers who both saw him cry. A very sensitive performance.

PSF hearthrob Poul Garcia, together with Chin Ortega also “showed-off”. In one great tragic scene, Poul’s emotions were almost as real- the anger and the madness. While Mr. Ortega was so sympathetic in his characterization as a victim of war.

The play was all-about The Bataan Death March- how the ordinary Filipino fought-off, died, inter-mingled with one another and showed the beauty of courage and patriotism- even in the most darkest hour of Philippine History.

It also showed brotherly love of two brothers caught in the midst of violence and hatred- how one tried to escape it, and the other, tried to face it. 

But great KUDOS to Mr. JV Cruz for he managed to steal our “attention”. As part of the choral ensemble but always on the background, JV could be seen clearly because he could ACT AND DELIVER, even managed to steal the scene-away from the lead actors. That’s simply great, JV!

In the play again, History will be corrected. Based on the research of Mr. Tanada himself, it were the Filipinos, really, who must be immortalized because of their bravery of fighting for their land- while their “so-called” ally General accepted a payment? And the rest of the American soldiers at that time hid at the back of the front lines while fighting?

These and more would finally see the light of day. It were, the Filipinos, the more than one million Filipinos who all fought on this war and died who must be credited and breath a new life once more. Without them, were will we be now?

One more very interesting about this play “Filipinas: 1941” is the great choreography by John San Antonio. There’s so much darkness, artistry and clarity with all those steps and moves- executed with much unison by the Stagers.

The opening number of this play, with composer Pipo Cifra’s great song “Guerillang Mandirigma” was something a blogger had haven’t seen in his years of quenching for great artistry and fancy. It was so great you couldn’t even breathe in and out- as the Stagers all delivered passion and unique performing skills while dancing and singing.

Yes, Filipinos may be “illiterate or uneducated” as what some foreigners often say in some negative remarks.

They may have not finished their education, or was raised in poverty in a third world country.

Yes, Filipinos may be “domestic helpers” or “japayukis”, again, in some foreign lands…

They may be forever be branded as slaves and “flips” (as what Americans say?)…

But, one thing now could be proven TRUE.

Via the play “Filipinas: 1941”, you’d realize, Filipinos are the real HEROES of the modern-day world…

Filipinos loved and protected their country.

AND FILIPINOS WILL LIVE-

 

FOREVERMORE.

 

“FILIPINAS: 1941”, A NEW MASTERPIECE OF ATTY. VINCE TANADA IS NOW SIGNING-IN ON THE MONTH OF JULY.

SEE U AT THE SM CINEMAS AND TANGHALANG PASUGUENO…. SOON.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

 

new, great photos of FRANCISCO LACHOWSKI, as photographed by damon baker! (courtesy of franciscolachowski.com)

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Brand: Damon Baker Photography
Model: Francisco Lachowski

“Francisco Lachowski by Damon Baker in Paris 2014”

 

Damon Baker is a young British fashion photographer who has incorporated his dark and mysterious personality into his works. Since Damon started experimenting in fashion photography he has gathered an online following for his uniquity and style.

(link: http://www.franciscolachowski.com/francisco-lachowski-damon-baker/)

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More on Damon Baker:

Originally from a small town in England, Damon was obsessed with cities. At the age of eighteen he decided to escape to New York City to find himself and to push his creative boundaries. Since basing himself in London at nineteen he had started to build strong relationships with the model agencies by shooting their models using his fresh and unique vision.

Damon has worked closely with numerous celebrities including Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Lianne La Havas, Tulisa Contostavlos, Mark Ronson, Olivia Palermo, Tom Felton, Mr Hudson, The Noisettes, Parker Posey and supermodels such as Agyness Deyn, Candice Huffine, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Cole, Andrej Pejic, Eliza Cummings and more.

Since starting shooting in 2008 Damon has shot for clients such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, French Numero, GQ, Wonderland, Sunday Times STYLE, i-D, Stern and InStyle Magazine.

Damon’s photographic style ranges from editorial to characteristic portraiture. He is inspired by personalities, attitude and style. He takes pride in having hands-on creative direction and constructing his photoshoots from hair and makeup to styling.

Damon lives and works in London.

 

gerald grows-up!

 

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He was still but a kid when he first joined Pinoy Pop Superstar, a singing contest in GMA channel 7…

 

Totoy na totoy pa siya nuon…

 

But at that early, his great singing talent was already noticed.

 

Until he decided to fly freely after an untoward incident.

 

His manager, Cocoy Ramilo, never left his side.

 

Many challenges came, many trials, many tribulations…

 

But Gerald’s great desire to perform “burned more like fire”.

 

He soon joined the theatrical scene, portraying Dr. Jose Rizal in one major stage play from Gantimpala Theater Foundation.

 

After that, he also portrayed St. Pedro Calungsod in another play…

 

Three years passed, and in that three years, consistently, he managed to prove to everyone that he could carry a solo major concert every year.

 

And now, it’s TIME.

 

GERALD SANTOS has grown-up.

 

You should see him now in his third major concert entitled- “GERALD: IT’S TIME!”

 

He will dance ruggedly… and seductively, show-off his naked muscles and skin, that has fully-developed along with time…

 

Sexier, greater.

 

He will sing more with power and perfection- and attest to everyone that the title- “Prince of Ballad” is rightfully his…

 

Splendid, captivating.

 

As Gerald grows,

 

His magnificence overwhelms…

 

His style UNCONQUERED.

 

GERALD SANTOS: IT’S TIME.

JUNE 28, 2014. 8 P.M. AT THE SKY DOME OF SM NORTH EDSA.

 

A friend may not be there…

But his heart lingers with a clean soul like GERALD-

 

FOREVER.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY: MS. LHYNNE IMPERIAL AND MR. CHRISTIAN SAMSON

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15 models of elites model management, sasabak at magkakasama-sama sa isang indie film!

models of elites model management
models of elites model management

Sa mga beteranong mga aktor at aktres natin sa pelikula, marami rin sa kanila ang nanggaling muna sa mundo ng fashion world at modelling field bago naging mga sikat at magagaling na artista.

Nariyan sina John Estrada, Edu Manzano, Lance Raymundo, Alice Dixson, Dawn Zuleta, Melanie Marquez siyempre, John Avila, Zanjoe Marudo, Bianca Gonzales, Neil Coleta, Matt Evans, Solenn Heusaff at marami pang iba- na pawang mga naging MODELO muna sa rampa at TV commercials bago napasabak sa pag-arte.

mr. chikki martin, owner of elites model management
mr. chikki martin, owner of elites model management

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Kakaiba rin kasi ang ningning na ipinapakita ng mga modelo. They project a ‘truly glorifying” registration on the wide movie screen. Kaya gustong-gusto rin silang kinukuha sa tuwina ng mga direktor sa pelikula at telebisyon.

At ngayon, labing-lima sa mga modelo ng D’ELITES MODEL MANAGEMENT ay sasabak na rin sa mundo ng INDIE FILMS!!!

a bloggger (ms. sssip- me*) being flunked by two handsome elites models- mr. reggie musico and mr. mark lim
a bloggger (ms. sssip- me*) being flunked by two handsome elites models- mr. reggie musico and mr. mark lim
mr. martin with elites models jeff, eduard & nicki plus a friend
mr. martin with elites models jeff, eduard & nicki plus a friend

Yes po, labing lima sila. Ganu’n kadami. Silang lahat ay magsasama-sama in one great indie film na ilalahok sa Cinema One Originals ni Mr. Ronald Arguelles. Bale daw, 50 to 60 ramp and commercial models ang kasama sa said indie film, at labing-lima nga doon ay mga models sa D’ELITES MODEL MANAGEMENT ni Mr. Martin.

As of press time, hindi pa puwedeng i-reveal ng blogger na ito kung ano ang pelikulang iyon. Basta, isang magaling at baguhang indie film director ang tunay namang nagka-interes ng husto na kunin silang LAHAT. O, di ba?

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kane, nikki, chikki, bela, robert & james

Bukod diyan, hindi pa rin puwedeng ma-reveal ang mga names ng labing-limang elites models na ‘yun na sasabak at magkakasama-sama lahat sa isang major indie film. Maski si Mr. martin ay ayaw pa munang sabihin kung sino-sino sila sa isang blogger-friend niya.

“Sa Friday, June 27 na ang first day of shooting nilang lahat na sabay-sabay”, nawika pa ni Mr. Martin na may-ari ng Elites Model Management sa isang blogger-friend niya. “Naku, Robert, hirap na hirap na nga ako sa scheduling nilang lahat. Pero naiayos ko naman at lahat sila’y sasabak na sa pag-arte ngayon. Actually, we just wanted to give it a try.”

THE ELITES AT THE RECENTLY-CONCLUDED PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK
THE ELITES AT THE RECENTLY-CONCLUDED PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK

Maganda raw ang script nu’ng indie film. Umiikot sa buhay at mundo ng mga modelo kaya tinanggap na rin ni Mr. Martin ang offer.

“Models become good actors and actresses, too, didn’t they notice?”, pagtatapos na sabi ni Mr. Martin. “Kasi, they could project well, move well and internalize well. Basta ma-motivate lang sila ng husto ng direktor, makakaarte talaga sila.”

Ito na nga ang simula ng unti-unting paghakbang ng Elites Model Management sa mundo ng pelikula!

Need I say more, Mr. martin?

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

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a night at cocomoon restaurant…

the outdoor facade of cocomoon restaurant
the outdoor facade of cocomoon restaurant

Hanging out at night at the famous Malate District area could be a lot of fun, and noise. And if you want just some clean bonding time with close friends, without really a lot of noise, but with a relaxing and calming atmosphere- pick Cocomoon restaurant in Malate, which is just along Del Pilar St.

It was such a great night at Cocomoon restaurant- in one hot night of the month May- almost a month ago.

this blogger with mr. chikki martin of elites model management
this blogger with mr. chikki martin of elites model management
this blogger with mr. chikki martin, ms. jackie caja and her sister, and the marketing executives of ford car company as they all dined at COCOMOON RESTAURANT.
this blogger with mr. chikki martin, ms. jackie caja and her sister, and the marketing executives of ford car company as they all dined at COCOMOON RESTAURANT.

Together with the “Elites Godfather”, Mr. Chikki Martin (of the Elites Model Management), Ms. Jackie Caja (a marketing executive), photographer Vino Oriarte, ELITES model Mark Lim, and another model from Bodyshots 2014 (for some professional reasons, we could not mention his name here)- truly, it was such a warming experience, most of all, if the setting was COCOMOON RESTAURANT.

As we entered Cocomoon restaurant, you’d feel at once its calming texture. The place was dimly-lighted, perfect for a “romantic” feeling that a blogger was feeling that night. The interiors of the place was designed to capture your tired and exhausted mood. And it would transcend you to feeling a little bit “lighter”. Perfect.

The furniture fixtures of the restaurant were classic but cozy. There’s even two wide LCD T.V.’s in the main eating place, leading to the bar area wherein you could smoke freely and the glass doors closed so as not to disturb the “good air” in the main eating area.

At the bar area of Cocomoon, the feeling went lighter but a little bit hyper because of the drinks and the laughter- we meant, the FUN. And as we ordered food and drinks- wow, it all tasted so good and delightful. Especially their pizzas and chicken dishes.

Ms. Jackie Caja introduced us to the owner of Cocomoon restaurant- Mr. Jaimy Jung, a Korean by nationality but considered himself “half-Filipino” already because he had absorbed and loved the culture and genuine friendship of the Filipino people.

“I am half-Pinoy now”, Mr. Jung told a blogger. “I started living here in the Philippines since I was 17 years old. My years of stay here in the Philippines was long enough so I could consider myself a half-Filipino now by heart.”

But Mr. Jung’s still learning more Tagalog words.

“I can already speak some Tagalog words”, he said. “And I will try soon to understand more Tagalog words.”

And the blogger asked Mr. Jung- how was it owning and managing a restaurant like Cocomoon restaurant?

“There are good times and bad times, too”, he answered. “But the main factor was, we are all having fun. I wanted a place wherein people could simply relax and have fun. And I guess, I did that by putting-up Cocomoon restaurant.

“And I am blessed with with good employees”, he added. “They all help me out in my business. My filipino friends also help me a lot. They give me advices and opinions every now and then.”

And finally, let’s hear it from Mr. Jung himself on what could he say about Cocomoon restaurant and invite them?

“Yes, please do visit and enjoy dining and drinking at Cocomoon restaurant”, he said. “It’s a relaxing place and it’s quite different from most of the restaurants and bars in Malate area mainstream. Here at our place, we have no live bands, no loud music, no bad feeling. Only decent people come here at our place, and you’d really feel safe- especially the young professionals. Plus the fact that our place have a very reasonable price in food and drinks.”

That’s it. That night at Cocomoon was indeed a very memorable night. And the romantic and YOUTHFUL feeling was simply there. It was “something huge, something big”…

UNTIL IT LASTED.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

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maria isabel lopez, forever forty because of SKIN REJUVE beauty clinic!

maria isabel lopez: ageless.
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maribel: beauty and art PERSONIFIED.
maribel: beauty and art PERSONIFIED.

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“Love Thyself-My new commandment for women😊! A Beauty regimen day at Skin Rejuve Elite Timog – RF for my face, IPL (Intense Pulse Light) for unwanted facial hair, and last but not the least- Intensive Underarm Whitening using mask from nature infused with their secret whitening ingredients… Thank you Prescy Yulo, I am Forever Forty…” — MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ

 

 

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“Laser Lipo at SR helps melt unwanted fats in my bra line. Years of exercise could not remove the stubborn fat in those hard to reach areas. In Photo no 2, the Love handles- childbirth, and genetics contribute to this. But Laser Lipi is my once a week regimen for the stubborn love handles…”— MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ

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SSSIP’s “S.P.L.A.S.H.” CONTINUES TO SOAR HIGHER!

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