A WORLD-CLASS SKATER WHO HAS COMPETED INTERNATIONALLY AND WON MANY MEDALS AND AWARDS…
AND YES, SHE’S JOINING THE SHOWBIZ TINSELTOWN!
SHE’S AMONG THE CAST OF THE INTERNATIONAL FILM “BUTANDING”, DIRECTED BY EDD PALMOS, AND SHE PORTRAYS THE YOUNG LARA QUIGAMAN IN THE SAID FILM. WHILE INTERNATIONAL HOLLYWOOD SINGER LOU BARON PORTRAYS THE ROLE OF HER MOTHER IN THE FILM. AND VETERAN CELEBRITY TESSIE LAGMAN AS HER EVIL AUNT.
A LAUNCHING FILM IS NOW BEING READIED FOR HER- A MOVIE ENTITLED “OKEY LANG MASKI COMPLICATED” TO BE DIRECTED AGAIN BY EDD PALMOS AND IN THIS FILM, DENZ WILL HAVE JM DE GUZMAN AND ROCCO NACINO AS HER LEADING MEN…
REMEMBER THE NAME, DENZ JOVELLE…
MORE BLOG FEATURES ON HER SOON AT SSSIP’S AWE BLOG SITE. WATCHOUT!!!
(words by robert manuguid silverio)
MANY THANKS TO MS. DENZ JOVELLE’s FACEBOOK PAGE FOR HER PHOTOS. (Photos Courtesy of Ms. Denz Jovelle)
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, ABS-CBN and First Philippine Holdings present the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra (ABSCBNPO) and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY) under the batons of Gerard Salonga & Olivier Ochanine in a joint concert and conference on April 30, 2015, Thursday, 6:00pm at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). Guest artists include Filipino concert pianist Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz, Taiwanese pianist Chi-Ying Hung, NAMCYA 1st Prize Winner in Marimba Thristan ‘Tum-Tum’ Mendoza, singers Jade Riccio & Malvin Beethoven Macasaet, and 12-year-old pianist Brian Berino.
The conference part of the CONCERENCE will have annotations as well as Question & Answer segments conducted by Jamie Bernstein – director of the film documentary ‘Crescendo: the Power of Music’ & the daughter of the legendary quintessential Artist Leonard Bernstein, and Tricia Tunstall – author of ‘Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, & the Transformative Power of Music’. The concert portion will feature a vast array of works written by the great Classical Music Masters from the 18th Century to the present, from Beethoven to Bernstein, from traditional to popular.
This CONCERENCE will benefit Ang Misyon, Inc. (AMI) – the non-stock, non-profit mother foundation of Sistema for the Filipino Youth (SFY) and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY). Inspired by the global phenomenon El Sistema, SFY is an after-school music program that offers children from deprived communities the opportunity to achieve their full musical potential through the Classical Music discipline, with the ultimate hope of creating a positive impact on their respective communities. The OFY is a donor-based youth orchestra comprised of fifty-five of the SFY Scholars, handpicked from various ensembles that already exist, and are spread throughout the Philippines. AMI provides the Scholars with free music education, performance allowances, transportation assistance, meals, instruments, & uniforms. AMI was born to help eradicate poverty in the Philippines through social change, simultaneously enhancing the country’s identity by creating career paths in Classical Music orchestral performance and redeveloping its Arts & Culture scene.
Tickets are Php1000, Php800, Php600, Php800, Php500, Php300, Php300, Php100 with 20% discount for Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities, Government & Military Personnel and 50% discount for Students with ID.
For ticket inquiries, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999.
PPO BEGINS THE SEARCH FOR NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) announces the international search for a music director and principal conductor for its resident orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO).
The new conductor will take over from Maestro Olivier Ochanine who will be concluding his tenure by April 30, 2016.
A Search Committee will be formed by CCP management to screen candidates for the position.
The CCP will announce the PPO’s new music director in January 2016.
The new director will hold the post for the next 3years, starting in June 2016.
The new PPO director must exemplify solid musicianship, strong sense of leadership, artistic discipline and respect of peers, extensive program repertoire and orchestral rapport.
He will be responsible for the preparation and implementation of the PPO’s thrusts, programs, concert season, training of musicians and other related activities. He is expected to conduct at least twenty performances per year, including the regular PPO season, Outreach tours, Young People’s concert and other special events of CCP. He will also be in charge of a Development Program for members of the PPO and ensure that the level of musicianship and artistic quality meet the highest standards.
CCP Vice President and Artistic Director Chris Millado said: “As we conduct this search for the new music director, we are also thankful for the contribution of outgoing conductor Maestro Olivier Ochanine. Through the five years he has been with the orchestra, he has taken the effort to make the orchestra and its music closer to its audiences especially the young people. He has made time to listen and immerse himself in the local music scene and this has made his tenure with the PPO a special one. This is a quality that I hope the next music director shall also possess — a commitment to excellence and the desire to share this excellence with the broadest publics.”
Interested conductors are requested to submit their application packet by June 15, 2015. Required documents are the following: curriculum vitae with photo, letter of intent stating the applicant’s vision for the PPO, symphonic repertoire, sample souvenir program of performances, press releases, link to performances on YouTube, referrals from other orchestras, photocopy of the first page of passport (for foreigners only) and letter of endorsement.
The application packet may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the PPO Search Committee, PPO, Lower Basement, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, 1300 Philippines.
SYMPHONIC SUNSETS AT MAKILING
The Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ang Misyon Inc. (AMI) present the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth in a performance on May 2, 2015, 5:00pm at the Tanghalang Maria Makiling, National Arts Center in Los Baños, Laguna.
Entitled Symphonic Sunsets at Makiling, the program consists of works written by the great Classical Music Masters from the 18th Century to the present, from Beethoven to Bernstein, from traditional to popular.
Guest artists include Filipino concert pianist Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz, Taiwanese pianist Chi-Ying Hung, National Music Competitions for Young Artists 1st Prize Winner in Marimba Thristan ‘Tum-Tum’ Mendoza, singers Jade Riccio and Malvin Beethoven Macasaet, and 12-year-old pianist Brian Berino.
Likewise, the event will have a conference part featuring annotations as well as Question & Answer segments conducted by Jamie Bernstein – director of the film documentary ‘Crescendo: the Power of Music’ & the daughter of the legendary quintessential Artist Leonard Bernstein, and Tricia Tunstall – author of ‘Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, & the Transformative Power of Music’.
An open theater located in the slopes of Mt. Makiling in Los Baños, Laguna, the Tanghalang Maria Makiling is a National Arts Center structure that can accommodate up to a thousand audiences complete with state of the art lights and sound system suitable for low, medium and large scale productions and performances.
Established in 1976 as a haven for young and aspiring artists, the National Arts Center is tucked away in mythical Mt. Makiling, Laguna. Its various buildings and facilities are scattered over 13.5 hectares of the Makiling Forest Reservation and also houses the Philippine High School for the Arts, a government-run secondary educational institution for gifted young artists. The NAC’s unique location offers a perfect vacation hideaway and its laid-back and contemplative atmosphere sets the mood to relax, unwind and recharge one’s energies.
For more information, contact the CCP Sales and Promotions Division at 832-3704 or 832-3706.
“CCP expands its Kaisa sa Sining Regional Art Centers”
FOLLOWING the successful launch of Cultural Center of the Philippine’s Kaisa sa Sining Regional Art Centers last January 2014, the CCP expanded further its regional network by signing a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with a new batch of partners recently at the CCP.
The new batch of regional partners included groups from Mindanao (City of Koronadal, South Cotabato; La Salle University, Ozamiz City; Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges, General Santos City), Visayas (Province of Capiz; City of Calbayog, Samar; Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Bohol; Cebu Arts Council) and Luzon (Developmental Initiatives for Bicolano Artists, Naga City; Heritage City of Vigan, Ilocos Sur; University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna).
The specific goal of Kaisa sa Sining is to broaden public participation in the arts, promote and showcase artistic excellence and facilitate a dynamic collaboration between the CCP and among the regional centers, universities or colleges. The key areas of the said partnership includes training & apprenticeship, touring & move-over productions, sharing of relevant cultural resource materials, access to arts & cultural information, venues & facilities; and participation in major cultural events.
To date, there are still a number of educational institutions and local organizations who have existing structures, programs and facilities that can very well support and sustain various arts and cultural events and activities. As such, the CCP would like to fortify a dynamic partnership with these institutions/organizations from all over Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Similarly with the first batch, the new partners have been actively supporting the CCP Outreach program in the last two decades. And even with the establishment of regional centers, the CCP will continue to collaborate with all other organizations in the regions, either on a per program or project basis. The CCP is confident that the regional partnership will result to the further flourishing of arts and culture in the whole country. (Photo by Orly Daquipil)
“Good morning! Team Gerald, 48 days na lang at GERALD SANTOS METAMORPHOSIS CONCERT NA SA PICC PLENARY HALL, 8PM!!!! Ahhhh! Sobrang nakaka-excite na may nerbyos ang nararamdaman ko! Bili na kayo ng tickets sa SM TICKETS (4702222 ) O text kayo sa 09284782957.. Team, suportahan nyo ako dito ha… ingat kayo today!” — (by Gerald Santos)
The road seemed endless, but the destiny was met. As life began anew, scrutiny and bad tags were left unanswered. What mattered most now, a gift was taken. AND LOVE PREVAILED.
Humans can never be angels. Human beings will always have faults. Because they are only humans, after all.
If others will still take the credit, so let it be.
But the journey was already met, and two souls, alongside with their friends- bonded together all throughout a journey of lightness, serenity and smiles.
It was “clearing”, a celebration of wonder and life, a LEGACY. AND AN ASSURANCE.
A person may be different as you meet him along the way. He may carefree, tactless and transparent. He may be crazy, too. But what matters most is, he sees things in a different way and his heart is TRUE.
It was a journey destined to be. A hideaway of friends in an open sea- that was posted in a cove of sea- at the Santiago Cove in Santiago, Ilocos Sur (near Candon). No one could have seen it. But one soul did.
Thank you for the people who got “them” there. As the pictures below would reveal it, it was a very happy journey. A merging of life and heaven, and humans, with their kindness and generosity, made it all worthwhile.
A blogger continues from hereon. His soul recharged. His spirits are high. And his heart continues to glitter with happiness and shine.
Mr. Martin Martin, thank you for your kindness.
Jao Viola, thank you for the warmth and sincerity….
Mr. Chad Malit, for the opportunity.
Mr. Marlon Habon and his wife, thank you for the love.
Mr. Santy Etrata, for the laughs.
And all the other Ilocanos in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, especially the very friendly crew and staff of Vitalis Resort & Spa in Santiago Cove, Ilocos Sur- who all made our three-days stay at their place very relaxing and calm.
It was one of the best journeys for a blogger, a very meaningful one.
As the sea became the backdrop of a magnificent setting…
YES, WE CAN SAY BY NOW…
LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN-
JUST LIKE FOREVER.
(AS THE WORDS WERE WRITTEN, APRIL 26, 2015, BY ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO. GUIDED BY HIS OWN GUARDIAN ANGELS, IN THE FIELDS OF ETERNITY).***
PHOTOS COURTESY OF: MR. MARTIN MARTIN AND JAO VIOLA
The Biennale College – Cinema winners of the third edition have been announced. The Biennale College has been one of the most interesting projects of Venice Film Festival. Each year three mini-budget films are selected in order to be produced and screened for the next festival. The selection has been made out of 12 previously selected projects. Each film will be funded with 150,000 euro and it will be screened at the 72nd Venice Film Festival.
One of the three chosen projects is:
“Blanka”, from the Japanese director Kohki Hasei and produced by the Italian Flaminio Zadra is now being shot in Philippines. The story of the film is about an 11-year-old girl that has been abandoned by her own mother decides to travel in order to find and buy a new one.
That was it. That’s how I came about meeting the handsome and chubby producer of the film Blanka, no less than Mr. Flaminio Zadra, a gentle Italian film maker who loved the beaches of Palawan and adores a filipino film director by the name of Brillante Mendoza. It was an afternoon of very artistic and highly intellectual talks, as the sudden outpouring of the rains outside a cozy bar in an M.H. del Pilar vicinity gave a more lasting impression and surreal depth in the bonding session of artists, mixed-in with bottles of beers, chips and a heavy mug of coffee (for the blogger).
“I can say I am a frustrated film director that’s why I ended-up as a producer”, Mr. Zadra joked-around. “But basically, I really love the cinema.”
It was not really a serious interview-session-type of a bonding. The afternoon went on just like a casual talk, as the blogger was just invited to mingle-in with them- through the courtesy of Mr. Don Gordon Bell, also an actor and part-time photographer. Together with them on that afternoon was Mr. Michael James, Don’s contemporary as a film actor doing international films in the Philippines way back in 1970’s.
If the outcome of the film Blanka (quality-wise) will be good, according to Mr. Zadra, the film will land in the Venice International Film Festival. The Japanese director of the film, Kohki Hasei, has done several prestigious films to his credits- that includes the film Gold Dog, which director Kohki shot in Smokey Mountain several years back.
“We are also planning to enter the film at Busan International Filmfest”, Mr. Zadra added. “They promised to give us extra support in the distribution of the film.”
The Asian Cinema Fund or ACF will provide the post-production services and added support to the making of the film Blanka. The whole staff, cast and crew of the film are now deep into work and most of the scenes are being shot in Hobbit House bar-restaurant along M.H. del Pilar in Malate, Manila.
Don Gordon Bell and Michael James appears in the film as tourist-victims of street-kids who pickpockets their wallets.
“Playing the lead role of Blanka is an 11 year-old girl named Cydel Gabutero”, Mr. Zadra said again. “And she can act! We discovered her on Youtube and she got an offer to sing at The Voice, but she declined it because of this film project. Her role here is that of a street kid who’s trying to look for her mother. She becomes distorted with so many things, including an adoption process, but finally, she meets a blind musician and she discovers a part of herself. She realizes she has a talent in singing and in the musical field.
“I told our director that the film must cradle more on the relationship of the girl to the blind musician”, he added. “We want to show here the beauty of discovering a part of yourself rather than show the ugliness and dirt of the city streets. Because that’s what the film is all about.”
Mr. Flamino Zadra also loves the Philippine Cinema. He knows Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal. And he hopes, the future of the Philippine Cinema will grow stronger soon.
Yes, that’s my afternoon with a handsome Italian, as I saw him more, rather than a handsome film producer, too.
(words by robert manuguid silverio)
GROUP PHOTO AND BLACK & WHITE SOLO PHOTO OF MR. FLAMINIO ZADRA, TAKEN BY: MR. DON GORDON BELL
Nang dahil sa pagibig, tayong lahat ay nag-iibang anyo. May sumasaya, may gumaganda, may nangangarap at umaasa, at mayro’n ding tumitibay pang mas lalo sa pagdaloy ng panahon.
Nguni’t may mga tao nga bang nagkakamali sa pagpili ng mga taong minamahal nila? Gaya nga ng sabi ng karamihan, may mga taong tanga at bobo pagdating sa pagibig.
Sabi naman ng mga mayayaman, kung iibig ka rin lang, doon na sa taong magbibigay sa ‘yo ng karangyaan at mga luho…
Dito umikot ang pilot episode ng bagong prime time TV teleserye ng Abs-Cbn Channel 2- ang NATHANIEL.
Istorya ng dalawang magsing-irog na pawang mga bata pang masasabi sa pagsabak sa buhay- na ginampanang ubod ng tamis nina Gerald Santos at Shaina Magdayao. Pareho nilang pinaglaban ang kanilang pag-iibigan, sa gitna ng makapangyarihang mga kamay ng ina ni Gerald na ginampanan naman ng ubod ng tapang ni Ms. Coney Reyes-Mumar.
Maski ba kaya naman ni Gerald na maitaguyod ang pagsisimula ng kanyang sariling pamilya sa piling ng kanyang asawang si Shaina, pilit namang sinisira iyon ng kanyang inang si Coney. Pero dahil matibay ang pagmamahalan nina Gerald at Shaina, walang nagawa ang mahadera at mayamang ina ni Gerald.
Hanggang sa isilang na ni Shaina ang bunga ng kanilang pagmamahalan ni Gerald- na pinangalanan nilang Natahniel. Isang napaka-among sanggol, palangiti, masayahin. Punong-puno man ng mga pagsubok, naging sapat naman ang lahat dahil mahala na mahal pareho nina Shaina at Gerald si Nathaniel.
Pero sa isang hindi inaasahang pangyayari, naging mainitin ang ulo ni Gerald, ang ama ni Nathaniel. Naging dahilan iyon upang maaksidente silang mag-anak nu’ng habul-habulin sila ng isang lalaking nagmamaneho ng isang kotseng nagalit sa pagiging mainitin ng ulo ni Gerald. Dahil sa umiwas na sila, heto’t sila pa ang naaksidente’t napahamak. Nabagsakan ng maraming mga biyak na salamin sa kotse ang sanggol na si Nathaniel.
Sa ospital, namatay si Nathaniel. At, umakyat siya langit… sa Paraiso. Siya’y naging isang ANGHEL.
Dito pa lamang nagsimula ang istorya. At mamayang gabi, sa ikalawang pilot episode ng NATHANIEL, matutunghayan ang pagbaba muli sa lupa ng batang anghel. Muli siyang magbabalik upang maibalik sa dating kaayusan ang lahat. Upang maibalik ang PAGIBIG para sa lahat. Dito na susulpot ang child actor na si Marco Masa bilang isang batang “titular angel”- si Nathaniel.
Magtagumpay kaya si Nathaniel?
Malalaman natin ito sa mga susunod na raw, sa susunod na mga linggo at buwan sa pagpapatuloy ng teleseryeng NATHANIEL.
Nathaniel ” is a story of an angel who will be sent back to earth to fulfill his mission to restore man’s faith in God and remind them the goodness that they can find in everyone’s hearts. The story of Nathaniel is about the baby boy who had died in an accident and become an angel. – See more at: http://www.iweb.ph/abscbn-nathaniel-angel/#sthash.6Mdq0CVv.dpuf
(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)
MULA KAY SSSIP****
ISANG NAPAKAGANDANG PILOT EPISODE NG “NATAHANIEL” ANG NASAKSIHAN NAMIN KAGABI. NAPAKAGALING NI GERALD ANDERSON SA KANYANG PAPEL BILANG ISANG BATANG AMA, AT SI SHAINA MAGDAYAO NAMAN AY NAPAKA-EFFORTLESS NG GINAWANG ACTING, VERY SUBTLE AND CALM, PERO FEEL NA FEEL NAMIN. SI MS. CONEY REYES-MUMAR AY SADYANG PAMBIHIRA, AT SI OGIE DIAZ, BILANG ALALAY NI CONEY REYES-MUMAR AY NAPAKA-EPEKTIBO. NAPAKAGALING NG DIREKSYON, NAPAKAGANDA NG PRODUCTION DESIGN AT SA PANGKALAHATAN, ISANG MALA-PARAISONG BAGONG TELESERYE ANG MAPAPANOOD NG LAHAT, MAGMULA NGAYON AT SA MGA SUSUNOD PANG MGA ARAW! MABUHAY KAYO, ABS-CBN CHANNEL 2!!!”””