FAMILY AND CHILDREN IN CCP’S PASINAYA FESTIVAL

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“FAMILY AND CHILDREN IN CCP’S PASINAYA FESTIVAL”

A variety of exciting activities await visitors in Pasinaya, the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ annual open house festival on February 7, 2016 starting 8:00am at various CCP venues. Under the theme ‘Family and Children’, the event forms part of the children’s programs of the CCP. 

In a recent press conference, media representatives were given a tour to the FDCP Cinematheque Centre Manilaand the UP Manila Museum of a History of Ideas in Ermita, Manila, two of the latest partner institutions to join Pasinaya this year. Other institutions that will open their doors to the public for Pasinaya on February 7 include theMetropolitan Museum and Museo Pambata on Roxas Boulevard, National Museum on P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Casa Manila and Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros, 1335 Mabini Gallery in Ermita Manila, Museo Marino andNational Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery. Aside from the exhibits on view at these partner institutions, performances are scheduled.

Highlights of the Pasinaya include youth choirs singing ‘Bata Ang Bukas’ by Ryan Cayabyab, a drum and lyre performance by children, screenings of films from Cinemalaya and Animahenasyon festivals, puppet show, storytelling, poetry reading and balagtasan for kids, stage productions of Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland and the like. Different areas and venues of the CCP have been zoned and dedicated to the various art forms such as dance, music, theater, film and the visual arts. There are zones devoted to workshops and children as well.

Four international award-winning music groups: Boscorale, the Ligao National High School Choir, Baao Children & Youth Choir and Triple Fret will share their talent during the open house festival.

More than 3,000 artists from community-based and school-based artistic groups will participate in the 2016 CCP Pasinaya. In addition to the performances, there will be workshops, film screenings, lecture-demonstrations, exhibits and storytelling activities.

Pasinaya is the biggest multi arts festival in the Philippines featuring the participation of thousands of artists and hundreds of artistic and cultural groups. It offers a unique “Pay what you can, See all you can” donation scheme, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of the CCP performance season.

Pasinaya is presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and headlined by the Center’s own resident companies, namely, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Santo Tomas Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), Philippine Madrigal Singers and Tanghalang Pilipino. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)  

an unforgettable experience at the angelo falconi salon…

THE RAINBOWS
THE RAINBOWS

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MR. ANGELO FALCONI (salon owner) WITH HIS FAMILY
MR. ANGELO FALCONI (salon owner) WITH HIS FAMILY

 

A soul often searches… for true meanings…. for satisfaction… for enlightenment.

A tired person, longing for love and “the warmth of a human’s care”, sometimes travels without a purpose- simply hanging by.

A wounded feeling from another salon owner assured him to travel on, and seek for someone else who would heal “the pain”.

And he landed there.

AT THE ANGELO FALCONI SALON branch in Shell Almanza.

And life was never the same again, after that.

One simple touch from the girl who washed his hair.

One lingering smile from another girl who helped others in coloring his hair.

And one tender loving massage from the manager of the Angelo Falconi Salon named Gio Quiroz, released the dark negativity that sorrounds his soul.

One simple visit.

One eternal feeling.

One make-over.

One infinite change.

And as that lonely blogger stepped-out of the Angelo Falconi Salon (Almanza branch), he saw his “two rainbows”.

Up there in the skies, waiting for him to be seen at. Two rainbows, yes, two rainbows. While the other rainbow was partly hidden by the white clouds, the first rainbow appeared with all its fullness and might.

AND THAT WAS ENOUGH FOR HIM TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF LIFE, ALL-OVER AGAIN.

THANK YOU!– TO THE ANGELO FALCONI SALON STAFF!!! AND MOST OF ALL, THANK YOU TO THE OWNER ITSELF, MR. ANGELO FALCONI.

That simple visit,

that simple touch….

has turned

into

 

ETERNITY.

 

(as the words were writtten by robert manuguid silverio, still bidding farewell to his “91” friends in a separate space, dimension and time).*

 

(P.S.: VISIT THE ANGELO FALCONI SALONS IN LAS PINAS, CAVITE AND DAVAO CITY. GREAT AND CARING TOUCH IS WHAT YOU’LL FIND!)*

thank you to the staff*: Manager: Gio Quiroz
Branch Head/Stylist: is Ms. Andrea
Stylist: Lemuel
Junior Hairdressers: Candy, Cris and Hanz
Cashier: Ms. Shaira
Manicurist: Ms. Apple

Manager: Gio qUIROZ Branch Head/Stylist: is Ms. Andrea Stylists: Lemuel Juniors: candy, cris and Hanz Cashier si Ms. Shaira Manicurist: apple
Manager: Gio Quiroz
Branch Head/Stylist: is Ms. Andrea
Stylist: Lemuel
Junior Hairdressers: Candy, Cris and Hanz
Cashier: Ms. Shaira
Manicurist: Ms. Apple

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MR. ANGELO FALCONI WITH DAUGHTER STIFFANY
MR. ANGELO FALCONI WITH DAUGHTER STIFFANY

nikki co and pj aguilar ong signs up with calayan surgicentre as their sponsors!

NIKKI CO, DR. MANNY CALAYAN AND PJ AGUILAR ONG
NIKKI CO, DR. MANNY CALAYAN AND PJ AGUILAR ONG
DAD MARTIN MARTIN, DR. CALAYAN, NIKKI AND PJ
DAD MARTIN MARTIN, DR. CALAYAN, NIKKI AND PJ

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NIKKI SIGNS THE SPONSORSHIP CONTRACT AT THE CALAYAN SKIN CLINIC
PJ SIGNS THE SPONSORSHIP CONTRACT AT THE CALAYAN SURGICENTRE.

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Ang mga mababait na bata ay tunay namang pinagpapala. Look naman, isang higanteng skin clinic lang naman po ngayon ang siyang magi-sponsor sa pangangalaga ng kutis at hitsura ng Elites Model Management talents/hearthrobs na sina Nikki Co at PJ Aguilar Ong. Nangyari ang pirmahan ng kontrata kamakailan lamang sa mismong klinika nina Dr. Manny & Pie Calayan, ang Calayan Surgicentre sa may Makati City.

Si Nikki na isa na rin ngayong contract artist ng GMA Artist Network at nag-land as one of the top finalists ng nakaraang Starstruck search ng channel 7, ay magiging abala sa taong ito sa mga inihahandang proyekto sa kanya ng channel 7. Kaya talagang kailangang mapangalagaan ng husto ang kutis niya.

Samantala, si PJ naman, na busy ngayon sa kanyang Acting Workshop sessions under the Elites Acting & Modelling Workshop, ay abala naman sa kanyang mga modelling & billboard ads na mga proyekto. Panay ang pictorial lately ni PJ sa mga billboard projects niya.

“Talagang inihahanda ko na sila”, sabi ni dad Martin Martin, ang ‘Godfather’ ng Elites. “Importante ang magkaroon sila ng sponsor pagdating sa kutis nila. Natural, artista sila at kailangang laging makinis ang kutis nila. Isa iyan sa mga payo ni direk Franniel Zamora nu’ng maging guest speaker sa acting workshop nila. Ang ihanda ang hitsura at personalidad nila sa pagpasok sa mundo ng showbiz.”

Almost halfway na ang Acting workshop ni PJ at talaga namang sa ika-apat na araw ng workshop, nagpakita na si PJ ng kakaibang galing sa pag-arte. Konting hasa pa at puwedeng-puwede na siyang isabak sa mga teleseryes sa telebisyon!

“God is good”, pagtatapos na wika ni dad Martin. “Ang Elites ko ay nag-survive on its own. I can say na isa kaming independent company na tumatayo lamang sa sarili namin. Pero masaya ako sa mga magagandang pangyayari ngayon. My Elites family is like a true family to me!”

Goodluck, Nikki, PJ and dad Martin!

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio, with photos courtesy of mr. martin martin).*

 

marvin aritrangco: so cute to be a chef!

chef marvin: humble
chef marvin: humble
a cute chef
a cute chef
chef martin: cooks dinner for maricel soriano, cristine reyes, dennis trillo, et al., and the royal family of dubai, k.s.a.!
chef marvin: cooks dinner for maricel soriano, cristine reyes, dennis trillo, et al., and the royal family of Dubai, UAE.

Meet Chef Marvin. A young and good-looking Celebrity Chef. He has cooked food and dishes for the likes of Vice Ganda, Dennis trillo, Joey Marquez, Maricel Soriano, Cristine Reyes, among others. He has guested in TV shows like Kitchen Superstar (channel 7) with Chef Boy Logro, Curiosity Got A Chef (Lifestyle Network), Unang Hirit, Umagang Kay Ganda, and others more. He’s also the “owner” of the hands in that famous Chowking commercial.

And that’s enough to brand him as a Celebrity Chef. But for this humble and charming Chinito young man, he doesn’t feel at all like a Celebrity.

“I just feel that I was lucky enough to have guested in those TV shows and sometimes became a judge in some cooking shows”, Chef Marvin told a blogger. “But if that’s what they call as a Celebrity, well, fine and okay. I also feel great to have cooked food to some popular stars who invite me every now and then. They are very nice people. I just do my job and make them eat the food that I cooked well. I want people to feel happy every time they taste my food.”

Chef Marvin was raised in Tayabas, Quezon province. He has been a Chef for ten long years now, and he used to teach in the Academe of Cooking.

But Chef Marvin’s most important accomplishment is being able to be the Royal Family in Dubai’s Chief Cook.

“That was a great experience”, Chef Marvin told this blogger. “I was able to please them and got-in with their taste for food. One time, I cooked a dessert for them and they totally enjoyed it- and they increased my salary! But one thing I’ve learned from them, don’t let them eat garlic.”

Chef Marvin’s forte is the Mediterranean Cuisine.  These is the kind of dish that’s so extravagant, delicious, yummy and huge.  he also loves to cook Pastas, bake cakes and experiment with sweet desserts.

But what is Chef’s Marvin’s secret for being a good Chef?

“You just have to simply enjoy the food”, Chef Marvin said in the end. “It’s more than the enjoyment that matters. It’s your love to make other people happy.”

Very well said, Chef Marvin!

(P.S.:  tumatanggap po si Chef Marvin ng mga private and personal culinary lessons, and he is also accepting small private events  like, fine dining or  cooking for two people, na tamang tama sa paparating na Valentines Day. Baka po may celebrities diyan na gustong mag-avail ng cooking services ni Chef Marvin. Go na!!!— sssip).*

(written by robert manuguid silverio)

chef marvin with "x-factor" (u.k.) finalist neneth ortega lyons
chef marvin with “x-factor” (u.k.) finalist neneth ortega lyons
chef marvin with friends
chef marvin with friends
chef marvin in the sea
chef marvin in the sea

 

neneth ortega lyons: filipina!

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neneth: she landed on the "top 17" of X-FACTOR (U.K.)
neneth: she landed on the “top 17” of X-FACTOR (U.K.)

It was so nice and what a wonderful feeling to have met Ms. Neneth Ortega Lyons, who landed on the “top 17” (our favorite number) of X-Factor (U.K.). She was always smiling, so sweet and friendly, and very sincere, too. Her ways were very Filipina, but there’s within her that you could feel so intently- and that is, her exuberant charm and greatness.

That was the birthday dinner party of P.R.-writer from Philippine Star broadsheet- Mr. Oggie Medina. Ms. Neneth was her very special guest that evening. And surely, she made all the guests swoon at her. She’s so friendly to everyone there.

When we asked for an interview, Ms. Neneth didn’t hesitate to say “YES”. So, below is our Q & A interview with Neneth Ortega Lyons, who made all the judges stood-up in one of the elimination rounds of “X-Factor (U.K.)”:

SSSIP: Are you just here in the Philippines now just for a vacation, Neneth?

NENETH: Yes, I am. I will be leaving this coming February 11. My husband is British. And I’ve been in UK since 2004. But it’s only four years ago when we decided, me and my husband, to reside permanently in U.K. But I plan to visit my country every year. I love my country. Philippines is my home. But you see, I am married to a British.

SSSIP: Can you tell us about your experience in X-Factor U.K.?

NENETH: That was a great experience last year, Robert. Out of 90,000 people who auditioned, I landed in the “Top 17”. My first song in the first round of eliminations was the song Somewhere, where I got a standing ovation from the whole audience, including the four judges. I also got a “four yes” from the judges. In the second elimination round, I sang Proud Mary with the 4th Impact- also Filipina girls like me. In the following eliminations, I sang Without You by Mariah Carey and One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston…. You see, that was a totally great experience for me. It opened-up new doors for me, new opportunities. I became so popular not only in U.K. but also here in our country.

SSSIP: What was the story behind you joining the X-Factor UK?

NENETH: Well, this is the story. I stopped singing for eight long years. And last year, I mean early last year, I wanted to sing again. I told my husband that I want to sing again. And my husband told me: “Why don’t you join the X-Factor?” And I joined. Out of the many thousands who joined, I became one of the finalists and landed on the Top 17. 

SSSIP: And we, Filipinos, are so proud of you, Neneth. You showed to the world that Filipinos are great singers. Can you share to us now the post-impact of X-Factor in your life?

NENETH: The exposure at X-Factor helped me a lot, really. I’ve been guesting in many shows and events in U.K. I am being invited here and there. There are so many offers. But you see, I have a two-year old baby girl now whom I have to be with everyday because I love her so much. I am a mother and a family woman who values her family more than anything else.

SSSIP: What about a concert here in the Philippines, Neneth?

NENETH: As I’ve said, I am leaving on February 11. I miss my baby daughter in U.K. I would love to have a concert here soon. In the meantime, I have to be back in U.K. in two weeks time. And lately, I find it hard because my voice is still adjusting to the weather. It needs more days before my voice gets totally adjusted.

SSSIP: Last question, Neneth. After achieving so much in X-Factor, what’s your dream now?

NENETH: My dream is to be able to continue portraying a good image as a Filipina singer. I feel so good to be able to do something now in my life. And being famous is now a bonus factor. And I want to continue singing.

SSSIP: Thank you so much, Neneth. You made us PROUD.

NENETH: And thanks to you all who supported me. Thank You!!!

 

(by robert manuguid silverio)

neneth
neneth in the Phils.
neneth with writer oggie medina
neneth with writer oggie medina
blogger sssip, neneth and violinist emil neu lisco
blogger sssip, neneth and violinist emil neu lisco

 

ONE

 

IT ALL GOES BACK TO ONE.

ONE GOD…

ONE LIVING “MOTHER EARTH”…

ONE HEART.

 

ONE HAS TO CONTINUE

ONE LOOKS UPON HIS RAINBOW

THAT SOMEDAY, THEY WILL MEET AT THE TOP OF IT…

AND “ONE”

YES, 

ONE-

HAS DONE HIS 

JOB-

 

FOREVER.

 

(written amidst the changing blue colors of a widening sky, as if time stood still and was put upon on a frame canvass, in one mid-afternoon hour of january 27, 2016- as the “92” sped-up to rearrange the hidden meaning of TIME, forever).*

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