GMA-7 newly-signed artist- Nikki Co, will celebrate his 19th birthday with the orphans at Hospicio de San Jose on June 12. His manager, no less than Mr. Martin Martin of the Elites Model Management agreed with Nikki that this idea could be the best birthday treat of Nikki for himself.
“Nikki has always loved kids and how he feels sad whenever he sees an orphan”, Mr. Martin once said to a blogger. “That’s why I am so confident that Nikki is going to be very happy spending his 19th birthday with the orphans of Hospicio de San Jose. He knows that these kids needs to be happy and he wants to be with them!”
Joining Nikki on that special day are The Elites models/talents of Mr. Martin. Partly an outreach program for all Elites models/talents who are now all joining the acting scene. In tow will be the Niksters fans of Nikki to give support to him.
The event starts at 2 p.m. onwards.
“It’s going to be a celebration of life!!!”, Mr. Martin concluded.
Come and join Nikki on this special event on June 12. And by this early, Nikki is already thanking all his sponsors for this charity birthday event.
RESIDENTS of Pila in Laguna were enthralled by the various renditions of kundimans by soprano Myramae Meneses, tenor Arman Ferrer, pianist Agot Espino and the Kabataang Gitarista in a concert billed as Lakbay Harana held last May 18 at the historic Church of Pila. The said event, the first of a series of outreach concerts from May to November 2016, was made possible by the Cultural Center of the Philippines through its Cultural Exchange Department and the Tribung Pilipino Foundation.
The concert was staged through the partnership with the Shrine of San Antonio de Padua community. The Pila concert kicks off the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of San Pablo this year.
Lakbay Harana is an offshoot of a series of well attended concerts held in 2015 at the CCP’s Bulwagang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater Lobby) entitled Harana sa Dapit Hapon, also a joint undertaking of the CCP and the Tribung Pilipino Foundation (TPF). Lakbay Harana aims to promote and reawaken the public’s interest and appreciation (especially the young generation) for immortal kundimans, harana, balitaw, danza and unforgettable love songs by great Filipino composers. Noted classical singers and performers are featured in the outreach tour.
Succeeding concerts of the event will be held in Lipa City, Batangas on July 22, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur in September and Baler, Aurora in November. (Photo by Raul E. Asis)
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“Call for entries to the International Children’s Film Festival”
Filipino filmmakers are being invited to participate in the 16th International Children’s Film Festival to be held from July 1 to September 30, 2016 in Calcutta and other districts of West Bengal state.
Interested filmmakers may submit short stories or animated films not exceeding 100 minutes with contents appropriate for children ages 6 to 15.
Entries may be in DVD or Blu-ray format containing the film title, synopsis, production credits, and running time.
All works should be mailed not later than June 10, 2016, addressed to Parimal Mukherjee, General Secretary of Cine Central, Calcutta 2, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta – 700 013.
The International Children’s Film Festival is an annual program of Cine Central Calcutta (CCC), in collaboration with UNICEF, Nandan (West Bengal Film Centre), and various NGOs, created to help the children of India be familiarized with the various cultures around the globe.
CCC is the largest film society in India, conducting film festivals, film sessions, seminars, and exhibitions on a non-commercial basis for over 50 years.
“CITRUS SINGERS TAKES THE STAGE AT THE CCP VIA KMP ARTISTS”
AMERICAN performing group Citrus Singers will stage a concert entitled The Best of Broadway on Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8:00pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater.
The group offers a song-and-dance revue of the best of Broadway, past and present with popular Broadway songs from the time of Irving Berlin through this year’s Tony winners. Forty of the most familiar songs of the Great White Way will be performed by 40 young stars of stage and screen.
Internationally renowned and universally admired, The Citrus Singers is a top college performing group in the United States and is often compared to groups at Yale and New York University. The Citrus Singers was founded in 1968 by Ben D. Bollinger. The vision of the group is to cultivate, refine, and develop talent, preparing future performers of stage and screen to ascend to the highest ranks of the music industry.
Many alumni of Citrus Singers are already performing on Broadway, in Las Vegas, at Disney and Universal theme parks worldwide, and in concert halls and theaters throughout the United States and Europe.
The Citrus Singers have performed across the globe with tours to Europe, South America, and China, as well as at the finest hotels in Hawaii.
KMP is a management firm and production company for the live performing arts since 2004 and provides publicity support and tour management services. The successful international company tours multiple genres including theater, music, circus and dance. KMP additionally provides public relations and media support, company management services and acts as executive producer for other producers.
For details, contact CCP at 832-3704 or Domer Balao-as of KMP Artists via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ma’ Rosa is a 2016 Filipino drama film directed by Brillante Mendoza. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, Jaclyn Jose won the award for Best Actress.
Rosa is married to Nestor to whom she has four children. Rosa’s family runs a sari sari store in a neighborhood in Manila. The income from the small convenience store business alone isn’t enough to meet the family’s daily needs, so illegal drugs particularly “ice” or crystal meth are also sold at Rosa’s store. One day the police officers arrest Rosa and Nestor for selling drugs and asks them for “bail money” or bribe for the couple’s release. Rosa’s children, left to their own to deal with the struggles of daily life, finds a way to free their detained parents.
Cast: Ms. Jaclyn Jose as Rosa
Julio Diaz as Nestor
Baron Geisler as Sumpay
Jomari Angeles as Erwin
Neil Ryan Sese as Olivarez
Mercedes Cabral as Linda
Andi Eigenmann as Raquel
Mark Anthony Fernandez as Castor
Felix Roco as Jackson
Mon Confiado as Sanchez
and Ms. Maria Isabel Lopez as Tilde.
DIRECTED BY NO LESS THAN CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “SUPERSTAR” DIRECTOR-
MR.BRILLANTE ‘DANTE’ MENDOZA
FROM SSSIP: “THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS GREAT FILM- BECAUSE ONCE AGAIN, YOU SHOWED TO THE WHOLE WORLD THAT FILIPINOS ARE GREAT FILM ARTISTS. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, MS. JACLYN JOSE, FOR BRINGING HOME THE BACON- THE BEST ACTRESS AWARD IN CANNES!!! OH, MY. AND DIREK DANTE MENDOZA, PLEASE DO MORE FILMS LIKE THESE THAT REFLECTS THE REALITY OF A PRESENT-DAY FILIPINO LIFE. MABUHAY KAYO!!!”
Dear Friends, You are invited to Master Filmmaker Elwood Perez’s homage to Philppine cultural icons old and new. Join the multilingual cast on Friday, June 10,2016 at 9:15pm Auditorium # 2, Village East Cinema 181-189 2nd Ave. at 12th St. New York, NY, 10003.For details, please visit the SOHO International Film Festival website and http://esoterika.eventbrite.com
Tila malungkot ang mga mata ng ka-tandem ni presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte nu’ng makita namin ito sa telebisyon kasama si Duterte. Malamlam ang kanyang mga mata. Tila ata hindi siya masaya sa mga bagong desisyon ng paparating na Pangulo. Lalo na nuong nag-entertain ito ng mga bisita sa kanyang tahanan sa Davao City. Ang taong iyon ay walang iba kundi si Senator Alan Peter Cayetano.
Kung tutuusin, napakalaki ng nagawa ni Alan Peter para manalo si Duterte. Ito ay sa aming palagay lamang. Kasi, nakuha ni Duterte ang pulso ng mga kabataan ng dahil kay Cayetano na isang “new breed” politician. Sayang lang nga at natalo si Cayetano sa Vice President bid nito. Malalakas kasi ang mga naging kalaban niya. Pero kung hindi niya nasuportahan si Duterte, hindi magiging gano’n ka-positive ang outcome para sa padating na nating bagong Pangulo ng bansa.
Medyo naguguluhan din ngayon ang mga artists na sumuporta kay Duterte nuong nagdaang campaign season hanggang sa manalo ito. Malaki rin ang mga nagawa ng mga artists na ito- offering their services, posting Duterte in social networks and the viral world, and shouting to everyone na si Duterte ang iboto nila. Pero ngayon, tila yata nawala ang excitement nila buhat nung manalo si Duterte.
Ito ay kapansin-pansin sa kanilang mga Facebook, Instagram at Twitter accounts. Nagpaparinig sila kay Duterte na tila ang dating- “Bakit gano’n?”
Yes, when you help someone, you must not expect anything in return. Pero kaparte na sa kultura ng masang Pinoy ang umasa ng kahit kaunting kapalit man lang. Totoo iyan. Wala namang masama diyan. And at this early stage, tila yata mas may inuuna pa ang ating presumptive President? Nagtatanong lang po.
Isang gabi, sa simpleng tahanan ni direk Frannie Zamora, ay nakausap namin ang magaling na direktor na ito sa teatro. In-between bottles of San Mig Light beers, medyo naisaad sa amin ni direk Frannie ang kanyang “disappointment”.
Pero hindi namin puwedeng i-quote si direk Frannie. Kaya kami na lang ang magbibigay ng “all-out opinion” sa mga bagay na ito.
Si direk Frannie Zamora, na kakapanalo pa lamang sa Aliow Awards bilang best Director sa isang Musical Play entitled “Kanser @35” ng Gantimpala Theater Foundation, ay isang iconic figure for the arts para sa amin. He is an all-around kind of an artist. He started it out as a ramp model, bago naging isang singer, then an actor- and now, a director.
Naging tambayan ng mga magagaling artists- people from the theater scene, fashion scene, movie industry scene- ang kanyang fashion boutique noon na na-transform into a drinking bar dahil nga siya ang gustong puntahan palagi ng mga artists. Dito siya namulat sa “political scene” dahil sa matatalinong obserbasyon ng mga artists sa mga bulok na sistema ng gobyerno.
Kaya naman naitanong namin kay direk Frannie, hindi ba dapat maglaan ng malaking pondo ang gobyerno para sa ikauunlad ng sining at kultura?
Sagot ni direk Frannie: “From the looks of it, with the many people sorrounding now in Duterte’s life, mukhang matatagalan bago mangyari iyan dahil mas uunahin niya ang mga more immediate and important concerns sa bansa natin”, sagot ni direk Frannie. “Basta kami naman ay narito lang. Baka mangyari iyan in two years time pa. Matatagalan talaga. Pero nakakalungkot.”
Lagi na lamang nababale-wala ang mga artists na tumutulong sa isang Political candidate. Kaya hindi mo maiaalis na parang GINAMIT lamang sila?
“Hindi naman siguro, in fairness”, sagot ni direk Frannie. “Nakita naman natin sa mga news programs sa TV na kung sino-sino lang ang mga nagpunta kay Duterte. Kaya hindi naman siguro. We are all just waiting to be invited.”\
Kaya sa pamamagitan ng blog feature na ito, we are calling the attention of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte. Give the “real artists” a chance. And treat them well.
Effortless, classy, and independent–the woman of today is as dashing as any man, and so much more.
Coming to the runways–La Femme Debonaire: Celine Borromeo, Project Runway Season 4 2nd Runner Up
for Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2016.