ISANG MAKABAGONG DULA UKOL SA BUHAY NI SANTO PAPA FRANCISCO, ANG MAGBUBUKAS NG BAGONG THEATER SEASON SA PHILIPPINE STAGERS FOUNDATION!

“You Are Mine” – David Haas

POPE FRANCIS: THEN AND NOW
POPE FRANCIS: THEN AND NOW

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Salamat sa magandang adhikain ni Vince Tanada at ng Philippine Stagers Foundation na mas higit pa nating pagpugayin ang buhay ng Santo Papa Francisco. Nu’ng nakaraang 14th year anniversary presentation ng PSF na ginanap sa Hotel Benilde Maison De La Salle, Malate, Manila, dalawang araw pa lamang ang nakalilipas (Marso 31, 2015), pormal nang dineklara ni Vince na ang susunod nilang dula para sa bago nilang theater season ay ukol sa buhay ni Santo Papa Francisco. Ito ay pinamagatan ni Vince na ‘POPE-PULAR, THE MUSICAL”. Opo, isa itong musical play sa muli, pero sa pagkakataong ito, hindi na mga sarsuwela ang mga awitin, kundi mga Pop songs na, at mas mainam naman dahil mas kaabot-abot sa panlasa ng mga estudyante’t kabataan ang musikang “pop”, na lilikhain ni Pipo Cifra para sa dulang iyon.

Nagbigay na ng endorsement at go-signal ang isang grupo ng lehitimong mga Katolikong lumalaban sa Sining at Pananalig na gawin ni Vince ang nasabing dula, kaya naman mas lalong naging matapang si Vince ngayon upang makipaglaban pa ng husto sa kanyang adbokasiyang makapagbigay ng Edukasyon at Entertainment sa mga kabataan. Nagbigay kasi muli kamakailan lang ng Memorandum ang Pangulong Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy) at ang Department of Education na ipinagbabawal ang mga dula sa pagpapasali nito sa “curriculum at practicum” sa mga pampublikong eskuwelahan. Kaya naman sa pagkakataong ito, walang magagawa si Vince kundi ang suportahan na lamang ang mga pribadong eskuwelahan sa kanyang mga dulang nagtuturo sa pagka-artistiko ng isang nilalang at sa tunay na diwa ng Nasyonalismo.
Limang Pilipinong “Modern-Day Heroes” ang magpapakulay sa dulang “Pope-Pular, The Musical”. Magku-krus ang mga landasin ng mga Pilipinong Bayani na ito sa dulang sinusulat na ngayon ni Vince. DAHIL LAHAT NG LIMANG BAYANING ITO AY MAY MGA PANANALIG NA MATINDI PALA KAY SANTO PAPA FRANCISCO. Meaning, they are real-life devotees of Pope Francis. Kung paano sila papasok sa buhay ni Papa Francisco? Panoorin na lang ang dulang ito na sinusulat na ni Vince para sa padating nilang new theater season sa PSF.
IBUBUNYAG NAMIN SA MGA SUSUNOD NA ARAW AFTER HOLY WEEK ANG MGA PANGALAN NG LIMANG PILIPINONG BAYANI (MODERN-DAY HEROES LANG PO SILA) NA IYON.
Sa presentation teaser na ginanap sa 14th anniversary celebration (mentioned above), magandang nagampanan ni John Paul San Antonio ang papel ni Pope Francis, habang namimili pa talaga si Vince kung sino ang gaganap sa actual na dula na itatanghal na nila sa buwan ng Hulyo. Ilan sa mga sa gusto ng blogger na ito ay si Poul Garcia, o kaya’y si Cruz Jv, o mas mainam ay si Jomar Tanada Bautista ang gumanap na Santo Papa sa papalapit na new theater season nila..
Ang mga taong patuloy na lumalaban sa Sining, sa Teatro, sa kinabukasan ng mga kabataan, tulad ni Papa Francisco, ay hindi matatalo sa laban. Lalo lamang silang mamahalin ng mga kaluluwang nagpatibay sa katapangan at dedikasyon na inialay nila sa buhay at kultura.
Humayo pa kayo, Vince Tanada and the Stagers!

 

(WORDS BY ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO)

PHOTOS OF THE EVENT PARTY BY: MR. ULYSSES ‘BONG’ MANUEL

POUL GARCIA AS POPE FRANCIS?
POUL GARCIA AS POPE FRANCIS?
JV CRUZ AS POPE FRANCIS?
JV CRUZ AS POPE FRANCIS?
JOMAR TANADA BAUTISTA AS POPE FRANCIS?
JOMAR TANADA BAUTISTA AS POPE FRANCIS?
A TEASER OF PSF's NEW MUSICAL PLAY- "POPE-PULAR"
A TEASER OF PSF’s NEW MUSICAL PLAY- “POPE-PULAR”

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MR. VINCE TANADA IN A GRAND BLACK HAT, TOGETHER WITH MEDIA FRIENDS- MS. CRISPINA BELEN OF MANILA BULLETIN, MS. TESSIE LAGMAN OF DZRM RADIO STATION, MR. ART TAPALLA, A FRIEND OF MS. LAGMAN (IN WHITE SHIRT) AND THIS BLOGGER SSSIP.*
MR. VINCE TANADA IN A GRAND BLACK HAT, TOGETHER WITH MEDIA FRIENDS- MS. CRISPINA BELEN OF MANILA BULLETIN, MS. TESSIE LAGMAN OF DZRM RADIO STATION, MR. ART TAPALLA, A FRIEND OF MS. LAGMAN (IN WHITE SHIRT) AND THIS BLOGGER SSSIP.*
VINCE FORMALLY ANNOUNCES THE STAGING OF HIS NEW MUSICAL PLAY- "POPE-PULAR" DURING THE 14TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION OF PSF AT HOTEL BENILDE.
VINCE FORMALLY ANNOUNCES THE STAGING OF HIS NEW MUSICAL PLAY- “POPE-PULAR” DURING THE 14TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION OF PSF AT HOTEL BENILDE.

salon owner ness astilla and his encounter with pope francis…

 

He waited for 15 hours despite the heavy rains, wet and cold.

He walked for miles going to the Tacloban airport because there’s no other means of transportation…

He didn’t sleep for 36 hours just to be ready and to get a space in the audience area…

A resident of Barugo, Leyte. A businessman. A salon owner… A FRIEND.

 

HE IS MS. NESS ASTILLA, owner of Ness Astilla chain of beauty salons.

 

“But seeing his face, even from afar, made me cry with great happiness,” Ness told his blogger-friend. “It was a moment I will never forget for the rest of my life. A moment I will cherish forever. Even though I haven’t slept and so tired because I waited for him at the Tacloban airport, it’s all worth it. I felt so blessed.”

Ms. Astilla was cold and wet but he never hesitated to go home that very day. A blogger who knew him for many years could testify for his unique faith to his Catholic religion and it’s the factor that made him a better person.

“My chain of beauty salons is doing good that’s why I wanted to thank the Lord and be a part of those people united in one deep faith.” Ness said again. “When I saw Pope Francis’ face smiling back at me, I froze. I cried. I almost fell to the ground.”

 

More on Ms. Ness Astilla soon at SSSIP’s SWING blog site. His chain of salons only offers the best beauty services. His salon’s main branch telephone number is: 533-13-12. Call him and feel more beautiful!

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

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mama ness astilla at the tacloban airport when pope francis came there

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si lance raymundo at ang “bendisyon” ng isang santo papa…

lance's mission carries on
lance’s mission carries on

Tiyak niyan, maski nasa Roma na ngayon si Pope Francis pagkatapos ng halos limang araw na pagbisita sa bansang Pilipinas, mararamdaman pa rin ng matagal ang kakaibang “presence” na iniwan niya sa Sambayanang Pilipino. Ito ang tinatawag na “phenomenal hangover”- mga magagandang ala-ala na magpapatuloy maski wala na siya at nasa Vatican City na. Kaya inaasahan na maski ilang linggo pa ang magdaan, makikita’t makikita pa rin ang Santo Papa sa media television, social media blog sites, twitter, facebook at iba pa. Iyan ang dulot ng mga milagrong ginawa niya sa bansang Pilipinas.

Pero bago pa man dumating noon si Santo Papa sa bansang Pilipinas, nagkaroon ng ‘bonding time’ ang isang blogger sa aktor na si Lance Raymundo. Over a great lunch treat at Teresita’s restaurant, nagmuni-muni si Lance at ang blogger ng mga bagay-bagay sa kanilang malalim na pananalig sa kanilang Catholic faith. At naikuwento ni Lance, isa pala siya sa mga bata noon na inakap at kinarga ni Pope Paul ll (ang naunang Santo Papa na nagpunta rin dito many years ago bago si Pope Francis) nung magpunta rito sa Pilipinas.

“I couldn’t recall any feeling now nung kinarga niya ako’t inakap,” buong honest na nasambit ni Lance sa blogger. “Siyempre, napakaliit ko pa nuon. Basta ang naaalala ko lang, umusot ako sa barricade at kay Santo Papa Paul ako nagpunta. Nung makita niya ako, kinarga niya ako’t inakap. Sa batang isip ko, I never knew it was the Pope himself.”

Sa Malakanyang Palace nangyari ‘yun. Kasama ni Lance ang kanyang mga magulang at elder brother na si Rannie. Nai-research ito ng mga taga- Philippine Daily Inquirer at na-feature sa kanilang pahayagan. At naipalabas din sa isang segment sa TV Patrol Star news weeks before dumating dito sa Pinas si Pope Francis.

Pero ano nga ba ang kahalgaan ng lahat ng ito ngayong nakaalis na ng Pilipinas si Pope Francis?

“It just implies to me that everyone, every human being that the Pope touches or prays for, nagkakaroon ng kakaibang misyon sa buhay niya,” tahasang sagot ni Lance. “Look at me, I never realized that I will have a great mission pala in life. May connection, di ba? After my facial accident at the gym, nagbago ng tuluyan ang takbo ng buhay ko. I became a missionary, sort of. Now I speak and share to the youth, to the students. Lumilibot na ako ngayon sa buong Pilipinas spreading God’s goodness. Naiimbitahan ako sa mga speaking engagements in various Catholic schools. It’s a life full of meaning, an well-lived.”

Kaya ang masasabi ni Lance para sa lahat, ngayong maraming itinurong mga bagay ang Santo Papa Francis sa kanyang pagbisita:

“Nag-iwan siya ng hamon at mga palatandaan,”, sabi ni Lance. “Good miracles, signs of hopes, appearances of rainbows and feelings of love. Hindi pa siguro natin sadyang makikita pa sa ngayon. Pero sa kalaunan, tulad ko, matatagpuan din natin ang tunay na kahulugan ng lahat ng ito.”

Sa February 2, nakatakdang umalis si Lance patungong Vigan, Ilocor Sur for a mini-concert there with Mariel Rodriguez, in line with the Kadyawan festival fest sa Ilocos region. Bale magho-host din sila ni Mariel doon sa said concert na iyon, at kasama nilang artists sina Solenn Heusaff at G-Force. 

Katatapos lang ding mag-host ni Lance ng Pinoy Dream Academy early this year at magmula nuon ay naging mabili uli siya sa mga hosting jobs. 

Sa February 25 naman, ipapalabas na sa major cinemas ang pelikula niyang Maskara opposite Ina Feleo and Pen Medina. Ito ay produced by CFC (Communications Foundation for Asia) at isang highly-political film na kung saan ay gaganap si Lance sa role ng isang “free-wheeling and playboy” na Political leader.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

lance by the sea: deep in spirituality
lance by the sea: deep in spirituality
LANCE AND THE RAINBOW
LANCE AND THE RAINBOW

 

nang kinarga ni pope francis ang DALAWANG BATA…

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rainbow “the rainbow” appears on the sky as the plane of pope francis leaves…youth

 

 

NANG KINARGA NI POPE FRANCIS ANG DALAWANG BATA

Ang mundo ay bumalik sa dati nitong kaayusan

Ang buhay ay muling napuno ng pagasa

Ang pagibig ay mas lalo pang umigting…

 

Salamat, Santo Papa

Sa iyong pagbisita

Ang mga anghel na bumaba sa lupa ay nagsipagsayawan at nagsikantahan

Mga awit ng kaligayahan at pagmamahal

Sa Pilipinas na iyong napili

at, pinagmalasakitan.

 

Ngayong wala ka na, Santo Papa

Umaasa kaming babalik ka pang muli

Sa susunod na taon…

Nag-iwan ka ng magagandang turo at ehemplo para sa lahat

lalo na sa kabataan.

 

Nang kinarga mo, Santo Papa, ang dalawang bata

sa loob ng isang bahay-ampunan

Ang BAHAGHARI ay muling nagpakita

At nagbigay ng palatandaan nu’ng ika’y nasa loob na ng eroplanong lumilipad…

Ang ibig sabihin,

naririyan pa SIYA,

ang ANGHEL

na mula sa LANGIT.

 

Dahil Santo Papa, mahal ka rin NILA.

Kaya huwag mo kaming iiwan, ha.

 

MAGPAKAILANMAN.

 

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio, mula sa kanyang “aklat ng pagibig”- sa pangkasalukuyang panahon na nagsanib ang langit at lupa at umukit ng kakaibang kasaysayan na magmamarka sa walang hanggang panahon. sa petsang enero “19”, 2014).

 

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BONUS ADDED FEATURE:

(PHOTOS AND LINK COURTESY OF: VATICAN RADIO)

Pope Francis boards the plane in Manila after concluding a two-nation weeklong Asian trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines – AP

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis left Manila on Monday morning, after a weeklong trip to Asia which took him to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos lined the streets of Manila to catch a final glimpse of the Holy Father as he went to the airport.Pope Francis drew over 6 million to his final Mass in Manila’s Luneta Park on Sunday, the largest crowd for a Papal event in history.

At a press conference after the Pope’s departure, the Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said everyone in the Philippines was “overwhelmed right now with thanksgiving and gratitude to God” for the trip, and were “challenged” by Pope Francis to face problems such as inequality in the country.

The priest, religious, the lay, all of us got the message clearly,” said Cardinal Tagle. “We will call on everyone to put this message into action.”

He added that the papal message on bridging the gap between the rich and poor is “not just for Christians but for all.”

Cardinal Tagle also said Pope Francis is challenging the culture to not blindly accept every novelty.

“I think the Holy Father is also inviting us to be discerning and to be critical,” he said.

“Not everything new is necessarily good.  Here I think the Christian spirituality of discernment can be handy,” continued the Cardinal.  “How do we immerse ourselves in the World of God, in prayer, in the teachings of the Church, and with that deep resource How do you address the changes in the world?”

Cardinal Tagle said when speaking privately with Pope Francis, the Holy Father said one solid foundation is popular religiosity.

“He said it is the simple faith that makes people survive the changes in society,” said Cardinal Tagle.

Bishop Mylo Vergara, the head of the Communications Committee of the Philippines Bishops Conference, said the trip was full of surprises.

“You have witnessed how he did not read the prepared homilies,” Bishop Vergara said, calling it the “homily of the heart”.  He also mentioned the events on Saturday in Tacloban, as a Tropical Storm approached the area.

“I think it is also a first that he wore a raincoat,” he said.

It was also confirmed at the press conference that the Bishops have invited Pope Francis to return to the Philippines next year for the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu.

Lyca Gairanod and Darren Espanto to sing for Pope Francis “Tell the World of His Love”…

 

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“The Voice Kids” celebrities Lyca Gairanod and Darren Espanto were among those picked to perform for Pope Francis during his visit this week.

Gairanod & Espanto were both tasked to sing “Tell The World Of His Love” at the World Meeting of Families event to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Jan. 16.

The news was reported at ABS-CBN’s “TV Patrol” star news. Both Lyca and Darren were so happy about this “once-in-a-lifetime” privelege to sing for the Pope.

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“Tell The World Of His Love,” composed by Trina Belamide and covered by Jamie Rivera for one of her albums, was the official theme song of the 1995 World Youth Day attended by Saint John Paul II.

Incidentally, Rivera will be present the World Meeting of Families event to sing this year’s theme song, “We Are All God’s Children.” Rivera shared her hopes of speaking with the pope and perhaps give him a copy of her CDs.

“I’ll just thank him for visiting us, for visiting us in peace – because he traveled across the seas. (I want) to tell him that we’re praying for him and for him to also pray for us,” she said, adding, “And maybe I would whisper, ‘Please pray for my family.’”

Rivera is scheduled to attend the Meeting with the Youth event at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) on Jan. 18.

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si mimi, ang santo papa, at ang itim na nazareno…

mimi: role-model for every LGBT's, is an angel, too?
mimi: role-model for every LGBT’s, is an angel, too?

Tunay na magandang ehemplo ng isang mabuti at kahanga-hang miyembro ng LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals andTransgenders) si Ms. Mimi Juareza. Dapat siguro, siya ang gawing “role-model” ng bawat LGBT’s, lalo na ng mga transgenders din na tulad niya. Siya dapat ang gawing “poster girl” ng mga ito sa mga adbokasiya at gawaing makabuluhan na sadya namang dapat na gayahin ng lahat. Na hindi porke’t LGBT ka, wala ka nang karapatang magmahal o gawin ang mga bagay-bagay na nararapat lang.

Dahil sa bukod sa pagiging isang magaling na aktres ni Mimi (nanalo na siya ng acting award bilang Best Actor sa Cinemalaya Independent Filmfest 2013), ang personal niyang buhay ay dapat ding hangaan pong talaga.

Mimi kasi is a good example of a true and genuine na ‘sagradong Katoliko’ at pina-praktis sa tunay na buhay ang kahalagaan nito, at, ng  kahulugan sa buhay sa bawat Pilipino. Kamakailan lang, isa si Mimi sa unang-una nag-pose sa “stand-in” blow-up picture ni Santo Papa Francis na nakalagay ngayon sa bawat simbahang Katoliko. Unang araw pa lang ng pagkalagay ng mga ‘stand-ins’ na ‘yun ni Santo Papa, agad nang nag-pose si Mimi katabi nito at in-upload niya sa kanyang Facebook account. Isa rin siya sa mga unang nag-post sa Facebook ng mga itinerary ni Papa Francis pagdating niya dito sa Pilipinas bukas. At hayan nga, tiyak na dadalo rin si Mimi sa isa sa mga “itineraries” ni Santo Papa pagdating nito bukas sa bansang Pilipinas.

Nuon namang Pista ng Itim na Nazareno, maaga pa lamang ay nagsimba na si Mimi, kasama ang kanyang “special someone” sa Quiapo church. Isa kasi si Mimi sa mga milyon-milyong deboto ng Itim na Nazareno na napaka-milagroso talaga.

Kung lahat ba ng mga LGBT’s ay tulad ni Mimi, hindi malayong maging maganda na ng tuluyan ang imahe ng mga nabibilang dito. Kaya dapat sigurong kunin si Mimi ng mga Gay Partylists diyan bilang “role model” o “poster girl” ng bawat LGBT’s.

Mabuhay ka, Mimi. Hanga kami sa ‘yo.

 

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

 

PHOTOS OF MIMI BELOW, COURTESY OF MIMI HERSELF (grabbed from her facebok account without any authorization):

MIMI's shot inside the quiapo church during the feast of the black nazarene
MIMI’s shot inside the quiapo church during the feast of the black nazarene

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(ABOVE: MIMI WITH HER SPECIAL SOMEONE AT THE FEAST OF THE BLACK NAZARENE.)
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(ABOVE: MIMI AND POPE FRANCIS.)