Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dont Miss Out On This One Comedy Play “BOEING BOEING”!

So you really want  to have a  good time? And have some laughter exercise that you may easily do it again and again without getting tired. Then the incredibly funny show “ BOEING BOEING” is for you. Let’s go savor the flavor of this love affair comedy show about three smart air hostesses and a playboy bachelor, with a supportive friend who quickly learned how to communicate lies, and an equally quick- witted maid. The show is full of unexpected twists that leads the audience roaring with laughter from start to end.

     Repertory Philippines’ 46th season opens with three unbelievably gorgeous girls in BOEING BOEING, the ultimate in high-flying comedy.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


  The rivalry between Ateneo and La Salle, or between La Salle and Ateneo has been going on as far as everyone can remember. How this all began, no one can really say. In any field of competition, the electricity of this rivalry sizzles, permeates and explodes. This is most evident in every basketball game between the two schools during the NCAA days and now, in the UAAP Tournaments.

This rivalry has spread to include every area of competition.

And now…..a group of very talented, professional stage group will stage a daring musical depicting this glorious rivalry and hopes to hold the audience’s interest throughout the 2-hour show.

This idea germinated in the mind of Ed Gatchalian, who is the show’s Executive Producer, Musical Director/Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator. Ed is also co-writing the book and libretto with seasoned Director Jaime del Mundo.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The 7th Spring Film Festival!

The Spring Festival is one of the most celebrated festivals in the Chinese-Filipino community. For the past six years, the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies has brought the joys and artistry of Chinese films to the Philippines through the annual Spring Film Festival.

Monday, January 21, 2013


      Bit by Bit Company proudly the audition details of its forthcoming production “ MAXIE The Musical. Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros. ”

Auditions are set on March 9 (Saturday) and 10 (Sunday), 2013 at Studio A of the Peta Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.

Registration starts at 12 noon. Auditions begin at 1 p.m. and will end 8 p.m.

Auditionees are advised that they are expected to sing, dance and act with equal facility.

The roles are as follows:

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The 2013 MSAP Media Congress “Brave New World: Embracing the Media Revolution.”


     26 December 2012 – The Media Specialists Association of The Philippines (MSAP) formally announces the launch of the first-ever MSAP Media Congress. It will be held on January 28, 2013 at The Newport Theater in Resorts World Manila.

Friday, January 18, 2013

EndDanger Art And Music Fest Fundraiser!

      Help raise funds for the environment, and participate in the EndDanger, happening on January 19, 5 p.m., at the Conspiracy Garden Cafe in Quezon City. Get to watch performances from Flying Ipis, Extrapolation, and Peso Movement. The event is an art and music fest fundraiser that aims to call attention to the problem of animal endangerment in the country.
For tickets and more information, call (0916) 274-2859 or email

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

YOSHINOYA'S Beef Gyudon Eating Madness Now On Its 4th Year!

      Who could resist a challenge such as this, the Beef Gyudon Eating Challenge, i could have easily won and first to finish off that 3 delicious bowls of Yoshinoya's beef goudon, versus  9 other challengers (you bet!), have i not been tempted to savor that rich tasting flavor of beef in every bowl of it. But for me, having joined the contest, is like winning the challenge itself, cause i got to enjoy big time, every spoonful of it..Hurray to Yoshinoya’s  Beef Gyudon Eating Contest, now on its 4th year!

     Yoshinoya’s popular Beef Gyudon Eating Contest is now on its 4th year, and expect more and more beef gyudon lovers to flock to Yoshinoya stores to join in this exciting gastronomic challenge
     Yoshinoya, the country’s most popular fast-food chain that specializes in all-time favorite Japanese culinary fare, first held its beef eating contest last 2008 at its SM Megamall branch, then at the SM Mall of Asia Activity Center the following year.
    This year, the challenge will still be nothing short of exciting, with more participants expected to sign up for the contest.
     Composed of two challenges, the contest is open to all male and female participants 18 years old and above. Qualifying Rounds will be held Monday through Friday at all Yoshinoya stores at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and then at 6 pm and 7 pm from January 21 up to February 15, 2013.
To join, simply pay P199 at the counter, fill out the registration form and sign a health and release waiver. Customer must also present a valid ID (School ID, Company ID, Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, NBI Clearance, Postal ID, Voters ID, or Passport) to the store manager.
   For the qualifying round the beef bowls should be consumed in the store. The customer who finishes the most number of bowls or who has the least amount of leftover food in 5 minutes wins the challenge of the day.  The names of the four (4) fastest challengers will be on display at each store’s Leader Board and will be updated every time a new record is set.
     After the weekly qualifying rounds, all qualified participants will be notified via phone call or email and are automatically entered in the grand finals, which will be held on February 23, 2013, 1 pm, at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City.
      During the final match, all finalists will compete by eating the most number of bowls in 15 minutes. The top three (3) finalists with the most number of bowls consumed and the least weight left after 15 minutes will be declared winners of the Yoshinoya Beef Gyudon eating challenge.
First place winner will receive P100,000, second placer gets P50,000 while the  third placer takes home P25,000. Non-winners will each be given consolation prizes of P2,000 worth of Yoshinoya gift certificates.

Lets Us Support To Save Our Mother Earth And Our Cultural Heritage, Watch This Epic Play, IBALONG!

    In introducing civilization to the barbaric land, Handyong matches wit and might with the scheming snake, Oryol.  A master of deceit, Oryol disguises herself into a sweet, young lady in order to seduce Handyong. But not to be outwitted, Handyong eventually makes Oryol fall in love with him.

Their love story – between a warrior and a monster – defines the greatness of Bicol as it explores an individual’s capacity for good and evil, and a land’s history marked by progress and destruction.

The cast of IBALONG include Jenine Desiderio - Oryol; May Bayot - Gugurang; Myke Salomon - Handyong; Red Nuestro - Opon; Delphine Buencamino - Koro / Understudy Oryol; Trixie Esteban - Young Oryol / Koro; Cheeno Macaraig - Young Handyong / Makusog / Kawal/ibingan; Tara Cabaero - Buring/Anino; Hazel Maranan - Onglo/Anino; Opaline Santos - Sarimao/Anino; Kristofer Kliatchko -Angongolood/Kawal; Cyril Balderama - Sarimao/Kawal; and Philip Palmos - Kikik.

The ensemble is composed of TP’s Actor's Company featuring Jonathan Tadioan - Aswang / Koro; Marco Viaña - Rabot/Koro; Remus Villanueva - Handyong / Kawal/Angongolood; Nicolo Magno - Baltog / Koro; Ralph Mateo -Bantong / Kalabaw/ Tambaluslos/Kawal; Regina De Vera - Bonggo/Anino; Jovanni Cadag -Sarimao ; and Doray Dayao - Popo/Anino.

Nanding Josef, Artistic Director of Tanghalang Pilipino cited that this production which is being done in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the City of Legazpi of Bicol, is a special offering to the Bicolanos and the rest of the Filipino people who are committed to protecting our natural resources and cultural heritage from the onslaught of irresponsible commercialism, modernization, frenetic world trade and homogenizing globalization ---- all hiding under the name of human progress and development, but in reality, are all motivated by self-centered motives and selfish interests of the greedy, materialistic, powerful evil creatures of this earth which was originally created by the Supreme Being only for everything that is good, true and beautiful.

The artistic team of IBALONG is led by Nanding Josef  ( Artistic Director ), 
Rody Vera ( Playwright ); Tuxqs Rutaquio ( Director/Set Designer ); Carol Bello (Composer/Musical Director ); Rizalino Reyes & Inkantada, All-Women Group (Arranger );  Leeroy New ( Costume & Puppet Designer ); Alden Lugnasin (Choreographer ); Katsch Catoy ( Lights Designer and Technical Director ) and   TJ Ramos ( Sound Designer ).

The production team is composed of Jennifer Bautista ( Production Manager ),  Alpha Joy Ruiz ( Deputy Production Manager ),  Jo  Ann Requiestas
( Assistant Production Manager ), Jerome Aytona ( Stage Manager ), Noel Taylo and Eric Sindol ( Assistant Stage Managers ), Daniel Gregorio ( Costume Custodian ), Zaldy Baldelobar ( Property Master ), Raphael David (Make-Up and Prosthetic Artist ), and Jerry Ramirez ( Stunt Choreography ).

The Marketing / Sales, and publicity group is led by Cherry Bong Z. Edralin ( Marketing Manager ), Toots Tolentino ( Publicist ), Jojit Lorenzo ( Photography ), Carlo Vergara  ( Poster Design ),  Joan Abubo ( Ticket Officer ),   Lorelei Celestino ( Marketing & Sales Associate ) and Juan Lorenzo Marco ( Sales Executive ).

The schedule of performances of IBALONG are as follows: ( Fri ) February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm; ( Sat ) February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm; ( Sun ) February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm.

Ticket prices are: P 800.00 ( regular ); P 400.00 ( students ) and P 640.00 (for senior citizens -- 20% discount on the regular price)

For  the  Feb.  8  gala  night, tickets  are  at  P 1,000.00  ( regular );  P 500.00  ( students ) and P 800.00 ( for senior citizens -- 20% discount on the regular price) 

Support our contribution to save our planet, our environment, and our cultural heritage.  

Don’t fail to watch IBALONG! 

With elaborate costumes, energetic fight choreography, and haunting music, IBALONG guarantees audiences of all ages an enthralling experience rarely seen in original Filipino theatre.

Tickets are now available at all TicketWorld Outlets.  Call TicketWorld at 891-9999  and CCP Box Office at 832-3704.

For inquiries on ticket reservations, group sales, sponsorships, special performances, call Tanghalang Pilipino at 832-1125 local 1620/1621 or contact Cherry Bong Z. Edralin at 0917-750-0107, 0918-959-3949 for more details.

Monday, January 14, 2013

IBALONG The Musical, At The Cultural Center, This Feb 2013!

IBALONG (The Musical)

Adaptation/Libretto: Rody Vera
Director/Set Designer: Tuxqs Rutaquio
Arranger/Composer/Musical Director: Carol Bello
Arranger: Rizalino Reyes & Inkantada All-Women Music Group
Costume & Puppet Designer: Leeroy New
Choreographer: Alden Lugnasin
Stunt Choreographer: Jerry Ramirez
Lights Designer and Technical Director: Katsch Catoy
Sound Designer - TJ Ramos
Artistic Director: Nanding Josef

(Fri) February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm
(Sat) February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
(Sun) February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino --Cultural Center of the Philippines

Regular price: Php800.00
Student price: Php400.00
Senior citizens: ( 20% discount on the regular pri): Php640.00

**Feb 8, 8:00pm- GALA NIGHT – Php1,000.00
Student price: Php500.00
Senior citizens: ( 20% discount on the regular price): Php800.00


In the midst of a great war between mortals and monsters, a serpentine creature falls for a man, leading to the birth of a new civilization.

Tanghalang Pilipino caps its 26th season with a dance-theatre musical interpretation of the Bicolano epic, “Ibalon,” adapted for the stage by prolific playwright Rody Vera and directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio with Carol Bello’s musical direction, and Alden Lugnasin’s choreography.

Entitled after Legazpi City’s week-long festivity, “Ibalong,” the musical tells the story of Handyong and his warriors who come to Bicol – formerly known as Ibalon – and wage war against beasts and monsters pillaging the land’s natural wealth. Handyong mightily battles creatures bearing a solitary eye and three throats, several winged sharks, and wild carabaos.

In introducing civilization to the barbaric land, Handyong matches wit and might with the scheming snake, Oryol. A master of deceit, Oryol disguises herself into a sweet, young lady in order to seduce Handyong. But not to be outwitted, Handyong eventually makes Oryol fall in love with him.

Their love story – between a warrior and a monster – defines the greatness of Bicol as it explores an individual’s capacity for good and evil, and a land’s history marked by progress and destruction.

Using elaborate costumes, energetic fight choreography, and haunting music, Tanghalang Pilipino promises audiences of all ages an enthralling theatre experience rarely seen in original Filipino theatre.

Jenine Desiderio- Oryol,
May Bayot- Gugurang,
Myke Salomon- Handyong,
Red Nuestro- Opon,
Delphine Buencamino- Understudy Oryol/Ibingan/Anino,
Trixie Esteban- Young Oryol / Koro,
Cheeno Macaraig- Young Handyong / Makusog / Kawal/Ibingan,
Tara Cabaero- Buring/Anino,
Hazel Maranan- Onglo/Anino,
Opaline Santos- Sarimao/Anino,
Kristofer Kliatchko- Angongolood/Kawal,
Cyril Balderama- Salimao/Kawal,
Philip Palmos- Kikik,

Actor's Company
Jonathan Tadioan- Aswang / Koro,
Marco Viaña- Rabot/Koro,
Remus Villanueva- Handyong / Kawal/Angongolood,
Nicolo Magno- Baltog / Kawal/Buring,
Ralph Mateo- Kalabaw/Kawal/Tambaluslos/Bantong,
Regina De Vera- Bonggo/Koro,
Jovanni Cadag- Sarimao,
Doray Dayao- Popo/Anino,

Carol Bello- Musician,
Rizalino Reyes- Musician,
Hazel Gutierrez- Musician,
Jenn Gamboa- Musician,
Teta Tulay- Musician,
Toniliz Munoz- Musician,
Govinda Marquesto- Musician,
Jade Lim- Musician,
Apat Subido Musician,

Production Staff
Jerome Aytona- Stage Manager,
Noel Taylo- Assistant Stage Manager,
Eric Sindol- Assistant Stage Manager,
Jennifer Bautista- Production Manager,
Alpha Ruiz- Deputy Production Manager,
Jo Ann Requiestas- Assistant Production Manager,
Daniel Gregorio- Costume Master,
Delphine Buencamino- Assistant to the Choreographer,
Zaldy Baldelobar- Property Master,
June Francis Domingo- Property Custodian,
Raphael David- Pictorial additional costume design,
Make-up and Prosthetic Artist,
Jojit Lorenzo- Photographer,
Carlo Vergara Poster Design

For inquiries on ticket reservations, group sales, sponsorships, special performances, please contact:
Juan Lorenzo Marco
Marketing Staff/Account Executive/Creatives
Cultural Center of the Philippines
2/F Production Design Bldg. CCP Complex
Roxas Blvd. Pasay City
Phone: 8321125 local 1620-1621
Mobile: 09353784781
Twitter: @Acecredible

Monday, January 7, 2013

What does iZone-iHUB offer to you as a techie!

What does iZone-iHUB offer to you as a techie?

The recently concluded launch of iZone-iHUB was graced by a lot Pinoy techies and prominent personnel from different fields to further understand what this place is all about.

Here are some questions that were answered by Mr. Daniel S. Peña (Founder and Chairman) of iZone-iHUB:

Whats the catch? How can it be that you are offering a place completely free for techies? - We have been in the Philippines for more than four (4) years already and we have charity institutions that we are currently funding without asking for anything in return. This is one way for me and Sally to also give something back to the Philippines since this country has been good to us for so many years. I also believe that the Philippine Geeks here in the Philippines would want to have a place to bring out their ideas and in the long run be funded for it and iZone-iHUB offers that.
Besides the free access to the facility, air conditioning, safety and security, coffee and tea what more can they expect from iZone-iHUB? - If they have ideas that they are more than willing to share to our advisors and to the Board of Directors, then we will gladly listen to it and be honest enough to tell them if this project or idea has any monetary value or if its a dead end. We are more than willing to fund a project that we believe would make the person who has the idea rich and successful not only in development but also in commercialization.
What would we expect from iZone-iHUB? - We will have a monthly, quarterly and yearly prize for the best ideas that will come up from iZone-iHUB, and the prizes can even range from a trip to Boracay, Expensive techy gadgets or best part about it is a vacation at my Castle in Scotland.
There are more interesting conversations you can check out from iZone-iHUB and we invite everyone to check the place out. Converge with your fellow techies and have the ease of mind that their will be no expenses on your part just by being there!

If you want to find more about iZone-iHUB? Check us out by visiting our site at:

iZone-iHUB is located at Penthouse Agustin Building Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Business Center Pasig City 1605 in which we operate 24/7.

Be part of the biggest thing to come in the Philippine Tech world! Be part of iZone-iHUB!

Here are the steps:
1.      Pack your gadgets together with your creative mind and outstanding development skills.
2.      Bring a valid Identification Card.
3.      Proceed to iZone-iHUB Center.
4.      Release all of your creative juices, brainstorm, and work with people who share the          same interests as yiZone-iHUB Center is an online community that provides Pinoy techies and innovative individuals a room for collaboration. It aims to encourage knowledge sharing among those who have the passion for Information Technology.

iZone-iHUB is a safe and secure environment that offers everyone (including students) a free and unlimited access to the internet and free coffee to encourage the free flowing of ideas.

iZone-iHUB functions as a technology research center for business development. It also provides collaborators a place to host events and seminars that can prepare and mold them to become better entrepreneurs, netpreneurs, technopreneurs, and innovators.

The iZone-iHUB is located at the heart of Ortigas Business Center and we invite techies of all ages to come and experience all amenities and services iZone-iHUB provides.

INNOVATION allows growth.

And INNOVATION is what iHUB offers.ou!

Submission of project or idea to iHub via email with the following
· Design name - The name of the product or invention
· Design description – Composed of 10-20 words
· Value to user - What problem does it solve for the user? What need will it focus? (20 words)
· Target users - Who are the main users of the invention?
· Features and benefits - List all features with its descriptions and targeted benefits including SWOT analysis. (limit descriptions to 15 words)
· Technology - Indicate what technology or platform will be used or required to put the invention into action (20 words)
· Ideas are submitted to

Schedule of submission
· Daily submissions are accepted.
· An individual or group may send in as many entries as they can.
· Submissions within the same month will qualify for the same month selection process for the monthly winner. There will also be major winners per quarter.

· The winning entry for the quarter will win... travel + gadget worth 50,000 pesos. Monthly winners will also receive a prize.

Who can submit their ideas?
· Anyone with no age limit with original innovative ideas

When the idea is received iHub will evaluate the submitted document
·  iHub will determine if the idea is original and does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any individual, or third party.
·  The ideas or invention will be evaluated based on value to to users, monetary potential/salability and innovate value
·  Inventors of short listed ideas will be invited for a presentation
·  The iHub board of directors will evaluate the submitted ideas to determine the winner

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Why Kabbalah, Why Now? With YEHUDA BERG!

    There is a quickening on the planet now. People are realizing that a whole world exits beyond the physical, in fact the realm of the mystical is commonly referred to in daily conversation, in media and entertainment. The practical tools of Kabbalah are increasingly becoming relevant for people in all walks of life. We are all seeking ways to see the bigger picture, make better decisions, and participate in a spiritual path that is inclusive of everyone.

JOIN US for an amazing evening with Kabbalah Centre Co-Director YEHUDA BERG!

Yehuda Berg has been immersed in the study of Kabbalah since birth. Son of Kabbalist Rav Berg, Yehuda Berg is next in the lineage of a millennia-old tradition of Spiritual Masters that his father inherited from his teacher.
The honorable history of spiritual sages entrusted with the authentic spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah leads back to Moses and begins with the Patriarch Abraham who lived 4000 years ago.

Born and raised in Israel, Yehuda went to the United States, where he attended and graduated from the internationally respected Yeshiva Rabbinical Seminary of America, in New York. Afterwards, he took up study at New York’s Yeshiva Shar HaTorah, followed shortlythereafter by his ordination as rabbi. Over the past two decades, Yehuda Berg has demonstrated his talents prodigiously.

He is the editor of a collection of prayer books which include mediations used by the kabbalists for centuries, a monumental task, that required extensive research over many years. The prayer book series, entitled Prayer of the Poor are respected as true works of scholarship. They include the secrets to the Names of God as revealed by the prophets. Before this collection they have never appeared in a single volume for every person to use.

As co-director of Kabbalah Centre International, Yehuda Berg plays an instrumental role in making the wisdom and tools of Kabbalah available and accessible to millions of people worldwide. In this capacity he has helped reach people of many nationalities and faiths, all of whom hunger for the spiritual Light of Kabbalah.

In addition, Yehuda Berg is an accomplished author. His initial published books, The Power of Kabbalah, and 72 Names of God are both international best-sellers and have been translated into more than 15 different languages including Arabic, Spanish and Italian. These books provide people with a powerful introduction to Kabbalah to start them on a path toward transformation and fulfillment.

A progressive voice in the field of spirituality and a prolific writer, Yehuda has published more than 30 books on topics ranging from self-empowerment, depression, healing, the art of prayer and profound commentaries and editorial work on the Bible. His daily and weekly inspirations are sent to more than 200,000 fans. Yehuda speaks internationally teaching people from all walks of life. Yehuda, like his father, and his father’s teacher, believes in the power of human consciousness and inner transformation, and utilizes Kabbalah as a wisdom and pathway for authentic change and personal responsibility.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Bing Lao's Writing Workshop

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As one of the country’s most prolific screenwriters, Armando “Bing” Lao has been honored by just about every award-winning body in the country, including the Film Academy of the Philippines, the FAMAS and the Gawad Urian.

Best known for the screenplays of acclaimed films such as Jeffrey Jeturian’s “Pila Balde” and “Kubrador”, Brillante Mendoza’s “Kinatay”, Chito Roño’s “Suntok sa Buwan” and “La Vida Rosa”, Emmanuel H. Borlaza’s “Oras Oras, Araw Araw”, and his own directorial debut “Biyaheng Lupa”, Lao recently won the Special Jury Prize for his second film, “Ad Ignorantiam”, in the New Wave Section of the recent Metro Manila Film Festival.

“Lao is more than just a screenwriter as his scripts are written with directorial vision. Instead of merely constructing the narrative and characters and leaving the rest of the creative process to the director, Lao immerses into the entire filmmaking process, stamping each and every one of the films which he had a part in with auteurial integrity,” wrote noted film critic Oggs Cruz in his review of “Biyaheng Langit”.

Like colleague Ricky Lee, Lao is also very generous when it comes to imparting his expertise and wisdom to budding screenwriters. Next month, he will hold a six-session scriptwriting workshop based on his upcoming manual, “Found Story”.

“The ‘Found Story’ workshop is a powerful tool not only as a writer allowing one to learn the fundamentals and new ways of crafting the narrative. It allows participants to be better practitioners in their respective crafts—director, producer, editor, production designer, cinematographer, actor, documentarist, and educator, to name a few,” Henry Burgos, 2012 MMFF Best Original Story winner for “Thy Womb”, told InterAksyon.

“It’s simply because the learning principles are universal, profound and practical at the same time. Also, the application of the knowledge is not limited to alternative film, but to other genres as well. You’ll be trained to think critically, viewing the film narrative elements in their proper context,” he further elaborated.

In paying tribute to Lao whom he considers a mentor and inspiration for his films, internationally acclaimed filmmaker Brillante Mendoza added that the workshop participants will benefit immensely from Lao’s wealth of experience and unique style as well.

“The workshoppers will be introduced to the school of ‘Found Story’ which is a very relevant and useful tool to alternative filmmaking and most especially to independent filmmakers,” the “Thy Womb” director told InterAksyon.
For his part, Lao himself places emphasis on an out-of-the-box approach in training his participants how to think critically and how they can apply it to their future screenplays.

“Critical thinking is the ability to see the invisible. What it is that you see that other people don’t see?” he asked.

Lao’s “Found Story” workshop will take place on February 4-9 or 11-16, 1-5pm at unit 1034 3rd Floor Building 10, Mapagkumbaba St corner Maginhawa, Sikatuna Bliss, Diliman QC (near Camp Karingal). Slots are limited. For inquiries and reservations, please contact Henry Burgos at +639276706552.