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Tricks and Musical Treats, a PPO Family Concert at the CCP

COME in your Halloween costumes, inspired by your favorite book characters, and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the Tricks and Musical Treats: A PPO Family Concert, slated on October 28, 2018, starting at 3pm, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). Now on its fourth year, Tricks and Musical Treats will take its audience to a “Journey to the Kingdom of Books,” featuring an afternoon concert with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Herminigildo Ranera. The Philippine orchestra, fresh from their international stint at the Asia Week 2018 in Japan, will perform a selection of popular classical masterpieces made for children’s ears including Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Third Movement), Brahm’s Hungarian Dances 5 and 6, Chabrier’s Spanish Rhapsody and other surprise numbers. One of the highlights will be the Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ where the narrator tells a children’s story, while the orchestra illustrates it with different instruments, representing characters in the story. It is Prokofiev’s most frequently performed …

Ani 40: Katutubo, CCP Literary Journal Book Launching

THE Ani 40: Katutubo will be launched on October 26, 2018 at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Registration will start at 5:00 PM. The book launching is free and open to the public. The literary journal features 130 writers of different cultures in the Philippines with their 189 works. Through the Intertextual Division, the CCP is one with the celebration of the National Indigenous People’s Month. The special section entitled “Antolohiyang Marawi” is a collection of works written by Marawi people. The authors shared their experiences during the Marawi Siege last May 23, 2017. Ani 40 also features the artwork of the student Jalicareza R. Jamail that depicts a mother embracing her son. The editor for the special section is a professor from Marawi State University, Almayrah Abbas Tiburon, who also wrote about her pregnancy during the crisis. The works are written in some of the major languages in the Philippines such as Filipino, Meranaw, Ilokano, Akeanon, Bikol, Bikol-Naga, Chavacano, and Kinaray-a. The Ani 40 features …

FEST OF THE BEST 2018

Makati Street Meet is kicking it up a notch with Fest of the Best 2018! Zomato Philippines and Mercato Centrale are bringing gathering the best and most popular restaurants and food concepts in and around Metro Manila. Find your favorites: Expect an evening filled with the most amazing food, great music and arts and activity for everyone. Time to level up on your foodie game and visit us on October 7, 2018 at Paseo De Roxas Street from 4PM to 10 PM. Makati Street Meet: Fest of the Best 2018 is brought to you by Zomato Philippines and Mercato Centrale, in partnership with Make It Makati, Globe MyBusiness, Novellino Wines, and ShopBack.

CCP Turns 49

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines celebrates its 49th founding anniversary with an exhibit showcasing the artistic talents of its employees, which will be on display from September 11 to 20, at the Hallway of the CCP Main Building Lower Basement. Curated by the Visual Arts and Museum Division, in cooperation with the Production and Exhibition Department, the exhibit, titled “Pagningas: Igniting the Fire of Creativity,” will feature artworks that were personally made or crafted by the CCP employees as a result of hobby or personal interest. On exhibit are photographs, paintings, drawings, illustrations, graphic designs, crafts, fashion items, published and unpublished literary pieces, and musical works, among others. The main event of the anniversary celebration will be a simple program on September 19, where selected officials and employees will showcase their artistic skills and talents. This year’s celebration continues last year’s theme of self-discovery. It aims to empower the employees and help them reach their artistic talents and potentials. It also aims to develop camaraderie among the CCP employees. Founded in 1969, the CCP …

“Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon” named Best Film in the 14th Cinemalaya

Eddie Garcia and Ai Ai Delas Alas win Best Actor and Actress   CARLO ENCISO CATU’s Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon (Waiting for Sunset) was named Best Film at the 14th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival Awards night held on August 12, 2018 at the CCP Main Theater. Catu’s film about love, companionship and forgiveness in the twilight years of an unlikely trio — an unmarried couple and the woman’s estranged husband — also won the prizes for Best Production Design (Marielle Hizon), Best Cinematography (Neil Daza), and Best Screenplay (John Carlo Pacala). Featuring veteran actors Dante Rivero, Menggie Cobarrubias, Perla Bautista in the lead roles, the film was cited “for its general technical excellence, for its powerful ensemble acting by some of the most august names in Philippine cinema, and for its sensitive depiction of decline and decrepitude.” As Best Film winner, Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon garnered Php350,000, a Balanghai trophy, a post production package worth Php600,000, a Canon camera, and a distribution grant worth Php200,000.The Special Jury Prize went to Pan de …