January 31, 2015

Epson Powers Star Dome - A New Star City Attraction

There’s a new dragon that made its secret lair inside the Star City Amusement park in Pasay, and this one has a beautiful story behind it.

Launched last December, Star Dome – Star City’s newest attraction, features holographic technology and dome projection to tell a timeless, compelling story about a prince, a princess, and a dragon.

“We are very proud to showcase the power of Epson’s projectors in this one-of-a-kind show. Star Dome is the first and only installation of its kind in the country and Star City is only the third in the world today to feature this attraction,” said Epson Philippines Corporation’s (EPC) President/Country manager, Toshimitsu Tanaka.

For its dome style projection, Star Dome is using the Epson EB-Z8450WU projector – a high-end unit capable of a 360 degree installation, projects HD-quality WUXGA images, and sports a 7,000-lumens lamp. With its proficiency for geometrical corrections and accurate color matching (edge blending), the Epson EB-Z8450WU is perfect for unique installations.

“As the Number 1 global projector brand, Epson is proud to lend our innovative technology to highlight the creative projection applications that Star Dome uses,” added Tanaka.

Aside from the dome set-up, the attraction features an interactive giant book that users can manipulate by swiping, giant ‘talking’ heads animated through projection mapping, and live-action/holographic technology hybrid story telling.

When asked why Epson projectors were chosen for this theme park attraction, Lyn Lizarondo, EPC’s Product Manager for Visual Instruments, explained that the strength of Epson projectors lies in the company’s proprietary 3LCD technology.

“Compared to our competitor’s similarly-priced 1-chip projectors, the colors that Epson 3LCD projectors provide are usually three times brighter. With brighter colors, stories come alive, presentations make a bigger impact, and entertainment – your HD movies and 3D games – becomes much more immersive,” said Lizarondo.

The International Committee for Display Metrology (ICDM) reviewed the initial work done by Epson and scientists working for 3LCD. The committee concluded that customers should consider Color Light Output (CLO) as a relevant metric when buying a projector. A higher CLO means more vivid and realistic colors. On the other hand, 1-chip projectors cannot claim the same since they can only produce 1/3 of Color Light Output vis-à-vis their White Light Output. As such, for customers to get their money’s worth, they should insist on the Color Light Output specs for their projector purchase.

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

For more information about how projector buyers should look for color light output, visitwww.epson.com.ph/colorbrightness

January 30, 2015

Kariton Klasrum Program goes nationwide

Developed by CNN 2009 Hero of the Year Efren Peñaflorida, the Kariton Klasrum is a program where volunteers filled wheel wooden pushcarts with learning materials and sanitation supplies to teach basic education and hygiene practices to out-of-school children.

As part of the effort in promoting inclusive education nationwide, the Department of Education (DepEd) is replicating the Dynamic Teen Company's (DTC) Kariton Klasrum made popular by CNN Hero awardee Efren Penaflorida, Jr. By expanding the project nationwide, DepEd and its partners intend to address the needs of hard-to-reach learners and out-of-school children and youth (OSCYs).

Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said the DepEd aims to reach out to out-of-school youth and street children through the project. 

“Children should not be required to adjust to our system of education,  it is the system of education that should address their needs,”  he said.

The program provides greater mobility for children-at-risk, OSCYs, and school drop-outs in accessing basic education through the Alternative Delivery Modes (ADM) program of DepEd. 

Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said, “This project aims to have a 100% reintegration rate of the beneficiaries into mainstream or regular schools. Just as we accommodate the unique needs of indigenous peoples and special learners, we also try to fit our modes of delivery to the unique conditions of children at-risk, especially those in the streets."

According to Peñaflorida, there are already a total of 84 ongoing Kariton Klasrum sites. He explains that the goal of the program is to get the children back to school. “Hindi ito replacement sa regular classroom. Ang gusto namin ay ma-entice silang mag-aral ulit.” After three months under the Kariton Klasrum Program, the students will be evaluated for school-readiness. “We are never too strong to do things on our own. Your presence now secures our future. It is very important,” he added.

DepEd Undersecretary for Partnerships and External Linkages Mario A. Deriquito said that a total number of 106 Kariton Klasrum sites is the target for NCR. He then posed the challenge of reaching out to the farthest areas and “to look for those who have been overlooked.”

Deriquito also invited partners to help in the program and said, “We encourage companies, organizations, and individuals to support the Kariton Klasrum Program. We need help in providing students’ school supplies, storybooks, and daily feeding programs as well as teacher's kits, slippers, hygiene kits and vitamins. Volunteers for the projects activities are likewise invited to join.”

Prior to the implementation of the program, a full assessment of project sites, a mapping and validation of children at risk on the streets will be done by DepEd in coordination with DSWD and barangay LGUs, who will also provide "tanods" (watchmen) in the project sites to ensure security. To date, there have already been 27 initial areas which were identified as new Kariton Klasrum sites. DTC is tasked with training volunteers and monitoring the program implementation, while DepEd takes care of the curriculum and the program implementation per se.

Luistro added that it should not be the children who will adjust to the education system but the other way around. He also invited everyone to “learn from the children at-risk in streets” and said, “Sana matuto tayo sa mga batang nasa lansangan at makita nating marami pa tayong dapat matutuhan, kasama nila.”

January 29, 2015

Beauty miracle everyone will be talking about

This year, it takes this Miracle to get healthy, beautiful hair. Get the beautiful hair you’ve always wanted with your next must-have. Introducing your secret weapon against damage and the key to beautiful hair – all in just 3 minutes. Be the first to try this beauty miracle. 

Here’s all you need to know about the new Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner:

Smoothen 3 Months of Damage

Damaged hair is one that has lost its protective layer and thus feels rough. Damaged hair is also more negatively charged than healthy hair, causing frizz. To achieve smooth, silky and detangled hair, Pantene’s new formula has an improved conditioning agent or cationic polymer. This cationic polymer is positively charged to neutralize damaged portions of hair, and forms a shield to protect hair from future damage. This protective layer reduces the friction between individual hair fibers, resulting in easier rinsing and reduced tangling.

Get Touchable Smoother Hair

With up to 80% more key conditioning ingredient vs. Pantene’s regular conditioner, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner contains the highest ever level of advanced Terminal Amino-Silicones (TAS), which flatten and smoothen the outer layer or the cuticle cells on the hair surface. This helps protect the hair’s inner structure or cortex, preventing future damage and moisture loss from styling. By protecting the moisture balance of hair, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle transforms brittle, rigid and damaged hair to touchable, soft and beautiful hair.

See the improvement from the first time you try it: Stronger, shinier hair inside out in just 3 minutes

Filipinas Choose New Pantene Conditioner

Women have seen and felt the difference of Pantene’s miraculous beauty must-have. In a recent survey among Filipinas, more women rated the new Pantene 3 Minute Miracle as very good and excellent compared to a regular conditioner. 8 out of 10 women gave 3 Minute Miracle top marks, making it superior in:

1. Improving hair health
2. Helping repair damage
3. Leaving hair smooth
4. Strengthening each strand of hair
5. Preventing split ends
6. Providing immediate results

Experience the #PanteneMiracle for Yourself

Pantene’s New 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner will redefine your expectations of conditioner.

Smoothens 3 months of damage in just 3 minutes.

Be the first to try the miracle everyone will be talking about!

Hair Fall Control – Hair becomes hollow over time as it gets damaged. This weakens its internal structure and becomes prone to breakage.

Pro-V formula
• Strengthens the inside of hair at the structural level
• Lasting strength for reduced hair fall due to breakage
• Specially designed for daily use
*vs. non conditioning shampoo

Color and Perm — Colored hair is more prone to dryness and damage, especially at the tips, due to its weakened ability to hold moisture.

Pro-V formula
• Improves hair’s ability to retain moisture
• Moisturizes the hair all the way to the tips
• More concentrated for enhanced conditioning, even with daily use**
*vs. non conditioning shampoo
**vs. Regular Pantene Conditioners

Total Damage Care — Damaged hair tips, like split ends, lose more protein than the roots. This protein loss leads to a cycle of damage as it hollows the hair.

Pro-V formula
• Helps repair and seal every strand of hair – reduce protein loss to stop the damage progression
• Helps prevent future split ends even in 3 months**
• Specially designed for daily use

*vs. non-conditioning shampoo
**with regular use

Sizes: 180ml / 340ml

Prices: PHP 159 / PHP 259

Available at: (Limited introductory offer this FEB!! Get it NOW!):
And other major supermarkets and drugstores

I was able to get first dibs of this newest miracle product- Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner.

Specially formulated to reduce split ends in severely damaged hair. With a concentrated essence twice the potency than that of our Total Damage Care conditioners, it gives you noticeable improvements with each usage. Repairing and nourishing aside, it also helps to prevent further hair damage by minimizing the loss of essential protein.

With up to 80% more key conditioning ingredients vs. Pantene’s regular conditioner, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner contains the highest ever level of advanced Terminal Amino-Silicones (TAS), which flatten and smoothen the outer layer of the cuticle cells on the hair surface. This helps protect the hair’s inner structure or cortex, preventing future damage and moisture loss from styling. By protecting the moisture balance of hair, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle transforms brittle, rigid and damaged hair to touchable, soft and beautiful hair.

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner will be available in leading department stores & supermarkets nationwide starting February 2015.

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January 28, 2015

Matteo Guidicelli, Jessy Mendiola enjoy test drive at the Yamaha Tricity grand launch

Lean to a new trend with Yamaha! 

Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. unveils the latest in transportation ingenuity, the Yamaha Tricity. 
Jessy Mendiola and Matteo Guidicelli,
ABS-CBN's Star Magic celebrity and Kart racer champion Matteo Guidicelli with actress/host Jessy Mendiola graced the Yamaha Tricity's grand launch last Sunday, January 25 held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert grounds where the country would witness and experience the future of personal mobility.

A revolutionary design that is meant to create a new standard city commuter, it is equally efficient as it is practical without having to sacrifice the quality of its overall performance.

This exclusive feeling is indescribable; the only way to really know how the Tricity will redefine your lifestyle in the city is by riding it.

Built for a unique but natural movement, the core of this new commuter vehicle technology is the Leaning Multi Wheel or LMW. 

This system allows two front wheels to deal with changes in different road surfaces while keeping both tires in contact with the road as it leans. It provides a unique experience during each ride that is felt in every turn; any angle; surpassing the standards of style, performance, and technological innovation.

Along with Guidicelli, Mendiola, other celebrities and personalities made their presence felt during the 2-day extravaganza to become part of the newest style fad in the motoring world. Hosting the event were Rico Robles and Karen Bordador, and dance exhibition of the Philippines All Stars  hip-hop dance group. The stars wouldn’t be the only ones who would take it for a spin; everyone had the chance to feel a unique way to move.

Philippines All Stars 

Rico Robles and Karen Bordador

The test riding area has been retrofitted to showcase the abilities of the Tricity, the track included speed bumps, wet spots, ramps, and uneven surfaces.

Also present were the executives of YMPH. President, Mr. Toru Osugi; Sales and Marketing Director, Mr. Kaoru Ogura; Sales General Manager, Mr. Romeo Tan; and Marketing Section Manager, Mr. Ryan Jude Camus.

The Yamaha Tricity was conceptualized with the idea of it being “Smart for All”, a creation that was in pursuit of “Refined Dynamism”, Yamaha’s own design philosophy. 

The design elements of the machine reflect its modernity and elegance, giving an impression of dynamic movement, a look of confident intelligence that beautifully envelops the rider. 

The feature point of this New Commuter Vehicle is the LMW mechanism or Leaning Multi Wheel, a mechanism that allows two front wheels to deal with changes in different road surfaces while keeping both tires in contact with the road as it leans. Its function is perfected because of the harmonious integration of 2 key systems.

·      A PARALLELOGRAM LINK, a system that allows the parallel leaning of two front wheels and separate functioning of independent suspensions.

           ·      and a CANTILEVERED TELESCOPIC SUSPENSION for the two front wheels with unique machine dimensions and geometry.

           ·      It also has a UNIFIED BRAKING SYSTEM (UBS). When the rear brake lever is applied, force is administered to the front two discs and single rear disc.

            ·      It has a displacement of 125 cc and is available in all 3s shops nationwide with the suggested retail price of PHP 146,000 and comes in matte red or white.

Experience a whole new level of enjoyment with the Yamaha Tricity, an innovation that gives convenience and fulfillment; surpassing the standards of style, performance, and technological breakthrough. 

Created to fit the urban lifestyle of the city trendsetter, the Yamaha Tricity has finally arrived.

Welcome to Yamaha’s ever growing World of personal mobility. 

The world was set into full rev when it became part of Thailand’s budding metropolis.

It hit the streets of Japan where it was received with such curiosity being the first of its kind; then it was a steady leaning takeover in Europe where the locals learned how to move, live, and love. Now in the Philippines, it takes the Filipino lifestyle to a whole new level by teaching the country how to Move Like No Other.

Ride it for yourself, visit your nearest Yamaha 3S Shop and be part of a movement that redefines the future of transportation, today. 

How roof gardens or sky parks are helping in cooling cities

Planting roof gardens on tops of building is a great way to make city more efficient.

Rooftop gardens are most effective when constructed on the flat roof styles common to many city commercial, institutional, or industrial buildings.

The planters on a roof garden may be designed for a variety of functions and vary greatly in depth to satisfy aesthetic and recreational purposes. 

There are purposes and objectives of having Rooftop Gardens, such as leisure and relaxation, beautifying the environment, and greenery and nature.

-- Rooftop gardens have the potential to be used as a strategy to relieve storm water peak

-- Roof garden can prevent flooding during intense rain events by absorbing rain water

-- Green roofs have been proven to increase roof durability, longevity, and save on energy costs,

-- Rooftop gardens offer a multi-faceted solution to improve the health of cities.

-- There are potential of plants to put in roof top to filter out air pollutants.

-- Rooftop gardens are effective way of addressing climate change and reducing global warming

-- Rooftop gardens are known to dampen the heat island effect, or warm regions usually caused by urbanization.

Planting on roof tops can make urban living more self-sufficient and more accessible to urban people.

Roof gardens have been around for centuries, but still a fairly new concept in the Philippines. Apart from their aesthetic qualities, these gardens have been proven to reduce temperature around the area where they are built, providing a cooler sanctuary in the midst of sweltering urban jungles.

Another little-known concept is urban heat island, an area significantly warmer than its surroundings. A highly urbanized city is a perfect candidate to be an urban heat island. Apart from the discomfort caused by high temperature in these areas, they cause several other problems such as high power consumption, health problems, and water quality loss.

The vegetation provided by roof gardens help counter these degenerative effects.

In the country, SM is helping bring the benefits of roof gardens to the public through its Sky parks. First introduced in SM North Edsa, SM’s sky parks let customers experience the relaxing ambience of an oasis atop the mall and away from the busy thoroughfares of the city.

The Skygarden is a long, elevated curvilinear park, which offers much needed green space, not only for the mall, but also for the city as a whole. It buffers the mall from the busy EDSA intersection, and serves as a living, organic link between the different components of the mall – The Block, The City Center, and The Annex.

Lifted from the road like a floating green ribbon, this elevated garden softens the hard urban environment with lush land and waterscapes, while its organic form complements the new wavy cladding of the mall.

Canopied walkways meander amidst undulating lawns, ponds, and trees, while tunnels of shops are sculpted out of the earth, giving visitors a new dimension to the traditional park experience.

This Roof Garden has about 55 species of plants, grass, and trees that grow on a special type of garden soil that offers a lightweight effect on the structure. A truly green garden, it has a special type of drainage system that allows it to conserve water.

The Sky Garden’s water features include two bubblers, a simulated river flowing at the center, andwaterfalls at the edge of the second floor, which act as a monumental screen onto which promotional montages can be projected, giving the park an added presence at the street level.

The Skygarden’s Sky Dome has become a premiere entertainment destination in the North Metro area.

A roof garden is a building rooftop covered with vegetation, first introduced by SM Prime Holdings Inc. in the Philippines through its 400-meter Sky Garden atop a portion of SM City North Edsa.

“Roof gardens originated from Germany way back in the 1970s,” Weng said. “Asia, by and large, is still very much in the infant stage.” However, his home country, Singapore, is already aiming for an increase in skyrise greenery, with an additional 150 hectares, or 80 percent of the country’s rooftops, by 2030.

January 27, 2015

Lamido, the best deals online

Shopaholics have a passion for finding the best deals online, the best buy and sell websites. People have been finding quite obsessed with online shopping. There are websites with very easy to post items, beautiful and user-friendly interface. But each buy and sell website has it’s own use strength and also, weakness. There are more similarities among each them.

Similar websites : Sulit (OLX) , AyosDito, Lazada, Zalora, Carmudi, and some of those buy-and-sell websites in the country. Now there’s Lamido, also an E-Commerce site where you can buy different sorts of items that suit your needs.

To every websites, you can choose your personal taste for designs, styles, brands and colors.

One of the buy and  sell online websites in the Philippines, wherein sellers can post unlimited listing for free


Through Lamido, you can buy and sell items ranging from technology, lifestyle - fashion, electronics, books, unique collectible and more. 

✔ Buy and sell couple watches online.

✔ You can now be on the head of selling by selling online, and Lamido PH is very pleased to help you! 

✔ Sign up now to be one of our sellers and enjoy the benefits of free postings and effective advertising for your products!


Here's more info regarding Lamido buy and selling online

Lamido, the best Buy & Sell Marketplace App in Southeast Asia! With Lamido app, you can easily browse, buy, sell and manage your Lamido experience whenever and wherever you are!

✔ Buy and discover app exclusive deals and 100,000+ products on the go 

✔ Selling is easy: Take a picture with your mobile, describe your product and sell in one click 

✔ Get personalized notifications about your items and activities 

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✔ Share your favorite products via social media, message and email 

✔ Leave feedback and review products and sellers 

Discover the endless possibilities and start buying and selling on Lamido! And More!

Mobile Shopping
For smartphone users, Lamido.com.ph is also available for browsing through your Android phone. The Lamido Android app was rolled out and officially launched last July 17, 2014. With this application, you can do online shopping on-the-go. 

You can  check out the detailed product information and images on the app. 

It’s the newest online business and service directory in the Philippines that aims to help business. Join the community now, where shopping and selling online is always trending.

K Brosas and Pooh Live at Casino Filipino Angeles on January 28

The stage is ready for the much-awaited special show of K Brosas and Pooh at Casino Filipino Angeles on January 28. If you want fun and comedy, then Casino Filipino is the way to go.

The comic tandem will surely bring the house down with their side-splitting punch lines and riotous performances. K promises a night of pure entertainment, “Sinisiguro kong walang uuwing luhaan sa audience. Lahat tayo ay mage-enjoy sa show… pangako iyan.”

Pooh adds, “Thankful ako dahil until now ay marami pa rin ang sumusuporta sa amin ni K. Nakakataba ng puso kapag may napapasaya kang tao. Ibang level ng happiness iyon.”

For inquiries, call the Entertainment and Bingo Department at (02) 708-2046. 526-0337 loc 2401 or 2403.

Aventine in Taguig City by Crown Asia

Crown Asia, one of the country’s top property developers, presents one of the newest communities in Taguig City - Aventine.

Aventine in Taguig presentaion last Jnauary25,  with the Vista Land, Crown Asia heads and marketing and brokers. The event was held at the SEDA Hotel, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. 

A sanctuary of comfort, where time slows down and lets residents savor life’s abundance, where families and friends gather and find opportunities to spend quality time together, to socialize, and to enjoy the features and amenities of a luxurious country club.

This is the Aventine lifestyle.

Aventine is an attractive sight with their charming Italian theme. Italian gentility on the modern architecture of Aventine create the perfect blend of old and new. 

The bold colors of the towers make a stunning contrast against the cobalt blue sky and the verdant green of manicured gardens that embrace the Aventine Taguig.

For the cosmopolitan urban dweller, it’s all about options, and Aventine Taguig offers single-detached homes. 

Located in the now much celebrated City of Taguig with its proximity to stylish lifestyle places like the Bonifacio Global City, Aventine Taguig offers most coveted abodes for those who desire to live close to the vibrant lights, sounds, and activity of the Metro. Live in easy proximity to your place of work at the high-rise business centers within the city and surrounding areas. 

The cosmopolitan environs of this world-class city, the stylish shopping malls and leisure parks, the posh workplaces, the prestigious schools and sports facilities are the perfect backdrop for the charming Italian village-themed community of Aventine.

At Aventine, residents enjoy many facilities that promote a holistic lifestyle. 
  • Clubhouse w/ Function Rooms
    • Gym
    • Playground
    • Basketball Court
    •  Lush amenities with jogging path
    • Swimming Pool
    • 24-hour security system
    Morning jogs and afternoon strolls are a delight with tree-lined streets and spacious walkways. A walk along Aventine’s streets will give you vistas of stunning structures amid blue skies and beautifully manicured gardens. 

    During weekends, families enjoy the scenic lap pool and children spend hours of fun at the playground. Neighbors are particularly fond of the brisk exercise they get from playing basketball with friends. 

    A fully-appointed gym is available to those who want to get a workout indoors. 

    For family celebrations, Aventine also has a Clubhouse with function rooms that can hold big birthday parties or smaller, more intimate gatherings.

    Enjoy endless shopping expeditions at the posh lifestyle centers and department stores abounding in the city.

    With a prime location at Taguig City, major establishments are just a short drive away so you don’t have to go far for anything you need.

    Aventine is quite near to the newly-opened Starmall Prima in Taguig City, various shops like All Home, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Pancake House, Burgoo, Yellowcab, Uncle Cheffy, Hap Chan, Gilligan’s, David’s Salon, GQ Barbershop, and Nuat Thai with even more that are soon to open

    For sure, dwellers enjoy a wonderful blend of modern and classic Italian architecture in single detached homes and townhouses.

    Aventine is the perfect choice of investment for your family especially if you want to live in close proximity to the business centers of Taguig, Makati and Ortigas.

    Aventine is conveniently located along Cayetano Boulevard that connects C5 and C6 roads to Taguig. It will take only a few minutes drive to Market! Market! at The Fort; Makati; Ortigas; and Alabang Central Business Districts via C5.

    Crown Asia was launched in 1995. It is a subsidiary of Vista Land – the country’s largest homebuilder, which builds exquisitely designed homes for rising professionals and their growing brood. Through the years, Crown Asia has evolved from targeting house and lots in Mega Manila from Antipolo, Cavite and Laguna to developing mid-rise buildings within flourishing urban development like Quezon City, Taaguig, Sucat and Tagaytay. Crown Asia has an excellent track record in developing quality Real Estate investments for 20 years with its 31 projects spanning 237 hectares in total.

    “MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical” wraps up Ballet Philippines’ 45th anniversary season

    “MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical”

    On February 2015, “MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical” wraps up Ballet Philippines’ 45th anniversary season. Set in an alternate present day Philippines where the EDSA revolution failed, this musical features heroes and villains with superpowers, and a people sick with Kamanhiran (Apathy).

    Leading the cast of superheroes as Bantugan “Tag-inip” Buenaventura is Sandino Martin, who recently won Best Actor at the Cinema One Originals Awards Night for his role in “Esprit de Corps”. Bantugan is a journalist with the power to communicate with the other superheroes through his dreams. Alternating the role is Ballet Philippines Apprentice, Mark Anthony Grantos.
    Sandino Martin

    Female lead Lam-Ang “Amihabagat” Panganiban, who controls the Amihan and Habagat winds, will be played by Regina de Vera and Teetin Villanueva. A resident actor of the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company, de Vera won the Gawad Buhay award for Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Play in 2013 for “Der Kaufmann”. Villanueva is a recent Theatre Arts graduate from UP Diliman. Her thesis role performance as Hermana Augusta Beata in Floy Quintos’ COLLECTION earned her nominations for the 26th Aliw Awards and BroadwayWorld Philippines’ Awards in 2013.
    Teetin Villanueva.
    Gold Villar takes on the role of Allunsina “Mura-dugo” Albano, who has the power to draw blood through her curse words. Villar is a senior teaching artist for the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and has been part of productions Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang, Batang Rizal, Si Juan Tamad, Ang Diablo at ang Limang Milyong Boto and most recently, Rak of Aegis. Also playing Allunsina is Kim Molina, who recently was an alternate for the lead role of Aileen in the highly celebrated musical, Rak of Aegis. 

    Gold Villar

    Urduja, the mysterious goddess of all insects is played by recent discovery KL Dizon. A graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts, Dizon has performed with the Philippine Opera Company on various productions. 
    KL Dizon

    Dilim, a nightclub singer whose tragic songs bring on darkness, is played by Jean Judith Javier, who was last seen in the premiere of Ang Huling Lagda ni Mabini with Dulaang UP, and recently appeared in Noli Me Tangere the Opera as the madwoman, Sisa.
    Jean Judith Javier,

    Lagrimas, whose tears can heal anything, is played by Ronah Rostata, a graduating Theatre Arts major from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

    The cast of villains is led by Mayen Estanero, essaying the role of the Demonyita Mamalahima, the Minister of Humanity. In 2013, Estanero played the role of Rosario, wife of Lorenzo Ruiz in the Filipino-language rock opera “Lorenzo” and Nyai Ontosoroh in “Pramoedya”, which was part of Virgin Labfest. 

    Fred Lo and Ricardo Magno alternate as Radya Indarapatra “Mata-balani” Evangelista, an actor by day who has the power to become one’s heart’s desire. A full time performer, some of Lo’s most notable roles have been Mark Cohen in 9works Theatrical’s “RENT” and “Prince Christopher” in Resorts World’s “Cinderella”. Magno, a scholar of the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors’ Company, recently performed with Ballet Philippines in August 2014 as Emilio Aguinaldo in “La Revolucion Filipina”. 

    Ballet Philippines dancers also take on the challenge of portraying the roles of comic book heroes and villains. Featured are Jean Marc Cordero, Katherine Trofeo, Richardson Yadao, Earl John Arisola, Cyril Aran Fallar, Emmanuelle Guillermo, Timothy Paul Cabrera, Rita Angela Winder, Karmela Gaile Cortez, Gillianne Therese Gequinto, Kazier Policarpio, Victor Maguad, and Erl Emmanuel Sorilla. 

    This original Filipino dance musical is by Kanakan Balintagos, with musical collaborators Vincent de Jesus, Carina Evangelista, and the Eraserheads. This year’s production will be directed by BP Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales and choreographed by Alden Lugnasin. The shows will feature the Radioactive Sago Project as its live band. 
    Radioactive Sago Project

    “MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical” will have a three-weekend run at the CCP Main Theater on February 20-22, February 27-March 1, and March 6-8.

    For bulk reservations, show buys, and inquiries, visit www.ballet.ph or call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003. For tickets, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999.

    Connect to Ballet Philippines online through the following social media networks:

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/balletphilippines

    Twitter: @balletph

    Instagram: @balletphilippines

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/balletph

    The 45th Anniversary Sapphire Season. Rare scenes of power and grace. Love, valour and redemption. Under the artistic directorship of Paul Alexander Morales, this is a toast to 45 years of dance excellence! 

    See you at the theater!


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