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September 29, 2014

Edwin Marollano & KZ Tandingan - Winner of 2014 “HIMIG HANDOG” P-POP Lovesong is ‘Mahal ko o Mahal ako’

Organizers of the country’s biggest multimedia songwriting competition “Himig Handog Pinoy Pop (P-Pop) Love Songs 2014" named the list of winners during the finals night held on Sunday, September 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

"Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako" by Edwin Marollano which was interpreted by KZ Tandingan won the grand prize of P 1 million pesos. "Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako" bested other 14 finalist songs including Daniel Padilla's 'Simpleng Tulad Mo.'

Congratulations Maestro Edwin "Win Maro" Marollano!

September 27, 2014

Promote the Filipino Culture - Creation of Local Culture and the Arts Councils

Memorandum Circular No. 2002-81
Creation of Local Culture and the Arts Councils

Memorandum Circular No. 2002-81

Section 16 of the Local Government Code of 1991 provides that local government units play an important role in the development and preservation of Filipino identity.

Likewise Sections 447 (5) (xv), 458 (5), 468 (4) (viii) of the same Code, vest upon local sanggunians the power to establish local councils whose purpose is the promotion of culture and the arts, coordinate with government agencies and non-government organizations and subject to the availability of funds, appropriate funds for the support and development of the same.

September 26, 2014

Shrek The Musical at the Meralco Theater For Four Weeks

Everyone’s favorite big green Ogre and his funny friends are on their way to Manila! Shrek The Musical with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, will play the Meralco Theatre for four weeks only, September 19 - October 12, 2014.

The hit Broadway and West End musical SHREK is a slightly fractured fairytale that’s big on laughs with a tender heart at it’s core. Audiences will delight in joining Shrek, the unlikely hero, and his wisecracking loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful, albeit slightly neurotic, Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add to the mix Lord Farquaad, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a cookie with an attitude and you’ve got a must see musical comedy for the whole family – Shrek the Musical.

AXN Asia's Got Talent Open Audition - Philippines Leg @ SMX Mall of Asia

The chance is here for anyone with any talent to audition to compete in “Asia’s Got Talent”. Soon to be the biggest talent competition in the world, “Asia’s Got Talent” will open its doors for individual and group acts of all ages to showcase their amazing skills on Sunday, 28 September 2014 from 10am – 6pm at SMX Convention Center (Seashell Ln, Pasay City, 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines). 

Anyone who wishes to share their talent with the world is welcome to walk in and audition.
For those unable to make the open audition in the Philippines, additional events are scheduled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore. Budding stars can also log on to for more details or to audition online.

FEU Theater Guild's Makikitawag Lang Ako

The Far Eastern University Theater Guild (FTG), in collaboration with the President’s Committee on Culture, continues its 80th season with the staging of “Makikitawag Lang Ako.”

FTG’s artistic director Dudz Teraña directs this beautifully devastating, remarkably eloquent and unusually comedic tragic drama. The production features some of the group’s senior actors including Eipril Anne Leonor “Yesh” Burce playing the role of Maria, the protagonist of the story, and Ernest John “Ejay” Dimayacyac as Saturno D’ Magician.

The production will run for a limited engagement of four performances on October 3 and 4, 3 and 6 p.m., at the FEU Auditorium.

September 25, 2014

NCCA Mourns Demise of Francisco Feliciano, National Artist for Music

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), headed by its chairman Felipe M. De Leon Jr., joins the arts and culture community and the whole nation in bereavement for the passing of conductor, composer and National Artist for music Francisco Feliciano.

Born in February 19, 1941, Feliciano died in the morning of September 19, 2014. His remains were brought to the Holy Angels Memorial Park Chapel in Morong, Rizal, and were transferred last Sunday to the Loyola Memorial Chapels and Crematorium along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, and will be there until Wednesday evening, September 24.

September 24, 2014

Mahal Ko O Mahal Ako By KZ Tandingan and Edwin Marollano

Himig Handog 2014 Entry #10: "Mahal Ko O Mahal Ako" By KZ Tandingan

By: Julie Ishihara

Who would you choose to be with: the one you love or the one that loves you?

We were taught that it would be an effortless endeavor. But still, love is both a feeling and an action and as human beings we're all obsessed with possibilities. When you really think about it, these things actually coexist in the sense that we both want to make the choice that will maximize the outcome of every possible situation, and we don’t want to leave that to chance. Yet the thing that (arguably) we feel matters most, we do leave to chance: love.

This big romantic dilemma has now been translated to a beautiful song, penned down by Edwin Marollano and interpreted by X-Factor Philippines winner KZ Tandingan.


The finals night of the country’s biggest multimedia songwriting competition, “Himig Handog Pinoy Pop (P-Pop) Love Songs 2014,” will happen this Sunday (September 28) at the Araneta Coliseum. Kapamilya stars Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Robi Domingo, and Alex Gonzaga will host the event.

In the culmination of the latest edition of “Himig Handog,” the top 15 finalist songs, written by a mix of veteran and amateur Filipino composers, will be performed live by some of the brightest recording stars in the country.

September 23, 2014

ELY BUENDIA: The Greatest Hits Live in Antipolo

ELY BUENDIA: The Greatest Hits Live in Antipolo!
December 17, 2014
Ynares Center, Antipolo City, Rizal
by Antipolo YouthAlliance and Jci Antipolo 


VIP - Php 2,500 (Reserved Seating)
Patron A (Center) - Php 2,000 (Reserved Seating)
Patron B (Side) - Php 1,200 (Free Seating)
Box - 750 (Free Seating)
General Admission - 350 (Free Seating)

Tickets are now available at all SM Tickets in SM Cinema Branches nationwide and through online at For ticket inquiries and reservations, please call 470-2222.



Ballet Philippines Presents The Homecoming Gala @ the CCP Main Theater

How will a 45-year old ballet company celebrate its ‘homecoming gala’? With the return of around 20 distinguished alumni with a whopping total of over 200 students in tow, no less!

Ballet Philippines, the country’s flagship dance company is celebrating its 45th Anniversary - The Sapphire Season with the much-awaited HOMECOMING GALA set on Sept. 28, 2014 – 8 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines – Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.

September 18, 2014

Red Turnip's 'Cock' Returns

After making a splash during its Manila premiere last February, Red Turnip Theater is bringing back the Olivier Award-winning play "Cock" for a limited one weekend re-run this October. Mike Bartlett's comedy about sexual identity was a surprise smash, playing to packed houses and critical acclaim. It also marked the directorial debut of Rem Zamora who created a stir with his "innovative" ( and "creative" (Business World) staging; a bare stage with only his four actors and Bartlett's witty script.

September 16, 2014

Back to Back Workshop Weekends at PETA

Earlier this year, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) opened its doors for aspiring stage performers through their annual Workshop Weekends.

Different people, from college students to young professionals flocked to the PETA Theater Center to enroll in various courses ranging from Theater Arts to the more advanced courses like Basic Acting and Creative Musical Theater. Starting on October 11 and ending on December 7, PETA is giving another opportunity for aspiring thespians to further their skill in acting and theater.

An in-depth look into the courses

September 13, 2014

Call for Scores and Papers: 33rd Asian Composers League Festival & Conference 2015

The Philippines Branch of the Asian Composers League is pleased to announce 'Likha-Likas: Reconfiguring Music, Nature and Myth', the 33rd ACL Festival & Conference to be held in Philippines from 5–12 November 2015.

September 12, 2014

Why You Shouldn't Miss Out on San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Festival

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Miss Out on San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Festival

Gear up for non-stop music and fun on September 12 and 19 as awesome music reigns supreme in this year's Oktoberfest! San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Festival has officially been declared a Philippine tourism event, bringing in more partygoers from the country's different regions together to celebrate in the highly anticipated yearly festival. This year, not just one, but three kick-off parties await you, featuring an impressive, never-before-seen mashup of live music and DJ sets by the country's legends and up-and-coming artists.

September 11, 2014

Noel Cabangon Sings Your Playlist at the T.E.A.T.R.I.N.O. Promenade, Greenhills San Juan

The former band member of Buklod. The one who brought you Kanlungan and Tatsulok. Let Noel Cabangon serenade you with your own Top-of-the-Playlist favorites and his most popular socially-relevant hits.

This OPM/novelty singer/composer/painter is truly an epic artist with timeless voice, talent and skills. But his passion for his works mirrors his passion for the people.

His admiration and sympathy to start an advocacy through his masterpieces have moved hundreds of Filipinos. A true Pinoy pride will once again grace the stage and will sing his message for his fans.
Be inspired as he once again comes up on stage at the T.E.A.T.R.I.N.O. Promenade.

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999 or Music Museum at (63 2) 721-0635 or (63 2) 721-6726.
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Greenhills Promenade

Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Friday September 19, 2014

September 10, 2014

Jed Madela: All Requests 2 Concert at the Music Museum

Catch Jed Madela on his All Requests 2 concert at the Music Museum on September 12, 2014 with special guests Darren Espanto, Xtreme Dancers and Y-FI.
Ticket Prices:
Inclusive of Service Charge

Orchestra Center
P 2,575 (Reserved Seats)

Orchestra Side
P 2,060(Reserved Seats)

P 1,545(First-Come, First Served)

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Music Museum at (63 2) 721-0635, (63 2) 721-6726 or Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.
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Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Complex

Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Friday September 12, 2014

Gold: Lisa Macuja - A Truly Classical Concert

Ballet Manila, Manila Broadcasting Company and Aliw Theater present "Gold: Lisa Macuja - A Truly Classical Concert" happening on October 4, 2014 at Aliw Theater.

On the heels of her highly acclaimed Swan Song Series, where our favorite prima ballerina said goodbye to her favorite full-length ballets, Lisa Macuja invites everyone to celebrate her 50th birthday with “GOLD: LISA MACUJA – A Truly Classical Concert”.

September 9, 2014

2014 Lampara Storytelling Competition Grand Finals at the Mall of Asia

Storytelling kids will make you laugh, cry and tickle your imagination, live at the SMX, Mall of Asia! The 2014 Lampara Storytelling Competition Kuwentong Bata, Kuwentistang Bata 3 finalists will be taking the stage at the grand showcase at the Manila International Book Fair, SM Mall of Asia (MOA) on September 22, 2014.

Out of the more than 200 contestants that joined the Elimination Workshops last September 5, only ten finalists per category were chosen for the final competition.

September 3, 2014

Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) presents FnL

After the raging success of “Rak of Aegis”, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) presents a fresh and exciting new production that brings together an unusual encounter of Balagtas' language with contemporary Filipino slangs like Bekimon and Jologs. Running from September 19 to 28 at the PETA Theater Center, “FnL” takes on the subject of the multiplicity of the Filipino language and how the appreciation of its richness can impact our way of life.

Translated into the lives of Lance, a Fil-am rapper who wakes up from a vivid dream with strange Filipino words lingering on his tongue days before he is set to migrate back to the Philippines, played by Eko Baquial and Deli del Rosario and Flor, a prime call center agent who can switch from one American accent to another in an instant, played by Meann Espinosa and Divine Aucina.

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