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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cinemanila Launches Sine Barangay


Just weeks after the conclusion of Dekada Cinemanila: the 10th Cinemanila International Film Festival, Cinemanila launches Sine Barangay, a 5-day program of master classes and outdoor screenings of participating Cinemanila films. Sine Barangay opens tomorrow, November 18 and runs through November 22nd in Marikina.

The event, held in cooperation with Marikina City and Marikina Mayor Marides Fernando, will kick off with workshops in directing, indie filmmaking, cinematography and editing on November 18 and 19. The workshops are to be held by renowned local filmmakers such as Raymond Red, Lav Diaz and Raya Martin.

As part of the 5-day event, Cinemanila will have outdoor screenings from November 20-22 at the Marikina River Park. Participating shorts and documentaries from the recently concluded Dekada Cinemanila will be screened as part of Cinemanila's ongoing effort to make local indie films more accessible to the public.

"The key is taking these films out of the cinemas and bringing it to the communities through outdoor screenings organized in cooperation with the local government units," said festival director Tikoy Aguiluz. "After 10 years of showing the best in world and Southeast Asian cinema in the theaters, we believe this is a natural next step for Cinemanila, which we can and will continue year-round."
Also to be premiered at Cinemanila's Sine Barangay are two short films directed by former Eraserheads band members Ely Buendia and Marcus Adoro. Their shorts, produced in cooperation with Cinemanila, will screen on November 20.

Admission for the Cinemanila Sine Barangay workshops and screenings is free on a first come, first-served basis. For inquiries, email cinemanila@gmail. com.

Workshop Schedule

Venue: Kapitan Moy (near Marikina City Hall)
Marikina City

Tuesday, November 18

10:00 am – 12 noon Screening

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Master Class in Directing with
Raymond Red

Wednesday, November 19

10:00 am – 12 noon Screening

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Master Class in Indie Filmmaking
with Lav Diaz & Raya Martin

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Master Class in Cinematography &
Editing with Maylyn Villalon of
Scenema Concepts

Sine Barangay Schedule

Screenings at Marikina River Park
Marikina City

Thursday, November 20

7:00 pm Shorts Night
Short Films by Ely Buendia and
Marcus Adoro,
Dekada Cinemanila Short Films
in Competition

Friday, November 21

7:00 pm Dekada Cinemanila Short Films
in Exhibition

Saturday, November 22

7:00 pm UN MDG Shorts

(2006: Yapak by Milo Tolentino, Saling Pusa by Antoinette Jadaone,
Salagubang by Anima Aguiluz; 2008: Lan-Ay by Milo Tolentino; Tumbang
Preso by Antoinette Jadaone)

9:00 pm
Marlon by Ralston Jover & James Amparo

Julie Lluch's Artist's Talk & Yuta Monograph Launch @ CCP

and Yuta Monograph Launch

Artist’s Talk by Julie Lluch on 12 December 2008, 3:00 p.m. at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater, CCP Little Theater Lobby), and monograph launch at 4:00 p.m. at the CCP Main Gallery, 3rd level.

Organized by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Galleria Duemila, Yuta: Earthworks by Julie Lluch, A Retrospective exhibition is on going until 31 December 2008. This exhibition is supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Asian Tigers Lane Moving and Storage, Autozentrum BMW, Epson, Sanyo, St. Paul’s de Chartres, Carlos P. Romulo Foundation, Arsenio A. Lacson Foundation for Public Service, Inc., Bench, BPI Asset Management, Metrobank Foundation, and Bailey’s.

For particulars, please call the CCP Visual Arts and Museo Division at 8323702.

Free Admission Performance of La Casa de Bernarda Alba @ Instituto Cervantes



Poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca’s well-known classic on matriarchal domination and sexual repression, LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA will have a special performance on Friday, 28 November, at 8pm at the Instituto Cervantes Open-Air Theatre along T M Kalaw Street, Manila.

Written in 1936 and set in a remotely arid village in Spain, La Casa de Bernarda Alba is a riveting domestic tragedy that explores the conflict between the struggle for honor and dignity, albeit in a twisted way, versus the pursuit for one’s passion and freedom to love and be loved.

The play features DP seasoned stalwart Ms. Linda Lupton as Bernarda, and is ably supported by the LCCM School of Performing Arts and Arte.Comm ensemble, namely Sam Lanuza, K-cee Binarao, Channa de Guzman, Jinky Espiritu, Cristina Lupton, Wilklean Regalado, Joana Dizon, Dennie Dema-ala, Pam Tubana, and Ms. Yolanda Pino as Maria Josefa.

With arts grants by Barcelo Café and Camp Suki, La Casa de Bernarda Alba is stage managed by Diah Mae Abida, production designed by Lito Casaje, Jinky Espiritu and Lito Perez, directed by Lito Casaje.

Admission is free on a first-come-first served basis. For inquiries and reservations, please call/text/email 5261482 TO 85 local 110/09064974025 / 09282070827 / /

20th Gawad CCP Winners

20th Gawad CCP Winners

Animation Category
NO 1st Prize
2nd Prize - ANOMI by Renei Dimla
NO 3rd Prize

Honorable Mentions:
HERMANO by Rhodius N. Daduya
UGOY NG DUYAN by Aileen N. Cornejo
BANDILA by Ava Fatima S. Fabricante

Experimental Category
1st Prize - THE THRESHOLD by Mikhail Red
Jopay Guillermo
NO 3rd Prize

Honorable Mentions:
ANDALUSIAN BITCH by Sasha B. Palomares
METRONOME by Sandino Magno

Documentary Category
1st Prize - KUNG BALATAN ANG BAWANG by Jewel Maranan
2nd Prize - ANG PASKO NI INTOY by Charina Theresa Escala and Emerald
3rd Prize - BATANG PIER by Camille Adraincem, Paola Recuenco, and
Michelle Saquido

Honorable Mentions:
HUPA by Oscar Nava
KALIMED by Golda Mae Pay-ong
BINGO by Noriel Jarito

Short Feature Category:
1st Prize - KAMERA by Mikhail Red
NO 2nd Prize
3rd Prize - APAK by Rommel Tolentino and PUTING ILAW by Melissa
Angela Peñafiel

Honorable Mention:
TIANGGE by Ray Gibraltar

Special Awards

Best Regional Entries:
HUPA by Oscar Nava
TIANGGE by Ray Gibraltar

Best Work for/by/on Chidren
APAK by Rommel Tolentino

Friday, November 21, 2008

Active Vista Film Festival Screening Schedules

"While it is true that no song, no poem, no painting, no novel, no film has ever stopped a tank, prevented a bullet, or overthrown a corrupt government, the virtue of every art form in enriching the Filipino spirit cannot be rivaled. While movies can't feed a hungry child, bring justice to the oppressed, or solve poverty, they can open our minds to the plight of children against starvation, make us understand the worth of justice and peace, and get us involved in the struggle against poverty and oppression in many ways that newspapers, classroom lectures or a thousand publicity ads could ever hope to. Because while art may not change the world, it can change the way we view the world. For true revolution begins in the imagination."

Changing the way we view the world

November 26 to December 2
Robinsons Galleria IndieSine




November 26, Wednesday
7:00 pm
By Invitation Only

Opening of Exhibit:
By the Philippine Daily Inquirer Photo Team


Special Screening:


November 27, Thursday

Ang Daan Patungong Kalimugtong (The Road to Kalimugtong) by Mes de Guzman

Hunghong sa Yuta (Earth's Whisperer) by Arnel Mardoquio

Huling Balyan ng Buhi (Woven Stories of the Other) by Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Sponsored by Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) and Mindanao Peaceweavers

November 28, Friday
My Fake American Accent by Ned Trespeces (Cinemalaya 2008)

Pepot Artista by Clodualdo del Mundo

Barako: Small time, Big time Politics by Manolito C. Sulit
Sponsored by Coalition for A Citizens Constitution (C4CC) and Code NGO


Ploning by Dante Garcia
Sponsored by the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI)

November 29, Saturday


The Probe Team
Special Documentary Screening
Gintong Pamana (2008)
Gusto mo bang mag-migrate? (2004)
Sponsored by the TAPAT – De La Salle University

Anino by Raymond Red


Live Musical Scoring
Philippine High School for the Arts Batch 2008

Sponsored by the Brewrats Radio
And 99.5 RT Rhythm of the City


Special Performances
The Youth
Radioactivesago Project
Parokya ni Edgar

BAYANI by Raymond Red
Sponsored by the San Beda Student Council – College of Arts and Sciences

November 30, Sunday

Bunso by Ditsi Carolino
Sponsored by World Vision

Tribu by Jim Libiran (Cinemalaya 2007)
Sponsored by the Global Call to Action against Poverty and the Loyola Film Circle

Namets by Emilio "Jay" Abello (Cinemalaya 2008)

December 1, Monday

Brutus by Tara Illenberger (Cinemalaya 2008)
Sponsored by the University Student Council University of the Philippines Manila

Manoro by Brillante Mendoza
Sponsored by Team RP

Jay by Francis Xavier Pasion (Cinemalaya 2008)

Huling Byahe by Rom Dongeto
Sponsored by Philippine Legislators' Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD)

December 2, Tuesday

Pisay by Auraeus Solito (Cinemalaya 2007)

Signos by Mike de Leon
Sponsored by the POLITIKA – University of the Philippines Diliman





Kakabakaba Ka Ba?
(Will Your Heart Beat Faster?)
by Mike de Leon

Ticket Price: P100/screening

For more details and a complete listing of the screening schedules/ activities, visit:, www.dakilacollective.multiply. com

or e-mail activevista.filmfestival@

You may also reach us at 09054292539 or 5729180.

*Tickets are available at :
Cocina Juan, 100 Maginhawa, UP Village, Quezon City
Mogwai, Cubao X [Nov.21 and 22, Friday and Saturday 7pm onwards]
Robinsons Movieworld Ticket Booth on November 26 to December 2
For ticket reservations, contact 09054292539


November 26, Wednesday
7:00 pm

Opening of Exhibit:

By the Philippine Daily Inquirer Photo Team


Special Screening

By Lino Brocka
By Invitation Only

November 27, Thursday

Ang Daan Patungong Kalimugtong (The Road to Kalimugtong) by Mes de Guzman
November 27, Thursday 1pm

For Jinky and Potpot, life in Benguet is simply a trek to and from school. Every day, together with other children, they have to cross mountains, rivers and hanging bridges to get to their destination. They survive thanks to the work of their elder brothers, Manong Ramil and Manong Ronaldo, who inherited the task of looking after their siblings and grandfather on their parents' death. Both work for a mining company, leaving the younger brothers in their grandfather' s care. But the elder brothers haven't been back for months. The film tackles the blatant ills of the Philippines ' educational system and its surrounding issues on poverty without being too preachy. It is quite good that the film is narrated and is shown through the point of view of the children; and as such, the presentation of the issues is filtered by their inherent naivete and innocence, making the exercise a lot more palatable yet poignant.

Hunghong sa Yuta (Earth's Whisperer) by Arnel Mardoquio
November 27, Thursday 3:30pm

"Earth's whisper." The English translation of "Hunghong sa Yuta" — the title of Arnel Mardoquio's film about war and peace in Mindanao — easily cues us on how to read this story about a clutch of deaf-mute children in a mountain community consisting of Christians, Muslims and Lumads, and the teacher from the city who introduces them to the alphabet and numbers. War between rebels and the military has devastated the community of Hinyok, its most telling casualty being children born without the ability to speak and hear, and whose fathers are nevertheless intent on training them to become fighters to defend their land. Vigo Cruz, artist and toy-maker, answers a posted notice about Hinyok's need for a teacher, and his work with the children brings joy and hope to the young war victims and their mothers.

Huling Balyan ng Buhi (Woven Stories of the Other) by Sherad Anthony Sanchez
November 27, Thursday, 6pm
Sponsored by Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) and Mindanao Peaceweavers

Huling Balyan ng Buhi is a war film, one that doesn't relish in the flagrant violence and casualties but speaks of and for the lives that are ultimately affected. Sanchez's film, instead of relying on the traditional narrative, crosscuts between real-time sequences that is more telling of the currency of conflict than what is manufactured by the creative mind of a screenwriter, who mostly merely rewrites personal impressions of war or what has been published in newspapers. The stories are finally woven together not by the common considerations of traditional narrative but by an overbearing feeling caused by prolonged warfare where no bet can ever be capable of winning. The thread that finally connects everything is inevitable loss: of a mother we'll never get to know, of a real reason to fight, of the last balyan, the final bastion of a cultural identity.

November 28, Friday

My Fake American Accent by Ned Trespaces (Cinemalaya 2008)
November 28, Friday 1pm

The film is a slice-of-life workplace comedy following the lives of technical support call center agents in the span of six months. Speaking with a fake American accent is a prerequisite for the job. This ensemble comedy is an inside look into the maddening, sleep-deprived, caffeine-fuelled lives of those who ply their trade in the call center industry.

Pepot Artista by Clodualdo del Mundo
November 28, Friday, 3:30pm

Pepot Artista is a comedy-musical that focuses on a ten-year-old boy whose dream is to become a movie star. Pepot, the dreamer, is surrounded by people who are equally dazzled by the movie world- from his own mother to the principal in his school to the impersonators in the neighborhood carnival. Coming from a poor family, Pepot overcomes adversity to have a chance at fulfilling his dream. He tackles school bullies, a strict teacher, and an unwelcoming world that fails to comprehend his intense desire to become a star. The story happens in the `70s when superstars brightened the film world in Pepot's country. The film explores the penchant of Filipinos for entertainment in the midst of serious social problems.

Barako: Small time, Big time Politics by Manolito C. Sulit

November 28, Friday, 6pm
Sponsored by Coalition for A Citizens Constitution (C4CC) and Code NGO

Barako is a haunting account of a young man's attempt to effect change in his town by gathering his friends around a kapihan called "barakuhan". In the absence of media, it effectively becomes a venue for the townsfolk to practice their democratic rights, colliding expectedly with the elite's political and economic interests. The movie starts glaringly with the American occupation of Batangas (early 1900) with the valiant Gen. Malvar and another local hero, Mateo Ilustre plotting its defense. It then takes us to a seemingly restive yet impoverished Batangueño community 100 years later, taking shifting points of view of the people from the grassroots, drawing them initially around one central figure, an unnamed character labeled only as the Publicist and later on, around yet another, Mando— referred to in the story (by the Publicist himself) as "ang tunay na barako".


November 28, Friday, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Ploning by Dante Garcia
November 28, Friday 8:30pm
Sponsored by the Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI)

The popular Cuyonon folk song, "Ploning" is the main inspiration for the film. It presents the story of a Cuyonon woman's promise, her struggle with hope and love told from the point of view of a young boy. It is a loving tribute to small-town life, folk tradition and timeless tenets; its textured characters, each with an affecting story to tell; its private locales; its actors' deeply-felt performances; and its shared insights about the different forms of love that bind people to each other. All of these elements come to bear on the principal story of Ploning (Judy Ann Santos), a selfless woman who mourns a departed love but doesn't let her private grief prevent her from helping many others with their personal problems.

November 29, Saturday


The Probe Team
Special Documentary Screening
November 29, Saturday, 1pm

Sponsored by
TAPAT – De La Salle University

Gintong Pamana (2008)

In 1981, Berto Morales, a farmer employed as a bulldozer operator in an irrigation project in Surigao, struck gold. He discovered a treasure trove of gold ornaments while bringing down a hill to collect filling materials. The discovery, hitherto unknown to the public, is among the largest collection of Philippine archaeological gold in the country as well as in the rest of the world. PROBE reporter Cheche Lazaro searches for Berto in Surigao and from then on, she uncovers that Berto's gold discovery takes many twist and turns -- involving threats to his life and family. With the help of historians and experts, Gintong Pamana reveals an amazing story about the Philippines ' forgotten civilization.

Gusto mo bang mag-migrate? (2004)

A first on Philippine television—get a glimpse of what reality has in store for those who seek that elusive greener pasture abroad. Probe Team artist-reporter Robert Alejandro returns from his grueling first 6 months in Vancouver , Canada and brings home a personal home video of his stay in the land of the maple leaf—from plunging to the depths of loneliness days after his arrival to apartment and job-hunting. Robert Alejandro is only one of the countless Filipinos who dare leave and try their luck elsewhere.


November 29, Saturday, 3pm


Alab aims to capture the idealism and intensity of student film makers and how they view the world in their young eyes.

Special Screening

Anino by Raymond Red

Winner of the Golden Palm at the Cannes International Film Festival, Raymond Red's Anino (Shadow, 2000) is a thirteen-minute short about a photographer from the provinces (Ronnie Lazaro) wandering about the streets of Manila. He meets a man in black (John Arcilla) just outside a church, and is nearly run over by an old man driving a car (Eddie Garcia); in between, he has a quiet interlude with a child (Ronnie Pulido). People meet, then meet again; harsh words are spoken, and violence inflicted. The film ends on what may be seen as either a hopeful or ironic note--it's up to you to decide which.

Live Musical Scoring
Philippine High School for the Arts Batch 2008


November 29, Saturday, 5:30pm
Sponsored by the Brewrats Radio
and 99.5 RT Rhythm of the City

Strangebrew was launched in early summer of 2001 on UNTV, and became a popular show among Filipino youth. It was hosted by Arvin "Tado" Jimenez, and Angel "Erning" Rivero. The show was directed by R.A. Rivera. The show also featured film makers Ramon Bautista and Jun Sabayton, playing odd characters. The reality comedy show features fun facts about how things are made in a factory, or making a movie. Trivial pursuits and road trip like episodes were produced, as means to make a transition from one topic to another.

defy and define
November 29, Saturday, 7:30pm to 8:30pm


by Raymond Red
November 29, Saturday 8:30pm
Sponsored by
San Beda Student Council – College of Arts and Sciences

On the eve of Bonifacio Day, we will be showing a re-mastered version of the film as it marks its 15th anniversary this year. Bayani is a tale about the rise, fall and resurrection of the "Katipunan" and its Supremo and a semi-biography of Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio. Noted for its heavy stylistics and painstaking attention to filmic detail, the biopic also tackles the momentous events surrounding the Philippine struggle against Spanish colonialism.

November 30, Sunday

Bunso by Ditsi Carolino
November 30, Sunday 3:30pm
Sponsored by World Vision

The film allows us to look into the bleak fate of children from the impoverished slums of the largest cities of the third world. The main character of the film is 11 year old Bunso, who is serving time for minor theft in the metropolis of Manila , in the Philippines . Together with Diosel, who is a few months older and 13 year old Tony, they are passed up against hundreds of adult prisoners in overcrowded cells, many of whom are sentenced for rape, murder and dealing drugs.

Tribu by Jim Libiran (Cinemalaya 2007)
November 30, Sunday, 6pm
Sponsored by Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP)
and the Loyola Film Circle

The movie depicts, in graphic detail, the gang culture of Tondo, a Manila slum notorious for its chaos, filth, poverty and violence. The story is told from the point of view of a 10-year-old boy who witnesses the violence as a gang avenges the death of one of its members. The gangs call themselves "tribes," thus the title "Tribu."

Namets by Emilio "Jay" Abello (Cinemalaya 2008)
November 30, Sunday 8:30pm

Namets is a colorful celebration of food as well as love, and the love of food above all, which is central to being Negrosanon and being Filipino. It follows the flirtation between Jacko and Cassie, two Negrenses who grew up in Bacolod , and whose lives revolve around food. The film will be shot on location in Negros Occidental and will be primarily in Hiligaynon, the language spoken in that region.

December 1, Monday

Brutus by Tara Illenberger (Cinemalaya 2008)
December 1, Monday 1pm
Sponsored by the University Student Council University of the Philippines Manila

Brutus tells the tale of two Mangyan children, hired by illegal loggers to smuggle wood from the mountains of Mindoro , as they embark on a dangerous journey to deliver the goods to the lowlands. In the process, they discover a world run by the greed of men, a world governed by ideologies that bring about the armed conflict that plagues the Mindoro highlands, the home of their own people.

Manoro by Brillante Mendoza
December 1, Monday 3:30pm
Sponsored by Team RP

A young girl tries to teach her elders a lesson about self-determination and respect in this drama inspired by actual events. The Aeta are indigenous people who have traditionally lived in the nation's mountain regions. However, after the eruption of a long-dormant volcano, an Aeta community is relocated to the nearby lowlands, and the children of the Aeta attend state-sponsored schools for the first time. Jonalyn is a 13-year-old girl who has just graduated from grade school and is eager to put her knowledge to use for the good of the community. When she learns that an upcoming election will choose the nation's new leader, she encourages the adults in her village to vote; however, she soon discovers that most of them can't read a ballot and have no idea how the voting process works. With the election only a few days away, Jonalyn organizes a crash course to teach the grown-ups in her community how to take part in the democratic process. However, not all of them are eager to learn, and when Jonalyn discovers her grandfather has gone missing during a hunting trip, she and her father set out to find him before Election Day rolls around.

Jay by Francis Xavier Pasion (Cinemalaya 2008)
December 1, Monday 6:00pm
Jay is the name of the two protagonists in the film, one is living, the other dead. The living Jay is producing a documentary of the dead Jay, a gay teacher who was brutally killed. As Jay recreates and examines the life of his subject, his own life is affected when he unravels his subject's hidden life and secret love.

Huling Byahe by Rom Dongeto
December 1, Monday, 8:30pm
Sponsored by Philippine Legislators' Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD)

"Huling Byahe" (The Final Journey) is a story of a young woman named Minda, an OFW returning to her tribal hometown after working abroad for six years—a chapter in her life that is shrouded in silence and from which she returned shaken and wounded. "Huling Biyahe" is a story of trials and courage amidst compelling issues confronting women—gender based violence, family planning, and migration. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Cordilleras and its colorful culture and rituals, "Huling Biyahe" is a film that behooves its audience to rethink harmony between customs/traditions and pressing, modern-day socio-economic issues.

December 2, Tuesday

Pisay by Auraeus Solito (Cinemalaya 2007)
December 2, Tuesday, 3:30pm

Pisay" relates the stories of eight Philippine Science High School (PSHS) students during the volatile 1980s when the Philippines was in its greatest moment in history- as the Marcos Dictatorship is ousted by the 1986 People Power Revolution to Cory Aquino's New Government- as they come of age in a time filled with excitement, conflict and change.

Signos by Mike de Leon
December 2, Tuesday 6pm
Sponsored by POLITIKA – University of the Philippines Diliman

The assassination of Ninoy Aquino in August 1983, generally believed to be the work of the military, became a key moment in Philippine history for a renewed opposition to Marcos. In the same year, Mike de Leon made Signos (1983). The film is an independent Brecthian styled documentary about the anti-censorship protest movement, labor and student rallies, and the funeral of Aquino. Signos is Mike de Leon's first attempt at an explicitly political film and it is his first film outside mainstream cinema. It was produced on a limited and non-commercial scale by the progressive nongovernmental organization, Asia Visions, known for producing socially relevant films. The screening of Signos is a once in a lifetime chance to see an unreleased work of one of the most brilliant filmmaker that Philippine Cinema has produced.


Videoke sa Sine
December 2, Tuesday, 7:30pm to 8:30pm


Kakabakaba Ka Ba? (Will Your Heart Beat Faster?)
by Mike de Leon
December 2, Tuesday 8:30pm

Mike de Leon's wittily demented musical satire about Japanese yakuza, Chinese gangsters, bohemian hedonism, and the Catholic Church. "Undoubtedly, one of the finest Filipino comedy films ever made, KAKABAKABA KA BA is refreshing, literate, and very engrossing. It says more about our society than many of the so-called important films of recent vintage. In fact, it "was considered by critics as one of the landmark films of the 1980's in its absurd, comical, and irreverent treatment of an otherwise serious theme about foreign control of the Philippine economy… had to hurdle the censors, who originally sought to ban the film for its alleged racist attacks against the Japanese and the Chinese." [CCP Encyclopedia: Film]

For more details and a complete listing of the screening schedules/ activities, visit:,

or e-mail

You may also reach us at 09054292539 or 5729180.

PAEA Presents "Titser, Bawal Ang Nakasimangot sa Klasrum."

PAEA presents
"Titser, Bawal Ang Nakasimangot sa Klasrum."
Today’s Humor in the Classroom
November 29, 2008, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
PETA Bldg. Studio A & B

Have you been grouchy in your class? Arrogant? Bad-tempered? Chances are, your students have already labeled you as masungit. Some have probably wanted to skip from your class.

Humor is one of the best methods in helping students learn, that is at least for those who have the sense to understand humor’s significance in today’s lifestyle. However, our Filipino patriarchal mindset has created a tremendous gap between teacher-student relationship. The teacher, with that powers that be, has wittingly or unwittingly put himself into a pedestal which students are unable to reach. Added to that are still many factors that affect the teacher’s temperament which then influence the classroom mood. If only the student can say, "Tister, bawal ang nakasimangot sa klasrum."

When you are in a laughing, funny mode, your students learn a great deal from you. Nakakatawa ka naman ba? Anyone’s sense of humor, most especially that of the teacher can contribute greatly in effecting a positive scenario while promoting a comfortable social environment and encouraging a healthy rapport within the classroom. It is in this setting that the children’s willingness to learn increase. Nagpapatawa ka ba? Resourcefull teachers know how to use their humor and they become very effective that the students become well-motivated and learning is more enhanced. Paano ka magpatawa? Do students find you really funny? Or corny? Is there never a dull moment in your classroom? Do they look forward to attending your class? If not, learn from the authorities, listen to their funniest moments and laugh out loud.

8:00 to 9:00 am Registration/ Breakfast/ Networking
9:00 to 9:05 am Alegria O. Ferrer National Anthem
Aliw Awardee
9:05 to 9:10 am Alegria O. Ferrer Doxology
9:10 to 9:15 am Jane Arrieta Ebarle Welcome Remarks
President, PAEA
9:15 to 10:15 am Edru R. Abraham "Pampatawa."
President, KontraGapi
10:15 to 12:00am Henry S. Tenedero "Nakakatawa ka ba?"
President, Mindful Ideas
12:00nn to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 to 1:30 pm Edru R. Abraham "Nakakatawa ka pa ba?".
1:30 to 2:30 pm F. Landa Jocano "Nagpapatawa ka ba?"
Professor Emeritus, Asian Center, University of the Philippines
2:30 to 3:30 pm Dr. Leticia P. Ho "Baka pinagtatawanan ka?"
Former Dean, College of Education, University of the Philippines
3:30 to 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 to 5:30 pm Soxy Topacio "Di yata ako natawa."
Phil. Educational Theater Association
5:30 onwards Distribution of Certificates

Target Audience: Educators and administrators from public and private schools, Elementary, High School and College levels.

Seminar Fee: P800.00 inclusive of 2 snacks and 1 lunch. Cash/check payment should be made on-site. Also inclusive of the Certificate of Attendance.

UP Creative Industries Conference Launched

Philippine Conference on Global Prospectus for the Arts
University of the Philippines, Diliman

UP Creative Industries Conference Launched

The UP College of Arts and Letters, The UP College of Fine Arts, The UP College of Music and The UP College of Architecture, with the support of Intellectual Property Office (IP) Philippines, will hold The Philippine Conference on Global Prospectus for the Arts on 27-28 November 2008 at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The conference organizers are Arts and Letters Dean and National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario, Fine Arts Dean Tina Colayco, Music Dean Ramon Acoymo, Architecture Dean Dan Silvestre and IP Philippines Director-General Adrian Cristobal Jr.

Conference speakers and discussants include Cultural Center of the Philippines President Nestor Jardin, Summit Media general manager Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, Architect Cathy Saldaña, singer and artist manager Carlo Orosa, artist Reggie Yuson, cultural icon Gilda Cordero Fernando, visual artist and broadcast journalist Robert Alejandro, architect and planner Maria Cristina Turalba, Bohol Arts and Cultural Heritage Council Lutgardo Labad, Barasoain Kalinangan theater group director Armand Sta. Ana, Tagbilaran's Diocesan Cultural Heritage Commission chair Fr. Valentino Pinlac, Architect Dinky Consunji-Laperal, violinist Coke Bolipata, and IP professionals Ang Kwee Tiang, Atty. Emma Francisco, and Atty. Jesus Antonio Ros.

The conference is designed for creative artists, scholars and other practitioners from architecture/ landscape architecture, the visual, musical and literary arts, and the other allied disciplines. Through the conference, it is hoped that practitioners will be able to share experiences, identify key strengths and assess various determinants that will help sustain the creative industries for the many years to come.

A registration fee of P1000 (good for two days) will be charged to each conference participant. Participants will be entitled to conference giveaways and the opportunity to interact with movers and shakers in the country's creative industries.

Registration will start at 9 AM. For more information, please contact the Creative Industries conference Secretariat at 9287508 and 9818500 extension 2104 or email at creativeindustriesc on@gmail. com.

UP Theater Council Returns To The Theater Scene With COMEBACK!

Fifteen years after, the UP Theater Council (UPTC), a recognized student theater organization in UP Diliman is back with COMEBACK! - a twinbill theater production featuring potential TC playwrights Krystel Dionisio's '3D: Usapang Dyuts Doobidoobidoo Delusyon' and Carlo Cannu's 'Couture.'

UPTC was initially conceived during the year 1993 in Diliman. Since then, the organization became a home to many of our established and respected artists today in the field of theater, film, television, education, journalism and advertising. Notable artists include Mario Magallona, Eugene Domingo, Frances Makil-Ignacio, Candy Pangilinan, Dolly De Leon, Mailes Kanapi, Harlene Bautista-Sarmenta, Dante Nico Garcia, Issa Lopez, Ricky Ibe, Edwin Serrano, Dave Tolentino, Armie Arnaldo, Rudolph Baldonado, Christian Lopez, Elmir Castillo, Dexter Santos, Tuxqs Rutaquio, Joey Ting, John Neil Ilao Batalla, Voltaire de Jesus, Ohm David, Jobin Ballesteros, Jethro Joaquin, Gemma Geslani, Lloyd Navera, Chyna Roxas, Rico Gutierrez, Mimi Yapchiongco, Patricia Valenzuela, Geraldine Malacaman-Villamil, Chris Martinez, John Lapus, Justeen Niebres, Andoy Ranay, Roy San Luis, Jojet Gorrez
and Tonsi Ignacio.

Lito Casaje's 'Separasyon' , directed by theater stalwart Anton Juan Jr., was the first production of UPTC. Other memorable productions include Allan Palileo's 'Kapatiran: The Musical' and 'Hilakbot', Chris Martinez's 'Sa Sabado Sa Sam's' and 'Last Order Sa Penguin' and the famous social-satire variety show 'Break-a-Leg' series shown every after two years.

This 2008-2009 UPTC season, television / theater director-critic Joey Ting returns home directing the twinbill production with Greek-based theater set designer Ohm David, lights designer Paolo Paulino, video designer Winter David, graphics designer Dickens Polidario and
costume designer Marnelli Puyot, currently the president of UP Quill.

'3D' cast are Arnold Cao, Mark Jacob, Cara Mesina, Mercedes Cabral, Carlo Garcia, Ram Tolentino, Kimmy Maclang, Via Antonio, Abbu Reynoso, Jonjie Rivera, Ria Paz, Lehner Mendoza, Mike Magallona, Dave Tolentino and Ian De Ausen while 'Couture' cast are Vincent de Jesus, Ariel Diccion, Delphine Buencamino, Ria Paz and Cai Cortez.

UPTC is in collaboration with UP Quill.

Comeback! performances will be shown this December 6, 7 and 8, 2008 with 3pm and 7pm shows at the Tanghalang Hermogenes Ylagan, Kolehiyo ng Arte at Literatura, UP Diliman. For ticket inquiries, please contact UPTC Council Mistress-Production Manager Trixie Dauz at
0915-5362213 or visit

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bea Valdes Presents Bedtime Stories @ SLab

Designer Bea Valdes presents Bedtime Stories, an exhibit of sculptures of animals adorned with crystals and semi-precious stones. Inspired by fairy tales, these whimsical creatures bring us into a darkened landscape where the sinister lurk with the enchanted. Fable and folklore, as we find all throughout the history of oral literature, were often embellished with exaggerated or gruesome details as stories were passed on from one person to the next. Women, who sat in groups as they worked on tasks such as knitting and spinning, often recounted such tales of gore.

Valdes, a graduate of the University of the Philippines and the Inchbald School in London, is a much awarded and published designer often seen on the pages of Vogue, W and Harpers. Known to be a staunch supporter of local artisans and their craft, Valdes received the Katha Award for Creative Excellence in Accessory Design in 2006.

Bedtime Stories by Bea Valdes runs from November 28, 2008 to January 3, 2009 at SLab. The artist will be present at the opening on Friday, Nov.28, 6-9 pm.

Visit SLab at 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. For more information, call 8160044/ 09052650873, email or visit /

Bea Valdes
Fawn, 2008
Photo by Rachel Rillo

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Concerto (Limited Manila Screening)

Title: Concerto (Limited Manila Screening)
Date: Wednesday 19 November 2008
Time: 10:00 - 10:00
Location: Indie Sine – Robinson’s Galleria, SM North, SM South Mall, SM Megamall, & Glorietta 4

Notes: “Concerto” by Paul Alexander Morales is about how, in the last part of World War II, a special piano concert is held in the forests of Davao. In these boondocks, a displaced Filipino family becomes acquainted with a group of Japanese officers, similarly camped nearby. Based on true stories from the director's family, “Concerto” celebrates a family whose reverence for life, expressed through their love of music and friendship, can survive even war, and shows how beauty and compassion can grow in even the harshest of situations.

Aside from featuring Japanese actors, the film stars Jay Aquitania, Shamaine Buencamino, Nonoy Froilan, Meryll Soriano, Elijah Castillo, Alyssa Marie Lescano, & introducing Yna Asistio. It features “Niña's Theme” composed by the director's grandmother Norma Campo Ezpeleta as well as other works by Abelardo, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann-Liszt. It also has piano performances by Meryll Soriano, Yna Asistio, Abby Clutario, NAMCYA winner Stephanie Cruz, 2007 Aliw Awardee Mary Anne Espina, and musical director Jed Balsamo.

The film is also slated to open the Mindanao Film Festival on 14 December at the Gaisano Mall Cinemas.

Global Prospectus for the Arts in the Philippines: Artists for the Creative Industries

Global Prospectus for the Arts in the Philippines:
Artists for the Creative Industries


I. Rationale

The Philippines is looking closely at creative industries and its impact to economy and development. The mapping of creative industries in the country, among other initiatives for the sector, is currently being undertaken by government to guide policymakers. There is a need to develop a clear understanding of the various initiatives in the sector. Practitioners can benefit from knowing the context of their industry vis-à-vis local and global trends.

Architecture/ landscape architecture, and the visual, musical and literary arts have been identified as major contributors to the creative industry, providing content that can be applied to products and services for both local and international consumption. Artists and scholars from these identified sectors have yet to come together to discuss issues, share knowledge and develop recommendations that will help their respective industries to flourish. It is critical to get together and share a common vision for the development of the creative industry, specifically in the identified sectors.

II. Project Description

Global Prospectus for the Arts in the Philippines is designed for creative artists, scholars and other practitioners from architecture/ landscape architecture, and the visual, musical and literary arts. Through the conference, it is hoped that practitioners will be able to share experiences, identify key strengths and assess various determinants that will help sustain the creative industries for the many years to come.

Day 1 of the conference aims to provide a global and national perspective of the creative industry sector particularly in the visual, musical and literary arts and its applications. Keynote addresses, to be delivered by national experts and a speaker from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will provide the local and global context of the ensuing sessions. Successful models of creative initiatives will also be shared by key personalities in their respective fields including processes to develop products and services from creation of original content to profit generation, provide an overview of practices – what works and what doesn’t, and recommend good practice.

Part I of Day 2 of the conference will be a sharing of experiences and key practices from community initiatives led by non-government organizations. The session will discuss community-based practices to develop cultural products and services, and working in the context of a community.

Part II provides an economic perspective to the discussions of the conference. It will be a presentation of the WIPO Study on the economic contribution of copyright-based industries in the Philippines. It will also identify issues and concerns surrounding the visual, literary and media arts that impacts copyright-based industries.

At least two hundred (200) delegates are expected to attend the conference.

The proposed program for the conference is attached as Annex 1.

III. Project Objectives and Expected Outcomes

The Conference aims to:

1. Gather practitioners in architecture/ landscape architecture, the visual, literary and musical arts to share experience – what works and what doesn’t – in the context of local and global trends for the creative industry.

2. Identify issues and develop recommendations to grow and sustain the identified industries

Recommendations from the conference will be communicated to relevant organizations as input to government initiatives to develop the sector.

IV. Implementation Arrangements

The Deans of the University of the Philippines’ Colleges of Arts and Letters (National Artist and Professor Virgilio Almario), Fine Arts (Professor Tina Colayco), Architecture (Professor Dan Silvestre) and Music (Professor Ramon Acoymo) together with IP Philippines Director General (Atty. Adrian Cristobal Jr.) are the lead convenors of the conference.

V. Participant’s Profile

The participants will come from architecture/ landscape architecture, the visual, literary and musical arts sectors of the creative industries including key stakeholders from the academe, government, international organizations and the private sector.

Global Prospectus for the Arts in the Philippines:
Artists for the Creative Industries
Abelardo Hall, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
27-28 November 2008


27 November, Day 1

0900H Registration

0930H Opening Ceremonies

Philippine National Anthem – Prof. Ramon Acoymo, Dean, U.P. College of Music

Opening Remarks - Dr. Sergio S. Cao, Chancellor, University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD)

Message- Atty. Adrian Cristobal Jr., Director-General, Intellectual Property (IP) Office Philippines

1000H Session 1: Global and National Perspective on the Creative Industries and the Arts

Keynote Speakers:


Overview of the Arts in the Philippines – Mr. Nestor Jardin , President, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)

Global Perspective – Mr. Dimiter Gantchev, Acting Director, Creative Industries Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Convener – Prof. Ramon Acoymo, Dean, UP College of Music

Moderator – Prof. Gemma Malicdem, College Secretary, UP College of Music

1200H Lunch Break

1330H Session 2: Managing the Arts

The session aims to present successful models of creative initiatives including processes to develop products and services from creation of original content to profit generation and provide an overview of practices – what works and what doesn’t. The panel will be composed of key personalities who have made globally in their respective fields -- Advertising, Music, Furniture Design/Visual Arts and Architecture/ Landscape Architecture.

Speaker – Ms. Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, General Manager, Summit Media

Convener – Prof. Tina Colayco, Dean, UP College of Fine Arts/ Publisher and Founder, Art Post Asia

Moderator - Prof. Ruben de Jesus, Assistant Professor, UP College of Fine Arts

1415H Panel Discussion

1. Mr. Marlon Rivera, President and Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Manila

2. Prof. Ryan Cayabyab, former Executive and Arts Director, San Miguel Foundation for the Performing Arts.

3. Mr. Kenneth Cobonpue, furniture design leader

4. Archt. Cathy Saldaña, United Architects of the Philippines (UAP)

1500H Break

1515H Session 3: Artists as Entrepreneurs

Local and individual initiatives that have spurred successful businesses will be discussed in the session. It aims to provide a perspective from the artist as creator and as entrepreneur. The panel will be composed of key personalities in Sculpture/Visual Arts, Publishing/Literary Arts, Jewelry Design/Visual Arts and Architecture/ Landscape Architecture.

Speaker – Mr. Carlo Orosa, singer, star builder and artist manager

Convener – Prof. and Archt. Dan Silvestre, Dean, UP College of Architecture / Founder, DA Silvestre and Associates (DASA)

Moderator - Prof. Gerard Rey Lico, Campus Architect, UP Diliman

1600H Panel Discussion

1. Mr. Reggie Yuson, visual artist

2. Ms. Gilda Cordero Fernando, writer, publisher, cultural activist and icon

3. Mr. Robert Alejandro, visual artist, book designer and television reporter

4. Archt. Joven Ignacio, visual artist and architect

1645H Summary and synthesis of Day 1.

1700H Cocktails

1800H Concert Featuring The U.P. Jazz Orchestra

28 November, Day 2

0900H Session 4a: Case Studies of Community-Based Industries

Community based initiatives have helped create niche markets for creative services locally and internationally. This session aims to discuss and share the context of creating viable creative initiatives within the context of the community and present case studies as models. Panelists will be led by a community organizer; discussants will be key leaders of community-based organizations who have initiated sustainable creative work.

Speaker – Mr. Lutgardo Labad, Director, Teatro Bol-Anon

Convener – Prof. Virgilio S. Almario, National Artist for Literature and Dean, UP College of Arts and Letters

Moderator – Prof. Jose Wendell Capili, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UP College of Arts and Letters

0945H Break

1000H Panel Discussion

1. Mr. Armand Sta. Ana, Artistic Director, Barasoain Kalinangan theater group

2. Mr. Alfonso "Coke" Bolipata, Executive Director, Miriam College Center for Applied Music

3. Archt. Dinky Consunji-Laperal, Director and Treasurer, DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI)

1200H Lunch Break

Host: University of the Philippines President Emerlinda R. Roman

1330H Session 5: Managing IP in Creative Industries

The session provides inputs to the sector in terms of managing creative enterprises using collective management of copyright and the trademark system and considering the challenges of a digital environment for creative industries to add value that will benefit the business bottom line.



Ang Kwee Tiang, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers

Atty. Emma C. Francisco, President, Intellectual Property Professors Association

Atty. Jesus Antonio Z. Ros, Bureau of Trademarks, IP Philippines

Convener – Atty. Louie Calvario, IP Office Philippines

Moderator – Ms. Precious Lejano, IP Office Philippines

1500H Break

1515H Session 6: Development of Policy Statements

1700H Conference Summary and Presentation of Resolutions

1730H Conference Cocktails

1830H World Premiere of Dulaang U.P.’s “Atang”, a musical based on the life of National Artist Atang de la Rama

Venue- Wilfrido Maria Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, U.P. Diliman

Cast – Ms. Frances Makil-Ignacio, Ms. Shamaine Centenera-Buencamin o, Ms. Ayen Munji-Laurel, Ms. Bituin Escalante, Mr. Ricky Ibe, Ms. Jacinta Remulla, Mr. Mitoy Sta. Ana, Mr. Eric de la Cruz, Mr. Arkel Mendoza and The Dulaang U.P. ensemble

Script- Mr. Floy Quintos, playwright, scriptwriter and television director

Direction- Prof. Alexander Cortez, Artistic Director, Dulaang U.P.

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