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Pinoy & French Stars at HKIFF

Ms. Catherine Deneuve at the Red Carpet Opening Ceremony. Photo provided by FDCP.

Ms. Catherine Deneuve at the Red Carpet Opening Ceremony. Photo provided by FDCP.

From FDCP:

The 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) had it’s first-ever “Philippines Day” last March 30, 2014. The whole-day event revolved around the Hong Kong premieres of the films “On the Job,” directed by Erik Matti, a sensation at the 2013 Cannes Director’s Fortnight, and “Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel,” directed by Chris D. Martinez, the latest chapter in a smashingly successful comedy franchise, as well as the presentation of the short-film “The Heart of the Storm.” Made by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), “The Heart of the Storm” chronicles the recent tragedy of typhoon Haiyan and the devastation that fell upon Tacloban City last November 2013. Following the screening of the short-film, the HKIFF society presented a donation of HKD 25, 000 to the Philippine Red Cross. A portion of ticket sales will be donated for the relief of the typhoon victims.

At the Red Carpet Opening Ceremony, (L to R): HKIFF Executive Director Roger Garcia, Piolo Pascual, Eugene Domingo, Joel Torre, and FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos. Photo provided by FDCP.

At the Red Carpet Opening Ceremony, (L to R): HKIFF Executive Director Roger Garcia, Piolo Pascual, Eugene Domingo, Joel Torre, and FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos. Photo provided by FDCP.

Filipinos fill the Grand Theatre at the Philippines Day event of the HKIFF. Photo provided by FDCP.

Filipinos fill the Grand Theatre at the Philippines Day event of the HKIFF. Photo provided by FDCP.

FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos introduced the short-film to the audience in attendance and broke the news of the upcoming “International Film Commission’s Conference on Climate Change” that the FDCP has organized for June 25 to be held in Manila, Philippines. The hope is that this important conference will induce more awareness among film counterparts and the audiovisual communities and organizations world-wide on the changing patterns of our climate. He concluded, “After all, this is our planet and we are all stakeholders in it. We all need to preserve and protect to insure its well-being. “

FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos and acting Philippine Consul General Ms. Rosanna Villamor-Voogel (1st and 2nd from left, respectively) accept the donation from HKIFF Executive Director Roger Garcia and Ms. Catherine Deneuve (1st and 2nd from right, respectively). Photo provided by FDCP.

FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos and acting Philippine Consul General Ms. Rosanna Villamor-Voogel (1st and 2nd from left, respectively) accept the donation from HKIFF Executive Director Roger Garcia and Ms. Catherine Deneuve (1st and 2nd from right, respectively). Photo provided by FDCP.

Executive Director of the HKIFF Roger Garcia and special guest Ms. Catherine Deneuve presented the donation to Chairman Briccio Santos and Ms. Rosanna Villamor-Voogel, the acting Philippine Consul General. Ms. Catherine Deneuve is a legendary French actress most known for her work in films such as “Le Dernier Métro” and “Indochine.” Ms. Denueve was extended an invitation by Chairman Santos to grace the opening of the “International Film Commission’s Conference on Climate Change.” Also on stage were Filipino stars Piolo Pascual and Joel Torre from “On the Job,” Eugene Domingo from “Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel”. Piolo and Eugene came straight from the Asian Film Awards where Eugene was nominated for Best Actress for her work in “Barber’s Tales”.  Mimi Juareza from “Quick Change” was also nominated in the same awards night.

At the Red Carpet Opening Ceremony, (L to R): Piolo Pascual, Eugene Domingo, and Joel Torre. Photo provided by FDCP.

At the Red Carpet Opening Ceremony, (L to R): Piolo Pascual, Eugene Domingo, and Joel Torre. Photo provided by FDCP.

Ms. Catherine Deneuve (center) speaks at the donation ceremony. Photo provided by FDCP.

Ms. Catherine Deneuve (center) speaks at the donation ceremony. Photo provided by FDCP.

“The Heart of the Storm” short film is an 8 minutes long documentary aimed at providing viewers with a firsthand account of the recent tragedy. Taken from footage captured by the FDCP team during a trip to the Leyte provinces to witness the aftermath. It shows the daunting task of rebuilding the lives of the victims, which is a storm in itself. The documentary is meant to give the public a glimpse of what lies ahead for a population still rearing from collective shock and many uncertainties.

At the Red Carpet Opening Ceremony, (L to R): Piolo Pascual, HKIFF Executive Director Roger Garcia, Joel Torre, and FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos. Photo provided by FDCP.

At the Red Carpet Opening Ceremony, (L to R): Piolo Pascual, HKIFF Executive Director Roger Garcia, Joel Torre, and FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos. Photo provided by FDCP.

Eugene Domingo (3rd from right) and Filipino fans at the Philippines Day event. Photo provided by FDCP.

Eugene Domingo (3rd from right) and Filipino fans at the Philippines Day event. Photo provided by FDCP.

Executive Director of the HKIFF Roger Garcia conceptualized the “Philippines Day” event hoping to bring focus to Filipino films gaining popularity worldwide. At the same time provide new Filipino films for the numerous Filipinos based in Hong Kong. Filipinos filled up the venue from communities based in Hong Kong. They showed up to the red carpet and premiere screenings to see their home-grown stars, and even stayed post-screening for the special Q&A sessions with the films’ actors.

FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos and Catherine Deneuve at the Red Carpet Ceremony of the Philippines Day. Photo provided by FDCP.

FDCP Chairman Briccio Santos and Catherine Deneuve at the Red Carpet Ceremony of the Philippines Day. Photo provided by FDCP.

The 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival takes place from March 24 to April 7 primarily at the Hong Kong Cultural Center and then other nearby venues. The festival’s special section “The Glories of Filipino Cinema” included Jun Robles Lana’s “Barber’s Tales,” Lav Diaz’s “Norte, The End of History,” Elwood Perez’s “Otso,” Eduardo Roy Jr.’s “Quick Change,” and Brillante Mendoza’s “Sapi.”

The Red Carpet at the Philippines Day event of the HKIFF at the Hong Kong Cultural Center. Photo provided by FDCP.

The Red Carpet at the Philippines Day event of the HKIFF at the Hong Kong Cultural Center. Photo provided by FDCP. 

Best of Pinoy Ballet in PASINAYA

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

How else will anyone be able to see the most renowned Ballet companies in the country perform in one place?  PASINAYA fest is one of the big events to bring Ballet Philippines, Ballet Manila, Halili Cruz School of Ballet, Maqiling Ballet, Claraval School of Ballet together and bring them to a wider audience.

from left: Ballet Phil Artistic Dir. Paul Alexander Morales, Tanghalang Pilipino Artistic Dir Nanding Josef, Teatro Lasalliano Artistic Dir Nazer Salcedo and MADZ Musical Director Mark Anthony Carpio. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ballet Phil Artistic Dir. Paul Alexander Morales, Tanghalang Pilipino Artistic Dir Nanding Josef, Teatro Lasalliano Artistic Dir Nazer Salcedo and MADZ Musical Director Mark Anthony Carpio. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Phil performed w Tanghalang Pilipino actors at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Phil performed w Tanghalang Pilipino actors at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Held last March 16, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines PASINAYA is a multi arts festival, which gathers Filipino music, dance, theater, award winning short films and even food. The affordability of P50 allows more people to watch all these different shows, especially ballet.

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines’ Katherine Trofeo and Jean Marc Cordero excerpt ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines’ Katherine Trofeo and Jean Marc Cordero excerpt ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

CCP Artistic Director Chris Millado said, “That’s the whole idea, its audience development. The message we’re sending out there is its accessible. In fact the P50 is a suggested donation. You don’t have to pay anything if you like. You can pay 1 peso, 20 pesos, 50 pesos, you can pay more if you like. The whole idea is to communicate to audiences that there is labor there is effort into creating art and reaching in your pockets for 50 pesos is your way of supporting the arts and making it sustainable and supporting the artists who create it.”

Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

PASINAYA according to him also encourages more people to seek out other shows in the CCP the rest of the year. Ballet Philippines in fact will have a restaging of the critically praised LA REVOLUCION FILIPINA whose music was composed by Ryan Cayabyab. Jean Marc Cordero will reprise his role as Mabini.

Ballet Philippines’ Katherine Trofeo and Jean Marc Cordero excerpt ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines’ Katherine Trofeo and Jean Marc Cordero excerpt ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines’ Katherine Trofeo and Jean Marc Cordero excerpt ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines’ Katherine Trofeo and Jean Marc Cordero excerpt ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Internationally heralded dance troupes in PASINAYA included Salinlahi Pangkat Mananayaw, Lahing Batangan Dance Troupe, Phil Barangay Folk Dance Troupe, Nicola Ayoub Dance Performance, Airdance, Batang Ramon Obusan, Sining Bulakeño, Seven Dance Company, Mga Anak ni Inang Daigdig.

Tanghalang Pilipino actors at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Tanghalang Pilipino actors at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

There were many prestigious universities and schools who gave dance performances: UP Dance Company, Saint Benilde Romancon Dance Company, Rizal Technological University Dance Troupe, Renee Grace Rose Villa School of Performing Arts, Diwayanis Dance Theater (Batangas State University), Sinig Kumintang ng Batangas Kidz, Lyceum Dance Company, CEU Dance Troupe, Iskolar Dance Company with the Iskolar Calbayog Rondalla, Bulacan State University Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Troupe, Kahayag Dance Company, Kaloob Music and Dance Ministry, Sindaw Philippines Performing Arts Guild and CCP Dance School BP Kids.

For further details check the CCP website: http://culturalcenter.gov.ph/

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista 

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ballet Philippines’ Katherine Trofeo with Jean Marc Cordero and Richardson Yadao with Carissa Adea excerpt ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ballet Philippines’ Katherine Trofeo with Jean Marc Cordero and Richardson Yadao with Carissa Adea excerpt ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Ballet Phil performed w Tanghalang Pilipino actors at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Phil performed w Tanghalang Pilipino actors at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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2nd from left in black: Ballet Phil Artistic Dir. Paul Alexander Morales with Ballet Phil dancers. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

2nd from left in black: Ballet Phil Artistic Dir. Paul Alexander Morales with Ballet Phil dancers. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea (in pink) Ballet Phil performed w Tanghalang Pilipino actors at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea (in pink) Ballet Phil performed w Tanghalang Pilipino actors at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet Philippines during finale at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao of Ballet Phil perform an excerpt from ROCK SUPREMO at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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PASINAYA’s Cultural Mile

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

For the past 10 years PASINAYA, a multi arts festival has attracted thousands to the CCP to appreciate Filipino music, dance, theater film and food. For one day a year, a greater number of people can watch performances from Tanghalang Pilipino, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Madrigal Singers , Bayanihan National Folkdance Company , Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra for the price of P50.

Crowds gather to watch the CEU Dance Troupe at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Crowds gather to watch the CEU Dance Troupe at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Barkadas pose in front of PASINAYA sign at CCP last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Barkadas pose in front of PASINAYA sign at CCP last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

More than 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based and school-based artistic groups participated. Other CCP Resident Companies who performed were: UST Symphony Orchestra, Philippine Ballet Theater, NAMCYA winner- Baao Children & Youth Choir and Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group.

More than 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based and school-based artistic groups participated during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

More than 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based and school-based artistic groups participated during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Partner establishments from right: Metropolitan Museum Dir Sandra Palomar Kwan, Mabuhay Rest Stop GM Gina Lumawig, BAHAY TSINOY director Meah Ang See, Chief Tourism officer of Intramuros Administration Sandra Martinez, Museo Pambata Executive Dir Maricel Montero, Jeepney Tours Managing Director Clang Garcia and NCCA Culture and Arts officer John Paul. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Partner establishments from right: Metropolitan Museum Dir Sandra Palomar Kwan, Mabuhay Rest Stop GM Gina Lumawig, BAHAY TSINOY director Meah Ang See, Chief Tourism officer of Intramuros Administration Sandra Martinez, Museo Pambata Executive Dir Maricel Montero, Jeepney Tours Managing Director Clang Garcia and NCCA Culture and Arts officer John Paul. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The PASINAYA festival held last March 16, 2014 has become so well attended it expanded to Metropolitan Museum of Manila, 1335 Mabini, Mabuhay Restop, Bahay Tsinoy, NCCA Gallery, Casa Manila, Museo Pambata, National Art Gallery, Museum of the Filipino People.

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ballet Phil Artistic Dir. Paul Alexander Morales, Tanghalang Pilipino Artistic Dir Nanding Josef, Teatro Lasalliano Artistic Dir Nazer Salcedo, MADZ Musical Director Mark Anthony Carpio and CCP Artistic Dir Chris Millado. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Ballet Phil Artistic Dir. Paul Alexander Morales, Tanghalang Pilipino Artistic Dir Nanding Josef, Teatro Lasalliano Artistic Dir Nazer Salcedo, MADZ Musical Director Mark Anthony Carpio and CCP Artistic Dir Chris Millado. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

CCP Artistic Director Chris Millado shared the positive feedback from their partners, “They were looking at the people from the stage they were really proud to be a part of it. Initially when I made a round of the museums the crowds were very very encouraging especially BAHAY TSINOY who were overwhelmed by it, the Metropolitan and National Museum.”

More than 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based and school-based artistic groups participated during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

More than 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based and school-based artistic groups participated during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The crowds attracted to the show in CCP and the proximity of the partner museums was a successful combination, “We hope to come up with more collaborations like this not only once a year but also innovate with some other activities that would bring in other interest groups. For example what if Museums collaborate to attract 30 somethings. We can transform these museum spaces into after hours party events. There are many other things in the pipeline of collaboration and making different institutions work together so everyone benefits in this cross marketing and cross audience development efforts.”

Nora Aunor and Ricky Lee at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nora Aunor and Ricky Lee at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jeepney Tours brought visitors to different sections of the extra mile. This refers to the culture mile between Intramuros and CCP and all the establishments in between. Specialized colorful jeepneys provided free transportation from the CCP to these different sections:

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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THE ROXAS BOULEVARD-ERMITA STRIP

Metropolitan Museum of Manila has a variety of thematic exhibitions ranging from pre colonial artifacts, religious icons and late 19th century pantings, as well as contemporary artistic expressions such as National Artist Napoleon Abueva’s “Abueva: the Power of Form,” “Winter Garden: the Exploration of Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art,” the semi-permanent exhibit “Philippine Contemporary Art Exhibition,” and the Met’s permanent exhibits of gold and pottery from the 8th to 13th  century, religious art pieces, and paintings by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo.

1335 Mabini is one of the newest contemporary Art spaces in Manila. They feature engaging works by contemporary artists from here and abroad. They are currently exhibiting Mark Salvatus “Several Souvenirs” and Sofia Goscinski: “I Love You”.

Mabuhay Restop is a Gawad Kalinga social enterprise which seeks to promote social tourism and entrepreneurship. Located in Rizal Park guests get to enjoy Filipino food culture and the arts.

From right Rak f Aegis cast member Phi Palmos who is also a co screenwriter of Filmmaker Emmanuel Dela Cruz, Ching Danseco and James Peñera. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

From right Rak f Aegis cast member Phi Palmos who is also a co screenwriter of Filmmaker Emmanuel Dela Cruz, Ching Danseco and James Peñera. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Gian Magdangal (seated center) surrounded by ladies from left: Celine Fabie (Patsy Patchochay), CJ Mangahis (Mary Walter) and Tricia Amper Jimenez (Hanna San). KATY the musical press con at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Gian Magdangal (seated center) surrounded by ladies from left: Celine Fabie (Patsy Patchochay), CJ Mangahis (Mary Walter) and Tricia Amper Jimenez (Hanna San). KATY the musical press con at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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KALAW INTRAMUROS STRIP

Bahay Tsinoy is a lifestyle museum that focuses on the history and achievements of the Chinese Filipino community in the context of Philippine history, art and culture. Some Chinese games were conducted like Te Tit, Chinese Dama and Chinese Jackstones.

NCCA Gallery current exhibit is in line with the Calidad Humana project. NGITI features entries for the painting contest that aims to capture the essence of Filipino human quality as expressed through smiles.

Casa Manila creates an atmosphere that allows visitors to travel to the past. You can experience the life if an ilustrado in 19th century Philippines through the recreation of a bahay na bato in Binondo, Manila.

Museo Pambata is a popular interactive museum offering educational exhibitions. Various subjects are highlighted such as Philippine history, ecology and the environment, the universe, the human body and the community.

Photo of Ramon Orlina sculpture as part of I AM FILIPINO exhibit at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Photo of Ramon Orlina sculpture as part of I AM FILIPINO exhibit at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

More than 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based and school-based artistic groups participated during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

More than 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based and school-based artistic groups participated during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Partner establishments from right: Metropolitan Museum Dir Sandra Palomar Kwan, Mabuhay Rest Stop GM Gina Lumawig, BAHAY TSINOY director Meah Ang See, Chief Tourism officer of Intramuros Administration Sandra Martinez. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Partner establishments from right: Metropolitan Museum Dir Sandra Palomar Kwan, Mabuhay Rest Stop GM Gina Lumawig, BAHAY TSINOY director Meah Ang See, Chief Tourism officer of Intramuros Administration Sandra Martinez. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NATIONAL MUSEUM STRIP

National Art Gallery offers a chance to experience up close the major masterpieces in Philippine visual arts from the Spanish colonial period to post world war years.

Museum of the Filipino People is the home of various galleries that displays archaeological and ethnographic exhibitions. They come from different periods of Philippine history and the diverse social and cultural practices throughout the archipelago.

For further details check the CCP website: http://culturalcenter.gov.ph/

Jeepney Tours brought visitors to different sections of the extra mile. This refers to the culture mile between Intramuros and CCP and all the establishments in between. Specialized colorful jeepneys provided free transportation from the CCP to these different sections.

Jeepney Tours brought visitors to different sections of the extra mile. This refers to the culture mile between Intramuros and CCP and all the establishments in between. Specialized colorful jeepneys provided free transportation from the CCP to these different sections.

JC Buendia’s work as part of I AM FILIPINO exhibit at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

JC Buendia’s work as part of I AM FILIPINO exhibit at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Aicelle Santos and Gian Magdangal at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Aicelle Santos and Gian Magdangal at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

From right: CCP Artistic Dir Chris Millado, Filmmaker Emmanuel Dela Cruz, Ching Danseco and James Peñera. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

From right: CCP Artistic Dir Chris Millado, Filmmaker Emmanuel Dela Cruz, Ching Danseco and James Peñera. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Harry Hawson of Maverick by Design participated in the I AM FILIPINO exhibit at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Harry Hawson of Maverick by Design participated in the I AM FILIPINO exhibit at Mabuhay Restop, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

More than 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based and school-based artistic groups participated during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

More than 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based and school-based artistic groups participated during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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From right: CCP Artistic Dir Chris Millado and Choir Master Lorenzo Gealogo during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

From right: CCP Artistic Dir Chris Millado and Choir Master Lorenzo Gealogo during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group perform ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Future National Artist Nora Aunor poses with Mabuhay Restop staff, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Future National Artist Nora Aunor poses with Mabuhay Restop staff, a PASINAYA festival partner establishment. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jeepney Tours brought visitors to different sections of the extra mile. This refers to the culture mile between Intramuros and CCP and all the establishments in between. Specialized colorful jeepneys provided free transportation from the CCP to these different sections.

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More than 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based and school-based artistic groups participated during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

More than 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based and school-based artistic groups participated during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jeepney Tours brought visitors to different sections of the extra mile. This refers to the culture mile between Intramuros and CCP and all the establishments in between. Specialized colorful jeepneys provided free transportation from the CCP to these different sections.

Jeepney Tours brought visitors to different sections of the extra mile. This refers to the culture mile between Intramuros and CCP and all the establishments in between. Specialized colorful jeepneys provided free transportation from the CCP to these different sections.

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PASINAYA Music and More

PPO's Music Director Olivier Ochanine conducting Philippine Philharmonic at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

PPO’s Music Director Olivier Ochanine conducting Philippine Philharmonic at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

In a rousing evening gala, CCP Artistic director Chris Millado had to raise his voice above the raucous applause, “Nais nating pa salamatan ang mga partners natin. This year napaka special ng PASINAYA dahil nagkaroon tayo ng mga partner Museums! Lumawak ang PASINAYA sa iba’t ibang cultural institutions sa Maynila.”

from left CCP Artistic Dir Chris Millado and PPO Principal Conductor Olivier Ochanine at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left CCP Artistic Dir Chris Millado and PPO Principal Conductor Olivier Ochanine at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Lyceum Cultural & Artistic Dir. Rob Hayden, Ballet Phil Artistic Dir. Paul Alexander Morales, Tanghalang Pilipino Artistic Dir Nanding Josef, Teatro Lasalliano Artistic Dir Nazer Salcedo and MADZ Musical Director Mark Anthony Carpio. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Lyceum Cultural & Artistic Dir. Rob Hayden, Ballet Phil Artistic Dir. Paul Alexander Morales, Tanghalang Pilipino Artistic Dir Nanding Josef, Teatro Lasalliano Artistic Dir Nazer Salcedo and MADZ Musical Director Mark Anthony Carpio. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Tanghalang Pilipino Actors present NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Tanghalang Pilipino Actors present NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The speech was given after a spirited performance by the NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir, Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group Tanghalang Pilipino Sandosenang Sapatos cast , Ballet Philippines, Philippine Madrigal Singers and Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The PASINAYA festival was held last March 16, 2014 at the CCP. Now on its 10th year, it has attracted thousands to appreciate Filipino music, dance, theater, award winning short films and even food.CCP Artistic Director Chris Millado described, “The PASINAYA is a multi-arts festival so it involves all the arts. Not only the 7 arts but festivals, street dances, markets, food trucks and even popular entertainment at some point.”

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The success of the fest has expanded to include Metropolitan Museum of Manila, 1335 Mabini, Mabuhay Restop, Bahay Tsinoy, NCCA Gallery, Casa Manila, Museo Pambata, National Art Gallery, Museum of the Filipino People.

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

What the PASINAYA does according to Millado is build momentum for other events as well, “Now we even have Museums and exhibits. Of course through out the year we have genre specific festivals, orchestra festival, dance festival, guitar festival. This builds audiences to these specialized festivals.”

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Specifically two up coming music events have been helped by the PASINAYA crowds:

FLUTOPIA ‘FLUTE REVELRIES’ FESTIVAL 2014 March 27-29 and TRIBUTE TO THE THOMASIANS on March 30.

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAMCYA winner Baao Children & Youth Choir performed at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

FLUTOPIA ‘FLUTE REVELRIES’ FESTIVAL 2014 which runs from March 27-29 at the CCP Little Theater. The first international flute festival in the country, Flutopia ‘Flute Revelries’ Festival  2014 promises to be an exciting event which include workshops,  masterclasses, flute warm ups, meditation and yoga for musicians,  flute repair by Marumatsu technicians from Japan,   flute industry exhibits,  lobby concerts and a gala concert at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino.  Special guests include Chilean-born  renowned flutist Viviana Guzman and Thai flutist Kalaya Phongsathorn.

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Gala of PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Gala of PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

TRIBUTE TO THE THOMASIANS is a concert tribute featuring internationally renowned conductor, Jae Joon Lee and the UST Symphony Orchestra on March 30, 2014

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

There were many musicians/groups during the PASINAYA Festival among them:

Citizen’s band of Dasmariñas Cavite, Kabataang Gitarista, Marimba Ensemble, CCP Maria Scholars of Music, PHSA Music Graduating Students, Celso Espejo Rondalla, NY-MNL Musical Theater Workshop Participants, Flutopia Flute Orchestra, Young Piano Ensemble from Piano Teachers Guild of the Philippines, ALERON: Winner AOV Intl. Choral Festival, Viva Voce, USTEMUNDO.

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Theater Productions who joined include Iloilo Primo Galaw (New Yorker in Tondo), Samahang Nazareno Inc. (Ang Pagbibinyag ni Juan Kay Vristo sa Ilog Jordan), Kids Acts Phil (The Wizard of Oz), A Gathering of Violists, Virgin Labfest staged Reading ( Reunion), Dulaang Sipat Lawin (ang Paghihintay kay Godo), Artists Inc (Bakunawa), Teatro Baguntao (May Katuwiran ang Katuwiran), Lipa Actors Company (Segunda Bisperas ng Kalayaan), Dulaang Ganap (Biyaheng K), Sipat Lawin Ensemble (A Wake: Kids Killing Kids-A Battallia Royale Retrospective), KOLAB Co. (@homeand Faust _as), Supervoice Music and Theater Foundation Inc (Pabaon), Teatro Expedicion De Filipinas Boy Bangs The Musical),

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Gala of PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Gala of PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Prestigious schools theater productions include: PUP Sining Lahi Polyrepertory ( Viva El Teatro Porvenir), Mapua Tekno Teatro (Bro), Tanghalang Ateneo (Ang Bakkhai), University of the East Drama Company (Isperekengkeng Isperekangkang), Dela Salle College of Saint Benilde Dulaang Filipino (Pierre Romancon), Harlequin Theater Guild (Fair Hair Woman), Philippine Stagers Foundation (Bonifacio Isang Sarswela), Ateneo Entablado (Juan Tamban), Ateneo Theater arts Program (The Zoo Story), Teatro Lasalliana (Josephine), Dulaang Perpetual (Saboteurs),

For further details check the CCP website: http://culturalcenter.gov.ph/

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil Madrigal Singers perform a special version of Coconut Nut at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Gala of PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Gala of PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista 

PPO's Music Director Olivier Ochanine conducting Philippine Philharmonic at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

PPO’s Music Director Olivier Ochanine conducting Philippine Philharmonic at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Gala of PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Gala of PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

PPO's Music Director Olivier Ochanine conducting Philippine Philharmonic at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

PPO’s Music Director Olivier Ochanine conducting Philippine Philharmonic at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from right Writer Ibarra Mateo and PPO Principal Conductor -Olivier Ochanine at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right Writer Ibarra Mateo and PPO Principal Conductor -Olivier Ochanine at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista 

PPO's Music Director Olivier Ochanine conducting Philippine Philharmonic at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

PPO’s Music Director Olivier Ochanine conducting Philippine Philharmonic at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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We Kiss Deeply

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

S1We Kissed

A poem by

Jude Bautista

We kiss deeply like never before

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

S2Your Lips Your lips are incredible

And I lose myself in them

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

S3 Tongues

Tongues swirling, searching

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

S4 Loins

 Loins burning, yearning

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

 S5 The Taste

The taste of you is hot

Like a fruit freshly plucked

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

S6 Flowing

Flowing juices, orgasmic faces

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

S7 I love

 I love and lust for you

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

S8 More More than you feel for me

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

At Shangrila Boracay: Photography by Sara Black, creative direction and styling by Luis Espiritu Jr., makeup by Bobby Carlos, associate styling by Donna Gonzales Lim and Rudolph Leonor, modeled by Jo Ann Bitagcol for METRO WEDDINGS January 2013.

S9 For u

  For you are My Passion.

PASINAYA Molds the Youth

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

Seeing a kid buried in gadgets these days with hardly any idea of their Filipino heritage is quite common. Kids going to exclusive schools sometimes have difficulties speaking in Filipino. Whether rich or poor, they don’t get exposed to traditional Pinoy culture and art. And if they were not exposed how would you expect them to have a clear sense of their Filipino identity?

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

And then there are 9-year-old kids from the Phil. High School of the Arts dancing the tinikling, or pandanggo with perfection. Even their facial expressions are able to convey the mood and liveliness of the dance down to that trademark sweet smile that Filipinas are known for.

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Philippine High School for the Arts was among many schools that figured prominently at the recently concluded PASINAYA festival at the CCP, March 16, 2014. Now on its 10th year, PASINAYA is a multi arts festival showcasing Filipino dance, music, visual arts, theater and even award winning short films like LUPA from Emmanuel Del Cruz. The Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw and their PHSA Music Graduating Students represented PHSA.

Barkadas pose in front of PASINAYA sign at CCP last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Barkadas pose in front of PASINAYA sign at CCP last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

PASINAYA is a very affordable, practical way of getting kids to see what Pinoy music, dance and the arts is all about. What has made PASINAYA immensely popular is the affordability of the tickets. The great crowds took advantage of a donation based ticketing price of P50 or less. A P300 fast pass allows you to skip lines and get the best seats to all the shows.

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw nail facial expression along with choreography in Tinikling. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The pricing actually allows the mass market to watch a show by Ballet Phil, Ballet Manila, Philippine Madrigal Singers, Tanghalang Pilipino, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Bayanihan, PPO, which may total in the thousands of pesos if scheduled separately.

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

There were many prestigious universities and schools who gave dance performances: UP Dance Company, Saint Benilde Romancon Dance Company, Rizal Technological University Dance Troupe, Renee Grace Rose Villa School of Performing Arts, Diwayanis Dance Theater (Batangas State University), Sinig Kumintang ng Batangas Kidz, Lyceum Dance Company, CEU Dance Troupe, Iskolar Dance Company with the Iskolar Calbayog Rondalla, Bulacan State University Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Troupe, Kahayag Dance Company, Kaloob Music and Dance Ministry, Sindaw Philippines Performing Arts Guild and CCP Dance School BP Kids.

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ballet was also very well represented with Ballet Phil, Ballet Manila, Halili Cruz School of Ballet, Maqiling Ballet, and Claraval School of Ballet.

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Internationally heralded dance troupes included Salinlahi Pangkat Mananayaw,  Lahing Batangan Dance Troupe, Phil Barangay Folk Dance Troupe, Nicola Ayoub Dance Performance, Airdance, Batang Ramon Obusan, Sining Bulakeño, Seven Dance Company, Mga Anak ni Inang Daigdig.

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

If the gala was any indication, there is reason to hope in the Filipino youth. These are kids who loudly applauded Baao Children & Youth Choir who recently won the NAMCYA-National Music Competition for Young Artists. There was a rousing reception of the Ramon Obusan Flokloric Group performance of ‘Solotan’ a Maranao Suite.

Tanghalang Pilipino’s SANDOSENANG SAPATOS cast at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Tanghalang Pilipino’s SANDOSENANG SAPATOS cast at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Other CCP Resident Companies who performed and their pieces in parenthesis: UST Symphony Orchestra (Musical Thomasian), Philippine Ballet Theater (Serye at Sayaw), Tanghalang Pilipino (Sandosenang Sapatos), Ballet Philippines (Art of Dance), Philippine Madrigal Singers (Golden Voices), Bayanihan National Folkdance Company (Fiesta Folkloriada), Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (Sound Kaleidoscope). If we can get all of our youth to love performances and art forms like these, our country will have a brighter future.

CCP Artistic Dir Chris Millado addresses the crowd after long standing ovation at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

CCP Artistic Dir Chris Millado addresses the crowd after long standing ovation at PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

The educational role of the festival is not lost on CCP artistic director Chris Milllado who has expanded the activities with Metropolitan Museum of Manila, 1335 Mabini, Mabuhay Restop, Bahay Tsinoy, NCCA Gallery, Casa Manila, Museo Pambata, National Art Gallery, Museum of the Filipino People.

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Museo Pambata is a popular interactive museum offering educational exhibitions. Various subjects are highlighted such as Philippine history, ecology and the environment, the universe, the human body and the community.

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jeepney Tours brought visitors to different sections of the extra mile. This refers to the culture mile between Intramuros and CCP and all the establishments in between. Specialized colorful jeepneys provided free transportation from the CCP to these different sections.

For further details check the CCP website: http://culturalcenter.gov.ph/

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phil High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw’s graceful Pandanggo. Photo taken during PASINAYA festival in CCP. The 10th edition expanded to the National Museum and Metropolitan Museum and other establishments last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Barkadas pose in front of PASINAYA sign at CCP last March 16, 2014. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Cherie Gil: A Woman That Inspires

Photographed by Jo ann Bitagcol--Cherie Gil is style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.

Photographed by Jo ann Bitagcol–Cherie Gil is style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.

 

Photographed by

Jo Ann Bitagcol & Jude Bautista

Interviewed by

Giselle Tongi

Salon De Ning of the Manila Peninsula was the perfect setting for the press conference of FULL GALLOP, a play about the life of style doyenne Diana Vreeland as portrayed by the one and only Cherie Gil. The play opens on March 14, 2014 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. March 14, 15, 21 performances will start at 7pm, March 16 & 23 (Sundays) will start 3pm.

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila as style doyenne Diana Vreeland. FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod will run from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila as style doyenne Diana Vreeland. FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod will run from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Cherie Gil and Bizworld Mktg Mgr Denise Calnea are photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Cherie Gil and Bizworld Mktg Mgr Denise Calnea are photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

FULL GALLOP by My Own Mann Productions is co-presented by Inquirer Lifestyle, Look Magazine, and The Peninsula Manila in cooperation with Antonio’s Tagaytay, Facial Care Center, The Love Garden, Businessworld, HerWord.com, WhenInManila.com, and Rappler.com.

Cherie Gil and G Tongi w the MEN of Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cherie Gil and G Tongi w the MEN of Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written by Mary Louise Wilson and Mark Hampton, FULL GALLOP focuses on the life of Diana Vreeland, who stood at the center of American style for five decades. As editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue magazines, and as a member of the International Cafe Society, Diana chronicled the extraordinary people and events of her time. FULL GALLOP is a portrait of this remarkable woman at a turning point in her life.

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

FULL GALLOP will have the special participation of Ms. Giselle Tongi. The creative team of  FULL GALLOP is composed of Bart Guingona (Director), Joey Mendoza (Set Designer), John Batalla (Lighting Designer),  Rajo Laurel (Costume Designer), and Ruben Nazareth (Hair and Make-up).

The creative team for the FULL GALLOP photoshoot are  Joan Bitagcol (Photo), Sandy, Higgins, Mark Higgins, Michael Salientes (Styling), Mark and Sandy Higgins (art direction), and Fanny Serrano (Hair and Make-up).

from left: Theater PR Guru Toots Tolentino, Cherie Gil and G Tongi are photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Theater PR Guru Toots Tolentino, Cherie Gil and G Tongi are photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

I was there when Giselle Tongi was about to interview one of the most respected and admired actresses in the country. Both were very welcoming in letting me listen and shoot their interview. Since both write for website Rappler, they already have a rapport that other interviews may not have. Cherie Gil is the most articulate and intelligent interview I have been blessed to witness, as G Tongi was the one who drew the best responses from her. 

AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY’s Hans Eckstein with FULL GALLOP’s Giselle Tongi photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie Gil plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY’s Hans Eckstein with FULL GALLOP’s Giselle Tongi photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie Gil plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Their friendship, the wine, the ambience of Salon De Ning allowed Cherie to be herself. G who also makes an appearance in the play, drew out Cherie’s most candid and vulnerable thoughts on work and her personal life. The woman that we see and hear in this interview is perhaps even more inspiring than the style icon she is portraying.

Cherie Gil is interviewed by G Tongi in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cherie Gil is interviewed by G Tongi in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

–What is it about your devotion to the stage that you keep coming back?

The process, G you know, the camaraderie right? The family that you end up creating after that, the discipline you have to obligate yourself with.

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

–What is it about Diana Vreeland that fascinates you?

Everything that she sees. How she sees things that is beyond fashion. Her visions of color and art and music and everything else that she sees around her. Her managing her life in her downfalls, how she coped. How she fell and stood up again. Kept going til the day she died. When she was at the last days of her life she looked at pictures maybe thousands of them that at the end she was almost going blind. That’s probably when she said time to go. She dictated her destiny.

My OWN MANN PRODUCTION family w MEN of Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

My OWN MANN PRODUCTION family w MEN of Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

–What is it about her that scares you?

Her strength, lets not get so abstract. Her dialogues. (laughs) The words she creates her sentences in such a thorough way. That you cannot miss out a word in the way she structures her sentences. You can normally say her thoughts. If you were to do it, you can summarize her sentence into 4-5 words. But she will go around until she gets to the point. And its very precise. That’s what scares me because grammatically her words don’t come correct. She makes her own. She has a penchant for, a vernacular, which is only hers. That’s what scares me because I don’t want to be unfaithful to that material. That’s what makes her so amazing.

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

—Bart (Guingona) brought this to you 10 years ago why did you feel on your 50th birthday it was time to do FULL GALLOP?

That was the closest thing to being reminded of what I could have done after master class. I’m sure there are many other plays that I can discover about women like this one woman plays as challenging. But FULL GALLOP was something I needed to revisit.  I wanted to know why Bart really wanted ME to DO it. I wanted to understand why he could think I could even be capable. So part of it is an ego trip. (laughs)

Second it’s a challenge, I needed something to hold on to that would awaken again my discipline, awaken the drive to move forward in my love for acting. I needed another woman to inspire me, put words into me. Hopefully inspire other people, other women as well that’s about more like it. Maybe keep my brain intact for whatever reason, whatever purpose it may serve by continuously memorizing difficult work. Diana talks about it in the play; apparently it’s a disease of the present! Meaning, loss of memory because there are too many cross currents and things like that. You have to keep the brain working.

Manila Bulletin sub editor Ronald Lim and Cherie Gil are photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Manila Bulletin sub editor Ronald Lim and Cherie Gil are photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

—How’s your collaboration with Bart? What is it about Bart that you trust so heavily in?

He’s an amazing actor. He did RED. He did other obscure plays. That’s what I like about him he’s always not scared to be brave and stepping beyond the boundaries of what is the norm. Not just commercial musicals these are one act plays HEDDA GABLER. He did ART with my brother and so he’s amazing.  I want to know how he dabble the work in this kind of a medium, especially one woman plays how he approaches the process. He’s making me understand that to memorize in the first place is the wrong way to start.

I was quite skeptical because I was worried that there was nothing to work on unless I memorized. ‘Bart I can’t start rehearsing unless I memorize while I was in New York.’ ‘Hindi the words will come to you. You gotta know first once you’re seated in the character, the words will come.’ Then if you miss one word here and there that’s the time he’s more technical about it. You have to be loyal to the material yadada. So yeah, I wana be directed by an actor’s director.

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

—What experience in your personal life can you relate to most in FULL GALLOP?

Many, you want to go to the profound places? There are a lot of common things between Diana and I like tango! We like to TALK! (laughs) We don’t remember names. But she stayed on track when she discovered her identity. That she could do good and well in what she was asked to do. She never even thought she could be Editor In Chief.

I never thought I was gonna be an actor. Once she was plunged into it she loved it, gave it her best and never stopped doing it. In fact she never studied about it. It was just her innate quality in how she understood people and how she saw things. She gave what she knew to fashion and I through my art, through my acting. Also she gave up a lot of things family, children. But she never deviated from her being a devoted wife. At the same time she also never lost track of who and what she wanted to keep on doing.

from left: FULL GALLOP cast mates Cherie Gil and Giselle Tongi photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: FULL GALLOP cast mates Cherie Gil and Giselle Tongi photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

—One woman play is all you very challenging material. Are you trying to prove something to yourself?

Yeah of course only to myself. I can still grow make or break according to my standards. And I’m scared shit. Did I say shit?

–Does Cherie Gil doubt herself?

G! Kungyari ka pa! That’s because she knows more about me. Duh! And all the viewers and readers of Rappler. I’m just human G! Maybe that’s why we want to do these things. You’re one of them people who just wana keep on going. I told you many times G. Rubbing shoulders with you keeps me inspired because you keep going.  You wana keep n learning.

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila toasting interviewer and cast mate Giselle Tongi. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila toasting interviewer and cast mate Giselle Tongi. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

— This is about YOU

That means that’s also where I’m at I wana keep learning I wana keep growing. I wana keep testing myself I wana do thater work all the time, makes me feel alive. We talked about this. It obligates me to be disciplined.

–Fake it til you make it.

Diana says that I think I understand it. Only you can decide what is true and what is real. And what is believable. You dominate when you’re on stage. You have to dominate. You should never let anyone know how freaked out you are. That adrenaline rush is what gets you out there. There’s this exercise we know right? The magic pocket; I am the actor I am the deliverer. I am the one bringing out the story and I AM right. No one else knows what I’m doing. No one else knows my script.

And Maria said that. Dominate your audience in a most harsh way. I like these people e. Because I feel that I have the ability to make people believe my world even if it’s just for a moment of pretend. Fake it til you Make it.

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from right Events Coordinator Ayam Eckstein, Cherie Gil, AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY’S Hans Eckstein photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila as style doyenne Diana Vreeland. FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod will run from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right Events Coordinator Ayam Eckstein, Cherie Gil, AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY’S Hans Eckstein photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila as style doyenne Diana Vreeland. FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod will run from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

–You’re always drawn to these kinds of women what about these empowered women that you’re really drawn to?

Maybe in fact I am probably it takes a lot of balls for a girl to say I need. Imagine the paradox of that I said it takes a lot of balls for a girl to say I need. I got separated 5 years. Maybe it’s also a personal journey. I’ve been alone, I’m not gonna cry. We do that on the side behind closed doors. Maybe I’m convincing myself there’s another way to find joy in being alone. These women struggled til the day they died…alone.

And so maybe I’m imbibing women who can teach me how to do that. I’m tired I’ll cry na. (laughs) No self pity, no self pity but I’m still a girl. A lot of people have a misconception that a woman may not be vulnerable that’s why I have friends, good friends. I’m not gonna lie. I am using this part of my journey to be able to invite at least a little bit of that strength. Only with you I’m honest, you got that out of me G! (laughs)

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cherie Gil is photographed in Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cherie Gil and G Tongi w the MEN of Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cherie Gil and G Tongi w the MEN of Salon De Ning, The Peninsula Manila. Cherie plays style doyenne Diana Vreeland in FULL GALLOP by MY OWN MANN Prod. running from March 14-23, 2014 at the Carlos P Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Photo by Jude Bautista

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