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Priscilla Queen of the Party

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Stars from left: Jon Santos (Bernadette), Leo Valdez (Mitzi) and Red Concepcion (Felicia). PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista
Leo Valdez is Mitzi. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Leo Valdez is Mitzi. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

Unlike other musicals or theatrical performances, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL did not have a standing ovation on opening night. Instead what they had was even better, a dancing ovation where audience members were boogying in the aisles to Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”, the Village People’s “Go West”, Alicia Bridges’s “I Love The Nightlife”, Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”, Dionne Warwick’s “I Say A Little Prayer”.

Cast and friends had a ball at the post party. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast and friends had a ball at the post party. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Sel Yulo, RWM Pres. Kingson Sian, Walang Tulugan’s German Moreno and John Nite. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Sel Yulo, RWM Pres. Kingson Sian, Walang Tulugan’s German Moreno and John Nite. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

The disco beat is irresistible in any generation; the flamboyant and colorful clothes all make it easy to party. The ecstatic mood spilled over to the atrium of Resort’s World Manila where the post party was held. People dining in Mr. Kurosawa, Johnny Chow, Crisostomo, Tao Yuan Restaurant, Murray’s New Orleans Fine Steaks And Ribs and Beurre Blanc were craning their necks trying to see what the fuss was about.

foreground: Jon Santos (Bernadette) and her entourage. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

foreground: Jon Santos (Bernadette) and her entourage. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

The FLINSTONES is a rocking retro band. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

The FLINSTONES is a rocking retro band. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Retro band The FLINTSTONES played the same party hits from 70s and 80s. The long lines going in REPUBLIQ and OPUS were treated to a dance floor right in the middle of the atrium. For once the action was outside these hot nightspots. The people inside Ginzadon Japanese & Korean Restaurant, Parmigiana Italian Kitchen, Krazy Garlik, Passion, Cafe Republiq, Passion Chinese Restaurant, Red Crab Alimango House and Starbucks Coffee couldn’t resist joining in.

The Party was not just inside REPUBLIQ and OPUS but also at the Atrium. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Party was not just inside REPUBLIQ and OPUS but also at the Atrium. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sea Princess Tessa Prieto Valdes was mistook for a cast member because of her afro and 70’s look. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sea Princess Tessa Prieto Valdes was mistook for a cast member because of her afro and 70’s look. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sea Princess Tessa Prieto Valdes was one of many celebrity faces that attended opening night. She was also in 70’s fashion and could have been part of the cast. In an interview with NEWS CAFÉ host Mitzi Borromeo she said, “I look like I’m part of the production! I came in late they thought I would walk to my seat and go straight to the stage! I could have I loved it. Wonderful it was such an entertaining production.”

from right: News Café Host Mitzi of SOLAR News and PDI Columnist Tessa Prieto Valdes. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: News Café Host Mitzi of SOLAR News and PDI Columnist Tessa Prieto Valdes. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

In front of Café REPUBLIQ A fan takes Android pic w Jeff Flores. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

In front of Café REPUBLIQ A fan takes Android pic w Jeff Flores. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Tessa noticed the shift in themes from previous RWM shows, “It’s so edgy and different from all the other fairy tales, musical. Its wonderful they’ve gone to this edgy side of entertainment. It was so warmly received. The audience was so involved, engaging and game.  In the end people were just dancing. It’s such a feel good production”

from left: Pinky Marquez, Micah Muñoz and Cara Barredo. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Pinky Marquez, Micah Muñoz and Cara Barredo. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Priscilla the Bus changes colors foreground: Lani Ligot (Diva)Red Concepcion (Felicia), Jon Santos (Bernadette) and Leo Valdez (Mitzi). PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Priscilla the Bus changes colors foreground: Lani Ligot (Diva)Red Concepcion (Felicia), Jon Santos (Bernadette) and Leo Valdez (Mitzi). PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Center: RWM Dir. for Sponsorship Anna Chua shoots selfie with Pinky Amador and Red Concepcion (Felicia) THEN parties! PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Center: RWM Dir. for Sponsorship Anna Chua shoots selfie with Pinky Amador and Red Concepcion (Felicia) THEN parties! PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

When asked if the local market was ready for Priscilla, Tessa said, “I think it’s the right time. The gay world is welcome in the Philippines. It has nothing to do with a gender thing. It’s about family and engaging people in different lifestyles. I just love that people are expressing themselves in costumes. I was asking myself before I got here, what afro color should I wear?  All of them they just jumped out of my closet! I have that color and that wig too!”

foreground from left: Red Concepcion (Felicia), Leo Valdez (Mitzi), Jon Santos (Bernadette) and Noel Rayos (fake Aborigines) dance to entertain tourists in the Outback. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

foreground from left: Red Concepcion (Felicia), Leo Valdez (Mitzi), Jon Santos (Bernadette) and Noel Rayos (fake Aborigines) dance to entertain tourists in the Outback. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Red Concepcion (Felicia) and Tessa Prieto Valdes. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Red Concepcion (Felicia) and Tessa Prieto Valdes. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right RWM CEO & VP for Entertainment Colin Kerr, RWM Pres. Kingson Sian, Jon Santos (Bernadette), RWM Creative Technical Dir Sviatlana Burkun and Phil BIO Founder Samuel West Stewart. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right RWM CEO & VP for Entertainment Colin Kerr, RWM Pres. Kingson Sian, Jon Santos (Bernadette), RWM Creative Technical Dir Sviatlana Burkun and Phil BIO Founder Samuel West Stewart. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

RWM CEO & VP for Entertainment Colin Kerr was also able to share why they chose Priscilla, “We wanted to make a change. We’ve done all the Roger’s and Hammerstein. We didn’t want to be identified with just one theme, Sound of Music, Cinderella. We wanted something radically different, modern, catchy songs but still everyone knew. There’s tangibility. There’s still that connectivity with people. Of course I’m a Priscilla fan. Our artistic director Menchu Lauchengco Yulo talked about it and it just grew. Everyone came on board.”

Cast seated from left: Jeffrey Flores, Warren David Saga, OJ Mariano, Victor Bernardino Sy, Reg Claravall, Thou Reyes, Red Concepcion, Dindo Divinagracia, Jonathan Santos Cast standing from left: Noel Rayos, Henry Strzalkowski, Raymund Concepcion II, Red Nuestro, Jill Peña, Mako Alonso, Jasmine Fitzgerald, Timmy Canlas, Menchu Lauchengco Yulo, Michael Stuart Williams, RWM CEO & VP for Entertainment Colin Kerr, Nullabor Productions Managing Dir Garry McQuinn. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast seated from left: Jeffrey Flores, Warren David Saga, OJ Mariano, Victor Bernardino Sy, Reg Claravall, Thou Reyes, Red Concepcion, Dindo Divinagracia, Jonathan Santos
Cast standing from left: Noel Rayos, Henry Strzalkowski, Raymund Concepcion II, Red Nuestro, Jill Peña, Mako Alonso, Jasmine Fitzgerald, Timmy Canlas, Menchu Lauchengco Yulo, Michael Stuart Williams, RWM CEO & VP for Entertainment Colin Kerr, Nullabor Productions Managing Dir Garry McQuinn. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

right pic: Cara Barredo and Red Nuestro. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

right pic: Cara Barredo and Red Nuestro. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast members had impromptu performances with the FLINTSTONES. Red Nuestro had a powerful rendition of September by Earth Wind and Fire. The whole cast was such natural singers that most of them have their own groups and individual gigs. Timmy Canlas and Jasmine Fitzgerald for example have a new duo SINGING SENSATIONS. Their former group TRIA performed regularly at Bar 360 also in Resort’s World Manila. Bituin Escalante, Jon Santos, Leo Valdez and many more in the cast are powerful solo musicians with countless concerts and shows to their credit.

Cast members from left: Timmy Canlas and Jasmine Gitzgerald are also the duo SINGING SENSATIONS that perform in BAR 360 at Resort’s World Manila. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast members from left: Timmy Canlas and Jasmine Gitzgerald are also the duo SINGING SENSATIONS that perform in BAR 360 at Resort’s World Manila. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast and friends had a ball at the post party. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast and friends had a ball at the post party. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

The list of cast members include: Bituin Escalante , Japs Camantigue Treopaldo, Noel Rayos, Inday Echevarria, OJ Mariano, Henry Strzalkowski, Raymund Concepcion II, Red Concepcion, Jeffrey Flores, Warren David Saga, Wendell John Frando, Jonathan Santos, Mako Alonso, Jill Peña, Guido P. Gatmaytan, Menchu Lauchengco Yulo, Jasmine Fitzgerald, Reg Claravall, Thou Reyes, Michael Stuart Williams, Cara Barredo, Ring Antonio, Timmy Canlas, Red Nuestro, Chesko Rodriguez, Lani Mabilangan Ligot, Victor Bernardino Sy, Pinky Marquez Cancio, Jeri David, Dindo Divinagracia, Niel Murat and Leo Tavarro Valdez.

Cast seated from left: Jeffrey Flores, Warren David Saga, OJ Mariano, Victor Bernardino Sy, Reg Claravall, Thou Reyes, Red Concepcion, Dindo Divinagracia, Jonathan Santos, Nullabor Productions Exec. Producer Bradley Stauffer-Kruse, RWM Creative Technical Dir Sviatlana Burkun, Japs Camantigue Treopaldo, Broadway Asia Mgr Intl Licensing & Touring Damon G. Brooks and RWM President Kingson Sian. Cast standing from left: Henry Strzalkowski, Noel Rayos, Raymund Concepcion II, Red Nuestro, Jill Peña, Mako Alonso, Jasmine Fitzgerald, Timmy Canlas, Menchu Lauchengco Yulo, Michael Stuart Williams, RWM CEO & VP for Entertainment Colin Kerr, Nullabor Productions Managing Dir Garry McQuinn, Leo Tavarro Valdez, Jaime Del Mundo, Pinky Marquez Cancio, Inday Echevarria, Wendell John Frando, Bituin Escalante  and Nancy Crowe. [NOT in photo: Guido P. Gatmaytan, Cara Barredo, Ring Antonio, Chesko Rodriguez, Lani Mabilangan Ligot, Jeri David and Niel Murat.] PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast seated from left: Jeffrey Flores, Warren David Saga, OJ Mariano, Victor Bernardino Sy, Reg Claravall, Thou Reyes, Red Concepcion, Dindo Divinagracia, Jonathan Santos, Nullabor Productions Exec. Producer Bradley Stauffer-Kruse, RWM Creative Technical Dir Sviatlana Burkun, Japs Camantigue Treopaldo, Broadway Asia Mgr Intl Licensing & Touring Damon G. Brooks and RWM President Kingson Sian.
Cast standing from left: Henry Strzalkowski, Noel Rayos, Raymund Concepcion II, Red Nuestro, Jill Peña, Mako Alonso, Jasmine Fitzgerald, Timmy Canlas, Menchu Lauchengco Yulo, Michael Stuart Williams, RWM CEO & VP for Entertainment Colin Kerr, Nullabor Productions Managing Dir Garry McQuinn, Leo Tavarro Valdez, Jaime Del Mundo, Pinky Marquez Cancio, Inday Echevarria, Wendell John Frando, Bituin Escalante and Nancy Crowe. [NOT in photo: Guido P. Gatmaytan, Cara Barredo, Ring Antonio, Chesko Rodriguez, Lani Mabilangan Ligot, Jeri David and Niel Murat.] PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

RWM Exec sings impromptu I WILL SURVIVE as Red Concepcion does a lip synch. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

RWM Exec sings impromptu I WILL SURVIVE as Red Concepcion does a lip synch. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Impromptu performance by RWM Exec who sang I WILL SURVIVE with Red Concepcion’s lip synch. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Impromptu performance by RWM Exec who sang I WILL SURVIVE with Red Concepcion’s lip synch. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Just when things were winding down a talented singer grabbed the mic but not from the ranks of the cast but RWM execs. When she sang an emotional I WILL SURVIVE by Glroia Gaynor it prompted Red Concepcion to join her on stage to shake it. NOT to be out done Jon Santos went into a very special swing dance sequence with cast member Dindo Divinagracia. The complex yet impromptu choreography included Jon rolling on the floor seemingly remote controlled by Dindo’s gestures.

RWM Exec sings impromptu I WILL SURVIVE as Red Concepcion does a lip synch. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

RWM Exec sings impromptu I WILL SURVIVE as Red Concepcion does a lip synch. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos had a unique and impromptu swing sequence. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos had a unique and impromptu swing sequence. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos had a unique and impromptu swing sequence. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos had a unique and impromptu swing sequence. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos had a unique and impromptu swing sequence. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos had a unique and impromptu swing sequence. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Dindo gestures towards and away as Jon rolls on the ground… then a dip. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Dindo gestures towards and away as Jon rolls on the ground… then a dip. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos receive much-deserved applause. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos receive much-deserved applause. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

When Mitzi Borromeo asked Tessa which part of Priscilla was her favorite she replied, “I love everything. But I loved that scene where they had those gigantic afros and neon colors. Each of them had their own entourage. I’m gonna have myself and my entourage and come in party and show them how to rock Priscilla style!”

Red Concepcion (Felicia) and her entourage. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Red Concepcion (Felicia) and her entourage. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sea Princess Tessa Prieto Valdes and RWM Pres. Kingson Sian. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sea Princess Tessa Prieto Valdes and RWM Pres. Kingson Sian. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

foreground from right: Red Concepcion (Felicia), Jon Santos (Bernadette), Leo Valdez (Mitzi) and Noel Rayos (fake Aborigines) dance to entertain tourists in the Outback. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

foreground from right: Red Concepcion (Felicia), Jon Santos (Bernadette), Leo Valdez (Mitzi) and Noel Rayos (fake Aborigines) dance to entertain tourists in the Outback. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Dr. Vivian Sarabia, Alissa Martinez and Liezl Martinez. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Dr. Vivian Sarabia, Alissa Martinez and Liezl Martinez. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Reg Claravall hugs Leo Valdez. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Reg Claravall hugs Leo Valdez. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Mako Alonso & Jill Peña. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Mako Alonso & Jill Peña. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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OJ Mariano shoots selfie with cast and friends. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

OJ Mariano shoots selfie with cast and friends. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Neil Murat lifts Japs Camantigue Treopaldo in the air and shocks cast mates—like a HANGOVER moment. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Neil Murat lifts Japs Camantigue Treopaldo in the air and shocks cast mates—like a HANGOVER moment. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Japs didn’t realize she could extend her foot that high. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Japs didn’t realize she could extend her foot that high. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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From left: Ballet Manila founder Lisa Macuja with Elizabeth Rae an esteemed guest instructor from the UK. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: Ballet Manila founder Lisa Macuja with Elizabeth Rae an esteemed guest instructor from the UK. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

lovely faces from left: Timmy Canlas, Choreographer Nancy Crowe and Jasmine Fitzgerald. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

lovely faces from left: Timmy Canlas, Choreographer Nancy Crowe and Jasmine Fitzgerald. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

In front of REPUBLIQ Café from left: Leo Valdez (Mitzi), PDI Columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal and Jeff Flores (ensemble). PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

In front of REPUBLIQ Café from left: Leo Valdez (Mitzi), PDI Columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal and Jeff Flores (ensemble). PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from right: MB Entertainment Columnist Crispina Belen with grand daughters Mariella, Agatha and filmmaker Nardz Belen. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: MB Entertainment Columnist Crispina Belen with grand daughters Mariella, Agatha and filmmaker Nardz Belen. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

The atrium was in full Priscilla. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

The atrium was in full Priscilla. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Jeff Flores, Micah Muñoz and Fanny Serrano. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Jeff Flores, Micah Muñoz and Fanny Serrano. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

2nd from right: Mitzi Borromeo and the SOLAR NEWS Team. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

2nd from right: Mitzi Borromeo and the SOLAR NEWS Team. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

foreground: Leo Valdez (Mitzi) and her entourage. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

foreground: Leo Valdez (Mitzi) and her entourage. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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In front of Café REPUBLIQ from left: Leo Valdez, PDI Entertainment Columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal and Thou Reyes. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

In front of Café REPUBLIQ from left: Leo Valdez, PDI Entertainment Columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal and Thou Reyes. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos had a unique and impromptu swing sequence. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos had a unique and impromptu swing sequence. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast and friends had a ball at the post party. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast and friends had a ball at the post party. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos had a unique and impromptu swing sequence. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Dindo Divinagracia and Jon Santos had a unique and impromptu swing sequence. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: RWM Creative Technical Dir Sviatlana Burkun, Japs Camantigue Treopaldo, Broadway Asia Mgr Intl Licensing & Touring Damon G. Brooks and Nullabor Productions Exec. Producer Bradley Stauffer-Kruse. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: RWM Creative Technical Dir Sviatlana Burkun, Japs Camantigue Treopaldo, Broadway Asia Mgr Intl Licensing & Touring Damon G. Brooks and Nullabor Productions Exec. Producer Bradley Stauffer-Kruse. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast from left: Raymond Concepcion II, Mako Alonso, Chesko Rodriguez & Jill Peña. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast from left: Raymond Concepcion II, Mako Alonso, Chesko Rodriguez & Jill Peña. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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bottom left pic: Leo Valdez is hugged by Henry Strzalkowski. Bottom right pic from left: Red Nuestro, Ring Antonio, Nancy Crowe, Neil Murat and Japs Camantigue Treopaldo. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

bottom left pic: Leo Valdez is hugged by Henry Strzalkowski. Bottom right pic from left: Red Nuestro, Ring Antonio, Nancy Crowe, Neil Murat and Japs Camantigue Treopaldo. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: RW Sentosa Asst Dir. Ent Technical Andrew Davies, Jon Santos (Bernadette) and RW Sentosa Sr Costume Mgr Sara Munday, Red Concepcion (Felicia). PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: RW Sentosa Asst Dir. Ent Technical Andrew Davies, Jon Santos (Bernadette) and RW Sentosa Sr Costume Mgr Sara Munday, Red Concepcion (Felicia). PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Left pic : Jill Peña  / right pic : from left: Pinky Amador, Nullabor Productions Exec. Producer Bradley Stauffer-Kruse and Noel Rayos. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Left pic : Jill Peña / right pic : from left: Pinky Amador, Nullabor Productions Exec. Producer Bradley Stauffer-Kruse and Noel Rayos. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Cast from left: Red Nuestro, Reg Claravall, Thou Reyes, Ring Antonio, Mako Alonso, Chesko Rodriguez, Cara Barredo and Raymond Concepcion II. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast from left: Red Nuestro, Reg Claravall, Thou Reyes, Ring Antonio, Mako Alonso, Chesko Rodriguez, Cara Barredo and Raymond Concepcion II. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Impromptu performance by RWM Exec who sang I WILL SURVIVE with Red Concepcion’s lip synch. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Impromptu performance by RWM Exec who sang I WILL SURVIVE with Red Concepcion’s lip synch. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

left pic: Janeena and Jessika Chan, / right pic: from left: PDI Columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal, Leo Valdez (Mitzi), and Ultimate Productions Managing Dir. Mark Manalang. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

left pic: Janeena and Jessika Chan, / right pic: from left: PDI Columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal, Leo Valdez (Mitzi), and Ultimate Productions Managing Dir. Mark Manalang. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Mako Alonso and Jill Peña. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Mako Alonso and Jill Peña. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

left: Jeff Flores and Micah Muñoz. / right pic from right RWM CEO & VP for Entertainment Colin Kerr, RWM Pres. Kingson Sian, Jon Santos (Bernadette), RWM Creative Technical Dir Sviatlana Burkun and Phil BIO Founder Samuel West Stewart. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

left: Jeff Flores and Micah Muñoz. / right pic from right RWM CEO & VP for Entertainment Colin Kerr, RWM Pres. Kingson Sian, Jon Santos (Bernadette), RWM Creative Technical Dir Sviatlana Burkun and Phil BIO Founder Samuel West Stewart. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

A fan takes a selfie with Leo Valdez (Mitzi) and Pinky Amador. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

A fan takes a selfie with Leo Valdez (Mitzi) and Pinky Amador. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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from left: Red Nuestro, Ring Antonio, Nancy Crowe, Neil Murat and Japs Camantigue Treopaldo . PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Stars from left: Jon Santos (Bernadette), Leo Valdez (Mitzi) and Red Concepcion (Felicia). PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Stars from left: Jon Santos (Bernadette), Leo Valdez (Mitzi) and Red Concepcion (Felicia). PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL will run from May to July 2014 at the New Port Performing Arts Theater, Resort’s World Manila. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Reyna Ng Aliwan 2014

Reyna ng Aliwan 2014 winner No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City, also garnered Best in Festival Costume, Miss Unique Smile, Best in Swimsuit / Coca Cola Body, Best in Evening Gown / Miss Dazzling Beauty. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista
Reyna ng Aliwan 2014 winner No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City, also garnered Best in Festival Costume, Miss Unique Smile, Best in Swimsuit / Coca Cola Body, Best in Evening Gown / Miss Dazzling Beauty. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Reyna ng Aliwan 2014 winner No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City, also garnered Best in Festival Costume, Miss Unique Smile, Best in Swimsuit / Coca Cola Body, Best in Evening Gown / Miss Dazzling Beauty. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant

 

Reyna Ng Aliwan

P 100,000, FUKUDA LED TV+Tablet, Coca Cola Gift Pack

—No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City

Center: Reyna Ng Aliwan 2014 no. 6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City with her court from left 2nd Runner Up no. 16 Michelle Marie Monte –Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City, 1st R. Up No.13 Shaira Lenn Roberto – Singkaban Festival, No.14 Hazel Mae Trasmonte – Sinulog De Kabankalan, Negros Occidental and Miss Star of the Night / Miss Phil Star No. 8 Maria Gigante – Palawod Festival, Bantayan Island Cebu. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Center: Reyna Ng Aliwan 2014 no. 6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City with her court from left 2nd Runner Up no. 16 Michelle Marie Monte –Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City, 1st R. Up No.13 Shaira Lenn Roberto – Singkaban Festival, No.14 Hazel Mae Trasmonte – Sinulog De Kabankalan, Negros Occidental and Miss Star of the Night / Miss Phil Star No. 8 Maria Gigante – Palawod Festival, Bantayan Island Cebu. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

1st R. Up No.13 Shaira Lenn Roberto – Singkaban Festival got P 50,000 and a Coca Cola Gift Pack. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

1st R. Up No.13 Shaira Lenn Roberto – Singkaban Festival got P 50,000 and a Coca Cola Gift Pack. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

1st Runner Up

P 50,000, Coca Cola Gift Pack

—No.13 Shaira Lenn Roberto – Singkaban Festival, Bulacan

Miss Star of the Night / Miss Phil Star No. 8 Maria Gigante – Palawod Festival, Bantayan Island Cebu. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Miss Star of the Night / Miss Phil Star No. 8 Maria Gigante – Palawod Festival, Bantayan Island Cebu. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

2nd Runner Up (3 winners)

—No. 8 Maria Gigante – Palawod Festival, Bantayan Island Cebu

—No.14 Hazel Mae Trasmonte – Sinulog De Kabankalan, Negros Occidental

—No. 16 Michelle Marie Monte –Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City

from right: no. 4 Lovely Gemma Abdul - Tuna Festival, General Santos City , 2nd Runner Up no. 16 Michelle Marie Monte –Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City & No. 5 Ivy Capili – Boling Boling Festival, Catanauan, Quezon. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: no. 4 Lovely Gemma Abdul – Tuna Festival, General Santos City
, 2nd Runner Up no. 16 Michelle Marie Monte –Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City & No. 5 Ivy Capili – Boling Boling Festival, Catanauan, Quezon. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Reyna ng Aliwan 2014 winner No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City, also garnered Best in Festival Costume, Miss Unique Smile, Best in Swimsuit / Coca Cola Body, Best in Evening Gown / Miss Dazzling Beauty. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Reyna ng Aliwan 2014 winner No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City, also garnered Best in Festival Costume, Miss Unique Smile, Best in Swimsuit / Coca Cola Body, Best in Evening Gown / Miss Dazzling Beauty. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best in Festival Costume

—No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City

Boling Boling Festival of Catanauan Quezon. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete.  It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Boling Boling Festival of Catanauan Quezon. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Reyna ng Aliwan 2014 winner No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City, 1st R. Up No.13 Shaira Lenn Roberto – Singkaban Festival,  No. 5 Ivy Capili – Boling Boling Festival, Catanauan, Quezon, 2nd R. Up No.14 Hazel Mae Trasmonte – Sinulog De Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, No. 4 Lovely Gemma Abdul - Tuna Festival, General Santos City and No. 15 Ma. Ahriana Lovely Hubayan – Paraw Regatta, Iloilo City. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Reyna ng Aliwan 2014 winner No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City, 1st R. Up No.13 Shaira Lenn Roberto – Singkaban Festival, No. 5 Ivy Capili – Boling Boling Festival, Catanauan, Quezon, 2nd R. Up No.14 Hazel Mae Trasmonte – Sinulog De Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, No. 4 Lovely Gemma Abdul – Tuna Festival, General Santos City and No. 15 Ma. Ahriana Lovely Hubayan – Paraw Regatta, Iloilo City. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Special Awards Reyna Ng Aliwan Pageant

Miss Unique Smile

P 5,000

—No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City

 

Miss Star of the Night / Philippine Star

P5,000

—No. 8 Maria Gigante – Palawod Festival, Bantayan Island Cebu

Miss Photogenic No. 10 Lulette Jane Ramilo – Bambanti Festival. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Miss Photogenic No. 10 Lulette Jane Ramilo – Bambanti Festival. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Miss Photogenic

Nikon Coolpix camera from Columbia Digital

—No. 10 Lulette Jane Ramilo – Bambanti Festival, Isabela

 

Best in Swimsuit / Coca Cola Body

P 5,000

—No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City

 

Best in Evening Gown / Miss Dazzling Beauty

P 5,000

—No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City

Caragan Festival of Mabalacat, Pampanga. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete.  It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Caragan Festival of Mabalacat, Pampanga. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

2nd Runner Up No.14 Hazel Mae Trasmonte – Sinulog De Kabankalan, Negros Occidental. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

2nd Runner Up No.14 Hazel Mae Trasmonte – Sinulog De Kabankalan, Negros Occidental. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

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The colors of Aliwan attracts the best photographers like Eddie Boy Escudero. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete.  It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

The colors of Aliwan attracts the best photographers like Eddie Boy Escudero. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Inikadatu Float from Cotabato City. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions also includes a competition for the best float.  It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Inikadatu Float from Cotabato City. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions also includes a competition for the best float. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

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No. 7 Lady Ann Alquizar – Masskara Festival, Bacolod City Ann is from Bacolod City and represents the Masskara festival held in October and features masked participants amid Latin inspired dance music.

No. 7 Lady Ann Alquizar – Masskara Festival, Bacolod City
Ann is from Bacolod City and represents the Masskara festival held in October and features masked participants amid Latin inspired dance music.

Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete.  It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

SPONSORS Include: Cultural Center of the Philippines, The cities of Manila & Pasay, National Parks Development Committee, GLOBE TM, Tanduay Rhum, Coca Cola, Pride, Unique Toothpaste, Shell, Dazz, Alaska Milk, Tiger Biscuits, My Juiz, M Lhuiller, Cherry Mobile, Republic Chemicals, Fukuda, Mr Donut, GES Lights, Bayview Park Hotel, Cacao Talk, V Fresh, Modess, Fisher Mall, Columbia Digital and the Philippine Star.

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2nd Runner Up no. 16 Michelle Marie Monte –Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

2nd Runner Up no. 16 Michelle Marie Monte –Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Bato Art Festival of Luna, Isabela. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete.  It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Bato Art Festival of Luna, Isabela. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Miss Universe 3rd Runner Up Ariella Arida was a judge for Reyna Ng Aliwan. The pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Miss Universe 3rd Runner Up Ariella Arida was a judge for Reyna Ng Aliwan. The pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Miss Photogenic No. 10 Lulette Jane Ramilo atop the Best Float from the Bambanti Festival, Isabela. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions also includes a competition for the best float.  It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Miss Photogenic No. 10 Lulette Jane Ramilo atop the Best Float from the Bambanti Festival, Isabela. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions also includes a competition for the best float. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

SPONSORS Include: Cultural Center of the Philippines, The cities of Manila & Pasay, National Parks Development Committee, GLOBE TM, Tanduay Rhum, Coca Cola, Pride, Unique Toothpaste, Shell, Dazz, Alaska Milk, Tiger Biscuits, My Juiz, M Lhuiller, Cherry Mobile, Republic Chemicals, Fukuda, Mr Donut, GES Lights, Bayview Park Hotel, Cacao Talk, V Fresh, Modess, Fisher Mall, Columbia Digital and the Philippine Star.

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2nd Runner Up no. 16 Michelle Marie Monte –Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

2nd Runner Up no. 16 Michelle Marie Monte –Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Best Folkloric Performance awardee Adivay Festival, Benguet.  Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete.  It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Best Folkloric Performance awardee Adivay Festival, Benguet. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

No. 5 Ivy Capili – Boling Boling Festival, Catanauan, Quezon Ivy hails from Catanauan, Quezon and is the muse of the Boling Boling Festival. It is a unique fest which is celebrated during Ash Wednesday with merrymaking.

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Caragan Festival of Mabalacat, Pampanga. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete.  It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Caragan Festival of Mabalacat, Pampanga. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

The colors of Aliwan attracts the best photographers like Eddie Boy Escudero. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete.  It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

The colors of Aliwan attracts the best photographers like Eddie Boy Escudero. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

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2nd Runner Up No.14 Hazel Mae Trasmonte – Sinulog De Kabankalan, Negros Occidental. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

2nd Runner Up No.14 Hazel Mae Trasmonte – Sinulog De Kabankalan, Negros Occidental. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Float Competition 2nd Prize Utanon Festival, Dalaguete, Cebu got P 250,000. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions also includes a competition for the best float.  It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Float Competition 2nd Prize Utanon Festival, Dalaguete, Cebu got P 250,000. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions also includes a competition for the best float. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Best Folkloric Performance awardee Adivay Festival, Benguet. Now on its 12th year the Aliwan Festival of Grand Champions is where Street dancers from various fiestas around the country compete. It was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Reyna ng Aliwan 2014 winner No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City, also garnered Best in Festival Costume, Miss Unique Smile, Best in Swimsuit / Coca Cola Body, Best in Evening Gown / Miss Dazzling Beauty. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. Photo by Jude Bautista

Reyna ng Aliwan 2014 winner No.6 Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Sinulog Festival, Cebu City, also garnered Best in Festival Costume, Miss Unique Smile, Best in Swimsuit / Coca Cola Body, Best in Evening Gown / Miss Dazzling Beauty. Reyna Ng Aliwan pageant was held last April 26, 2014 at the Aliwan Theater grounds, CCP Complex. 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.

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.


Cherie Gil: A Woman That Inspires

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
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


RAK F AEGIS’ Watery World

Poppert Bernadas (Kenny) woos Aicelle Santos (Aileen) with his digital camera. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista
top left: Aicelle Santos (Aileen), bottom: Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) sing above the flooded waters. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

top left: Aicelle Santos (Aileen), bottom: Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) sing above the flooded waters. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

Fernan (Juliene Mendoza) comes in a boat wearing shades, hat, goatee and white sport jacket. He distributes relief goods to the flooded town and commands their attention. The whole town dances to the obscene bass dance/rap music. His moves and sounds are almost ripped off from another character popular with the downtrodden: Willie Revillame.

Juliene Mendoza (Fernan) enters via boat in RAK OF AEGIS, a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Juliene Mendoza (Fernan) enters via boat in RAK OF AEGIS, a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

He blares into a megaphone a rap version of Aegis NANANGINIP NG GISING: “Mahal na mahal ko kayo…GO! GO! GO! Dito sa aking puso GO! GO! GO! Hindi kayo nag-iisa sa pagmamahal. Bumaha bumagyo nandito lang ako! Maasahan niyo dahil love ko kayo handang handa tumulong sa inyo! Mother, father, brother, sister don’t you worry just stay happy, hap-hap-py-py…Break it down.”

Sexy Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) in RAK OF AEGIS, a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Sexy Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) in RAK OF AEGIS, a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

AEGIS selfie from left: Mercy, Juliet and Ken Sunot. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

AEGIS selfie from left: Mercy, Juliet and Ken Sunot. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

NO ONE would ever think that AEGIS music could be more camp, but because it is so out of this world and wild that the music, lyrics it all fits. That fantastic world is created on stage. Creating that flooded area on stage as a musical seems like a daunting task but PETA, the whole cast both creative and technical have achieved the impossible. A river runs through several levels of barong barong and splits into a ‘Y’ formation, which on occasion rises and falls.

the multilayered set shows a neighborhood in a small space. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

the multilayered set shows a neighborhood in a small space. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Jerald Napoles (Tolits) and Gian Magdangal, NEXT PIC from right: GMA News’ Cata Inocencio with Patricia Ismael and daughter Cleona. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Jerald Napoles (Tolits) and Gian Magdangal, NEXT PIC from right: GMA News’ Cata Inocencio with Patricia Ismael and daughter Cleona. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

As far as the story goes, it could have done with far less elements. Sometimes the morality or right and wrong become blurred. Needless details and complication sometimes gets in the way. But AEGIS music is SO moving, popular and relatable that audiences can’t help but enjoy themselves.

Rak f AEGIS’ set is a watery world. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Rak f AEGIS’ set is a watery world. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast with AEGIS (center). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Standing from right: Carlon Matobato (ensemble), Juliene Mendoza (Fernan) Set Designer Mio Infante, Shoe Designer Maco Custodio, Costume Designer Carlo Villafuerte Pagunaling, Seated from right: Robert Seña (Kiel), Ken Sunot AEGIS (vocalist), Juliet Sunot AEGIS (vocalist), Nor Domingo (Fernan), Mercy Sunot-Borjal AEGIS (vocalist), Aicelle Santos (Aileen), Phi Palmos (Jewel), foreground from right w i-phone5: Neomi Gonzales (Mercy), Kakai Bautista (Mercy), and Poppert Bernadas (Ken). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Easily RAK F AEGIS is the most ingenious set ever built by a local production. As much as Mio Infante, the set designer has been credited for it, the lighting designer Jonjon Villareal should also be praised. The flooded area is also lit from beneath or inside the waters. The murky water glows from within, the whole set is also a character, a statement to the pollution, the dangers that we as people have created and which results in our destruction.

Only too realistic close up of flood and trash lit from beneath the surface of the  water. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Only too realistic close up of flood and trash lit from beneath the surface of the water. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

left Aicelle Santos (Aileen) and Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) in RAK OF AEGIS a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

left Aicelle Santos (Aileen) and Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) in RAK OF AEGIS a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Aicelle Santos’ Riveting Voice

Singing the toughest parts of Aegis on stage fell into the capable ‘pipes’ of Aicelle Santos playing Aileen. The lead role is also alternated by Joan Bugcat. In spite of being in the pop/slow rock genre, the scale and notes are particularly high. Anyone who has ever sung and been ridiculed in a Videoke bar for singing an AEGIS song will testify to it. Their hits are particularly high, taxing and straining on the vocal chords.

Poppert Bernadas (Kenny) woos Aicelle Santos (Aileen) with his digital camera. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Poppert Bernadas (Kenny) woos Aicelle Santos (Aileen) with his digital camera. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

AEGIS vocalists also Rocked on stage from left: Ken, Juliet and Mercy Sunot. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

AEGIS vocalists also Rocked on stage from left: Ken, Juliet and Mercy Sunot. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

This could not have been more apparent when the real AEGIS vocalists: Juliet Sunot, Mercy Sunot-Borjal and Kris (aka Ken) Sunot got on stage the opening night. There was a direct comparison and Aicelle more than held her own in the impossibly tough songs. Aicelle was also able to lend her mellower, more emotional style to the familiar slow rock anthems.

AEGIS from left: Mercy Sunot, Ken Sunot, RAK OF AEGIS lead star Aicelle Santos (Aileen) and Juliet Sunot. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on their hits. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

AEGIS from left: Mercy Sunot, Ken Sunot, RAK OF AEGIS lead star Aicelle Santos (Aileen) and Juliet Sunot. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on their hits. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

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TOP from left: Jamie Rivera, PETA PR Supervisor Leloi Arcete, Writer Jude Cartalaba and GMA News Reporter Cata Inocencio. Bottom from left: GMA Balitanghali Anchor Raffy Tima and INTERAKSYON ace reporter Edwin Sallan. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

left: Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) & Robert Seña (Kiel). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

left: Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) & Robert Seña (Kiel). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

ALL STAR CAST

Isay Alvarez is the conflicted barangay captain Mary Jane alternating with the sexy and talented Kalila Aguilos.  It takes someone like Isay to play the subtle emotional conflicts of a politician who has to choose between personal gain and that of her community. She is the mother of Ken played by Poppert Bernadas, his singing has always been more heralded as a member of the RYAN CAYABYAB SINGERS. For this role Poppert shows more of his acting skills. His character Ken is both arrogant and sensitive.

left: Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) and Poppert Bernadas (Kenny). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

left: Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) and Poppert Bernadas (Kenny). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Poppert Bernadas (Kenny) woos Aicelle Santos (Aileen) with his digital camera. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Poppert Bernadas (Kenny) woos Aicelle Santos (Aileen) with his digital camera. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

right: Poppert Bernadas (Kenny) tries to win back Aicelle Santos (Aileen) via their theme song played from his phone. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

right: Poppert Bernadas (Kenny) tries to win back Aicelle Santos (Aileen) via their theme song played from his phone. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Robert Seña (Kiel) & Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Robert Seña (Kiel) & Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Robert Seña is the brooding father Kiel. Kakai Bautista’s comedic skills are tailor made for the lighthearted Mercy who alternates with Neomi Gonzales. Both Kiel and Mercy are parents to Aileen. The cast is a combination of established stars and young fresh talent. Jet Barrun of PILIPINAS GOT TALENT makes her theater debut as part of the ensemble.

Kakai Bautista (Mercy) and Robert Seña (Kiel). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Kakai Bautista (Mercy) and Robert Seña (Kiel). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast surrounds AEGIS band (center) on opening night. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on their hits. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Standing from right: Robert Seña (Kiel), Jerald Napoles (Tolits), Weng Pinpin-Adriano AEGIS (Bass), Rey Abenoja AEGIS (Lead Guitar), Vilma Goloviogo AEGIS (Drums), Stella Maries Galindo-Pabico AEGIS (Keyboards), Juliene Mendoza (Fernan) Set Designer Mio Infante, Shoe Designer Maco Custodio, Gold Villar (Ensemble) Seated from right: Aicelle Santos (Aileen), Isay Alvarez (Mary Jane), Ken Sunot AEGIS (vocalist), Juliet Sunot AEGIS (vocalist), Nor Domingo (Fernan), Mercy Sunot-Borjal AEGIS (vocalist), Director Maribel Legarda, Musical Director Myke Salomon (Ken), Playwright Liza Magtoto foreground from right: Nor Domingo (Fernan), Gimbey Delacruz (Ensemble), Carlon Matobato (Ensemble) Phi Palmos (Jewel), John Emmanoel Moran (Ensemble), Kakai Bautista (Mercy) and Poppert Bernadas (Kenny). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

on stilts, on water: Gold Villar (ensemble) as– from left: Aicelle Santos (Aileen) and Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) look on. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

on stilts, on water: Gold Villar (ensemble) as– from left: Aicelle Santos (Aileen) and Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane) look on. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Talented performers such as Carlon Matobato, John Moran, Gimbey Dela Cruz, Nor Domingo, Ron Alfonso, Pepe Herrera and Paeng Sundayan round out the cast. In fact Gold Villar has a precarious stunt with stilts while crossing a bridge on the ‘water’. Phi Palmos also has his moments as the Aileen’s gay bff Jewel.

Aicelle Santos (Aileen) and Phi Palmos (Jewel) check out her vid on YouTube via a tablet. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Aicelle Santos (Aileen) and Phi Palmos (Jewel) check out her vid on YouTube via a tablet. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Phi Palmos (Jewel) shows off his boots he made himself and Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane). TOP from left: Aaron Ching and Gian Magdangal, MIDDLE from left: GMA News’ Cata Inocencio & For Here Segment SOLAR NEWS’ Janina Sanchez, BOTTOM from left: PETA Exec. Dir Beng Santos-Cabangon, Juliene Mendoza (Fernan) and Noel Cabangon. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Phi Palmos (Jewel) shows off his boots he made himself and Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane). TOP from left: Aaron Ching and Gian Magdangal, MIDDLE from left: GMA News’ Cata Inocencio & For Here Segment SOLAR NEWS’ Janina Sanchez, BOTTOM from left: PETA Exec. Dir Beng Santos-Cabangon, Juliene Mendoza (Fernan) and Noel Cabangon. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Rak f AEGIS’ set is a watery world. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Rak f AEGIS’ set is a watery world. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jerald Napoles (Tolits) in RAK OF AEGIS, a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jerald Napoles (Tolits) in RAK OF AEGIS, a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jerald Napoles has had numerous roles on stage in PETA, Tanghalang Pilipino and other top productions way before Janet Lim Napoles was exposed. Jerald swears by his bank account that he is NOT related to Janet. Jerald’s role as Tolits is far more hardworking and honest too.

Juliene Mendoza (Fernan) in RAK OF AEGIS, a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Juliene Mendoza (Fernan) in RAK OF AEGIS, a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

fans grab a shot with their idol Aicelle Santos (Aileen). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

fans grab a shot with their idol Aicelle Santos (Aileen). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Gian Magdangal, Aicelle Santos (Aileen), Ehra Madrigal and Rak f Aegis Musical dir. Myke Salomon. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: Gian Magdangal, Aicelle Santos (Aileen), Ehra Madrigal and Rak f Aegis Musical dir. Myke Salomon. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Musical Direction & Choreography

Both the musical director Myke Salomon and choreographer Gio Gahol are also performers themselves. Most audiences still have Myke’s performance in Tanghalang Pilipino’s IBALONG fresh in their minds and is also one of our country’s top beat boxers. Myke alternates as Kenny while managing the music side of the production. Their talents have also made RAK F AEGIS the success that it is.

As we have heard and seen WICKED from Australia has a mind-boggling set. RAK F AEGIS is proudly right there with it. Our Filipino performers have never been inferior so go and see this once in a lifetime musical for yourself.

top: Robert Seña (Kiel) sings to Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

top: Robert Seña (Kiel) sings to Isay Alvarez Seña (Mary Jane). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cast surrounds AEGIS band (center) on opening night. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on their hits. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Standing from right: Jerald Napoles (Tolits), Weng Pinpin-Adriano AEGIS (Bass), Rey Abenoja AEGIS (Lead Guitar), Vilma Goloviogo AEGIS (Drums), Stella Maries Galindo-Pabico AEGIS (Keyboards), Juliene Mendoza (Fernan) Set Designer Mio Infante, Shoe Designer Maco Custodio, Gold Villar (Ensemble) Seated from right: Robert Seña (Kiel), Aicelle Santos (Aileen), Isay Alvarez (Mary Jane), Ken Sunot AEGIS (vocalist), Juliet Sunot AEGIS (vocalist), Nor Domingo (Fernan), Mercy Sunot-Borjal AEGIS (vocalist), Director Maribel Legarda, Musical Director Myke Salomon (Ken), Playwright Liza Magtoto foreground from right: Nor Domingo (Fernan), Gimbey Delacruz (Ensemble), Carlon Matobato (Ensemble) Phi Palmos (Jewel), John Emmanoel Moran (Ensemble), Kakai Bautista (Mercy) and Poppert Bernadas (Kenny). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Kakai Bautista (Mercy) and Robert Seña (Kiel). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Kakai Bautista (Mercy) and Robert Seña (Kiel). RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Poppert Bernadas (Kenny) and Aicelle Santos (Aileen) sing above flooded waters. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Poppert Bernadas (Kenny) and Aicelle Santos (Aileen) sing above flooded waters. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

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AEGIS from left: Ken, Juliet and Mercy Sunot during RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on their hits. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

AEGIS from left: Ken, Juliet and Mercy Sunot during RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on their hits. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

the multilayered set shows the neighborhood in a small space. RAK OF AEGIS is a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

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Phi Palmos (Jewel) in RAK OF AEGIS a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

Phi Palmos (Jewel) in RAK OF AEGIS a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

A river runs through the set in RAK F AEGIS a musical based on the hits of 90’s band AEGIS. It will run from January 31 to March 9, 2014 at the PETA Theater Center. Photo by Jude Bautista

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THE RAMP & MICO’s Milestone at Shang

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

Top fashion companies The RAMP/CROSSINGS Dept Store and MICO were recognized with a 20-year milestone at Shangri La Plaza. The partnership with these retailers has been long established since the beginning of the mall. A ceremony was held during the Retailer’s ball, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom last December 12, 2013.

: From right: Shangri La Plaza EVP & Gen Mgr Lala Fojas, THE RAMP Gen Mgr. Xandra Ramos-Padilla and Shang Properties Exec. Dir. Wilfred Woo. MICO received a 20th year recognition from SHANGRI LA PLAZA at the Retailer’s Ball, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom last December 12, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

: From right: Shangri La Plaza EVP & Gen Mgr Lala Fojas, THE RAMP Gen Mgr. Xandra Ramos-Padilla and Shang Properties Exec. Dir. Wilfred Woo. MICO received a 20th year recognition from SHANGRI LA PLAZA at the Retailer’s Ball, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom last December 12, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Shangrila EVP and General Manager Lala Fojas and Shang Rila Properties Executive Director Wilfred Woo were there to hand out special gifts to THE RAMP Gen Manager Xandra Ramos-Padilla and MICO Owner/Pres. Mia Urquico-Malixi.

From right: Shangri La Plaza EVP & Gen Mgr Lala Fojas, MICO Owner/Pres. Mia Urquico-Malixi and Shang Properties Exec. Dir. Wilfred Woo. MICO received a 20th year recognition from SHANGRI LA PLAZA at the Retailer’s Ball, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom last December 12, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

From right: Shangri La Plaza EVP & Gen Mgr Lala Fojas, MICO Owner/Pres. Mia Urquico-Malixi and Shang Properties Exec. Dir. Wilfred Woo. MICO received a 20th year recognition from SHANGRI LA PLAZA at the Retailer’s Ball, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom last December 12, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

It was a winter wonderland during the SHANGRI LA PLAZA Retailer’s Ball, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom last December 12, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

It was a winter wonderland during the SHANGRI LA PLAZA Retailer’s Ball, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Ballroom last December 12, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Last November 23, both THE RAMP and MICO were also part of the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, which was held at the mall’s Grand Atrium.

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

With runway-ready ensembles put together by renowned stylist Luis Espiritu, Shang presented holiday must-haves for style-setters featuring key pieces from the mall’s top brands—from glam casuals for Christmas parties during the day, to dressier options for holiday dinners and reunions. Set against a backdrop of heavenly voices by The Nightingales and live accompaniment by Klassika, Shang’s holiday fashion show was truly a rhapsody to remember.

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Parading their key looks for the season were popular and well-known local and international fashion authorities , including Arrow, A/X, Bauhaus, Bebe, Ben Sherman, Celine, Crossings Department Store, Daniel Hechter, Debenhams, Escada/Escada Sport, Gant, Gap, K&Co, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Mico Boutique, Nautica, Onitsuka Tiger, Rustan’s Department Store, The Original Penguin, Topshop and Warehouse.

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Featuring day-to-night dressing for every holiday occasion, the show began with casual, laid-back looks that were later on transformed into dressier outfits for more formal, evening events.

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Comfort was key for the men’s collection, as basic tees and piqué shirts were made cozy and preppy with lightweight knits and pullovers layered over, and paired with khaki and cargo shorts and dark-colored trousers to complete each look. Also featured were men’s button downs in classic checks and plaids, suit jackets in basic gray hues, and cozy outerwear in army green and navy blue, adding smarter and more tailored ensembles to the repertoire.

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Capping off the night’s celebration of glamorous fashion and music are opulent evening dresses in elegant cuts and silhouettes, and chic frocks and shift dresses in modern prints and designs. Outerwear like trench coats and accessories such as scarves fit for the cooler weather also made appropriate holiday style statements.

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Indeed, with a vibrant line-up of style essentials guaranteed to make standout holiday dressing as effortless as can be, the Shang has once again undeniably proven that it is indeed every urbanite’s fashion haven and every trendsetter’s style destination.

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

For inquiries, contact 370-2500 loc. 301/597 or log on to http://www.shangrila-plaza.com. Add Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook: shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage.

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

THE RAMP at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

MICO at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista


Sporty Holiday

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista
Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

by Jude Bautista

These days people are getting into a more active lifestyle. There’s a wide range of sports that have influenced casual wear. Brands like The Original Penguin, Onitsuka Tiger, ESCADA/ Escada Sport and NAUTICA during the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show have that comfortable active look. Bright colors a comfortable fit, sailing shoes, and sneakers are present in these brands.

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Shang Holiday fashion Show is annual fashion event held at the Grand Atrium of the Shangri La Plaza. Other brands that participated include: Arrow, A/X, Bauhaus, Bebe, Ben Sherman, Celine, Crossings Department Store, Daniel Hechter, Debenhams, Escada/Escada Sport, Gant, Gap, K&Co, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Mico Boutique, Nautica, Onitsuka Tiger, Rustan’s Department Store, The Original Penguin, Topshop and Warehouse. Renowned Stylist Luis Espiritu put together the many accessories and clothes together for the show.

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

For inquiries, contact 370-2500 loc. 301/597 or log on to www.shangrila-plaza.com. Add Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook: shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage.

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Parading their key looks for the season were popular and well-known local and international fashion authorities, including Arrow, A/X, Bauhaus, Bebe, Ben Sherman, Celine, Crossings Department Store, Daniel Hechter, Debenhams, Escada/Escada Sport, Gant, Gap, K&Co, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Mico Boutique, Nautica, Onitsuka Tiger, Rustan’s Department Store, The Original Penguin, Topshop and Warehouse. 

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Original Penguin at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

For inquiries, contact 370-2500 loc. 301/597 or log on to www.shangrila-plaza.com. Add Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook: shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage.

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Parading their key looks for the season were popular and well-known local and international fashion authorities, including Arrow, A/X, Bauhaus, Bebe, Ben Sherman, Celine, Crossings Department Store, Daniel Hechter, Debenhams, Escada/Escada Sport, Gant, Gap, K&Co, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Mico Boutique, Nautica, Onitsuka Tiger, Rustan’s Department Store, The Original Penguin, Topshop and Warehouse.

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

For inquiries, contact 370-2500 loc. 301/597 or log on to www.shangrila-plaza.com. Add Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook: shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage.

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Onitsuka Tiger at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Parading their key looks for the season were popular and well-known local and international fashion authorities, including Arrow, A/X, Bauhaus, Bebe, Ben Sherman, Celine, Crossings Department Store, Daniel Hechter, Debenhams, Escada/Escada Sport, Gant, Gap, K&Co, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Mico Boutique, Nautica, Onitsuka Tiger, Rustan’s Department Store, The Original Penguin, Topshop and Warehouse.

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

For inquiries, contact 370-2500 loc. 301/597 or log on to www.shangrila-plaza.com. Add Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook: shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage.

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Parading their key looks for the season were popular and well-known local and international fashion authorities, including Arrow, A/X, Bauhaus, Bebe, Ben Sherman, Celine, Crossings Department Store, Daniel Hechter, Debenhams, Escada/Escada Sport, Gant, Gap, K&Co, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Mico Boutique, Nautica, Onitsuka Tiger, Rustan’s Department Store, The Original Penguin, Topshop and Warehouse.

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

NAUTICA at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

For inquiries, contact 370-2500 loc. 301/597 or log on to www.shangrila-plaza.com. Add Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook: shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage.

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Parading their key looks for the season were popular and well-known local and international fashion authorities, including Arrow, A/X, Bauhaus, Bebe, Ben Sherman, Celine, Crossings Department Store, Daniel Hechter, Debenhams, Escada/Escada Sport, Gant, Gap, K&Co, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Mico Boutique, Nautica, Onitsuka Tiger, Rustan’s Department Store, The Original Penguin, Topshop and Warehouse.

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

For inquiries, contact 370-2500 loc. 301/597 or log on to www.shangrila-plaza.com. Add Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook: shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage.

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Escada Sport at the Fashion Rhapsody 2013: The Shang Holiday Fashion Show, Grand Atrium of Shangri La Plaza Mall last Nov. 23, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Parading their key looks for the season were popular and well-known local and international fashion authorities, including Arrow, A/X, Bauhaus, Bebe, Ben Sherman, Celine, Crossings Department Store, Daniel Hechter, Debenhams, Escada/Escada Sport, Gant, Gap, K&Co, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Mico Boutique, Nautica, Onitsuka Tiger, Rustan’s Department Store, The Original Penguin, Topshop and Warehouse.


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