Class suspensions for Tuesday, August 20!

Several areas will again suspend classes tomorrow, August 20, 2013 as rains and floods continue to wreak havoc.

*Cavite Governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Remulla said classes will again be suspended in all levels in the province on Tuesday. This was announced on his Facebook and Twitter pages.

Cavite declared a state of calamity on Monday because of incessant rains and heavy flooding. At least two residents there have been killed, while another remains missing.

*Sta. Rosa, Laguna, which is under a state of calamity, has also suspended Tuesday classes in all levels

*Paranaque has also suspended classes in all levels. Government offices are set to resume tomorrow, however.

Las Pinas, classes in all levels.

Schools that have also cancelled classes for Tuesday, August 20, are:

Far Eastern University Manila

FEU East Asia College 

FEU Makati 

University of Perpetual Help-Biñan Campus

Perpetual Help College of Manila


PAL hiring more cabin crew: Dates and Venues bared!

PAL (Philippine Air Lines)said it will hold a job fair at the San Miguel Corp. head office in Ortigas Center on August 17.

Registration and screening of applicants will start at 8:00 a.m., while processing of applications will last until 5:00 p.m.

Applicants must be Filipino citizens, not more than 27 years old, and college degree holders. They must be able to communicate well in both English and Filipino.

Female applicants must be single and at least 5’3” in height while male applicants should be single and at least 5’6” tall.

PAL will also hire PAL ambassadors, customer service agents, sales and service agents, customer relations officers, and premiere guest services front liners.

PAL Express is looking for applicants to fill up airport ground staff positions such as work scheduler, ground equipment operator, ramp equipment operator, ramp services supervisor, baggage master, load controller, and statistics clerk.

The recruitment tour will move to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City on August 24.

Joseph Estrada is proclaimed Mayor of Manila!

Actor-politician Joseph Estrada has won as Manila mayor, edging out re-electionist Mayor Alfredo Lim in a tight race.


Joseph Estrada got 343,993 votes while Lim received 308,544 votes for a margin of 35,449 in favor of Estrada.

This is what Estrada said upon proclaimed:

“Sa buong lungsod ng Maynila ako po ay nagpapaslamat sa tiwalang ibinigay muli niyo sa akin. Asahan ninyo, itong huling taon ng aking buhay ay wala po akong hinahangad kungdi ialay ang aking karanasan sa public service, ibibigay ko lahat ang aking makakaya upang maiangat ang antas ng kabuhayan ng ating mga kapuspalad na mga kababayan.”

His running mate former actor Vice Mayor Isko Moreno also won as re-electionist.

Vin Diesel is Manila bound!

Hollywood film star Vin Diesel is Manila bound for the promo tour of his latest movie “The Fast And The Furious”!


The  45-year-old confirmed this on his Facebook account and expressed that he “always wanted to go.”

Solar Entertainment, the local distributor of  the movie also confirmed the report.

“The Fast And The Furious” co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Paul Walker at the premiere to be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.

Miss Earth 2012 Schedule of Activities up to Coronation Night bared!

Beautiful women from around the world converge in Manila, vying to become the next environmental beauty who will serve as an ambassadress and protector of the Earth’s natural resources.

The 12th MISS EARTH Pageant will be held in the Philippines. Pre-pageant activities will start on Sunday, November 4, coronation will be on November 24 at 8:00PM. Live telecast on Starworld and shown on November 25, 10:00AM on ABS CBN, The Filipino Channel and also on channels of participating counties worldwide.


November 4

Mall Show: Robinson’s Dasmarinas, Cavite, 4:00 PM
Trivia Challenge: A showcase of beauty and brains; those who get a question wrong will be eliminated and will do a consequence
Walk with ME (Promotion of walking and distribution of seedlings) at Luneta

November 5

Mural Painting as part of the Dolphins Love Freedom Campaign
with AG Sano: Katipunan, Quezon City (near GT Toyota), 8:30 AM
School Tour: Binangonan Elementary School, Rizal, 2:00 PM

November 6

Press Presentation: F1 Hotel, Taguig, 10:00 AM
Liter of Light: San Juan, 2:00 PM
Walk with ME (Promotion of walking and distribution of seedlings) at The Fort

November 7

Environmental Seminar: Bulwagang Ninoy,
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, 9:00 AM
Walk with ME (Greenbelt)

November 8

School Tour: P. Jardin Elementary School, Rizal, 9:00 AM
School Tour: Ilaya Elementary School, Rizal, 9AM
Liter of Light: San Juan, 9:00 AM
Green Bag Challenge (Promotion of reusable bags), 4:00 PM
Walk with ME (Promotion of walking and distribution of seedlings) at Sunset, Mall of Asia by the Bay

November 9

Resort Wear Competition: Hotel Pontefino, Batangas City, 7:00 PM
Mangrove Planting: Hamilo Coast, Pico de Loro, Nasugbu, Batangas, 3:00 PM

November 10

Liter of Light: San Juan, 9:00 AM
Swimsuit Competition: Golden Sunset Resort and Spa,
Calatagan, Batangas, 7:00 PM
Mall Show: Robinson’s Pioneer Forum Edsa, 4:00 PM

November 11

Mall Show: Robinson’s Starmills, Pampanga, 4:00 PM
Talent Competition: Enchanting Events Place, Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa Laguna, 7:00PM

November 12

Charity Day: Nayon ng Kabataan, Mandaluyong
Treeplanting, 8:30AM
SM Nido Discovery Center, 10:00 AM
Talent Competition: Dillingers, Makati City @ 7:00PM

November 13

Pond’s Make-up Challenge, SM MOA, 1:00-5:00 PM

November 14

Charity Day: Child Haus, V. Luna, Quezon City, 9:00 AM
Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour and Tree planting Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, 8:00 AM

November 15

Swimsuit Competition: A&A Plaza Hotel, PPC 7:00 PM
Swimsuit Competiton: The Royal Northwoods Resort, Coral na Bato, San Rafael, Bulacan, 7:00 PM
Evening Gown Competition: SMDC, Mall of Asia, 7:00 PM

November 16

Dove Unilever Event: SM Mall of Asia, 1:00-5:00PM
Evening Gown Competition: The Lake Hotel Tagaytay, 7:00 PM
Environmental Activities, Bicol

November 17

Swimwear and Evening Gown Fashion Show and beach clean-up drive: Hannahs Beach Resort & Convention Center in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Environmental Activities: Legazpi City, Bicol
Resort Wear Competition: Hotel Convention Hall, Legazpi City, Bicol, 7:00 PM

November 18

Tour of the Fireflies: Meeting area Tiendesitas 7:00 AM

November 19

JamStep: A Campaign for Healthy Lifestyle, Quezon City Memorial Circle, 7:00 AM
Charity Day: Golden Acres, Quezon City, 9:00AM
A Moment for the Earth (National Costume Competition): an evening with dignitaries, F1 Hotel (not open for public)

November 20

Fashion Show: Tressame and Forever 21, SM MOA, 7:00 PM

November 24

Grand Coronation Night: Versailles Palace, Alabang, 6:00PM Live via StarWorld

November 25

Grand Coronation Night Telecast on ABS-CBN, 10:15 AM

Rey Mysterio Wants To Put A Stop To Bullying!

Mexican American professional wrestler Rey Mysterio has partnered with the WorldWrestling Entertainment (WWE) in promoting “be a STAR,” a multi-platform, nationwide anti-bullying campaign aimed towards ensuring a positive and equitable social environment for everyone.
The wrestling superstar believes the effort is a worthwhile initiative in that it could help educate people about the importance of respecting individual differences, this, regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation. As part of his all-out support for the campaign, Rey Mysterio recently visited Manila to take part in “Bully Buster,” a symposium focused on spreading awareness concerning bullying.
The event, which drew over a hundred Filipino children, was hosted by family and child development psychologist, Honey Carandang. “It was quite fulfilling on my behalf to be part of the endeavor,” said Rey Mysterio as he hobnobbed with the children who were very eager to shake his hands and have their picture taken with him.
 “I am a parent myself and among my concerns is for my children to grow up with the right values,” he added. “And I believe this campaign is truly helpful in that aspect.”
 Known for his exciting, high-flying style, Rey Mysterio gained fame in the 90s via his stint in World Championship wrestling (WCW).. Today he is one of the most popular stars of wrestling. His trademark is the elaborate mask he dons during matches.
 During his time in WCW, Rey Mysterio won the WCW World Tag Team Championship three times, and the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship once. In WWE, Mysterio is a three time world champion. He also held the WWE Tag Team Championship four times, and the WWE Intercontinental Championship twice.
 He is currently listed as the lightest world champion in WWE history.
 Now, Filipino Fans of the international franchise can enjoy WWE Smackdown,WWE Vintage Collection, WWE Bottomline, and WWE Afterburn via Fox and enjoy high octane entertainment from their favorite wrestling superstars including John Cena, Batista, The Undertaker and of course, Rey Mysterio.
 Fox is available in the Philippines on SkyCable, Destiny Cable and Cignal.
 Visit Fox through their Facebook page at, [email protected]_PH and on for more information.

“The Phantom of the Opera” stages in Manila on August 25 to Sunday, September 30!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s megamusical “The Phantom of the Opera,” based on the French novel “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra” by Gaston Leroux, gets its Philippine premiere after 24 years since the production opened on Broadway.

An international touring production of “The Phantom of the Opera,” featuring cast members from theUnited Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, and South Africa, runs at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ main theater from Saturday, August 25 to Sunday, September 30.

Jonathan Roxmouth and Claire Lyon will lead the 130 cast, crew and orchestra members with the jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by international designer, the late Maria BjörnsonJonathan will play Phantom and Claire will play the role of Christine.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically acclaimed masterpiece celebrated its 25th anniversary on the West End stage last year, and continues to play to full houses nightly in London, New York and around the world. “The Phantom of the Opera” has been seen by over 130 million people worldwide, in more than 27 countries, has won over 50 major theatre awards, and has grossed more than $5.6 billion.

Book your tickets now at Ticketworld 891-9999 or log on to

Phantom Of The Opera Extended Due To High Demand!

Due to exceptionally high demand, The Phantom Of the Opera in Manila will have its season extended untilSeptember 30 at the CCP Main Theater, adding 16 more shows, the producers announced today.

The Phantom Of the Opera  is the longest-running musical on Broadway, and is in its 26th year in London’s West End.  Acclaimed as the world’s most successful musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece has been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide.  Audiences in The Philippines will be able to experience this legendary musical for the first time from August 25.

In announcing the season extension, Producer James Cundall, CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, said “It is an enormous privilege to bring The Phantom Of the Opera to The Philippines for its premiere.  I have always believed that audiences here will embrace this unforgettable show and love it as much as I do, so I am delighted to see such a strong demand for tickets, and to be able to offer 16 more performances.”

With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by international designer, the late Maria Björnson, The Phantom Of the Opera delivers a world class production.

“This touring production of The Phantom of the Opera is as fine as any version you might see in the West End or on Broadway—it is the same superb design, and we invest a great deal to ensure it is of the highest standards.” said Tim McFarlane, Managing Director of The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific.

Presented in Manila by Smart Infinity and Citibank in cooperation with Philippine Airlines as the official carrier, The Phantom Of the Opera  tells the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House.  Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano –Christine- the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her.  Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, The Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.

Joining the international cast and orchestra are some of Manila’s talented local musicians who have been specially selected by Guy Simpson, the Musical Director during auditions conducted in Manila earlier this year. Alongside these Filipino musicians is the talented Filipino tenor, Dondi Ong, who will be the role of Piangi in some performances. Mr. Ong has trained at the UP College of Music gaining a degree in Music, majoring in Voice. He graduated as Magna Cum Laude and the class valedictorian. As a performer, he has played lead and prominent roles in various Filipino plays, zarzuelas and musicals and has travelled to the US, Europe and Japan to perform for foreign audiences.

The Phantom of the Opera in Manila is produced by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Hi-Definition Radio, Inc. and Concertus in association with The Really Useful Group. Major sponsors are Shell V-Power Nitro +, PLDT Telpad, Diamond Hotel, OOCL, Monark Equipment and media partners Radio High 105.9, Crossover105.1, Monster RX93.1, 2nd Avenue, ETC, Jack TV, The Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Sunstar Cebu, ClickTheCity,, ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, Ayala Malls Cinemas, Ayala Malls, Rustan Commercial Corporation and Beringer – Napa’s Finest, exclusively imported and distributed by Happy Living Fine Wine.

Book your tickets now at Ticketworld 891-9999 or log on

Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco in Manila!

The international entertainment group Cirque du Soleil will perform in Manila with its vibrant signature production Saltimbanco from Aug. 9 to 19 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Advance tickets for Saltimbanco are available online exclusively to Cirque Club members beginning Nov. 30. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits include access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind-the-scenes information. To join, log on to

Saltimbanco is Cirque du Soleil’s longest-running touring show and has performed since 1992 to wide-spread acclaim to sell-out audiences in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan and New Zealand for more than 11.5 million enthusiastic fans.

Classic Cirque du Soleil at its best, Saltimbanco is a thrilling and kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility. With a cast of 50 high-caliber artists hailing from 20 different countries, Saltimbanco features breathtaking acrobatics and unbelievable athleticism during solo spotlights and epic ensembles. From the seemingly impossible balancing, jumping and spinning during the Chinese Poles or the Russian Swing to the gravity-defying Bungees and Trapeze, the crowd-pleasing Juggling and Acrobatic Bicycle, to the celebrated and very unique Clowns. Technical expertise and extravagant design are woven together by uplifting spectacular costumes, amazing lighting, humor and enchanting music and magic. Full of color, amusement and amazement, Saltimbanco is a fun show for the whole family. Saltimbanco, from the Italian “saltare in banco,” which literally means “to jump on a bench,” explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: The people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likeness, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers. A signature show, it is inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colorful inhabitants. Decidedly baroque in its visual, the show’s eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.

For tickets, log on to, and or call +632-470-22-22.

Hip-hop Shakespeare in Manila on July 5-6!

The British Council, in partnership with the Philippine Educational Theatre Association (PETA), brings Hip-hop Shakespeare to Manila for a series of workshops and performances from July 3 to 6.

Founded in 2008 by MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist Akala, The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company (THSC) is a music theater production company aimed at exploring the social, cultural and linguistic parallels between the works of William Shakespeare and that of modern-day rappers. Launched in 2009 with the support of British actor Sir Ian McKellen, THSC delivers bespoke education programs offering young people a different view of the arts and ultimately, themselves. THSC also produces interactive live music events/theater productions showcasing the work of up-and-coming young talents who share the stage with established artists and actors. ?

While in Manila, Akala will deliver a workshop at the PETA Theater Center from July 3 to 5. The workshop is for people with an interest/skill in rapping, singing, spoken word, poetry and acting. He will also have live performances at PETA on July 5 and 6.

For inquiries on the workshop and performance tickets, call British Council at 555-3000 and PETA at 725-6244, or visit and

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...