Saturday, November 30, 2013
Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Opens the Disney Vault with Tales Spanning from the First Animated Film to the 50th
During the Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Press Conference held November 29 2013 at the Gloria Maris Banquet Hall in Gateway Mall, the press was treated to a preview of what will happen in the most anticipated ice show in the country. ‘'They will celebrate 50 golden years of their journey and unforgettable experience of doing such kind of Shows in the Ice. And they will once again show and highlights almost all of the characters since the start of their endeavor. It will be one of the most finest shows that will be showed in every country this year and that includes the Philippines.
When Mickey and Minnie mouse comes to the stage we the media people was catered once again to the world of magic and once again remembered our childhood memories with countless shows they have done including movies as well . Two Child was lucky enough to be with them even in picture takings.
Hit the ice with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, and Goofy as they embark on a treasure hunt for some of the most popular Disney films ever. Audiences will experience a medley of their favorite animated Disney movies throughout the years including the very first full-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the 50th Disney film, Tangled. With eight movies and more than 50 Disney characters featured, Feld Entertainment’s Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove has a story for every generation.
“We’ve chosen some of the greatest gems from the Disney treasure chest for this production,” says Producer Nicole Feld. “We went through our entire portfolio of Disney On Ice shows, trying to bring something very different to audiences. We wanted to pick action-packed stories that really resonated with not only kids today, but with their parents as well. Treasure Trove has everything from the swashbuckling pirates in Peter Pan to the comedic duo Timon and Pumbaa in The Lion King.”
Before the action begins, audiences have the opportunity to get fit with a taste of what Disney On Ice skaters do to prepare themselves for every show. Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles lead a warm-up routine that will have everyone up on their feet. Audiences will stretch with Mrs. Incredible, run in place with Dash, pump iron with Mr. Incredible, and work up some extra energy with Violet. The warm-up routine promotes keeping kids active, while also allowing them to participate in the show.
“Crowd interaction is a key component to the Disney On Ice experience. We want the audience to feel as if they’re a part of the show, and that’s evident in this production,” says Producer Juliette Feld. “Rapunzel and Flynn share a special moment with an audience member when they release a lantern together, Sebastian invites everyone to be a part of the rhythm during ‘Under the Sea,’ Peter Pan and Tinker Bell encourage the crowd to echo the crocodile’s ‘tick tock,’ and Aladdin stops to shake hands with guests in Agrabah.”
Audiences will be amazed to see how many of their favorite Disney films and characters are featured. The show includes moments from classic Disney films like Peter Pan, The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid, as well as new favorites Tangled and Princess and the Frog.
Bringing such a wide variety of Disney animated features to life presented an interesting challenge for the show’s creative team. “I love the contrast between the very first animated Disney treasure, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the most recent, Tangled,” says director Patty Vincent. “I went back to the archives to re-watch Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, so that I could appreciate the fact that we’re going from the 1930s to today in one production. It’s amazing to see where we came from and where we are now, not only with the animation but also with the storytelling.”
The first story in the production takes audiences to Wonderland where Alice, the Mad Hatter, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and the White Rabbit are “Painting the Roses Red” for the Queen of Hearts. The Queen beckons forth her army of cards in an amazing illusion constructed by Choreographer Cindy Stuart. “We have a complete set of cards that are two-faced, which made choreographing this number really unique. I tried to trick the eye of the audience by having the cards skate in all directions. The crowd will have to figure out whether the performers are skating forwards or backwards,” says Stuart.
Audiences will then escape to Never Land with Peter Pan and hang out in the Lost Boys’ hideout, complete with a slide. To keep up with the fast pace of transitioning through so many of Disney’s treasured tales, Production Designer James Youmans had to create a versatile set, that could be quickly modified. “The set consists of several pieces that detach from one another, allowing us to rearrange it and even move pieces, such as the hideout, to the center of the ice,” says Youmans. “By being able to rotate the set, we can convert Captain Hook’s pirate ship into an enchanted castle. Having a set that transforms into different scenes is vital when there are multiple stories in one production.”
As the show progresses the lighting takes center stage, transporting the audience directly into the heart of each tale. Lighting Designer Jesse Blevins uses a variety of techniques to set the mood, adding emotion and depth to every scene of the show. For the beginning of The Lion King, Blevins lights the ice with warm hues of yellow, orange, and gold creating a peaceful early morning. As the story continues and Simba finds himself in trouble, Blevins’ dramatic lighting and dark shadows, along with the sound of hooves, make audiences feel as if they’re with Simba in the direct path of the wildebeests. “Lighting is so important in storytelling. It really adds a theatrical element and takes the audience from one story to the next, in the blink of an eye,” says Blevins.
The production concludes with a captivating parade of all nine Disney Princesses, bringing the production to a final culmination of excitement and adventure. With an extraordinary lineup of hit songs, memorable scenes and timeless characters, Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove will have audiences reliving the magic of Disney’s most cherished animated films all over again.
Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove will run from December 25, 2013 to January 5, 2014.
Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove is a holiday presentation of the Araneta Center, PLDT MyDSL and VISA in cooperation with Magnolia Chocolait, Business World, Crowne Plaza Hotel, JAC Motors Phils., and Blims Furniture. For ticket inquiries and purchases, log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph or call (02) 911 5555.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Philips Invites Filipinos to Reinvent Housing and Facilities for Typhoon Yolanda's Victim through meaningful Innovations
Last November 27, 2013 Philips initiated the launching of Meaningful Innovation program and we the On Line Media together with the Tri Media have a table discussion on this matter which has been their program in Indonesia, Korea, Thailand and Singapore last 2011. Together with Ms. Fabia Bueno es CEO and Vice President. We talk about the long term solutions specially on basic needs and principles in building shelters such as home and infrastructures because of the recent calamity brought by climate change in our country. “Having the Engineer’s Offices of those City’s basic requirements for more secured and right requirements for every city’s shelters and buildings.
Over the past month, the Philippines was hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan). From the destruction of basic infrastructures now pegged at 13.1 billion, health concerns, and access to healthcare, typhoon Yolanda has had an immense impact on 9.9 million people living in the Visayan Region.
The question is What are your ideas to help improve the quality of life of Filipinos through meaningful innovation?
“As we continue with this program aimed at helping affected communities in the Visayas, we are giving the Filipinos the opportunity to directly help fellow Filipinos the opportunity to directly help fellow Filipinos through meaningful innovations”. say Ms. Bueno , Country Manager of Philips Philippines. “ At Philips, we don’t just innovate for innovation sake. We innovate for your sake. We do this by listening and understanding the needs of the people, families, and communities . Through the meaningful partnership , this program ultimately rallies a movement to improve the quality of lives of affected Filipinos.- It is every Filipinos program.”
Through this program Philips underpins its commitment to define and deliver meaningful innovations to improve the quality of lives of the people in Asia Pacific. This year , the program was rolled out across Asia Pacific including the Philippines just earlier this year.
“Now is the right time to make this people live within their city’s in a more stable environment specially during storm surge or any Super typhoon that may come their way.” say’s Mr. Tan WWF-Phils.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Last November 21 Earthday Jam launch this month’s tour in Celebration at Trinoma Activity Center with the Clean Air Month for us to be more aware of what we are going through as a nation . And may this be a start for us to always be on our guard and be vigilant on conserving the mother earth having our waste be on the right disposal system . Our earth had been taking a lot of our abuse- from throwing of our garbage to the land, sea and the air, to harvesting more and more resources just to feed our insatiable greed- and the effects are as equally devastating. We are getting fewer areas where we can have fresh, breathable air , the sea levels are getting warmer which yields stronger and more powerful storms, and yet it seems that people are not learning from what the earth is trying to tell us.
Earthday Jam Foundation, a non-profit organization which imbeds conscious awareness to the public the importance of environmental preservation through music, communication and arts, has produced various environmental projects since the year 2000. And every year since then, artist couple Lou Bonnevie and Toto Gentica have extended their advocacy from a few people who attended the very first Earthday Jam in an enclosed bar, to crowds who rocked open-space venues around the metro.
This year, before Earthday Jam goes outside Metro Manila to bring their advocacy on saving Mother Earth to more Filipinos. The foundation will be kicking it off with their 2013 Clean Air Concert at the Trinoma on November 21,2013, in line with the celebration of the Clean Air Month. There will be booths that are open for donations for the relief and aid of Yolanda survivors during the event and everyone attending is urged to extend a helping hand. After that, Earthday Jam Foundation will roll it out in the Terraces, Ayala Center, Cebu City on November 23, 2013. Dumaguete City will also join the jam at the Robinsons Place Dumaguete’s main Atrium on November 24, 2013 and on November 30, 2013, Marquee Mall’s Activity Center in Pampanga City will be also filled with music and other activities- all for saving Mother Earth. Earthday Jam On Tour will feature the performances by Rivermaya, Lou Bonnevie, Nina, Paolo Santos, Noel Cabangon, and each of the provinces very own local talent, hosted by Karyl Marquez and Midi G. Aside from sending a message to more Filipinos across the country , Earthday Jam On Tour is more than just jam for these communities. “It’s not that easy to do.” Ms. Bonnevie explains her thoughts on mounting Earthday Jam for more than a decade now and is still pushing for more aggressive efforts in sending their message across more people,” but the gratification is coming from the audience and from the people that we touch. Hopefully in the future, we already toured around the Philippines and maybe around Asia too.” “We can be united to work, through every little way we know, on how to save the environment-not- not tomorrow-but now, !” Ms. Bonnevie emphatically adds. To know more about Earthday Jam Foundation and its efforts, like their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/EarthdayJamFoundation or call 8976991
Last night, November 22, 2013 Pharmaton through their Cinemaexclusive sponsored Medias and On Line Bloggers to a treat while launching and promoting their Apps on Pharmaton’s Cinemaexclusive Apps in the movie Hunger Games Catching Fire, Before watching the movie we dined in Bubba Gump for a hearty dinner and do some intimate chats with friends online and us being tag as VIP’s. Together with us are the Facebook winners of the apps users and their valued visitors from many other sectors of business. Yuppies today are busy with their respective careers but continue to find ways to embrace and enjoy life. They know that their life is in the palm of their hands, and they want to live it to the fullest. So in order for one to keep up living in the fast lane, he must find a way to make his energy last. Multivitamins + Minerals + Deanol + Ginseng Extract (Pharmaton) is a multivitamin that combines vitamins and minerals with standardized ginseng extract G115. It helps improve one’s memory and attention and fight fatigue. To prove how one can maximize his energy even after a hard day’s work, the second leg of Pharmaton Unstoppable Cinemaxclusive was held on Friday, November 22, 2013. The event promised a blockbuster night full of unstoppable perks including dinner, delicious desserts and coffee, drinks with friends and a block screening of the film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. Before the event, promotions were held from November 4 to 15. Key radio stations encouraged listeners to call in and answer questions about being an unstoppable character or actor. A digital raffle via the Pharmaton Cinemaxclusive App was also launched on Pharmaton’s Facebook fan page. As a result of these promos, 85 lucky winners plus 2 friends each were chosen to experience the unstoppably exclusive event. On the day itself, participants gathered at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Greenbelt 3 at 6:30pm right after office hours. They were greeted by a delicious dinner, followed by desserts and coffee. During the dinner, the participants also enjoyed having their photos taken at the Cinemaxclusive movie poster photo booth set up just for them. At 8:30pm, it was time to head up to the Greenbelt Cinemas for an exclusive screening of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. While watching, each participant got to enjoy his complimentary popcorn and iced tea. The fun definitely did not stop there. After the film viewing, the participants were able to pump the night up with cocktail drinks courtesy once again of Bubba Gump. To conclude the event, Pharmaton gift packs were given out to the event partakers, who proved to be an unstoppable force all through the night. True enough, if one has the will and energy to be unstoppable, there’s no telling what he can achieve. For more promo updates and news, visit facebook.com/PharmatonPH.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Last November 13, 2013 Harnn Concept Store was being launched at Greenbelt 5 Entertainment Hall with a grand showcase of their products for body with its cultural influences of Asian such as Japan, China , Thailand ect.. Most of our Asian counterpart has a very significant or distinctly has its own kind of medicinal plants that they used during the ancient time and it is only now that it is proven to be one of the best kind of cure that we can have without any side effects be it in body soaps, cleansing creams , perfume and other kind of reliefs that you can think for external or internal parts of our body.
Mr. Paul Harnn , Director of Harnn Products Co. Ltd. and Harnn Concepts Co., Ltd (HARNN , Vuudh, Tichaa and JARIT Brand). Mr. Harnn started Harnn Natural Home Spa in 1999 by launching the first collection of natural soap manufactured from Rice Bran Oil, which received a Patent in 2004, HARNN has since expanded its presence to more than 13 countries around the world.
Discover an exotic world of Asian knowledge, culture and civilization through HARNN, a leading Asian brand of body care and home SPA products that sets the new standard for a new contemporaf Gry luxury lifestyle. HARNN is inspired by a unique Asian holistic philosophy where the key to well-being is to maintain the natural balance between body, mind, and environment. HARNN’s holistic approach focuses on using natural active ingredients in restoring this natural balance. Many formulations are inspired from Asian traditional herbal medicine where plant extracts and essential oils have been used in brewing concoctions for centuries.
Asian art and architecture from Japan, China, Thailand and India has a strong influence in HARNN’s retail stores captures the spirit of traditional herbal medicine shop but with a luxurious flare.
The Asian artistic heritage is reflected in each of HARNN’s award-winning product and packaging designs, making each piece a contemporary luxury designed to enrich your everyday life.
Apart from HARNN skincare and home spa products, HARN Products Co., Ltd launched VUUDH home fragrance collection and TICHAA organic white mullbury herbal infusion to create a total wellness experience in line with the HARNN’s holistic philosophy to wellbeing.
HARNN has become a world leading Natural Home Spa product brand with exclusive concept shops and flagship stores in 15 countries. To know more about HARNN, please visit our website at www.harnn.com or visit HARNN retail stores at
* G/F Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
* 2/F S Megamall A, Mandaluyong City
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
At the left Mr. Kim Garcia, Business Manager of Victoria Court, Ms. Tanya LLana, Marketing Director of Victoria Court , and Manila Zoo’s Head Veterinary Mr, Heinrick Patrick Pena Domingo
Last November 11, 20113, Victoria Court’s executives turnover the Kitchen keys to Manila Zoo’s Head Veterinary better known as Doc Chief, who has been once the head since 1900’s . Today as he comes back after Immigrating from Canada , He renewed his commitment to help maintain the Zoo and make it more viable to one of the Manila’s wonder and eventually once again be a top income generating tourist attraction here in Luzon especially in Metro Manila..
Victoria Court has been one of the neighbors of the establishment since they have assumed in their industry and has been very generous in their endeavor of helping them picked up and continue to exist in this new era of High Technologies and Mobile Industry here in our country.
Their recent kitchen before does not undergo any major improvements since the 70’s and its good to note that Victoria Court give them such kind of support having their facilities upgraded from inside and will extend it unto the utmost need that they may help.
“Maali” the Elephant has been one of the cutest but consider one of the biggest yet so friendly and playful as well, Their home will be renovated next with Rhino “Bertha” that will give them more comfort and a more feasible environment for them to live with.
And those are most of the major things that Victoria Court will do and implement and up to the littlest putting up of signage for this zoo will be done for the betterment of their neighbor public tourist attraction such as Manila Zoo, that was once a major spot in Manila and will continue to strive to stand up as one of the major destinations here in our country.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013
Last night, November 9, 2013 Trinoma Ayala Mall on its 2nd year brings back Merry Christmas Lightings at the Garden 3rd floor , that brings joy and happiness to anyone who will shop for their Christmas gifts for love ones and friends.
Trinoma has been the preferred shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the North and has launched Merry Musical Lights, the annual lights and sounds show spectacular herseaalding the holiday season. The event was launched with the performances of Ms. Nikki Gil and the UP Concert Chorus that gives more spice to the celebration of the nearness of the seasons most awaited moment every year..
This holiday season programs evokes the spirit of togetherness most especially in the Philippines and is one of the most recent attractions on most of the high end places whereas for Filipino’s Christmas has been one of the most celebrated and endeared season of the year.
This Merry Musical Lights begins today November 9 and plays every evening at 7PM, 8PM and 9PM at the Trinoma Garden Restaurants and will last unitil January 5, 2014. “This years Merry Musical Lights Shows revolves around the ““Magical Cicus “ themed and true to the theme’s playful nature, this years displays of lights is expected to be more fun and lively color changing spheres and sparkling lights scattered around the Garden Restaurants. We’re going beyond the usual Christmas Tree lighting and experience that people will want to share and enjoy with their love ones.” said Mark Anthony L. Sablan , General Manager of Trinoma.
Merry Musical Lights will feature Filipino and foreign Christmas songs set to a dazzling light display, with each show lasting 7 to 8 minutes., and if you will see all the time showings you will find that sequences vary every showtime, with a Filipino Christmas Medley at one time and Traditional Chistmas tunes like “Joy to the World” and “Hark the Herald Angel Sing” in the next
Holiday Shoppers can look forward in Trinoma’s Green Light Sale from November 15-17. Stores will features great discounts of up to 70& off. The Green Light Sales Raffle Dazzle will also give shoppers a chance to win an iPhone 5, and iPad mini and other awesome prizes when they present a minimum P500 receipt.
Friday, November 8, 2013
The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit (#2Labs) has launched its Presscon last Thursday November 7, 2013, 7:00 pm at Greenwhich PhilFirst Bldg Ayala Makati Ciy . Quad media such as Press, Media entities and On line bloggers shared their common interest on knowing more about Social Media Marketing, On Line Blogging, Live Blogging and using the Internet as one of the major part of advertising nowadays.
The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit (#2LaBS) will be on November 14 and 15, 2013 from 8am to 5pm with the registration that will start at 7am at the Cultural Center of Laguna inside the Provincial Capitol at the Municipality of Santa Cruz. For this year, the organizers invited different empowered and powerful influencers from the mainstream media and online who they tagged as Social Revolutionists for showing their advocacies without fear, conveying their voices effectively with action, influencing their communities and by being the representatives of social forces.
The organizers are very happy to announce that Governor Jeorge "ER" Ejercito is always in full support for this historical event. Last year, the event received more than 700 attendees from different schools such as Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU), AMA, STI and UPLB. For this year, De La Salle Zobel from Ayala, Alabang are coming to #2LaBS to learn more about the importance of Online Marketing, effectiveness of Social Media in todays business, Cybercrime Law, Anti Cyber Bullying, Blogging 101 and why 33% Filipinos are online recently.
According to the former 2nd District of Laguna Board Member and now the new Assistant Secretary General of Philippine Red Cross Neil Andrew Nocon, "The 1st Laguna Blogging Summit last year contributed to the Laguna influx flow of tourist." This statement from the one in charge last time of the Province of Laguna Tourism only proved how effective is Social Media in giving awareness and hitting the right target market.
For this year, different companies shows support to the 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit. Greenwich Pizza made possible for the organizers to meet at their different restaurants/outlets in Metro Manila most especially at Philfirst Building at Makati where Greenwich have a conference room. The event first Social Media launch and website launch happened also at Greenwich Pizza Philfirst Building outlet and attended by Philippine Red Cross and Zoomanity Group.
The newly elected 3rd District of Laguna Representative Marisol Aragones shows also her full support to the event. Shes well known as Sol Aragones, the empowered reporter under ABS CBN surely knows the importance of Social Media now in today's advocacy and the fight against corruption which actually proven by the August 26, 2013 Historical Million People March where more Filipinos not only in the Philippines but around the Globe joined forces to show the same interest in fighting corruption where the first call just came from a single Facebook Community Account.
The 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit Final Program and Set of Speakers with their topic;
Program 1st Day November 14, 2013 Thursday
8:00am- 8:15am Philippine National Anthem
8:15am- 8:20am Opening Remarks -Dr. Nestor De Vera (President- Laguna Science Polytechnic University)
8:20am-8:25am Keynote Speaker- Gov. ER Ejercito (Province of Laguna)
8:25am-9:00am Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas (Social Media Ethics)
9:00am -10:00am Chinkee Tan (Finding your Passion)
10:00am -11:00am Eyriche Cortez (Power Tips For Blogging)
11:00am- 12:00noon Alvin Cloyd Dakis (Bashers in Your Blog: A Survival Guide)
12:00noon- 1:00pm Lunch/Raffle
1:00pm- 1:30pm Rhodora Espiritu (EduBlogging)
1:30pm-2:30pm James Jimenez ( Social Media in Voters Education)
2:30pm- 3:00pm Bert Guevarra
(Environment & Social Media)
3:00pm-3:30pm Snacks /Raffle
3:30pm-4:30pm Venzie Crisostomo (Advocacy online/offline)
4:30pm- 5:00pm Janette Toral (Bloggers as Digital Influencers)
Program 2nd Day November 15, 2013 Friday
8:00am- 8:15am Philippine National Anthem
8:15am- 8:20am Opening Remarks Neil Andrew Nocon (Assistant Secretary General- Philippine National Red Cross)
8:20am-8:25am Keynote Speaker Mayora Girlie Ejercito
8:25am -9:00am Dr. Tess Termulo (Health Advocacy)
9:00am- 10:00am Atty. Chris Lao (Anti- Cyber Bullying and Cybercrime Law)
10:00am- 11:00am Ben Francia (Search Engine Optimization)
11:00am- 12:00 noon Art Samaniego (Journalism in the age of Social Media)
12:00 noon- 1:00pm Lunch/Raffle
1:00pm- 2:00pm Pocholo De Leon Gonzales (Branding)
2:00pm- 3:00pm Lloyd Luna (Blogging Inspirational Life Stories)
3:00pm- 3:30pm Raffle and Snacks
3:30pm- 4:00pm John Cueto (Niche)
4:00pm- 4:30pm Carlos Celdran (Why I do, What I do)
4:30pm- 5:00pm Zero Basura Blog Contest Launch under Earth Day Network Philippines & #2LaBS
Oriang at Market Market and 100 Miles Cafe at Taguig and Tiago Progressive Cuisine at Quezon City helped the organizers too by providing the venue and food to some of their meetings while Zoomanity Group, Air Asia, 2GO Travel provides Gift Certificates to be raffled- of for the attendees.
The organizers would like to thank Pro Friends, Gardenia Bakers Philippines, Elabram Systems, Commission on Election (COMELEC), PATAS and Philippine Health Bloggers Society (PHBS) for their invaluable support to make the event possible not to mention our media partners such as Kliping Times, wheninmanila.com, The Tribune Post, Ronda Balita, Royal Cable, Magic Expose, WazzupPilipinas.com, Blog-PH.com, webby thoughts and Manila Channel.
The event hosts are Rod Magaru and Florencio Jusay Jr.
Organizers; Grace Bondad Nicolas, Dianne Salonga, Mac Vasquez, Pepi De Leon, Ross Del Rosario, Rod Magaru, Florencio Jusay Jr, Katrina Capili, Odessa Escaler, Cindy Nicolas, Mark Acsay, JayL Aquino, John Cueto, Jojo Busayong, Myrns Roman and Ivan Saldajeno.
For more information;
Official Website : http://www. labsph.com
Twitter: @labsummit #2LaBS
Facebook: Laguna Blogging Summit
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Last November 6, 2013 , One with Sulu launched a campaign that will bring Sulu to it’s peak by uplifting the state of education and livelihood programs, This project is one that will uplift their lives despite the last conflicts that they have gone through their city in Mindanao and in line is an exhibit and a documentary screening at Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center Makati City that will run until the 10th of November, 2013..
One with Sulu was borne out of the partnership between Klasrums ng Pag-Asa with the Philippine Marine Corps and the Tausug Community, supported by private sector volunteers and likeminded non-profit organizations and movements such as Ayala Foundation, Ayala Malls, lobe Telecom, Fisherarms, Feedmix, Foster Foods Inc,, Fungames, Juan Portrait, La Filipina, Matawkasi, Mindanao Grains Processing Co. Inc., Nautilus Divers, Philippine Marine Corps, PowerMac Center, Premier Cement, Pride Laundry Detergent, Sultanate of Patikul, Sulu Photograpeace, TEN MovesTibukk Lupah Sug Network and WeLovePost.
The images used for the One with Sulu exhibit and documentary were the result of a series of trips by volunteers in 2013, as new classrooms were built for the children of Hadji Hassiman Elementary School and Tuup Elementary School in Patukul. Previously these communities saw classrooms razed by fire or falling into disrepair as a result of the conflict. Since the start of 2013 , some 20 classrooms were built in various communities in Jolo and Patikul to benefit thousands of Tausug children.
“One with Sulu is a unified effort to ensure quality education for the children of Sulu. The goal is to build 20 more classrooms.” shares TEN Moves volunteer and Klasrums ng Pag-asa founder Atty. Angelo Valencia. “We are bringing the Southern shores to the corporate jungles to bring the stories of our Tausug brothers and sisters to a larger public and hopefully get them involved in bringing out genuine peace and development in an area that has seen much conflict.”
Meanwhile, as part of it initiatives for One with Sulu, Ayala Foundation is implementing Text2Teach and a sustainable livelihood program.
“Text2Teach provides multimedia educational materials in English, Math, Science and Values Education through mobile technology,” explains Luli Heras-De Leon, President of Ayala Foundation. “We are also launching a crowd funding campaign for sustainable livelihood initiatives in the area. This will run in thesparkproject.com for 45 days and aims to raise at least Php200,000.00..
Henceforth , Globe’s support to the Text2Teach project covers the counterpart funding for 10 schools in Patikul . As a member of the Text2Teach Alliance, Globe is hosting the project’s server and is providing subsidy to download video clips for a one-year period..
“Through One with Sulu, we can know the Tausug people better and have a deeper appreciation of the richness of the Tausug culture.” explains Mercia Salarda Alli of Matawkasi “ We also hope to change the public’s perception about Sulu, that we ourselves also do not want conflict.. We are also sharing the local initiatives that we’re doing to help Sulu and that we also dream of a brighter fulture for our children.”
The One with Sulu exhibit will run from November 6 to 10 at the Greenbelt 3 lobby. There will be regular documentary screenings, as well as musical performances and art and storytelling activities for the kids.
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