Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Filipino youth join NEC World Children’s Nature Club

Press release

Filipino youth join NEC World Children’s Nature Club

NEC Philippines CFO, Harry Salas, with children, teachers, and volunteers at the NEC World Children’s Nature Club
Manila, Philippines, 18 April 2018 - NEC and the KEEP Foundation hosted an environmental education program called “NEC World Children’s Nature Club” from March 24th to March 26th at TALA Guesthouse, Baguio City. Using Skype, youth participants from Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Japan, the Philippines, and Malaysia were able to interact, exchange views, and share insights with one another.

Held annually since 2008 to study the potential of applying ICT to environmental education, this program is designed to train children’s awareness of the natural environment and create a global perspective.

For their first day, NEC Philippines CFO, Harry Salas, spent time with children, teachers, and volunteers from the Cordillera Green Network (CGN) and shared NEC’s Make-a Difference Day* activities and then went on to explore the nature around Benguet province. The children were greeted by other participants from China in the afternoon via video call. They excitedly exchanged information from their outdoor activities and ended the day with singing.

The next day, Hector Kawalig, CGN Project Coordinator, invited renowned Ifugao natives Gilbert and Billy Gano to teach children basic wood carving, one of the traditions of an indigenous ethnolinguistic group in the Cordilleras – the Ifugao people. The Ganos were the ones who sought and found alternative ways to continue the tradition of wood carving without harming the environment. Throughout the day, the children enjoyed themselves carving stones, driftwood, and fallen trees.

Sunday, April 15, 2018


April 13, 2018


THE Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Book Development Board present the 9th Philippine International Literary Festival on April 19 to 20, 2018

With the theme "(Author)ities," the festival coincides with Buwan ng Panitikan (National Literature Month), a month-long celebration that aims to promote, develop and preserve the Philippine literary heritage.

This year, London-based Filipino writer Elaine Castillo, who will launch her book "America Is Not In The Heart" during the two-day festival, will grace the event, along with fellow writers Glenn Diaz, Kristine Ong Muslim, Kristian Sendon Cordero, Liza Magtoto, Rody Vera, Genevieve Asenjo, MJ Cagumbay Tumamac, and Clarissa Militante. 

Book designers Karl Castro, Ige Ramos and R. Jordan Santos, along with graphic lit creators Manix Abrera, Mervin Malonzo, Elbert Or, and Carlo Vergara will give insights on numerous opportunities, trends, and challenges in the industry during the event. 

Other sessions will tackle relevant discourses on comics, cross-media projects, literacy and reading programs, fiction writing, self-publishing, among others. 

This year, NBDB partners with various organizations such as Film Development Council of the Philippines, Game Developers Association of the Philippines, Department of Education Bureau of Learning Resources and Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino for various activities including film screenings of local films, workshops on book-to-game adaptation, session on developing books and resources for the blind, and discussion about translation. 

Ateneo de Naga University Press will present 75 new titles. There will also be tabletop game demonstrations based on Filipino folklores and literature. 

Everyone is encouraged to join the translation contest of poems by Angela Manalang-Gloria on April 19. 

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts will hold the awarding ceremony of Bayan/Han 2018, a short film competition featuring local literature. 

All activities are free and open to the public. The talks and sessions will be held in various venues in CCP. Film screening will be held at the Little Theater and Dream Theater, while the book fair will be at the Main Theater Lobby and Little Theater Lobby. 

For more information, email, or call (632) 929-3887 loc. 804.

Monday, March 26, 2018


Press release

MANILA, PHILIPPINESColorful and eye-catching characters in exciting and relatable stories doing impressive athletic feats. This is what the new Pinoy-flavored professional wrestling is all about.

After last months highly successful preview and re-launch event MWF Open House: Level UP, the Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) promises to deliver a full package of sports-entertainment with its first major offering titled MWF 1: Kasaysayan. The spectacle will be held at Elements at Centris, EDSA Quezon Avenue in Quezon City, on April 8, Sunday, 7 PM.

MWFs roster of physically gifted entertainers is set to pack the show with family-friendly fun and action, headlined by a main event match of international proportions featuring KennethThe Eurasian DragonThexeira from Singapore Pro Wrestling going against former WWE and NXT competitor Ho Ho Lun of Hong Kong Wrestling Federation, with MWF flag-bearers Mr. Lucha and Robin Sane as their respective tag team partners.  

Embellishing the larger-than-life personas of MWF standouts such as the trash-talking Fabio Makisig, the tortured-soul artist Frankie Thurteen and the dangerous prizefighter Rex Lawin, another highlight to watch out for is the Federations sleek live event and multimedia productions, steadily steered by a creative team of professionals from the countrys TV, film and theatre industries.

"At Level  UP, we gave our 'Kapa-feds' just a piece of what fans can expect this coming April at Kasaysayan,” says MWF Co-founder and Commissioner Mike Shannon. “On April 8, we will provide fans- casual and hardcore alike- with a product that every Filipino wrestling fan can enjoyIf you're looking for great wrestling and family-friendly entertainment, MWF Kasaysayan is going to be the show for you- And then some!"

For inquiries and ticket reservations, please send a message to the Manila Wrestling Federations official Facebook page, or contact +63 9178431194

Kids 5 below - Free admission

Kids 6-12 years old - P149

Early bird ticket up to MARCH 26 - P249

Regular ticket price – P299
Paying guests, Senior Citizens, PWD, Army, etc. P249

Tag-team (2 ticket) - P 549

Family package (4 tix) - P 999

Paying guests, Senior Citizens, PWD, Army, etc. 249

Creative Director – William Manzano
Technical Director – Ohm David
Lighting Designer – Meliton Roxas
Sound Designer – Teresa Barrozo
Visual Director – Carlo Tarobal
Graphic Designer – Eshei Mesina
Photography – Vlad Gonzales

PM/SM – Lexi Bartolome


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