Sunday, October 30, 2016

JAMES HARDEN AND ADIDAS WAKE THE GAME UP WITH HARDEN VOL. 1

Press release

MANILA, Philippines – October 26, 2016 – adidas and James Harden reimagine the signature shoe game with the debut of Harden Vol. 1. The collection represents the first chapter of the collaborative partnership that began October 1, 2015 with the goal of co-creating footwear and apparel unlike any signature line in sport.

Driven by Harden’s performance needs and embracing his distinctive design insights, Harden Vol. 1 embodies James’ creativity and expressive style on and off the court. adidas continues to reinvent collaboration and Harden Vol. 1 is a bold challenge to the traditional creative process.

“This was my first time creating a shoe from the ground up. With adidas, we wanted to stand for something different, be true to who we are and that’s how we separate ourselves,” Harden said. “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and all the work we put in together is what makes this genuine. We’re open to each other’s opinions and we weren’t going to just put shoes on the shelves and say ‘This is James Harden.’ It’s built for how I play and you’ll see my style, different moods, the little details and stories that represent who I am.”

Harden added, “People always ask me, ‘How are you different?’ It’s hard to explain how you’re different but the shoe explains it for me.”

Pioneer – the first edition of Harden Vol. 1 – celebrates the championship game performance of a young, beardless No. 13 who scored 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished three assists and recorded two steals on the way to winning his second-straight California state title in high school. The silhouette is designed with a black knit upper, white leather toe shroud and red accents that pay homage to where his journey began. The championship date (March 24, 2007) is featured on the left sockliner with his game stats on the right sockliner 

WITHSTAND THE PRESSURE
Full-length BOOST cushioning provides unparalleled energy return, while a premium toe shroud – developed from Harden’s need to guard against defenders stepping on his feet – creates comfort and protection, unstitched design for natural movement and on-court durability.

NEXT LEVEL CONTROL
Advanced generative software analyzed James’ stress patterns on-court and built unique data driven sub-structures, creating a traction pattern specifically tuned for Harden’s disruptive change of pace and stop on a dime gameplay 

FIT TO CREATE
Asymmetrical lacing provides adaptive support and removes pressure from the top of the foot for quick cuts and deceptive Eurosteps, while a mix of knit and mesh material executions across various colorways stay true to fine-tuned performance benefits and Harden’s off-court style.

“We begin to think about chapters of our journey with James and this is only Vol. 1,” detailed Brian Foresta, vice president of design, adidas Basketball. “If you have the confidence to wear Harden Vol. 1, step out from the norm and decide to be something new in the game of basketball, then you don't rely on the old recipes. Nor does James and nor do we. I love that he pushed us in that direction.”

Redefining performance apparel, Harden’s signature collection is dressed to sweat without sacrificing his unprecedented style. Cross-functional pieces utilize multidimensional design elements for versatile on and off court transitions, balanced by exaggerated fits and a variety of tonal executions. The collection features breathable protection, secure storage, asymmetric wrapping and layered comfort true to both Harden’s game and basketball DNA.

“Harden Vol. 1 offered us the unique opportunity to reinterpret the traditional view on creating signature product,” added Foresta. “From developing his logo, to translating signature details and color executions, we set out to create something that is striking even at a distance and embodies everything James represents on and off the court.”

The Harden Vol. 1 identity challenges the traditional signature formula and features the Harden Mark, original typography and three stripe executions exclusive to James’ footwear and apparel. A visual expression of the way he disrupts the game, the Harden Mark implements design cues from the circle at center court, while the letter ‘H’ uniquely fuses with the brand’s iconic three stripes.

Signature details are subtly built into Harden Vol. 1 through coded language that ties back to family, including the birthdates of his grandmother (left shoe) and mother (right shoe) molded onto the heel. James’ own signature is also located on the medial side of both shoes on the toe.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Life hacks for a worry-free Undas 2016

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Whether you’re scheduled to pay your respects to your dearly departed loved-ones or you’re planning to go for that much-awaited and well-deserved long-weekend trip, there are several ways to keep your Undas 2016 experience much safer, more convenient, and worry-free.

Bring out the techie in you to make this happen. For long travels to the beach or your home province, use traffic navigation apps like Waze to check for traffic-free routes. Or keep your chat apps running for quick coordination with family and friends — especially if someone is getting lost!



Stay safe and stress-free this Undas long weekend and enjoy a solemn and/or restful time with family and friends — all you need to do is be Smart about it!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Samsung and Yuchengco Museum conclude Instagram contest, pay tribute to late nationalist sculptor Eduardo Castrillo

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(L-R) Jeannie Javelosa, Curator at Yuchengco Museum, Erwin Oliva, Corporate Marketing, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation, Fung Yu, 360° Photographer, Nixxio Castrillo (5th from the right), and Arlita Takyo-Narag, Head of Corporate Citizenship, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (1st from the right), award the winners and runner-ups of the recently concluded Instagram contest Culture Connect: Castrillo @ 50.

Emman Foronda (@emmanforonda) and Jet Velas (@jetvelas) each won a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and a Gear VR for submitting the best entry for the Professional and the Open Category respectively. Their winning photos are to be featured on Culture Explorer, a mobile application that uses augmented reality technology to help people, especially the youth, learn about historical landmarks in the Philippines.

All runner-ups of the two categories each got to take home a Samsung Galaxy A5 2016.

The awarding took place at the Yuchengco Museum, during the opening of the exhibition Eduardo Castrillo @ 50: Moving the Legacy Forward, which pays homage to the nationalist sculptor’s contributions to the art industry. The display may be viewed until 24 November 2016.

Android users can download the Culture Explorer application from Google Play Store for free, to view 360° images of monuments, churches and plazas located across the country, and gain a deeper insight on the Philippines’ rich heritage.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fuel your interests with videos on-the-go by YouTube Offline

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Do you find yourself in the middle of watching a video when it suddenly stops due to limited internet connectivity? YouTube Offline, which is available in the YouTube app for both Android and iOS phones and tablets, allows you to take your favourite videos offline while you’re on WiFi or a data plan. Once taken offline, these videos will be available for you to enjoy anytime, even when you have low or no internet connectivity on your phone. That’s right—no more buffering wheel!  

In order to use YouTube Offline for a particular video, you must first look for the offline icon . The icon is a circle with an arrow pointing down, and looks like this . It’s located on the lower right side of the screen, below the title. Just tap the offline icon and you will be able to save your video offline.

If you have a certain interest, check out the following videos which  you can watch with YouTube Offline:

  1. Workout at home with fitness videos. If you hate hitting the gym or are too lazy to go out to jog, working out at home is a good alternative. All you need are basic training equipment like a yoga mat, your trusty rubber shoes, and a good workout video to guide you.

Check out Isabelle Daza’s home workout and core and plank exercises and don’t forget to take it easy. If you’re looking to take it a notch higher, here’s Jillian Michael’s Shred it with Weights video. Just save these videos offline and you won’t have to worry about lagging videos in the middle of that killer workout.

  1. Cook using video recipes. Found a delicious recipe to try online but you don’t have the ingredients to cook it at home yet? Save that video offline, hit the grocery store, and come back prepared  and inspired to give it a go!

Visit Erwan Heussaff’s YouTube channel and try his Filipino Sweet Spaghetti recipe, perfect for family occasions. For a decadent breakfast recipe, check out Erwan’s collaboration with Tastemade wherein he prepares Matcha Black Sesame Seed Pancakes.

  1. Master the art of applying makeup. Are you looking for tips on how to effortlessly look beautiful for a date or a fun night out with friends? The makeup video tutorials on YouTube are endless. Save your favorites offline to use for special occasions.

Here’s Nicole Andersson’s Easy Date Night Look video which you can hit and play later. If you’re going for a glammed up look, Bretman Rock’s Full Face Pink Glam Tutorial will save the day.

  1. Satisfy your inner travel bug with YouTube vlogs. Do you love going on an adventure and trying new activities? If you’re headed for a road trip soon, load up on some travel vlogs from YouTube which you can access while on the road.

If Camiguin is one of the must-visit destinations on your list, have a sneak peek of what’s waiting for you with Laureen Uy’s Camiguin Island video. You can also discover new places to go to by watching Wil Dasovich’s Philippines - Travel Vlogs, a playlist of videos that feature different locations and activities in the country you can try out.

  1. Learn to play a music instrument. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, there are lots of videos online you can learn from. Check out Zenoshow’s Guitar Tutorials, particularly a tutorial on how to play Jack Johnson's song "Banana Pancakes". You can also learn how to play the popular Filipino song “Ang Huling El Bimbo” by The Eraserheads in this tutorial. Zeno will teach you the chords first before going through the entire song, making learning to play the guitar fun and easy. Just save the videos so you can watch it for the next 48 hours!

Whatever interests and passions you may have, YouTube has you covered -- from do-it-yourself videos to vlogs and recipes. With YouTube Offline, you’re sure to have access to the videos that fuel your interests. All you have to do is to tap that offline icon and you’re good to go!

Monday, October 24, 2016

adidas unveils the Dame Time Edition of the D Lillard 2

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You know what time it is.

With just .9 seconds remaining on the clock, Damian Lillard drained a three-pointer at the buzzer to the tune of a sold-out Portland crowd that upset the Houston Rockets in Game 6 on May 3, 2014. Dame has since earned the reputation of taking over in the clutch and to honor the moments he lives for, adidas unveils the Dame Time edition of the D Lillard 2.

“I’ve always practiced game-winning shots since I was a kid. My brother and I used to count down the finals seconds, and we wouldn’t leave the hoop until we made it,” Dame explained. “It’s a routine that’s helped shape my mentality in those final moments of a game. I’ll just point to the watch, and you know what time it is.” 

Dame Time displays a tonal shot clock mosaic on a sharp red upper and embraces design cues from disappearing minutes in crunch time to reveal the iconic .9 seconds. Matching the ice in his veins, the latest D Lillard 2 also features iced out accents along the outsole and heel branding while gold hits on the lace tips and eyelets cap off the buzzer beating tribute. 

Dame Time is already available in leading adidas stores and retail partners for P5,995.

Follow the conversation @adidashoops on Twitter and Instagram with #DLillard2.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Win a set of Wrangler TripleMax Tires by joining Goodyear's My SUV Story Contest

Press release

Join Goodyear’s “Love the Drive, My SUV Story” contest and get a chance to win a set of the new Goodyear Wrangler TripleMax Tires..

To join, just follow these simple steps:

1. Tell us about your SUV. How do you use it? Where do you use it? Post your story in our Facebook page -www.facebook.com/GoodyearPhilippines/

2. Attach a photo of your bonding moment with your SUV or a bonding moment with someone special inside your SUV.
3. Caption it with your answer to this question: “Given your driving style and needs, how will Goodyear Wrangler TripleMax tires help you #LoveTheDrivewith your SUV?”
4. Please include the hashtags #GoodyearPH #LoveTheDrive #MySUVStory
5. The most creative submissions win special prizes from Goodyear Philippines!

The first prize winner will get to take home one set of four  Wrangler TripleMax tires while five consolation prize winners will enjoy Fuji Instax Mini 7S camera.

Contest duration is from September 9 – October 21, 2016 and is open to followers based on the Philippines.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Samsung store officially launches on Lazada

Press release

Manila, Philippines, October 14, 2016 – Samsung Electronic Philippines Corp. (SEPCO) and Lazada E Services Philippines Inc. announced today the launch of the official Samsung store on Lazada. Consumers can now shop Samsung products with ease and convenience online.
 
(L-R)Inanc Balci, Co-Founder & CEO, Lazada E Services Philippines Inc., Kevin Lee, President, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp.
As a global leader in innovation and technology, Samsung continues to find ways to provide their consumers different retail channel options. Globally, eCommerce sales continue to rise and are predicted to double by 2019. The same trend is being seen here in the Philippines, as more retailers are making efforts to expand their businesses by reaching out to more consumers outside Metro Manila and offering exclusive deals through their online stores.[1]

“We see that online shopping is becoming very popular in the country. Convenience plays a huge role in shopping for our Filipino consumers today. Most would prefer to avoid the heavy traffic and crowded stores, so they turn to online shopping where they don’t have to leave their homes or offices. But when it comes to consumer electronics, most still prefer to visit the physical store due to issues of quality and warranty. By having an official store with a partner that we trust, we reassure our valued customers the same quality and warranty an actual store does,” shares Kevin Lee, President, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp.

Other than shopping convenience, the Samsung store on Lazada also offers consumers official product warranty and exclusive offers.

“We, in Lazada, want to continue providing quality products for our Filipino consumers and this partnership with Samsung greatly helps us to attain that goal. It is an honor to partner with a like-minded company such as Samsung,” notes Inanc Balci, Co-Founder & CEO, Lazada E Services Philippines Inc.

With the official Samsung store now open on Lazada, Filipinos can expect a hassle-free retail experience when shopping for the latest offerings of Samsung. To experience this yourself, visit http://www.lazada.com.ph/officialsamsungstore/

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Solar Entertainment Channels' Logos Gets a Different Look

Solar Entertainment's President and CEO Mr. Wilson Tieng
Before the cable TV and internet viewing, I am already an avid viewer of Solar Entertainment when RPN 9 was still in the airwaves. I had good memories of watching my favorite sci-fi series Star Trek. When RPN 9 about to premiere the last(so far) Star Trek series, Enterprise; the group I’m affiliated with, U.S.S. Kalayaan was tapped to join the premiere in our Starfleet uniforms and display our collectibles of Star Trek model ships and action figures.

What makes Solar Entertainment consistent was they never loop one season of the series and continues to bring the latest season and the newest and trending series in U.S. today. Even when it was renamed ETC, I still view their shows though there is presence of cable TV stations.

Now, I am viewing my favorite series The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Lucifer and The Big Bang Theory on JACK TV. The latter is the longest running series I’ve been watching so far and will continue as the other series I’ve mentioned just started airing their latest season premieres. If you can see me now, you will see one happy couch potato.

During the launch of Solar Entertainment, not only I was happy that Solar Entertainment invited me to attend, I was privilege to witness the new logos and Sunday the October 16th at 2000hrs(8PM Philippines), all Solar Entertainment stations, will unveil their new logos on each station: ETC, 2nd Avenue, Basketball TV, and Solar Sports. Mark it on your cellphone calendars and witness it first.


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Friday, October 14, 2016

Heartwarming Stories by TCL

TCL is already an established TV brand that distributes quality TV sets that sets the standards in this digital era. In its 35th year of service, they are producing a series of webisodes or online episodes with stories of hope.
Simone Rota (right)

One of the featured personalities of the webisodes is Philippine Azkals’ Simone Rota. His life story started when he was orphaned and an orphanage took him in. When he started out in Azkals, he never forget his roots in the orphanage which he started supporting and spend time with kids and teaching them how to play football.


You may say this is how Simone “plays it forward.” There are more inspiring stories in the TCL Facebook page. The good thing about this webisodes in Facebook everyone can watch this stories because most the social network has most active netizens. If you like the story, you can comment and share it to others who need to watch it.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

TATLONG LINGGONG PAG-IBIG ALL SET TO OPEN ON NOV. 11

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Naaalala mo ba yung tamis ng unang halik ? Eh yung pait ng una ‘mong break-up ? Yung first date mo ? Yung huling beses na masaya kayo ? Yung maliliit na away na biglang lumalaki? Nung tight budget ang dates niyo pero ang saya-saya niyo parin ? Hayaan niyong iparanas namin sa inyo ang first love, first break-up, first toot, first away, at lahat ng iba ‘pang first sa inyong buhay pag-ibig. Sama-sama tayong maglakbay sa nakaraan, kasalukuyan at hinaharap. Umiyak, Tumawa, Magwala, Humugot, Ma-sawi, Mag-reminisce, at Mag-ultimatum kayo sa pinakabagong handog ng DALANGHITA PRODUCTIONS.

Tunghayan ang inyong Past, Present at Future selves sa usapin ng pag-ibig! Sama-sama tayong umibig sa loob lamang ng tatlong linggo. Oo, Tatlong linggo lang!

            Dalanghita Productions proudly presents its 2016 production “Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig” – a three weekend theater treat of six original one-act Filipino productions in a musical or a play featuring the country’s noted playwrights, directors, musical directors and actors.

            “Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig” is set to open on November 11 and shall run until November 27 at Power Mac Center Spotlight - Level 2, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, A.P. Reyes Ave., Brgy. Big Carmona, Makati City.

            The featured productions for Set A are as follows:
1.    Isanlibong Taon -  Playwright: Pertee Brinas, Music: Ejay Yatco, Director: Guelan Luarca
2.    Mula Sa Kulimliman -  Playwright: Carlo Vergara, Director: Hazel Gutierrez
3.    Malapit Man, Malayo Rin -  Playwright: Chris Martinez, Director: Melvin Lee
The schedule of performances are: Nov. 12 (Saturday, 3pm), Nov. 13 (Sunday, 8pm), Nov. 18 (Friday, 8pm), Nov. 19 (Saturday, 8pm), Nov. 20 (Sunday, 3pm), Nov. 26 (Saturday, 3pm), and Nov. 27 (Sunday, 8pm).

            The featured productions for Set B are as follows: 
1.    Corazon Negro -  Playwright: Layeta Bucoy, Music: Joel Balsamo, Director: Tuxqs Rutaquio
2.    Rom.Com -  Playwright & Director: George De Jesus III
3.    Ang Una at Comeback Album ni Pete - Playwright & Music: Juan Miguel Severo, Director: Mara Paulina Marasigan

The schedule of performances are: Nov. 11 (Friday, 8pm), Nov. 12 (Saturday, 8pm), Nov. 13 (Sunday, 3pm), Nov. 19 (Saturday, 3pm), Nov. 20 (Sunday, 8pm), Nov. 25 (Friday, 8pm), Nov. 26 (Saturday, 8pm), and Nov. 27 (Sunday, 3pm).  

            ‘'Wag ka nang mag-laslas, magmahal ka nalang ulit !"

            Connect to Dalanghita Productions online through the following social media networks:
Facebook:    www.facebook.com/DalanghitaProductions
Twitter:          @dalanghitaprod
Instagram:    @dalanghitaprod

DALANGHITA PRODUCTIONS would like to thank its sponsors:
Taste of my Home (by Tess Cruz) Restaurant
Chubs Chasers
Sikat Studios
Chester Ng Photography

See you at the theater !
            For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999.

Friday, October 7, 2016

TANGHALANG ATENEO SET TO OPEN " BOY " ON OCT. 19

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Who were you, who are you and who will you become? How much of you did you decide for yourself?


Tanghalang Ateneo, the longest-running theater company of the Loyola schools of the Ateneo de Manila University opens its 38th season: De/Constructing Narratives with Boy, a thought-provoking new play by award-winning American playwright Anna Ziegler. This will go onstage at the Ateneo de Manila’s Black Box Theater (Fine Arts Annex) on October 19-November 12.

            The play, which just had its world premiere produced by Keen Company in New York City earlier this year, is translated into Filipino by Guelan Varela-Luarca and directed by Ed Lacson, Jr. Tanghalang Ateneo’s production of this play not only serves as its Philippine premiere but is also its first international staging and the first one produced outside of the original New York City production.

            Boy is a story of self-realization and gender identity, a journey to find one’s self amidst doubt and confusion. The play follows the life of Adam Turner who, as a new-born baby, had an unfortunate medical accident resulting in his parents deciding to raise him as a girl upon the advice of a renowned psychologist. As Adam grows older, his confusion about who he is and what he wants to become in life becomes more and more apparent that his parents eventually decide to reveal to him his biological gender. The discovery leads Adam to re-create himself, severing all communication with his psychologist.

            Cholo Ledesma plays this challenging title role.
           
            Teroy Guzman plays Dr. Wendell Barnes, Adam’s psychologist. Passionate about his work and ideals, Dr. Barnes has trouble looking past his own intentions to see the tragic consequences of his actions.

            Camille Abaya plays Jenny, Adam’s love interest. A down-to-earth, single mother, Jenny is confused about Adam’s temperament and his relentless persistence in wanting to pursue a relationship with her.

            Mayen Esta├▒ero and Wenah Nagales alternate as Trudy, Adam’s mother. Like all mothers, Trudy has always tried to look out for the best interests of her child but is undone by her desperation to find an immediate solution to a life-altering problem.

            Juliene Mendoza plays Doug, Adam’s father. Often absent because of work, Doug leaves the responsibility of raising Adam to Dr. Barnes and Trudy, with terrible consequences.

            A nominee for the 2016 Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award, Boy was inspired by a real-life psychological case study conducted in the U.S. from the late ‘60s to the early ‘90s. This study, commonly referred to as the case of “Dr. Money And The Boy With No Penis,” is about a botched circumcision that leads to the child’s parents seeking the help of renowned sexologist Dr. John Money who agrees to the counseling of the child in exchange for conducting the study.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Excel World Championship

Press release

Microsoft is excited to announce the Excel World Championship competition! There are millions of people who rely on Excel to get things done faster and make their lives easier.  We want to meet all Filipino Excel lovers and see what you can do.

Excel fans can show their skills and creativity as they work through questions focusing on:
·       data management,
·       data visualization, and
·       formula writing.

From October 2016 to November 2016, Microsoft will run four rounds of Excel tests for residents of select countries.  Only the top competitors in each round will make it through to the next, until ultimately there is one Excel Champ from each country!  Prizes for the country competitions vary.

In Early 2017, the country champions and our International winner will compete against one another for the title of Excel World Champ and our Grand Prize of a trip to Seattle, USA and a meeting with Excel Product Leads to provide feedback on the next features added to Excel.

Round 1 begins October 3rd!  For more details on the competition rules, eligible countries, and registration check out http://aka.ms/ExcelChampPH

In the meantime, check out some surprising things you didn’t know about Microsoft Excel with this simple tips and tricks story.

Thank you to all the fans who have supported us over 30 years!  We look forward to seeing how you Excel! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

BPI-PhilAm Plans Unveils BPI-PhilAm Building Makati

Insurance in the Philippines is given controversy due to what happened in couple of insurance companies that was not able to give their benefits to their insurance clients or policy holders. But now it’s different.


We already have the Insurance Commission to make sure it won’t happen again. One of the conditions in pre-need companies is to have a required trust fund so you can sustain the insurance business.  This is also good when the country’s oldest established bank partnered with one of the country’s established insurance company has their own building and kick off their campaign to orient the public about Bancassurance.


BPI and PhilAm Plans got what it takes to make the insurance business trustworthy in the public’s eye and will orient people why everyone should invest in one. With this partnership, it may be easy to claim benefits or pay dues.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pangarap Ng Isang Gabi sa Gitnang Tag-Araw theater review

I first saw an interpretation of William Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night Dream in a stage production done by Ateneo theater guild in the Metropolitan Theater back in high school as a school requirement. Seeing students doing theater made it appealing for me which why I am now writing reviews for theatrical productions.
The four lovers: Helena, Lysander Hermia and Demetrius played by Lhorvie Nuevo,Marco Viana, Antonette Go and JV Ibesate.

I also saw the movie version that sets the Shakespeare comedy in a 19th Century Italy that stars Kevin Kline, Michelle Pffeifer, Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Christian Bale, Stanley Tucci and more. In the stage productions, I already watch Tanghalang Pilipino interprets Shakespeare play in different worlds like World War II Germany and Kabuki theater style.

This year marks the 400th death anniversary of The Bard and what better way to give tribute than doing one of his comedies “The Midsummer’s Night Dream. Before you read my review, read my media launch conference post here.

Entitled in Tagalog as “Pangarap Sa Gabi Ng Gitnang Tag-Araw”, Director Carlitos Siguion-Reyna interpreted the comedy as a contrast to chaos and order. The stage design shows the castle as orderly and the forest below as chaotic. It is the balance of chaos and order. After all, there would be no order if there’s no chaos.

Even the costumes show order and chaos. The kingdom of Theseus is well-dressed with a touch of Westernized clothing while the female cast are dressed in traditional Greek as it was supposed to be. The faerie realm is the mixed up of the two which is also chaotic.

But to add more chaos to it, this is the first time I watch a play that is totally bilingual. Some lines were in English and some in Tagalog. But the story is quite clear. Comparing to the many versions I’ve seen, this is the best and the funniest. Even though Midsummer’s night is a comedy, it is still best to be seen for R-13 audience. It can be compared to sexy comedy. The characters of this Shakespeare piece are all sensual.

What makes this production unique is the immersive experience. Forget the traditional set up of theater where the stage is upfront. The stage is right in front of the audience and the actors can pass by your seat in the duration of the play.


For Mr. Siguion-Reyna, he would love to do Shakespeare again. He would like to do Corolianus because it is a political piece and very timely. Watch Pangarap Ng Isang Gabi ng Gitnang Tag-Araw  with Audie Gemora as Oberon, Jackie Lou Blanco as Hypolita, Liesl Batucan as Titania on a limited run at CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute (side entrance of CCP). For more theatrical stage productions, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook .