Friday, October 29, 2010



Through a grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA),
The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ resident theater company, Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) presents Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan), the
third production in its 24th Theater Season (2010-2011) that celebrates the
National Artist as a modern Filipino IDOL. Adapted for the stage by Liza
Magtoto, Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan) is based on National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario’s re-telling of the popular tale. It combines a folktale about the mosquito that is common to a lot of Asian countries with one that is uniquely Filipino about the kingdom of Mariang Sinukuan in Pampanga.

With music by Jed Balsamo and production design by Patty
Eustaquio, Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan) promises to be a fun and exciting feast for all the senses
where set pieces ingeniously transform into costumes that turn actors into
different characters right before the audience's eyes. Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan), will be
staged under the artistic vision of Tess Jamias, an alumna of the TP Actors
Company whose directorial work for Tanghalang Pilipino includesR.A. W., The Lover, Pamaypay, Kutsilyo, Yantok, and most recently, Apples from the Desert.

Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan), musical play for children of all ages features spectacular performances
from actors who sing, move, and play musical instruments while giving life to a
variety of animal characters. The cast of multi-talented performers include Nina
Angela Rumbines (as Mariang Sinukuan), Abner Delina, Marc AnthonyFalcon and
Michael Ian Lomongo.

The world premier of Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan) is on November 12, 2010, at 3:00 in the afternoon.

Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan), will run for two weeks at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) until November 21; with morning shows (10:00 AM) on November 13, 14, 17, 18, 18, 20 and 21, and afternoon shows (3:00 PM) November 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 18, 20 and 21.

For ticket reservation, booking of special performances and other information of Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan), , please call the Tanghalang Pilipino office at 832-3661 or 832-1125 locals 1620 & 1621. You may also contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 and Ticketworld at 891-9999 for ticket inquiries.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Night at the Museum at Manila Ocean Park in Cooperation with Zoocology October 31, 2010

Come and join Manila Ocean Park's Halloween Night in the Museum on October 31, Sunday! In cooperation with Zoocology.

A ticket to Manila Ocean Park's Halloween Night in the Museum entitles you to:
a. entrance to Jellies: Dancing Sea Fairies and Zoocology,
b. a loot bag,
c. a chance to participate in the Trick or Treat and Halloween Costume Contest of Halloween Night in the Museum,
d. and other surprise activities!

Ticket price to Manila Ocean Park's Halloween Night in the Museum is Php150.

Tickets available at Zoocology in Manila Ocean Park.

Registration at Manila Ocean Park's Halloween Night in the Museum starts at 3pm. Since its the last day of the Trick or treat month, I suggest to come on time to avoid the long queue.

Some added perks at Acquatica:

That is also the last day of the discounted Acquatica Lights and Fountain show at Manila Ocean Park so bring your family to witness this amazing attraction at one of Manila's prime attraction site.

For details you may check

P.S. The new ticket rate for the Acquatica Lights and Fountain Show at Manila Ocean Park is P99, don't forget to register.

I just found out that if you did not receive your SMS message, do not fret because there is the very accommodating people from Acquatica can assist you with this. Just approach anybody from their station to ask for help.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

P50 Musical Fountain Show Promo at Manila Ocean Park ends on October 17, 2010

I recently visited Manila Ocean Park and I heard a few visitors claiming their P50 ticket for the fountain show. As we know word of mouth is one of the best marketing tools so naturally I became intrigued about the promo.

Earlier this year, I bought the same Fountain Show tickets for my sister, my son and I. To watch the fountain show, I shelled out P900 for three tickets. So upon hearing that this guy will get his ticket for P50, I know this promo is a bargain!

I checked out Manila Ocean Park's website and this is the information I received:

1. Visit
2. Click on register and fill up the registration form; email add and mobile number is a must; then click submit.
3. Receive your instant SMS coupon through your registered mobile number within the day.
4. Present your SMS coupon at the Acquatica Ticket Booth for ticket seller validation.
5. Pay the amount of P50.00 upon validation to get a Musical Fountain ticket.

•Seat is on a First Come, First Serve Basis.
•One (1) SMS Coupon per person per transaction only.
•SMS Coupon must be availed within the promo period.
•SMS Coupon is not redeemable for cash.
•SMS Coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon or discount promo, including Senior Citizens privilege.
•MOP reserves the right to delay, postpone, or cancel the show in case of technical problems, heavy rain, or inclement weather.

So I did what the instruction said, I clicked on the register button which is located on the top right side. The register button is a red tab beside the log-in button which can easily attract your attention.

I filled out the registration form and after a minute or so I received my SMS confirmation for the promo ticket.

A word of CAUTION though: One SMS message means one ticket only so if you are five in the group that means that you should have five UNIQUE messages from Manila Ocean Park. The SMS cannot be forwarded from one cellphone to another cellphone. It has to be a message sent directly by Manila Ocean Park. I've heard funny stories wherein people who did not follow this instruction get mad because they cannot get discounted tickets for their family when they were the ones who did not follow the rule in the first place. It's really hard to please some people. They even threatened to just go to Hong Kong Ocean Park because of the "bad service or treatment" they claimed to have been given. May I just ask, if your having a hard time paying the extra P250 for the ticket then how can you afford to pay for the airline ticket, hotel accommodation, Hong Kong Ocean Park's entrance fee and amusement fees. Come on who are you kidding!

Anyway, it was sad to hear that kind of story because it reminds how we Filipinos treat our own fellowmen. Again let me just ask when we are abroad don't we follow the rules of our host country because we are so afraid to be deported. Why is it in our own country we find it hard to follow our own rules? Why? Tell me why? Don't you want our own country to succeed in implementing discipline?

Ang ginagawa ng matanda ay sya ring gagawin ng mga nakakabata. Ang basura mo ay laging babalik sayo. Pinoy naman, di ka ba nagsasawa?

My fervent request to those who will avail this promo or any promo in this country, "Please follow instructions."

As the late Dr. Robin of UP Education Department used to tell us "Magbasa para wag magmukhang tanga"