Visa’s Financial Literacy Program Educates More Than 36,000 Students and Teachers

Visa’s financial literacy program, launched in 2017, has educated over 36,000 students and teachers in 30 cities. Teaming up with Tanghalang Pilipino and Teach for the Philippines, Visa launched the tagalog skit, Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog three years ago, with support from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The interactive play focused on Gwyneth, a young student faced with…

Young ballerina Francesca Hayward makes film debut as the lead character in “Cats” (Opens January 8)

In bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical Cats into a breakthrough cinematic event, the filmmakers sought a character that audiences could latch onto. Screenwriter Lee Hall says, “I thought, what if we follow one cat through the whole thing, and that’s how we came up with the idea of following one young cat, Victoria,…

Taiwan Cultivates The Future Of Smart Agriculture

  Besides being a technological hub, Taiwan also has a flourishing agricultural sector. Indeed, just in the first half of 2019, Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture reported that the island republic has logged US$2.7B (nearly 140 billion pesos) worth of agricultural exports. This number is only expected to grow as the nation recalibrates its agricultural strategy.…

The Lion King Musical Child Actor JJ Dolor Announced As New World Vision Ambassador

Promising Filipino singing 12-year old stage-actor Julien Joshua “JJ” Millanes Dolor, was unveiled as World Vision Philippines’ newest and youngest ambassador for children in the Philippines. Dolor captivated many-a-heart and followers with his highly acclaimed portrayal of “Young Simba” in the hit Disney musical classic The Lion King, produced by Cassel Group in association with…

ABS-CBN Goes Into Theater Production with Atlantis/Ten Bridges Media

ABS-CBN, the country’s leading media and entertainment company, is entering the Philippine theatre scene as it partners with Ten Bridges Media Corp/Atlantis, one of the country’s most successful theatre companies, with three co-productions of award-winning musicals from Broadway. “ABS-CBN’s venture into theater production, a first for a media and entertainment company, is among the company’s…

CCP’s Arsenio J. Lizaso Is 2019 TOMP Awardee

In a recent ceremony at the Kalayaan Hall of the Malacanan Palace, Arsenio J. Lizaso, president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), was named as one of the Ten Outstanding Movers of the Philippines (TOMP) for arts and culture. Another TOMP awardee under the same category of arts and culture is musician Joey…

Philippines To Witness Acclaimed Moscow Ballet La Classique With Stars From Bolshoi Ballet In Swan Lake

The world-renowned Moscow Ballet “La Classique” comes to Manila to demonstratetheir continued quality of dance and performance in a dramatic production of SWANLAKE, a timeless favorite set to Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s superb score. Their resident show at the New Frontier Theater (Araneta Center, Quezon City) is setfrom June 14 to 22, 2019. Sharing the stage…