Friday, July 31, 2015

#TheaterPH - Spanish Guitar Night w/ Maestro Francisco Bernier sets August 18 at Ayala Museum Lobby


In line with relations between the Philippines and Spain, the National Commission on Culture And Ats (NCCA) and Independent Philippine Art Ventures Inc. (IPAV) in cooperation with Alliance Francaise and Fairmont Hotel, proudly presents " SPANISH GUITAR NIGHT featuring FRANCISCO BERNIER, one of the world"s top classical guitarists in a one-night only concert at the Ayala Museum Lobby on Aug. 18 at 7:30 pm.

Special guest for the Manila concert is Adrik Cristobal, noted Filipino classic guitarist who is a Certificate of Music Graduate from the University of the Philippines College of Music under Lester Demetillo. He was a member of the UP Guitar Orchestra from 2010-2014 and performed with them around the Philippines and Bangkok. He also attended master classes with world renowned guitarists such as Shin-ichi Fukuda, Marco Tamayo, Aniello Desiderio, Judicaël Perroy, and many Others.

He is currently starting his studies at the Conservatorio Manuel Castillo de Sevilla with Prof. Francisco Bernier. And it is with great excitement that Adrik will be performing with his mentor for this concert. 

A native of Seville, Spain, Francisco Bernier has forged a successful and prize-winning career throughout the years. His achievements led him to perform in over 37 countries around the globe, in prestigious venues such as the Salle Cortot and the Mogador Theatre in Paris, the Salle Corum in Montpellier, the Grand Theatre in Bordeaux, Oji Hall in Tokyo, the Kyoto Concert Hall, the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Teatro Maestranza in Seville, Teatro Comunale in Alessandria, Merkin Hall in New York, Hall of the O.E.A (Organization of American States) in Washington D.C., and the Zellerbach Hall in San Francisco, to name a few.

Adrik Cristobal
Bernier has received more than twenty international prizes, including the “Michele Pittaluga” Competition. He has also performed with many orchestras, such as the Camerata of Saint Petersburg, the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, the Mediterranean Symphonic Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Vallés, the Symphonic Orchestra of Huelva and the Berkeley Symphony of San Francisco conducted by Kent Nagano.

He began his musical studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Seville and then moved to France to continue his musical studies at the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris under the direction of Maestro Alberto Ponce. He received his Superior Diploma of Execution and Concert Performer with distinction by means of a unanimous decision by the jury.

From 1998 to 2002, Francisco continued his excellent education at the Hochschule für Musik of Cologne (Germany), at the Université du Québec in Montréal (Canada), and at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (France). 

He also attended master classes with Alvaro Pierri, Roland Dyens, Leo Brouwer, David Russel, José Tomas, Oscar Ghiglia and received guidance from composers, orchestra conductors and musicians from other disciplines.

Francisco Bernier has recorded several albums, the first of them under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Spanish-INAEM and for prestigious labels like Mandala-Harmonia Mundi and Déclic- Radio France. Furthermore, he participated in numerous radio and TV recordings for stations such as Deutsche Welle, Cadena Ser, R.T.V.E, R.A.I, Radio France International, Radio Clasica, Radio Classique, France Musiques, and Nippon NHK.

In September of 2009, Francisco successfully recorded in Canada with Naxos.

His interest in contemporary music has led him to remain in contact with great composers such as Luis de Pablo, José M. Sánchez Verdú, Cesar Camarero, and José Manuel López among others. 

He is also a member of the Zahir Ensemble. In addition, Francisco Bernier is a laureate of various foundations, such as the Meyer Foundation, Beracasa and BNP-PARIBAS (France), La Caixa Foundation (Spain),
and the Emma Contestabile Foundation (Italy).

In 2014, he was included in the top list of Spanish artists performing abroad with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AECID). Francisco currently teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Seville. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Seville Guitar Festival and is president and founder of Contrastes Records (London).

He has been invited by many Guitar Societies around the States and Canada like American Guitar Society, Denver Guitar Society, San Francisco Guitar Society, Toronto Guitar Society, Brantford Guitar Society, etc.

Francisco teaches now at Seville Higher Conservatory of Music and in the University of Seville. He is also the Artistic Director of the Seville International Guitar Competition and Festival.

For ticket inquiries please call ticket world at 891-9999.



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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FITNESS: LIFE which is centered in Yoga, Food and Music.



There's a new concept establishment in Bonifacio Global City which creates a harmonious relationship between yoga, food and music and it was named - LIFE. 

Life is focused on celebrating life as it happens. The team behind it is focused on the holistic nature of yoga and believes that the practice of it should travel from mat to every facet of one's lifestyle.  



Here are the types of yoga that LIFE has to offer:





You can enjoy these classes in very affordable rates.

Classes Rates and Packages as follows:




LIFE Yoga is located at 2/F Eight Forbestown Road, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

For more information about LIFE you may visit them on the following links:

Facebook: Lifeyogafoodmusic
Instagram: @life.yoga 

Namaste and see you around!



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Saturday, July 25, 2015

FITNESS: 360 Pro: The Newest Training Ground for Pro Athletes! #Get360Fit

360 Fitness Club is celebrating their 5th anniversary this year and they are very much happy to expand and bring to market their vision of being the preferred non-traditional fitness gym in the country while reinventing the perception and mode of exercise to help individuals develop healthy and active lifestyles.

Photo from 360 Fitness Club FB Page

Last 2010, in an era of traditional, full-scale gyms complete with treadmills and weight machines, 360 introduced a 30-minute, no machines circuit training program to the commercial gym market, revolutionizing the local fitness industry. When they opened, people wouldn't believe they were operational because of their no machine, smaller space set up! Their fast, fun, and effective core program, backed by a team of qualified coaches, however, drew gym goers to complete the circuit--- and the rest was history.

360 has now 6 branches (Ortigas, Makati, Timog, BGC Fort, Alabang and Pioneer. The latest addition to their roster of highly commendable facilities and fitness programs just opened this month which is 360PRO in Pioneer, Mandaluyong City. This brand extension is a Performance Training facility that caters to both professional and recreational athletes and teams who want sports specific training to improve their game. Its main core program includes the 5 Ps or Pillars of Athletic Performance. 360PRO is aptly located in SPARTA (Sports and Recreational Training Arena), a wellness complex which houses a 50x25m indoor artificial football turf, a dance studio, and will soon have an indoor volleyball court. 360PRO will be the brand's answer to the market's calling for an upscale, facility specializing in science based sports training.


5 Ps or Pillars of Athletic Performance


Pillar 1 PROMOTE 
360PRO promote mobility of the joints, activation of muscles, and of course body heat to raise body temperature and get you ready for the workout ahead. This is also where 360PRO promote core strength and stability through anti-rotation and anti-extension training which is needed to protect the spine.


Pillar 2 PROPEL 
This is the zone for you to develop athletic power. Here 360PRO have barbell, plyometric and medicine ball exercises to help increase your explosiveness which is needed in almost all sports. 


Pillar 3 PROTECT
At 360PRO, 360PRO not only make you stronger pound per pound, but more importantly to protect one’s body from injuries. Exercises performed in this pillar used kettle bells, dumb bells, medicine balls, and body weight exercises that are designed to promote functional strength. 


Pillar 4 PROLONG
The goal is to increase your energy systems’ capacities to take on more work at a high level, for a longer period of time. In this pillar, one will make use of the sleds, resistance bands for running, and agility courses to test your athleticism and help you gain momentum for your game. 


Pillar 5 PROGRESS 
It is the cool down phase where recovery begins and we can progress to the next level.

The owners during the opening of PRO360.

The 5 P's of 360PRO shall prepare athletes to be at their best performance and to be able to create more milestones in their athletic journey and in life.  360PRO is located at SPARTA (Sports and Recreational Training Arena) 126 Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City. Visit http://www.completethecircuit.com/360pro/ for more details. 



I'll be sharing you my personal experience with the 5 PILLARS on a separate blogpost! :)


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Friday, July 17, 2015

#TheaterPH: Gantimpala Theater Foundation Inc.'s Florante at Laura sets to open on July 31!

Gantimpala Theater Foundation Inc. proudly presents its 38th season opening production Francisco Balagtas’ “FLORANTE AT LAURA” -- one of the most enduring Filipino literary masterpieces described by many as a poetic art that examines the nature of justice, truth and commitment to fairness, written into a play by award-winning and respected playwright Boni Ilagan, with multi-awarded actor, Roeder Camañag as its director.

The famous Filipino love story uses the theater form of the ‘komedya’ complete with its majestic marches and grand batalia. See how the love of florante, laura, Aladin and Flerida conqyered the warring Moors and Christians.

“Boni Ilagan wrote such a superb script!” exclaims director Camañag. “His interpretation of the classic focuses on the many facets of love — from its purest form to its most corrupted version. His understanding of Balagtas’ words allows audiences the opportunities to witness Florante’s encounters with love — his love for knowledge, his love for his parents, his brotherly love for his best friend Minandro, his romantic love for Laura, his love for his enemies, and ultimately, the love for his country and the Higher Cause.” 

“We are highlighting the beauty of the language and the elements of komedya,” he continues. “What we give the public now is a tribute to Florante and Laura, as literary characters, a tribute to Francisco Balagtas and his mastery of the Tagalog language, and a tribute to the komedya, which is a true Filipino theater form.



Portraying the lead roles of FLORANTE AT LAURA 2015  are Paul Jake Paule (Florante), Ellrica Laguardia (Laura), Ace Urieta (Adolfo), Jefrey Carpio (Aladin), and Sharlene Rivera and Ira Ruzz (Flerida).

Majority of my cast are members of Gantimpala’s Actor’s Company. I think I have chosen a formidable group. All of them are doing very well. We are pushing them, bringing out their best.” Playing the Albanian prince Florante is Paul Jake Paule. Ellrica Laguardia portrays Laura, princess and Florante’s sweetheart. “If I were to describe my leads, they are the perfect personification of the values, virtues and symbols of Balagtas’ written texts, Paul Jake exudes regal air, bravery and sincerity while Ellrica is passionate, fiery and strikingly beautiful.”

The supporting cast include Ku Aquino (Haring Linceo/Sultan Ali-Adab), Billy Parjan (Duke Briseo), Julena Dondon (Reyna Floresca), Morris Sevilla (Menandro), Basty Batistis (Antenor), and King Urieta (Makata).

The ensemble is composed of  Julius Empredo, Aaron Dioquino (Batang Florante, Kych Minemoto (Batang Adolfo), Masanori Mentuda, Ian De Leon, Sem Pabion, Bong Moreno, Jernice Maturan, Sheila Reyes, Jeanneth Cruz, Rein Ramos, Ronnel Allanigue.

The artistic team of FLORANTE AT LAURA 2015 are Bonifacio Ilagan (Playwright/Librettist), Roeder Camañag (Director), Toni Muñoz (Composer/Musical Director), Ian De Leon (Choreographer), Andy Villareal (Lighting Director), Vangie Inocencio (Costume Head), Joey De Guzman (Set Designer).

The Production team is composed of Pauwie Garcia (Production Manager), Rojean Regoso (Asst. Production Manager), Mary Joyce Tejero (Stage Manager), John Sanchez, Cecilia Buban, and Marsheen Arcilla (Assistant Stage Managers), Toots Tolentino (Publicist).

The venue and performance schedules of FLORANTE AT LAURA 2015 are as follows: 

AFP THEATER, CAMP AGUINALDO, QC: July 31 (Fri.),
August 1 (Sat.) --- 9 am, 12 pm and 3 pm ; 

STAR THEATER, STAR CITY:  August 7 (Fri.) – 9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm;  

CINEMA 3 , SM SOUTHMALL
August 14 (Fri.), August 15 (Sat.) – 11 am, 2 pm

For more information, booking reservations, and show buys, call GANTIMPALA Marketing Office at tel. numbers: 998-5622 and 872-0261 or text at mobile number 0921-251 3733 or send email to gantimpalatheatermarketing@yahoo.com.

Connect to FLORANTE AT LAURA online through the following social media networks:
Twitter: @gantimpalatf
Instagram: @gantimpalatf

See you at the theater! 



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Thursday, July 16, 2015

REVIEW: Ampalaya The Musical



 It has been a while since I’ve seen a play that has an orchestra pit and I was immediately delighted when I saw that Ampalaya The Musical has one. Orkestra Sin Arco, translated orchestra without bows or orchestra of plucked instruments, is a rondalla consisting of bandurrias, octavinas, la-ud guitars, a bass, and the Bajo de Una. Conducted by the renowned Maestro Michael Dadap, the orchestra welcomed every audience member with a relaxing journey to the town of Sariwa through an overture. This reminded me of cultural performances in the province, such as the ones in Villa Escudero. It was a nostalgic trip worth making and effective in waking my sense of wonder to prepare me for the coming symphony of colors, sound, and language.

A Nuno sa Punso opens the play with a reminder that it is okay to be different and that you should never let your greed tear your heart. This coming from a wise man who is taking a break from meditation. Yes, even wise men deserve a vacation from gathering wisdom.


Ever wondered how it would be if vegetables were alive and had feelings? This musical, based on Augie D. Rivera Jr.’s book, depicts the different personalities of playful vegetables and how they might relate to each other. With the help of the imaginative costumes designed by John Carlo Pagunaling, kids and adults alike would definitely develop a fondness for at least one of the characters. Being youthful vegetables, they played Filipino street games including patintero, luksong tinik, palo sebo, sipa, and tumbang preso. It was good that the kids in the audience were exposed to such.



Being produced by the Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee, Bisaya was used as one of the three languages in the musical. The other two, Filipino and English, played well with the former so much that I did not need to be a Bisaya speaker to understand the whole show. 

As a musical for kids, movements were very playful and despite the numerous characters, each vegetable was easy to identify and know early in the show. The script was also made to be interactive as there were parts where actors elicit audience participation. Of course, Ampalaya The Musical has a moral lesson, which actually appeared to be a plot twist at first.



Ampalaya The Musical, ended its most recent run during the 53rd Cultural Season celebration of Silliman University last July 15, 8PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines. Earlier during the same month, it was performed at the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium, Silliman University. The musical started as a short play year 2000 in Boston and it’s full-length version was first staged last year. I look forward to seeing the next staging as its message is timeless without being cliche. You should too.

Review by Saul De Jesus.



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Monday, July 6, 2015

#FoodPH - Everyday is your LUCKY day at Lucky's Burger and Bar!

It's not usual for me to go to McKinley Hill in Taguig City just to have a food adventure but there's something about Lucky's Burger and Bar that made me said yes. Let's find out what this restaurant has to offer.

To start out, they served cocktails: Pina Colada and Lychee Smash. I like the latter better. :)

Pina Colada

Lychee Smash

They served 5 pasta dishes: Aglio e Olio, Bacon Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti and Meatball Melt, Creamy Mushroom Truffle and Chicken Rigatoni. My personal favorite is their Creamy Mushroom Truffle. You can smell the truffle from a far and will make you attack the plate once it reaches your table. I can finish two servings! That's how good it is. 


Aglio e Olio

Bacon Mac & Cheese

Spaghetti and Mushroom Melt

Creamy Mushroom Truffle

Chicken Rigatoni

After the pasta, they served their signature burger, the Lucky's Burger. Lucky's Burger is a perfect layer of Bacon, Cheese, Lucky's special sauce, beef patty, lettuce, tomato and onion. I like how the patty remains its beefy flavor unlike others that you can taste the extender. Lucky Chops is a 2pcs. grilled porkchops served with buttered french beans, garlic and chive, fried rice and gravy. Buttermilk Fried Chicken on the other hand is a boneless chicken served with coleslaw, herbed rice and gravy.

Lucky's Burger

Lucky Chops

Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Breaded chicken fingers has been served with skin on potato fries and honey mustard sauce. They also served chicken wings which is available with either buffalo or BBQ sauce. I love their Beef Salpicao as it is very tender it melts in your mouth. I can't imagine how long they prepared it to achieve that particular level of tenderness. 

Chicken Fingers

Chicken Wings

Beef Salpicao
You can never be wrong with BACON! Amen? Here's Lucky's Bacon Chips. Perfect to pair up with beer or anything with alcohol. :) This is just heaven!

Lucky's Bacon Chips

To cleanse the palate, I decided to order their Classic Mojito. They boast their usage of original and fresh ingredients just to prepare this cocktail. I finished 3 glasses during my visit. Haha.

Classic Mojito

Just like my other foodie adventure, it will never be complete without ordering their bestseller desserts. Lucky's Apple Pie is composed of tender apple slices and sweet cinnamon baked into a savoury crust topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Brownie Mug is freshly baked chocolate brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce. I prefer Lucky's Apple Pie. :)

Lucky's Apple Pie

Brownie Mug

Going to Lucky's Burger and Bar is definitely worth the travel from Pasay area and braving the bustling traffic will surely not matter after having a sumptuous foodie experience. It has been a roller coaster ride for my taste buds and if you'll ask me if I'm gonna come back, I definitely will with some of my friends for them to experience this too. 

Lucky's Bar and Burger is located at Tuscany, upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Taguig City and operates from 11 AM to 12 Midnight. Lucky's Burger and Bar is not all about its burger. The place has a lot to offer.  Get lucky at Lucky's Burger and bar and get ready to unleash the foodie in you!


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REVIEW: Tanghalang Pilipino's Mabining Mandirigma: a Steampunk Musical #TheaterPH #MabiningMandirigma

Official Poster from Tanghalang Pilipino
Mabining Mandirigma shows how Apolinario Mabini played an important role in the Philippine History. Despite of his physical challenges due to his illness, he still contributed a lot in terms of the brainstorming, acted as political adviser on how the government should be during Emilio Aguinaldo's term.

As per the musical itself, Arman Ferrer, who plays Emilio Aguinaldo, portrayed the role very well. With his big and classical voice, he is sure to conquer the musical stage in the next coming years. On the other hand, Delphine Buencamino, daughter of critically acclaimed character artists, Nonie Buencamino and Shamaine Centera-Buencamino, brings Apolinario Mabini into life. I know her being part of Daloy Dance Company but I didn't know that she can also act and sing. Truly, the artist's blood runs on her veins.

Here are the the things I love about Tanghalang Pilipino's Mabining Mandirigma: a Steampunk Musical:

1. Beautiful stage design by TOYM IMAO. It was an eye candy.

2. Apolinario Mabini played by an actress instead of an actor. It has a strong depiction of feminism for me as well as when American Leaders has been portrayed by female artists. At first I didn't get it why Ms. Buencamino has been chosen for the role but towards the second part, I saw how she transformed and saw the magic on stage.

Set design care of Toym Imao. Photo Credits: Fred Hawson


3. It's my first time to watch Arman Ferrer performed and I was in awe. His voice is so strong it shows power and authority in every line he delivered.

4. Rap Battle or Flip Top number was fun! It's very intelligent to integrate it to the whole production to make the material more current. Younger audience will for sure enjoy this part too.

Heart breaking scene from Carol Bello as Apolinario Mabini's mother. Photo Credits: Fred Hawson


The musical play itself has a high production value from an awesome set design by Toym Imao, lights and sounds engineering by Katsch Catoy and TJ Ramos, digital projection by Ga Fallarme, costume design by James Reyes, choreography by Denisa Reyes, music direction of  Joed Balsamo under the direction of Mr. Chris Mallado.

You can watch Tanghalang Pilipino's Mabining Mandirigma: a steampunk musical from July 3 to 19, 2015 at CCP Little Theater.



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#TheaterPH: Fo Guang Shang Philippines Restages Siddhartha: The Musical on July 17!

Fo Guang Shan Philippines in cooperation with the Buddha’s Light International Association will restage Siddhartha: The Musical at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 17, at 2 pm and 8 pm. Directed by Sarah Mae Enclona-Henderson and with musical direction by Jude Gitamondoc, Siddhartha: The Musical tells the story of Siddhartha, the prince who renounced his royal status to seek enlightenment. He would eventually become the Buddha, the awakened one. His teachings are still kept alive today by millions of people all over the world.

The musical is based on the book The Biography of Sakyamuni Buddha by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order. Most of the songs used in the musical are also based on the writings of the Venerable Master. 

To date, Siddhartha: The Musical has been staged a total of 55 times. It has been shown in Cebu, Manila, Iloilo, Bacolod, Taiwan and the United States. 

In November 2013, the entire cast and crew of the production was invited to perform by Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple in southern California to take part in the temple’s 25th anniversary celebration. The production also traveled to Northern California and other parts of the U.S. Proceeds from the shows were used to rebuild structures damaged by the earthquake that struck Bohol and Cebu, as well as in relief operations for the victims of typhoon Yolanda.

The cast of over 70 volunteer actors and dancers showcases the musical and performing talents of Filipinos, particularly of Cebuanos. 



The cast are as follows:  Benjamin Layos / Junrey Alayacyac (Siddhartha/Buddha),  Gabriel Gomez / Clark Van Daryl Jolbot  (Ananda), Ivy Melody Gallur / Joanna Ang (Yasodhara), Glicerio ‘Cerj Michael’ Germudo (King Suddhodana), Lavinea Rosa Hopkirk (Mahapajapati), Francis Eric Isidro (Assita). 

The 5 Attendants/Monks are: Mark Jude Tenedero (Bhadrika), Joer Ivan Gallur (Asvajit), Sukharno Durado (Ajnata), Eyre Hyamze Dumalagan / Edlyn Clark Sereño (Dasbala) , Jose Christo Rhey Asignar (Mahanama).


The supporting cast are Romel Abella (Anathapindada), Edison Saynes (Cudapinthaka), Jomar Gomez  (Nidhi), Pamela Therese Estalilla (Lady Sujata), Francis Eric Isidro (Mara),  Jessa Jean Amen, Lourdes Arnejo and Shane Reseroni  (Daughters of Mara), Thomas Jacob Dañas (Little Siddhartha), Daniel Florenz / Corsini Atup (Little Ananda), David Elijah / Corsini Atup (Rajula), Shifrah Bouchikhi (Little Yasodhara) and Xyna Precious Juros (Little Girl of Royalty).

The ensemble are as follws: Jessa Jean Amen, Lourdes Arnejo Julie Grace Coronel, Mark Arnold Langahid, Patricia Andrea Pateña Brazilia Francesca Valdez, Shane Nicole Reseroni, Edisa Tantiansu Dave Nielson Velez and April Marie Ynclino.


The artistic and production team are as follows:  Sarah Mae Enclona-Henderson (Director), Jude Gitamondoc (Writer, Composer, Musical Director), Vince Gaton (Choreographer), Oj Hofer (Costume Designer Bhavna Gupta (Cosatume Design Consultant), Sherry Gail Liamting (Costume Design Asst.), Carlo Victorio Enad (Accessories Coordinator), Romero Vergara  (Hair and Make-up), Walfrey Mercado (Set & Props Designer and Executor), Felipe Anjelo Calinawan (Sound Engineering), Ralph Joey Cabusas (Orchestration), Nendel Endrina and Niño James Bañares (Additional Orchestration), Grace Nono, Bob Aves and Joseph Abella (Additional Songs & Lyrics), Eyre Hyamze Dumalagan (Rehearsal Dance Master).

All proceeds of the restaging of the musical will benefit Guang Ming College based in Manila for the training of scholars from financially-challenged families all over the country in the fields of Performing Arts and Buddhist Studies.

For ticket inquiries, please call Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple at 559-9540.

Press Release care of Mr. Toots Tolentino.

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