miércoles, 30 de enero de 2013

Why to watch Boeing Boeing by Repertory Philippines?

My very personal recommendations to watch this new theater play in Manila.

Coz Repertory Philippines is 46 years old. The longest running English theater company in the Philippines, they started it all. And most theater companies nowadays are founded by Rep members.

Coz Baby Barredo, the diva of Philippine theater is on stage again after 3 years, watch the experience in action!

Coz there's an amazing cast of new and pretty faces.

Coz you can enjoy different accents if you are into that kind of stuff fetish :-D American, German, Italian...

All directed by Miguel Faustmann, another theater legend who has been in Rep Phils forever.

Leaded by David Bianco who is also the lead of Marco Polo the musical, rehearsing with me everyday :-D

Coz there's a new actress who just arrived from Singapore. Who was in the TV serie The Kitchen musical. Who is the girlfriend of Christian Bautista (if you love chismes). Who is a radio host in the mornings (89.9FM I was told). That is a real master class of acting and totally steals the show. Concentrated, in character and with a great corporal theater training that shows in every move. She is Carla Dunareanu.

Cast completed by beautiful and talented Giannina Ocampo and Jennifer Blair-Bianco as Bianco's lovers and Topper Fabregas. More of them all in this link.

martes, 8 de enero de 2013

Partylist for Disabled in the Philippines: Pilipinos with Disabilities.

There's a new option to vote for in congress, a party that looks after the blind, the austists, the ones in a wheel chair, anyone with a disability in the Philippines.

Pilipinos with Disabilities - PWD

Leaded by Mr. Michael Barredo, a blind man who has represented the Philippines all over the world in multiple organizations, who now takes a new challenge.

A. To work for the full implementation of RA 10070 which calls for the establishment of Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) in every City and Municipality in the country --- this will serve as the nerve center on matters that affect PWDs, ensure active participation in community life & governance, and facilitate their mainstreaming back to society.

B. To push for the establishment of a national Registry for Persons With Disabilities (PWD) in the Philippines as provided for under RA 7277, IRR Rule IV, Sec. 3, Heading A, Sec. 1.1.3)  with a reliable data base through which formulation of programs and activities that will benefit PWDs as well as those caring for them, will be facilitated.

C. To effect a decent and viable program that would bring about opportunities for employment in order to free PWDs from bondage of poverty, neglect and despair. This could be achieved with the implementation of EO 417 which aims for economic independence by ---

· Urging all government agencies, even LGUs to emulate compliance started by the DepEd to grant whenever possible organizations of PWDs the privilege to supply 10% of the agency’s annual requirements for manpower services as well as material items (e.g., tables, chairs, desks, etc.). 

· Enjoin TESDA to set aside a budget specifically to provide PWDs with technical education and training in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) to equip them with skills needed to find good jobs. 

· Providing help and technological advice to organizations of or to PWDs that wish to engage in livelihood activities. 

· To assist PWD organizations secure financial support for its programs, projects and activities. 

D. To convince the national government to provide a package of benefits and better social protection through enrollment with PhilHealth and membership with Social Security System and PAG-IBIG. 

E. To pave the way and help DPOs link up with government and civil society so that urgent PWD concerns & issues are relayed to and brought to the attention of the public for appropriate action. 

· To call for a review of all existing laws work for the full and that impact on PWDs such as RA 7277, RA 9442, RA 10070, BP 344, EO 417, etc. and work for amendments, if necessary, and subsequent effective implementation and enforcement.

· To call for amendments or changes  in  Philippine  laws   to harmonize with the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

· To ascertain the need to enact new laws that would be responsive to the welfare of persons with disabilities. 

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viernes, 4 de enero de 2013

Important Gay Quotes - LGBT in the Philippines

I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
Kinky Friedman Correct :-D - Kuya Manzano

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them.
Barack Obama That's it. Even if u don't believe, they have the right! - Kuya Manzano

I started being really proud of the fact that I was gay even though I wasn't.
Kurt Cobain :-D actually u can turn gay if u spend enough time in the gay community :-D - Kuya Mazano

I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Arnold Schwarzenegger That would be pretty awkward governor! :-DDDD - Kuya Manzano

Interesting to find all this quotes. There are thousands out there. Hope I find more and regularly publish some.

The thing is a feel I need to do something for the LGBT community and specially now in the Philippines where I live.

That's why I joined the Gay Pride Parade in Manila. Coz' this country needs a strong change.

We are living with moral values from fifty years ago. Wake up Philippines!

Precisely, a country where there are so many crossdressers and transexuals and they are integrated into normal life, cannot have any problem when it comes to accept gay marriage or gay rights of any kind.

Since I said months ago I support LGBT community and will appear in any campaing that asks me to.