“The “P” Talks!”
BY: Pilar Mateo
RANTS left and right. Will there be a shutdown?
Martin Nievera, the Concert King’s take.
“I have been with ABS-CBN ever since they re opened.
“I am proud to say I have seen with my own eyes how they keep this country informed protected and entertained. They make sure we know what is happening when it’s happening and why. When we need to smile we are there. When we need to laugh we are there. When we need to cry we are there and when we need to take cover we are most definitely there. To see colored bars in place of regular programming is for me impossible to even imagine.
“How about you? I love abs cbn and I would be nothing without them. I stand behind every hard working employee on every floor of this winning television station . Being always in the lead carries great responsibility and always attracts controversy. So here we are. Solid and true. In the service of the Filipino Worldwide! #kapamilya #abscbn #WagIsaraangabscbn
WE attended the presscon of two plays to be presented by Sandbox Fest 2020- “Every Brilliant Thing” and “Lungs”.
In “Lungs”, Jake Cuenca teams up with Sab Jose for the 2nd time as they portray the role of a couple. Making decisions. Talking about the future. Directed by Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan.
Jake, being a Kapamilya was asked about the issue in ABS-CBN.
“I will always be a Kapamilya. Hindi ko makakalimutan the first time na tinanggap na nila ako. At may taping ako na ang location was sa airport. Alam mo ba na, isang daan na lang ang pera ko sa wallet. Magta-taxi pa ako
walang-wala talaga ako. Ang ABS-CBN ang sumalo sa akin. Tinawagan ko ang manager ko, si Neil (de Guia) kasi walang wala na talaga ako that time.
“ABS didn’t break the Law. Ilang libo’ng tao ang maaapektuhan.”
Jay looks forward to reprising his role in “Lungs”.
“I have learned so many things, sa unang play pa lang namin. That time, wala pa naman ako in a relationship. But this time, mas naintindihan ko at na-grasp.”
Apart from the studies he took in the US of A in the Theater Arts, his special girl Kylie Versoza gives him the most inspirarion.
“Valentine’s Day will be a special dinner with her. Kakatapos lang namin i-celebrate ang birthday niya. I let her din naman enjoy her passion in acting. She’ll do a movie soon.”
Less than two years after its Philippine premiere The Sandbox Collective brings “Lungs” back to the stage, and now more than ever does its message ring relevant.
Opening with a rapid-fire conversation between a man and a woman deciding whether or not to have children, Duncan Macmillan’s ninety-minute play revolves around a discussion most millennials are having today.
No longer is the question “What world are we leaving the future generations?”
Among the youth of today, it has turned into “Should we even have future generations, if this is what the world has come into?”
Slated on March weekend playdates, these will be staged at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater. (30)