G na G at 33 with Live AIDS at the University of the Philippines

THE LEGACY LIVES ON WITH LIVE AIDS: G na G sa 33

Live AIDS (Ang Istoryang Dinebelop ng SAMASKOM ) or Acts, Improvisations, Dances and Songs, is an annual musical-comedy series mounted by UP SAMASKOM. What started as a mere applicants’ batch project back in 1983 has grown into one of the most awaited events in the entire Diliman community.

G na G had a lot of meanings. It can be Gigil na Gigil, Great na Great or Ganda na Ganda at 33.

With each successive installment, the team behind Live AIDS continues to step up its game, and raise the bar both in terms of audience size, and on how sharp and relatable, yet satirical and enjoyable Philippine comedy can be.

Now on its 33rd year, the longest-running comedy variety show in the Philippines is set for its funniest, most endearing, and most memorable installment yet! Taking place on June, 21, 22, and 23 of 2019, Live AIDS: G na G sa 33 is sure to give every audience member their time’s worth within the first couple of acts alone!

LIVE AIDS: Celebrities

Kaladkaren Davila

Live AIDS has continually garnered fanatics and avid viewers who have regularly flocked to the show over the course of three decades of production. These include big names such as Vice Ganda, Bianca Gonzales, Ricky Lee, Lani Misalucha, Icy Mendoza, John Lapus, Rajo Laurel, BJ Pascual, and Tim Yap.

The annual stage play kickstart the careers of comedy stars like Giselle Sanchez, Ate Glow, Michelle O’ Bombshell, Tuesday Vargas and KaladKaren Davila to name a few.

The 33rd edition of Live AIDS will be quarterbacked by Director Deo Divinagracia. A bona fide veteran of the show both in terms of performance and production. He looks to incorporate both classic and modern methods of direction, stage production, and writing in order to create an even bigger explosion of social commentary and parody combined.

Mounting this show yearly comes at the cost of blood, sweat, and tears from the members. Director Divinagracia stated that, “The biggest challenge in directing and staging a LIVE AIDS production is staying relevant and meaningful while delivering the laughs that our loyal viewers are always expecting.

Director Divinagracia

Logistically, gathering students and alumni who have different priorities, interests, sensibilities, and schedules is also a huge challenge for a director.”

Mr. RS Francisco – stage actor, alumna, entrepreneur

Promising to be nothing less than the most fun and memorable nights of your life, LIVE AIDS: G na G sa 33 is an event not to be missed!

For tickets, log on to ktx.abs-cbn.com.

For more updates on UP SAMASKOM and Live AIDS 33, please follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @upsamaskom, and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/upsamaskom.

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Popular Philippine Festivals Featured in Los Baños Horticultural Society Show

Popular Philippine festivals such as Pahiyas, Panagbenga,Niyug-Niyogan festival, Flores de Mayo, Kadayawan where featured in several landscape exhibits at the Los Baños Horticultural Society show held in Senior Social Hall within University of the Philippines, Los Baños Laguna province.

Panagbenga festival

There were over 60 stalls and the show also had a mini-trade fair which sells popular treats from the province.

There is also an active participation from Department of Tourism region IV.

Centerpiece landscape exhibit was executed by the team of ARID N’ AROIDS (Sir Boyet Ganigan, Dr. Jae Silvestre) and ACLCM LANDSCAPING SERVICES (Designed by: Alvin Razon Chingcuangco) which showcases specimen sized ornamental plants, dyckia, bromeliads, tillandsia and foliage plants.

centerpiece landscape

The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at on April 4, 2019 past 3:00 pm with dozens of members, guests and important personalities.

opening

The show also had commercial section where one can buy popular house plants, ornamental plants, orchids, bougainvilleas, pots, garden mixture, annuals, herbs, ferns, cacti, succulents, carnivorous plants, tillandsia, bromeliads, hoyas, fruit trees and others.

Mr. Fernando Aurigue Jr. is the special guest of honor

Recognition

Mr. Fernando Aurigue Jr. was given a plaque of recognition for distinguished scientist award and one of the special guests of honor at the opening of Los Baños Horticultural Society show.

first place landscape exhibit ( Niyog-Niyugan festival)

Try to visit some of the stall holders like Ms. Ann Valenezuela which also had plant stall located at Robelle Garden Center in Calamba City.

Contact : 09193473826

masskara festival

The show is until April 15, 2019 with minimal entrance fees of Php 25 general public and Php 20 for students, senior citizens and people with disabilities with valid identification.  The exhibit opens from 8:00am to 6:00 pm .

pahiyas

Note: Special “Thanks” to Ms. Mary Anne Gatoc Fabale, Arid’s and Aroid and Ms. Ann Valenzuela for the photos.

Los Baños Horticultural Society Annual Show 2019

Los Baños Horticultural Society in cooperation with University of the Philippines (Los Baños), Department of Tourism region IV-A and Department of Trade and Industry region IV-A will be having their annual show from April 5 to 14 , 2019.

uplb-2019-show

There will be several landscape exhibits, individual plant competition, trade fairs and product display at the Senior Social Hall gardens within the university. A minimal entrance fees of Php 25 for the general public and Php 20 for students, senior citizens and pwd’s with valid Id’s. Exhibit and commercial booth opens from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

 

Los Baños Horticulture Show 2017

Los Baños Horticulture Society will be having their annual show at the Senior Social Hall within University of the Philippines Los  Baños campus in Laguna.

The show will be held from April 21 until May 1, 2017 . The plant that will be featured are flowering plants and orchids.

This year’s theme is ” There’s Gold in Recycling ” The show is from 8:00am to 6:00pm. There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 20 for the general public and Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s.

 

 

A Visit to the Ancestral House of Senator Juan R.Liwag of Gapan

Gapan City , Nueva Ecija province -Philippines

Senator Juan R. Liwag was born on June 12, 1906 to  Mr. Diego Liwag and Ms. Isabel Ramos, Juan Liwag finished his elementary schooling as valedictorian at the Gapan Intermediate School. Pin Gapan, Nueva, Ecija. He finished his high school and liberal arts at the University of the Philippines. He completed his law course in the same university as class valedictorian and copped second place in the 1932 bar examination.

family portrait and intricate lattice works on wood 

He started his government service in 1945 as prosecutor in the department of justice. Mr. Liwag was named Judge-at-Large of the Court of First Instance four years later. In 1950, He was appointed District Judge for Albay and Catanduanes part of Bicol provinces. He married Ms. Consuelo Joson with whom he had four children.

Senator Juan R. Liwag photos and memorabilias

In 1952, he was appointed Solicitor- General, a position he held until 1954. In 1961, he was appointed Undersecretary of Justice. He became Secretary of Justice on May 19 of the same year. He was elected Senator in 1963 and served up to 1969.

The interior of the house is furnish with hardwood furniture and fixtures 

There is also a mini-library located at the ground floor . The ceiling is made from pinukpuk , iron sheet ceiling which is among the prominent features of the house . The ceiling is painted white.

collection of spoons from different parts of the world

staircase going to the second floor

Prior to his election in the Senate, Liwag served in various capacities in the executive and judicial branches of the government. He was also one of the most outstanding senator during his time.

art deco -style architecture 

The house had a nice large garden , similar to those found in old houses with large sprawling trees , manicured lawn , orchids , plants , some dogs and gooses. There is also a grand staircase with initial DL – This was probably from initials of his father . The house was built around mid-1920’s.

Architect Amie Singcuenco-Balatbat admires the large specimen sized-Cymbidium finlaysonianum and Aerides quinquivulnera naturalized on a coconut palm

Lakbay Lakad Pamana together with Mr. Ramon Valmonte ( local historian , professor , heritage advocate ) and a couple of guests were able to tour inside the house of the senator .

The house is private, hence a prior permission must be secure for those who wanted to visit .

Note : photos are taken by the author with permission .

For those interested in joining the tour , Call Or Text 0923 346 7575
Email: lakad_pamana@yahoo.com.ph

Gapan Culinary and Heritage Tour FB

References:

(Valenzuela, Rodrigo: “Know Them – A Book of Biographies; p. 102-103, 1966.)

Profile :Office of the Solicitor General

Senate : Senator Juan R. Liwag

Mr. Ramon Valmonte : http://monvalmonte.com/liwag/