One of the best place I love in the Philippines is CCP. It has been a heritage of Philippine culture for the arts. It is the home of great filipinos in visual and performing arts. And one of the best thing to do here is photography. I would like to share some of my works. (woot)

Another reason to go here at CCP is Zsa Zsa Zaturnah Ze Musical. Be entertained by the adventures of Zsa Zsa played by Eula Valdez. In this run you can catch Pinky Amador playing the villain of Zsa Zsa as she is vack with a vengeance!  For the eight time around Ms. Eula Valdez devoted her acting as the red haired heroine.

Yours truly had the chance to interview her.

On her role
" It doesn’t matter what gender you have as long as you love someone sincerely.
You’re not doing bad things, you’re not hurting anyone, that ‘s all matter.
I keep on doing this because it’s fun, and I also made a promise to Tanghalang Filipino that I will give time for this project whenever they need me.

But I think merun ding makakagawang artista katulad ng ginagawa ko dito. I am open for an alternate, Actually I had an alternate during the third run.
Ok naman katrabaho ang new cast ngayon, Gabe Mercado had a hard time kasi Atenista, nahirapan siyang gumanap na bading tapos jologs. (laughs)
I think he enjoyed his role. It shows kasi medyo naging loose sya.

"Kay Pinky Amador, chicken na lang sa kanya ito, madami na siyang ginawa eh, nag Saigon na siya…..medyo nahirapan lang siya sa mga lines kasi she is busy doing other things pero she was able to deliver well.
I am looking to the part two na…I’ve been waiting for the part two since last year. So hopefully next year meron ulit Zsa Zsa Zaturnah pero this time Manila na yung setting. "


First-of-its-kind collaborative project using EMC technology solutions to help store, protect and manage CCP’s complete audio-visual archive dating back as far back as 1970

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – 02 March 2011 – EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) today announced the launch of a nationwide digitization project to convert and integrate CCP’s entire audio-visual collection of Philippine arts and culture into digital and emergent forms, for the preservation of the nation’s treasures for the use of future generations to come.

The digitization project will involve storing, protecting, managing and making accessible on EMC information infrastructure systems CCP Library’s vast collection of national, cultural and historical materials which currently consists approximately 40,000 hours of audio, 30,000 hours of tapes from its film archive, 6,500 photos, 28,000 photographic slides and at least 56,000 manuscripts of literary works. Part of its program is to also digitally capture 1,500 art and 1,500 historical pieces for future content migration.

“Poetry, film, music, visual art and expressions of humanity are all part of a country’s national, cultural and historical heritage and, yet, many of these critical documents and cultural artifacts are at risk of disappearing without the right information infrastructure systems,” say David Webster, President of EMC in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. “EMC recognizes and supports the protection of such important heritage of the Philippines for the enjoyment and appreciation of future generations of Filipinos.”

In supporting CCP’s vision and far-sightedness on the importance of preserving the nation’s heritage, EMC has been closely collaborating with the CCP team and providing the necessary EMC products and technologies, including training support, to start the project.
”EMC’s collaboration with CCP is a natural fit with our core business and expertise around storing, protecting and managing critical digital information assets,” say Ronnie Latinazo, Country Manager of EMC Philippines. “It has been a rewarding challenge to help CCP create a virtual and interactive environment to make information on Philippines’ rich cultural past available and accessible to everyone. This is EMC’s way of giving back to the community after having operated in the Philippines for the past 10 years.”

The CCP was established by the late President Ferdinand Marcos in 1969 through Executive Order No. 30 to preserve Filipino arts and culture, as well as promote the development and appreciation of national arts and culture. Over the years, the documentation of cultural performances and growing repository of materials from other art forms were accumulated to provide entertainment and educational materials to the public.

“We commend EMC’s generosity and dedication as a responsible corporate citizen. CCP is honored to be a beneficiary of this digital preservation initiative. It shows EMC's spirit and vision of making technology a vital tool in building a better Philippines and outstanding Filipinos. This partnership will benefit not only this generation but the youth of the future as well,” said Dr. Raul Sunico, President, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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