A PAGCOR Musical

Thursday | Aug. 24, 2017 | 5:00 PM

The stage is all set at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) for the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s (PAGCOR’s) grand musical competition that will highlight the treasure trove of Filipino folk culture.

PAGCOR Musical
PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo (5th from right) and Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) President Arsenio Lizaso formalize the partnership between the two agencies on the staging of the PAGCOR Musical at CCP’s Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo on September 2, 2017. With them in photo are PAGCOR Human Resource and Development Department (HRDD) Assistant VP Maria Myrna Reyes (extreme left), CCP Marketing Division Officer-in-Charge Gemma Marco (4th from left), PAGCOR HRDD Vice President Lizette Mortel (4th from right), PAGCOR Assistant VP for Entertainment Jimmy Bondoc (3rd from right) and other officers of PAGCOR and CCP.

Dubbed "Pili-Pinas (Piliin ang Pilipinas): A PAGCOR Musical", the show features some of the popular Philippine festivals, folklore, dances and mythical characters. The contest will be held on September 2, 2017 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay, City.

But what makes the show extra special is the fact that it will be top-billed by talented PAGCOR employees from the Casino Filipino (CF) branches and satellite operations group in Angeles, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Ilocos, Olongapo, Tagaytay, Metro Manila, and corporate offices.

According to PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea D. Domingo, the musical will showcase the diverse culture, tradition and festivities in different places in the Philippines.

“A total of 11 groups from different regions in the country will perform. The artists for CF Davao for instance will adopt the Kadayawan Festival theme while performers from CF Cebu will adopt the Sinulog festival theme," she revealed.

Domingo added that in the age of social media and easy access to foreign entertainment programs, it is so easy for many Filipinos to forget the beauty of their folk traditions. "Through this musical, we will relive the rich culture and heritage of our country,” she cited.

Some of the interesting entries for the musical competition are the Panaad, Panagbenga, and Pintados for the festivals category; adaptation of the Biag ni Lam-Ang, Ulo ng Apo and Maria Sinukuan for the legend category; Aswang and Darna for the Pinoy fantasy category and Dances of Luzon for the cultural category.

Assistant VP for Entertainment Jimmy Bondoc lauds the project’s noble objective of promoting Filipino culture, arts and tradition. “This is PAGCOR’s way of highlighting the best and beautiful about the Philippines,” he said.

He added that the PAGCOR Musical will be different from other shows since it involves the participation of its CF branches nationwide. “This is special because despite the diversity, we will weave all separate elements into one continuous story to showcase the unity of the country through diversity.”

Aside from the top-rate cultural treat, PAGCOR will also hold a grand raffle draw for its guests with a 2017 Toyota Innova (2.8 V Diesel A/T) as the grand prize. The second prize will be a Toyota Corolla Altis (1.6 A/T) while the third prize is a 2017 Kawasaki Z650 motorcycle.

Meanwhile, to honor the talent and skills of performers, winners of the PAGCOR Musical will receive huge cash prizes.  The grand winner will receive P100,000 plus trophy, the 1st runner-up will take home P75,000 plus trophy while the 2nd runner-up will get P50,000 plus trophy. Non-winning groups will get P25,000 each.

For more details about the PAGCOR Musical, please contact the Human Resource and Development Department at 0927-616-4585.

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