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Araneta City celebrates National Heroes Day 2021
ARANETA City joins the commemoration of the National Heroes Day on Aug. 30 by saluting the bravery and heroism of Filipinos with a series of on-ground and online events. The commemoration starts on Aug. 27 with the launch of the #LivingHeroes virtual exhibit in partnership with the J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF). The exhibit will feature exemplary and inspiring stories of modern-day Pinoy heroes who made an impact during the pandemic. The virtual exhibit will also be open as a photo exhibit at the Gateway Mall Activity Area on Aug. 28. Then there is the #AranetaNewHeroes costume contest via Araneta City’s Tiktok account, which will test the creativity of netizens and their familiarity with Filipino heroes. Entries will be accepted from Aug. 27 to 30, with the winner, who will take home P10,000, to be announced on Aug. 31. Get to know the revolutionary generals behind the names of the six major roads in Araneta City via a trivia story on its blogsite on Aug. 29 which will recount the history and origin behind the naming of these thoroughfares. Enjoy free delivery from Araneta City’s Ask Ara personal shopping service on Aug. 29. Each purchase via the Ask Ara personal shopper entitles one to receive an Araneta City Hygiene Kit. Customers’ designated riders will also receive their own Hygiene Kits and an energy drink from Coca-Cola. Then on Aug. 30, Araneta City together with Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, will treat the bus drivers at the Araneta City Bus Station, the jeepney drivers in Cyberpark Jeepney Terminal, and the UV Express drivers in Farmers Plaza transport terminal — with freebies to keep them hydrated and energized on their trips the whole day.
CCP presents Buwan ng Wika shows
IN CELEBRATION of Buwan ng Wika, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) presents AWIT AT TULA: Pagbabalik-Tanaw sa Unang Hari ng Balagtasan at the Facebook page of the CCP Office of the President (www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=163695115876901&ref=watch_permalink). Then relive the music of the 1970s in the concert MANILA SOUNDS, Saliw sa Himig ng Maynila, featuring the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra on Aug. 28, 6 p.m. More Buwan ng Wika programs can be found at the CCP’s Vimeo channel, https://vimeo.com/showcase/8759371.
Virtual YouTube FanFest Philippines returns
THE VIRTUAL edition of YouTube FanFest (YTFF) returns for its second year in the Philippines, presented by Globe and All Things Hair PH by Unilever. The online event will be divided into three episodes streaming live from Aug. 27 to 29 at 6 p.m. on the YouTube FanFest channel (www.youtube.com/fanfest). YTFF went virtual last year because of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. YTFF is putting a spotlight on creators from Cebu this year. The first episode, dubbed “Island Life,” features Cebuano creators Medyo Maldito, Raphiel Shannon, and Snake Princess who will take fans on an adventure in the island of Cebu. Indai Allyn, G-FORCE and The Juans will join them, while Mikey Bustos will be present across the three episodes. On the second episode, called “Everyone is Beautiful,” lifestyle and beauty creators About RAF, Andree Bonifacio, Hazel Quing, itsclaudineco, Lesha, Madam Ely, Raiza Contawi, ThatsBella, and Tita Krissy Achino will take viewers on a series of challenges and collaborations. For “The Finale,” some creators from the first and second days will come together with Benedict Cua, chef RV Manabat, Natalia Guerrero, Niana Guerrero, Ranz Kyle, Reneé Dominique, Simpol, SB19, Team Lyqa, and Zack Tabudlo to celebrate diversity, togetherness, and a special entertainment experience. Some creators will have virtual meet and greet moments in September after the FanFest event. These will be announced on their social media accounts. For more information, visit http://www.youtubefanfest.com.
Happy Hallyu Day 5 goes virtual
HAPPY Hallyu Day, a celebration of all things Korean, turns five with a virtual festival on Aug. 28 and 29, on the Philippine Kpop Convention, Inc. (PKCI) Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/philkpopcomm/). There will be K-entertainment talks, K-pop performances, contests, games, and more as presented by the PKCI and the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines. As part of the celebration, K-drama enthusiast Kristel Fulgar shares her passion for producing/directing her web drama Love from Home; K-pop dancer Dasuri Choi shares her stories and tips as a performer; survival show Under Nineteen participant C13 brings viewers on a journey as a Korean trainee and performs his debut single, “Stay”; and the biggest K-pop concert producer, Happee Sy, and the Philippine’s Korean entertainment emcee Kring Kim, join forces as they reminisce and spill the goods about K-pop concerts. There will be performances on the digital stage by HHD5, Press Hit Play, WIN! BINI, and BGYO. A five-day “Countdown Special” will happen from Aug. 23 to 27, where participants can expect entertaining segments, Twitter parties, and prizes every day from Happy Hallyu Day partners, affiliated K-pop fan clubs, and guests. Register for free at fanlife.ph and use the 10% promo code, HAPPYHALLYU, between Aug. 24 and Sept 4 for discounts. Happy Hallyu Day 5: A Virtual Fest is hosted by Philippine-based Korean host KyungMin Kim, with opening performances by a multilingual soul-pop singer Venisse Siy, and performer-producer J.O.
The Manila Girls Virtual Tour of Manila
THE HERITAGE Collective and WanderManila present “The Manila Girls Virtual Tour with Goodies” on Aug. 30, 4 p.m. This heritage and food tour will explore the environs of Tondo, Malate, España (Sampaloc), and Makati. All four of these places have rich, complex histories that date back to the Spanish Era (in Tondo’s case, precolonial even) which will be explored in this virtual session. To make this experience even more memorable, the tour comes bundled with the latest batch of Manila Girls Goodies. Tour rates are at P999, inclusive of the Manila Girls Goodies Bundle. Registration closes on Aug. 25. Slots are limited. For more information and to reserve a slot, send a message at www.facebook.com/WanderManila/posts/1730761430446906.