August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) present “Pili-Pinas (Piliin ang Pilipinas): A PAGCOR Musical”, grand musical competition that will highlight the treasure trove of Filipino folk culture, on September 2, 2017, 7:00pm, at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).  

The show 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 Office.

According to PAGCOR’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 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 said.

Chairman 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,”

Some of the interesting entries for the musical competition are the Panaad 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 lauded the project’s noble objective f 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 prizes.  The grand winner will receive Php100,000 plus trophy, the 1st runner-up will take home Php75,000 plus trophy while the 2nd runner-up will get Php50,000 plus trophy.  Non-winning groups will get Php25,000 each.

For more details about the PAGCOR Musical, please contact the Human Resource and Development Department at 0927-6164585.