Trumpets invites you to join The Ark !

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Trumpets will be holding auditions for

N.O.A.H. (No Ordinary Aquatic Habitat)

an original Trumpets musical
based on the biblical story.
Written and Directed by Jaime Del Mundo.
Music composed by Rony Fortich.

SHOW INFO: Meralco Theater, Sept 4 - 27, 2009

on July 8, 10AM - 2PM at the TRUMPETS STUDIO

(Trumpets Center for the Performing Arts)
5th floor, STI College Global CIty Building
Fort Bonifacio (across Market Market and Victory).

Pls bring your resume, photo (headshot), minus one for your song (CD or mp3) and wear proper attire for dance.

If you are interested in buying a show, please contact Robi C. Sison at

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Ayala Museum ~ I Am Art Activities This July

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French filmfest goes to UP Diliman

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French filmfest goes to UP Diliman

UP Film Institute screens selected titles from the 14th French Film Festival presented by the Embassy of France in the Philippines .




July 1 Wednesday

2:30 p.m.

La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher)

Directed by Michael Haneke

Winner of Grand Prize of the Jury, Best Actor for Benoit Magimel, Best Actress for Isabelle Huppert—2001 Festival de Cannes

For mature viewing

* Preceded by talk (Overview of the National Cinema of France) with UP Film Institute Faculty Member Patrick Campos

5 p.m.

Les Quatre Cents Coups

(In French without English subtitles especially for French majors and language students)

Directed by Francois Truffaut

Winner of Best Director—1959 Festival de Cannes

7:30 p.m.

Ca Brule

Directed by Claire Simon

Official Selection for Quinzaine de Realisateurs—2006 Festival de Cannes

July 2 Thursday

2:30 p.m.

Marie-Jo et Ses Deux Amours (Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers)

Directed by Robert Guediguian

Official Selection for Palme d’Or—2002 Festival de Cannes

For mature viewing

5 p.m.


Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

7:30 p.m.

La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher)

*Repeat Showing


July 2 Thursday

5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

A Tout de Suite (Right Now)

Directed by Benoit Jacquot

Official Selection for Un Certain Regard—2004 Festival de Cannes

For mature viewing

*@ the Videotheque (Limited Seats) to be followed by an open forum and a repeat showing at the Ishmael Bernal Gallery

WEEKEND ENGAGEMENT - Main Cinema Screenings

July 4 Saturday

2:30 p.m.


*Repeat Showing

5 p.m.

Van Gogh

Directed by Maurice Pialat

Official Selection for Palme d’Or—1991 Festival de Cannes

7:30 p.m.

Marie-Jo et Ses Deux Amours (Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers)

*Repeat Showing

Admission is FREE. Screenings at Cine Adarna—UP Film Institute’s cinema building along Magsaysay Avenue in UP Diliman next to the Carillon Tower and the UP Theater across Bahay ng Alumni. Call cinema hotline for further details: 9263640.



Director: Claire Simon
Cast: Camille Varenne, Gilbert Melki, Olivia Willaumez, Kader Mohamed, Marion Maintenay, Morgane Moré, Jean-Quentin Châtelain, Nabil Radi, Mathieu Bagnis
Running time: 1h 51mn

She lives in the Var, she has a horse, and she’s angry.
The exalted love story of an adolescent 15-year-old, with a local man: Jean, 37 years old, teacher, voluntary fireman, married and father of two. It’s the beginning of vacation and the eternity of summer.

Director: Michael Haneke
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel, Annie Girardot, Anna Sigalevitch, Susanne Lothar, Udo Samel
Running Time: 2h 10mn

Erika Kohut, 40 years old, is a respectable piano teacher at the Conservatory of Vienna. Living a single life, hardened by a possessive mother, she is a musician who leads a frustrated sex life. Frequenting peep shows and watching porno films, Erika dives into a morbid voyeurism and practices masochism. Until one day, when Walter, a 20-something student falls in love with her. From this affection is born a troubled relationship, emotional and perverted, between master and disciple.


Director: Robert Guédiguian
Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Jacques Boudet, Yann Trégouët, Frédérique Bonnal, Souhade Temimi, Maïa Sevleyan, Frédéric Garbe, Danielle Stefan, Jacques Germain, Axel Koehler

Running Time: 2h 5mn
Marie-Jo loves her husband Daniel dearly, but is also passionately in love with her lover Marco. She is torn between the two, with tragic consequences.


Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Running time: 2h

In 200, 000 years, humans have disrupted the fragile balance on which Earth was living for 4 billion years. Global warming, shortage of resources, endangered species: humans are jeopardizing their own living conditions. By the end of the century, the relentless consumption will have exhausted almost all of our planet’s natural resources. But it is too late to be pessimistic: we have barely 10 years left to reverse the trend. We need to become aware of our abusive exploitation of Earth’s gifts and change our way of life.

Home is a travel notebook, showing landscapes captured from a bird’s eye view above. This film calls for a new awareness, inviting the viewer to stop for a moment in order to look at our planet and realize how we treat her treasures and her beauty.


Director: Maurice Pialat
Cast: Jacques Dutronc, Gérard Séty, Bernard Le Coq, Alexandra London, Elsa Zylberstein, Corinne Bourdon, Lise Lamétrie
Running time: 2h 35min

Under the care of Doctor Gachet, Vincent Van Gogh arrives in Auvers-sur-Oise in 1890. This is the most productive period of his life, as he finishes hundreds of paintings and drawings in a span of weeks. And yet it is also his most torturous, as he lives out his last days torn between love and despair.

This film is part of the Antoine Doinel Saga
Director: François Truffaut
Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy
Running Time: 1h 33min.

This largely autobiographical film by François Truffaut tells the story of the young Antoine, an adolescent with a reputation for being a troublemaker. But is he really a troublemaker, or just a victim of harsh, uncaring adults?


Director: Benoît Jacquot
Cast: Isild Le Besco, Ouassini Embarek, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Laurence Cordier, Fotini Kodoukaki, Catherine Davenier, Nicolas Pignon, David Ayala, Odile Vuillemin, Léonor Graser, Emmanuelle Bercot, Olivier Augrond, Sabri Lahmer, Fatiha Chériguene
Running time : 1h 35mn
Set in the 1970s, A Tout de Suite is the story of a 19-year-old girl who discovers that her lover, seemingly a Prince Charming, is actually a thief who has just committed murder. “Tout de suite,” instantly, her safe and comfortable world is turned upside down and she is swept into an adventure that takes her from Spain to Morocco and Greece .

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short films festival call for entries

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pelikula@titusbrand smais looking for short films of any genre (documentaries, narrative, drama, etc.) to show in our 5th Indie Short Film Festival. We offer “the venue and an opportunity for film discussions” to those promising filmmakers all over the Philippines.

* TBCMP encourages quality independent filmmaking.

Procedure is as follows:

* Submit a copy in DVD/VCD/VHS format to any of the pelikula core group members. Deadline is on July 31, 2009. Also, please enclose a sheet of paper that contains the following information:

Director’s Name
Running Time
Cast and Crew

* Selection and programming of films will be decided by the pelikula@titusbrand sma core group.

* Selected works will be a part of the film archives of the TBCMP, the main organizer of the pelikula@titusbrand sma. Unselected works are to be returned to their directors.

* You may also submit your work and other requirements during our monthly film dialogue session at TBC.

* If your film has been selected, please be present during the screening - for the film dialogue session. (Metro Manila entries only)

* If you’re from the province and is unable to be present during the showing of your film you need to submit a written article about your work covering all the aspects especially the content to make up for your absence.

For further details, please contact:

Bituin Quinto
Coordinator, TBCMP
Tel Nos. : 02-7266054/09174759 244
Fax: 02-7258167

tbcmedia@yahoo. com

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Invite: special Storytelling workshop at Museo Pambata

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Storytellers, students and teachers are invited to a morning workshop,
July 11 (Saturday), with South African writer, artist, and storyteller
Gcina Mhlophe.

Gcina Mhlophe will share her views and ideas on what makes a good
storyteller. An opportunity to learn and to try your skills and talent
at storytelling.

Workshop fee of Php 300 includes a workshop kit, snack and coffee, tea or juice.

Please book/reserve early as seats are limited. For information,
contact Liza Lim or Charlot Cachuela at 523-1797/98, 536-0595 or email

This special event is held in partnership with the Embassy of the
Republic of South Africa in Manila, Philippines.

Maricel P Montero
Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc.
Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive
Ermita, Manila
+63 2 5231797 to 98
www.museopambata. org

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1st PPPP list of winners

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1st Pambujan Pelikula Para sa Publiko Winners

Narrative Category:
Nekro by CJ Andaluz - 1st Prize
Tiangge (Neighborhood Store) by Ray Gibraltar - 2nd Prize
Hulagpos by Maita Lupac - 3rd Prize
Honorable Mentions
Manyika by John Wong
Shorts by Seymour Barros Sanchez
The Shine Boy by Lauro G. Mira
Rutina by Ronald Batallones

Documentary Category:
Lawa ng Bae by Donnie Sacueza - 1st Prize
Bamboo Lake by Donnie Sacueza -
2nd Prize
Pagbugtaw (Waking up) by Seymour Barros Sanchez - 3rd Prize
Honorable Mentions
Si Baby Si byJohn Robert Portentado
Elders in America by Jessie Jucal
Hupa (Nightmare) by Oscar Nava
Baad na Pauno (Restless) by Dada Docot

Special Prize (Animation)
Libingan by Ramon del Prado

Maraming salamat sa inyong suporta.

Noriel M. Jarito
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The UP Press will be launching twelve new titles in Paglulunsad 2009 on July 17 at the Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman. Subtitled "Labindalawang Aklat ng Labindalawang Manunulat," the event will highlight books by exceptional authors as varied as architect Gerard Lico, newly-appointed College of Arts and Letters dean Elena Mirano, and retired Supreme Court Justice Abraham Sarmiento.

The twelve new books are:

1.Priscilla Chinte-Sanchez Philippine Fermented Foods

2. Abraham F.Sarmiento Journey of a Retired Supreme Court Justice

3. Raul Rafael Ingles 1908 The Way It Really Was

4. Isabela Banzon Lola Coqueta

5. Elena R. Mirano The Life and Works of Marcelo Adonay

6. William Pomeroy Bilanggo

7. Elmo Gonzaga Globalization and Becoming-Nation: Subjectivity, Nationhood and Narrative in the Period of Global Capitalism

8. Orville Bondoc Animal Breeding

9. Ramon Guillermo Pook at Paninindigan: Kritika ng Pantayong Pananaw

10. Joel Toledo The Long Lost Startle

11. Apolonio Chua Simulain: Dulambayan ng Manggagawa sa Konteksto ng Militanteng Kilusang Unyonismo (1980-1994)

12. Gerard Lico (Centennial title) Arkitekturang Filipino: A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Philippines

Buyers will enjoy a 20 percent discount on all the new titles at the launch. Balay Kalinaw is on Guerrero corner Dagohoy Streets, near the International Center and Ilang-ilang Residence Hall. The launch will start at 5:30 p.m. For more details, please contact Ange at 926-6642 or visit

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Paris International Human Rights Film Festival (FIFDH)

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Please distribute to whomever you consider interested.

The 8th edition of the Paris International Human Rights Film Festival (FIFDH) will take place from 2nd to 9th March 2010.

Every year this film festival promotes a selection of the best international documentaries on the question of human rights. Each screening is followed by a debate with the director, field experts (NGO, academics, …) and the audience. The Paris FIFDH is now the major cultural event on human rights in France.

How to register?
In the 1st selection phase, candidates are asked to send an email to contact@alliance- containing :
- the name of the director and the title of the film
- the director’s biography and the synopsis
- the country and the year of
- the length and format
- the category: investigation or creation
- contact information
These information should be written in the email and no attached document will be opened.
Only selected candidates will be contacted.
Films must last 45 minutes at least and have been produced after 2007.

Registration is free. The deadline is 1st August 2009

For more information, visit www.festival- droitsdelhomme. org

Department of Women and Development Studies
College of Social Work and Community Development
University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City

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AFM Ciné Club presents " 2 Days In Paris "

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Ligalig 2

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Ligalig 2
Portraits of Human Insecurity and Public Unrest

On the last week of July, Gloria Arroyo is set to deliver her 8th State of the Nation Address (SONA), the most number delivered by any president after Ferdinand Marcos. It will be Arroyo’s last SONA supposing she will relinquish power after her unpopular term expires and her successor is elected in 2010.

Judging from the contents of the first seven that came before, we can expect the SONA to proclaim the same thing: that the lives of Filipinos are well if not even better. Perhaps as in the past, Arroyo will invite to come to Batasan individuals who benefited from the projects of her administration.

But under Arroyo’s administration, the actual state of the nation do not reconcile with her official report. Poverty, hunger and inaccessibility of basic services continue to impair millions of Filipinos. Human rights violations remain widespread. Faced with all of these, the people remain disquiet and enraged. Organized and collective action demanding Arroyo’s ouster and holding her accountable of various offenses escalate.

Ligalig 2: Portraits of Human Insecurity and Public Unrest, an exhibit of 8"x10" photographs will serve as a counter discourse to the speech to be delivered by Arroyo in front of most of her allies in Congress. This will be the 2nd holding of Ligalig as it was succesfully held last year in three different venues, initiated by Artists’ Arrest, Southern Tagalog Exposure and Kodao Productions.

Ligalig will feature photographs capturing day-to-day lives of Filipinos under the threat of or adversely affected by existing state policies and programs. The photographs will serve as testimony to the real state of the nation showing how the people suffer and relentlessly struggle. The choice of the art medium is a deliberate effort to create a discursive space hardened by documented arguments.

The first mounting of the exhibit will be on July 27, 2009, the actual day of SONA at the rally site in Commonwealth Avenue. The mobile/guerilla-type exhibit will later be transferred to a chosen gallery for its formal opening in August.

The exhibit narrative necessarily has to reflect what is happening in the country today.
To aid cohesion, the exhibit has three distinct but related parts. Everyday stories would be one portion, portraying the different actors in Philippine society. These are the peasants, workers and the urban poor, women, youth, and indigenous peoples, and their respective concerns. Illustrated in this part would be hunger, landlessness, lack of social services such as housing and health care, high prices of basic goods, and the commoditization and poor quality of education.

The second part attempts to give depth to the first. Suggested in this section would be epic problems of feudal relations in agricultural production and the plunder of our natural resources by large transnational corporations in various industries. Another important aspect that should be represented in the exhibition is the inability of government officials to address the concerns of Filipino people. This is further made horrendous by the exploitation of their position to amass excessive wealth and influence over the majority. Lastly, political repression by way of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and the like, will be included in this part. The silencing of legitimate dissent is an important character of the present day veracity.

In the third fraction, the reality of an ongoing civil war is confronted. Different forms of people’s protest actions towards genuine change is recognized and accommodated.

Thank you very much,

Vincent Silarde
Project Coordinator

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BOOK MATTERS CULMINATING ACTIVITY @ 3F Jumpstreet Robinsons Galleria

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would like to thank everyone who supported the two - month long activities of
Join us for our Culminating Event to be held tomorrow
June 27, 2009
at the 3F Jumpstreet Area of Robinsons Galleria
from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Activities include:
Meet and Greet Authors Ms. Carla Pacis
Storytelling Sessions by The Children's Library and Mr. Tony Yanza,
Puppet show Performance,
Mascot Appearances,
Fun and Games,
Book Fair
and a whole lot more!

See you there!

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Unspoken @Wifibody4

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Independance features Airdance
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by: Ava Maureen Villanueva
Rhosam Prudenciado Jr.
Avel Bautista
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo-Main Theater Stage
June 28, 2009 6pm
part of: 4th WIFIBODY independent contemporary dance festival
presented by: Contemporary Dance Network Philippines,
National Commission for Cultures and the Arts,
Cultural Center of the Philippines,
U.P. Dance Company.
in Cooperation with: Japan Foundation Manila
Steps Dance Studio.
Festival Director: Paul Morales

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Pedro Kusinero

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Independance features U.P. Dance Company:
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choreography: Elena Laniog and
Herbert Alvarez
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino-Little Theater
June 26, 2009 8pm
part of: 4th WIFIBODY independent contemporary dance festival
Presented by:
Contemporary Dance Network Philippines,
National Commission for Cultures and the Arts,
Cultural Center of the Philippines,
U.P. Dance Company.
in Cooperation with: Japan Foundation Manila and
Steps Dance Studio.

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PHILSTAGE Bares First Quarterly Citation for 2009 Gawad Buhay!

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For Immediate Dispatch

PHILSTAGE bares first quarter citations for 2009 Gawad Buhay!

Revivals and restagings dominated the first quarterly citations list of the 2009 Gawad Buhay!, the PHILSTAGE Awards for the Performing Arts.

With fourteen performance and technical citations, Ballet Philippines' Neo Filipino topped the first quarterly race. Coming in as close second with eleven citations, is the Philippine Educational Theater Association' s production of Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?, while Repertory Philippines' A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino received eight citations to claim the third berth. Another revival, Tanghalang Pilipino's ZsaZsa Zaturnah, placed fourth with seven citations.

A dance trilogy that serves as homage to the vast riches of the Filipino cultural heritage, Neo Filipino's Amada, Ulaging – Daog-dog sa Sang Libong Kulog and KatiTaog collectively won citations for outstanding dance production, ensemble performance, female lead performance in dance (Carissa Adea), male lead performance in dance (Biag Gaongen and Ronelson Yadao), featured performance in dance (Marian Faustino and Lucky Vicentino), choreography (Alice Reyes), adaptation or translation (Alice Reyes), musical composition (Kalayo), costume design (Gino Gonzales), lighting design (Katsch Catoy), and set design (Gino Gonzales).

Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?, a psycho-emotional journey into the lives, loves and relationships of three people, earned the jurors' citations for outstanding play production, stage direction (Nonon Padilla), ensemble performance, male lead performance in a play (Lex Marcos, Juliene Mendoza and Jack Yabut), original script (Tony Perez), musical direction (Jed Balsamo), lighting design (Ian Torqueza), sound design (Aries Alcayaga), and set design (Salvador Bernal).

Widely considered as the best Filipino play in English, A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino was cited for outstanding play, stage direction (Jose Mari Avellana), original script (Nick Joaquin), female lead performance in a play (Liesl Batucan and Ana Bitong), featured performance in a play (Dido dela Paz), lighting design (Martin Esteva), and sound design (Lamberto Avellana, Jr.).

ZsaZsa Zaturnah, a hilarious tale of the adventures of a gay beautician-turned- Pinoy superhero, was cited for outstanding musical production, ensemble performance, lead female performance in a musical (Eula Valdes), featured performance in a musicale (Nar Cabico and Joey Paras), musical direction (Vincent De Jesus), and original music composition (Vincent De Jesus).

Also cited for individual achievements are Caissa Borromeo for outstanding female lead performance in a musicale and Kyla Rivera for outstanding featured performance in a musicale, both for Repertory Philippines' I Love You Because.

Now on its second year, Gawad Buhay! is the first-ever industry awards exclusively for the performing arts juried by an independent panel of critics, scholars, artists and theater enthusiasts. Outstanding individual and group achievements in various artistic and technical aspects of play, musical and dance productions and performances are honored based on quarterly citations deliberated by the jury who are required to watch all productions of PHILSTAGE member-companies for the entire year. From the four quarterly citations, the jury will select the final nominees qualified to win the awards by the end of the performance season.

PHILSTAGE is the only alliance of professional performing arts organizations in the Philippines. Its members include Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines, Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM), PETA, Repertory Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino and TRUMPETS.

Below is the complete list of the 2009 first quarter citations in various categories:

Outstanding Production of a Play: PETA's Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre? (PETA); and Repertory Philippines' A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino (Repertory Philippines)

Outstanding Musical Production: Tanghalang Pilipino's ZsaZsa Zaturnah

Outstanding Dance Production: Ballet Philippines' Neo Filipino

Outstanding Stage Direction: Nonon Padilla (Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?); and Jose Mari Avellana (Portrait of the Artist as Filipino)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance: The casts of Ballet Philippines' Neo Filipino; PETA's Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?; and Tanghalang Pilipino's ZsaZsa Zaturnah

Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Play : Liesl Batucan and Ana Bitong (Portrait of the Artist as Filipino)

Outstanding Male Lead Performance in a Play: Lex Marcos, Juliene Mendoza and Jack Yabut (Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?)

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play: Dido Dela Paz (Portrait of the Artist as Filipino)

Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Musicale: Caissa Borromeo (Repertory Philippines' I Love You Because); and Eula Valdes (ZsaZsa Zaturnah)

Outstanding Male Lead Performance in a Musicale: No citation

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musicale : Nar Cabico and Joey Paras (ZsaZsa Zaturnah); and Kyla Rivera (I Love You Because)

Outstanding Female Lead Performance in a Dance Production: Carissa Adea (Neo Filipino)

Outstanding Male Lead Performance in a Dance Production: Biag Gaongen and Ronelson Yadao (Neo Filipino)

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Dance Production: Marian Faustino and Lucky Vicentino (Neo Filipino)

Outstanding Original Script: Nick Joaquin's Portrait of the Artist as Filipino; and Tony Perez's Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?

Outstanding Original Libretto: No citation

Outstanding Original Music Composition: Vincent De Jesus (ZsaZsa Zaturnah)

Outstanding Adaptation or Translation: Alice Reyes (Amada from Neo Filipino)

Outstanding Musical Direction: Jed Balsamo (Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?); and Vincent De Jesus (ZsaZsa Zaturnah)

Outstanding Original Music Composition: Vincent De Jesus (ZsaZsa Zaturnah); and Kalayo (KatiTaog from Neo Filipino)

Outstanding Choreography: Alice Reyes (Amada from Neo Filipino); and Alden Lugnasin (Ulaging from Neo Filipino)

Outstanding Set Design – Salvador Bernal (Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?); Gino Gonzales (KatiTaog from Neo Filipino); and Gino Gonzales (Ulaging from Neo Filipino)

Outstanding Costume Design: Gino Gonzales (Ulaging from Neo Filipino)

Outstanding Lighting Design: Katsch Catoy (Neo Flipino); Martin Esteva (Portrait of the Filipino as an Artist); and Ian Torqueza (Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?)

Outstanding Sound Design: Aries Alcayaga (Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?); and Lamberto Avellana, Jr. (Portrait of the Artist as Filipino)

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Kidlat Tahimik is the 2009 UP Gawad Plaridel Awardee

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Kidlat Tahimik is the 2009 UP Gawad Plaridel Awardee

Independent filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik is this year’s recipient of the highest award given by the University of the Philippines (UP) to a media practitioner.

He will receive the 2009 UP Gawad Plaridel for his outstanding contributions to independent filmmaking on July 10 (Friday), 1:30 pm at the Cine Adarna of the UP Film Institute. UP officials will give him a trophy sculpted by National Artist Napoleon Abueva. As part of the ceremonies, he will also deliver a lecture on independent filmmaking.

The event is open to the public.

Inspired by the progressive ideals of Marcelo H. del Pilar (nom de plume, Plaridel) of the reformist newspaper La Solidaridad in the 1890s, the annual award honors a Filipino media practitioner whose professional integrity and commitment to public service are reflected in his or her exemplary achievements in print, film, radio, television or the new media.

Kidlat Tahimik was chosen for his excellence in the art and craft of cinema, as well as for pioneering efforts in introducing Philippine independent filmmaking to a global audience.

His independence as an artist is reflected in the non-commercial nature of his films, inspiring budding Filipino filmmakers to follow his example and to listen to their “inner duwende (dwarf).”

He joins past UP Gawad Plaridel awardees Eugenia Duran-Apostol (2004, Print Journalism), Vilma Santos (2005, Film), the late Fidela “Tiya Dely” Magpayo (2006, Radio), Cecilia Lazaro (2007, Television) and Pachico A. Seares (2008, Community Journalism).

Established by the UP College of Mass Communication, the UP Gawad Plaridel is supported by Coca-Cola Company and Unilever Philippines. #

For verification and other details, please call Irene or Lynette at 920-6864 or 981-8500 local 2668 (UP CMC Office of Extension and External Relations). You may also send an email to upgawadplaridel@

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Airdance performs "Unspoken" at the WiFi Body 4 Festival

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Airdance is proud to present "UNSPOKEN", a Contemporary Dance performance, on June 28, Sunday, 6pm at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) Stage at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Featuring new choreographies by Ava Maureen Villanueva, Rhosam Prudenciado Jr., and Avel Bautista. Tickets at P200 only.
This performance is part of the WiFi Body: Independent Contemporary Dance Festival 4, held at various venues of the CCP from June 25 to July 5, 2009. Featuring the country's Contemporary Dance companies in events such as indepenDance, new choreographers competition, 2nd step, in focus, uncensored bodies, dance workshops, dance film competition, photo exhibit, plenary, gala performances, and emerging talents showcase
For more information, visit www.airdance. or www.geocities. com/wifibody
36E West Ave., Quezon City
Tel. No. (63-2)415-2185
Mobile No. (63) 916-3566693

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Exhibition Opening: Marina Cruz and Poklong Anading at the Ateneo Art Gallery

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The Ateneo Art Gallery

warmly invites you to the opening of

Drunken Revelry

Poklong Anading

2008 Ateneo Art Gallery - Common Room Networks Foundation

Residency Grant Recipient


Un / Fold

Marina Cruz

2008 Ateneo Art Gallery - La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre

Residency Grant Recipient

on Thursday, 2 July 2009 at 6pm

(Exhibition runs until 14 August 2009)

Ground Floor Rizal Library

Ateneo de Manila University

Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights

Quezon City


Poklong Anading

8 July 2009 at 10:30am

Marina Cruz

15 July 2009 at 4:30pm

Gallery Hours:

Weekdays 8am-12nn/1pm- 5pm

Saturday 8am-12nn

For more information please call 4266488

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Call For Submissions - Philippine Speculative Fiction V

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Call For Submissions - Philippine Speculative Fiction V


Editors Nikki Alfar and Vin Simbulan are now accepting submissions of short fiction pieces for consideration for the anthology "PHILIPPINE SPECULATIVE FICTION V".

Speculative fiction is the literature of wonder that spans the genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror and magic realism or falls into the cracks in-between.

1. Only works of speculative fiction will be considered for publication. As works of the imagination, the theme is open and free.

2. Stories must cater to an adult sensibility. However, if you have a Young Adult story that is particularly well-written, send it in.

3. Stories must be written in English.

4. Stories must be authored by Filipinos or those of Philippine ancestry.

5. Preference will be given to original unpublished stories, but previously published stories will also be considered. In the case of previously published material, kindly include the title of the publishing entity and the publication date. Kindly state also in your cover letter that you have the permission, if necessary, from the original publishing entity to republish your work.

6. First time authors are welcome to submit. In the first four volumes, we had a good mix of established and new authors. Good stories trump literary credentials anytime.

7. No multiple submissions. Each author may submit only one story for consideration.

8. Each story’s word count must be no fewer than 1,500 words and no more than 7,500 words.

9. All submissions must be in Rich Text Format (.rtf – save the document as .rft on your word processor) and attached to an email to this address: Submissions received in any other format will be deleted, unread.

10. The subject of your email must read: PSF5 Submission: (title) (word count); where (title) is replaced by the title of your short story, without the parentheses, and (word count) is the word count of your story, without the parentheses. For example – PSF5 Submission: Meeting Makiling 4500.

11. All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter that includes your name, brief bio, contact information, previous publications (if any). Introduce yourself.

12. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2009. After that date, final choices will be made and letters of acceptance or regret sent out via email. Target publishing date is February 2010.

14. Compensation for selected stories will be 2 contributor’s copies of the published anthology as well as a share in aggregrate royalties.

Kindly help spread the word. Feel free to cut and paste or link to this on your blogs or e-groups.


Nikki Alfar

Vin Simbulan

Dean Francis Alfar

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Ten years after the release of Patubas – An Anthology of West Visayan Literature, published by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and edited by Palanca Hall of Famer, Dr. Leoncio Deriada, the Capiz Council for Culture and the Arts (CCCA) headed by Bryan Mari Argos, through it’s literary division, Yanggaw Capiz Writers’ Group (YCWG), headed by Marcel Milliam will again take the initiative of instrumentalizing the publication of Patubas 2. Responding to the growth of the literary corpus in the region, Patubas 2, which will still be edited by Dr. Leoncio Deriada, will feature works from budding and established regional writers from the period of 1990 to the present.

The project coordinators hope to include in this volume a good sampling of pieces representative of the robust condition of literature in Region VI. The CCCA along with the YCWG invites all writers from Western Visayas, whether residing in the region or residing outside the region but are originally from Western Visayas to submit pieces in any language.

The pieces may be poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, drama (preferably one-act), excerpts from longer works like novels and full-length plays and screenplays, and should include translations for non-English or Filipino pieces. Each writer is encouraged to submit 3-5 short pieces or 1-2 longer pieces (excluding translations for non-English/Filipino pieces) to allow the editor as well as the project coordinators to decide which pieces to include in the anthology. Submissions should also be accompanied by a 150-200-word narrative description of the author as well as a picture.

All submissions should be in .doc or .rtf format and should be sent as an email attachment to not later than July 15, 2009. Only submissions sent through email will be entertained.

The project, which will be entered as a proposal for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) competitive grants program will hopefully see publication in 2010. For more information, please contact Bryan Mari Argos through cell phone number (0920) 9499622 or Marcel Milliam through cell phone number (0918) 9248460, or write to the email address indicated above. Padayun ang pagtib-ong sang rehiyunal nga literatura! (BMJA)

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Animation Council of the Philippines launches Animahenasyon 2009

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Animation Council of the Philippines launches Animahenasyon 2009

The Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI) is calling all budding and professional animators from across the country to participate and submit their animated works to Animahenasyon 2009: 3rd Pinoy Animation Festival, as it formally opens and accepts entries to this year’s festival. Entry forms may be downloaded from the ACPI web site at <http://www.animatio ncouncil. org>. The deadline for submission of entries is on September 15. Animahenasyon 2009 will be held from November 25 to 28 at the Gateway Mall Araneta Center.

In an effort to build an audience, awareness and development of original contents, ACPI puts together its flagship project through an annual animation festival called Animahenasyon that showcases original animated works of both aspiring and professional animators in the country through a competition.

The festival is composed of the professional and the student/amateur divisions that will have different running time categories: 1 to 5 minutes; 6 to 20 minutes, 21 to 60 minutes, and the full-animated feature (more than 60 minutes). There are also categories for music video, title sequence, public information, demo reel, and TV series. There will also be animated works in exhibition (full-length, special citation, and past Animahenasyon winners).

Last year’s grand prize winner of Animahenasyon is Love and Marriage, a jab at the folly of racial prejudice in marriage, as seen through the eyes of its Chinese-Filipino filmmaker Kenny Lynn Tai. Love and Marriage is a narrative musical cartoon that relates the story of Chinese-Filipino interracial marriage, and a comic take on this long-standing issue in the Chinese society captured in 7.5 minutes. Tai is graduated from De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde with a degree in Multimedia Arts, and is now a freelance animator.

This year’s Animahenasyon will feature a global animation forum where delegates from the continents of North America, Latin America, Canada, Australia and the Asia-Pacific will come to the country and showcase the latest trends and best practices from their respective countries in the field of animation, game development and the digital creative industry in general.

These foreign representatives will present the current state/condition of their industry and feature sample contents from their country. These delegates will also bring with them a group of people for possible business matching in the Philippines. The global animation forum shall provide a venue for exchange among animators, producers, industry supporters, and possible business opportunities

Animahenasyon 2009 will also include an investors’ forum where business seminars would be held in conjunction with business meetings. The forum will cover content sales and distribution, outsourcing, co-production, financing and even for education partnerships. This assumes a full day, divided into six sessions of 60 minutes each for presentation with an open forum. This component of Animahenasyon shall help set direction for the development of the animation industry.

Also part of Animahenasyon 2009 is the animation master classes/ workshops, and exhibit of works of this year’s lifetime achievement awardee Jose Zabala Santos, nephew of renowned artist Nonoy Marcelo.

Animahenasyon serves as a venue for Filipino animators to present their world-class ideas, and opens doors of opportunities for them to meet with and be inspired by the finest names in the industry. It also aims to create greater awareness of the Philippine animation industry and its contributions to the global entertainment business, while tapping locally produced content for promotion in animation markets here and abroad.

ACPI's vision is to make Philippines as the prime provider of animation and content creation services to the global marketplace. On the other hand, ACPI's mission is to be the center of excellence for animation and content creation services through building more efficient and effective collaborative business practices that will elevate the country’s economy and culture.

As an organized body, ACPI aims to promote the Filipino talent both locally and internationally. With the cooperation of its members as well as the Philippine government, it is envisioned that the member studios and schools will be considered competitive both creatively and technologically.

ACPI is a non-stock and non-profit organization whose member companies specialize mainly in, but not limited to, 2D, Flash or 3D animation. It aims to promote the animation industry globally with the intention of creating an identity for the Philippines to be considered amongst the preferred countries that service the animation industry.

For more information about Animahenasyon 2009, please call 483-9501, 8172727 local 108 or email the secretariat at animationcouncil@, or visit www.animationcounci

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The Secretariat
Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc.
9th floor, The Palisades Condominium
107 Perea Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
+(632) 817-2727 local 108

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AFM Ciné Club presents " Touchez pas au Grisbi "

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Filipinas Heritage Library ~ Life Sketches: A Memoir Writing Course

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Life Sketches: A Memoir Writing Course

July 27, 2009 l 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

July 29, 2009 I 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

August 5, 2009 I 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Every person has a story to tell. Learn to record your life's memories with "Life Sketches", an introductory memoir writing course that will help you transform your experiences into effective narratives.

Speaker: Dr. Rosario Cruz-Lucero

Workshop fee is P3,000 inclusive of handouts, materials, snacks, and certificate. A down payment of P500 is required to reserve a slot. The deadline for reservations is July 20, 2009. A 10 percent discount will be given to those who pay in full on or before July 13, 2009.

The workshop will be held at the Filipinas Heritage Library located along Makati Avenue, Ayala Triangle, Makati City (across The Peninsula Manila).

For inquiries, please call Jen Bascoguin at 892-1801, send an SMS to 0917-561-2413, or email

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Call for submissions: Tulaan sa Tren Poetry Writing Contest

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Call for submissions

Tulaan sa Tren Poetry Writing Contest

The National Book Development Board (NBDB), Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), and Vibal Foundation are giving aspiring poets a chance to have their poems posted in LRT trains as part of the Tulaan sa Tren readership promotion campaign.

Rules and guidelines:

1) The contest is open from 22 June 2009 until 22 July 2009 to all Filipino citizens of all ages.

2) The NBDB will accept original, unpublished poems with the theme Journeys/Paglalakba y. Entries may be in English, Filipino, or any of the regional languages (with English or Tagalog translation if written in a regional language) and should be up to 200 words long. Only one (1) poem per author will be accepted.

3) The Board of Judges will select three (3) winners each for the English and Filipino categories. For each category, the Grand Prize winner will receive P5,000.00, second prize winner will receive P3,000.00, and third prize winner will receive P2,000.00. Winning entries will be posted in LRT trains alongside the works of established Filipino poets and will be published in a compilation of Tulaan sa Tren 2 poems. The NBDB shall share copyright with the authors for their winning poems for purposes of broadcast and/or publication in the NBDB’s readership campaigns.

4) Entries must be submitted along with the Official Entry Form. The author’s name and address must only appear in the Official Entry Form and must not appear on the entry. Entries may be e-mailed to tulaansatren@ ph or sent postmarked no later than July 22, 2009 to:

Office of the Executive Director

National Book Development Board

2/F NPO Bldg.

EDSA cor. NIA Northside Road

Diliman, Quezon City

5) The winners will be contacted by the NBDB prior to the launch of Tulaan sa Tren 2 and will be awarded during the project launch tentatively set in August.

Entry forms may be downloaded on the NBDB website ( ph)

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June 26, 2009

15-16 years old
Class B Family
highschool student
*her mother, Gina whom she's very close to, just died and she's just recovering from the emotional strain
*amateur photography enthusiast

*approximately 60 years old
*Class B Family
*father of Lorraine's late mother, Gina
*has a positive outlook on life
*former photography enthusiast
*can relate to younger people

*in his late 30s
*Class B Family
*Lorraine's father
*alcoholic and problematic because of wife's death

If interested, please contact:
Ian Tee

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MARCOS KILLED AQUINO: the 2nd golden age of philippine cinema

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.MOV International Digital Film Festival
& Mag:net Cafe Katipunan

a Cinekatipunan. MOV production

The 2nd Golden Age of Philippine Cinema

This whole month of July
Mondays to Saturdays
5:30 to 7:30pm


July 1 Wed: BURLESK QUEEN (1977): Celso Ad Castillo
July 2 Thu: TATLONG MUKHA NI ROSA VILMA (1972): Romy Suzara
July 3 Fri: GANITO KAMI NOON… PAANO KAYO NGAYON? (1976): Eddie Romero
July 4 Sat: ORO PLATA MATA (1982): Peque Gallaga

July 6 Mon: TATLONG TAONG WALANG DIYOS (1976): Mario O’Hara
July 7 Tue: SAKADA (1976): Behn Cervantes
July 8 Wed: BATCH ’81 (1982): Mike De Leon
July 9 Thu: MINSA’Y ISANG GAMUGAMO (1976): Lupita Kashiwahara
July 10 Fri: PERFUMED NIGHTMARE (1977): Kidlat Tahimik
July 11 Sat: HIGH SCHOOL CIRCA ’65 (1979): Maryo J Delos Reyes

***CAMP GOSIENGFIAO: The World According To Joey G.,Tthe Master of Pinoy Camp
In celebration of Joey Gosiengfiao' s 2nd death anniversary (March 15, 1941-March 16, 2007)***

July 13 Mon: DIARY OF CRISTINA GASTON (1982): Joey Gosiengfiao
July 14 Tue: BLUE JEANS (1981): Joey Gosiengfiao
July 15 Wed: BATA PA SI SABEL (1981): Joey Gosiengfiao
July 16 Thu: KATORSE (1980): Joey Gosiengfiao
July 17 Fri: BOMBA STAR (1980): Joey Gosiengfiao
July 18 Sat: TEMPTATION ISLAND (1980): Joey Gosiengfiao

July 20 Mon: SALOME (1981): Laurice Guillen
July 21 Tue: KARNAL (1983): Marilou Diaz-Abaya
July 22 Wed: SINNER OR SAINT (1984): Mel Chionglo
July 23 Thu: BOATMAN (1984): Tikoy Aguiluz
July 24 Fri: KISAPMATA (1982): Mike De Leon
July 25 Sat: MISTERYO SA TUWA (1984): Abbo Dela Cruz

July 27 Mon: SILIP (1985): Elwood Perez
July 28 Tue: SCORPIO NIGHTS (1985): Peque Gallaga
July 29 Wed: HINUGOT SA LANGIT (1985): Ishmael Bernal
July 30 Thu: PRIVATE SHOW (1986): Chito Rono
July 31 Fri: PAGPUTI NG UWAK, PAG-ITIM NG TAGAK (1978): Celso Ad Castillo

Featuring the best camp-rock bands this side of the barracks***


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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is pleased to inform you of the first
ASEAN-wide Photo Contest on Biodiversity with the theme, ZOOMING IN ON

In partnership with the European Commission, ASEAN Member States, and the Asian
Institute of Journalism and Communication
(AIJC) , the contest aims to generate
public awareness on the importance of sustaining our biodiversity. Powerful
images of biodiversity' s importance to food security, health, livelihood,
climate change, and other pressing issues and concerns can translate awareness
into public support to reducing biodiversity loss – a silent crisis that could
lead to humankind's extinction.

The contest will run until 30 August 2009 and winners will be awarded during the
ACB side event at the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity in Singapore on 21 – 23
October 2009.

We would appreciate it if you could help ACB and AIJC promote the photo contest
by publishing the news release and poster AD. You may also post the
announcement and poster in your website with link to the ACB website
(www.aseanbiodivers i, until 30 August 2009.

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QUICK CHANGE - The CompanY's major concert for 2009

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QUICK CHANGE - The CompanY's major concert for 2009.
July 31 and August 1 (Aliw Theater) and August 7 & 8 (Park Lane Hotel) in Cebu City.
The CompanY's guests will include versatile comic , Jon Santos
and newcomers - Reymond Sajor (WYCOPA Grand Champion) and Jez Salcedo.

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180 Microcinema Festival

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Ilocos From 7 Angles at One Workshop Gallery

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The One Workshop Gallery in Makati offers a fresh, new perspective of “Ilocos: Through the Lens,” in a photography exhibit featuring an exciting range of travel and fashion prints by Carlo Claudio, Abet Dizon, Julles Roberto, James Uy, Leo Viernes and Lorenz Yatco, with Rosscapili to join as guest artist.

Opening cocktails on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 630pm, the exhibit comes on the heels of the hugely successful on-location photography workshop of the same name conducted by art and photography guru Rosscapili last May 22 to 26.

"A photographer has got to be at the right place at the right time to be able to bring the moment home,” says Rosscapili, “to his exhibit, as well as his portfolio."

The “Ilocos: Through the Lens” workshop would not be complete without the creative production team. Makeup Artist Sheila Tibay created a variety of looks for the fresh faces of the models Sheena Tan and Krish San Diego. Dresses were provided by Fashion Designer, Joe San Antonio, and styling by Lalie Odal. The exhibiting photographers received guidance and instruction during the workshop in travel photojournalism, stock photography, fashion editorial, indoor shooting, concept photography and photo documentation. “Ilocos: Through the Lens” completes the entire location photography experience by providing an optimal venue for the photographers to exhibit their work.

“Ilocos: Through the Lens” featuring Carlo Claudio, Abet Dizon, Julles Roberto, James Uy, Leo Viernes and Lorenz Yatco - with Rosscapili

Exhibit runs until June 30, 2009 at the One Workshop Gallery, Ground Floor 2241 La Fuerza Plaza II, Don Chino Roces Ave. corner Sabio St., Makati City. Gallery hours are from 10am to 7pm daily except Sundays. For inquiries, call or fax 819-2074, e-mail, or visit

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