Monday July 23, 2018

Pasiawit = pasiaw + awit

SHOW I admire local musicians Gitoy Ornopia and Edgar Butalid for planning to stage a fundraising concert with a fraction of the proceeds going to ailing performers. This action is so commendable on the part of the two musicians because the intention is pure, sincere and noble.

TALENTS. The upcoming fundraiser features local talents coming from different homegrown show bands, although some solo performers and even comic duos are also expected to entertain the paying public. The event’s name, as I suggested, is PASIAWIT, which means “pasiaw” and “awit” because it’s going to be an evening of Cebuano stand-up jokes plus original local compositions. I have already committed to work with Gitoy and Edgar in staging PASIAWIT.

WINNERS. The members of the Gabayan sa Kaayohan dyHP talent pool, led by drama director/actor Randy Padayao Suson, were all smiles when Hildi “Ate Ging” Montesclaros of Happy Hearts Marketing gave them cash prizes as winners in the Bio-Troff jingle-making competition. Yes, all 11 of them won although the tandem of Ricky Garing and Trifon Morales was considered by Ate Ging as the best.

OTHERS. The rest of the jingle composers were Miraluna Flores Tumulak, Ingrid Vertudazo, Monica Sacedon, Leo Manlanat, Christian Diano, Rannie Bodomo, Maritess Albores, Joel Bensi and Ariel Mancao.

PRIESTS. Through this column, may I invite all residents of Sibonga and nearby places to watch the Cebu Clergy Performing Artists in another hilarious concert tomorrow at the Bacaltos gym. It starts at 8 p.m. See you there. (For comments, text 0932-277-8771)