January 28 - February 3, 2017


A compelling novel about love, betrayal, oppression, vengeance, and hope. An adoring love story set against a repulsive political backdrop of tyranny, torture, and murder.

“Noli Me Tangere” (Touch Me Not) depicts the abuses suffered by the native Indios at the hands of Spanish tyrants.
It paints a clear picture of the so-called “social cancer” that illustrates the rotten system of governance, the illicit ways of the church, and the unfavorable trade of the privileged class.

Based on a novel written by Jose Rizal, Felipe de Leon’s “Noli Me Tangere, The Opera” debuted in NYC and will be staged in Manila this Jan & Feb 2017.
Cultural Center of the Philippines, Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater), Roxas Blvd.
January 28 and February 1-3, 2017 at 8 p.m. | January 29 and February 3, 2017 at 2 p.m.
P3,500 | P2,500 | P2,000 | P1,500 | P1,200 | P1,000
January 28, 2017
January 22, 2017
January 21, 2017


The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is proud to host a milestone exhibition by renowned artist Danilo Dalena entitled Last Full Show. The retrospective is currently on view at the third and fourth floor galleries of the CCP until 4 March 2017.

Aside from the exhibit itself, a series of activities will be held from January to March 2017 at the CCP to showcase the vast influence of Dalena not only in the world of visual arts. The first of these activities will be a screening of the 1982 film “Mga Uod at Rosas” where Dalena consulted as a production designer. The screening to be held at 5pm on 21 January, Saturday, will begin with a discussion of the film by Teddy Co of the NCCA National Committee on Cinema and the Young Critic’s Circle Film Desk. The discussion will be moderated by Sari Dalena Sicat of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. The director of the film Romy Suzara and the director of photography Romy Vitug will be present. Admission is free and on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information, call the Visual Arts and Museum Division at (632) 832-1125 loc 1504/1505 and 832-3702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, or visitwww.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

Cultural Center of the Philippines, Tanghalang Manuel Conde Manila, Philippines
3 PM - 6 PM
January 21, 2017
January 14, 2017
January 12, 2017


The CCP ARTHOUSE CINEMA: CINEMALAYA presents “Pinoys’ Pangarap na Bituin”.

Watch PEPOT ARTISTA (2005) and SAAN NAGTATAGO SI HAPPINESS (2006) on January 12 at the Tanghalang Manuel Conde (CCP Dream Theater).

Admission is FREE! First come, first served.

Tanghalang Manuel Conde, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd.
2:00 PM; 5:00 PM
January 20-22, 2017



Ephesus Teatron Group Inc.
in cooperation with
Emilio Aguinaldo College


Once Upon A Mattress

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller & Marshall Barer
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Directed by Steven Conde

Tickets are now available at Ticketworld  or Call Ephesus office at 646 9330 or 09177365251.

Tanghalang Yaman Lahi, Emilio Aguinaldo College, 7th fl. 1221 Gen. Luna St., Ermita, Manila
3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
₱ 1,151
January 20, 2017


FRESH from its successful concert at the Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra embarks on its 34th Concert Season 2016-2017 billed as “Timeless Classics, New Beginnings” under the baton of its new Music Director, Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Concert V
January 20, 2017 (Friday, 8pm)
W. A. Mozart
Symphony No.28 in C
E. Elgar
Enigma Variations
F. Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto
Diomedes Saraza, Jr., violin
Yoshikazu Fukumura, conductor
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines
8:00 PM
P 1,545 (Price Zone 1); P 1,236 (Price Zone 2); P 824 (Price Zone 3); P 515 (Price Zone 4); P 412 (Price Zone 5) and; P 309 (Price Zone 6)
January 9. 2017
Photo from the Philippine News
Photo from the Philippine News

Every year on January 9, millions of Filipinos — newspaper reports say as many as 10 million — gather in Manila for a procession of the Black Nazarene, or Poong itim na Nazareno, a life-sized statue of a suffering Jesus fallen under the weight of the cross, along a 6.5 km route from Rizal (Luneta) Park to the minor basilica in Quiapo. Few religious celebrations anywhere in the world can match this feast in terms of the number and fervor of devotees surrounding the procession. Attendance has grown remarkably in the last 20 years, and the route has been stretched to accommodate growing crowds. If newspaper accounts are correct, the number of Catholics attending the Nazarene feast equals, or perhaps even doubles that attending recent papal Masses in the same locale. Most Filipino Catholics consider the Nazarene statue to be miraculous, able to heal terminal cancers and other sicknesses, to grant petitions, and to help those in need.

Source: Catholics and Cultures


Quiapo, Manila