Manila goes nuts with theatrical rendition of Peanut’s ‘You’re a good man, Charlie Brown’

You probably grew up knowing Snoopy and the rest of the gang, which Charles Schulz had immortalized in his internationally known comic strip Peanuts. For more than five decades, people had been reading quick-witted dialogues and satirical exchanges between Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Shroeder, and Sally that it feels like you’re part of the group at one point or another. But this time, avid reader or not, Charlie Brown finally let the world know about how depressing it can be on his shoes amid being in the colorful world that he’s in. The popular, Tony Award-winning, comedy musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is finally staged in Manila through the efforts of 9 Works Theatrical that opened on Saturday February 11 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, along Ayala Avenue in Makati City.


the power of words

By Angelique Manalad (unedited version of articles in Fudge magazine Feb-March 2009 issue p.71) It was in late 2004 that Carren Cecilia “Kooky” Tuason started putting into motion her vision of instilling confidence to everybody by means of creative self-expression, specifically through spoken words. A shy child herself, she wanted to be able to encourage … Continue reading the power of words

bloomfields (christmas album review) There’s something blooming this Christmas ‘Pasko Natin ‘To’ by the Bloomfields By Angelique P. Manalad, Contributor Wanting to deliver a more Filipino-flavored Christmas album, The Bloomfields offers their second album “Pasko Natin ‘To” as their gift for everyone this Yuletide season. With 10 tracks to ensure everyone a warm feeling to share the band … Continue reading bloomfields (christmas album review)

Checkin’ out Check

By Angelique Manalad (unedited copy of the article from FUDGE Magazines Dec-Jan '09 issue) Four childhood friends, Jim Pangan (vocals), Cheiy Alanes (guitars), Roy Ordonio (guitars) and Ode Tolato (bass) decided to experiment on music on 2003, as one member left, they found their buddy Jarwin Javier (drums) to complete the missing piece and finally, … Continue reading Checkin’ out Check

Talkin’ to the new girl of 90210

(unedited copy of article taken from Fudge Magazine's Dec-Jan '09 issue) By Angelique Manalad Tagged as Hollywood’s Next Big Thing after landing the lead role in 90210, the spin-off of the hit teen drama of the 90s, Shenae Grimes found herself in the middle of pressure, hype and the ever conspicuous eye of the US … Continue reading Talkin’ to the new girl of 90210

DOJ chair After almost two decades of service and loyalty to the university as faculty member in the Department of Journalism, Prof. Felix V. Cabahug was chosen as its chairperson. The newly appointed department chair is a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism graduate from the University of Santo Tomas, and has a Master's Degree in Development … Continue reading DOJ chair

teaching as a profession Henry Brooks Adams once said, "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. But we can tell where it begins." As for Teacher Myrna Arcilla of the St. Gerard Community Learning Center located at the CPES Building of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, it all began when she volunteered … Continue reading teaching as a profession

Giving you your very own theme song Giving you your very own theme song By Angelique P. Manalad, Contributor Giving you a musical journey that is distinctively Pinoy, Ang Bandang Shirley guarantees everyone who’ll listen will definitely love their music without any exaggeration as they give their first installment Themesongs. Influenced by local bands and other artists they describe their music … Continue reading Giving you your very own theme song

Good news, bad news Good news, bad news Menaya’s The Worst News By Angelique Manalad, Contributor After years of hiatus, Menaya is back to give their fans news—their second album entitled The Worst News. It boasts a new and dynamic sound that will certainly captivate listeners and keep them hooked, as the band evolved to a more mature … Continue reading Good news, bad news