In its continuing aim to cultivate learning through its online platform, PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association) makes full use of its reach on a more global audience this July.
In celebration of Pride Month, the show just aired a two-part episode that focused on queer representation in mass media. The discussion brought together artists who have portrayed LGBTQIA+ characters on screen, including Tom Rodriguez, Glaiza de Castro and Rhian Ramos, comedian Divine Tetay and director and veteran actor Ricky Davao.
Netflix has recently collaborated with five talented Filipino drag queens to transform into their favorite Netflix characters, head to toe. In a special video, the global streaming platform tapped queens from local and international performing circuit, Min Ortiz, Vinas DeLuxe, Dee Dee Holliday, Marina Summers, and Brigiding Gigi.
With the enforcement of the community quarantine across the country, we have seen companies look for creative ways to deliver their services. In this effort, PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association) has introduced its digital platform in April, launching a roster of online programs meant for the creative-at-heart such as Storytelling Sundays, Talk Tuesdays, and Let’s Get Creative.
Young, multi-faceted performer Darren Espanto has marked his 19th birthday with an incredible achievement, raising funds for the common good. In celebration of his birthday, Espanto, through MCA Music, in partnership with ABS-CBN, the teen music powerhouse, successfully staged a digital concert called, “D’ Birthday Concert (From Home)”, mounted all the way from Canada and broadcast to his global fans.
Non-government advocacy group Safe and Fair Philippines is set to launc “Kuwentong OFW: Mga Babaeng Biya(hero) sa Panahon ng COVID”, a Facebook Live series that brings up discussions on the issues and experiences of Filipina migrant workers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest-growing online hotel management and booking platform, RedDoorz, launches “Hope Hotline” as part of its regional CSR initiative. The new program acknowledges the different psychological challenges arising from COVID-19 situation, with the mission to offer support to the mental well-being of its employees, hotel partners, and their staff by providing online counselling sessions through RedDoorz’s partner counselors and psychologists.
Online design platform Canva recently enjoined citizens online to show their support through designing motivational cards with the use of pre-made Canva templates. In response, different groups and individuals have shared their messages to our frontline heroes, especially patients.
Following its successful staging at the start of the quarantine, National Artist Ryan Cayabyab furthers its mission of helping those in need as Smart Communications powers the Season 2 of Bayanihan Musikahan to continue to rally support for those affected by COVID-19, while uplifting the spirits of Filipinos who continue to stay at home. Through the Smart Music Live (SML) Online Sessions, the online concert series increases amps up its mission taking the most visible Filipino citizen action platform at this time.
“Ang Huling El Bimbo” is now available for 48 hours online, starting 12:01 a.m. of May 8 until 11:59 p.m. of May 9 exclusively on the ABS-CBN Network page on Facebook and its corresponding entertainment channel on YouTube.