Cris Villonco is a Filipino performance artist whose credits include performances in theater, film, album recordings, music videos, and advertisements. She is currently associated with Repertory Philippines, villoncos singing career began when she was only nine years old, prodded by her grandmother, showbiz industry crusader and former MTRCB chief Armida Siguion-Reyna. She first gained attention when she sang the theme song for the ABS-CBN morning series Hiraya Manawari which was composed by Ryan Cayabyab. In her teens, she rose to prominence as a solo artist after the release of her teen pop song Crush Ng Bayan, in 2000, she was featured in TIME Magazine as a Hero For The Planet. Villonco had her first solo concert Cris at Dish in August 2003 and she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in May 2006, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree with concentrations in Music and Economic Development. In 2007, she worked for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Manila, Villonco returned to theatre, appearing in such roles as Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof and Ophelia in Ana Abad Santos-Bitongs steampunk-influenced Hamlet, for Repertory Philippines.
In November 2016, she is starring as Alison Bechdel in the first international production of Fun Home, the production is directed by Bobby Garcia. A review in ABS-CBN News said that she delivers a heartbreaking performance, often using only her expressive face to suggest the wave of emotions inside her. Villonco has had a career as an artist, with credits in Theatre, Film, Album recordings, Music videos. Les Misérables Jack and the Beanstalk Larawan Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, cellphone episode Ang Lihim ni Annasandra One Smile At A Time A Girl Can Dream Cris Villonco Hindi Ko Masabi, Its You, Bago Mapagod ang Puso, Kasali Ka, The Jubilee Song. Pop Cola Soft Drink, the PLDT Centennial ad campaign, and the 1996 Asia Pacific Economic Conference ad campaign
People's Television Network
Peoples Television Network, Inc. is the flagship government television network owned by the Philippine Government under the helm of the Presidential Communications Office. Its head office and transmitter are located at Broadcast Complex, Visayas Avenue, Barangay Vasra, the countrys government television network began operations in April 1974 as Government Television through the National Media Production Center. The government channel was first headed by Lito Gorospe and by the then-Press Secretary during the Marcos administration, by then, it began expanding with the opening of provincial stations nationwide, including 2 stations in Cebu and Bacolod who once owned by pre-martial law ABS-CBN. It became the network for the broadcasts of the 1988 Summer Olympics along with RPN. On March 26,1992, President Cory Aquino signed Republic Act 7306 turning PTV Network into a government corporation known formally as Peoples Television Network, Inc. Shortly after he took over the mantle of government in June 1992, the Network was given a one-time equity funding for capital outlay.
Since 1992, PTV has been operating on revenues it generates on its own, Republic Act 7306 stipulates that the government shall not appropriate funds for the operations of the Network. PTNI is on full satellite transmission nationwide since 1992 using PALAPA C2 and its flagship station PTV-4, which is based in Quezon City, boasts of a 40-kilowatt brand-new transmitter sitting on a 500 ft tower. With its 32 provincial stations across the country, the network has extended its reach and it has, to its name, several pioneering and award-winning educational and public service programs for their relevance and production excellence. In 1996, PTV won the award for Best TV Station ID in the PMPC Star Awards for Television, PTNI has pioneered educational and cultural programming. Some of its programs were Tele-aralan ng Kakayahan, Ating Alamin, Small World Kidsongs, For Arts Sake, Coast to Coast. PTNI has been the broadcaster of major international sports competitions. It has covered the Olympic Games, starting with the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, except Barcelona Olympics in 1992, the Beijing Olympics in 2008, London Olympics in 2012, during these coverage, PTNI has received commendations from various sports organizations.
In 1996, it received a citation from President Fidel V. Ramos for the successful coverage of the Atlanta Olympic Games. On July 16,2001, under the new management appointed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, PTNI adopted the new image, One Vision. for a new image in line with its new programming thrusts, they continued the new name until the Aquino administration in 2010. NBN expanded its broadcast reach with the launching of NBN World on February 19,2003 in cooperation with the Television and this global expansion signals new directions for NBN as it becomes accessible to the rest of the world, particularly the millions of Filipinos overseas. NBN can be seen in Australia, North America and the Asia-Pacific, NBN is previously transmitting via satellite nationwide using Agila 2 moved to ABS1 last September 2011. Also, a new Harris Transmitter has been installed, nBNs transmitter power shall be increased from 40 kW to 60 kW
Lisa Teresita Pacheco Macuja-Elizalde is a Prima Ballerina. In 1984, she became the first Filipina prima ballerina, in the Philippines, she is the Artistic Director of Ballet Manila and Vice-Chairman of the Philippine UNESCO National Commission. She was the Commissioner of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, Macuja-Elizalde is Directress and faculty member of the Ballet Manila School – a training center for ballet professionals who are steeped in the Russian Vaganova method. Lisa was born at Lourdes Hospital in the City of Manila and she is the daughter of Cesar Macuja and Susan Pacheco. Lisa is the second among four siblings and her elder brother, Julio II was born in 1963. She is the sister of Gia Macuja Atchison, an actress and musical artist, who was born in 1971, and who is married to musician Robert Atchison. At age 11, she danced onstage for the first time in a recital called Twinkle Toes in Tinsel Land that was shown on February 29,1976 at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City.
She was an apprentice and young soloist of Dance Theater Philippines and she received her advanced certificate from the Royal Academy of Dancing, and earned a scholarship to the Vaganova Choreographic Institute in Leningrad. She was the dancer of the renowned Kirov Ballet between 1984 and 1986. She returned to Manila in 1986 and became the first artist-in-residence of the Cultural Center of the Philippines while dancing with Ballet Philippines. During the first 10 years of Ballet Manila’s touring, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde has led the Company on four tours of 16 cities in Russia. She led her Company in Outreach performance tours of more than 45 cities, in 1982, Lisa was a scholar of the USSR Ministry of Culture when she entered the Vaganova Choreographic Institute, currently known as the Academy of Russian Ballet at Saint Petersburg, Russia. Lisa trained under former Kirov ballerina Tatiana Alexandrovna Udalenkova who taught her the Russian Vaganova technique, at the Leningrad Choreographic School, Lisa was coached by Natalia M.
Dudinskaya, under the artistic director Konstantin Sergeyev. She graduated at the top of her class in 1984, as she became the first foreign soloist to be invited to join the Kirov ballet, at the Kirov, Lisa was taught by Galina P. Kekisheva, under artistic director, Oleg Vinogradov. It was at the historical Maryinsky Theater that Lisa first premiered as principal ballerina in The Nutcracker, Don Quixote and she is like a spark, a spark full of life. She is graceful and virtuosic in her technique and this is a great art, and it is her art and her natural talent. Macuja-Elizalde accepted the award in behalf of Art 2 Art, Santiago said she filed Senate Resolution 808, Santiago after watching World Stars of Ballet, which starred Macuja-Elizalde. Macuja was the first foreign soloist in the prestigious Kirov Ballet, Lisa is hailed as the ballerina of the people
The Mabuhay Channel
The Mabuhay Channel was a Filipino language channel that broadcasts to Filipinos abroad. It was created exclusively for Filipinos living in the United States by Philippine Multimedia Systems, the Mabuhay Channel featured a wide array of programming from movies, sports, current affairs to childrens and lifestyle programming. The network was a partnership of five different Filipino broadcasters, bring together, ABC Channel 5, NBN Channel 4, IBC Channel 13, CCI Asia Group. The Mabuhay Channel was available on cable in Canada and Dream Satellite TV in the Philippines. It was previously available in the US via the Dish Network but was no longer offered, as a result of this, the channel ceased broadcasting and on August 18,2008. Ali AM @ IBC America Atbp, one Morning Cafe Paradise East Pilipinas, Ngayon Na. Pinoy Music Box Real Stories Kasama si Loren Ringside TV RJ America Sentro Serbisyo Muna Shall We Dance
Filipinas, Ahora Mismo
The only one of its kind in the country, it was presented by veteran radio announcer, and stage and movie actor, Bon Vibar. Created by the Cádiz Press Association as part of the Cádiz 2012 project and it aimed to promote Filipino culture and its ties with Spain, the empire that ruled the nation for 333 years. It commemorated the bicentenary of the Constitution of Spain of 1812. The show was first broadcast in March 2007, there were no commercials in each episode as the show was fully funded by APC and the Government of Andalucia, Spain. Unknown to many, the show was one of three components that comprised a development project called Proyecto de Cooperación Radio Manila, or Radyo Manila Development Project of APC. Its first component, a program called Curso Teórico-Práctico del Periodismo Radiofónico, was targeted to develop the skills of Filipino mass media practitioners. It originally ran for two years, from March 19,2007 to March 1,2009, and was divided into four semesters, each lasting six months, the third component of the project was the development of the facilities of the Bureau of Broadcast Services.
The broadcasting and office equipment, donated by Canal Sur and Axon, were released in June 2008 during the third season. The training was conducted by members of APC in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes in Manila, in those sessions, the participants were introduced to the world of radio broadcasting, where they performed several exercises to prepare them for a possible stint in the radio. The chosen scholars would part of the production staff of the radio program Filipinas. Each scholar received an allowance of 420 euros. A scholar could only be granted a scholarship once and could not reapply, there were no repeaters in the course of the original two-year program. Upon graduation, the scholars were awarded certificates of completion in Curso Teórico-Práctico del Periodismo Radiofónico from Spain, an exception to the no renewal rule was made for the fifth season, when four previous scholars were asked to return to help produce the final season of the radio program. The show was pre-taped a week before the actual broadcast, and episodes were broadcast daily from 7, 00pm to 8, the recordings were done every Tuesdays and Thursdays at the BBS Drama Studio I, located at the Philippine Information Agency building in Quezon City in Metro Manila.
Vibar was dubbed the voice of the program, for international listeners, the show could be accessed through live streaming on the APC website. It showcased the culture and legacy of Spain through various reviews of sights, sounds. Bon Vibar hosted this show, but the scholars did not appear in it, the scholars, still acted as translators for the show. Spanish radio presenter Carlos Juan Juan from Onda Zero was the first representative of APC to train the pioneer batch of scholars from the Philippines and he recorded the official introduction of the show in Spanish, while the official Tagalog version was done by Evelyn Ágato of BBS
Philippine Broadcasting Service
Philippine Broadcasting Service is a radio network in the Philippines. It is owned by the Philippine government under the Presidential Communications Office, in September 1946, two months after the Philippines became an independent country from the U. S. A. KZFM was turned over to the Philippine government, with the transfer was born the Philippine Broadcasting Service, PBS the second broadcasting organization after Manila Broadcasting Company. The station was first operated by the Department of Foreign Affairs until it was transferred to the Radio Broadcasting Board which was created by President Manuel Quezon on September 3,1937. In January 1942, the RBB was abolished to give way to the establishment of the Philippine Information Council which assumed the function of the RBB, including the operation of DZFM. Over the years hence, the PBS had acquired 13 more radio stations, the NMPC operated the Voice of the Philippines, VOP, on both medium wave-918 kHz and shortwave 9.810 mHz transmissions.
In 1975, the NMPC obtained DWIM-FM, with this new station and some provincial stations that came under its wings earlier, the NMPC was a network and effectively covered a wide range of the Philippine listenership. Public service features were the keystone of its programs, after the EDSA Revolution, the Office of Media Affairs was abolished, followed by the NMPC, and finally, the BB. 297, President Corazon Aquino established the Bureau of Broadcast Services, during Aquino administration, PBS transferred its office from ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center complex to PIA/Media Center Building in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. During his first State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte will pass a law merging PBS with its TV counterpart, Live government news is aired here. Peoples Television Network Filipinas, Ahora Mismo List of radio stations in the Philippines PBS Website Live Streaming for PBS Stations in Metro Manila