Mowelfund’s grand musical tribute to Philippine cinema
MANILA, Philippines – To celebrate more than 90 years of Philippine cinema, the Movie Workers Welfare Fund (Mowelfund), together with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the Cultural Center of the Philippines and TV5, stages a grand production billed as Pinilakang Tabing: Handog sa Pelikulang Pilipino at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) on June 22.
Pinilakang Tabing aims to raise awareness and funds for the preservation of the country’s film heritage. The gala musical features the country’s brightest talents, producers, filmmakers and members of the movie industry.
National Artist for film Eddie Romero leads an array of personalities from film, television and the stage in musical numbers and testimonies, among them will be Boots Anson Roa, Grace Poe Llamanzares, German Moreno, Cesar Montano, Janno Gibbs, Jolina Magdangal, Aiza Seguerra, Dulce, Mitch Valdez, Jun Urbano, Bituin Escalante, Dingdong Avanzado, Jessa Zaragoza, Arnold Reyes, Ciara Sotto, Carlo Orosa, Gian Magdangal, JM Rodriguez, Inah Asistio, Raul Sunico and Tonipet Gaba, to name a few. They will be joined by performing companies like Ballet Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino, Hail Mary the Queen ChildrenÃs Choir, and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
Also invited are former President Joseph Estrada, Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., Sen. Jinggoy Estrada and TV5 big boss Manny Pangilinan who will render onstage narrations. The gala presentation is written by Floy Quintos and directed by Chris Millado.