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Lets sing together! Broadway open mic in Manila.

If you are a singer you must sing daily, and when done in public it counts tripple!

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So you like Broadway tunes, we do also! This is an oportunity to mingle and grow sharing our passion for musicals.

I will sing some pieces of the new musical I’m preparing, San Pedro Calungsod.

San Pedro Calungsod the musical
San Pedro Calungsod the musical

What will you sing?

Just bring an MP3 or CD with your background music and flash us with your talent!

This also serves as your audition piece for future projects singing together!

Where? At iChill Theater Cafe.

When? 11 Sept 2015 at 8pm. Free for customers!


Raelian Philippines progress May 2015

What could we do during May to help Rael spread the message in the Philippines?

Advocacy activities for LGBT thru Aramis International and Happiness message difussion on going through growth of the group and books spreading.

Hoping more progress to come next month of June 2015. Want to be an active member or know more about Raelians? Just let me know. You can read a lot at Rael.org


Government against Church in the Philippines finally!

Ok. So finally a congressman in the Philippines has the guts to stand against religion.
Disclaimer: Don’t read if you are a Christian who can get your feelings easily hurted.

I’m a bit scandalized to see a journalist saying he is crazy and he should worry about other stuff and a friend of mine in Facebook even said “don’t tell me where to worship my god”.
Oh My God! What’s wrong with all you people! What year are you living in!
Kuya Manzano – Photo: Antonio Beas

I thought we were in 2012, when people can internet, go to other planets, videoconference and that it was the moment of the awakening global new age conscience that makes us all smarter and aware of these fairytales told for thousands of years!
Don’t tell me where to worship my god? Exactly. So please don’t tell me or any other person who goes to a public office to renew his driver’s license about your god. I’m not interested. And it is very offensive to see your Christian stuff all over the place.  That’s not your office, you work there, but that’s from the government, that’s public, that’s everyone’s, that’s mine as well. So don’t decide for the rest of us and turn into a church what is a place for all the Filipinos.
Let’s remember that the Philippines is a multicultural, multireligious country. Even Christians here have so many different branches. So to live all in peace respecting the others, don’t put a cross near me. I even get rushes just by imagining it.
Cheers for congressman Palatino from the Kabataan party list!
And for that journalist… this is exactly his job, to do politics. And that’s what the church does ever since it started, they are a political-power organization that has ruled half of the world for ages. Other countries realized this long time ago, come on Philippines! Wake up!
Don’t be afraid of not worshipping a god! Why do you consider the Greek gods as myths and think your Christian stuff is real?
I’m an Spanish-Filipino actor who just arrived from Spain. In Spain they didn’t allow the actors to be buried in the cemetery because it’s holly soil and actors were always considered bad moral people who are influenced by the devil.
So I guess I have no choice but to feel far from an organization that has treated me and my kind so badly ever since. Same happens with the homosexuals, same happens with the Muslims, same happens with couples who cannot have kids, etc, etc, etc.
Kuya Manzano
Actor – Singer – Director – Producer

Giving slippers to the bare foot kids in Negros

A lot of kids in Negros (Philippines) are in real need. They go bare footed to school and write in banana leaves as a notebook.

Fortunately for them there is an international organization, with its Philippine branch pushing strong to help the less fortunate. That’s Domino Lux Way of Life: DLX.
President Marlon Ramirez has been leading the group for two years now and achieved to collect tons and tons of toys and goods to give away to the needed kids all over the country.
So from June 23 to June 30 they will be traveling around Negros Oriental and Occidental on this charity mission.
Why is this on my blog?
Because I’m gonna probably be a part of it as well soon.
Met brother Marlon Ramirez recently doing a charity work precisely for DLX, when I knew nothing about them.
Things always happen for a reason. When Marlon walked in the dressing room of the event where all the artists were and started his speech I was sleeping in a secret corner and not minding anything that happened there.
But something didn’t let me sleep anymore. My arachnid sense was telling me I was missing something important. So I stood up and sleepy walked towards them to hear the last words and clapping of the crowd. I didn’t know what happened really so asked the colleagues, who couldn’t really explain much. LOL.
Anyway we saw each other and connected awaking common interest. Well it sounds like a novel, but as I write it I discover what I felt and what I think we both felt. The organizer came fast to say “Sir Marlon, this is Kuya Manzano”. And I apologized for not hearing the speech and he had the interest enough to sit with me apart to chat about the organization and goals.
Made a good contact, gave him my number, saw him during the event happily taking pics with a non stopping smile. Well, that’s the kind of people I like!
Then met his friends and took lots of pictures and started unconsciously to get closer. The next day we are talking in Facebook. I’m researching about the organization in the net, reading all I find, he invites me in to meet more people and all seems so positive, and happy, and nice that I end up interested.
More chats have to come and possibly you’ll see me doing some charity events soon with DLX.
And the moral is…
Thank you Facebook for connecting people. And everything happens for a reason. And one thing leads to another. And I always keep on getting surprised with new events and directions in my life.
Check out the DLX Way of Life page in FB and LIKE IT to be updated and join in the future if you feel like:
Kuya Manzano
Actor – Singer – Director – Producer

The poor will eat the priests. Don’t feed beggars.

As a friend of mine just said. They wont approve the RH bill until the poor people don’t start eating priests.

We are far too many people living in Manila these days. Our population has burst up in such a speed we cannot contain it anymore.

Streets full of rubbish and squatters. Hold ups, taxi scams, robbery and rape all over.

I bought my own car and spend so much in my transportation everyday because I cannot commute. It’s too dangerous, specially if you are white. Most people think I’m so rich because I’m white.

Well thanks to that I have to spend a lot in transport I really have to check on what jobs to accept because if it’s too far and not well payed I simply don’t get it coz I’ll lose money in due to transportation.

I have friends who have kids been still teenagers and they can’t take care of them. They can’t even marry if they even wanted to, because they cannot afford living out of their parent’s place. How can they raise a child.

Kids begging everyday in the traffic. Don’t those kids go to school? No they don’t. They prefer to beg to get some money. Maybe their parents force them to beg. Later their parents will force them to work and be prostitutes too in the future, or even now.

Every time you give money to a kid in the streets you are collaborating and promoting that kind of life. If you give them money they wont go to school anymore because it’s great to earn money by begging in the streets. They will never learn anything but to beg. You are promoting beggars. And then you’ll protest because you don’t want to see that.