'Mamma Mia' Cast Gives Standing Ovation To Club Mwah Performers

MANILA, Philippines - No less than the cast of "Mamma Mia" gave a standing ovation to our very own Follies de Mwah when they went to watch the show at Club Mwah in Mandaluyong City.

Club Mwah co-owner Pocholo Malillin said dress code became very democratic that night - skimpy shorts, sleeveless toppers and sandos, beach sandals. It was understandable since the guys had just wrapped up a performance at the CCP and they had barely time to dress up.

Most applauded were the impersonations of Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle ("Somewhere Over The Rainbow"), Christina Aguilera ("Burlesque"), Jennifer Hudson ("And I'm Telling You" from "Dreamgirls"), Beyoncé ("Dreamgirls") and excerpts from the musical film "Chicago."

Most hilarious, at least for the London-based entertainers, was the spoof of Cameron MacKintosh's "Miss Saigon" which debuted on the same stage where "Mamma Mia" also first performed - West End Theater!

Club Mwah is the only accredited Tourism Entertainment Club in the country. It has been hailed Aliw Awards as "Asia Pacific Most Outstanding Entertainment Theater Club." Club Mwah is open 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Shows start at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit their website at www.clubmwah.com or pocholomalillin@yahoo.com.

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Shine! Personality Development Summer Workshop

Atty. Dot Gancayco, owner of Shine Tutorial and Music School, announced that their 6th Summer Personality Development Workshop for the enrichment of kids aged 7-17 will be held from April 10 to May 13 at the Shine! DOT Com Tutorial and Music School at the Celebrity Sports Club in Capitol Hills Drive, Quezon City.

Gancayco said the workshop includes classes in Social Skills, Good Grooming, Public Speaking, Youth & Advocacy, Singing, Dancing, Acting and Modeling. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The school has branches at Celebrity Sports Plaza and at Sct. Torillo St., Kamuning, Quezon City. Early enrollees get big discounts until April 4.

Students can also look forward to an exciting Culminating Show on May 13, 2012.

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KBP, ASC Focus On Child Protection In Broadcast Media

Child protection in broadcast media is now the current thrust of the Ad Standards Council (ASC) and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), related former child star BJ "Tolits" Forbes, who delivered a special address to media practitioners during the first forum on "Children & Media: Responsible Communication."

The event was held in partnership with the Philippine Association of National Advertisers (PANA) and the Juvenile Justice Welfare Council.

The program started with a keynote speech by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, and featured a series of plenary sessions anchored by key resource speakers led by Atty. Katrina Legarda, Atty. Anjanette Saguisag and Dr. Bernadette Madrid. Atty. Tricia Oca of the Juvenile Justice Welfare Council spoke on how children are portrayed in media while Atty. Rudolph Jularbal, KBP Legal Counsel and concurrently OIC of DZRH, presented the new provisions of the broadcast code which reinforces current standards on programming related to children.

Following the panel discussion anchored by MBC's PR Consultant Susan Arcega, attendees from various sectors affirmed their commitment to enforce child protection in media.

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, March 29, go to Midas Hotel's President Miguel Cerqueda, broadcast journalists Tina Monson-Palma and Ted Failon, Mila de Jesus, Dr. Pepito Oreta, Raizza Juan, Jocelyn Soleybar-Espiritu, Fely Ley, Bambi Babiera, Laica Q. Marquez, Domer Rubinao, Isabelle Pangilinan Dacuycuy Sr. Linda Acuna, and Aaron Agassi... Congratulations to Alfonso Dacuycuy who received six gold medals in Preparatory school...

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