Bits and Snippets of the Philippines

Basic Reading of Global Filipinos

Posts Tagged ‘Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga Part of World-renown Artists for Benefit Concert

leave a comment »

“After the Storm” is a benefit concert for those in the Philippines affected by last year’s devastating typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda. Directed by Asian-American actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, theatre director, and author Baayork Lee, and produced by Robert Pullen, English theologian and official of the Roman Catholic Church, often considered to be one of the founders of Oxford University. In cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in the Washington, D.C., the US-Philippine Society and the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition.

The concert will be held on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington D.C., and will feature Tony and Olivier awardee Lea Salonga who was one of the first to confirm her participation. Joining Salonga is American actor Lou Diamond Philips, Grammy Award winner, American tenor Rodell Rosel, principal dancer Christine Rocas, Grammy violinist Joshua Bell, and Glee superstar Darren Criss. Joining this roster of performing artists are the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and the Broadway Community Chorus.

The official website for this benefit concert is

For ticket sales and more information, you may contact (202) 467-4600 or go to


Photo from Lea Salonga.



Century Properties Uses Facebook for Charity Work

leave a comment »

Century Properties embarked on a Facebook Page campaign by promising to fund 50 operations of children born with cleft lip or cleft palate deformity. The only thing they ask is you “LIKE” the Facebook Page. They are shooting for 15,000 page fans by New Year’s day.

Even global celebrity Lea Salonga retweeted (RT) a Tweet on Twitter about “liking the page.”

Go to Century Properties Facebook Page now!

Poster taken from Century Properties Facebook Page


Written by Raffy Pekson II

December 8, 2011 at 2:57 am

Lea Salonga to Judge 2011 Miss Universe in Brazil

leave a comment »

Lea Salonga has been chosen to be a judge in the live telecast of the 2011 Miss Universe beauty pageant to be held in Sao Paolo, Brazil

The Philippines’ very own Lea Salonga, globally acclaimed for her role in the musical Miss Saigon of which she a Tony and numerous other awards, has been asked by no other than Donald Trump to be one of the judges in the upcoming Miss Universe beauty pageant. The other judges include Connie Chung, Helios Castroneves, Vivica Fox, Isabeli Fontana, Amelia Vega, and Adrienne Maloof.

The 60th Miss Universe Pageant will be broadcast live from Credicard Hall in São Paulo on September 12, 2011 (the morning of September 13, 2011, in the Philippines). The Miss Universe Organization is a joint venture between tycoon Donald Trump and NBC Universal. Online voting began last August 19 and will end on September 11 at

Representing the Philippines is Shamcey Supsup

The Philippines’ candidate in the pageant is Shamcey Supsup, a University of the Philippines (UP) magna cum laude architecture graduate, who hails from General Santos City in Mindanao. She topped the architecture licensure examinations in the Philippines last year and was recently given special recognition by the UP Alumni Association.

Sources: Yahoo! News | Lea Salonga Office Website | Miss Universe Official Website

Photo items from and


Hong Kong Cellist in Concert with Gerard Salonga Conducting

leave a comment »

Written by Raffy Pekson II

April 13, 2010 at 12:39 am

Broadway Star Lea Salonga Teams Up with George Takei of Star Trek in a New American Musical

with 4 comments

I was doing my thing in Facebook when I noticed this ad on the right that featured a somewhat blurred picture of Lea Salonga.

In my curiosity, I clicked on the ad and landed in a Facebook Fan Page called “Allegiance – A New Musical.” However, clicking on the “Info” tab displayed something weird – “Founded August 2008.” Is this a muscial that’s played a few years ago yet somehow nobody knew about it? Funny, for Lea Salonga to star in it, it couldn’t be an unknown event.

So, I clicked on the website and landed at finally what it was all about.

George Takei? The Star Trek guy? Oh, wow! For someone who loves both the arts and Star Trek, it’s a perfect combination for a musical. Though I should say, it must be a really big musical production in the works as the slated run date starts in 2012 – two years from now!

Lea, now this is intriguingly exciting!

Written by Raffy Pekson II

April 4, 2010 at 10:01 am

German Moreno – The Ultimate Philippine Entertainment Star Builder

with one comment

For almost 50 years, this man has been a staple character on our television screens. If it weren’t for him, we would not have the likes of Lea Salonga, Ruffa Gutierrez, Judy Ann Santos, Billy Crawford and Sharon Cuneta in the showbiz industry today. He is the ultimate star builder, an industry legend, and the one and only Master Showman: German Moreno.

Read more at Philippine Entertainment Portal

Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 12, 2009 at 4:42 am

Lea Salonga 2009 Philippine Concert Now On Sale

leave a comment »

Lea Salong, after a two month North American concert tour this September through November, will be back on Philippine stage at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) for a two-night special show singing the songs that, as Lea writes in her website, “your songs.” It’s not be too late to send her your requests that you’d like to hear her sing – the deadline is September 30.

Tickets are now available online: Dec. 11 or Dec. 12 shows, respectively.

Reference: LeaYourSongs.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

September 26, 2009 at 8:19 am