I had a chat with my former college pal and kumare the other night. We were discussing about her work in Congress as an officer in one of the many committees there. She is enjoying the perks of her job right now although she said she could aspire for a higher position if she wants to. She said there were offers within their department for a tour abroad particularly in the US. She could have experienced playing high end games at the hotel if she accepted the offer since the tour allots time to explore the place and let the participants enjoy the short travel. But knowing my friend, she is more than happy of what she has achieved in her career. And according to her she can’t afford the possible intrigues within the government office. I know what you mean, mare.
The University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Fund, Inc. (UPMAF) will hold a concert called “Ang SOAP Opera ng Buhay Ko” (The Concert: Voices of Healing) at the new Marriott Grand Ballroom on August 26, 2015 to riase funds towards the creation of the New UP College of Medicine Academic Center, a 7-story multi-million peso undertaking.
The dinner concert will feature several of the biggest names in the international and local concert scene, including the 50-piece ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga, this special night will bring together Lea Salonga, Ryan Cayabyab, Jed Madela, Vice Ganda, Mark Bautista, Cris Villonco, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Bituin Escalante, Pinky Marquez, Franco Laurel, The Tux, Caisa Borromeo, Baihana, Catherine Fisher, among others, as they join the community in a collective voice of healing. A 70-strong chorus composed of The Mass Appeal, Ateneo Chamber Singers and UP Medicine Choir will also fill the grandiose ballroom.
This will be Lea Salonga’s last concert before she flies to New York to star in a show called “Allegiance,” which previews in Broadway on October 20!
For ticket and sponsorship inquiries please contact, Dr. Melfred L. Hernandez (0917) 815-2029), Overall Chair, Dr. Karin Estepa (0922) 825-3146, Chair, Business Committee, or Ms Kareen Tapia (0923) 8568043 of UPMAF (02) 5264255, firstname.lastname@example.org.