A young girl takes a video of herself singing and later goes viral on Youtube and finds fame and opportunity knocking on her door. This is basically the story of the hit Pinoy musical “Rak of Aegis”. Yes, it sounds like “Rock of Ages” simply because it was meant to be so. It started with a joke some years back, when the director was in a conversation with a song writer and he jested “if there is a Rock of Ages, then there should the Rak of Aegis.” And the rest, so they say, is history. Continue reading
After the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao in May 23, 2017, the damage brought by the hostilities in the city of Marawi have driven many of the residents out of their homes as well as the economic implication of an ongoing rebellion in the area. Continue reading
Last December 10, PWDs (persons with disabilities) and senior citizens of Tiaong, Quezon trooped to CityMall in Tiaong, Quezon to listen to crooner, entertainer and fellow PWD Nonoy Zuniga in a show for the benefit of PWDPhil.com
Nonoy Zuniga first started his singing career as vocals for the Birth Control band back in the late 1970s. After going solo, he had hit after hit such as:
Love Without Time
Invited for this performance were the PWD and senior community members based in Tiaong, Quezon. They were treated to songs that evoked memories of their youth with the PWD guests were given the VIP treatment by reserving the best seats in the house for them alone. In between song numbers, Doc Nonoy spoke to the audience and gave away copies of his latest album “Sigaw Ng Puso” to select fans who knew his songs well.
CityMall Tiaong was chosen to be the venue of the Nonoy Zuniga’s performance because CityMall is one of the most PWD-friendy malls in the country. A single sprawling property along the main highway in Tiaong, Quezon, CityMall has no second floors which makes it accessible to those on wheelchairs and other assistive devices. Hallways are wider than what is prescribed in the building code, plus there is free Wi-Fi! The staff are very helpful and are always on-hand whenever the PWD customer needs assistance. For any customer who may feel the need to use a wheelchair will not need to rent. Just ask any of the friendly staff of CityMall. Whether you ask a guard of manager, you are assured of getting the same courteous and efficient service that CityMall has been known for.
After the show, Dr. Nonoy Zuniga stood for pictures, selfies and even signed autographs, for some of the fans from the senior citizen community. It was an overall happy occasion the fans had a great time, as did Nonoy Zuniga.
Last Wednesday July 1, the US Embassy Manila sponsored a sports clinic for Pinoys With Disabilities. This event was an echo of a similar celebration for the US Americans with Disabilities Act. This event saw some of the PBA’s popular basketball guys from the Alaska Aces coaching and mentoring PWD athletes on how to shoot hoops. US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg himself shot some hoops with the PWD athletes. Continue reading