Monday, November 29, 2010

Grand Fiesta Manila 2010


One of the reasons tourists visit and keep coming back to the Philippines is for its festivities that are held year-round including Cebu’s Sinulog Festival, Baguio’s Panagbenga Festival, and Bacolod’s Masskara Festival.

In Manila, the Resorts World Manila (RWM) launches Grand Fiesta Manila 2010 in a bid to attract more people to the city. The festival not only celebrates Pinoy heritage, but it raises the country's profile to new heights.

“This will be the country’s first – a grand celebration of all the festivities we have all over the Philippines with added bonus from foreign acts. What will happen is that we will gather local and international audience for them to witness Grand Fiesta Manila 2010, which Manila will be known for,” said Resorts World Manila Public Relations Manager Archie Nicasio.

“Grand Fiesta Manila 2010 will be an annual showcase of Philippine art, cuisine, music, festivals and world-class talent. By providing a diverse yet filling sampler of what the Philippines has to offer, Resorts World aims to promote the country as one of the must-visit places in Asia,” added Gerald, also of RWM.

The four-day feast to be held from Nov. 25 to 28 will unveil the magnificence of the Philippine culture and what RWM has to offer.

On Nov. 25, a Pinoy Rock Concert featuring local bands Pedicab, Sandwich, Urbandub and Franco, will be held at RWM Concert Grounds. This will be followed by a show that sees Journey front man Arnel Pineda reunite with his original band, Ammo Band, show on the 26th.

“Kaos,” RWM’s largest production ever, premieres on the 27th at RWM’s Newport Performing Arts Theater. “Kaos” is a beautiful love story featuring our very own talents Gian Magdangal, Martha Joy and Joel Trinidad, as well as hip-hop dance champions Philippine All-Stars, with acrobats from China and Belarus, and stunt motorcyclists from Spain.

Last Nov. 15, “Kaos” held a successful sneak preview, boasting of a combination of locally and internationally acclaimed acts together in one show. Incidentally, the cast of “Kaos” (100 people) consists of 50 Filipinos and 50 foreign acts. It just shows that we can be at par with the best of the world – be it local or international.

Earth, Wind and Fire returns to the country and performs on the 26th (Genting Club) and on the 27th (Concert Grounds) with Al McKay Allstars.

Party at the Grand Parade on Nov. 27 and join the Grand Fiesta Run 2010 on the 28th within RWM Complex. One of the highlights of the run is a 1k rat race that encourages runners to come in their weirdest and wildest costumes; from jazzed up office gear (minus the heels and leather shoes, of course!) to fiesta-inspired outfits. (Registration is until Nov. 22 at Chris Sports in MOA, Glorietta, and SM Mega Mall; R.O.X Bonifacio High Street, and in Resorts World Manila.)

Capping the Grand Fiesta Manila 2010 is a concert by Jed Madela at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.

There’s no denying that Filipinos know how to party, and RWM is ready to show the world how Pinoys do it. Visit for more details.


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