Passion Pay-It-Forward Project 2012

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We are in need of TICKET SPONSORS so that more underprivileged children from Ulingan, Tondo can watch “Umaaraw, Umuulan Kinakasal ang Tikbalang” 
on Dec 9, 2012 (Sun / 10 AM) at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, UP Diliman.

A ticket costs only P320.  If interested, please contact: Onay Sales (0917.908.0565), Jayme del Rosario (0927.202.2017) or RC Marzan (0922.888.5348)

Help us in making the children’s day brighter with your gift of giving.
Maybe they’ll remember it for the rest of their lives…and maybe you will, too :) 

Please read on for more details... 

Good Day Friends!

We at Watch Plays are overwhelmed with the success of our latest show-buying venture, and we are grateful for the many blessings in our daily lives, that we thought of coming up with a Pay-It-Forward Project to share the happiness to others.

Our plan is to sponsor Project PEARLS’ scholars from Tondo so they can watch UP Playwright’s Theater’s Umaaraw, Umuulan Kinakasal ang Tikbalang on December 9, 2012 (Sunday, 10 AM) at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, UP Diliman.

Initially, we are pledging thirty (30) tickets for these children but we would like to accommodate more kids. That said, we humbly invite you to be a part of this passion project by being a TICKET SPONSOR so that we can bring in more children to enjoy the play. A ticket costs only P320.

Project PEARLS, an NGO that aims to make a difference in the lives of our underprivileged children, is currently focusing its efforts in Ulingan, Tondo--a small slum community that sits on a dumpsite surrounded by charcoal factories. There is no electricity there and children as young as three-year-olds work in the factories to help their families. Currently, they have 230 scholars from Preschool to High School. To learn more about the group, visit their website ( or their FB account (

We hope you can help us in making the children’s day brighter with your gift of giving. We are also accepting donations and/or contributions in kind and deed, as we wish to have a simple Christmas lunch and gift-giving with the kids after the show. Your presence and any form of help would be very much appreciated.

Should you wish to purchase tickets so you can watch with your sponsored kid/s, just inform us. For any other concerns and inquiries, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you and advanced Happy Holidays!

Warmest Regards,
Onay Sales (0917.908.0565),
Jayme del Rosario (0927.202.2017)
and RC Marzan (0922.888.5348) 
For more details about the play, please click HERE

For DONATIONS to Project PEARLS, please see below:

About the Play:
For its 26th Theatre Season, UP Playwrights’ Theatre stages Umaaraw, Umuulan Kinakasal ang Tikbalang, a children’s play adapted from Gilda Cordero-Fernando's children’s short story The Magic Circle, written by Rody Vera and directed by José Estrella. The story chronicles the adventures of a young boy named Jepoy Baybayin and his pet dog Galis as they go on a magical journey bursting with fantastic characters and strange happenings.

Jepoy and Galis are invited to a wedding underneath a balete tree, in the middle of a dark forest. No exact wedding date. They only have to wait for a sign: when it rains while the sun is shining, that's the time to go and witness the vows of the tikbalang couple. Jepoy and Galis meet the Tatlong Maria: Makiling, Sinukuan and Cacao of the mountains, the enormous Doña Geronima with her clean and shiny plates, the Spanish-speaking dwarf maitre d' Pacqui, talking pythons and frogs, tiyanak debutantes, ballroom dancing aswangs, the four musicians of San Roque and a woeful kapre named Kap. Yet this wondrous banquet is not just frolic and festivity. It is also an urgent plea to the only human guest, Jepoy, no matter how young and poor he is, to tell his world to change things before it's too late.

Umaaraw, Umuulan Kinakasal ang Tikbalang is a gentle reminder for children of all ages of our responsibility to care for our environment. It also serves to refresh our memory on the richness of our folk literature with its repertoire of fascinating stories and characters that are rendered nearly forgotten by American popular culture.  

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