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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 16, 2010


THE AMIABLE BONG Quintana, PAGCOR’s Assistant Vice President for entertainment, announces that it’s like a fiesta everyday at Casino Filipino Tagaytay with their special “Pinoy Fiesta” celebration this October up to November 4, 2010. The month-long extravaganza is part of a series of events conceptualized by the Entertainment Department of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in line with its thrust of promoting Filipino culture and arts. “Our objective is to strengthen national cultural identity, and to promote our homegrown talents,” says Bong who adds that “Pinoy Fiesta” will be launched in other PAGCOR branches. “Each branch has a line-up of top-caliber Pinoy talents to perform in a series of shows with themes such as Comedy Night, Pinoy Fiesta, Fashion, OPM Night, Celebrity Special, Bandahan Night and Bahala Na anything goes to be held nightly.”

Casino Filipino Tagaytay that captures the old-world charm of the 19th century is the perfect venue to jumpstart the Pinoy Fiesta event. During its launch, several activities were held in front of the casino’s entrance. The Voice of Caridad Drums and Bugle Corps opened the event with a band exhibition while the Virtuos Dancers performed Pinoy folk dances. Guests joined the traditional “Pabitin” and enjoyed native delicacies prepared by the branch. Leading the festive celebration were Casino Filipino Tagaytay General Manager (GM) Dario V. Cordero, Senior Marketing Officer (SMO) Bong Florencio and Quintana. Other PAGCOR branches like Mimosa, Olongapo, Davao, Hyatt and Cebu held their own launching of the Pinoy Fiesta on October 1.