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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.

Mar 28, 2014

Casino Filipino's 'Hataw Sa Tag-Araw' Entertainment Offering For April Topbills Top Singers, Comedian And Performers

SUMMER IS IN the air and Casino Filipino (CF) showcases its version of a fun, festive hot season launching its monthly entertainment offering “Hataw sa Tag-Araw” simultaneously in various CF branches nationwide on April 2 and April 4. Celebrity guests for April 2 include comedians and singers like Ethel Booba (CF Angeles), Alynna Velasquez (CF Hyatt), Ate Glow (Malabon Satellite), Renz Verano (CF Iloilo), Blakdyak (Airport Casino Filipino), and Le Chaz (CF Pavilion). On April 4, the featured celebs are Blakdyak (CF Cebu), Teri Onor (CF Davao), Ate Shawie and Friends (Madison Satellite), Ate Glow (Ronquillo Satellite), and Eva Eugenio (CF Tagaytay).

Patrons and guests of Casino Filipino can also enjoy exciting performances of the country’s best OPM artists this April: Rico Blanco (April 9 in CF Olongapo and April 16 in Casino Filipino Paranaque); Aicelle Santos (April 11 at Madison Satellite and April 12 at Ronquillo Satellite); Kaye and Cris Pastor (April 11 in CF Tagaytay and April 12 in CF Cebu); Jaya (April 16 in CF Pavilion, April 25 in CF Bacolod, and April 26 at Malabon Satellite); Jimmy Bondoc (April 25 at the 365 Plaza Satellite in Laoag); and Moonstar88 (April 29 at Malabon Satellite).

Acoustic singer Jimmy Bondoc lauds Casino Filipino for always inviting OPM artists to perform in its various venues. “Casino Filipino has been supporting my music since my first song became a hit in 2002 by featuring me in its nationwide shows. Natutuwa ako na hanggang ngayon, binibigyan pa rin nila ng chance ang new artists to pursue their dream to make it in the music industry,” he says.

As one of Casino Filipino’s favorite performers, Bondoc gained unforgettable memories during his shows. “I remember a Cebuana who told me that it was her long-time wish to watch me perform live but can’t afford to fly to Manila. Finally, she got to watch me at a show at Casino Filipino Cebu. She was so grateful to be there and it was a blessed evening for us both.”

PAGCOR Assistant Vice President for Entertainment Bong Quintana says Casino Filipino’s wide variety of entertainment offering, from comedy to great music, will surely give guests an exciting summer. “PAGCOR believes that Filipinos are among the best performers in the world. We take so much pride that Casino Filipino features our very own artists, from young stars to music legends,” he noted. Featured entertainers in the Casino Filipino Game Shows are Markki Stroem (April 4 in Airport Casino Filipino); Liezel Garcia (April 5 in CF Davao); Brad Pete and Long Mejia (April 10 in CF Hyatt); Carlos Agassi (April 11 in CF Pavilion); Jessa Zaragoza (April 12 in CF Angeles); Hansen Nichols (April 12 in CF Cebu); Bugoy Drilon (April 24 in CF Tagaytay); Frenchie Dy (April 25 in CF Olongapo); and Carmen Soriano (April 26 in CF Bacolod).

CF will also feature home-grown artists like the group Not Your Ordinary Boys and Girls with Miss Casino Filipino winners Kim, Carin and Reyna on April 3 (CF Olongapo), April 9 (CF Hyatt), April 12 (Casino Filipino Paranaque), April 23 (CF Angeles), and April 26 (CF Pavilion). Fashion shows featuring the work of Filipino designers Arielle Agasang and Gerry Katigbak are also scheduled on April 4 (CF Pavilion), April 5 (Casino Filipino Paranaque), and April 25 (CF Olongapo, Mimosa). Admission to all these shows is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For info, call PAGCOR Entertainment at (02) 852-7760 or visit Casino Filipino Facebook page www.facebook.com/pagcorartists