Dulaang UP stages ​Ang Dalagita’y ‘sang Bagay na Di-buo

On its 42nd Theatre Season, Dulaang UP brings to the Philippine stage Eimear McBride’s haunting novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (Goldsmith Prize Award 2013) billed as Ang Dalagita’y ‘sang Bagay Na Di-Buo in Filipino. Translated by Rody Vera’s, the play is based on Annie Ryan’s stage adaptation of the critically-acclaimed novel, originally staged by The Corn Exchange Theatre Company in 2014.

Ang Dalagita’y ‘sang Bagay Na Di-buo tells in fragmented, poetic, and partly ambiguous language, the tragic life of a Girl, who has been repeatedly abused by her uncle, who loses her beloved brother, grapples with the wicked religiosity of her mother, and increasingly finds herself in that corner of her life where no option is left. Ang Dalgita’y ‘sang Bagay na Di-buo is a harrowing piece that lays bare in no delicate terms, the appalling iniquity of sexual abuse and power.




Skyzx Labastilla, Missy Maramara, and Opaline Santos alternate as the Girl in this Philippine premiere of the production. The performance is a rare opportunity to catch a powerful rendition of a gut-wrenching novel.

Ang Dalagita’y ‘sang Bagay Na Di-buo is also part of the University of the Philippines Diliman’s participation in the National Arts Month billed asKat(h)awan: Bodies, Society, Culture. The play opens on 21 February and will run until 11 March (Wednesdays to Fridays at 7:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm) at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd Floor Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

The Philippine premiere of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (Ang Dalagita’y ‘sang Bagay Na Di-buo) is directed by José Estrella and presented through the Wylie Agency (UK) Ltd.  For inquiries and other details, please message or call Ms. Camille Guevera at 09178239531 or email at dupguevara@gmail.com. 

On its 42nd Theatre Season, Dulaang UP brings to the Philippine stage Eimear McBride’s haunting novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (Goldsmi...

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As Superstar Virgo is set to return to Manila this summer, Star Cruises has prepared a specially-curated quality itineraries that surely is one for the books. All-inclusive themed cruises and a no visa required trip to Japan and Taiwan await cruisers in the 3-month deployment of Superstar Virgo in Manila.


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Greatest Hits Cruise with The Boyfriends and VST & Co.
Date: March 5, 2018
A throwback treat with top 70's Filipino bands - The Boyfriends and VST & Co. 

The PBA Legends High Seas Tour
Date: March 30. 2018
Experience a sports cruise with basketball clinics for kids and basketball showcase onboard with PBA Legends: "The Captain" Alvin Patrimonio, "The Tower of Power" Benjie Paras, "The Flying A" Johnny Abarrientos, and "Defense Minister" Jerry Codinera.

Labor Day Party Cruise
Date: April 29, 2018
Party the nights away on Superstar Virgo with two of the top Filipino DJs: Patty Tiu and Tom Taus

Mother's Day Cruise
Date: May 9, 2018
Moms are in for a treat as Superstar Virgo prepare fun special activities with their kids, plus a serenading from Daryl Ong.

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MANILA > NAHA, JAPAN > KEELUNG, TAIWAN > MANILA

March 5, 10, 15, 20, & 25 (LOW)
March 30 (MID)
April 4 & 9 (MID)
May 9, 14, 19, & 24 (MID)

Day Destination Arrival Departure
1 Manila - 17:00
2 Cruising Day - -
3 Naha, Japan 11:00 (12:00) 20:00 (21:00)
4 Keelung, Taiwan 12:00 21:00
5 Cruising Day - -
6 Manila 8:00 -


MANILA > ISHIGAKI, JAPAN > KEELUNG, TAIWAN > MANILA

April 14, 19, 24, & 29 (MID)
May 4 & 29 (MID)

Day Destination Arrival Departure
1 Manila - 17:00
2 Cruising Day - -
3 Ishigaki, Japan 8:00 (9:00) 18:00 (19:00)
4 Keelung, Taiwan 12:00 21:00
5 Cruising Day - -
6 Manila 8:00 -



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Superstar Virgo: Inside a Cruise Ship

Just a few weeks ago, Star Cruises' Superstar Virgo had a quick stop in Manila and after learning that I'll get to, at least, hop in to this huge cruise ship and have a glimpse of how it is to be in there, I didn't have second thoughts of joining the tour.

Being in a cruise ship, I imagine it as a romantic and luxe experience one can ever have. True enough, it really is different when you're inside.

Star Cruises Superstar Virgo (Photo taken using OPPO F5 Youth)

Upon arrival, we were taken to the Star Dining Room and were served with their 4-course lunch before we started the tour.

For our appetizer, we had the House Combination that comes with dill marinated salmon honey mustard and caviar, wasabi Alaska king crab leg, and poached US asparagus with prosciutto and truffle vinaigrette.

House Combination (Photo taken using OPPO F5 Youth)
For our soup, we had the cream of forest & morel mushroom.

Cream of Forest & Morel Mushroom (Photo taken using OPPO F5 Youth)


For our main course, we were given two options: Honey Soy Glazed Alaskan Cod Fish or Surf and Turf - I ordered the latter. It's got grilled beef tenderloin and rock lobster thermidor, with chateau potato and a bouquet of vegetables.

Surf and Turf (Photo taken using OPPO F5 Youth)
And to cap off our sumptuous lunch is Virgo's Sweet Temptation - a combination of Green Tea Chocolate Indulgence (cake with a marshmallowy texture), a vanilla ice cream. and mixed berries infused with amaretto.

Virgo's Sweet Temptation (Photo taken using OPPO F5 Youth)
Imagine having all these food six times a day! That's correct. Superstar Virgo serves 6 meals a day during the entire cruise.

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After lunch, we went straight to the Zodiac Theater and had a sneak peak on the entertainment show they have in store for the cruisers. I was in awe when I entered the venue. Didn't really expect a full-scale theater in a ship, but yeah, they do have a full-scale theater right there!

Watching their show reminds me of Cirque du Soleil. It's got dances, laser show, magic, and performers flying around. It truly is world-class I should say.









And, of course, this experience wouldn't be complete without the tour of the entire cruise ship. Even before I get inside, I can already picture it as grandiose as Titanic. Well, it's real close to that! It's huge, it's got hotel-grade suites, a lot of restaurants serving various cuisines around Asia, a theater, Duty Free, golf driving range, basketball court, gym, jogging circuit, pool with a megaslide, jacuzzi, a salon, gaming area, and a lot more!

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If you're thinking you'll get bored spending days in the middle of nowhere, forget it! There is so much to do in the cruise ship than you can ever imagine. Ok, I may be exaggerating already (haha!). But seriously, it's gonna be different if you'll experience it yourself. After experiencing how it is inside a cruise ship, I'm gonna start saving now and look forward to my first cruise across Asia!





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Just a few weeks ago, Star Cruises' Superstar Virgo had a quick stop in Manila and after learning that I'll get to, at least, ho...