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Saturday, February 02, 2013

MANILA TRANSITIO 1945



MANILA TRANSITIO 1945
FEBRUARY 21, 2014


FRIDAY


TRANSITIO INTRAMUROS TOUR 
3:00PM 
Meet at Fort Santiago Ticket Booth
Php1,100.00
Student Php600.00

TRANSITIO CONCERT ART EVENT
6:00PM
Meet at Fort Santiago Ticket Booth
Suggested: Php200.00


MANILA TRANSITIO 1945 MEMORIAL DAY


In 1945, Filipinos suffered their greatest loss in the Battle of Manila. The people of Ermita and Malate were massacred, Intramuros’ seven churches were pummelled to dust, and Manila as a city took a turn of which it really never recovered. The beautiful City of Manila was on it’s knees and it’s memory forgotten by it’s own people. 

To commemorate the Battle of Manila, I have been personally mounting a special event since 2009 called Manila Transitio 1945 within the historical grounds of Fort Santiago inside Intramuros. A combination of history, art, and culture, this event hopes to become an annual commemoration/memorial where we as Manileños may reflect upon the passing of this event in our history. A way for us to remind future generations that there once was a beautiful Manila and there’s a beautiful Manila that can be redeemed again.

This year, our 5th Manila Transitio 1945 will fall on February 21, 2014, Friday in the gardens of Fort Santiago. 

The day will start with a 3:00pm tour of Intramuros by Carlos Celdran. The tour will end by 5:30pm at San Agustin Church.

At 6:00pm, the event proper starts with art installations and visuals. 98B COLLABoratory will organize the FutureMarket@Transitio and ESCapeProjects@Transitio, a video installation by Tad Ermitaño will be on exhibition, as well as a labyrinth by Julia Nebrija. 

This year’s main stage will be The Executives, the jazz band founded by Senator Raul Manglapus. They have played with Duke Ellington, Bill Clinton, and King Bhumibol of Thailand. Ambient music by Ukelele Manila, Pasta Groove, and Caliph8. 

Bring a picnic basket, honour Intramuros' memory and destruction back in 1945, and bask in Manila's glory under the stars. Filipino food stalls by XO 46 Bistro FilipinoAdarna Resto, Ilustrado Restaurant, and ice cream by Sebastian's will be available. 

Hope to see you there.

Carlos Celdran





EVENINGS ACTIVITIES AND COSTS:

WALKING TOUR

3:00PM 
I will be holding a SPECIAL sunset tour of Intramuros. The tour will be followed by a special party at Fort Santiago. Tour starts at 3:00PM - Please arrive earlier than that. Tour ends at 6:00PM
Php1,100.00 adult
Php600.00 student
TOUR TICKET INCLUDES FREE ENTRANCE TO THE CONCERT/ART EVENT BELOW.

TEXT 920 9092021 to make reservations (Lesley)


Assembly point is in front of Fort Santiago. 


MANILA TRANSITIO 1945 CONCERT & ART EVENT
6:00PM
Gates open by 6:00PM

BRING YOUR OWN BLANKET or BANIG and PICNIC CUTLERY. 

Recommended Entrance to this event only is Php200.00.



Text 9209092021 to make reservations (Lesley)
or email vivamanila1@gmail.com

Please indicate on text whether you are reserving

for the TOUR/CONCERT or CONCERT only.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a discount for foreign students too? How do we reserve and pay for it? Thanks! There's a mobile number posted on your page but can't get a reply from it.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Asst.Lesley said...

Yes we can provide you with the students rate..no worries..

5:05 PM  
Anonymous rhodora said...

I'm going with my daughter and her friend!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Ivan Maminta said...

emailed for reservation for two. Looking forward to it. :)

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Rod said...

My grandaunt, Socorro Ungson, was one of the victims of the Battle for Manila. She was hit by a shrapnel on Feb. 10, 1945 in Paco and bled to death. On Sept. 26, 2009, her scrapbooks containing her photos were all destroyed by Ondoy's flood waters. All memories of her are now gone. :(

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About what time does the spirit lantern release usually start? Thanks

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there an underage limit?

12:18 AM  
Blogger Robert Tomas said...

My Lolo, 1st Lt. Ricardo G. Tomas was part of the team who tried to retake Malacañang from the Japanese in 1944 where he was wounded with gunshot at the back.

He survived, and received a promotion as 1st Lt. as an Irregular troop in Markings Guerillas.

He fought for Manila... and I am proud his blood flows in my veins. Para kay Lolo Karding, I'll be there tomorrow. =)

1:55 PM  

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