Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life, March 30) — The spike of COVID-19 cases has prompted another imposition of ECQ for Metro Manila and neighboring regions. While stuck in our homes, here are a few events and activities to do to spend our time wisely.
"Dito at Doon"
"Will their love survive once it's taken offline?" Watch the romantic film “Dito at Doon” starring Janine Gutierrez and JC Santos as lovers trying to survive their relationship in the new normal. The film is directed by JP Habac and is available through streaming platforms Cinema76@Home, Want TFC, KTX, Ticket2Me, and Upstream starting March 31.
The POP Shoppe Online (Ep. 1)
Spend the first day of April with these amazing artists courtesy of Lilystars Records. In the lineup are: Bryan Estepa (Sydney) Project Orange (Bacolod) Dey Rose (Vancouver) Paper Satellites (Manila) Hey, Jane! (Manila), and Parasouls (Manila).
The event will be streamed on the Lilystars page and the respective Facebook pages of the participating musicians.
Mental Health in Time of Uncertainty
NHCP-Museo ni Apolinario Mabini - PUP is hosting “Mental Health in Time of Uncertainty” on Mar. 31 as a way to help those who are currently struggling with coping with the mental toll caused by the pandemic.
Speaker Benny Cuyco-Guillermo, the lead pastoral counselor of the Back to the Bible Philippines and Radio Broadcaster of Heartline, will discuss “the impact of the current situation on the mental health of the Filipinos and suggest practical actions that may be adopted to help them survive the transitions that are endemic in the new normal.”
Visit the event page for more details.
Anak Dalita streaming
ABS-CBN Film Restoration will stream Lamberto Avellana’s classic film 1956 “Anak Dalita” on Mar. 31, 7 p.m. The film is a look into the poverty of post-war Manila and stars Rosa Rosal, who plays a prostitute, and Tony Santos, Jr. as a Korean War soldier. “Anak Dalita” was our entry to the best Foreign Language Film category of the 29th Academy Awards.
Check the Restoration page for more details.
“The Real H.R. Ocampo”
Ayala Museum’s virtual exhibit “The Real H.R. Ocampo” is still ongoing until Apr. 30. It is a re-mounting of the 2013 exhibit of the same name and features 51 paintings, works on paper, and drawings.
The exhibit’s regular rate is ₱300. Discounted rates for seniors and students are ₱215 and ₱180 respectively. A season pass is also available. For more details, check the exhibit page.
The Films of Ricky Lee
ABS-CBN Film Restoration is holding a retrospective of Ricky Lee’s films from Mar. 16 to Apr. 16 through ktx.ph. Tickets start at ₱99.
Some of the films included are “Separada,” “Anak,” “Moral,” and “Labs Kita… Okey Ka Lang?” Visit the ABS-CBN Film Restoration page for more details.