SNAPSHOTS

From the top::
1-- Pinky played the role of Kaikeyi in "RAMA AT SITA".  Shown at the UP Theater in Feb 99, this P40 million production was the most spectacular ever seen on Philippine stage with dazzling sets and costumes, memorable songs and competent performances from the cast.  The play was based on the ballet Rama  Hari, which was in turn based on the Indian epic poem, Ramayana.  The all-star soundtrack is available at better record stores, including the Web... The "RAMA AT SITA" promotion materials offered a candid insight into Pinky's impressive credentials:   "Pinky is a veteran not only of theater, but of television and movies as well. People describe her as the woman with the powerful voice and the actress who can portray any role given to her...".  Well said! 

2-- Pinky performed the much-coveted role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in "MAGNIFICAT".   This OFM about the life and sentiments of  the Blessed Mother was staged over 150 times throughout the Philippines.  Pinky specially dedicated her performances to the Lord and to Mother Mary for blessing her with the talent to sing and act.  Directed by Nestor U. Torre and music by Ryan Cayabyab, Magnificat holds the record as the longest-running, full length OFM to date.

3-- Pinky played the role of a worldly Barbs Marshall, the lead character of  "PERFECT DAYS" presented at Cinema 1, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, in Sept 2000.  Commissioned by the BRITISH COUNCIL this English play was directed by Bulwagang Gantimpala's TONY ESPEJO, who was the first Filipino to receive a diploma in Production Stage Management at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in  London.  (Photo/info from www.britishcouncil.org.ph .)

4-- The cast of "PERFECT DAYS" led by theatre heavyweights PINKY MARQUEZ, MIA GUTIERREZ and
TOMMY ABUEL
!  

5-- The ANGFOURGETTABLES -- BIMBO CERRUDO (A), ISAY ALVAREZ (N), PINKY MARQUEZ (G), and
JORGE JAVIER
(4)!  Formed in 1993,  this popular music-comedy quartet is a big hit with Filipinos all over the world.  Ang4's  "ANG GALING NG PILIPINO WORLD TOUR" has brought these talented travelling ambassadors of goodwill to major cities of the US, Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia, entertaining Filipino expats and overseas contract workers.  To the delight of Paulinians and guests, Ang4  performed during the SPCMHS75 TIPAR 2000!  Thanks!  (Photo from
Philippine Daily Inquirer
, 16 Oct 99.)

6-- The Angfourgettables' "ANG4" music album:  Trapik Diyan - Hoy Lalake - Bakit Ba Kita Nakilala Pa - Don't Play with My Heart - Iwas Pusoy - Nung Una Pa Lamang - Ayos Lang - Ang Galing Ng Pilipino!  This collectors' CD is available at  www.divisoria.net/ang4mcd.html.  (Photo from www.divisoria.net.)

7-9 -- A brief intro of Pinky's Ang4 colleagues follows (for the long version, click here):
7-- ISAY ALVAREZ played "Gigi" in the Year 2000 Manila production of Miss Saigon, a role she did for 4 years in the London version. She's a product of the Metropolitan Theater and Cultural Center of the Philippines musicales. Her theater credits include "MAGSIMULA KA", "MY FAIR LADY", "MGA ANGHEL SA LUPA", "WEST SIDE STORY", "ONCE ON THIS ISLAND" and "THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG".  She also sings in  5-star hotels like Hyatt Regency,  Manila Hotel, Century Park Sheraton and Manila Garden. In addition, she hosted top-rate TV programs such as "BATIBOT", "GOOD MORNING PHILIPPINES", "MAGANDANG UMAGA PO" and "ATBP.", for which she won the 1995 Star Award for Best Children's Show Host. (Photo from
www.misssaigon-manila.com
.)

8-- JORGE (the artist formerly known as "Dyords")
JAVIER
is a veteran  comedian.  He had a TV sitcom called "SIKYO" and played lead in funny movies including "TOLONGGES", "AMBROSIO DE FACTORUM", "ESTEFANIO DE LAS AMBOY", "TOLOME ALYAS ZORRO" and "WORKING GIRLS 2". He made a Y2K comeback in Millenium Film's "SAGOT KITA... MULA ULO HANGGANG PAA", a Jinggoy Estrada - Vina Morales comedy starrer.  Jorge composed "ANG GALING NG PILIPINO", Ang4's official theme song. (Photo from Philippine Star.)

9-- BIMBO CERRUDO was part of the Men's Ensemble of Miss Saigon's Manila production. He's a successful singer, both in the Philippines and abroad. He has recorded music albums and did theme songs from movies such as "ISANG LAHI", "KAILANGAN KITA", and "HUWAG MONG ITANONG KUNG BAKIT". Bimbo also starred in several musicals like "FLORANTE AT LAURA", "WALANG SUGAT", "WEST SIDE STORY", and "RAMA AT SITA".  (Photo from
www.misssaigon-manila.com
.)

10-- Pinky's promotion photo for the Department of Health's Breast Cancer Awareness Program in Oct 00.  "Lots of laughs, songs, and other entertainment numbers wowed the public as the trio of comediennes TESSIE TOMAS, MITCH VALDEZ, and PINKY MARQUEZ hosted the free concert dubbed 'SALO-SALONG SAYA: ISANG PAGDIRIWANG PARA SA BREAST CANCER AWARENESS' at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta.  The production featured other big name entertainers including Regine Velasquez, Jessa Zaragosa, Jaya, Manilyn Reynes, Jamie Rivera, Jeanne Young, Leo Martinez, Bernardo Bernardo and Beverly Salvejo."  BREAST CANCER AWARENESS is a cause near and dear to our hearts in SPCMHS75.  (Info from www.sunstar.com.)

11-- Pinky and fellow showbiz personality, PAOLO BEDIONES, hosted San Miguel Food Group's "COOKMATCH 2K" at Shangri-la EDSA on 28 Oct 00.  A prestigious cooking contest in Manila, the Y2K theme was "Easy Gourmet with a Taste of Asia".  (Photo from
www.smfgculinary.com.ph
.)

12-- Pinky is very actively involved in SPCM HS'75 activities.  This publicity shot of La Marquez with batchmate MAE CENDANA and Jaka Group of Companies COO, KATRINA PONCE-ENRILE (SPCM HS'77), accompanied SPCMHS75 SILVER JUBILEE 2000 press releases.  The SPCM HIGH SCHOOL GRAND HOMECOMING OF 2000 and our PAULINIAN BALL were among the best ever.  Pinky, Mae and Katrina were among key Paulinians who made it so.  Thank you!

13-- SAINT PAUL COLLEGE OF MANILA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 FOUNDATION members met with PAULINIAN ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION OF MANILA (PAAM) representatives to discuss preparations for SPCM Homecoming 2000.  This function was held at the Tesoro Residence in Sept 99.  In attendance were (l-r, from the back):  SUNNY ESCAREAL. DETTIE TESORO, MAE CENDANA,
DOLLY TESORO
, FLORIAN NUVAL, Atty CELIA ESCAREAL SANDEJAS HS'67, DAISY SANTILLAN,
PINKY MARQUEZ
, ZAMBY ARNAIZ, Ms HELEN DABAO HS'65 (Ruby Jubilarian rep / Homecoming Tech Consultant), Ms CARMELITA "ILING" REYNOSO HS'54 (PAAM President), SISTER LUISA (PAAM Adviser and Moderator), Mrs. PILAR TRINIDAD HS'50 (Golden Jubilarian rep),  and Ms. EMILIE SIMON HS'70 (Pearl Jubilarian rep), our high school Music Teacher and Glee Club Adviser now with International School, Manila.  Pinky credits Ms. Simon as her mentor who patiently coached and spurred her interest in music early on.    
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Latest update: 1/17/03

SNAPSHOTS

From the top::
1-- Pinky played the role of Kaikeyi in "RAMA AT SITA".  Shown at the UP Theater in Feb 99, this P40 million production was the most spectacular ever seen on Philippine stage with dazzling sets and costumes, memorable songs and competent performances from the cast.  The play was based on the ballet Rama  Hari, which was in turn based on the Indian epic poem, Ramayana.  The all-star soundtrack is available at better record stores, including the Web... The "RAMA AT SITA" promotion materials offered a candid insight into Pinky's impressive credentials:   "Pinky is a veteran not only of theater, but of television and movies as well. People describe her as the woman with the powerful voice and the actress who can portray any role given to her...".  Well said! 

2-- Pinky performed the much-coveted role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in "MAGNIFICAT".   This OFM about the life and sentiments of  the Blessed Mother was staged over 150 times throughout the Philippines.  Pinky specially dedicated her performances to the Lord and to Mother Mary for blessing her with the talent to sing and act.  Directed by Nestor U. Torre and music by Ryan Cayabyab, Magnificat holds the record as the longest-running, full length OFM to date.

3-- Pinky played the role of a worldly Barbs Marshall, the lead character of  "PERFECT DAYS" presented at Cinema 1, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, in Sept 2000.  Commissioned by the BRITISH COUNCIL this English play was directed by Bulwagang Gantimpala's TONY ESPEJO, who was the first Filipino to receive a diploma in Production Stage Management at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in  London.  (Photo/info from www.britishcouncil.org.ph .)

4-- The cast of "PERFECT DAYS" led by theatre heavyweights PINKY MARQUEZ, MIA GUTIERREZ and
TOMMY ABUEL
!  

5-- The ANGFOURGETTABLES -- BIMBO CERRUDO (A), ISAY ALVAREZ (N), PINKY MARQUEZ (G), and
JORGE JAVIER
(4)!  Formed in 1993,  this popular music-comedy quartet is a big hit with Filipinos all over the world.  Ang4's  "ANG GALING NG PILIPINO WORLD TOUR" has brought these talented travelling ambassadors of goodwill to major cities of the US, Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia, entertaining Filipino expats and overseas contract workers.  To the delight of Paulinians and guests, Ang4  performed during the SPCMHS75 TIPAR 2000!  Thanks!  (Photo from
Philippine Daily Inquirer
, 16 Oct 99.)

6-- The Angfourgettables' "ANG4" music album:  Trapik Diyan - Hoy Lalake - Bakit Ba Kita Nakilala Pa - Don't Play with My Heart - Iwas Pusoy - Nung Una Pa Lamang - Ayos Lang - Ang Galing Ng Pilipino!  This collectors' CD is available at  www.divisoria.net/ang4mcd.html.  (Photo from www.divisoria.net.)

7-9 -- A brief intro of Pinky's Ang4 colleagues follows (for the long version, click here):
7-- ISAY ALVAREZ played "Gigi" in the Year 2000 Manila production of Miss Saigon, a role she did for 4 years in the London version. She's a product of the Metropolitan Theater and Cultural Center of the Philippines musicales. Her theater credits include "MAGSIMULA KA", "MY FAIR LADY", "MGA ANGHEL SA LUPA", "WEST SIDE STORY", "ONCE ON THIS ISLAND" and "THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG".  She also sings in  5-star hotels like Hyatt Regency,  Manila Hotel, Century Park Sheraton and Manila Garden. In addition, she hosted top-rate TV programs such as "BATIBOT", "GOOD MORNING PHILIPPINES", "MAGANDANG UMAGA PO" and "ATBP.", for which she won the 1995 Star Award for Best Children's Show Host. (Photo from
www.misssaigon-manila.com
.)

8-- JORGE (the artist formerly known as "Dyords")
JAVIER
is a veteran  comedian.  He had a TV sitcom called "SIKYO" and played lead in funny movies including "TOLONGGES", "AMBROSIO DE FACTORUM", "ESTEFANIO DE LAS AMBOY", "TOLOME ALYAS ZORRO" and "WORKING GIRLS 2". He made a Y2K comeback in Millenium Film's "SAGOT KITA... MULA ULO HANGGANG PAA", a Jinggoy Estrada - Vina Morales comedy starrer.  Jorge composed "ANG GALING NG PILIPINO", Ang4's official theme song. (Photo from Philippine Star.)

9-- BIMBO CERRUDO was part of the Men's Ensemble of Miss Saigon's Manila production. He's a successful singer, both in the Philippines and abroad. He has recorded music albums and did theme songs from movies such as "ISANG LAHI", "KAILANGAN KITA", and "HUWAG MONG ITANONG KUNG BAKIT". Bimbo also starred in several musicals like "FLORANTE AT LAURA", "WALANG SUGAT", "WEST SIDE STORY", and "RAMA AT SITA".  (Photo from
www.misssaigon-manila.com
.)

10-- Pinky's promotion photo for the Department of Health's Breast Cancer Awareness Program in Oct 00.  "Lots of laughs, songs, and other entertainment numbers wowed the public as the trio of comediennes TESSIE TOMAS, MITCH VALDEZ, and PINKY MARQUEZ hosted the free concert dubbed 'SALO-SALONG SAYA: ISANG PAGDIRIWANG PARA SA BREAST CANCER AWARENESS' at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta.  The production featured other big name entertainers including Regine Velasquez, Jessa Zaragosa, Jaya, Manilyn Reynes, Jamie Rivera, Jeanne Young, Leo Martinez, Bernardo Bernardo and Beverly Salvejo."  BREAST CANCER AWARENESS is a cause near and dear to our hearts in SPCMHS75.  (Info from www.sunstar.com.)

11-- Pinky and fellow showbiz personality, PAOLO BEDIONES, hosted San Miguel Food Group's "COOKMATCH 2K" at Shangri-la EDSA on 28 Oct 00.  A prestigious cooking contest in Manila, the Y2K theme was "Easy Gourmet with a Taste of Asia".  (Photo from
www.smfgculinary.com.ph
.)

12-- Pinky is very actively involved in SPCM HS'75 activities.  This publicity shot of La Marquez with batchmate MAE CENDANA and Jaka Group of Companies COO, KATRINA PONCE-ENRILE (SPCM HS'77), accompanied SPCMHS75 SILVER JUBILEE 2000 press releases.  The SPCM HIGH SCHOOL GRAND HOMECOMING OF 2000 and our PAULINIAN BALL were among the best ever.  Pinky, Mae and Katrina were among key Paulinians who made it so.  Thank you!

13-- SAINT PAUL COLLEGE OF MANILA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1975 FOUNDATION members met with PAULINIAN ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION OF MANILA (PAAM) representatives to discuss preparations for SPCM Homecoming 2000.  This function was held at the Tesoro Residence in Sept 99.  In attendance were (l-r, from the back):  SUNNY ESCAREAL. DETTIE TESORO, MAE CENDANA,
DOLLY TESORO
, FLORIAN NUVAL, Atty CELIA ESCAREAL SANDEJAS HS'67, DAISY SANTILLAN,
PINKY MARQUEZ
, ZAMBY ARNAIZ, Ms HELEN DABAO HS'65 (Ruby Jubilarian rep / Homecoming Tech Consultant), Ms CARMELITA "ILING" REYNOSO HS'54 (PAAM President), SISTER LUISA (PAAM Adviser and Moderator), Mrs. PILAR TRINIDAD HS'50 (Golden Jubilarian rep),  and Ms. EMILIE SIMON HS'70 (Pearl Jubilarian rep), our high school Music Teacher and Glee Club Adviser now with International School, Manila.  Pinky credits Ms. Simon as her mentor who patiently coached and spurred her interest in music early on.    
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