These are part of the series we have on our video production concerning the play: "A Night Before Christmas", a Thanksgiving Presentation of SHAN's pupils and students. A project of Jose Mathew P. Luga, the President of SHAN's Athlethic Club. This is the first time for a school to present this magnitude of low cost production documented on video launched on You Tube. This is already a history for SHAN made by the students of Batch 08'. It was the students and the pupils who were the actual producer, choreogarpher, props men, etc. etc., of the event, with the guidance of their teachers. The production of this video was conceptualized in a very short notice, without much preparation, under very limited resources. It was, however, the perseverance and persistency of these pupils and students that motivated and drives us to produce this documentary at a very tight period, resources and manpower, with the help of the Almighty. Despite limited resources and power disruption during the actual event, the pupils, students and production staff persevered and performed well. They deserved to be admired.
We were motivated to go on with the project with the support of Undersecretary Robert T. Rivera, Deputy Secretary of the Office of the Press Secretary, Office of the President and host of Pilipinas Ngayon Na! A multi-awarded T.V. show telecast at NBN-4 every Saturdays 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.. Usec. Rivera has been very supportive of artistic endeavors. He has been very active in the movie and film industry even before he joined the government, a very apolitical, neutral and a person who always maintain coolness under fire. He has been a friend to peace advocates and to those advocating for the development of the youth. Usec. Rivera himself was once awarded as the most dishtinguished Alumnus of Baclaran High School, his alma matter, a Scout Leader.
We would like also to thank Cynthia P. Luga, the very supportive mother of Jose Mathew, who took care of the production staff at a short notice, Josephine Zabarte, SHAN's School Director, the School Principal, Mrs. Elnora Arriola, the teachers (Specifically their English and Computer teacher, MR. SANTOYO [pardon me if I got his name not so right], who organized the event), the students and parents as well, to whom this project is dedicated.
The producers pledges part of whatever proceeds that we hope to realize in this project to benefit SHAN's Athletic Club after reimbursing the production cost of those who invested and believed in the fulfillment of this project. We hope, however, that those who participated in this play including their friends and relatives, who wish to treasure this unforgettable moment of their love ones in CD patronizes the VCDs, to be exclusively sold by SHAN through its Cashier. We hope that those interested to buy signifies their interest. To avoid piracy, we urge those interested to place their orders altogether to protect the intellectual rights of the producers, who willingly supported this project without any hesitation. This also to encourage those behind this project to further support our advocacies to promote our youth to develop their self-confidence. In fact, this production already generated countless views in less than a week from different sites, through the effort of our friends and fellow advocates in the cyber community.
At any rate, whatver funds that we can, hopefully, generate, shall inure to your benefit to be used as an intial capital for whatever fund raising activity that these students will undertake, to upgrade future productions of these talented, young and energetic performers, artists, directors and future leaders of our country and for them to learn the economics of production. Our consultancy services for events are always available for FREE, for this kind of endeavor. We hope than we can extend our support to the Parents Teachers Association of the School to conceptualize and organized a much bigger well-planned event in the future just like what with did at the OLLCS Homeroom Project in Michael's school, the brother of Mathew.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PRODUCERS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND THE PARENTS who desires nothing less for the future of their children and the future of the country they live within. MABUHAY ANG KABATAANG PILIPINO!
A glimpse of . . . "A Night Before Christmas", in You Tube:<>