BEL-AIR JUNIORS FORMED
 
THE PHILHARMONIC RETURNS!
 
 

Barangay Bel-Air has formed a new organization that will plan and execute projects relevant to the younger residents of all four Bel-Air phases and Salcedo Village.

The Bel-Air Juniors will work under the supervision of the core group of the Women of Bel-Air and will be composed of male and female volunteer residents ages 45 and below.

Brgy. Capt. Nene Lichauco said there were many cultural and civic projects that the younger members of the Barangay would most likely want to participate in, but overlooked by the WoBA.

Capt. Lichauco has sent letters to over 80 residents under 45, but barely a fraction came to the first meeting held on Saturday, Jan. 31.

At the Saturday meeting, the WoBA asked the Bel-Air Juniors to take charge of four events for the Pasinaya 2004. the Saturday night show, the dog show, children's party, and a proposed vintage car show.

Anay Zalamea and Fran Ng will organize the dog show, while Tina Romualdez and Trisha Lichauco will take charge of the children's party. Jerrison Siy and Lala Pagulayan will organize the car show while Tito Herbosa, Mickey Rodriguez, Carol Andaya and Girlie Guerzon will oversee the Saturday night show. Niare Medina will be coordinator with the Barangay.


Following last year's immensely successful concert at the Solar Street Park, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the country's leading classical ensemble, will return for an open-air performance on Sunday, Feb. 29.

The concert of Western and Philippine classics is a project of the WoBA, and was made possible by the City of Makati under the patronage of Dr. Elenita Binay.

The program of the PPO will be Mozart's spirited overture from his opera "The Marriage of Figaro," as well as familiar concert pieces such as "Farandole" from Georges Bizet's opera "L'Arlesienne," and the "Polovetsian Dances" by the 19th century Russian composer Alexander Borodin.

Brgy. Capt. Nene Lichauco said that supporting the arts has long been a priority of the Barangay, and officials hope to sponsor more cultural events - exhibits, lectures and public performances - such as the PPO.

"We have a reputation to uphold," Lichauco said "What a better way to celebrate arts month than hire the best orchestra in the Philippines?"

Capt. Lichauco noted that no less than Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay has called Barangay Bel-Air "the arts capital of Makati," and has been very supportive of Bel-Air projects that focus on arts dissemination.

 
         
 
AT A GLANCE...
 
 
 
  FEB. 22    :  SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN-SPONSORED 3K AND 5K "FUN RUN."
FEB. 29    :  ARTS MONTH CONCERT AT SOLAR STREET PARK
FEB. 1-29 : REGISTRATION FOR "SPRING SALE" ON MARCH 14
                    SPONSORED BY THE WOMEN OF BEL-AIR.
FEB. 28    :  LENTEN RECOLLECTION SPONSORED BY WoBA.
FEB. 28    :  DEADLINE FOR CEDULA REGISTRATION WITHOUT SURCHARGE.