Performers at the 2015 Manila Social Good Summit
MANILA, Philippines – On September 26, 2015, Saturday. Rappler and the United Nations in the Philippines will join the global community once again for the Social Good Summit.
It won't just all be talks and presentations from esteemed speakers at Social Good Summit 2015, however. The Innovation +SocialGood plenary, which will be at 1 pm tp 5:30 pm, will be capped off with a performance by Reese Lansangan, an indie pop/folk pop musician. Meanwhile, the Move Awards night, which will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm will feature a performance from the stars of Bituing Walang Ningning, the musical.
Learn more about our performers below:
Reese Lansangan, 24, is an indie pop/folk pop musician, she has over 3,000 followers on her Soundcloud and over 1,700 subscribers on YouTube. Her songs range from covers requested by her fans on Twitter to original songs about the use of proper grammar.
She is a recipient of the 2011 Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts in Music. Lansangan graduated from Ateneo with a fine arts degree, majoring in information design.
She is the vocalist of Dressed Up Days, a power pop / pop punk band.
Last July, she gave a talk on the power and potential of music to reflect human realities other than love and heartbreak and how there needs to be a better appreciation for less mainstream music at the TedxBritishSchoolManila. She was also a resource speaker at TEDxUST.
Lansangan is also a freelance visual artist, a fashion and accessories designer, and a graphic designer.
More about Reese Lansangan can be found on her website, her blog, her Facebook, her Twitter, @reesypeesy, and LinkedIn. Her songs can be found on her SoundCloud as well as on her Youtube. You can also follow her on her Instagram.
'Bituing Walang Ningning' cast
“You're nothing but a second-rate, trying-hard copycat.” The iconic line is from the story of Bituing Walang Ningning. Bituing Walang Ningning is a drama about a young woman’s rise from obscurity to stardom, the obstacles she has to overcome, and the love she finds along her way to success.
The story of Bituing Walang Ningning saw its first incarnation in Pilipino Komiks by Nerissa Cabral. It was then made into a blockbuster movie in in 1985 with a cast that contained Cherie Gil, Christopher De Leon, and Sharon Cuneta. It then became a television series in 2006.
The old story now sees new life through its new faces and voices performing a repertoire composed by Willy Cruz on stage and backed by the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Rodel Colmenar at the Newport Theater in Resorts World Manila. Among the many enduring songs of the repertoire are "Magandang Gabi," "Sana'y Maghintay ang Walang Hanggan," and of course, "Bituing Walang Ningning."
Willy Cruz is the man behind countless television and film scores and has won multiple awards in the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences.
The musical is directed by Freddie R. Santos who also directed musicals such as First Name, Joseph the Dreamer, So David..., Widows, Orphans, and Wildebeests, Il Divino, and Noli Me Tangere: The Opera. He also directed a local adaptation of The King and I which he won him Best Stage Director at the 25th Aliw Foundation Awards in 2012.
About the Social Good Summit
The Social Good Summit is an annual global event organized around the United Nations General Assembly. It is sustained globally by +SocialGood, a community which shares world-changing ideas to spark action in our social media era. Rappler's Maria Ressa is one of its 5 global advisors.
Rappler has been organizing the Philippine leg of this global event since 2012.
Each year, we bring together a lineup of speakers and about 1,000 people with many more online via livestream, live blog, and social media.
The discussions have normally trended in the Philippines and worldwide, kicking off a global dialogue picked up in different cities around the world. You can read more and watch our events in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In 2014, the Philippine leg of the Social Good Summit was held in two locations: Manila and Tacloban City, which suffered the brunt of Typhoon Yolanda, the world’s strongest typhoon, which killed more than 6,000 people. The event highlighted the need for a holistic approach to this enormous global threat: one that involves all sectors of society, including government, civil society, the private sector and ordinary citizens.
You can revisit the visualization of the Twitter communities that participated in last year's SGS.
If you want to learn more about the Social Good Summit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to attend the Plenary (afternoon) session of Innovation +SocialGood, register below: