All the Free Things You Can Do at CCP This Women’s Month

The festival runs from March 22 to 24.

( In celebration of Women's Month, the Cultural Center of the Philippines is holding a free-for-all series of events from March 22 to 24, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featured events include film screenings, dramatic readings, a mini-book fair, and zine- and picture book-making workshops.



March 22

CCP Arthouse Cinema is screening Cinemalaya 2017 finalist Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig, directed by Iar Arondaing, at 2 p.m.; and Cinemalaya 2016 finalist Kusina, directed by Cenon Obispo Palomares and David Corpuz, at 5 p.m.


March 23

Women’s Playwrights, International is having a dramatic reading of four works by women playwrights from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bulwagang Alagad ng Sining (MKP Hall, 4/F). Pieces to be read are Pambansang Litanya ng mga Inang Wala sa Bayan by Christine Bellen, Sulog nin Pagkamoot by Ellyn Nidea, Tongdo by Lynette Carantes, and Sa Takilid nga Data (On Tilted Earth) by Tanya Lopez.



Books by women authors are on sale at the Pasilyo Victoria Edades (4/F Hallway Gallery) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



March 24

Gantala Press and the CCP Intertextual Division are holding a book sale by independent publishers such as Haliya Publishing, High Chair, and Studio Soup Zine Library from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Silangan Hall (4/F).


More plays by women writers will be read at the MKP Hall from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. These are: Pulang Buwan by Saturnina Rodil, Hawla by Venise Buenaflor, and Tagu-Taguan by Racine Geneda. In the same venue, Frances Alvarez of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan will be teaching participants how to produce picture books from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Peek-a-Book, an exhibit of children’s book illustrations by women artists like Pergy Acuña, Ara Villena, and Iori Espiritu, opens at 4:30 p.m. on the fourth floor. This runs until May 6.

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The Women's Month Celebration at the CCP is from March 22 to 24. The Cultural Center of the Philippines is along Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

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