The Henry V. Moran Foundation brings you an experience like no other at the Sagada Art, Music & Peace Fair. Groove to the tunes of your favorite artists while breathing in the fresh air of the Cordillera Mountains on October 28 – 29, 2017. Their fantastic, all-local lineup consists of Ely Buendia of Eraserheads, Up Dharma Down, Noel Cabangon, Joey Ayala, and many more.
Development through Sports, Art, and Music
Established in 2009, The Henry V. Moran Foundation (THVMF) aims to “improve the plight of the poor through community development, education, and livelihood.” The non-profit organization is famed for their football programs with Gawad Kalinga, Tuloy sa Don Bosco in Alabang, and Manila Boys’ Town in Marikina to name a few. They’ve also began funding and organizing a children’s Futsal program and the art club in the province of Sagada.
A Unique Escapade
The fair kicks off on October 28 at 10AM with a multitude of art exhibitions, demonstrations, and activities happening throughout the day. When the cool afternoon air begins to breeze by, the homegrown musicians will take on the stage until the early hours of the morning. The event will be put back in gear the next afternoon so we get a chance to cure our hangovers.
Interested? Better hurry, because tickets are selling like hotcakes! Their Fan Tickets priced at P2,000 sold out around May but there are still VIP Tickets going for P3,000 available.
A VIP Ticket includes entrance to all festival activities and two nights accommodation for one person. A limited number of tickets can be purchased in their booth on August 18 – 19 at the Glorietta Activity Center. Parties can also make their payments via bank deposit to:
Account Name: The Henry V. Moran Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 2251-0016-37
Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands
Bank Address: Greenhills Missouri Branch
Missouri cor. Nevada Sts. North-East Greenhills,
San Juan, Metro Manila
Then email the required information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1.) a screenshot of your deposit slip
2.) your FULL NAME
3.) your CONTACT NUMBER
4.) your MAILING ADDRESS
5.) the BANK BRANCH of your deposit, and
6.) the NUMBER OF TICKETS PURCHASED
Then just wait a couple days for the official receipt!
Getting to Sagada
Tickets don’t include transportation, but lucky for you there are two easy ways to get there.
During my first trip to Sagada, my friends and I took a 4×4 up to the mountain province. The drive was 12 hours long and two of my friends took six-hour shifts each. We took the La Union (LU) route instead of the usual Baguio route for a few reasons—the six-hour travel mark begins in LU so we were able to switch drivers and get coffee, the drive through LU is safer (especially when travelling at night which is what we did), and a quick visit to LU is always fun.
If you’re opting for public transportation, Coda Lines finally offers direct trips! With comfortable buses and safe drivers, this hassle-free option is tagged at P720 per trip. Their buses leave Cubao three to four times a day and all you need to do is sit back and be comfortable. Make sure to reserve your tickets in advanced.
I’m pretty stoked to catch this noteworthy event so I’ll see you there, yeah?
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