As the doors close and the last footsteps fade, a new sound resonates. Behind the velvet ropes, beyond the stolid facade, underneath is a human after all ― TAO RIN PALA.
The annual Tao Rin Pala will once again be hosted by the UP Medical Students’ Society (UP MSS) on November 22, 2019 at the Fleur-de-lis Auditorium, St. Paul University– Manila. What started out in the year 1973 as an avenue for medical students and medical professionals to come together and express their stands on existing political and social issues during Martial Law, when censorship was prevalent, is now on its 46th installation. TRP continues to be the biggest and most anticipated event in the UP College of Medicine and Philippine General Hospital Community, now with a combined variety show and chorale competition among the UP-PGH community.
This special avenue for doctors and students to show that their talents extend far beyond the hospital walls, whether these be in singing, dancing, acting, or other performing arts, is a long-standing tradition by the college. It’s also an opportunity to be of service to the community, as part of the proceeds of TRP 46 will go to the MSS Scholarship Fund, and its partner organization, Kulay Group of Artists. Paintings by the inmates of New Bilibid Prison belonging to Kulay will also be exhibited at the Philippine General Hospital for the public to enjoy and support.
This year’s theme, Museo, seeks to explore the facets of the vibrant Filipino culture and celebrate the Philippine arts through the explorative experience of wandering a museum. The awaited performances are divided into five subthemes – each inspired by the different national museums we have in the metro. The first subtheme is Sining (Art). Inspired by the unbridled passion of our local artists, this first section of the museum explores the finest of Filipino art. The second of five subthemes: Kalikasan (Nature & Life).
Drawing inspiration from the vibrance and vitality of nature, the next section of the museum invites patrons to explore the wonders of the extraneous world. The next section of the museum, Agham (Science), pays homage to brilliant Filipino minds, whose ideas and discoveries revolutionized and continue to shape society. The fourth of five subthemes: Kasaysayan (History) aims to turn back time so that we may never forget our forebearers, and learn from their successes, their mistakes. Last but not the least, the final subtheme, Bayan (Country), makes known the soil that has nursed and nurtured the soul of the Filipino – for her we sing, she we serve.
For one blissful night, we celebrate the Filipino. TAO RIN PALA 46: MUSEO draws ever near; It will be held this coming November 22, 2019 at the Fleur de Lis Auditorium, St. Paul University Manila. Grab your early bird tickets for only Php200! Walk-in/Door price on November 22, 2019 is priced at Php250. Order your tickets and reserve your the best seats using the following link: http://bit.ly/TRP46TicketReservations. For more inquiries, contact Jom at 09569565815. Watch our teaser video at tinyurl.com/TRP46MuseoTeaser and get hyped up for one-of-a-kind journey inside our museum!