On October 31, Halloween night, hordes of the undead will rise and party with the living as J.R. Usi Presents, MAKATI AFTER DARK: RUN & SURVIVE HALLOWFEST, the grandest and most exciting Halloween party of the year.
With 3,000 zombies in a “FANTASY RUN” designed and directed to feel like a movie set, the run promises to give participants the most thrilling experience right at the heart of Makati’s financial business district.
Coinciding with the FANTASY RUN is an ALL-NIGHT STREET FESTIVAL adjacent to the race course featuring several TOP LOCAL BANDS, DJ’s, CAR SHOW, GTMACCON PINOY KOMIKS and COSPLAYERS CONVENTION, MERCATO CENTRALE FOOD FEST, and several other side pocket events to keep you up ‘til sunrise!
The Halloween Fest has already received the endorsement of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay as well as the Makati Tourism Office. “MAKATI AFTER DARK is an event that can greatly help promote Makati as a top events destination that will attract more local and foreign visitors to the city.”
Beyond the festivities, however, the underlying advocacy of Makati After Dark is to gather funds for the displaced families affected by the recent earthquake in Bohol and Cebu. “We’ve all seen the damage and how the calamity has affected its residents, especially the children that is why we will be donating part of the proceeds in the relief efforts, we hope this would greatly help them recover and return to their normal lives,” J.R. Usi, the promoter, explained.
Headlining the bands that will be performing at MAKATI AFTER DARK are CALLALILY, SANDWICH, 6CYCLEMIND, CHICOSCI, GRACENOTE, MOONSTAR 88, and several other surprise guests—each one promising to perform their biggest hits and newest songs. In addition, a separate DJ setup will also be in place for those who’d rather dance the night away with other celebrity guests expected to make an appearance and join in the festivities.
Foodies are also in for a treat as MERCATO CENTRALE will be holding one of its biggest Food Bazaars at the venue. A special CAR SHOW that will showcase some of the most pimped out rides, exotic cars and numerous high-end custom cars.
Kicking off the festivities will be GTMACCON 3 Pre-Event where Pinoy Komiks artists and Pinoy Komiks Cosplayers can meet and interact with their fans.
Other side events include Zombie Movie Marathons, street performers such magicians, stilt-walkers, mimes, fire breathers, dancers, exciting LAN Games and many more.
Visit www.makatiafterdark.com for more information and sign up either as part of the Human Survivors or be among Zombie Horde.
Registration Fee of Php1,000 includes souvenir event shirt, race bib, life belt, swag bag with Halloween treats, event wrist tag, and access to Hallow Fest event grounds. Registration centers are located at TOBYS ARENA GLORIETTA 2, TOBYS ARENA SM MOA, TOBYS SPORTS SHANGRI-LA MALL, and RUNNR TRINOMA. For non-runners entrance to the Festival Grounds, concerts and Hallow Fest is only P500. Tickets are now available at Ticketworld Outlets and at the venue.
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Let us all help Visayas with relief ops, and doing just about anything we can to help.
Aboitiz Group mobilizes business units to help out Visayas
The Aboitiz Group, through its corporate social development arm Aboitiz Foundation, has pooled its manpower and monetary resources to help get Visayas back on its feet.
The 100 year old company traces its roots in the Visayas and continues to have several businesses in the region such as AboitizLand, Inc., construction firm Metaphil, CitySavings Bank, Pilmico Foods Corp., shipbuilder Tsuneishi Heavy Industries, Inc., and Visayan Electric Company (VECO).
“The Aboitiz Group is fully committed in seeing the Visayas rise from this calamity. This is after all home to us and majority of our team members hail from the Visayas. It is where our roots and our heart lies,” said Aboitiz Foundation Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Sonny Carpio.
The conglomerate has dispatched teams to attend to the needs of thousands of evacuees and has established a command post in Tubigon , with Mater Dei College. Relief goods will be distributed to four major focus areas around Loon, Maribojoc, Tubigon, and Carmen, where the epicenter of the earthquake was located.
The Foundation has earmarked an initial Php 2 million, which includes a Php 1 million donation from actress Sharon Cuneta, for the mobilization of the relief operations in Bohol.
AboitizLand, CitySavings, and Pilmico. are pooling donations and sending volunteers to support the relief operations. The foundation is also closely coordinating with various local government units, the Philippine Navy, and the Philippine National Police.
Meanwhile, in Cebu, VECO has expanded efforts to speedily restore power in affected areas. Team members also volunteered to set up an auxiliary call center to handle emergency calls round the clock.
“Our priority is always the continuity of service to the customers,” said VECO Chief Executive Officer Sebastian Lacson.
How you can help:
Please send cash donations to the Aboitiz Foundation through the following:
- Aboitiz Foundation’s UShare portal http://ushare.unionbankph.com/aboitiz/
- Union Bank of the Philippines Account No. 10026-1070944
- City Savings Bank Account No. 200-20031301
Or visit www.aboitizfoundation.org and click the “Donate” button.
For other concerns, you may contact the following Aboitiz Foundation representatives:
- Danny Cerence (Coordination) – 09176308172
- Rowena Astillo (Donations) – 09176304484
For updates on the relief operations, visit the Aboitiz Foundation’s Facebook page. (Facebook.com/AboitizFoundation) or follow on @AboitizFDN on Twitter. Show your support by using #BangonVisayas in your social media posts.