Sopas, Sining at Sorbetes (SSS) is the annual arts appreciation program of the Cultural Center of the Philippines complemented with a feeding program. Organizers will visit affected communities of Rizal, Marikina, Laguna, Pangasinan and La Union. Photo: CCP

Sopas, Sining at Sorbetes (SSS), the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) annual arts appreciation program for the underprivileged Filipino children and youth,  complemented with a feeding program, will be implemented for children typhoon victims until November 13.  

Through the CCP's Outreach and Exchange Division, this year's SSS aims to contribute to the healing process of the Filipino children/youth who suffered trauma brought about by the recent typhoon, landslide and flooding. 


Joining the SSS team are the CCP's resident companies (Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra,  Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, UST Symphony Orchestra,  Ballet Philippines, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group,  Tanghalang Pilipino,  Philippine High School for the Arts),  other top performing artists & arts organizations (Barasoain Kalinangan, Foundation Inc.,  Museo Pambata, Alitaptap,  University of the East Chorale, Ballet Manila,  Philippine Educational Theater Association,  Kaloob Philippine Music & Dance Ministry, Magna Kultura) together with Mayumi Morales, Ony Carcamo, Gary Lim,  Mymy Davao,  and Love Anover,  who will perform and conduct various art activities at 3:00pm for at least 500 kids per site.   


The CCP Outreach Sopas, Sining at Sorbetes will visit the following communities:


October 29
-  Ynares Multi-Purpose Hall, Cainta, Rizal
October 30 - Concepcion Elementary School Multi-Purpose Hall, Marikina City
November 4 - Ner Joaguin Sports Center, Tagapo, Sta. Rosa, Laguna November 12 -Dagupan, Pangasinan
November 13 - Barangay Samara Elem. School, Aringgay, Agoo, La Union.


Now on its 8th year,  SSS is made possible with the generous support of the following individuals and organizations: Zenaida Tantoco, President, Rustans Commercial Corporation; Unilever RFM Ice Cream; Jamie Garaci, Marketing Manager & Noemi Dimaunahan,  Unilever; Hon. Mayor Rey and Mrs. Alma Uy,  Tagum City, Davao del Norte; Philippine Airlines Foundation; Barbara's Foods and Catering Services; Msgr. Henry V. Mediarito, Parish Priest of Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Nuestra  Señora de Aranzazu, Cainta; NSDA Parish Pastoral Council President: Bro. Henry V. Manahan; Mr. and Mrs. Willie Mariano, San Mateo; Rizal Poultry & Livestock Association, Inc., San Mateo; Vice Mayor Arturo Sicat of Cainta and his staff; Monina Mago, Cainta; Hon. Mayor Marides Fernando,  Marikina City; Lea Santiago,  Office of the Mayor, Marikina City; Petron Foundation, Marikina;  Eduardo Lopez, DepEd Superintendent Marikina,  Head - MACTTIPO City Social Welfare & Development Office, Sta. Rosa, Laguna; Socorro Pilor, Executive Director, IMCS DepEd;  Expedito D. Ricafort, Branch Manager, Federal  Phoenix Assurance Co. Inc., Dagupan City; Mario Lim, President, Rotary Dagupan East, Dagupan City; Adolfo G. Montemayor, Jr. , Interim Chairman, Edna's School Dagupan Class 89' "MARVELOUS MESS"; Colonel Rolando Dalaza (Retired), Knights of Columbus - Agoo, La Union; Menchie Bitabit, DSWD- Agoo, La Union; and Engineer Elmo Fama (Barangay Captain), Bgy. Samara, Aringgay, La Union.


The CCP Outreach is also thankful to all volunteers and other kindhearted individuals and organizations who are sharing their time, effort and resources.  For more information, please call 832-3674 and 832-1125 loc. 1708-1710.