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San Jose Del Monte’s 4 Districts, approved

The House Bill No. 7877, authored by Congresswoman Florida ‘Ate Rida’ P. Robes, was recently approved by the Senate Committee on Local Government, chaired by Senator Juan Edgardo ‘Sonny’  Manalang Angara.

Congresswoman Robes

Hon. Rep. Florida ‘Ate Rida’ P. Robes. congresswoman of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.


The said bill is an act that divides Barangay Muzon in the City of San Jose del Monte, Province of Bulacan into four districts and independent barangays to be known as follows: Barangay Muzon Proper, Barangay Muzon East, Barangay Muzon West and Barangay Muzon South.

Currently, San Jose, known to be #TheRisingCity is 18th most populated city in the Philippines. It is also the home to some of the biggest resettlement areas in the Philippines like the Sapang Palay resettlement area spread over 36 Barangays, Pabahay 2000 in Barangay Muzon and Towerville in Barangay Minuyan Proper. Most of the city’s population came from former informal settlers along the creeks, esteros, riverbanks and railway tracks of Metro Manila.

San Jose del Monte was founded on March 2, 1752 and was granted its cityhood status on September 10, 2000. Today, the city also known for its second year of Tanglawan Festival is headed by Arthur Robes as mayor, Efren Bartolome as vice mayor and ‘Ate Rida’ Robes as congresswoman.


Productions56’s Orlando Sol, Xyruz Cruz topbill ‘Shakespeare in Parade and the Filipino Electorate’

Masculados member—Orlando Sol and co-talent of Productions56—Xyruz Cruz star in a Fringe Benefits Productions play based on the original texts of Rlando S. Tinio titled ‘Shakespeare in Parade and the Filipino Electorate’, a deconstruction under the direction of Aurora D. Yumol, starts on Sunday, March 6 at Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, De La Salle University-Manila Campus, Taft Avenue. It will have two runs on Sunday, March 6 at 11am and 3pm, respectively.


Orlando Sol is Macbeth in ‘Shakespeare in Parade and the Filipino Electorate’. Image courtesy of Fringe Benefits Productions.


Xyruz Crus is Romeo in ‘Shakespeare in Parade and the Filipino Electorate’. Image Courtesy of Fringe Benefits Productions.

Sol will play Macbeth while Cruz is Romeo opposite GMA-6 Artist and Starstruck Finalist—Analyn Barro as Juliet. Both talents who were discovered and have been harnessed by internationally-acclaimed TV and film master director—Maryo J. Delos Reyes are no strangers to acting on stage. In 2015, Sol was featured in a Virgin Labfest play titled—‘Huling Huli’, which was directed by filmmaker Lawrence Fajardo; while Cruz, also debuted in a stage production last year via of the same production group and play–‘Katwiran na May Katwiran’, also directed by Aurora Yumol.


Official Poster of ‘Shakespeare in Parade and the Filipino Electorate’. Image courtesy of Fringe Benefits Productions.

The two artists play vital roles as they appear as two opposing parties, the crises of the story, centered in political upheaval swings to the love scene-cum-balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet, as Macbeth received prophesies of the Three Furies that he leads an uprising Prince of Scotland as he led an uprising. And Macbeth did not escape death himself nor thus Romeo. Witness how Shakespeare interrogates his ‘imagined’ characters.

Veteran actress, theater director, a three-time Palanca awardee—Aurora Yumul is the artistic director of Fringe Bnefits Production and directs the deconstruction made possible by De La Salle University Medical Center-Dasmariñas City. It is also sponsored by 1771 Group of Restaurants, Make You Nanay Proud Foundation, Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Teacher’s Partylist, Office of the City Manila Mayor, Le Heim Music Center and Councilor Yul Servo.

Yul Servo celebrates his birthday with his constituents

On Saturday, February 27, in front of Pedro Guevarra Elementary School in Binondo Manila, Councilor Yul Servo Nieto of the third congressional district of the said City mounted an event dubbed as ‘Araw Ko, Alay Ko: The Big Night’. The event was designed to celebrate the former actor turned politician’s 39th birthday.


Councilor Yul Servo Nieto is seen here proposing a City Ordinance in one of their Plenary Sessions in Manila City Hall. Photograph courtesy of Kathy Rivera.

Yul, who spent his childhood days in the previously mentioned public school where it stands on Madrid Street corner San Fernando Street—is also where he graduated from his elementary education. The event is one of his ways of giving back to his constituents for allowing him the chance to serve his people especially those who needed his services the most.


Servo is greeted by his constituents with a birthday cake during the event on Saturday night. Photograph courtesy of Jhayr Balboa,


Celebrities from three major networks graced the event to share the joy and the triumph of Nieto as councilor for three terms since his election back in 2007.

The Voice Kids Season 2 third placer under FamiLea—Esang de Torres did a song number. GMA Artists like Ash Ortega, James Teng and Elyson de Dios of Star Struck Season 2, Miggs Cuaderno, Katrina Halili and the Teen Drama PrinceRuru Madrid; TV5 artists—Mark Neumann and Akihiro Blanco of ‘Happy Truck HapPinas’ were also present to join the celebration. Servo’s co-talents in Productons56 IncorporatedWill Ashley, Joshua Tecson, Teen Force 56,Xyruz Cruz and The Masculados were in full support as well. The versatile actress Ana Capri performed a special number for the Councilor.

The affair also served as a venue for his announcement of his political plans this coming summer elections in May. He will be running as a congressman, which opens new chapter in his life as a public servant.