Pioneer announces Stories of Hope Playwriting Competition

This is my first time attending Pioneer Insurance event, quite surprising that they support  arts, cultural events etc. they give chance to the young, aspiring playwrights who have ‘hope-full’ stories to tell.

Since 1954, Pioneer has been in the service of Fililpinos and the things they value most. Through the decades, it has also found inspiration  through  the  arts,  and  has  supported  the  artistic community  through  insurance  coverage  and  sponsorships.  As  a means  of  continued  support  for  the  Filipino  talent,  Pioneer announces Pioneer Stories of Hope Playwriting Competition.

The  campaign  paves  way  for  fresh  ideas  from  young,  aspiring playwrights who have ‘hope-full’ stories to tell. 

Whether the stories are about Filipino resilience or being positive despite  challenging  situations,  college  students  nationwide  are invited to share them through a one-act play that can be written in English, Filipino, or Taglish. Submission of scripts is from September 01  to  November  06,  2015.  The  winner  will  be  announced  on December 14, 2015. A P25,000 cash prize plus insurance coverage from Pioneer await the winning entry. Visit for the complete details of the competition. 

Pioneer, an established life and non-life insurance company in the country, has always been inclined to the arts through sponsorships, coverage, and promotions of cultural events.

Pioneer sponsors Virgin Labfest 11

Consistent  with  its  passion  for  the  arts  and  belief  that  it  stirs creativity and innovation, Pioneer has tapped Virgin Labfest 11, an annual  playwriting  competition  organized  by  Tanghalang  Pilipino , Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), and Writer’s Bloc, Inc.

Out of the hundred entries submitted, 12 unpublished and untried plays were chosen to be staged at the CCP from June 24 to July 12,2015.

Pioneer has also sponsored the Virgin Labfest Cast Party held last July 12 at the CCP Bay Terminal where outstanding stage plays were recognized.  When  Sam  Met  Jo by  Job  Pagsibigan  was  named“Audience Choice” after garnering the most number of online votes through  the  Pioneer  Facebook  Page (  Dalawang  Gabi by Maynard Manansala, Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala byEljay Castro Deldoc, and  Birtwal by Jose Garcia were honored with“Academe’s Choice.”

Meanwhile,  Juan Miguel  Severo’s  Hintayan ng Langit received the “Pioneer’s Choice” recognition for its excellent portrayal of hope. 

Pioneer launches Virgin Labfest Campus Tour

To  further  give  recognition  to  these  exceptional  stage  plays  and playwrights, Pioneer has organized the Virgin Labfest Campus Tour. The  winning  plays  will  be  showcased  to  select  universities  and colleges  in  the  Metro  and  an  open  forum  with  their  respective directors and playwrights will take place to address questions from the audience.

The Virgin Labfest Campus Tour is set to visit:   September 1 Miriam College,  September 23  Lyceum of the Philipines University,  September 30  University of Sto. Tomas, October 05 University of Makati , October 13  De La Salle – College Of Saint Benilde.

For inquiries, feel free to call Kris Caturay of Digital Marketing at (02)812-7777 local 455.


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