Friday, March 27, 2009


Yo! Are you looking for an affordable but interesting way to enjoy summer? Pack a picnic basket and spend a lovely weekend afternoon with your family in Intramuros being entertained by magicians and brass bands. "Serenata at Saya sa Fort Santiago" is a series of magic shows and brass band concerts to be held on Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30 p.m. 

The magic shows are on Saturdays March 21, 28, April 4, 18, and 25.

The band schedules are on Sundays, March 22 (Banda ng Maynila), March 29 (Paranaque City Band), April 5 (Quezon City Symphonic Band), April 12 KC Band (Caloocan City), April 19 (JFB Drum and Lyre of Navotas), April 26 (MMDA Drum and Bugle Corps). 

This event will be held at the Historic Fort Santiago. Intramuros Administration hopes to bring back the glory days of the Walled City when residents would take their late afternoon stroll (paseo) while a band played in the plaza. The series is also held in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Intramuros Administration (IA), the national government agency tasked to restore and develop the walled city, created on April 10, 1979.

So pack up some cheese, wine, and kiddie treats and head out to the walled city. See you all there. Fort Santiago entrance fees are P75 for adults and P50 for children and students. For inquiries, please call tel. nos. 5272961 or 5273138.