Quantcast
Napoles
Latest Stories

Gloria, Janet cameos in PMA 100 Nite Show


THE ANNUAL 100 Nites Show is a cavalcade of irreverence, music and some political commentary from the Philippine Military Academy cadets. This year’s production featured the cameo of a Janet Lim-Napoles spoof. RICHARD BALONGLONG, INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City—Trust the newsmakers to be featured once more in the 100 Nite Show mounted yearly by the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets.

The annual vaudeville-inspired show is the only time where irreverence and political commentary replace rigidity and stoic obedience at the premier military school, and this year’s characters included spoof versions of detained former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles.

The senior cadets of PMA Siklab Diwa Class of 2014 also rewrote their script to weave in the devastation in Tacloban City and other parts of the Visayas battered by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Nov. 8.

More than 30 cadets from the Visayas provinces were sent home to take care of their families who survived the storm surges last month, academy officials said.

The first song and skit show were produced and performed by the Dialectic Society of the PMA Cadet Corps on Dec. 17, 1978, at the Baguio Convention Center to a select crowd, among them Gen. Angel Kanapi, that year’s PMA superintendent, according to the PMA website.

The show’s name refers to the 100 days remaining before the senior cadets graduate from the academy.

Last week, the PMA Cadets on Display featured the “minions” from the animated movie “Despicable Me” who narrated the tale of Christ’s birth to a would-be thief as well as “angels,” represented by bare-chested male cadets.

The cadets playing Joseph and Mary were turned away by innkeepers, played by the characters representing Arroyo and Napoles. The Arroyo character was not named, although she wore a neck brace and had just one line when the couple asked for a room: “I am sorry.”

The Napoles character also turned them away by saying, “No pork barrel, no entry.” But the cadet playing Joseph had to identify her as Napoles when few people in the audience got the joke.

This is common to many 100 Nite scripts, which often include jokes only PMA cadets and their teachers understand. This year, cadets imitated their instructors and had punch lines referring to their unreleased Christmas bonus, which drew laughter.

The main show featured a version of the movie High School Musical, which was staged to generate funds for the recovery of Tacloban City and other towns in the Visayas battered by Yolanda.

The three-hour show screened a short movie of soldiers rescuing survivors and clearing roads in Tacloban, before launching into a story filled with jokes and songs by the character “Candice,” who was played by a female cadet identified only as Cadet First Class Mendoza.

A pair of comedians, played by Cadets First Class Paras and Ligaya, were also stand outs, taking center stage by throwing old jokes with gusto.

“I don’t think beauty is inside. How would you react if I commend you for your beautiful kidneys?” went one joke.

Maj. Agnes Lynette Flores, PMA spokesperson, said this year’s show was toned down and required less props unlike the previous shows because of the tragedies that struck the last quarter of the year.

In 2011, the 100 Nite Show featured a mock rendition of a television fantasy series, packed with fairies and warriors, to evoke a concern for the deteriorating environment.

“This year, the cadets excluded props for talent and humor,” Flores said.  Vincent Cabreza, Inquirer Northern Luzon


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Annual 100 Nites show , Baguio City , Janet Lim Napoles , Philippine Military Academy




Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
  1. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  2. Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police
  3. Hair salon’s Kim Jong Un poster riles embassy
  4. Siquijor ‘healer’: For every cure, there’s a plant
  5. State seeks guilty verdict for Abalos
  6. Why college grads end up in the PNP
  7. Estrada: I will pray for my detractors
  8. Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon
  9. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  10. Five men from Cavite found dead in jeep in Batangas
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
Advertisement

News

  • Our Lady of Piat: Centerpiece of Cagayan’s gifts to Christianity
  • Sign maker to be nailed to cross for 28th time
  • 50 Quezon City cops each carry 30-kg crosses
  • AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation
  • Massive infra spending set
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  • Celebrate Easter Sunday at Buddha-Bar Manila
  • Moriones feast: A slow, steady transformation
  • Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City
  • Finalists announced for best translated books
  • Entertainment

  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Mommy-daughter adventure continues
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
  • Netizens welcome Japan’s visa-free travel plan
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement