Care Divas

Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) in partnership with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) shall present the special run of CAREDIVAS – AN ORIGINAL PINOY MUSICAL to pay tribute to all overseas Filipino workers as the present-day heroes of our country with performances beginning June 24 until July 30, 2017 at The PETA Theater Center.

CAREDIVAS is a disarmingly funny and candid musical drama about five  transgender Overseas Filipino Workers in Israel who work as care givers in the morning and transform into glamorous drag queen performers at night. While desperate to make ends meet, they also struggle to search for acceptance in a foreign land.          

As part of OWWA’s 35th anniversary celebration, the organization opens the special run of Care Divas on June 24 to signal it’s renewed our commitment in promoting and protecting the welfares of Overseas Filipino Workers.

Aside from this project, OWWA is also continuously providing social, education and training, workers welfare assistance and reintegration program attuned to the needs of OFWs and their families.

What really makes or breaks a caregiver?

Caregivers, also known as home health or personal care aides, give assistance to people who are sick, injured, mentally or physically disabled, or the elderly and fragile.

Caregivers must be compassionate, possess stamina, and very conscious of time management.



Their job descriptions include bathing and bathroom functions, walking and light exercise, plan and prepare meals, feeding, grooming, taking medication, and some housework like making beds and change linens, dusting and vacuuming, laundry and ironing.

Caregivers also make and keep appointments with doctors, provide or arrange transportation and serve as a companion for their clients. Caregivers might need to lift clients into the bathtub, cars and into bed, and need strength. They help their clients engage in activities (games, memory books) and most of all, companionship.

The theme of ‘caregiver’ as a job coupled with its ups and downs have been adopted with varying plots that center on the family in film, television, radio, print – novels, poetry, essays; visual arts and in theater.

CAREDIVAS was produced and premiered in 2011. The musical dominated the 2011 Philstage Gawad Buhay! Awards, bagging seven trophies including Outstanding Musical Direction, Outstanding Musical Production and Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical.

Hopefully, this forthcoming special run will entice our OFW heroes who have returned to our country to watch the musical together with their families because CAREDIVAS is specially dedicated to them.

Theatergoers will meet our caregiver heroes as characterized by the kind and loving Chelsea, the often-sarcastic group leader Shai, the ditzy Thalia, the bubbly Kayla, and the ill-tempered Jonee.

Giving life to the major roles are well-respected theater actors Melvin Lee (Chelsea), Vincent De Jesus and Ron Alfonso (Shai), Dudz Teraña and Jason Barcial (Thalia), Gio Gahol, Jerald Napoles and Ricci Chan (Kayla), Thou Reyes and Phil Noble (Jonee).

The actors in their supporting roles are Myke Salomon (Faraj, David, Daniel), Paul Holme and Leo Rialp (Isaac, Moshe, Yaakov, Club owner), Joan Bugcat and Gold Villar (Nonah), Eric Dela Cruz and Dom Miclat-Janssen (Avi, Aryeh, Pulis), Sherry Lara (Sarah, Adara), Eko Baquial and Joseph Madriaga (ensemble).

The artistic team of CAREDIVAS are as follows: Maribel Legarda (Director), Liza Magtoto (Playwright), Vincent De Jesus (Lyricist, Composer, Arranger, Musical Director), Leo Abaya (Set Designer), Jonjon Villareal (Lighting Designer), John Abul (Costume Designer), Carlo Pagunaling (Assistant Costume Designer), Carlon Matobato (Choreographer) and Gimbey dela Cruz (Vocal Coach).

Are you an OFW ? Here’s a not-to-be-missed musical that is dedicated to all of you and your families.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of bittersweet laughter, high energy songs and the bright colors of CAREDIVAS.

The performance schedules of CAREDIVAS are from Fridays (8 pm), Saturdays and Sundays (3 pm and 8 pm).

For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact PETA Marketing and Public Relations Office at Tel. No. 725-6244 or TicketWorld at 891-9999,

Contact Info

Showdate Time Contact Person Contact No.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 3:00pm OWWA


Saturday, July 01, 2017 3:00pm Apple Delfin

0927 709 8233

0939 724 2424

Saturday, July 01, 2017 8:00pm Willen Ma 0917 556 1511
Thursday, July 06, 2017 8:00pm Dr. Irid Fandino 0922 899 6063
Saturday, July 08, 2017 3:00pm Macky Fernando 0917 534 8450
Saturday, July 08, 2017 8:00pm Francine Longid 0917 895 6114
Sunday, July 09, 2017 3:00pm Atty. Roy Magturo 0917 625 5096
Saturday, July 15, 2017 3:00pm Shing Torremana

0917 866 3811

0939 915 2611

Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:00pm Joseph Madriaga 0917 397 8984
Sunday, July 16, 2017 3:00pm Marichu Belarmino 0920 953 1539
Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:00pm Sam

0915 888 6476

0921 970 3015

Friday, July 21, 2017 8:00pm Ticketworld 

891 9999

Saturday, July 22, 2017 3:00pm Egoy Bans 0917 724 7582
Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:00pm Sam

0915 888 6476

0921 970 3015

Sunday, July 23, 2017 3:00pm Raissa Posadas 0915 935 9449
Sunday, July 23, 2017 8:00pm Ticketworld

891 9999

Friday, July 28, 2017 8:00pm Robert Marzan 0922 888 5348
Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:00pm Ticketworld

891 9999

Saturday, July 29, 2017 8:00pm Dana Benitez 0906 910 4735
Sunday, July 30, 2017 3:00pm Bingbing Santos 0927 603 5913
Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:00pm Ticketworld

891 9999

Show Dates

  • June 24, 2017 until July 30, 2017
  • Fri 8:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm & 8:00pm


PETA Theater Center #5 Eymard Drive, Brgy. Kristong Hari New Manila, Quezon City


Parking with Shuttle Service - St Lukes Medical City Parking at 17th Street Vallet Parking - Available at Php 150

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