THE first major theater play production in Olongapo City after the Covid-19 pandemic was a resounding success.

Entitled “The Final Countdown,” the play was led by the Sangguniang Kabataan of New Asinan, Olongapo City in collaboration with The Manila Times College of Subic (TMTCS). It was launched on Oct. 28, 2022, at SM City Olongapo Downtown.

“We were glad with the warm reception accorded for ‘The Final Countdown,'” Elijah Mer de la Cruz, director of the play and chairperson of TMTCS-CAMMP shared in a Facebook post.

The play is set in a fictitious post-apocalyptic Philippines. Only a handful of survivors would be selected to enter the “New Paradise.” They will be judged based on their being’s purpose and relevance to the new paradise.

De la Cruz also lauded the cast and crew “for an outstanding job.”

The Creative Arts and Multimedia Program of TMTCS aims to create more projects and productions like “The Final Countdown” and provide young people with learning opportunities and experiences in creative arts and multimedia.

Through TMTCS-CAMMP the learners will continuously build and hone their skills to become future leaders in the creative sector.

For more information about the programs offered, visit or contact The Manila Times College of Subic at 09273658270.