About US

Based in New York City, Reagan John Productions provides viable platforms for Filipino hitmakers and Filipino American talents to reach diverse audiences in North America. Its CEO and executive producer Reagan John Rada is a staunch believer of inclusivity and strives to create productions that are flawless, relevant, memorable and above all, entertaining.

Meet The Team

Reagan John Rada

CEO and Events Executive Producer

A fine jewelry designer for almost two decades, Reagan John Rada has designed some of the most coveted and sought-after jewels including works with the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry company. He is also the president of Serendipity Gems, which sells and markets low-priced yet fashion-forward jewelry, bags and accessories. Reagan is a real estate investor and hotelier. He owns a holding company focusing on small businesses, equities, private equities and start-ups. Recently, Reagan became an executive producer of concerts featuring Filipino talents, debuting in May 2019 with the successful sold-out show Vice Ganda Live staged at the Newark Symphony Hall, NJ. His company Reagan John Productions is excited for the upcoming OPM hitmakers and KZ Tandingan live in NY this September. Reagan manages the Reagan John Rada Foundation, which has been helping communities in the Bicol Region of the Philippines for over a decade now, especially thousands of kids to have school supplies. In May 2018, he renamed the foundation to MILA Charity in honor of his mother. Through Reagan John Productions, John aims to create meaningful memories for Filipinos all across North America around high-quality entertainment.

Elton Lugay

Managing Partner and Events Line Producer

An accomplished journalist, graphic designer and events organizer, Elton is our flamboyant manager with a heart of gold. This light-heartedness amidst the myriad demands of event organizing is a key ingredient in the success of RJP productions, which relies on the cooperation and commitment of many people – from the talents, sponsors and ticket agents all the way to venue hosts and food caterers. With his clock-work efficiency, Elton manages to tie up loose ends effectively. But laughter is always part of the equation, making RJP productions sizzle with creativity and merriment. It proves to one and all the rewards of following one’s passion no matter what. Events-organizing is certainly Elton’s passion, and it shows in every one of our productions. Over a span of 20 years, Elton has served as New York bureau chief of Philippine News, managing editor of Manila Mail, and correspondent for The FilAm, GMA News and INQUIRER.net. In these capacities, he has covered countless community and mainstream events across the United States, including Asian & Pacific Islander events at the White House, general assembly meetings at the United Nations, the Oscars, New York Fashion Week and TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Inspired by the multitude of community milestones and success stories, Elton created The Outstanding Filipinos in America (TOFA) Awards to recognize individuals and organizations that uphold Filipino heritage across America. Since its founding in 2010, TOFA Awards has honored more than 100 distinguished FilAms nominated by the community. Elton has received multiple awards himself, notably the New York Mets’ community leader award in 2017 and a special citation from the New York State Assembly in 2018 for his LGBT advocacy.

Miles dela Cruz

Board Member, Administration

A skillful coordinator, Miles is on top of our organizational efficiency. From ticket sales to accounts receivable, she arms the RJP board with well-prepared status reports and real-time monitoring. Known in the Filipino American community as the go-to person for hot event tickets, party needs and event production services, Miles who co-founded the M Events in 2017 is a newborn care specialist by profession. A resident of New York since the 1990s, she is eager to bring more variety into the FilAm community’s concert scene and looks forward to years and years of vibrant productions.

Gina Planas

Board Member, Bookkeeping

Gina is the darling of debutantes, brides and golden girls in the FilAm communities of New York and New Jersey. She founded M Events in 2017 to cater to the countless anniversaries, weddings and debuts taking place in and around the community, serving as a one-stop provider of talents, décor and equipment for these festivities. A breast cancer survivor, Gina knows very well the value of patience and persistence, and brings these virtues to RJP through diligent bookkeeping and financial documentation.

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