Head Usher and Front-of-House Professional
December 29, 1976 – July 22, 2021
Rhoneil Corpus Rivera was born in Olongapo City. He studied Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the Emilio Aguinaldo College.
He served at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from 1997 to 2004 as one of its resident head ushers, helping professionalize the front-of-house services.
In 2006, he established and became the chief executive officer of the then-Gabay Frontline Ushering Services Co., a SEC-registered company that provided ushering services to performance venues such as PETA Theater, Aliw Theater, Star Theater, Maybank Theater, Theater@Solaire, among others.
He passed away at the age of 44 years old due to kidney failure.
Rhoneil was a risk-taker, he would do everything to make things happen. He was also hard working. According to his friends and family, Rhoneil was a passionate and very considerate human being, especially to the people he held very dear and close to him. He was the king of pleasant surprises and an expert in making his loved ones feel extra special and valued. He was a crowd-pleaser through and through.
For Rhoneil, strong will, skills, and faith were the keys to success.