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57th PEN Congress: Mabini, moral regeneration, corruption atbp.

FORMER Supreme
Court Associate
Justice Adolf
Azuna, now with
the International
Commission of
Jurists,delivers the
2013 José Rizal

Most of our national heroes were flawed human beings, as Nick Joaquin so startlingly revealed in his “A Question of Heroes” (Filipinas Foundation, 1977). But I submit that Apolinario Mabini—due to his intellect, uprightness and uncompromising stand—was the least flawed.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Decorated wheelchairs: A reprise

CUSTOM calesa
wheelchair byMarc Cosico

Last year, Dr. Joven Cuanang and I conceptulized an art event for Apolinario Mabini’s birthday. The Apo Mabini wheelchair parade was held within the environs of St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City. Yesterday I received Wig Tysmans’ very clear photos of them and thought it would be nice to remember the event.

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini’: Opera in the guise of a small-scale musical

ROEDER Camañag
as the Sublime
Paralytic in Dulaang
UP’s “Ang Huling
Lagda ni Apolinario
Mabini,” directed
by Dexter Santos

Dulaang UP’s latest offering, “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini,” is a one-act reimagining of the titular national hero’s final days in exile in Guam and his conditional return to Manila, with book and lyrics by Floy Quintos and original music by Krina Cayabyab.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

On his 27th year as an actor, Roeder Camañag plays Apolinario Mabini

Theater, Musical, Musical Theater, Apolinario Mabini, Roeder Camañag, Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, DUP, “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini”, Ryan Cayabyab Music Studio, Ernest Gonzaga, Frannie Zamora, Chito Valenzuela, Gantimpala Theater, Roobak Valle, Ronnie Lazaro, Joey Nombres, Len Ag Santos, Nonie Buencamino, Shamaine Centenera

Roeder Camañag caps his 27th year in the performing arts by playing the titular character in Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas’ ongoing production of “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini.”

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

DUP’s latest musical ‘Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini’ opens Oct. 1

Roeder Camañag is Apolinario Mabini. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Dulaang UP

Dulaang UP’s 3rd offering for its 39th season, “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini” is a full-length musical with book and lyrics by Floy Quintos, and direction and choreography by Dexter M. Santos.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »