By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
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.
Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
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.
By Vincen Gregory Yu
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.
By Walter Ang
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.”
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.