(Santiago, 19 August 2022) In celebration of Buwan ng Wika, the officers and staff of Santiago PE screened Bienvenido M. Noriega, Jr.’s classic play “Bayan Bayanan”, which was adapted into a musical for the first time by award-winning playwright/director Anton Juan.  He has directed this play in Athens, London, Geneva, Paris, Toronto and Chicago.

Director Anton Juan’s musical premiered last month at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. His visit also presented the opportunity for the Embassy to discuss future collaborations with him, including sharing “Bayan Bayanan” with overseas Filipinos and OFWs in Chile as a way of propagating such Filipino values as industry, resilience and love of country.

 A review of Director Anton Juan’s musical adaptation of “Bayan Bayanan” by Bienvenido Noriega can be accessed through the following link: