10 Reasons to Watch Mabining Mandirigma

Mabining Mandirigma About:



It is a steampunk musical foregrounding the intellectual heroism of Apolinario Mabini, who in the second phase of Philippine revolution, displayed an uncommon vision, a warrior’s spirit, and a principled character, as he struggled against all odds to enjoin his countrymen to go beyond considerations of class, clan, economic gain and personal ambition, so they could think and act as citizens of one nation. In partnership with National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA) to close the year-long celebration of the 150th birthday of Apolinario Mabini.

 Spoiler Alert!!!

10 reasons why watching Mabining Mandirigma should be in your to-do list for July:

1) It's directed by Chris Millado. Enuf said.


2) The music and songs are so cool even those who do 'flip
top' can relate. No, I am not joking.

3) I never thought President Aguinaldo could be so good in singing. Oo na, i never thought President Aguinaldo could be oh sooooo hot. Juice colored, gusto kong magpaturo kumanta kahit tone deaf ako.

4) Price : pasok sa banga kung student ka. Mind you, CCP Little Theater lang naman ang venue. Dun pa lang jackpot
ka na.

5) Babae ang gumanap na Apolinario Mabini. BAKIT?! yun ang dahilan bakit dapat panuorin (am soo impressed and bigay na bigay pa rin si ate kahit sabi nung friend ko na si Axl Guinto mukhang may sakit. Yan ang professional.)


6) You don't need to have 'uno' in Philippine History to appreciate it.

7) Who would have thought Pedro Paterno and the Ilustrados could be oh-so-funky?

8) Ang 3 macho na all around back up sa major major scenes. Impossibleng hindi ka mapatingin sa kanilang synchronized swimming ,este moves, at tila kulang sa tela
na outfit (eh bagay naman kasi fit na fit sina koya) kapag pumasok na sa stage.

9) Yung 'imaginary character' na si Pepe na hanggang sa lumabas ako ng CCP Little Theater ay napapaisip ako kung talagang imaginary character lang o hindi.

10) Ang set design na astig na sinabayan pa ng magandang lighting. Fave ko yung part na may led flashlight (hindi dahil naka skimpy all white si Pres. Aguinaldo ah!)

Sabi ko 10 lang,pero last na. At ito sa tingin ko ang pinakamabigat na dahilan bakit: Pupukawin ng dulang ito ang iyong pagkapilipino sa paraang pagpapakita ng pagkakatulad ng nangyari nuon sa mga nangyayari sa ngayon. Magaan panuorin,matatawa ka,mamangha,pero sa bandang huli,malalaman mo na oo nga, may magagawa pa tayong mga Pilipino para maging tunay na malaya.

MABINING MANDIRIGMA start from July 4, 2015, and will run until July 19, 2015.

For tickets and other information, please call 8321125, ask for CCP Box office or Tanghalang Pilipino.

Written and Review By : Erick Frago
Photos and Edited  By : Axl Guinto

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About Erick Frago

He is the season writer in the Star Powerhouse.

About Axl Guinto

He is a founder of Axl Powerhouse Group, handling magazine blog, an blogger in chief of Star Powerhouse, freelance event photographer and heritage advocate.

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  1. LOL. I watched the musical too last night and it was superb. Hindi lang pala ako ang nagwapuhan at nagalingan kay Emilio Aguinaldo. :P

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