It was drizzling on August 12 & 13 of 2013 when ICI students strode to MSU-IIT to watch IPAG’s (Integrated Performing Arts Guild) play entitled BILUGAN. BILUGAN (term to suggest juggling fortunes that comes in circles) consisted with two different stories: Banua (by Sheryl Sumugat, directed by Blesy Sese) is about NPA cadres shaken by distrust and treachery with their ranks; and Makahiya (by Bonifacio Alfonso Javier III, directed by John Michael Lagura) – a story of revenge and assassination in prison. This was held at MSU-IIT Mini Theatre.
Only selected students from different schools of ICI-Iligan, SMC, MSU-IIT, IMCC and ICC were invited to watch. Some teachers and professors watched the play together with their students. For ICI students, we are asked to write our reaction paper as an additional requirement from our CENGC 101 Module.
The characters did a great acting job in their role; they’re all versatile actors and actresses. Audiences have different reactions about the play but, it was such a great play which delivered inspiring insights that are thought-provoking. The play “Bilugan” has received overwhelming response from the viewers’ further inciting interest in drawing audiences from the community.
Written by: Jo Dianne T. Niez