Applauded, and greatly apprehended!
The PAMANA musical theater had entailed with thousands of applause when they executed well of how a conglomeration of stern, somber, anger, anxiety and grim deprived the Philippines and the Filipinos of Marcos regime. It was such a great thing to encompass the whole theatre with an act to bring great respect, to dignify, and inculcate the memoir of the two great heroes of their time: Ninoy Aquino and Corazon Aquino. Retrospectively speaking, they are the one of hundreds of revolutionist that freed the Filipino people in the chains of dictatorship and in the insatiable greediness of the former leader.
The musical instigated from the two protagonist molded by their own social status and their dominant time. Lola Corazon was at first a naïve street sweeper amused by the wonder of the noise in her sweeping place. She ponder things subtly long before she realized she’s in the middle of a great thing she should take part—the death of Ninoy Aquino. Everything apart from normalcy back then and extreme somber, wailing and hopelessness signaled the deliverance to a more profound revolution. It was the EDSA I and II.
The latter protagonist, Tina, is more subjected to a venerable woman who brought back democracy what everyone is asking for. She is the courageous and religious spouse of Ninoy. Tita Cory, himself, is an emblem of a scale for she pioneered and prioritized justice and fairness to the masses: rich and poor, businessman and workers, landowners and peasants. Tina, on the other hand is naïve like her Grandmother, but she was able to bear the pain by taking part on that momentous yet depressing phase of the Aquino’s life—the death of Corazon Aquino.
I could not definitely reprimand to the fact that the play was timely, timely enough to drizzle the draining knowledge of the present time regarding this matter. And that everyone should take part, not necessarily physically but mentally. It is something that is worth of prodding especially— we, the present generations, and the posterity that would take ourselves in and reflect it to our daily living and routine, in our daily actions and lifestyles. There should be no room for colonialism, plunders, biases, injustices and dishonesties, but most of all we should take part in the crusade of God against all evils and that we center God in all forms.
In the same way that it has a good manner of interpreting the heroic accounts of Ninoy and Corazon, it appeals to the five senses making it sensible. From the beginning up to a forceful ending, it leaved trail to the common sense. The play is also typically informative yet creative and instantaneous in deliverance. Furthermore, it relate the generation of the present time and its modernization. It also depicts a depository of low-spirited air of compassion and in contrast—extremeness or intense affection of the Filipino people for the mother land.
Millions of people’s lives, ideals and perspectives have been affected in the wake of these previously said momentous happenings and the opportunities of watching a documentary musical play like this. To cite some were the revolutionary action that took place almost in every side of the Philippines as a cause of learning the relevance of freedom. Second, the Filipino people’s mindset is to behold their longing independence that is, at first, rightfully theirs. Lastly, an implanted lesson that the freedom we withhold now is not just a simple summary of fights but a product of shedding blood and as well as light to the truth of the government’s unexposed lies.
What is the great relevance of it—socially, culturally, and morally? One thing is that it strived to denounce the ascending disorders and faults of the government. It also helped enhanced the stability and solidarity of the country to rightfully serve itself. It served as an everlasting devotion to help sustain the government and the people’s dire needs. Moreover, it deepen the values of the Filipinos by establishing great faith in the almighty and having faith and trust that sooner, people and tranquility will regain its jurisdiction.
It did arrive to my mind the question of what if the fight against dictatorship hadn’t ended since then. It would be a huge dilemma to choose between the peace in your family or fight and bring peace to the country. However, answers would be set in your mind and imminently, thousands of death would be ascended to millions and place would be imbue with anger, hostility, resentment, and everything would be filled with rage. That, as if the country is embedded with a curse impossible to dispatch yet these are all possible nightmare we could face out there in an impound land.
Literary aspects of the Philippines have been greatly affected by the dominant social status of the previous time, that’s why we must not waste taking chances to absorb this knowledgeable information on play, articles, debate and speech. By abridging, may this tool be a forceful bleach to fight against blemishes in the human mind.
To set forth in a land of stained whiteness, one must bring with him a bleach to scrub and at least it would help lessen the tarnish of the clothing. Same goes with the flaw of our government and our nation, we should withhold and harness our treasured freedom and indelible knowledge to speak and act boldly and liberated to help descend the ascending impoverish quality of the Filipino people.