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Buhay na Buhay Final Episode Features Kultura ng Pagkabansa

April 13, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the final episode of Buhay na Buhay, featuringKultura ng Pagkapilipino at Pagkabansa (Devotion to the Nation and Being Filipino), on Saturday, April 14, 5:45pm, on GMA News TV.

“The important historical events that we celebrate as Filipinos, such as Independence Day and Rizal Day, bring about a sense of nationalism and bring us pride as Filipinos. This is the culture that we celebrate in the last episode of this special series, Buhay na Buhay,” said Legarda.

“In fact, we can say that all the seven other cultures form part of the eighth culture in terms of forming the Filipino identity. This is where we see how despite the diversity in culture, we are one nation, one people,” Legarda stressed.

The final episode also features a recap of the past seven episodes and how all eight cultures are interconnected. “In this episode, Prof. Jun de Leon talked about one trait that is very Filipino,pakikipagkapwa-tao. It is going beyond meeting and getting along with others. Anywhere in the world, Filipinos are known for being hospitable, able to empathize and show concern towards others. Pakikipagkapwa-tao is one of the strengths of the Filipino character,” said Legarda.

Buhay na Buhay, produced by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), is an engaging and informative series that introduces the eight living cultures of the Philippines.

Legarda, the program host, presents the groundbreaking study of Professor Felipe De Leon Jr., former NCCA Chairperson, in this eight-part weekly series written by Floy Quintos and directed by Jeypi Salonga of Business Unusual Media Solutions (BUMS) Inc.

“The Philippines is a culturally diverse country. We continue to unravel artifacts and ways of life of our forefathers, and we have been constantly learning about our rich heritage, culture, and the arts. We are always in pursuit of deepening our understanding of the very soul and identity of being a Filipino. Through this series, we will also experience and witness how our culture continues to bebuhay na buhay,” said Legarda.

Buhay na Buhay is a product of academic and scholarly work presented in an engaging manner through an interesting narration and video documentation. It is presented in the Filipino language so that more Filipinos would better grasp the different facets of our culture.