Kultura ng Paglilining at Pangangatwiran in 5th Episode of Buhay na Buhay

March 15, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda enjoins the public to watch the fifth episode of Buhay na Buhay, featuring Kultura ng Paglilining at Pangangatwiran (Reflection and Reasoning), on Saturday, March 17, 5:45pm, on GMA News TV.

Legarda said that the episode will feature individuals, groups, and historical figures whose work and discipline to their craft exhibit this particular culture considered to be individualistic in nature and Western-inspired, but remains deeply Filipino.

“As opposed to most Filipino cultures that are collective in nature, our culture on reflection and reasoning stems from the ‘self’ and conveys individualistic perspectives and expressions that ultimately deepen our sense and sensibility as a Filipino,” Legarda said.

“Through this episode, we will witness how this culture is manifested by looking into the artwork, literature, music, and theater production by some of our passionate and dedicated Filipino artists, poets, and music and theater groups of this generation and the past,” Legarda added.

The episode will trace the birth of this culture, which might have originated from The Ilustrados—the likes of Jose Rizal, brothers Juan and Antonio Luna, Graciano Lopez Jaena, and other Filipinos who belonged to the educated class during the Spanish colonial period.

It will also feature a discussion with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature and Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), on Filipino expressions through literature.

The renowned Conservatory of Music by the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) and the Theater Arts Program of the University of the Philippines (UP) will also showcase their efforts on how they sustain this culture by cultivating a high level of discipline and technique that their students adhere to in their respective programs.

“In this episode of Buhay na Buhay, we give importance to the creative and artistic pursuits of our Filipinos that have unraveled facets of our being Filipino and have inspired many others to pursue their own,” Legarda said.

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 be buhay 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.

Buhay na Buhay airs every Saturday, 5:45 p.m., on GMA News TV.