The musical is a mythical take on the heroism of the Agusan Higaonon Datu who dared confront the logging giants to save his people's ancestral domain. The musical features the MSU-IIT INTEGRATED PERFORMING ARTS GUILD on a Mindanao touring performance, Nov. 20-28, 2017.
‘Datu Mankalasi’ musical is a component of the ‘Healing the Hurt’ Project implemented by RMP-NMR Inc and partner Kalumbay Regional Lumad Organization. The initiative is supported by the European Union through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights.
Artistic and Production Staff
Mise-en-Scene and Music: Steven Patrick C. Fernandez
Playwright: German V. Gervacio
Stage Manager: Lilybeth C. Maraon
Tour/Production Manager: Arlem M. Abanes
Choreographer: Melvin P. Pascubillo
Sets and Lights Designer: Hernenigildo Dico Jr.
Props and Costume Designer: Jan Pagarigan
Transmedia: Meshaq Dangel, Christian Legaspi
Documentation: Bryan James Lindio
Technical Manager: Andrew Salazar
Technical Assistants: Karl Rasul Cassura, Mark Saura, Glenmark de Gracia
Costume Mistress: Leilani Fernandez
Researchers: Ivy Victorio, Airen Sajulga
Marketing: Arlem Abanes, Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-NMR
Miguel Joven Perfecto
John Michael Lagura
Fyr Mykel Gonzales
Primo Bagasol Jr.
Jonna Mai Iniego
Joy Annabelle Cimafranca
John Paul Francisco
Lauro Villanueva Jr.
Trixcel Jan Emborong
Divine Grace Pimping
About the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG)
The resident company of the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology leads among Philippine multi-performance groups. IPAG has engaged thousands with its acclaimed repertoire around the country and in over a hundred cities in Hawaii, the U.S. Mainland, Europe, and Asia. Recipient of multiple awards from international and national bodies, IPAG, its artists, and its works have been recognized with the Palanca, Francisco Demetrio, CCP Gantimpala, CCP Pilak, Fookien Times, the U.P. Likhaan awards, and its latest, the prestigious UMPIL Gawad Pedro Bucaneg.
This year, IPAG represented the Philippines in the ASEAN Cultural Expo in Bangkok performing to acclamation its Sita: The Ramayana Revisited. Set for more road tours, IPAG mounts its innovative obras in various other festivals including a 2017 Europe Cultural-Trade Mission.
IPAG’s prominence is well acknowledged in 39 years of a dominating presence in Philippine Performance. Its Founding Chairperson Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa was awarded the 2015 Ramon Magsaysay, Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel. Founder and Artistic Director Steven P.C. Fernandez was awarded the 2014 Umpil Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas. It presents a signature performance of a signature performance of a distinguishable form, of movement, color, poetry, rhythm that can be aptly labeled “Filipino” enhanced by a presence that captivates.