High School for the Arts celebrates Bonifacio Day

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UPDATED, 6:15 AM–The Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA), in cooperation with Museo Pambata, celebrates Andres Bonifacio’s 150th birth anniversary through a one-day fiesta dubbed Perya ni Andres on Nov.30 from 2pm onwards at Museo Pambata, Roxas Blvd., corner South Drive, Manila.

It will be in honor of the Supremo’s enduring contributions to our colorful history, culture, and the arts. PHSA believes that through a perya, people from all walks of life will relive the works, ideals, and life led by the Great Plebeian.

The event will feature eight arts booths conceptualized by Gerry Leonardo that represent the eight provinces where members of the Katipunan hailed from. Each tent will have its own exciting and educational activities. There will be roleta, beto-beto, pabunot, crafts booth, tessellation, memory games, and other perya fun prepared by PHSA students, academic and non-academic staff directed by Victor Emmanuel Flor and his team.

This collective and collaraborative effort will be opened by three National Artists–Virgilio Almario, Francisco Sionil Jose, and Bienvenido Lumbera–who will share their thoughts on who the real Andres Bonifacio is. It will be followed by PHSA kids’ showcase through rituals, singing, dancing, stage play and reading, shadow play, painting exhibit, among others.

A compact disc recording of Katipunan-related songs was produced under the supervision of Radioactive Sago’s Francis de Veyra. Three stories about Andoy, Oryang, and others will eventually be shown after a series of animation workshop was specially conducted by Teta Tulay, Hazel Joy Gutierrez and Inshallah Montero. A video documentary by Mirana Medina and Vim Nadera about Bonifacio will have its world premiere on this historic event.

Proceeds from Perya ni Andres will be collected for Pondong PHSA as “Pera ni Andres” to support young art scholars and their families who are effected by the recent earthquake and storm. Parents, Teachers, and Staff Council (PTSC) and PHSA alumni are expected to play significant roles too.

For details, please get in touch with Ms. Lyza Amat via or by calling or texting Ms. Shirley de Quiroz at 0906317-0903.


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