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Papet Pasyon 2021

MANILA, March 27, 2021 – National Artist Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio’s Papet Pasyon, the puppet play about the life of Christ and His Passion, is set to stage on March 28, 2021 at 3pm, via the Facebook pages of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Arts and Letters and Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas. Since 1985, … Continue reading Papet Pasyon 2021

Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio

AMELIA LAPEÑA-BONIFACIO (4 April 1930 – 29 December 2020) has dedicated her lifetime in search of and in propagating literature and theater forms reflective of Asian and Philippine roots. Well-respected in the Philippines and other countries, she has taught, inspired and encouraged women and young artists in the fields of literature and theater. She pioneered … Continue reading Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio

The Japan Foundation is the only institution dedicated to carrying out Japan’s comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world.

With the objective of cultivating friendship and ties between Japan and the world, through culture, language and dialogue, the Japan Foundation creates global opportunities to foster friendship, trust and mutual understanding.

The Japan Foundation was established in October 1972 as a special legal entity supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In October 2003, it was reorganized as an independent administrative institution. As the 18th overseas office, the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), which was founded in 1996, is active in three areas: Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education and Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange.

Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas is founded in 1977 by National Artist Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio as a way to awaken children to the beauty and richness of Asian and Philippine cultures.

Puppets are an aspect of our history and everyday lives. In their different forms they appeal to both old and young alike, represent different customs and traditions and are valuable educational tools. … Learning through play is fundamental to our children’s education, helping them to develop the necessary skills in life. Puppets can stimulate children’s imagination, encourage creative play and discovery and are a wonderful interactive way to introduce narrative to even the most reluctant reader.

A. Greensmith, The Creativity Institute