Mulat: Ang Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat

Mulat: Ang Hinsi Sinukuan sa Arayat

Mulat: Ang Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat is a show based on Filipino folklore. Now, students want to convey a message to you about how activities of man can destroy the culture and resources in the country.

Mulat: Ang Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat

In truth, I am more than amazed about how rich the Philippines is when it comes to culture. Our heritage speaks of vast legends and folklore that would inculcate lessons to the young ones. We’ll ignite them to continue what our ancestors did.

Following the story of Mariang Sinukuan, Mulat: Ang Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat wants to send you a message on how man’s activities such as mining could harm the environment and let alone, our culture.

Curious as I am, here’s my theory on how the title came to be:

  • Mulat is a term for “open” so it’s another way of saying, open your eyes and look at what happened to our dear Mother Nature.
  • Ang hindi sinukuan sa Arayat could actually mean, never give up on Arayat. Arayat is a place in the country. That something could be, never give up on rehabilitating Mother Nature.

Again, that’s just me. Let’s read up the synopsis below to know more about this.


In a small community in the mountain of Arayat, there lived a girl named Liway. She is always out to find new things around her especially in the forest. It is her home whereas her ancestors were also domiciled.

One day, the guardian or diwata of the mountain who always admire her passion for adventure and love for nature, Mariang Sinukuan, revealed her powers before her eyes. Suddenly a repressive corporation desired to abuse their healthy land for their own greedy purposes.

How will Liway and her community defend their land?

Mulat: And Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat is a dance theatre thesis production of Justin Ray Salvatierra Diolazo that revolves around the journey and battle of Liway and her indigenous community as they try to defend their beloved land from the destructive  hands of the environmental exploiters who are hungry for wealth and domination. It entails a deeper and wider view on the power relations of nature. From the army, to the community, and the youth.

Mulat Ang Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat

Justin Diolazo, the Director, after the rehearsal talking about the dancers’ improvements for the rehearsed scene.

Mulat Ang Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat

Cheska Vasallo (Liway) and Director Justin Diolazo working on a thanksgiving dance for Mariang Sinukuan.

Behind The Curtain

Director and Producer:

Justin Ray Salvatierra Diolazo

Written by:

Nicko De Guzman

Music by:

Paulo Estero

Set Designer:

Jay Lorenz Conanan

Costume Designer:

Sandro De la Pena

Graphic Designers:

Kyle Dionisio

James Stephen Lavariaz


Justin Ray Diolazo

Neil John Cagan

Jay Anthony Mangao


Angela Sison

Alyana Tolentino

Cheska Vasallo

Christian Cusi

Doori Chin

Gianina David

Inah Abrasaldo

Khylle Paulino

Kyle Confessor

Neil John Casagan

Ruthame Hurtado

Yella Carlos

Zyra Verastique


Where will be the performance?

  • Black Box, Sixth floor, School of Design and Arts Campus, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

When will be the show dates?

  • Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7pm
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1pm and 7pm

How much are the tickets?

  • Php 150.00 each

How to purchase?

  • Contact Patricia Bautista (+63-917-842-5013) or
  • Francesca Bernardo (+63-917-665-6339) or
  • Visit their booth at SDA, 9th floor hallway

For updates

  • You may visit us their Facebook page [x]

Mulat Ang Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat

The nymphs Alyana Tolentino and Gianina David showing off their best dance to the Director.

Mulat Ang Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat

The Assistant Choreographer, Neul John Casagan, translating what the Director is saying in sign language to our deaf dancer, Inah Abrasaldo.

Why I will watch?

I actually find it interesting. It’s about time that the students’ talents be really shared and utilized in sending a message to others. Even if it’s based on a legend, the reality of man-made calamities is there. We need to start quickly in rehabilitating our environment. If we don’t, our children’s children will never experience a great childhood that we had. They’ll continue to suffer.

Another reason is that, I just love watching theatrical shows especially in my alma mater! I bid good luck to the entire team and I wish all the success for your shows!

Handa ka na bang imulat ang iyong mga mata para sa kapaligiran?


Translates to: Are you ready to open your eyes for the environment?

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  • Reply
    EG III
    July 30, 2017 at 6:03 AM

    I engaged in theater during my undergraduate years and being on stage were some of the happiest moments of my life. The beauty of theater at this level is that is so raw and pure so I’m sure the student’s performances definitely didn’t disappoint.

  • Reply
    LaiAriel Samangka
    May 10, 2018 at 9:45 PM

    Wow, this is so new to me and I love how they actually preserve the great history and also culture by expressing it through a dance, which is about the journey and a battle of Liway and her indigenous community as they try to defend their beloved land. Reading your post made me really want to witness and see their dance and I’m sure it is more than just interesting, this also offers a great reminder that back then, we are already a fighter for our own land. I love how you convey your thoughts before you actually share about the event. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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