"O Bayang Mahal"
A Celebration of Philippine Culture and Tradition
In memory of The Philippine Star founding publisher and OB Montessori Center chairman of the board, the late Maximo V. Soliven, O.B. Montessori Center staged a musicale entitled, "O Bayang Mahal" last September 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at the Maria Montessori Hall in OBMC Greenhills. It was directed by Palanca awardee for Literature and theater director Floy Quintos and musical direction by OBMC alumni Paulo Zarate supported by the Philipppine Opera Company and the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group.
Four hundred student participants rendered beautiful interpretations of Filipino dance and music. From the tribal chants of the indigenous groups to the various cultural influences of China, India and Indonesia, from Spanish rule to the tradition of heroism, leading to the EDSA People Power Revolution.