For the Mindanao cluster, the local heroes identified were Sandayo, Bolak Sonday and Benebong of the "Sandayo" Subanon of Zamboanga; Taake and Tomitib Manaon of the "Ag Tobig nog Keboklagan" (The Kingdom of Keboklagan) Sobanon of the Zamboanga; Sakandal and Pailalam ri Bolak of the "Guman" Subanon; "Agyu
" and his son Tanagyaw from the Agyu
Ilianon of Northern Cotabato; Agyu
, his son Baybayan and his brother Lena (also known as Lono) from the "Ulahingan" Livunganen-Arumanen; Bantugan from the "Darangen" of Maranao; Panglima Hassan from the "Parang Sabil" of the Tausug; and "Tuwaang" from the Tuwaang of the Manobo.
In music, three important debutsEjay Yatco's gorgeous melodies for his otherwise poorly staged "Toilet The Musical"; Krina Cayabyab's strikingly dissonant score for "Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini"; and the envelopepushing raphiphop music of Jose Carlo Frios and Nina Virgin for "Kleptomaniacs"joining Myke Salomon's topnotch vocal direction and musical rearrangements for "Rak of Aegis," and Ceejay Javier's concise score for "Ang Nawalang Kapatid." And from the dancedrama "Agyu
: Patungo sa Paraiso" (a promising freshman work by choreographeractor Delphine Buencamino), an atmospheric allinstrumental score by Cebubased artists Jean Govinda and Jade Lim.