In the early 1980s, young actor Soliman Cruz, along with Pen Medina, was one of the fair-haired boys of Tony Espejo's Bulwagang Gantimpala Theater, a resident drama company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) which specializes in prize-winning plays in Taog
. (It complemented Rolando Tinio's Teatro Pilipino, which presented the world's classics in translation).
Some terms in English are retained, such as cold front, equinox and low pressure area; many are translated to Filipino, such as altitud for altitude, bubog-ulan for hail and taog
(for high tide).