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Meet the Silent Steps!!! FSL Signers in Mabini’s “The True Decalogue”

April 23, 2015

The True Decalogue [El Verdadero Decalogo / Ang Tunay na 10 Utos], written more than 100 years ago in 1898 by one of our great heroes, Apolinario Mabini was interpreted in Filipino Sign Language [FSL] by the Silent Steps, an all-Deaf student playgroup of DLS-CSB School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies [SDEAS]. It is aimed at showing the talents of Deaf performers, promote FSL, expose the hearing audience to the beauty of FSL as a visual language, and to give the viewers — both Deaf and hearing — information and knowledge about one of the most popular writings of Mabini. The hero wrote it for our revolutionary leaders to serve as their guiding principles. He believed that a person’s “internal revolution” is important to the success of the country’s “external” revolution.

Deca 1

Gess Michael Abrenica Jr.

Deca 2

Lorhen Sumili

Deca 3

Ryan C. Revilleza and Bryan Santos with reader Abner Manlapaz

Deca 4

Marvin Pagtalunan

Deca 5

Alissa Salinas and Dinah Fe Jason

Deca 6

Brion King Lasutaz

Deca 7

Mark Joseph Albert

Deca 8

Nicole Mae Magpayo

Deca 9

Charlotte Punzalan

Deca 10

Mary Rose Gozon

Their performance was filmed as one of the highlights in the 50-minute biographical docu on Mabini entitled The Sublime Paralytic / Pule: Utak ng Rebolusyon. Myra Medrana [Deaf] choreographed the movements. Only half of the total time performed by the group is featured in the docu. Abner Manlapaz [PWD] read the Pilipino verson of the Decalogue.

The segment was shot by Dennis Balan [Deaf], Rem Vocalan, Yuka Eucasion and Mirana Medina. The film is produced by Miryad Visyon and SDEAS with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts [NCCA]; Direction and Editing by Mirana.

3 comments

  1. That was really interesting. Thank you for sharing.


  2. You’re welcome! Thanks for dropping by!


  3. […] For some scenes by the featured All Deaf Performing group of SDEAS, the SILENT STEPS, click true-decalogue […]



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