Get Ready: Battalia Royale (Article by Ping Medina, The Philippine Star)

And the hype beast of Sipat Lawin Ensemble’s Battalia Royale continues, yes, even after its lionized three-day run. Seen here: a review of the show by Supreme columnist Ping Medina. Supreme is the Saturday Lifestyle section of The Philippine Star whose creative director and chief supremo is Tim Yap. You know what that means? RERUN RERUN RERUN! 

For the full article, click on BATTALIA ROYALE

Check out this super cool video from Battalia Royale by Box Seblario, featuring snippets from last night’s show. The live action game is currently running at the Victoria School and tonight’s show will feature live music by Radioactive Sago Project.

Good news! Here’s an announcement from the folks at Sipat Lawin Ensemble.

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Battalia Royale re-opened 60 slots for tonight! NO RESERVATION NEEDED. COME TO THE VENUE. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. (Ticket price is at P350). Venue is at the abandoned Victoria School, 79 Ermin Garcia Street, Barangay Pinagkaisahan, Cubao.

Not Your typical high school musical: ‘Bare’ vs. ‘Battalia Royale’

Check out this feature which I produced for Young Star. My inner geek is so happy! Philippine Theater FTW! Please notice Jocelyn’s credit! Do you love it? Holler back if you love Jocelyn =) I. LOVE. JOCELYN.

FEATURE: Sipat Lawin Ensemble’s Battalia Royale vs. Ateneo Blue Repertory’s BARE

AS SEEN ON: Young Star, The Philippine Star (March 9, 2012 issue)


For the full article, click on BARE x BATTALIA

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"10 is the Magic Number" - Battalia Royale’s resident golden boy Victor played by actor Marco Viana squares off against Bare’s popular kid Jason played by actor Jaime Barcelon

Golden Boys - Actors Marco Viana and Jaime Barcelon play popular kids Victor and Jason in Battalia Royale and Bare, respectively.
"Bitch, please!" - Bare’s queen bitch Ivy (played by Maronne Cruz) gets ready to pounce on Battalia Royale’s caculating yet extremely deadly bitch Kakai (played by Thea Yrastorza)
"Life’s a Bitch, and then you die" - Bare’s Ivy (played by Maronne Cruz) and Battalia Royale’s Kakai (played by Thea Yrastorza) savor the calm before the storm
Hunger Games - Battalia Royale’s June (played by Sarah Salazar), a student by day and stripper by night, moves in for the kill while Bare’s Nadia (played by Cassie Manalastas) waits in the shadows. She might just have a trick up her sleeve. 
Maximum Authority - Battalia Royale’s Director and theater actor JK Anicoche stands in for Kuya Bodjie Pascua as Fraser Salamon, the game master. He is joined here by actress Jenny Jamora who plays Peter’s mom Claire in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s Bare 

"This means WAR!" - the students of Our Lady of Guadalupe High School (seen here are actors Tara Cabaero, Adrienne Veragara, Isabelle Martinez, Michan Mendoza, Mk Espiritu, and Kiko Miranda) square off against the students of St. Cecilia’s Boarding School (with actors Marphie Bernardo, Mikah Franco, Mica Fajardo, Justine Pena, and Dar Uy). 

If you like what you saw, you have this weekend to catch both shows.

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Catch Bare, a pop opera in Teatrino, at The Promenade, Greenhills, on March 7-10 with gala shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and matinee shows on Saturdays at 3 p.m. For tickets, contact Chiz Jardin at 0916-5787618 or e-mail Check out or for more details.

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Also, Battalia Royale will be having performances in Victoria School, Cubao QC on March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. Contact the Sipat Lawin Hotline 0917-5008753 for tickets or check out for more details.