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Places for HappinessCommunity, Self, and Performance in the Philippines$
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William Peterson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780824851637

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824851637.001.0001

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Juana Change

Juana Change

Performing the Personal and the Political

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(p.180) Chapter 7 Juana Change
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Places for Happiness
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William Peterson

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824851637.003.0008

The final chapter focuses on the performance of politics by considering the public advocacy work of Juana Change, the fictional name given to a character created by Mae Paner and her writing partner, Rody Vera, both former members of the People’s Education Theatre Association (PETA). The campaign and election of Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino in 2010 showed how performance could again be used to agitate for political change as it did when guerilla theatre helped fuel the “People Power Revolution” that brought down the Marcos dictatorship in 1986. This chapter considers how the personal has long been the political in the Philippines, showing how the recent performance work of Juana Change is being used as a spark to re-ignite the masses, offering a possible pathway toward lasting structural change in which happiness may in the future be less constrained by the power of the country’s ruling elite over its citizens.

Keywords:   Mae Paner, Juana Change, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, politics, EDSA Revolution, corruption

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