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Lubi Ug Dagami – Vintage Video Minglanilla Cultural Group

Lubi Ug Dagami – Vintage Video Minglanilla Cultural Group

Lubi Ug Dagami (Coconut And the Grass)

This vintage video was taped in 1981 or 82 during the “dance-drama” competition called Sugilanon Sa Sayaw (Stories Through Dance) held in Cebu City. Minglanilla Cultural Group comprised mostly of amateur performers and some leading dancers from Cebu at that time headed by myself Guy Rendon as lead dancer (Lubi) choreographer, Marites Dabasol – choreographer, Joe Galleon (Dagami) – choreographer. Stage play and direction by Raji Yulo Palanca, Luigi Unabia was the head of production while the municipality of Minglanilla headed by Eddie Selma helped with the financed and logistical support.

Stageplay & Direction

  • Raji Yulo Palanca


  • Guy Rendon
  • Tess Dabasol-Smith
  • Joe Galleon

Female Dancers:

  • Alona Masongsong
  • Sara Jane Masongsong
  • Vilda Laurente
  • Bernadette Way
  • Ralyn Pable
  • Flora May Cañoneo
  • Eileen Arnie Caña

Male Dancers:

  • Felix Engbino
  • Nilo Engbino
  • Dennis “Skippy” Alidon
  • Julius Lofranco
  • Lyndon La Rosa
  • Cal Unabia
  • Edgar Yabut
  • Lito Cabigas
  • Jerome Peñascosa
  • Nelson ?
  • Merong ?

UV Dancers:

  • Dahlia
  • Joy Cortez


  • Egai Arnosa
  • Emmanual “Maning Burot” Reyes
  • Raul Pable
  • Jerry Peñascosa


  • Boy Gerali
  • Arnold “Pehing” Bagquiano
  • Paquito Montecillo
  • Kulas Tecson
  • Ricardo Larumbe
  • Thads Laurente
  • Martin Nuñez
  • Justero “Teroy” Cañoneo


Winston Cañoneo, Sisa Canada and Company


  • Narding Selma – costume suppplies
  • Kelly – costumes
  • Thelma Plarisan – Logistics
  • Luigi Unabia – Producer for Minglanilla Council of Youth
  • Mayor Eddie Selma

I wish I could remember all the cast and crew’s names but hopefully other members will add some of the missing information.

Special thanks to Roy Paraiso for keeping an archived copy of this performance.


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