Bayanihan With Love

Bayanihan With Love

Bayanihan With Love

Welcome to Bayanihan With Love,

Thank you so much for all you have done to keep everyone healthy and safe during the pandemic. We know you have been working really hard and some of you are very far from home and family. We are sending you these videos as a thank you for everything you are doing. We hope you enjoy it and please leave a comment below.


New Earth Theatre

Araw Gabi (Day and Night) sung by the Michael Macalintal, written by Ryan Cayabyab

Kusina ni Bb Alex written and performed by Alexzandra Sarmiento

Bebot sung by Leslie Garcia Bowman. Song by the Black Eye Peas

Tinikling performed by Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Company

Where Are You From written and performed by James Cooney

Ugoy Ng Duyan performed by Ericka Posadas, music by Lucio San Pedro, lyrics by Levi Celerio

We Are Strong written and performed by Jane Burns

Nessun Dorma performed by Natalie Chua, written by Giacomo Puccini

Smile performed by Gia Macuja Atchison, music by Charles Chaplin, lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons

Ingat performed and written by Jeffrey Sangalang

Sayaw Ed Tapew Na Bangkoks performed by Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Company

#FilipinoFood4NHS was started in April 2020 in the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic by Kanlungan Filipino Consortium and Filipino Food UK to give homesick Filipino NHS staff a taste of home.

New Earth Theatre has been working with Filipino artists in the UK to create these videos to accompany the care packages made by Filipino Food UK and sent out by Kanlungan as part of #FilipinoFood4NHS. To read more about the project, please go here.

Kamusta ka? Self-care looks different for everyone.

Do you need advice about looking out after your mental health during this pandemic? Kanlungan offers Free Mental Health Services for Health and Social Care Workers. Please email them at [email protected]. You can also DM them at their social media handles: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. Services offered: Group counselling, Individual counselling, Webinars specific to your concerns. If you or someone you know might benefit from their mental health services, please pass on this to them too. Salamat. Let us continue to look after each other.

Since 1994, Kanlungan has been a leading charity serving the Filipino community in the UK. Out of their base in Hackney, in East London, they deliver educational and professional skills training, advice on employment, housing, and social rights, cultural programmes, mental health support, as well as campaigns for migrants’ rights across the UK. Their twelve member organisations include self-help groups for domestic workers, vulnerable women, and migrants with limited immigration status, a housing association, occupational groups, and faith groups. As an organisation deeply embedded in the Filipino migrant community in the UK, Kanlungan is uniquely positioned to carry out this work, thanks to years of building trust and confidence with its users. They are often one of the only safe spaces for the most vulnerable members of the Filipino community, such as undocumented migrants and survivors of modern-day slavery, to turn to for guidance, support, and community.

To learn more about Kanlungan and their programmes please visit

Filipino Food UK members Baboy Club, The Adobros, SARAPLuto, Turo Turo, Naimas, Pinocandy and Food with Mae have volunteered their time to cook up these tasty parcels. To see what Filipino Food UK is up to visit their Instagram feed.

To find out more about New Earth Theatre, please visit our About page.

Meet the performers

Jane Mina Burns is a singer, actress and an author. She studied music at the BRIT school, holds a BMus (Hons) Music Degree, and has a Masters Degree in Law. She has played many roles on UK TV and film and has sung backing for the likes of Paloma Faith. She is also a songwriter and has had her songs airplayed globally from radio to TV.

Natalie Chua was born to Filipino father, Eddie Chua and Irish mother, Nora Chua. Natalie found passion for performing at the UK Filipino Fiesta’s starting with culture dancing and then singing. She went on to train in musical theatre and has performed on the West End, Internationally and on TV.

James Cooney is a British Filipino performer and writer from Manchester. He studied at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). In 2014 he was shortlisted for Best Male Performance at The Off West End Awards for his performance in Bottleneck. Between 2016 and 2020 James was a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Leslie Garcia Bowman is a Kiwi/Filipino based in London. After gaining a diploma in dance from Laine Theatre Arts, he has worked professionally in the West End since 2015 in productions such as Hamilton and Thriller Live.

Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Companywas founded in 1994, by members of the Philippine Centre, the Filipino Women’s Associations UK (FWA-UK) and others to create an informal group with a desire to dance and promote their Filipino cultural heritage through music, song and dance. Since 1994 LK has toured and mounted successful theatre shows in the UK, Ireland and across mainland Europe, and is today Europe’s foremost Philippine cultural dance company.

Michael Macalintal started his theatre career in the original Dutch production of  Miss Saigon. He was then seen in Wicked, Mamma Mia!, CatsJosephEvita and Saturday Night Fever before moving to the UK to do the revival of Miss Saigon. Apart from performing, he also works as a freelance chef.

Gia Macuha Atchinson has performed in: West End: The Lion King(Swing/Nala/Sarabi), Miss Saigon(Ensemble/Gigi/Ellen); Royal National Theatre: Here Lies Love (Estrella Cumpas). Nomination:
WhatsOnStage Awards (Best Supporting Actress). Awards: SPMA Awards (Side Project Music Awards) Best Female Artist- Philippine Community London; ALIW Awards Best New Group – West End Mamas

Ericka Posadas graduated from training in Musical Theatre. Since then, she’s performed in stage & screen. She’s thankful to be a part of this project & would like to extend her love to you – as her dad works for the NHS & her mum being an ICU nurse. Salamat, kababayan!

Jeffrey Sangalang trained with the NYT REP company in 2018. That season he was in Victoria’s Knickers & Consensual at the Soho Theatre. Macbeth at the Garrick Theatre and ToKill A Mockingbird at the Lyric Hammersmith. He did BOYS with The PappyShow at the Vaults Festival and at the North Wall. His most recent project was The Ocean At The End of The Lane which was on at Dorfman, National Theatre and he has recently finished a short film which will come out later on this year.

Alexzandra Sarmiento is currently dance captain and swing in the West End company of Hamilton. Past theatre includes Living Newspaper (Royal Court), Broad Shadow (The National), the McOnie Company’s Jekyll and Hyde(Old Vic), In The Heights (King’s Cross Theatre), and A Chorus Line (London Palladium). More info at


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