Accomplished actor, comedian and director Leo Martinez advocates the need for truthfulness in one’s relations during a self-discovery relaxation exercise conducted for Catholic Communicators at the National Shrine of St. Padre Pio in Sto. Tomas, Batangas last August 8, 2019.
“The kindest thing to do to another is to tell him the truth,” said Martinez who is popularly known as Congressman Manhik Manaog.
He revealed that the means to attain the truth begins with knowing oneself—which he allowed his audience to experience through the exercise, “No Acting, Please.” The exercise made use of the five senses and its relation to a particpants feelings while they were asked to complete one statement at a time (Gusto ko _____; Kailangan ko ________; Pakiramdam ko __________, Mahal ko ________; Takot ako ______; Galit ako _______, Sana ________.)
“Who are we? What is our truth?” he stressed, “Know yourself so you will know the process of dealing with people.”
The secretary-general of the Film Academy of the Philippines undermined the need to express one’s feelings to arrive at one’s truth. He urged the need for it as a means to avoid illnesses and to release body toxins.
“Let us honor our feelings. Life is ‘How do you feel?’” ended the co-founder of Repertory Philippines.
Prior to “No Acting Please” which is part of his talk entitled, “Iraw nga! Ang Tingin Namin ay Garne”, Martinez highlighted the great talent of Filipinos which should be released to the world. He also promoted his “pride campaign” that aims to bring out the best and what Is beautiful about Batangas.
Martinez’ talk is one of the highlights of the 5th National Media Convention hosted by the Archdiocese of Lipa and spearheaded by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Social Communications. (~Arlene Matocinos)