Sa Pula, Sa Puti

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Sa Pula, Sa Puti (For the Red Rooster, For the White Rooster) is a play in one act, written by Francisco "Soc" Rodrigo. It was first staged on 10 Sept. 1939 by the University of the Philippines Dramatic Club at the Manila Metropolitan Theater. Originally, this was written by Rodrigo in English for his class in dramatics under Jean Garrot Edades at the University of Santo Thomas. It has been expanded and revised by Rodrigo and he subsequently translated it in Tagalog. It has also been published in Short Plays of the Philippines , Manila: Robert S. Hendry, 1950, by Jean Edades.

This play is a comedy that comments on people's weakness in a situation recognizable throughout the country. Its main character is a sabungero or cockfighter who is addicted to cock pit. This play tells about how he learns and realizes his foolishness of gambling.


  • CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, Vol 7. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1994.
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