Mabuhay! Welcome to the Philippines and to Brent International School Manila. We are extremely pleased to be hosting the annual Asia Pacific Activities Conference (APAC) Theater Festival.

Acting is more than just entertainment. It is one of the best ways we have for conveying truths about what it means to be human. Theater is, in fact, so elemental an activity that it is a mandated event for all APAC schools.

APAC tournaments, meets and festivals have a wonderful way of bringing out the very best in our schools, and they create many positive opportunities to learn, grow, and develop. We hope the next few days provide students a chance not only to hone their acting skills but also to expand their understanding of themselves as well as those they meet and interact with. We promise to be supportive, interested, and enthusiastic hosts, and we know you will enjoy our school’s environment.

A great deal of behind-the-scenes work goes into holding an event like this, and we want to thank everyone for their support. The team in our Activities Office, the support staff, as well as the students and their directors from each school have all contributed many hours in order to make this APAC event possible. To all those working behind the scenes to support students, we give a heartfelt, “maraming salamat po,” (thank you very much).

We hope you enjoy our Philippine hospitality and experience the warmth of the Filipino people. Our students, faculty, and staff look forward to assisting you and making your visit to our country and our school enjoyable and memorable.

Jason Atkins

Todd Wyks
Upper School Principal

Catherine Tanco-Ong
Director for Student Activities