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Banyuhay: A Magnification of the Filipino Society

Banyuhay: A Magnification of the Filipino Society

Literary
TRAIN RIDES are oftentimes tiresome because of the lengthy lines at ticket stations, the immersion with a huge pack of commuters, the noisy clanking of the wheels with the rail tracks, and the grasping of steel posts as one stands impatiently waiting for the train to arrive at his destination. However, Banyuhay shows it as a more significant notion. Nine different passengers enchained by various burdens in life board the same locomotive. As the vehicle passes by four stations (C. Bulan, Balaquid, Muntican and Katuparan), its passengers vent their frustrations about the irksome experience of riding the train and their troubles at work. One by one, they earn the spotlight—emotionally disclosing their stories and finalizing each of their statements by admitting what they feel inside. T...