Established in 1979, U.P. Teatro Amakan became the University Performing Group for Hiligaynon Theater and the performing arm of the UPV Center for West Visayan Studies until the late 90’s.Today it aims to bring Hiligaynon theater back.
Theatre Arm of the U.P. Visayas West Visayas Studies Center. University of the Philippines Performing Group for Hiligaynon Music Theater 1986 – 2004. Cultural Center of the Philippines Grantee of a National Performance Tour, 1989. Official Philippine Representative, 1st ASEAN Universities’ Folk Arts Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1990. Official Philippine Representative, ORFF 100 International Conference on Music and Dance, Melbourne, Australia, 1995.