MAE PANER, also known as Juana Change, is a political activist, producer, author and an award-winning actress. She is more popularly known as Juana Change. She appeared in several TV teleseryes and movies including Juana C. The Movie, Lav Diaz’s Norte, Ang Babaeng Humayo, among many others. Her hilarious and convincing portrayal as a lesbian-playing “lover” in the charming comedy Si Chedeng at si Apple earned her the Best Supporting Actress plum in the 2017 Cinema One Originals Film Festival.
Paner as Juana Change represents different characters based on the current political climate in the Philippines. The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) during its 50 anniversary in 2017 awarded her a citation for continuing its vision towards social justice for all and genuine change.