Cult Rev & Paragas

By SARAH RAYMUNDO Blood Rush Paragas is a testament to the praxis of cultural revolution standing its ground, matching profit accumulation with the accumulation of protest. This new release from Edge Uyanguren and Tubaw easily stands as one of the movement’s lushest cultural production to date. Its sonic tropes offer a wide variety of pop,…

Duterte, a sociopolitical outcome

By SARAH RAYMUNDO Blood Rush As early as the night of May 7, the presidential race no longer seemed an unintelligible, aimless exercise. Not for Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters and those who witnessed their huge numbers. Of course the “decent” ones complained, “how stupid, how crass, how unintelligent, how strange! You must not vote for him.”…

Can’t talk peace and have Noynoy’s Steytsayd junk

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO Our mighty republic receives Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) from its mightiest and benevolent patron, the United States of America. APCs are excess US military equipment that the US government dumps on its chosen allies.The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) pays for the cost of transfer with money that comes…

APEC Blues

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO The Aquino regime has only buried us deeper into conditions of social and economic backwardness. As president, he has brought the liberalization of trade to its foregone conclusion: a local econoomy that cannot move anywhere beyond export-orientation and import-dependence. The Aquino regime has opted to derail the Peace Talks in…