April 28, 2015     Philippines
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Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Reading the stigmata | Filipino bodies performing for the US empire

In this brief discourse, I sketch an inventory of the U.S. imperial adventure in the Philippines as a background to the work of Carlos Bulosan, the first Filipino writer to gain canonical status, and the ordeal of Filipinos in the era of global capitalism.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Spirit of freedom captured in poetry

“Ericson Acosta was physically in prison but his creative imagination and his political resistance soared above dismal conditions and made him free.”

Monday, April 13th, 2015

A young man’s suicide and a new generation

By BIENVENIDO LUMBERA* Bulatlat.com “#Y” is the enigmatic title of a film by Gino M. Santos, a young director whose film ”The Animals” for an early edition of the Cinemalaya Film Festival had called the attention of...

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

‘Nanay Mameng,’ the story of the urban poor

A new play on Carmen “Nanay Mameng” Deunida will show who she was before she became an activist.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

‘Cordillera Heroes’ | The mountains’ vast, true wealth

SPECIAL REPORT: During the dark days of Martial Law and up to the present, the mountains and rivers of the Cordilleras have been a flowing source of inspiration and hope, because of heroes who dedicated their lives...

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Teachers’ group confers ‘Pambansang Artista ng Mamamayan’ to Nora Aunor

MANILA — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers honored accomplished actress and superstar Miss Nora Aunor as “Pambansang Artista ng Mamamayan” on Friday, August 29 at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). Aunor is being recognized by...

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Luneta rallyists dance, laugh, ‘stand up and sign’ against pork barrel

A year after the Million People March rally against pork barrel, a smaller, but still upbeat crowd showed up, and with sharper calls, now pointed against President Aquino.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The national language | Evolution through revolution

SPECIAL REPORT: The national democratic movement is uniting the country toward a national language, as it advances radical, societal changes.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

‘When Strong Winds Blow’| Book for children hopes to help typhoon survivors

“While it can take a long time for rebuilding to occur, the emotional impacts can take even longer to resolve, especially for children.”

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Gabriela honors Nora Aunor for US bases film, Minsa’y Isang Gamu-gamo

The recognition, according to Gabriela, also serves as a protest against Aquino’s rejection of Aunor’s nomination as National Artist.

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Does it resonate with the audience?

Is there a way of combining what is popular and what could be considered as a quality book in contemporary Philippine Literature to encourage more readers?

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