August 30, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, May 14th, 2015

A story of a revolutionary told in comics

“Louie Jalandoni’s illustrated biography could leave the reader stunned by the double impact of its edifying and insurgent message — in its account of a youth who was a witness to the greed of traditional Negros landowners and their callous indifference to the plight of their workers.” REVIEW | Panels of Negotiation: Komiks as chronicle of change...

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Panels of Negotiation: Komiks as chronicle of change

By LISA ITO Book review of Louie Jalandoni, Revolutionary: An Illustrated Biography (2015), launched on 25 April 2015 at the Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines Diliman I first heard of the name Luis Jalandoni...

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Ucab’s song of struggle

Dios ti agbabantay, Dios ti tumultulong/ Ti daytoy a bantay lugar naianakan/ Inta’y nakasursuruan iti na Kristiyanoan/ Ugali a napateg iti kaamaan.

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...

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* “#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.

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