Articles By
Enrico Peliño
HIV/AIDS, stigma, and lives unclaimed
Feature // February 16, 2019

It has long haunted our country. We’ve all heard the numerous urban legends about contaminated needles in dark cinema halls and other tales that took on the form of monsters under our beds. Above it all, the implied shame. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the acquired immunodificiency syndrome (AIDS) was a conversation the Philippines…


On resolutions: Resolve or restart?
Feature // January 13, 2019

The new year comes with plenty of promise. No one can know for sure what it holds, but the potential it has is near limitless. Perhaps this is why resolutions for the new year is such a common practice among people. Maybe it’s the idea that the year can be molded and shaped into what…


Locker Room Talk: A perspective on the machismo culture
Feature // December 17, 2018

In recent times, sexism and misogyny have become rampant topics debated over online. Threads on social media platforms have opened up several issues for discourse such as sexual entitlement and catcalling behavior. Swarms of people, particularly men, have been called out on social media, and a rising topic is why many men feel sexually entitled…


Ink and identity: A Mambabatok’s legacy enthralls the stage
Writer's recap // November 21, 2018

Presented by Harlequin Theatre Guild (HTG) under the Culture and Arts Office, a four-show rerun of Ang Huling Mambabatok was staged at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium (TYA) last November 16 to 17. Written by Em Mendez and directed by Romualdo Tejada, it starred HTG members Stefanie Lim, Sheilette Barcelon, Alexa Faith Samodio, and Jastine Alfonso….