Articles By
Erinne Ong
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….

Professional Parents: I Study, They Teach
Feature // November 7, 2018

You raise your hand. You’re nervous and jittery, and you don’t want to make a fool of yourself in class. The professor’s eyes stare into yours, patiently waiting for your answer. The place is different but the face is familiar, you’re just not used to seeing this part of their life. Here, you say “Sir”…

Tingle Me to Sleep: The Sounds of ASMR
Feature // October 27, 2018

Sound is a spectrum. From acoustic tunes to heavy metal jams; from static noise and blaring car horns to the lively, dynamic voices of conversation—all these auditory stimuli are bound to trigger a diverse array of responses from the listener. In the confines of our own room, the unsettling silence is tuned out with a…

Lungs: The Liberating Breath of the Stage
Writer's recap // September 27, 2018

Lungs, written by English playwright Duncan Macmillan with this performance directed by Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan, took to the stage in Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati, last September 22. It will continue to run on weekends until October 7. It follows the relationship of M and W, portrayed by Jake Cuenca and Isabella Jose respectively,…

Time flies: Gaming while all else fades
Feature // September 19, 2018

He reached for the light switch the second he entered his room. It had been a long day for him. The temptation to continue where he had left off the previous night  had been plaguing his mind the moment he first sat down on the stiff desk chairs provided by the school. It had only…