Writer’s recap
The dawn of a new era: Writer’s recap of the 11th Business Management Student Convention
by Yanna Zhang
Writer's recap // December 2, 2018

Last December 1, a large number of internal and external participants seated themselves comfortably at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium (TYA) for the 11th Business Management Student Convention (BMSC). Not limiting the event to the participants from the University, students from different organizations and schools piled into TYA. The red letters of ‘BMS’ onstage seemed to…

LSDC-Folk’s Gunita: A deepening and strengthening of cultural heritage
by Addy Binoya and Ramon Castañeda
Writer's recap //

Craft. Technique. Elegance. It was indeed a night worth remembering; an aesthetically pleasing array of performances that when witnessed, definitely adheres to one’s mind. The group of artistically inclined individuals that is the La Salle Dance Company-Folk (LSDC-Folk) showcased phenomenal performances of folk and tribal dances in Gunita, a celebration of their sixth year anniversary,…

Ink and identity: A Mambabatok’s legacy enthralls the stage
by Erinne Ong and Enrico Peliño
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….

Palanca Awards 2018: A Guiding Star in the Artistic Night
by Denise Nicole Uy
Feature Writer's recap // October 11, 2018

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Palanca Awards is a guiding star for a Filipino writer’s artistic expression. Awards aren’t everything. They are not accurate measures of one’s artistic ability, but the Palanca is more than an award. Despite its intimidating stature as one of the premier literary awards and one of the…

Lungs: The Liberating Breath of the Stage
by Erinne Ong
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,…

Remember, Reclaim, Resist
by Marmeelyn Sinocruz
Feature Writer's recap // September 22, 2018

On September 19, the International People’s Tribunal (IPT) found Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte guilty of Human Rights abuses in Brussels, Belgium. In the early morning of the same day in the Philippines, the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR) held a forum at University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman in the wake of the impending…

Writer’s Recap: Geek Day 2017
by Paolo Pamati-an, Abigail Quirong and Celestine Sevilla
Writer's recap // October 12, 2017

A sudden flash of bright-colored wigs here, an assortment of oversized props over there; these are the telltale signs that yes, you’ve found yourself in the midst of a geek gathering. Pop culture enthusiast or not, one cannot help but be drawn to the flurry of excitement. Be it the intricate costumes, themed merchandise, or…

The 23rd Metro Manila Pride Festival: Here together
by Ella Baccay, Paolo Pamati-an and Abigail Quirong
Feature Writer's recap // June 29, 2017

Last June 24, 2017, the 23rd Metro Manila Pride March was held in the streets of Marikina City. It was a sight to behold; boisterous laughter and joyous chanting filled the air as thousands of people gathered together in front of the Marikina City Hall. The usually dull grounds of the city hall were now…

Animusika 2017: Lights, music, and sounds
by Danielle Arcon and Rebekah Navarro
Feature Writer's recap // June 25, 2017

In celebration of the University’s Vision-Mission Week and the never-ending love for Original Pilipino Music (OPM), Animusika, the awaited culmination night concert, was held at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall Grounds last June 16. Pursuing its annual tradition of promoting the local sound, Animusika featured musical acts such as Parokya ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, SUD, Imago,…

Every Girl Can: Traversing the terrains of Filipina feminism
by Krizzia Asis
Feature Writer's recap // March 31, 2017

The definition of feminism varies from context to context–what is empowering for one woman may not be for another–that the way then to make sense of feminism as a movement is to accept that, at its periphery, it changes form and shape depending on the type of women that we are magnifying. In the Philippines,…