Writer’s recap
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,…

Writer’s Recap: Art Fair Philippines 2017
by Catherine Orda, Casey Margaret Eridio, Addy Binoya, Katherine Moro and Lance Villarosa
Feature Writer's recap // February 23, 2017

Now on its fifth year, Art Fair Philippines sets its sights on some of the country’s busiest locations, opting for countless extensive multi-media installations, exhibits, and talks around multiple spots in the metro rather than the much more insular and distilled hubs that housed a few paintings and sculptures in its previous iterations. Homes to…

Film, music, and fare in Tagpo: Isang Pagtitipon
by Catherine Orda, Casey Margaret Eridio and Katherine Moro
Feature Writer's recap // February 21, 2017

With time and place promptly set, and eager attendees gradually flocking to Circuit Makati, the almost morose, unexpectedly bleak atmosphere in the early evening of February 18 was not the subject on everyone’s minds. Instead, guests braced themselves for the incoming barrage of films and live performances that was promised by the Green Media Group…

Pasinaya 2017: Palabas at Palihan
by Eternity Ines and Ramon Castañeda
Feature Writer's recap // February 13, 2017

Every February, the Philippines opens its arms to art as month-long celebrations for National Arts Month commence. The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), high hand in art and culture, doesn’t hold back in its festivities to promote the celebration and appreciation of all art forms. Pasinaya, the biggest multi-arts festival in the country, is…

#HangryAboutHunger: U4HK launches campaign against malnutrition
by Catherine Orda
Feature Writer's recap // January 22, 2017

In the early evening of January 18, hundreds swarmed the lobby of Green Sun Hotel in Makati city to join United for Healthier Kids (U4HK) and Nestle Philippines as they kicked-off their campaign against the worsening state of malnutrition in the Philippines. Bringing together media practitioners, representatives from non-government organizations, university students, and advocates against…

Writer’s Recap: Asia Pop Comic Con 2016
by Celestine Sevilla
Feature Writer's recap // September 5, 2016

The last week of every month can be all-sorts of crazy due to deadlines, projects, and whatnot. Despite final exams and the end of the school year, however, the last week of August provided a spectacular month-ender after all: The much-awaited Asia Pop Comic Con 2016. Now held in the SMX Convention Center and already…

Rain or shine, hundreds gather for peaceful anti-Marcos burial rally in Rizal Park
by Cody Cepeda
Writer's recap // August 19, 2016

In the morning of August 14, people from different backgrounds came together and crowded in front of the Lapu-Lapu Monument in Rizal Park to protest the decision of President Duterte to bury the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani this September. The protocol was to wear white, but the relentless rain…

Balikan ang Kilig: Revisiting romance and classic Filipino films
by Danielle Arcon
Writer's recap // August 13, 2016

There’s something compelling and mildly fascinating about today’s era and its often unpredictable flux.  Trends come and go like flavors of the season.  Markets rise and fall. It’s a portrait of consistent and cyclic transitions.  But every now and then, amidst the chaos of juxtapositions, we come across—not by accident—classics with deep and lasting dimensions….

CommCon 2.0: Everyone has a say
by Flores Gilda
Writer's recap // August 9, 2016

The current generation has always seemed interested in the idea of creating something out of nothing. We were raised to believe that we are bound to create our own world, a world which has interconnectivity as a norm and involvement as a practice—for now, we have media as a starting point. Sadly, the negative connotations…

The 22nd Metro Manila Pride Festival: Letting love in
by Krizzia Asis, Cody Cepeda and Michi Dimaano
Writer's recap // July 2, 2016

On June 28, 1969, the very first gay riot broke out in New York. It was a time and place that shunned homosexuals, and it was normal for police back then to raid clubs and bars that made a home for homosexuals to drink and socialize. But on that day, in the Stonewall Inn, members of…