Writer’s recap
#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…

Writer’s Recap – Haunted Hall VII: Break a leg!
by Adrienne Tan
Advertorial Writer's recap // June 27, 2016

You might have spotted a misplaced zombie walking around campus, or internally shrieked upon bumping into a white lady along the hallway these past couple weeks. The DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild’s annual Haunted Hall had been wringing in screams for seven years straight—only this time, the scream fest had moved out of the unsettling halls…

Good Filipinos: The path to improvement
by Jaime Papa
Feature Writer's recap // June 26, 2016

Last June 10th, the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) held an event entitled “Good Filipinos”, at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City. In attendance were the upper echelons of the Philippine government, such as congressmen and generals, as well as luminaries within the private sector dedicated to the improvement of their country. The presenters…

Hope for the Philippine literary scene
by Krizzia Asis and Daniel Ian Comandante
Feature Writer's recap // May 25, 2016

Last April 28 and 29, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) held the 7th Philippine International Literary Festival at the QCX Quezon City Memorial Circle as part of the celebration of National Literature Month. With the unifying theme Against Forgetting, delegates and festival-goers conversed with respected authors and burgeoning contemporary Filipino writers. The program was…

National Artist Awards Night: A celebration of culture and the arts
by Daniel Ian Comandante
Writer's recap // April 24, 2016

Headed by a triumphant processional by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philippine Madrigal Singers, the Gabi ng Parangal Para sa mga Pambansang Alagad ng Sining ng 2009 at 2014 kicked off a night full of celebration and festivities. Various theatre actors, musicians, artists, and other luminaries of Philippine culture gathered to honor nine National…