Writer’s recap
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…

A day in Paradise
by Isabella Argosino
Writer's recap // April 15, 2016

When first promised paradise sometime last year by the newest kid on the festival block, music fans were wary. But last Saturday, April 9, the gates to the Promised Land were opened at Aseana City, and those same fans found themselves at Paradise International Music Festival. The summer heat coupled with dust galore made for…

A trip to Cinematheque Centre Manila
by Paulo Yusi
Writer's recap // April 4, 2016

I make my way along the narrow and portion of Kalaw in Ermita towards a small structure, tucked away, made up of massive slabs of perfectly squared tiled blocks. It looks out of place among the other sights on the street—topless young boys flinging their slippers at each other, other young children begging for alms….

From Dangwa with love
by Anthony John Tang and Adrienne Tan
Feature Writer's recap // February 13, 2016

In the disorienting chaos that is Manila on a Saturday afternoon, we found ourselves somewhere along the intersection of Dos Castillas Street and Laong Laan Road. Hidden behind high-rise billboards and a crisp red and white Chowking signage is the famed Dangwa flower market, where the jeepney fumes eventually vanish into the refreshing scent of…

Poetry isn’t dead
by Brittany Aguilar
Feature Writer's recap // December 7, 2015

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” – Plutarch The audience at Natividad Fajardo-Rosario Gonzales auditorium was silent last November 13, when DLSU Writer’s Guild organized Reverie: Lost in Words, an event that showcased Filipino spoken word poets both individually and in groups. Everyone’s gaze was transfixed on the stage. No one dared…

Scenes from Performatura
by Paulo Yusi, Audrey Giongco and Krizzia Asis
Feature Writer's recap // December 2, 2015

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) opened its doors for its inaugural literature festival, Performatura, last November 6, 7, and 8. To enter, no fee was required—only the donation of a book, be it fresh and glossy or old and battered. With the goal of exploring intertextuality, the event created a place where the…

On gifts that need to be shared: Digital Art Trade
by Isabel Escolar
Feature Writer's recap // October 27, 2015

Two years ago, Iz Lacson dreamt of forming a group where artists could freely share their works without fear of artistic hierarchy. Inviting four of his colleagues, they formed a group where this dream could become a reality. The group believed that every artist, amateur or adept, was gifted with their own style that they…