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Simplified or diversified?: Reviewing the influence of local children’s media on young girls

One must recognize the cruciality of how media’s portrayal of women critically shapes and empowers a young girl’s self-image.

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Art as artillery: Exposing the opulent illusions of the Marcoses’ fascist regime

The Marcoses’ lavish subscription to art embedded the economic and societal traumas Martial Law caused, creating shift on how the field is viewed.

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Rant and Rave: ‘The French Dispatch’ and the intimacy of print journalism

Take a glance and you’ll instantly know if it’s a Wes Anderson picture.  Definitely a creator of his time, Anderson’s quirky, vivid, and youthful filmmaking has become a genre in itself. Thus, it’s no surprise that his league of artsy admirers would rejoice over his return in The French Dispatch.  Known for telling whimsical stories…

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Rant and Rave: Watching the butcher burn in ‘The Witcher’ Season 2

When the first season of The Witcher dropped in 2019, fans of the hit book series and the beloved games waited with bated breath to see if the Netflix show would be everything they wanted it to be and more. For the most part, the first season was a massive success—spurning the inevitable comparison to…

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25 Cents’ Worth: The performance and power of an apology

While apologies acknowledge one’s errors, it should not be used as a substitute for accountability.

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Rant and Rave: ‘Last Night in Soho’ was fun until it wasn’t

While visually enticing, “Last Night in Soho” didn’t live up to its hype.

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Rant and Rave: It’s time for the era of ‘Arcane’

Arcane proves that it’s not a boorish game-to-series adaptation thanks to its stunning visuals and compelling character arcs.

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Remembering the Maguindanao massacre, media reps hold webinar on press freedom in PHL

Last November 22, DAKILA presented Speaking Truth to Power: The Future of Press Freedom in the Philippines. Through DAKILA’s Active Vista Center, in partnership with Rappler, Asian Center for Journalism (ACJ) at Ateneo and in support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in the Philippines, the forum commenced via Facebook Live and Zoom in commemoration…

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Lady Ann Salem gets the last word

After months of inhumane detainment, Lady Ann Salem vows to defend those victimized by the same injustices she endured.

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Thread by thread: An ode to the mananahi

Uniforms, dusters, patched holes, and sewn sleeves—hiding in between the threads of everyday clothes are the graceful skill and craftsmanship of the mananahi. They are an indispensable facet in local communities with blushing brides-to-be, future prom queens, or really anyone looking for anything from a sharp suit to a costume flocking to their doors. Their…