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How farmers’ cries for help grow louder amid calamities

While natural disasters wreak havoc across the nation, farmers are left to fend for themselves, to salvage their homes and livelihood.

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Rant and Rave: Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ makes the whole place shimmer

There’s nobody else who knows her magic like Taylor Swift.  It’s a repeating cycle: Swift will bring us into a fantasy that we have no choice but to fall into, leave us, and then come back to us again. None of us seem to be bothered, though–not when she’s transported us out of bounds in…

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Writer’s Recap: Cultivating sustainability and development with ‘EULAT for Culture’

Time and time again, the “tragedy of the commons”—a phenomenon of the abuse of open resources for profit—has recklessly mired the environmental landscape. A rallying cry against environmental degradation, the Philippine-Italian Association’s conference titled EULAT for Culture: Filipino Design Links with Asia, the Americas, and Europe presented three talks illuminating the spirit of sustainable development.…

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25 Cents’ Worth: When Filipinos turn against each other

There is a certain satisfaction that comes with seeing your rivals under distress—but when applied in the political sphere, this feeling becomes more of a detriment to society.

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By cradling the motherland, Agnes Locsin sets neo-ethnic ballet ablaze

National Artist for Dance Agnes Locsin is more than a just Davaoeña danseuse; she is the embodiment of grit and persistence.

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Fear no evil: Demystifying the practice of exorcism

Demonic influences may manifest in different ways—the most dangerous of which is possession—but exorcists believe faith can always overpower evil.

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Writer’s Recap: Battling hegemony through the people’s voices in ‘DLS2k21’

From June 18 to 24, the Harlequin Theatre Guild (HTG) launched their annual DuLa Salle (DLS) production, Retablo: Dambana ng Masang Filipino, via AnimoSpace and Ticket2Me. Emblazoning the work of playwrights from The Writer’s Bloc, the project bore fruit into a five-play, three-set ensemble that told the story of everyday Filipinos. Retablo’s theme is predicated…

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Through leaps and bounds, vogue sketches the untold LGBTQ+ struggle

Being an avenue for dancers to express themselves in whatever poses they want, vogue is much more than just a dance.

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Made anew: Inside the solemn intricacies of Ramadan

At the heart of the Islamic calendar is the sacred month of Ramadan. Earnest prayers, a revived sense of gratitude, and gentle acts of kindness are all central to Muslims before the awaited break of fasting at Eid al-Fitr. “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of…

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Electoral rhythm: How campaign jingles bridge entertainment and politics

The catchy tunes and lyrics that make up a campaign jingle are politicians’ technique to be memorable amid campaigns.