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Letters

Medusae: The Eyeless Gorgon

By ADRIAN PAUL L. TAÑEDO SOME FAMILIES have gone to various places due to the availability of work opportunities under the guise of a trip. However, things do not always go according to plan and when the occult and supernatural decide to play tricks, the victims find out that a simple …

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In Neomanila, Mortality Rises while Morality Loses

By ZYMON ARVINDALE R. DYKEE HUMANS HAVE the tendency to struggle for their survival. When circumstances born out of naturalism render them marred, they respond to the situation by defense. This defense manifests in the form of violence. There is always a propensity to fight—to emerge from the tumultuous arena …

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The Chanters: More Than A Tribal Legacy

By CORHEINNE JOYCE B. COLENDRES FOR THE last chanter of their tribe, Ramon Navarro (Romulo Caballero) considers chanting to be beyond telling the story of a great epic, and merely keeping up with his tribe’s tradition. Chanting has evolved to become a means of preservation for their tribe’s entire history. …

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Riding in Tandem: The Narrative Behind Every Gunshot

By JESSICA MAUREEN P. GAURANO LIFE HAS always been a never-ending struggle to stay alive. However, at one point in everybody’s lives, man will always find himself moving closer towards the edge of his end. Riding in Tandem, an entry for this month’s Cinelokal, offers an answer as to where justice is written …

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Captive: Capturing the Dualistic Nature of Man

By MARIA ANTIONETTE A. MALICSE IT IS naïve to think that something as complex as a human person only has a single facet. In his film Captive, Brillante Mendoza attempted to capture the dualistic nature of man, and through injecting a flare of humanity in his characterization of the members …

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Singing in Graveyards: The Reality of Retributions

By ADRIAN PAUL L. TAÑEDO PLANNING COMEBACKS in real life is sometimes nothing more than a wish to return to halcyon days, and most of the time, those attempts prove nothing to be futile. Some obsess over the past and hope that they could relive it, while others keep waiting for …

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I Found My Heart in Santa Fe: Mapping Through Uncertainties

By CORHEINNE JOYCE B. COLENDRES   LOVE IS often about risking things for an indefinite prize. No matter how much preparation one has done, nothing truly prepares a person for the things that love has in store. This idea materializes in the story of Jennifer (Roxanne Barcelo), a beach resort …

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Ekis Set D: The Facade of True Beauty

By JESSICA MAUREEN P. GAURANO THE HUMAN eyes can only see as far as layers of colorful makeup and high-end clothing. With this truth written in modern day society, people tend to forget that beauty is not defined with every dab of lipstick and expensive shoes; rather, it begins with …

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