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Letters

Deadma Walking: Opposing the Course of Destiny

By CORHEINNE JOYCE B. COLENDRES WITH A year to live and an incurable illness that plagues him, John (Joross Gamboa) finally takes matters into his own hands. If destiny made the decision regarding the cause of his death, then he holds the decision on how he will die. He tells …

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Ang Larawan: A Memento of a Moment in Time

By MARIA ANTOINETTE A. MALICSE TO HAVE progress, there must be motion. However, the same can be said for regress, and so it seems that there is but a fine line between running away and moving forward. The key to distinguishing which from which is one’s relationship with his/her history. …

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DISMISSAL: Of Justice and Love’s Complexities

By KRIZIA MAICA G. MAGBITANG A CLASSROOM has always been a place that embodies a learning environment. It is where students come to study and where teachers come to impart knowledge and teach values. Teatro Tomasino’s twinbill production, Dismissal, alters this view and a classroom is no longer shown as a …

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Paki: Starting Anew Despite Old Age

By KRIZIA MAICA G. MAGBITANG AN UNPLEASANT fact in the Filipino society is how common it is for men to commit adultery and how women turn a blind eye. One particular article even remarked at the increasing infidelity rates of married Filipino males and the justification of their act by …

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Historiographika Errata: Ridiculous Memoirs of Absurdism

By ZYMON ARVINDALE  R. DYKEE IT IS the end of the nineteenth century. In the Philippines, a revolution is brewing. Andres Bonifacio and his fellow Katipuneros are plotting to overthrow the Spaniards. Jose Rizal, in his stay in Berlin, is polishing his first novel. War is waged against the colonizers, …

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Throwback Today: In Memory of a Timeless Virtue

By MARIA ANTOINETTE A. MALICSE THE PRESENT moment is actually comprised of different—though perhaps not equally—sorts of variables that determine it, some of which each individual are ultimately responsible for, while others beyond his/her control. In the Cinema One Originals entry “Throwback Today,” director Joseph Teoxon makes use of time …

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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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