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Mikkah Factor

Mikkah Factor

ML: Reliving the Pandemonium

By ADRIAN PAUL L. TAÑEDO photo from Cinemalaya’s official website TIME has taught people that the history of the Philippines is written with blood. Ever since colonial masters invaded the land, natives have taken up arms to try and defend it. All of this is written in the pages of …

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Liway: A Celebration of Victorious Resistance

By RYAN PIOLO U. VELUZ photo from Cinemalaya’s official website IN A confined arena of outlaws and insurgents, children are living under imperceptible chains of suppression that inhibit their freedom to prosper and taint the purity of their youth. Governed by their naivety, the children are indifferent to the reality …

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Atubili

photo by SHANA ANGELA S. CERVANIA ILANG BESES na akong hindi nakabangon sa aking kama dahil sa bawat pagsapit ng umaga, may panibagong dahilan na naman ang aking katawan: kawalan ng gana, lumbay, o pagod. Hindi ko na mabilang kung ilang gabi nang ako ay nakalatay: tila suspendido, tiwangwang sa …

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BuyBust: In a Playground of Sinners and Saints

By CORHEINNE JOYCE B. COLENDRES  photo from WellGo USA ILLUMINATED BY neon lights and light bulbs that peer from the windows of tattered houses in a poverty-stricken area in Manila, agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency stand by to conduct a buy-bust drug operation. Nina Manigan (Anne Curtis) senses …

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Bagong Binhi

photo by SHANA ANGELA S. CERVANIA MARAHAN NIYANG kinabig ang pinto papasok sa bulwagang dumadarang sa kahapon upang maghanda patungo sa bagong yugto. Sandali pa ay tila alikabok na tinangay ng hangin ang upos ng kanyang nakaraan; wala siyang nagawa kundi lumingon nang may hikbi. Ngunit nang muling bumaling sa …

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Cached

photo by IAN CARLO L. ARIAS WHENEVER I think about the metropolis, the idealistic portrayal of colossal towers lined up across the city come to my mind. I would imagine a surplus of fortress-like buildings found in ubiquity that shelter the distinguished class attending activities such as parties, balls, and …

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Domicile

photo by IAN CARLO L. ARIAS UNCEASING RINGS from the bell, stomping feet along the corridor, and a deafening indistinct sound that compels everyone to pack their things and go home. Walking alone in the dark alley allows you to see variants of a soul: some have nowhere to go, …

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Cobblestone

photo by IAN CARLO L. ARIAS ON DAYS when I would go to school, I would look at the towering walls adorned with patterns of spikes and stones. They undoubtedly made me feel like the campus was a safe space where I was impenetrable. Outside these walls, however, were people …

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Moonbow

photo by SYRAH VIVIEN J. INOCENCIO THE LUMINANCE of the radiant sun collides with the water leaking from the formless smoke of air, creating a multihued semblance of spectacular colors. Consisting of varying colors and hues, a perfect bow washes the firmament with gentleness: an optical illusion in the skyline …

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Rising up as one at the 24th Metro Manila Pride March

By REYANNE LOUISSE AMPONG RAINBOWS and smiles filled the Marikina Sports Complex on Saturday as around 15, 000 members—twice more than last year’s 7, 700—of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community gathered for the 24th Metro Manila Pride March. Members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ …

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