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Letters

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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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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