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Why I Don’t Watch Filipino Teleseryes

Why I Don’t Watch Filipino Teleseryes

Culture, The Culturist
by JOHN PATRICK A. MAGNO RANARA THE COVID-19 pandemic is still showing no signs of waning. With the new Delta variant, where the virus is more transmissible, it’s as if we had gone back from scratch. Like the early days of the pandemic, many of us are again filled with fear of stepping out of our homes. Fortunately, we have the technology to keep us company. Western shows and Korean dramas have become more popular than ever as streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube Premium, and iFlix have become a go-to entertainment for many of us. Teleseryes, as you all may know, are a staple element in Pinoy entertainment, characterized as melodramatic shows that portray social realities experienced by Filipinos. They have existed since the 1960s and continue to dominate the world of o
Pagbabalik-tanaw sa ‘90s: Ang @lammonaha at ang TikTok

Pagbabalik-tanaw sa ‘90s: Ang @lammonaha at ang TikTok

Culture
ni SAMANTHA Z. ARGONZA PUT A finger down kung dumalaw ka na sa TikTok upang maaliw ng panandalian ngunit nagulantang dahil mag-iisang oras ka na pala sa kaka-scroll mo ng mga nakatatawang videos.  Ang platapormang TikTok ay binansagang “Most Downloaded App” sa 2020. Makikitang patok ito sa mga Pinoy, lalo na at binansagang 'Social Media Capital' ng mundo ang Pilipinas.   Alam niyo ba na bukod sa mga kanta at sayaw sa TikTok, kinagigiliwan din ang kakaibang videos ng LMNH (@lammonaha)?  Sa likod ng kalmadong boses at 203,700 followers, ang @lammonaha ay pagmamay-ari ng tinatayang 30 anyos na anonimang content creator.  Sa pagiging anonima, nakapagbibigay daw siya ng misteryo.  “Sa LMNH naman, I can be whoever they want me to be,” paliwanag niya. (In LMNH, I can be w

Filipino units retained in college; profs rejoice

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IT WAS a day of delight for Filipino language advocates, including professors from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), as college students will continue learning Filipino subjects in the general education curriculum. Members of the UST Department of Filipino expressed their joy after the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) issued a memorandum (CMO) on Monday, July 18, ordering all colleges and universities to retain six to nine units of Filipino subjects in their curricula. “Nagdiwang [kaming mga guro ng Filipino at] talagang natuwa kami noong nalaman namin [‘yung paglalabas ng CHED ng memorandum] dahil hindi nauwi sa wala ‘yung pinagpaguran namin,” said UST Department of Filipino chairperson Roberto Ampil. Under the new memorandum, universities should follow two CHED memor
6 Takeaways From This Year’s Pasinaya Festival

6 Takeaways From This Year’s Pasinaya Festival

Culture
FOR 12 years and counting, the Pasinaya festival continues to showcase the unique and evolving Filipino creativity. Here are six remarkable performances during this year's festival held last Feb. 7 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. 1) Ballet Philippines: Journey to the Pool Ballerinas immersed into a swim as they move in synchronized flips and strokes. Their powerful stunts transport the audience into a dive of underwater movements. The dancers’ swift and energetic performance navigates a spectator’s imagination. The “flippers” proved that ballets can create a captivating performance sans pointe shoes and tutus. 2) UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe: Facing Social Issues The Salinggawi interpreted the country’s social issues and its effects through dance. Their