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The (mis)representation of Indigenous People in mainstream media 

The (mis)representation of Indigenous People in mainstream media 

Issues
THE IMMENSE portrayal of the indigenous people (IP) in mainstream media, especially film and television, open varying perspectives to arise. Exposing IPs to mainstream media has gained recognition because there are many patronizers. However, it can also mean disruption when their culture is misrepresented and utilized for mere entertainment.  “There are both positive and negative representations. And mostly those shows in popular culture with positive representation or more progressive representations of our indigenous people are usually based on historical facts,” Assoc. Prof. Wennielyn Fajilan from the UST Department of Filipino told The Flame. “Most representations that connote negative representations of our indigenous people are just reproducing the stereotypes that we al...
Breaking barriers: Filipino and native languages as ‘language of resistance’

Breaking barriers: Filipino and native languages as ‘language of resistance’

Issues, The Flame Explains
by JHONA VITOR and BLESS AUBREY OGERIO  AUGUST MARKS the 24th year of celebrating Buwan ng Wika and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) pushed to emphasize the importance of not only Filipino, the national language, but also of the native languages in the call for decolonization that affected Filipinos' collective identity as a nation today. The Philippines continues to face the endangerment of 40 out of over 180 languages and if these languages disappear, the rich tradition, customs, knowledge, and wisdom will also vanish. Filipino language on the frontlines As the pandemic is a real struggle for all communities across the world, language is playing an indisputable role in addressing them. UST Department of Filipino Chair Prof. Roberto Ampil told The Flame that one cannot...