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Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wi-Fi: Pendulous Romance on Electromagnetic Pulses

Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wi-Fi: Pendulous Romance on Electromagnetic Pulses

Literary
By ADRIAN PAUL L. TAÑEDO TECHNOLOGY is a helpful medium for communicating with the ones we love. In a matter of seconds, people are able to convey feelings of intimacy and endearment condensed in chunks of data through messages. However, technology does not come without a limitation; it is prone to malfunctions, therefore sometimes failing to serve its most important purpose, which is to bring us closer to the people we care for. For the youth, problems with online communication also means problems for romance. Directed by Jun Robles Lana, Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wi-Fi is an entry to this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino which tackles the reliance of modern relationships on technology. The film shows just how fragile bonds can become when online communication is taken away, an...
The Day After Valentine’s: The Antithesis of Romance

The Day After Valentine’s: The Antithesis of Romance

Literary
By RYAN PIOLO U. VELUZ A PLEASURABLE shiver starts to envelop Lani’s (Bela Padilla) body as the arms of a “broken boy” coil around her narrow waist. It is a strange sensation; a painful pleasure she is willing to endure in the hopes of either a newfound love or a painful ending. While dealing with a recent breakup, Kai (JC Santos) meets Lani, a strong and independent girl dubbed as “Ms. Repairman” who helps him mend his broken heart. As Valentine’s day approaches, Kai falls out of love, triggering the outburst of Lani’s dark past and secrets that exposes her weakness and strips her of her strong disposition. The Day After Valentine’s is a film beyond the standard confines of a romantic drama. Instead of the usual romantic scenes, writer-director Jason Paul Laxamana successfull...