Author Archives: AMIRAH ALI LIDASAN

5 years ago

Today’s View: “Thy Womb” and women’s worth in the Bangsamoro

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By AMIRA ALI LIDASAN
Davao Today

For those of you who still haven’t watched the indie film “Thy Womb,” you can come to Zamboanga City and still catch it. Viewers in Manila were complaining last month that they had to comb the metro to find Brillante Mendoza’s movie about a Moro woman from Tawi-Tawi who helped her husband find another wife so that the latter could bear him a child.  Filipino viewers are so loyal to Nora Aunor, who plays the female lead character; most of them tried hard to try to stop the film from being pulled out from major cinemas, despite hardly understanding (and accepting) the movie’s theme.

5 years ago

Today’s View: International Day of Impunity

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By AMIRA ALI LIDASAN

Journalists and human rights groups are marking November 23 as the International Day to End Impunity, in remembrance of the 2009 Ampatuan Massacre, which according to International Freedom of Expression Exchange is “the single deadliest incident for journalists in recent history.”