Author Archives: TILDE ACUNA

4 weeks ago

Indiolence

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Indiolence

Is your Tatay Digong continuing Rizal’s anti-clerical legacy and taking it to another level? The least he can do is order a ceasefire in his war against the poor, and talk with toiling sectors he took for granted in exchange of “easy money” for build, build, build. If he isn’t busy harassing and threatening women (another extreme practice of Rizal’s values), he should indeed focus combatting the “social ills” that continue to plague the country, and letting Marcos cronies get away with ill-gotten wealth and arresting “tambays” on Rizal’s birthday seems like a lethargic start.

5 months ago

Responsible Parasitism

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Responsible Parasitism

The taxing, toxic talk of taxes being squandered on students of state universities who would rather attend rallies than their…

6 months ago

In Defense of Blind Items

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In Defense of Blind Items

During times such as these when interconnectivity through the web coerces individuals to respond in real time and intrudes spaces…

6 months ago

PDF Revolutions and Swarms

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PDF Revolutions and Swarms

New year, new crises. Plummeting prices, degrading quality of life. But most citizen-consumers feel happy, it seems. The Philippines allegedly…

7 months ago

Small press and anti-feudal pedagogy

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Small press and anti-feudal pedagogy

Its illustrator, writer, letterer, layout artist, and other members of the creative team seem to have had no formal training; but we should take caution in imposing the standards we have learned in institutions.

8 months ago

Preview: Reconsidering Arguilla and ‘Terrorism of the Text’

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Preview: Reconsidering Arguilla and ‘Terrorism of the Text’

From now, until the end of the year, I shall write in English about articles originally written in Filipino, share thoughts regarding their respective contexts, and discuss related themes . Part translation, part summary, part review, I hope these previews pique the curiosity of the readers about the essays and their ongoing conversations with other texts that challenge national narratives and preconceived notions on Philippine literature, art and culture.