I gave this speech just last Saturday (March 5, 2016) at the UP Diliman Film Institute during the world premiere of the music video “Salupongan”, directed by the renowned Carlos Siguion-Reyna.
Author Archives: ANDREA MALAYA M. RAGRAGIO
And in situations when the odds are already clearly against us (such as against a tsunami of popularity), we should do what any real human being of the universe would do, and that is to speak truth to power (or, in this case, to beauty).
I was never a hardcore David Bowie fan, I was born a bit too late for his explosive breakthrough and heyday in the 1970s.
If you cock your head at a certain angle, they sound just like the incessant buzz of cicadas, and if you close your eyes you could almost imagine that you were on the lower Pantaron on that balmy Friday evening with just the right amount of humidity and drizzle.
Not only students, but teachers also suffer from end of sem blues: wrapping up lessons, checking papers and exams, calculating grades, beating deadlines.
This piece was originally part of the UP Mindanao Department of Social Sciences discussion entitled “Flawed Revolutionaries, Anti-Heroes, and the Philippine Left” for the 2015 UP Mindanao Month last February.
What a blighted world we live in when the most popular social media platform Facebook has introduced a “safety check-in” feature in response to terror events.
Knowledge and dialogue are not bad things, but they must be fueled with the love that makes one unafraid to stand for our collective selves, which include standing for others.
Like many of us, when I was younger I was always on a search for idols, for role models, who can help me articulate better, and even reinforce, my budding ideas about myself and society.
The reviews are in: Heneral Luna is a great film, everybody should watch it, it will satisfy students, teachers, history enthusiasts, fans of Philippine film, fans of film in general, everyone.