Author Archives: TYRONE A. VELEZ

5 years ago

Davao folks ask Aquino where’s growth?

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Davao folks ask Aquino where’s growth?

Unfazed by the recent bombings in Mindanao, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday attended the 22nd Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon) to deliver his message that the region is stepping closer to being “a land of promises fulfilled.” But such confidence is not shared by some sectors in Davao.

5 years ago

Wealth-sharing for whom?

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Wealth-sharing for whom?

When Davao Today sought the reactions of some members of the academe, they praised the efforts of the peace panels, at the same time, raised serious concerns.

5 years ago

‘Have an independence of the mind,’ says film critic who introduced Brocka to Cannes

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‘Have an independence of the mind,’ says film critic who introduced Brocka to Cannes

By TYRONE A. VELEZ

Davao Today

Pierre Rissient, who was credited for introducing Philippine cinema to the international scene by bringing National Artist Lino Brocka’s movie Insiang to Cannes in 1976, seemed to embody those words, as he wowed an audience of filmmakers, actors and movie enthusiasts in packed 150-seater cinema facility for classic and non-commercial movies, Cinematheque Davao last week.