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.
The people who lost their lives just wanted to defend their land
We see the deployment of state apparatus to protect not the interests of the poorest and most vulnerable but the richest and most powerful
In approaching Mindanao as an issue and how leadership matters in its development, we have to understand its complexities
The recent cold-bloodied murder of Rev. Fr. Marcelito “Tito” Paez shook the Christian world that has been already burdened with…
Problematizing the Mindanao Settler Identity: Final Part American, likewise, makes an excellent cautionary example of the pitfalls of Settler identity…
Writer’s note: From now, until the end of the year, I shall write about articles originally written in Filipino, share…
Stories are extraordinary. A writer would spend a lifetime crafting the perfect one, and an anthropologist would spend a lifetime unravelling them. Stories are potent. They can move people to weep and to fight and to believe things they might not have thought possible.
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.
At the outskirts of Davao going down South of Mindanao, lie my humble beginnings my hometown in Balut Island of the Municipality of Sarangani. You could reach this faraway land through General Santos City, the Tuna capital of Mindanao, if not the whole of the Philippines.