Category Archives: Culture

2014 Cinemalaya

Six Exciting Movies To Watch In The 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival

After what can only be described as a frustrating, but expected, experience with the recent announcement of the movie line-up for the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival, it’s such a joy to watch the trailers for the featured movies in the 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival.  In this article, I’m giving you six movies I’m particularly excited to watch.

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Rak of Aegis

Why You Absolutely Need To Watch PETA’s Rak Of Aegis

I just caught PETA’s Rak of Aegis over the weekend and immediately fell in love with the play. So much so, in fact, that I’m planning to catch it again sometime in August. If you haven’t seen it yet, you absolutely need to buy tickets now because this is a show you would not want to miss.

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Rizal Monument at Rizal Park

Twenty Things I Love About Manila

A portion of this article was published in The Manila Bulletin as part of a larger list of things people love about Manila. You can view the edited version here

When I was first asked to write about the things I love about Manila, I was a little apprehensive. I love this city, there’s no doubt about that, but it isn’t because of any one thing (or any twenty things for that matter). If Manila was a person, it would be a 100 year old veteran of several wars, a romantic, cultured but slightly off kilter, and broke. It would have a ton of character, would be a little seedy, would probably refuse to take a bath every day, and might stab you at the slightest provocation. But it would also be very charming and lovable, if you knew where to look.

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How to Deal with Racism Against Filipinos on the Internet

There’s been an alarming number of racist articles going viral around the net which talk about Filipinos in a disturbing and derogatory manner. We don’t think this is going to end any time soon, so it might be a good idea to create a framework or a set of guidelines for many of us who are frequently caught up in the emotional tempest these pieces provoke. In this article, we’re giving you three ways you can deal with racism against Filipinos on the internet.

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Seven of the Most Stupid Filipino Advertisements Ever Created

Just a round-up of seven Filipino advertisements, in no particular order, that make you go “WTF?” and wonder if companies actually paid agencies to come up with these stuff.

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