Review

A book review of Jason DeParle’s ‘A Good Provider is One Who Leaves’

“A good provider is one who leaves,” an interview subject told the author. For the majority of Filipinos who work abroad, it is the only way to provide for their families. In 1986, Jason DeParle, a reporter with the New York Times, wanted to study poverty and asked Sister Christine Tan to help him find …

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Ginugunita Kita

Marikit na tala ang tanglaw sa dilim, Sa halimuyak ng matamis na hangin, Sa gubat ng gabi ay hinihintay ko, Mga kislap ng nilimot na pangako. For the third time, the Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Inc., in cooperation with District Gallery-Artist Playground and Far Eastern University President’s Committee on Culture, presented “Ginugunita Kita” on Sept. …

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Review of SUGID’s ‘Buwan at Baril sa E Major:’ Activism and anguish

“Buwan at Baril sa Eb Major” by Chris Millado was bravely staged in 1985 (the year before the EDSA People Power Revolution) by the Philippine Educational Theater Association at the Rajah Sulayman Theater, Fort Santiago in Intramuros, then under the direction of Apo Chua. This year, SUGID Productions Inc. chose this play as its maiden …

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‘Ilawod’ gets clever while working within familiar frameworks

Dan Villegas’ (with a script from Palanca winner Yvette Tan) first horror film finds its terror in the neuroses of the modern family. “Ilawod” tells the story of dissatisfied journalist Dennis (Ian Veneracion) who mainly investigates supernatural claims. He’s tired of not being taken seriously as a journalist and is trying to get a promotion. But …

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