Category: criticism

gelo, MRTbulok, ingat!

katrina was having a chat with angelo suarez and other friends on facebook when he was detained by MRT plainclothes peeps for alleged vandalism.  she freaked out and so did i, knowing that gelo has been fiercely critical of the … Continue reading

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By Katrina SS On Tuesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reprimands us all: stop negative criticism. Tumulong na lang kayo. This echoes what we heard from a United Nations official on Monday, who told us all … Continue reading

Raging After the Storm

By Andrea N. Macalino First, the admission that tragedy is difficult to discuss—more so when we are removed from the tragedy. As mere spectators, it is understandable why on some level our empathy seems suspect. Which is why, before I … Continue reading

“the PERFECT time to criticize”

Posted by Erin Denise Chupeco on Facebook 13 Nov 3:30 pm near Manila · To everyone bitching about why we shouldn’t be criticizing the government and just help out instead: 1. This is the PERFECT time to criticize. I don’t … Continue reading

Criticism: not (fun) in the Philippines

By Katrina Stuart Santiago The world knows of the Philippines by now, for reasons other than a senator who refuses to admit to plagiarism, being the setting for the bustling Asian city in “Bourne Legacy,” and a cybercrime law that … Continue reading

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The Manila Review interviews Katrina Stuart Santiago

by CAROLINE S. HAU AND MIGUEL SYJUCO   Last April, literary critic and essayist Katrina Stuart Santiago wrote a controversial polemic about patronage and cliquishness in the Philippine writing establishment. MR editors Caroline S. Hau (CSH) and Miguel Syjuco (MS) … Continue reading

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