Category: culture

Lizaso at CCP: Death of culture

Katrina S.S. THE problems of the arts and culture sectors in this country are multifarious, and there is no doubt that those of us cultural workers who are at the bottom of the totem pole can only believe in the … Continue reading

Towards A Culturally Evolved Alternative

JORGE ARAGO (1943 – 2011) People power in 1986 restored to Philippine society the “democratic space” which had been previously occupied by the running dogs of martial law. But as in previous turnovers of power in our society, that space … Continue reading

Good news, bad news for culture

Katrina S.S. Ever since President Duterte came into power, the only time(s) we’ve ever had a sense of what he thinks of arts and culture is when he appoints people to cultural institutions. And then there are those instances when … Continue reading

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jeremy barns on torre de manila

yesterday after the 6th hearing, the supreme court wrapped up oral arguments on GR. No. 213948  Knights of Rizal v. DMCI, Inc., and City of Manila, et al.  NCHP’s diokno and diokno had the last word, with some prompting from cj … Continue reading


By Mong Palatino Inequality in Philippine society is reflected in the whole stretch of Edsa. Despite its People Power past with its egalitarian promise, the site Edsa is still very much a territory dominated by the elite. In fact, the … Continue reading

Why skirt the issue of marital infidelity?

How very interesting the way our President and Vice President, as well as many (if not most) of our thinkers, writers, analysts, and columnists are raising their eyebrows at, and trying to rationalize away, marital fidelity as a political issue. … Continue reading

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