Category: national treasure

backlash: “Noranians of the world, Unite!”

big mistake, mr. president.  you just lost a lot of votes for your annointed in 2016.  already there is a poster going around sa facebook, exhorting noranians to unite.  the punchline:  You have nothing to lose but Noynoy.” #MayHimalaSaNational Artist!  aray. malaki-laking … Continue reading

gary granada weighs in

Abrera agreed with Coloma that the President “doesn’t have to explain anything.”Simply because you are not obliged to does not mean you may not. Lalo na sa mga namumuno, ang pagkakataon na magpaliwanag ay higit na mahalaga kaysa karapatang magpasya … Continue reading

Ate Guy, National Artist

I was six the year Ate Guy starred in Himala. I grew up loving Pinoy popular and mass culture, local TV and movies, and knew only of Ate Guy as Elsa, the barrio lass who held a whole community in … Continue reading

on nora’s two most internationally acclaimed films (short ‘reviews’)

By J. Neil C. Garcia HIMALA (Digitally Remastered) Revisiting Ishmael Bernal’s masterpiece, Himala, is instructive in the way all nostalgia is instructive: it affords one the chance to touch the past from one’s bearings in the present, and to instantly notice … Continue reading

Nora Aunor, National Artist

By Katrina S.S. In the middle of writing today’s column, sad sad news stopped me in my tracks. Nora Aunor is not included in tonight’s announced National Artist Presidential proclamations. And while I’m glad that Alice Reyes (Dance), Francisco Coching … Continue reading

nora aunor for national artist!

so.  is it true what coconuts manila and the inquirer‘s lito zulueta say, that the palace deems superstar nora aunor aka ate guy unworthy of the title national artist for film and broadcast media, never mind that she is among … Continue reading


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