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Kenneth Guda | Erlinda’s Odyssey

It has been a year and a half since her daughter Sherlyn’s disappearance.  Still, Linda Cadapan had not lost hope. She had been through hell and back, looking for Sherlyn in army and police camps, joining mass rallies and prayer vigils, speaking at forums, taking to reporters, politicians, and anybody who cared to listen. “I […]

Joseph Purugganan | Aya’s Search

At around 10:30 in the morning of February 19, 2007, Leo Velasco, 54 was abducted in Cagayan de Oro City. Witnesses said men took him and forced him inside a Mitsubishi L300 van, which then sped away, leaving only his eyeglasses behind. Since then her daughter Aya has been at the forefront of the search […]

Leonard G. Reyes | No Stone Unturned

Six years after activist Jonas Burgos was abducted in broad daylight, in a busy restaurant inside a mall, he remains missing. Burgos is one of the hundreds of desaparecidos in the Philippines missing during the Arroyo regime. The families they left behind continue to look for their loved ones. This series of photos are from […]

Candice Reyes | The Things Aydo Left Behind

Glenda Ancheta, or “Baby” as her father fondly called her, left for Dubai to work as a driver on the May 28, 2006. She used to drive her father Aydo around and accompany him to most of his appointments as a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Their trips made their father-daughter […]

Ang kagila-gilalas na sining ni Jose F. Lacaba

Hindi katulad sa teatro, bihira kilalanin ang manunulat ng iskrip sa pelikula. Maliban na lamang kung siya rin ang nagdirehe ng kaniyang sinulat. Maraming direktor ng pelikula ang hinahangaan at iniidolo ng mga kabataang nangarap pasukin ang mundo ng paggawa ng pelikula. Ngunit iilan lamang ang mga manunulat ng iskrip ng pelikula ang tumatatak sa […]

Abrelata ng 9th Cinemalaya, inulan, binaha

Kung pamahiin o metapisika ang panukat na ang pagbuhos ng ulan ay pagbaha ng suwerte, ang malakas na buhos ng ihi ng langit noong Biyernes, ika-16 ng Hulyo, 2013 ay palatandaan ng buwenas sa taunang pagdiriwang ng Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, ang tinaguriang Philippine Independent Film Festival. Ilang minuto bago magbukas ang ikasiyam na Cinamalaya […]

May katuturan pa ba ang mga awards?

Panahon na naman ng mga awards. Para sa pelikula at telebisyon, anihan na naman ng mga parangal para sa mahuhusay—ayon sa panlasa ng mga pumipili—kaya aligaga na naman ang showbiz sa puntong ito. Una nang naggawad ng parangal ang USTv Awards ng University of Santo Tomas at Gandingan ng UP Los Baños. Sumunod naman ang […]

Ang class reunion ng batchmates ni Maricel Soriano…bow!

Matagal nang ipinahahanap ng radio broadcaster, aktres at negosyanteng si Yvonne Benavidez, kilala rin sa tawag na Tita Mega C, si Maricel Soriano. Bakit? Kasi’y magkaklase sina Yvonne at Maricel sa elementarya sa St. Mary’s College sa Pasay City noong mga dekada otsenta. Magkatabi sa silid-aralan sina Benavidez at Soriano at magkaibigang matalik ang dalawa […]