Recalling “Oeneta” – a play banned for being highly-critical of the Ateneo High School

Alumni of Ateneo High School (AHS) Batch 1986 will remember the play “Oeneta” produced by Section A in the junior year of that class. It was highly-critical of the AHS and eventually went on to be banned by the school. Section A is the top honours section of every batch at the AHS and is […]

The Pinoy Addiction To Drama And Why It Isn’t Helping The Country

Bimbo #1: “Why are you here? Don’t you know that this house doesn’t belong to you?” Bimbo #2: “I’m the real heir to your family’s fortune! We were switched at birth, don’t you know? Now, I’m here to take it all back, including my husband!” Bimbo #1: “No, you can’t have him! I paid so much to […]

Is Over-Romanticism A Problem?

As a commenter previously mentioned, the unprecedented success of the show Mari-Mar prompted the rise of modern teleseryes. Ever since then, local TV had never been the same again. Now, all you really see on local channels are shows of similar nature or at least contains elements thereof. While I have never developed a liking […]

What the case of PMA student Cudia says about Filipino society at large

The case of dismissed Philippine Military Academy student Aldrin Cudia has lingered long enough among the chattering classes. When news of it first broke out, it seemed that Cudia was dismissed for being a few minutes late for a succeeding class. Eventually, it became known to the public that Cudia was found guilty of something […]

Hindi Pwede Kami Magtagal Dito.My Impressions of Sean Ellis’ Metro Manila

    And them South Side sisters sure look pretty The cripple on the corner cries out, “Nickels for your pity.” And them downtown boys sure talk gritty It’s so hard to be a saint in the city   Bruce Springsteen    “Hindi pwede kami magtagal dito. “- that is the Tagalog phrase as I […]

‘Metro Manila’ – (The Film): Anything but Cliché

To a jaded moviegoer who thinks he has seen it all, “Metro Manila” offers a compelling reason for viewers to revisit Philippine cinema. I was recently invited for the press screening of “Metro Manila” last Tuesday August 13, at “The Block” in SM North Edsa. “Metro Manila” was directed by the UK’s Academy Award nominee […]

Filipino TV Shows seem to Promote Dysfunction

Fellow blogger FallenAngel posted in GRP Shorts an opinion from a gay acquaintance about the TV series “My Husband’s Lover:” Having watched almost one month worth of episodes of ‎My Husbands Lover I can’t help but be disappointed. What I initially thought as groundbreaking television show was actually just another teleserye about adultery (which is […]

Emotional and pikon Pinoys highlighted on social media after Manny’s loss

If you’re a Filipino, ask yourself this: are you one of those who go around saying that you’re proud to be Pinoy because of Pacquiao? Are you still going to be proud of Manny even if he loses? Even before the results of that most recent fight against Juan Manuel Marquez got out, we already […]