Thursday, August 18, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022

Ricaredo Demetillo: Poet of Panay epics

It was June 1985. Ricaredo Demetillo, 65, poet, verse playwright, literary critic, essayist and author of one novel, had just retired from his teaching duties at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He looked back with satisfaction at his long career as poet...

The Pawns

Every step I make on board I am ensured a duty A little chance to defend my King To prove him my fealty And every box I step...

I am Woman

I am woman.My menses borne beforesanitary napkins and tampons. I am woman.A breast cancer survivorclose to eighteen years now. I am woman.Daughter of a feisty Waraywho...

Poems Written in NEW YORK

THE ETERNAL WOMAN The eternal womancomplainsabout the quality of breadin the kitchen. Nor do I growlback at herthough she angers melike a nail in my foot. MOONCURSE Although...


PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival celebrates its 21st edition; returns to the big screens in Manila, Malaysia and Australia

From Oct. 5 to 16, the 21st edition of PELÍCULA-Spanish Film Festival will return to face-to-face screenings. After two years of having a virtual festival, PELÍCULA will screen around 20 movies in three venues of Metro-Manila -–Shangri-La Plaza, Cine Adarna at UP Diliman,...



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Susan Roces: 80 years of a life & memories of a movie icon

A few hours before deadline, I am watching FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano where Susan Roces was known as Lola Flora, the barangay captain.  For close to seven years, she was part of this teleserye. Almost always, I was invited in the yearly anniversaries. She would muse...