A Kapamilya reporter explains why they will continue to push for the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise.
Tag: Jervis Manahan
A Tribute to the Future
The mercury retrograde started again today, and the first casualty is a bar we grew to love.
#DUPDalagita: Reflections and Subversions
The stage is bare, black, and empty. Yet this emptiness is the most telling of Eimear Mcbride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, which has been recently adapted in Filipino and premiered in Dulaang UP (DUP). A single actress is all it took for DUP to stage a story of 15 characters, each of whom…
In a conservative country like the Philippines, tinkering with the image of Jesus Christ is usually taboo. We are all familiar with the divine narrative – the begotten son of God was sent to Earth to save the world from sin, the man spends his three decades on Earth teaching, and is later persecuted and…
Fathers and Sons: A Dulaang UP Masterpiece of Two National Artists
What do you get when a Nick Joaquin classic gets translated by Virgilio Almario and Jose Lacaba, directed by Tony Mabesa, and brought to life by veteran thespians like Leo Rialp and Rody Vera? For the opening salvo of its 42nd season, Dulaang UP stages Fathers and Sons – a powerful work of not just…
The Ten Commandments for the Millennials
Here are some insights that will help millennials live a better life. 1. Never discriminate people based on race, gender, religion, social status, and cultural beliefs. And if possible, never discriminate at all. The world is better when we respect each other. After all, we are created equal. 2. Drive defensively. Imagine if all drivers…
After the M6.5 Leyte Quake: Images of Destruction
On July 6, 2017, at 4:03:53 pm, a Magnitude 6.5 tectonic earthquake jolted the Philippines, with its epicenter in Leyte. PHIVOLCS has expected damages and more aftershocks. Here are images from the town of Kananga and from Ormoc City where seismologists reported Intensity-7 tremors. Still recovering from the ravages of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the…
From the Frontlines of Marawi
The siege was already on its ninth day when my cameraman and I flew to Marawi. It was an assignment I was anticipating since the day firefight broke out in the city. Our defense reporter rode a C130 on the second day, and I was asked by the desk to replace her after a week….
Three Days in Benham Rise
May 5, 2017—It was a dry and humid day in Infanta, Quezon. I wandered around the fish port, quietly observing the locals. I would occasionally glance on my phone, snap a shot, and try to post it on Facebook. But the entire town is practically a dead spot, making it extremely hard for us to…
Understanding the Angry Christ
Churchgoers would know that most images of Jesus Christ were of a loving man. While there are biblical accounts of Jesus Christ being angry, he was never pictured like that. That is the most baffling part of Angry Christ.
Sulu: A Lost Paradise
Berwina Timbang, a grade six student in Sultan Jamalul Kiram Elementary School in Maimbung, Sulu, was diligently listening to her English teacher when I first saw her. I was in Sulu then for a one-day news coverage. Occasionally, she would glance outside the window, her eyes innocent and her face hopeful. In a class of…
I rarely go out of town during the Holy Week, as I grew up in a devout Catholic household. But my birthday coincided with Maundy Thursday this year. It’s been my tradition to travel on my birthday week partly to escape office pizza requests. But mostly, I find it romantic to turn in a new year on…
The Truth about Apolinario Mabini
Many remember our hero Apolinario Mabini as a paralytic made immortal in ten-peso bills and coins. But there are unsung historical facts about the Brains of the Revolution you may not know about.
The Burial of Anria Espiritu: Justice and the Death Penalty
The story of Anria made this author realize how people close to us can become crime victims in an instant.
Of Rape and Other Demons: The Story of Anria Espiritu
Anria, my second cousin, it’s such an irony how I only got to know more about you now that you’ve passed away. We lived in the same barangay. Our houses were no more than three kilometers away from each other. You were just four years older. We could have made more childhood memories together. But we…
Ten Ideas I Never Learned in College
From the practical to the existential, this millennial TV reporter compiles a list of things he never learned in school.
Conquering Pico de Loro
I never liked the whole idea of climbing mountains. But I ended up on top of the Pico de Loro monolith in Cavite. How and why I got there? It’s a long trek but let me walk you through my journey. Early this year, I found a new (and rather eccentric) hobby: mountaineering. I have climbed…
You must be logged in to post a comment.