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A young filmmaker’s tale about National Artist for Cinema Kidlat Tahimik

It was the screening of the Korean film “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring” by Kim Ki-duk, I think it was Cinemanila, I couldn’t remember what year. After the screening, I saw Kidlat Tahimik and had the courage to approach him. I told him we met before during a screening of some women shorts in Katipunan where my film was programmed and I said I just would like to say hi to him. He said, maybe if I and my friends

A Post-May 2019 Philippine Elections musing

After the Philippines' May 2019 Elections, this is a wake-up call. Education, popular art, and media arts. Plus advocacy projects to educate masses on who to vote for the next elections and the rest of future elections. This should include practical solutions to help alleviate their economic issues, their need to sustain themselves and their loved ones on a day-to-day basis. We can start with our own domains. Films. Teleseryes. Tabloids. Facebook pages. School projects involving students, and possibly their families,

Film Workshop: DepEd’s (SPA) Special Program in the Arts 2017

I was invited as the facilitator/consultant for the film and photography part of the Department of Education's (DepEd) Workshop on the Development of the Technical Specifications for Special Program in the Arts (SPA) and Senior High School (SHS) Arts and Design Track at the BSP Hotel Jamboree in Makiling, Los Banos, Laguna this March 2017. After seeing all these educators, specifically New Media teachers representing the different regions of the Philippines, I think the future is bright. I am looking forward

After Supertyphoon Haiyan: Lipstick and nailcutter drive for teachers in Leyte

I and my college friends spent fun Halloween and reunion in my hometown in Las Vegas a week before supertyphoon Haiyan, locally named Yolanda, left thousands dead and homeless in central Philippines. Who would have thought what happens next... As I watched news reports about the tragedy, it was too hard to comprehend how much destruction Haiyan brought to the country's Visayas region, especially in the province of Leyte. It readily left me in shock, and in no time, in tears. By

Pasalubong: Popular gift ideas for Filipinos

Filipinos are known for their hospitality and appreciation when receiving gifts, tokens, and freebies. When coming from abroad, or even when traveling from a local place outside a person's residence, it is customary for Filipinos to bring souvenir items when meeting friends and relatives (traditionally called "pasalubong" in Filipino) in the Philippines. Even new acquaintances can get that much-loved “pasalubong” as well. This guide is primarily for foreigners intending to buy gifts for Filipinos. When looking for popular gift ideas, these don't

Vacation ideas for singles traveling to the Philippines

Enjoy the beach and nightlife in Boracay, snorkel and dive in Anilao, or ride a Philippine cruise ship. Planning to enjoy the adventure of traveling alone for a single's vacation in the tropics? A good number of travel packages can suit the preferences of anyone seeking the excitement of meeting new people and escaping the world where a person should be responsible for oneself alone. Going the exotic route like having a vacation in the Philippines, an archipelago known for its world-class

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