Month: September 2018

‘Na-Goyo’ ka ba? | Review of Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral

The movie made its point. Don’t put your luck on heroes, they are just human. Fine. But the least the movie could have done was show why Goyo was a hero in the first place. It assumed that del Pilar is as popularly known as Rizal and Bonifacio whose lives can be dissected and debated upon by the public. Del Pilar is rarely known. Demolishing him even before getting to know him is a disservice to the film’s audience who, like it or not, get their education in history from films like Heneral Luna. Take it from the millennials.

This is not just about Senator Trillanes

As human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares said during the gathering of supporters and families of the Makabayan 4 last July, this regime does not tolerate dissent. He said that the issue is beyond the arrest of the Makabayan 4, it is about the people whose democratic rights are being trampled upon for voicing out their grievances against the government.