We do want change in our movie culture by fighting the stereotypes and finding relevant stories. But this change needs more input not from politicians, but rather from filmmakers, the academe that can provide deeper understanding of cultures, the sectors who have been victims of stereotype, and the audience itself.
Month: February 2023
By DEE AYROSO
Mother and child
Woman and child of the Lao Lhum tribe of Luang Prabang province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The Lao Lhum indigenous people in Zhang Village practice sustainable farming without the use of chemicals in a protected upland area
News in Pictures | Progressives commemorate People Power 1
Various sectoral and progressive groups stage a protest action at the People Power Monument in Quezon City in commemoration of the 37th EDSA people’s uprising.
Vantage Point | The revolution that wasn’t
Throughout its six years in office, the Duterte administration paid scant attention, if at all, to the anniversaries of the 1986 “People Power” or EDSA I “Revolution.”
At Ground level | US gained by saving the Marcoses in 1986
The irony cannot be ignored. Today’s 37th observance of the Filipino people’s historic peaceful uprising – which led to the ouster of the 14-year US-backed dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos Sr. – happens with his namesake-son sitting as president in Malacañang.
Progressives denounce disinformation, remember 37th year of Marcos Sr. ouster
“Despite his attempts to rehabilitate his family’s image, Bongbong Marcos’ inutility as president, onerous economic policies, his waste and misuse of public funds, his puppetry to US and Chinese interests, and his perpetuation of his father’s fascist policies and that of Duterte’s cause the Filipino people to remember the dark days of dictatorship and urge…
Tinang farmers call on agrarian reform secretary to install them in disputed land
“Why is MARO hiding the fact that Tinang’s ARBs are CLOA holders?”
Rights groups urge BIR to issue a demand letter to Marcos Jr.
“When will President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his family pay for their estate tax dues?”
Cebu workers decry labor right rights violations
Among the cases the workers brought to the attention of the labor department is the harassment against Jaime Paglinawan, and several other workers rights advocates, whose photos appeared in a Facebook post, with a note that read, “they are the root cause of violence in our society.”
Rights group raise alarm possible promotion of police officer behind Tumandok massacre
A human rights group assailed the possible promotion of a ranking police officer that spearheaded an operation that led to the killing of nine indigenous peoples in Panay back in 2020.