Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
Alila is a servant, later evolving into the more democratic katulong, ate, or the classier “maid.” Once I visited a gay friend whose also gay katulong opened the door, in a uniform and ruffled apron, who introduced herself proudly as “the maid.”
By Gabriel Anton I. Chua
“Collaboration” was the catchphrase at the main show of the 2014 Tokyo-Manila Jazz and Arts Festival, held recently at the Rockwell Tent in Makati. The team-up of talented Japanese and Filipino musicians certainly didn’t disappoint, because it captured the very essence of jazz. The event served as another creative bridge between two countries—transcending language, […]
In this era of bespoke trends, personal blogs, and selfies, it would be quite logical to assume that Filipinas finally have a healthy sense of self—that they now acknowledge their own beauty and think of themselves as being truly beautiful. However, this recently uncovered reality suggests otherwise:
Filipino food became a hot topic between two foreign bloggers who clashed about their views and experiences in trying out the country’s local cuisine.
By Lester G. Babiera
The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and 100 representatives of cultural communities nationwide have passed a resolution urging that every peace agreement and law be written in Filipino and the indigenous languages.