Gut FeelBy Minyong Ordoñez
“BAKYA crowd” is a term coined by the late and famous film director, Bert Avellana, to describe the reason for the box-office success of films. The sound of thousands of wooden clogs clickity-clacking on the marble lobbies of Dalisay or Life theaters meant the masa viewer came to see Tagalog films in droves in the ’50s.
By Constantino C. Tejero
It had to happen again. One was a case of addition, this time it’s subtraction. Five years ago, the controversy over the worthiness of four personages proclaimed National Artists by President Gloria Arroyo stole the thunder from those whose eminent worth was unquestioned.
By Gerry Alanguilan
Last Oct. 27, the eighth Philippine Comics Convention or Komikon was held at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig. Eighth, you say? You bet! But isn’t Pinoy komiks dead? Breaking news, son: it never died!
By Christian Brazil Bautista
Like his favorite comic book superheroes, Jay Tablante is split between two worlds. When nothing’s afoot, he is a mild-mannered ad agency photographer; pushing everything from women’s clothes to credit cards.