Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
After Magellan was killed in Cebu, the victorious chieftain, Lapu-Lapu, refused to return his body, saying that they wanted to keep him “so that they would not forget him.” Magellan’s remains were never recovered. (From Mary W. Helms, 1988)
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
After going to the movies, so to speak, and making Shakespeare lots of fun, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) is shifting gears and concentrating on Philippine literature.
By Larry Leviste
Mang Dolphy always had the last laugh when he played gay roles. Perhaps because he laughed at himself clad in outrageous women’s clothes, first and foremost. A shy smile, then a soft chuckle. He always played gays as soft-spoken, and with a moral compass pointing to integrity and optimism. Not a screaming faggot, but a proud gay man.
By Pablo A. Tariman
The recent edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival ended with more than half a billion pesos in revenue and with at least one entry “Enteng Ka Ng Ina Mo” (second best picture) breaking box-office history with more than P111 million in less than a week.
By Constantino C. Tejero
Time for an honest appraisal. Let’s pause from all this jingoism, put things in their proper places, and call a spade a spade. This: Can the new crop of Filipino movies hold a candle to the filmography of the previous era? The banner year was 1976. At no other time in Philippine film history has [...]