It . . . Bulaga!

Ni Wilfredo G. Villanueva Hindi ko alam ang tutuong spelling ng “eet… bulaga!” o “it… bulaga!” Ito yung pinagmulan ng pangalan ng popular noontime tv show, yun bang kapag nilalaro mo ang baby mo, tatakpan mo ang mukha mo ng mga kamay mo habang sinasabing “It…” biglang ibaba ang mga ito at sasabihing “Bulaga!” para … Continue reading

Duterte: The Anatomy of a Barbaric Autocracy

By Edgar Lores A friend made a post on Facebook in which she set forth on President Rodrigo Duterte’s “Technology of Co-optation.” The topic arose from Duterte’s co-optation of the parents of 17-year old Kian Delos Santos, a collateral damage of the Drug War. As I googled to understand the term, I was led to … Continue reading

“The Philippines is driving me insane!”

By Joe America “The Philippines is driving me insane!”  That is the view of many people living in the Philippines who are schooled in the niceties of civility, human kindness, law, and order. But they have to deal with a President who is way outside the civil box. The three things that are most crazy-making … Continue reading

The social significance of ‘Kita Kita’

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva The movie Kita Kita from Spring Films and Viva Films. A film by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, writer and director. Alessandra de Rossi as Lea. Empoy Marquez as Tonyo. Binibining Joyce Bernal, creative producer and executive producer. Erwin Blanco, producer. Reign Anne L. de Guzman, line producer. Piolo Pascual, executive producer. … Continue reading

Upside down

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva “Mommy, thank you,” Pedro said. Paz acknowledged the gratitude, glancing at Pedro while sipping from a ladle. He was wearing a tie on an immaculate white shirt, his sleeves rolled up to eat the breakfast that Paz had prepared. Picture of an executive. It was a big breakfast the del Rosario … Continue reading