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Philippines is Country of Focus at Singapore Media Festival 2018

After its successful Philippine participation in Busan International Film Festival at Busan, South Korea, the Film Development  Council of the Philippines leads the country...

Benilde films compete at 6th Salamindanaw Asian Film Fest

Two award-winning capstone projects from the  De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts  will vie in the Philippine shorts competition...

Fusion

SO you’re married to an Australian? Yes, I’m a mail-order bride. You know one of those “little brown f___ing machines,” ha ha ha, from...

Give Us This Day

Larry fell heavily. His left knee twisted badly, and he thought he felt something tear. His rather slim body hurt. He was not expecting...

‘Wanlu and his puppets’ at the CCP

JOURNEY into the world of magic and puppetry with Wanlu and His Puppets’ on December 7, 2018, Friday, 8 pm, at the Tanghalang Huseng...

New art at Big Sky Mind

The artist collective ADHD (Analog Digital Hyper Dense) will be mounting an exhibit from December 12, 2018 to January 27, 2019, titled in Utero,...

Mohammad from Iran Sees Malaysia for the First Time

The leaves widen Like eyes wondering At these forests filled With inks of green (No more line of sand Merging with the sky) The ferns like fingers Splay in the sun And...

Tulip of Sinai

(Thanks to Sir Muhammad Iqbal) The grains of sand bound The land like skin. I walk alone in the Sinai, Lost in the whiteness. Everything I see Has the color...

Mother and Child

The children know where they belong on your body As babies they fit just right in the cradle of your arms As toddlers, even in the dark they find the crook of...

I am the Moon

I am the moon I glow where there is darkness But only in fractions You see a crescent of me Afraid to show more Just a silver sliver The rest...

2018 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards winners honored

Three women took home the bacon at the 2018 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards on September 25. Business writer and novelist VJ Campilan took first...

2018 NJLA Asia-Pacific cycle closed, 2019 cycle opens

The cycle for the 2018 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards Asia-Pacific is now officially closed. But, like the best of things, the end of one...

Give Us This Day

THE water canon hits me like a crashing wave upon the rocks. It feels like one of Manny Pacquiao’s punches, multiplied tenfold. I am...

A vision of foil at 2.35pm at Block 103 Jalan Rajah

(King’s Road                by the way—   by which king means         emperor naked as a stair                               o to touch Christo           & Jean Claude started with a finger three feet two bodies,     theirs (I...

Dance of the flies

Once upon a time there was a thumb and a mouth that were born on the same day, on the same hour. They were...

A Non-Feminist Moment

And now just for a moment I want to see you spared of all labels. Unburdened of all ideologies that you don and that dress you. Free from the many...

The Lunchbox

"What we eat defines who we are,” Abah often said. “The essence of food will grow into body, mingle with belly, and harmonize with...

Under the Mangrove Trees

The mangrove trees cradle boughs laden with leaves close to their chests. Below, their unborn fruit lie forgotten, studding salt-encrusted sands. An underworld of leaf litter carpets their remains. Light...

Mountains of fear, valleys of hope

"What about me? And Lobsang?” Linpa asked Tenzin through tears. He stared mutely at the handleless earthen teacup in his hand. “How will I keep the...

For Abby and those who struggle daily

Woman. You are an oyster ripening a grain of pain in the pit of your belly until it becomes a globe of tears too round, too heavy for keeping You fold upon yourself under blankets under darkness bearing...