Political Power at Play: Jude Buendia’s “larong baril-barilan”

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Article by Hazel Lam Portrait of Jude Buendia taken by Maiko Aira Photos of “larong baril-barilan” by Jude Buendia       Power, according to political theorist Steven Lukes, is traditionally viewed as having three faces: the decision-making process, agenda-setting, and preference shaping. These all revolve around the idea that power is utilized to shape… Read more »

Art as a catalyst of conversation: The Constantino Murals

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The Constantino Murals

Filipino heroism has been defined by great figures such as Andres Bonifacio, the founder of the Katipunan who fought against the Spanish, to Juan Luna, the renowned artist for the Philippine Revolution, to Jose Rizal, our very own national hero who used his knowledge and wit to challenge the Spanish colonizers. Yet lost in all… Read more »

Escolta Street: A queen lying in wait

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Walk along Escolta Street in Binondo, Manila and your eyes are certain to land upon rows of tarpaulin that proclaim: “Welcome to Escolta! Manila’s Queen of Streets!” A survey around the area is a must to confirm the validity of this claim. This is what is revealed: vendors selling lansones and pomelo outside of Santa… Read more »