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 »

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 »