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Filipino indie filmmakers have been fighting the good fight against commercial-studio control and Hollywood-blockbuster domination. They have been sharpening their craft and are now standing on the cutting edge of international cinema, screening their stuff and winning awards in film festivals from as far afield as Amsterdam, Berlin, Bogota, Busan, Cannes, Manhattan, Vancouver and Venice. Once sidelined in their own country’s movie theaters, indie filmmakers are slowly being recognized as unsung heroes advancing the Filipino cause through their works, whether full-blown features or shorts, fiction or documentary.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Most Dazzling Award’

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How does someone like Vice President Jejomar Binay get the 2011 “Most Distinguished Alumnus” award from the UP Alumni Association (UPAA)? Therein lies a sorry tale involving a law dean’s purported wish to mark the 100th anniversary of the UP College of Law by ensuring that a law alumnus gets the prestigious award, an undiscerning [...]

Posted: June 25th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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