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Classic Filipino movies you should watch

Biyaya ng Lupa (1959, LVN Pictures) Directed by Manuel Silos Written by Celso Al. Carunungan and Pablo Aval Filipino Academy Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS)…

KEEPERS OF THE FLAME Clockwise from above: Agustin ‘Hammy’ Sotto;Leo Katigbak; Simon Santos; Doy del Mundo; and Jo Atienza

The Heroes of Philippine Film Archiving

By Monchito Nocon In telling the story of film archiving in the country—its continuing saga of tragedies and triumphs; of films lost and films rediscovered; of the…

LOVE PINOY Some of my favorite films, clockwise from above: Mike de Leon's Batch '81, Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna, and de Leon's Kisapmata

The next golden age of Philippine cinema

By AA Patawaran The latest I’ve seen was an entry in last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), Ang Larawan by Lor Arcenas, which starred…



Text by Terence Repelente Image by Noel Pabalate “This is an extension of my life as a public servant,” said former Pangasinan congresswoman Rachel Arenas…


Summering. . . in full color

Let me paraphrase my favorite Chinese poem:   Ten thousand white flowers in spring A breeze in summer The moon in autumn If your heart…