Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Home Topic Reviews
reviews of books, films, music, drama etc

Muslim community guards Catholic faithful in Baguio

Leaders of the Muslim community gave roses to churchgoers and stood outside the Baguio Cathedral to assure the public that terrorism has no religion and it has no place in the city.

LUNSAD-AKLAT | Agaw Agimat: Parnaso ng Isang Bilanggong Politikal

Ang Agaw Agimat: Parnaso ng Isang Bilanggong Politikal ang ikalawang koleksyon ng mga tula ni Rene Boy Abiva o RBA na isang dating detenidong politikal.

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | Heneral Luna and Today’s Buencaminos and Paternos

To me, it was not only a realistic, though dramatic, fresh historical flashback but a depiction of the Philippine current situation today. If the Heneral (played by John Arcilla) was alive today, I could almost hear him say: We have a bigger enemy than the Chinese, American, and other imperialists – Ourselves.

BOOKS | Passing on the stories about Martial Law

Luz B. Maranan’s Lakay Billy: Defender of Indigenous Peoples is among these stories of bravery. Maranan shares the heroism of William Claver, a lawyer who defended the Cordillera people during the dark years of Martial Law.

All that Fits: Books on Cordillera Heroes

By ABIGAIL ANONGOS www.nordis.net This week was National Heroes Day (August 27). May we add substance to the holiday by sharing some publications we know of...

More than the Fountain Show

MORE THAN THE SHOW. The Dancing Fountain in Vigan City's Plaza Salcedo attracts thousands of spectators everyday both tourists and locals wanting to see...

Aklat ng mga tula, tugon sa hamon sa loob ng piitan

Sa darating na Hunyo 8, ipagbibigay alam sa publiko ang aklat na naglalaman ngmga likha ni Rene Boy Abiva habang nasa piitan – ang Tuligsa at iba pang tula. Gaganapin ito sa Popular Bookstore, #305 FLP Building, Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City mula 4:00 ng hapon hanggang 7:00 ng gabi.

Pagtingin at pagtanaw sa pampanitikang produksyon sa Baguio

May mga librong halos walang kuwenta pagkat sa wika ni Jess Santiago, ay pumpon lamang ng mga salitang mas mainam pa ang isang taling kangkong; mas mabuti pa ang isang bungkos ng talbos ng kamote pagkat walang kasusta-sustansiya. Walang kuwenta dahil pamilihan ang nagdidikta ng halaga imbis na tao. Walang kuwenta pagkat walang naitutulong sa kaapihan ng nakararami.

The difference a red warrior makes

The news spread rather fast among us in Manila: Something terrible had happened in a town called Lacub in Abra on the 4th of September 2014. It was a massacre of seven Red fighters and two civilians. One of the seven, Recca Noelle “Ka Tet” Monte, was a Manileña and was accorded a fitting tribute in a church in UP Diliman where she studied. There, the whispered accounts of the bloodbath were heard by all.

Louie Jalandoni, Revolutionary: Isang rebyu

Ang librong Louie Jalandoni, Revolutionary: An Illustrated Biography ay isang pagsasalaysay sa tinahak na landas at ang transpormasyon ng isang pambihira at kahanga-hangang buhay ni Ka Louie, ang chief negotiator ng National Democratic Front (NDF) sa usaping pangkapayapaan sa pagitan ng NDF at ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas.

Around the world as an indigenous: A review of Kidlat’s Memories of Overdevelopment

In a time when getting lost – in the seemingly seamless, borderless world of the Internet, in the supermarket fattened with ‘endless’ choices for the consumer, in the world of romance only to be ‘found’ by The One – appears to be hip, is there still value in knowing one’s place, one’s origin and then of always getting back to this place in the course of life?

Revolution in an auditorium: A review of KM@50

By IVAN LABAYNE www.nordis.net Last Saturday, while thousands were being semi-mesmerized by the Flower Festival, at least a hundred flocked to the UPB Auditorium in order...



Hard life for the poor, tougher under lockdown

The poor are bearing most of the brunt of the COVID-19 health crisis. Without sufficient economic and social support, their hard life is becoming tougher each day under the lockdown.