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An Hour and a Half of Revolution


Here’s a review of the theater musical “Makata’y Mandirigma, Mandirigma’y Makata” from the December 9, 2009 issue of the Philippine Collegian. For photos, music, and live audio snippets of the play click here.

Isa’t Kalahating Oras ng Rebolusyon

ni Glenn L . Diaz, Philippine Collegian Dis 9, 2009

Hindi pwede ang balat-sibuyas sa UP Theater noong ika-30 ng Nobyembre. Walang pagpapanggap kung salubungin ng palakpakan ng mga manonood ang mga nakataas na M-16 ng mga gumanap na NPA sa dulang Ang Makata’y Mandirigma, Mandirigma’y Makata. Bawal din ang saradong isipan, dahil tila kumawala mula sa entablado ang mga itinuturing taboo na usapin tulad ng komunismo at digmaang bayan. Sa katapusan ng palabas, tila dagat ng mga nakapinid at nakataas na kamao ang buong teatro, umuunday sa ritmo kasabay ng buong giliw na pag-awit ng Internationale, ang pandaigdigang himno ng komunismo. Continue reading

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Walk Down the Road

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Pelicola.tv, the country’s only internet TV is now streaming Cynthia Alexander’s live album “Walk Down the Road” on an exclusive Pelicola.tv video channel! Continue reading

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Cubao Expo Documentary

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Pelicola.tv, the country’s first (and only) internet TV, features in its Pelicola Insider channel a 3 part documentary about the quaint and yet not-so-quiet place close to Ali Mall and the former C. O. D. called Cubao Expo. Continue reading

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Found Cubao Expo on Pelicola

Cubao Expo (Photo from Cubao Expos Multiply site)

Cubao Expo (Photo from Cubao Expo's Multiply site)

It was only after I browsed Pelicola and watched this teaser clip that I got curious about Cubao Expo. Cubao X, as some would refer to it, is the former Marikina Shoe Expo located between the Araneta Bus Terminal and Puregold along Gen. Romulo St. in Araneta Center, Cubao.

Not exactly a mall or a commercial arcade, Cubao Expo serves as a haven for artists, intellectuals, thrift shoppers, activists, and for Filipino and alternative culture. (Watch the Pelicola Insider documentary here.)

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