Latest posts by Karlo Mongaya from December, 2008
Going against the current traces the cultural roots of oversleeping as a taboo in the Philippines.
Overwrite views the popular reality TV show Pinoy Big Brother from a Baudrillardian lense: ‘When one watches the show, where is the center-point? Who is watching who? And which side stands on reality? Does it mean that the actors are showcasing reality because they are in the “reality show”? Or...
A young music teacher from the southern Philippines shares her experience on teaching musical expression to children.
Iligan City bloggers react to two bomb blasts that rocked two shopping centers in the the Southern Philippine city.
Don’t English Me, I’m not School muses on the usage of the word kumusta, a Filipino greeting which means “How are you?”
Cebuano poet Adonis Durado posts an article on the importance of translation for literary development in the Philippines. Durado recently launched his book of Cebuano poems, Dili Tanang Matagak Mahagbong [fil] (trans. Not All That Drop Falls).
FeudArt posts trailers and a backgrounder of Baler, a new film based on events during the Philippine revolution against Spanish colonizers at the end of the 19th Century.
Januaries reposts a message to young writers from the Philippine national artist for literature and foremost novelist, F. Sionil Jose.
Bariles Republic's GeneralSantos.com blogs about the oldest barbershop in General Santos, a city in the Southern Philippines.
A Cebuana student contrasts students’ lives in the Philippines. The lifestyle of the rich and the poor students are poles apart, she concludes.
A Mindanao-born student explains that the number one reason for the unresolved conflict in the southern Philippines is the national government's disregard of the Moro people's right to self-determination.
Sugob ni Longino questions the priorities of Environment Secretary Lito Atienza who skipped the Philippine Senate budget hearings to watch the fight of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao.
The alumni of the University of the Philippines Cebu High School published a blog dedicated to help the efforts to defend the highly esteemed public school from threats of closure.
Rev. Edicio dela Torre shares his countrymen's surprise at Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao's easy victory over Oscar de la Hoya in last Sunday's match. “We were all heavily influenced by the media hype about de la Hoya,” he said.
ToTomel reflects on the history of Iloilo, a center of trade and commerce in the central Philippines since the 19th Century when the country was under Spanish colonial rule.
An anonymous blog posted photos exposing a controversy in the donation of computers and books to a public high school in a province in central Philippines.
My Cebu Photo Blog shares photos and a video of a grandfather and grandson duo Christmas caroling with an improvised xylophone attached to a bicycle in downtown Cebu City, Philippines.