On Darryl Yap’s “Sarap Mong Patayin”, Philippine Cinema, and Violence: Fragments

I What may be lacking in contemporary Philippine cinema is an interrogation of violence. Save for one documentary, the Philippine Cinema scene seems to actively avoid the topic or the theme. The avoidance is so apparent that even attempts to make an action film compelling to watch fails. It is in this context that Darryl… Continue reading On Darryl Yap’s “Sarap Mong Patayin”, Philippine Cinema, and Violence: Fragments

Commentary on Jose Maria Sison’s “The Need for a Cultural Revolution” (Part 2)

Part 1 here Just as revolution is inevitable in politico-economic relations, revolution is inevitable in culture. A cultural revolution, as a matter of fact, is a necessary aspect of the politico-economic revolution. In the history of mankind, it can easily be seen that even before the full development of the politico-economic power of an ascendant… Continue reading Commentary on Jose Maria Sison’s “The Need for a Cultural Revolution” (Part 2)

Commentary on Jose Maria Sison’s “The Need for a Cultural Revolution”

This text aims to provide a commentary on Jose Maria Sison’s brief text, “The Need for a Cultural Revolution.” The currently existing text to be cited in this essay is the one published on Sison’s website. The text was originally from a lecture delivered by Sison on September 30, 1966. It is important to consider… Continue reading Commentary on Jose Maria Sison’s “The Need for a Cultural Revolution”

Kalat-kalat na Tala tungkol sa Piratahang Pilipino

Intended tong Blogpost na to sa pag-sagot ng partikular question sa CuriousCat: “ako lang ba o parang ang shit ng scene group dito sa pilipinas? kung di puro webrip, puro camrip. di rin nagrerelease ng raw release. walang 0-day. meron bang social implications bakit ganun?” Siguro magandang okasyon to para i-address ko na yung limitadong… Continue reading Kalat-kalat na Tala tungkol sa Piratahang Pilipino

Non-Blind Items for a Safe Quarantine

Repeating some old ideas which still make sense, even today. Below are unorganized notes of thoughts I’ve been trying to organize for days now. It still came up unorganized and I apologize for it. Honorary fathers are often times weird. Especially, Godfathers. Bourgeois history is often concerned with founders, or, Godfathers. Whether or not the… Continue reading Non-Blind Items for a Safe Quarantine