Column article, Newspaper article

Domini Torrevillas quoting from my research paper on Filipino Identity

Today, I googled my name and was surprised to see that many people and websites cite me and my works. One of them is an article by veteran journalist Domini Torrevillas in her column FROM THE STANDS in the Philippine Star. It was dated October 11, 2008 She wrote: In my searches, I found a… Continue reading Domini Torrevillas quoting from my research paper on Filipino Identity

Climate Change, current events

Climate Change and Biodiversity: The Philippines and the World

MAP OF  VERDE ISLAND PASSAGE VERDE ISLAND PASSAGE When the Carpenter’s and Springer ‘s study  The Philippine Islands: Environmental Biology of Fishes came out in 2005, the media announced with great pride that the study designated the Verde Island Passage as “The center of the center of marine shore fish biodiversity”. Carpenter and Springer confirmed… Continue reading Climate Change and Biodiversity: The Philippines and the World

Film, Film Review, Media Studies Notes

Mendoza’s Kinatay: Cannes 2009′s Best Film Direction winner

I knew that sooner or later, a Filipino indie film would win awards in international film festivals. As I kept on telling friends, it is very easy to satisfy European festival judges. Just give them a good dose of poverty, a dash of culture and some nudity. And if you really want to win, add… Continue reading Mendoza’s Kinatay: Cannes 2009′s Best Film Direction winner