Bangsa Moro, Newspaper article, socio-cultural

Of Sheikhs and Harems: Polygamy in Islam

On February 12, 2000, my article on harems and polygamy in Islam was published at The Philippine Post. I wrote it for the Valentine season. The year after, I was informed that two of my articles Of Sheikhs and Harems: Polygamy in Islam and Once Upon A Time: Sarangany Island were two of the 7… Continue reading Of Sheikhs and Harems: Polygamy in Islam

services

WEBMASTER / WEBSITE DESIGNER / WEBSITE AUTHOR

  WEBSITE A website is defined in wikipedia as "a collection of web pages and related content that is identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server." Thus, there are two requirements for a website -- a domain name and a web server or webhost. A domain name is… Continue reading WEBMASTER / WEBSITE DESIGNER / WEBSITE AUTHOR

services

Writer / Editor for Hire

Do you Need a WRITER / EDITOR / GHOSTWRITER / CONTENT PROVIDER or WRITING COACH? Are you itching to write but you don’t know how to begin? Do you have 1001 things in your head which you want to share to the world, but don’t know how to go about it, to organize it into… Continue reading Writer / Editor for Hire

Bangsa Moro, culture, political

Bangsa Moro Files

I made a new website to showcase my upcoming book, Blogging the Bangsa Moro. The site includes links to a number of my blogposts as well as to my eldest brother's last essay published at the Ateneo Law Journal, which I also blogged. But I don't want to post the website itself because I haven't… Continue reading Bangsa Moro Files

culture, current events, Media Studies, political, socio-cultural

PRESS FREEDOM: The crux of the ABS-CBN franchise denial

For the past few weeks, the Filipino public has been bombarded with a barrage of propaganda on the side of the President's men about the alleged violations of ABS-CBN radio-TV network. On the other hand, ABS-CBN's cable channels have been bombarding the viewers with interviews and testimonials of people claiming that their lives would not… Continue reading PRESS FREEDOM: The crux of the ABS-CBN franchise denial

current events

JSAP denounces Congress’s denial of ABSCBN’s franchise renewal

JSAP STATEMENT:   The Journalism Studies Association of the Philippines (JSAP) denounces the actions of the Congressional Committee on Legislative Franchises which denied the franchise renewal of the most capable media organization in the country. JSAP asks the Filipino people to be vigilant and to guard our individual and collective rights and freedoms.   House… Continue reading JSAP denounces Congress’s denial of ABSCBN’s franchise renewal

socio-cultural

FB Notes: Covid19 in Philippines – March 2020

I decided, quite belatedly, to document my thoughts on Covid19 as recorded in Face Book. through my posts, likes and shares. This is for the month of March 2020: FB posts re Coronavirus: On Mar. 3, 2020, I liked a post that linked to a news story headlined "Duterte Admin, Pinapasok ang 536,205 Chinese sa… Continue reading FB Notes: Covid19 in Philippines – March 2020

History

Vinzons, Quezon, Aguinaldo and the Young Philippines Party

  While browsing the 'Net, I came upon an article by Emmanuel Dooc for his Telltales column in the Business Mirror newspaper. It is titled: ‘Wenceslao Q. Vinzons: The Hero the Nation Forgot’  He described Vinzons as "the biggest political thorn on the side of President Manuel L. Quezon during the pre-war years?" He wrote… Continue reading Vinzons, Quezon, Aguinaldo and the Young Philippines Party

Column article, Film, Film Review, Magazine article

The Fountain: Of Love, Life, Death and Immortality

    Looking for something to watch that is out of the ordinary? Something fantastic, something surreal and something romantic? A film with handsome and beautiful stars who can act? A film that can encourage you to ponder upon life's mystery? Aronofsky's cult film The Fountain could be just the film you are looking for.… Continue reading The Fountain: Of Love, Life, Death and Immortality

cinema, Film, Film Review

Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Peter Greenaway is one of my favorite directors. But in this film, I guess he missed the mark. His best films were done in the 1980s and 1990s. I liked very much his films The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), A Zed & Two Noughts (1985), Drowning by Numbers (1988), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife &… Continue reading Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato