Bangsa Moro, current events, History

Federalism for All: Chance for lasting Peace

The Mindanao problem is ultimately a POWER problem – the power of one group over another. It is a problem of colonization. The fact that there was a law called the Legislative Act 4197 or Quirino-Recto Colonization of Mindanao Act, which was enacted on 12 February 1935 is very telling. The Commonwealth considered the Act… Continue reading Federalism for All: Chance for lasting Peace

cinema, culture, Film Notes, Media Studies Notes

Film: Art or Social Practice?

(These Film Studies Notes are my one-page notes on various articles or books on Film Studies / Media Studies which might interest students and teachers of Film or Media Studies.) Film as Art or Film as Social Practice While I was taking my MA in Media Studies, I usually debated with my professor, who was… Continue reading Film: Art or Social Practice?

cinema, Film, Film Review, Magazine article

Da Vinci Code: Review of film and book

I have a number of free-hosted blogs that vanished into thin cyber air, for whatever reasons. Fortunately,  I found out that some people or organizations re-published or archived some of my blogposts. Three nights ago, I browsed the web for my lost blogposts. Almost miraculously, I found many of my posts from my blog, Reflections… Continue reading Da Vinci Code: Review of film and book

current events, Scam / Scandal

Humongous Gas Find? Just a lot of gas!

While browsing the 'Net for my lost blogposts, I found this one: Dated June 6, 2006, it says: Being a petroleum engineer, friends and relatives time and again ask me about oil and gas reserves in the Philippines. Last week, I had been asked again. Below are copies of an article and a letter to… Continue reading Humongous Gas Find? Just a lot of gas!

current events, Scam / Scandal

Energy Blues: How Filipinos are bamboozled by energy institutions

When blogsome.com closed shop some years ago, my blog Reflections on the Bangsa Moro went with it. Years of blogging went for naught. A couple of nights ago, I decided to look for some of my posts from that blog. I was hoping that some of my posts had been saved in the Internet. And I was not… Continue reading Energy Blues: How Filipinos are bamboozled by energy institutions

cinema, Film Notes, History, Media Studies Notes

HISTORIOGRAPHICAL OPERATION accdg to Michel de Certeau

 from Certeau, Michel de (1988) The Writing of History New York: Columbia Univ. Press (pp. 56-113) (These Film Studies Notes are my one-page notes on various articles or books on Film Studies / Media Studies which might interest students and teachers of Film or Media Studies.) According to French Jesuit and scholar Michel de Certeau,… Continue reading HISTORIOGRAPHICAL OPERATION accdg to Michel de Certeau

cinema, Film Review, History

STONED – The Murder of Brian Jones of Rolling Stones

I found this among my files. I blogged this more than a dozen years ago.  But since that blog is gone already, am re-blogging it here, esp. because many people in social media are now debunking Brian Jones in favor of Jagger and Richards. I bet these people were not even born when Jones was… Continue reading STONED – The Murder of Brian Jones of Rolling Stones