Whang-od Oggay from Buscalan Tinglaya, Kalinga, is the last and the oldest mambabatok of the Philippines, the 100 year old artist has been serving since the age of 15 as a part of the village’s cultural practice of tattooing men who successfully killed infiltrators and women who wish to flaunt their beauty and wealth.
Last October 5, 2017, actor, tv host, and comedian Joey de Leon’s comment about depression went viral and in spite of being known as a comedian, netizens were disgusted by his ‘ignorance.’
Whenever I stumble upon someone in our generation trying too hard to look the part, I can’t help but feel we’re doomed. Well because each time I see one, it just adds up to the long list of those who do.
This month, I decided to write something not even describable as an opinion piece. This is nothing special – a plain writing, a simple storytelling.
Sundays are supposed to be peaceful and full of reverence; a day when families should bond and convene before a long week ahead. But on the dawn of September 17, Sunday, the Castillo family wept and grieved for the death of one family member.
This is the on-going supper of the educated, the Marcos-allies, and Marcos himself.
The aim of the annual Letramurals has always been about promoting camaraderie among students and teams. For its entire existence, the yearly event has undoubtedly given us Letranites an outlet to showcase our devotion to sports, whether we’re participants in the games or simply spectators. Another aim is to promote teamwork within our respective clusters and build student-interaction with others. This means character build-up and peer-to-peer relationship is constantly being improved in the events as well.
In an impassioned review of Woody Allen’s magnum opus, ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’ (1986), Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert wrote the following passage: “We try to organize our lives according to what we have read and learned and believed in, but our plans are lost in a tumult of emotion.”
IT feeds from our fears. After the release of the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel IT, and a remake of the 1990 film, the classic has been a talk of the town since once again. Although horror movies are less preferred than other movie genres, we all could relate to this one.
Lyceum of the Philippines University’s school publication – The LPU Independent Sentinel currently holds no budget, editorial board, and members, making their publication completely dysfunctional.