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Girls Don’t Cry
It’s been 10 years since Bea Alonzo went from up-and-comer to breakout star. Her performance in One Last Chance alone continues to be the stuff of quotes and references. And with an unbroken string of successful projects, she may yet emerge as one of the greats. Mariah Reodica sits down with the actress and discovers that, despite the formidable status, Alonzo likes to keep it simple
Martin Andanar has Spoken
After leaving his embattled post as Palace spokesperson in March, Martin Andanar went head on to the task he intended for himself when he joined government: running the show from behind the scenes and dusting the cobwebs off government media. Patrick Paez interviews a former colleague on dealing with the mainstream press from the other side of the fence, the unorthodox leadership of his boss, and the life that awaits when all the noise is done
One Conflict for Another
Martial law has not helped Mindanao. This is the claim made by various think tanks, such as the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research. Indeed, it has been a month since fighting broke out in Marawi and the fighting continues, with the city locked down to all but military personnel. In surrounding cities, ripples of the conflict continue to be felt. Here, two witnesses lay bare the confusion, internal contradictions, and firm resolutions characteristic of experiences shrouded in the fog of war. From memoirist Arnie Quibranza Mejia in nearby Iligan, and photographer Raffy Lerma on ground zero in Marawi, here is a retelling of the first 30 days of martial law in Mindanao
His Way of Seeing
In art as in his life, Mauro “Malang” Santos was proof that artistic angst can be grossly overrated. Alya B. Honasan, whom the painter commissioned to write about his works for his 1997 retrospective, pens a final homage to a former publishing colleague and friend, while a new generation of artists pay tribute to the exuberance of a master
All Eyes on Me
In this day and age, it’s all about making (or wearing) a statement—from built-in scarves and snap button details to daring plays with prints and textures. Rogue takes a look at Spring/Summer ‘17’s greatest hits in the fashion sphere.
The Day Off
Luis Katigbak was, everybody says, the best writer of his generation. It’s hard to write ‘was, and painful to refer to him in the past tense. Luis passed away a little over a year ago, just a little bit after David Bowie, his favorite musician. This was the last story he wrote before he was admitted to the hospital for the last time. It’s short but striking, a hallmark of Luis’ writing. It’s a reminder that life is fleeting, and is also an insight into the psyche of the pizza-loving, frisbee-playing literary (and literal) giant who may not be with us anymore, but whose presence lingers in his precise, skillfully chosen words
Where is My Mind?
Last month, worlds collided as celebrities, artists, journalists, and outsiders gathered for a party unlike anything high society has seen, bidding farewell to an art community’s beloved hangout, and toast to another year of John Lloyd Cruz