Life Less Ordinary EP launch

Life Less Ordinary, a Laguna-based indie band, is set to launch their debut EP this coming Thursday, August 24, at 77 Grove Events Place in Los Baños. The group was formed in late 2016 by hopeless romantics Mark Dela Cruz (vocals/guitars), Prong Biglete (guitars), Marc Banzuela (drums), and Gibo Tan (bass). Influenced by their love for…

Deconstructing art: creativity and the creative process

Gourmet. Indie. Hipster. Just some of the words in the English language that are being thrown around so carelessly on a daily basis that their meanings have been twisted beyond recognition. Among all the words being kicked around in daily discourse, one could spark debates that could last for years on what it really is:…

The Vanstock - Under the City

Under the City | The Vanstock’s single launch

It is way past midnight and you're still out in the city, walking. Alone. There's a light drizzle, sprinkling the almost empty streets. Occasionally a cab would pass by, slowing down as it nears you, hoping you'd need a ride. Some buildings are still alive at this time of night. You could tell from the…

Stressed Out | Colt’s single launch

Quezon City-based alternative R&B singer/beatmaker COLT will be releasing his single "Stressed Out" this coming Friday night, July, 7, 2017 at the Peeks Lifestyle Store, located in LB Square, along Lopez Ave., Los Baños, Laguna. Catch performances from Benito, Pet School, Sam Ysa, washere, Series, Pure Mind Quiet Heart, DJ Aw, youngsleepyboi, Meh Shua, sohee,…

UPLB Street Jazz Dance Company presents Verve 5: Devitrify

  On its 18th year anniversary, the UPLB Street Jazz Dance Company (SJDC) launched the BREAKOUT campaign. Carrying the tag line “All Set, All Out”, the group had the vision of surpassing their limits and being the best they can be all throughout the Academic Year 2016-2017. With this concrete goal in mind, the group…

Hudyo

Text and photos by Dax Simbol TARLAC, PHILIPPINES—Everything happened so fast. I am standing beside a resting penitent, holding a 10-foot cross. For the past couple of years, I have been photographing the men and women penitents of Barangay Talaga, Capas of this province. I have become familiar with the stories behind the panata (vow) of some…

Water crisis revealed in Gigie Cruz’s Damned

Text by Kimmy Baraoidan Photos by Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan A Tibetan landscape in the tropics. A post-apocalyptic desert wasteland. A dead tree's leafless branches reaching out to the sky, as if in a last desperate attempt to stay alive. The last thing that these would conjure up is a dam. But this is the reality…

New comic book challenges Maria Clara image

Text and photos by Kimmy Baraoidan There is a need to arouse historical consciousness in each individual Filipino because we are drowning in neo-colonial culture, writer and civic intellectual Epifanio San Juan Jr. said in a recent forum. With Philippine history vanishing from the school curriculum and the alarming ignorance among the youth about the martial…