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…

Elbikon 2017 draws crowds once more

Text and photos by Kimmy Baraoidan Comics, books, zines, stickers, art prints, postcards, bookmarks, knickknacks – Elbikon 2017 in a nutshell. For four years now, the Graphic Literature Guild (GLG), a student organization from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, has been hosting Elbikon, each year bigger than the last. Over a hundred exhibitors…

Elbikon 2017

Get ready for the biggest Elbikon yet! Mark your calendars and head over to the UPLB Baker Memorial Hall this coming Saturday, February 18, 2017. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. With over a hundred exhibitors, this year's Elbikon is bringing together established and up and coming local comics artists. This year's speakers include Asshulz, Hulyen, Norby…

Electronic music unleashed at Creature Feature

Text and photos by Kimmy Baraoidan The side street of LB Square in Los Baños, Laguna was filled with electronic music artists and enthusiasts last Saturday night at Creature Feature, an electronic-music gig organized by Enimal and Bimstore at the Peeks Lifestyle Store. The store was transformed into a mini stage with entanglements of electric…

Creature Feature

Bimstore and Enimal present CREATURE FEATURE A micro trade fest January 21, 2017 | Saturday | 3:00 p.m. Peeks Lifestyle Store LB Square, Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna DJ sets by Le Vanstock X Miko Live sets by XXXXX | ~S O H E E | Maldoror | Pet School | Paincake Patrol Youngsleepyboi | Colt x Luvjasmin | Encyclopedia…

Zine Orgy 3

Asshulz, UP Film Circle, and Magpies present ZINE ORGY 3 Zines + open mic + film showing November 24, 2016 | Thursday | 7:00 p.m. 77 Events Place, Lopez Ave. Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna Entrance: P10 (plus a free sticker) For tickets: Justine 09369879637 For registration, sponsorship, collaboration: Asshulz For inquiries: Mac 09158608023