Zine Orgy V

The fifth installment of LB's most awaited art and zine market is happening tomorrow, November 23, 2017, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at Smokehouse, One Bonitos Place, Lopez Ville (Bangkal Street), Los Baños, Laguna. Only 10 pesos to get in. Freebies are in store for early birds, so make sure to arrive early. Organized by Asshulz, Magpies, and…

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…

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

A day of fellowship and sacrifice

Text by: Kimmy Baraoidan Photos by: Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan The adhan (call to prayer) echoes throughout the mosque and nearby houses in Los Baños, Laguna just before 6:00 a.m. While the town is still half-asleep, a hypnotic male voice chants over the loudspeakers, summoning members of the Muslim congregation to the mosque for…

Breaking the fast

Text by: Kimmy Baraoidan Photos by: Kimmy Baraoidan and Bong Ranes Six in the morning and the green mosque quickly filled up with Muslims. They were there to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marked the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is Arabic for ‘festival of breaking the fast.’ During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for…