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Pandanggo sa Hukay, a film
directed by Shéryl Rose Andes,
centers on the story of Elena
(portrayed by Iza Calzado) who
wants to apply for work abroad

Dancing While Delivering Babies in Pandanggo sa Hukay

By RICA AREVALO  Before venturing into filmmaking, Shéryl “Shé” Rose Andes was first a development worker, having finished her Bachelor of Science in Community Development,…

Still from Cinemalaya's website

A short yet lasting friendship

By KRISTOFER PURNELL Robots. Transparent phones and iPads. Holographic displays on public trains. Mechanical farming. Dystopian Philippines. And again, robots. All that and more can be…

Still from Cinemalaya's website

A bleak side of growing up

By KRISTOFER PURNELL In his directorial return to Cinemalaya, Thop Nazareno continues to tell the story of youth thrust into the (often unfair) harshness of…



By Robert Rubin  Ghosting—a word that has been in everyone’s feed the past few days. It means you stop communicating with a person you had…

Etudes, mixed media installation, 2018
(left) and Un Cimbalo di Cipresso e Piano e Forte of the Duttertefly Effect,
installation with Mixed media, 2019

Revolution through a Social Sculpture

Text by Terence Repelente Portrait by Pinggot Zulueta      It is nearly impossible to fully dissect Alwin Reamillo’s ongoing exhibition at Altro Mondo, “Pian…

BREWING CREATIVITY Local artist JP Pining with Starbucks Store Development and
Planning manager Quito Tantoco-Lope

Perfect Blend

Text and Images by Kristofer Purnell Apart from travel photos to the beach or some country with a more forgiving weather, you are sure to come…