Opinion & Analysis

Eric Tigley explaining his works to audience

It’s Not You, It’s Me: An Art Show By Tigz!’

Artist Interview: Eric Tigley By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Local Filipino Canadian artist Eric Tigley held a two-day art exhibition at The Freedom Factory at 22 Dovercourt Road in Toronto on Oct 20-21, 2017 as his prize for winning the Martkd shoe painting battle earlier this summer. The art battle took place at the Red Bull 

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Two women journalists talk about politics, media, technology

Sheilah Ocampo Kalfors and Nona Ocampo By Pet G. Cleto What happens to a woman when she enters the media and dons on the same media hat worn by the greater percentage of media practitioners, who are male? I just assume somehow many women have a big fighting chance to have more power than males 

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How Filipino-Canadian businesses can benefit from Big Data

By Jason Garcia Companies saw analytics as the most important technology for a data-driven business, a recent global study of enterprise data revealed. According to SAP’s Data 2020: State of Big Data study conducted in August 2017, an overwhelming majority of companies (96%) cited the value of analytics as a data technology to get insights 

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College faculty appeal to MPPs

An Open Letter to Lawmakers of Ontario I am writing today to ask you to encourage the College Employer Council to remain at the bargaining table. Professors, Instructors, Librarians and Counsellors have now been on strike for almost three weeks. In Ontario, it is important to have a high quality post-secondary education system that develops 

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Trudeau’s betrayal of Mexico smells of desperation

Trudeau’s betrayal makes Canadians look like they will turn on their allies, even after they repeatedly said they never would How desperate is Justin Trudeau to keep a North American trade agreement? Pretty desperate. The Mexicans likely marveled about this once or twice as they welcomed the Canadian prime minister to Mexico City last week 

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Will justice be attained for the death of Atio Castillo?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The death due to hazing of 22-year-old Horacio “Atio” Castillo III shocked the public once more. Castillo died while undergoing hazing by his ‘brothers’ from the Aegis Juris fraternity of the University of Sto. Tomas law school. The public discussion that Castillo’s death generated is comparable to that of Leonardo 

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Desperate measures

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Social Weather Station released the results of its un-commissioned survey, covering the period September 23 to 27, showing that the satisfaction and trust ratings of President Duterte dropped significantly. His satisfaction rating was 48 percent, an 18 percent drop from June, and his trust ratings dropped 14 percent to 

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No end to Duterte’s abusive prosecution of De Lima

By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division, HRW The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dashed hopes it would overturn the politically motivated prosecution of the highest-profile critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs.” The court voted 9 to 6 to uphold the arrest and detention of Senator Leila de Lima on drug charges. 

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FILM REVIEW: Madilim Ang Gabi (Dark is the Night)

By Ysh Cabana Madilim ang Gabi (Dark is the Night), written and directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr. is a stark look at a household in a busy city torn by the looming bureaucratic anti-drug crackdown. With Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s fascist drug war as its backdrop, it is a haunting lamentation that bears witness to 

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A scene from the movie Madilim and Gabi (Dark is the Night) with Phillip Salvador and Gina Alajar.

MOVIE REVIEW: Technique and style leave message and drama out in the dark

By Petronila G. Cleto (Warning: Story spoilers abound – Ed.) When Toronto TIFF film aficionados learned what darkness this film by Adolfo Alix, Jr. was going to tackle – extra-judicial killings or “EJKs” in the drug war – what expectations did they have of a film that has had to pass the Manila censors? Myself, 

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