Artists lambast GMA selection of National Artists for 2009

Artists and writers are revolted by President Arroyo’s proclamation of seven new national artists for this year. The Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) did not mince words and blamed Arroyo’s “moribund, decadent politics” for spoiling the National Artist selection this year. The group singled out Cecile Guidote Alvarez who is presidential adviser for culture […]


SONA 2009: Thanks, but no thanks, Mrs. Arroyo

That was it, Mrs. Arroyo’s last state of the nation address. Except perhaps for the brainless hordes who clapped for her no less than 126 times even for the oddest moments and whenever she looked begging for it, most of us were unimpressed by the speech. It was incoherent and lacked focus. If it was […]