Valuing Cultural Heritage from Within : Screening of “Sa Rikaw” in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro

Last May 1, I was asked to show my film "Sa Rikaw" in a youth camp in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro. After screening the film, I shared a little story to the community composed of the seven Mangyan tribes. I prepared a presentation on culture and storytelling beforehand but felt unnecessary to share it. The least … Continue reading Valuing Cultural Heritage from Within : Screening of “Sa Rikaw” in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro

An Inquiry to the Construction of Filipino Ethnic Identity

This was a reflection paper I wrote for my  Philippine Studies 212 "Filipino Identities" class at Asian Center, UP Diliman. Something welled up inside of me as the lens of my camera points to a group of Iraya kids while they were playing in their make shift basketball court. My concentration as I looked at … Continue reading An Inquiry to the Construction of Filipino Ethnic Identity