In Bloom

Text by Khyne Palumar; ​Photography by Jovel Lorenzo ​ Have you heard of the Helleborus flower?” Aileen Lanuza asks, while we gaze transfixed, perhaps a little too long, at the series of finished and unfinished canvases of acrylic-painted women covered in large flowers at her garage-turned-artist-studio in Meycauayan, Bulacan. A two-hour drive from Manila by our estimate,…

Miracles Fueled by Blind Faith

Himala: Isang Musikal Press Preview A short review of The Sandbox Collective’s “Himala: Isang Musikal” Text and photos by Marz Aglipay ​Blind faith is a dangerous thing. Ricky Lee’s timeless classic Himala (1982) fleshed out the story of Elsa whose alleged encounter with the Marian spirit spiraled into her cathartic transformation into a sought-after faith…