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This is the Pugad Baboy strip that got Pol Medina fired from the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Click for Larger Image I use the term “fired” because it is the same term that Pol Medina himself uses to describe his situation in Facebook in this post. Whether he is truly fired or simply suspended, remains to […]

For some reason, I’m more invested now in elections than I ever was before. It’s probably because I am older, and I can see the big picture more clearly. And from this vantage point, I can see and understand just how powerful our vote is in determining our fate and our future in this country. […]

As soon as I was old enough to do so, I voted. It was a right I was eager and excited to exercise. It’s part of being in and believing in a Democracy. For many years every time I heard anyone saying they wouldn’t vote, I always tried to change their mind. “Every vote counts. […]

Today, October 3, 2012, The Philippine Cybercrime Law of 2012 goes into effect. The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines Article III: BILL OF RIGHTS Section 4. No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and […]

There have been rumblings in the industry about individuals planning to save Philippine komiks through the passing of a law concerning comic books. Long time visitors to this blog would remember two bills that were submitted by former Presidential candidate Manny Villar to the Senate in 2007 that would be beneficial to the industry of […]

Yesterday I received an email from what I assume to be a comics industry colleague, forwarding an article by Buddy Cunanan on why he will be voting for Manny Villar. This post is not a point by point rebuttal of that forwarded article. The truth is, this is not a reaction to that article at […]

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Apparently, there are two bills that are currently pending in the Philippine Senate that seek to revive Philippine Komiks through its use in education and dissemination of government information. Senate Bill 1929: PHILIPPINE KOMIKS REVIVAL ACT OF 2007 You can download the PDF version of the bill here. Senate Bill 1934: KOMIKS INDUSTRY ACT OF […]

Philippine Mayor, Cabinet Member involved in the beating of a Father and Son over a misunderstanding. I’m posting this here to help Bambee spread her story further. I can’t even begin to imagine what that must feel like, seeing your father and brother beaten in front of your eyes, and people around you don’t do […]

Click here for my previous post: The Anti Obscenity Bill: What Does It Mean for Artists? http://gerry.alanguilan.com/archives/652 “REGARDLESS OF THE MOTIVE” Armida Siguion-Reyna No Holds Barred The Daily Tribune October 10, 2008 “Which brings me now to reminding all about the dangers of pending House Bill (HB) 3305, and known in the Senate as Senate […]

I met Cory Aquino today. Pardon me, Former Philippine President Cory Aquino. I guess I had gotten so used to refer to her simply as “Cory” that it’s hard to break the habit. It’s by no means a gesture of disrespect, but it’s testament to a Filipino icon, who in spite of her position, history, […]

Adam! sent me a document a few days ago, outlining a proposed law against obscenity here in the Philippines. I read the document with great interest, and with much horror when I realized what it proposes. I think a lot of people, not only artists, need to be concerned with this bill because while it […]

The komiks web has been ablaze about GMA’s appearance in Secret Invasion, leading a few people to speculate if GMA is a Skrull or not. Take note that the the comic book does not note that GMA is a Skrull in the story or not. Leinil Francis Yu, artist on Secret Invasion, posts this clarification […]

1986 seems like such a long time ago, and when I think about it, I never realized how dangerous it really was, doing what we were doing. We just stood up for what believed and had fun doing it. In the year before the regime of Marcos ended, our house, situated along a road that […]