Juaniyo Y. Arcellana
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Sleepless summer, playoff fever
by Juaniyo Y. Arcellana - May 25, 2024 - 12:00am
If you come across a sleepwalking sports aficionado sometime in mid-May, chances are it isn’t just because of the heat and humidity among other vestiges of El Niño, though that too could be a factor,...
So long to Sky Cable
by Juaniyo Y. Arcellana - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
News is out that Sky Cable will sign off by month’s end, making it the second major broadcast carrier and communications conglomerate to write 30 in as many months, after CNN Philippines last January. PLDT’s...
Writers long ago and far away
by Juaniyo Y. Arcellana - October 31, 2023 - 12:00am
In my boyhood was ring bearer in three weddings that all ended up failed marriages, quite a rabid confession to make even if now recalled in staid lucidity.
Late afternoon with a sportswriter
by Juaniyo Y. Arcellana - October 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Who would have thought, much less imagined, that the Philippines would reclaim Asian Games glory in basketball 61 years after last winning it, the country having ruled the quadrennial event in its first four stagings...
Heber under the bridge, circa 1978
by Juaniyo Y. Arcellana - November 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Do you ever regret becoming musicians? ‘Why should we?’ said Heber Bartolome. ‘Music, like any other art, is honest. We’re glad to give a bit of ourselves to the people. For their well-being....
In praise of cinema verité
by Juaniyo Y. Arcellana - November 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Yet modesty aside, the disassembled Board would like to think that all the mhours we spent in a darkened theater were not for naught, and maybe even helped raise by a notch or two the quality of local movies Filipinos...
Lam-ang brings ethno-epic musical to millennials
by Juaniyo Y. Arcellana - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Tanghalang Pilipino’s third play in the current season is the Ilocano epic ‘Lam-ang’ set to music, which seeks to introduce a pre-Hispanic ethnological hero from the north to a generation more familiar...
Looking for Isla Verde
by Juaniyo Y. Arcellana - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
In Borges’ Book of Imaginary Beings, there is listed a creature called Fauna of Mirrors,
World Cup 2018: Sleep Redefined
by Juaniyo Y. Arcellana - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
A month of interrupted sleep comes to a head tonight with the World Cup final in Moscow, the only certainty being the winner will come from Europe as in the past three editions.
Why we can’t all be Citizen Jake
by Juaniyo Y. Arcellana - June 3, 2018 - 12:00am
“Citizen Jake” is the reclusive auteur Mike de Leon’s first film in 18 years, which makes it a landmark in itself and with a reputation that precedes it.
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