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The life of Rosa Henson is not relegated as mere tragedy but is celebrated in the play Nana Rosa for her bravery. As a war victim, she suffered immense pain from foreign soldiers and persecution from people judgemental of her character and history. And most agonizing was the conflict within her self. Peewee O’Hara starred in the play written by Rody Vera and directed by José Estrella.

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Light is metaphorical. Creatures are attracted to it; and humans have attributed so many meanings and significance to it as well. The gamugamo insects swarm around a source of light. In the old times, death came as they came nearer a lamp, the only light source at night.

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Once, the Filipino people removed a dictator in a bloodless revolution that inspired other movements. The People Power Revolution of 1986 may not have fulfilled all its promises of a better life, but it reinstalled the fundamental rights of the people. Abuse and corruption in governance that ensued cannot take away the legacies of the revolution – freedom and democracy. This figure is the centrepiece of the People Power Monument by the prolific Eduardo Castrillo.

Photo by I.R. Arenas