Karina Lagdameo-Santillan

A Filipina from Manila, Philippines. A longtime Humanist. A Creative Director and Advertising Communications professional for many years, she has been active in the Community for Human Development, facilitating workshops for personal and social change to help build a culture of peace, nondiscrimination and nonviolence. She is currently a freelance writer and a volunteer editor-writer for Pressenza in Asia.

Sitting

POEM           When I sit here, like this, here With you by my side Friend– wise, kind, strong The storm inside my heart Calms down.   It is as if I enter the eye of the…

When the Stars Descend from the Heavens

POEM             Each day that comes into our lives Brings some beauty and some sorrows too.   With the sun in its sky And the ground beneath our feet   There, we go on With…

Atlantics: Not your usual migrant story in Mati Diop’s award-winning film

FILM TIP         Atlantics is Mati Diop’s first feature film for which she became the first black female director to vie for the Cannes Film Festival’s most coveted prize, the Palme d’Or. She was only one of…

The three faces of Grace Nono: Filipina performing artist- ethnomusicologist-culture facilitator

Artist’s Profile         Tracing the trajectory of Grace Nono’s career— As a performing artist and music producer… She worked on six painstakingly-crafted, multi-awarded, and high-profile solo albums that fused popular and traditional music styles. Tao Music, with…

Wind

POEM         The wind on my skin Caresses memories of moments past Seducing sleeping feelings and images Teasing out joyfulness From the pores of my being Wondrous Life-giving wind Breathes renewed, sweeping, winding a shroud of lightness…

The Stargazer

POETRY/ARTIFACT         The shape of each life that has passed Through this tunnel of time Must mean something in the scheme of things If human beings leave behind bones, books Vases, paintings, all manner of artifacts Proof…

Songs for the Sala: Songs of Inspiration and Hope

Listening to the tracks in this album, a collaboration among artists on five continents of songs inspired by the teachings and projects of Mario Rodriques Cobos (better known as Silo, writer, teacher, guide and founder of the Humanist Movements spiritual…

“Become a person who produces hope”

“At times when everyone in the world is asleep, and even when dreams are asleep confined in darkness, Become a person who walks as he follows the stars instead of being afraid…

Bicolano Artists Unite Against Waste Incineration

The Kurit-Lagting, a collective artistic collaboration of Bicolano artists from Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, Masbate and Camarines provinces together with Sorsogon Arts Council and alternative media groups, Shoot-in-Action Multimedia and Quimlat Multimedia, expressed alarm and opposition on waste incineration projects around…

Observation Post: The Social Divide in the Time of Co-vid 19

The haves and have-nots. The privileged and the poor. Because of the pandemic, the gap is so much more evident, so in your face, here and in other parts of the world. The crisis forces you to look around, to…

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