22 November 2005

si marlon vs. si miriam round one + hollywood-asian horror films + aCoustic Carol at Conspi + isha at mag:net

i never thought things would come to this. tsk. gender justice duking it out with lgbt social justice? araguy. sabagay, kung palibutan nga naman ng katolisimo ang kahit ano, nawawala ang justice sa big picture...

but that's just me.

good luck, marlon.

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PRESS RELEASE
November 22, 2005 (Tuesday)
Quezon City

GAY LIBRARIAN, MIRIAM OFFICIALS FACE-OFF AT NLRC

Marlon T. Lacsamana, the gay librarian who was allegedly fired by Miriam College for having a “gay wedding” with his same-sex partner, faces his former employers whom he has charged with violating labor laws, today at 10:00 AM, November 22, 2005 (Tuesday), before Labor Arbiter Laderas of the National Labor Relations Commission.

“We admire the bravery of Marlon in fighting for equality. Discrimination exists yet only a few ever come out to complain, making it appear that it is not happening. This makes it clear that we need to pass the Anti-Discrimination Bill, which is presently pending in Congress as H.B. No. 634 of Rep. Etta Rosales, and S.B. Nos. 1641 of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago and 1738 of Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr.,” said Anne Marie M. Lim, of The Rainbow Rights Project (R-Rights), Inc.

In a research conducted in 2004 by the Lesbian Advocates Philippines, (LeAP!) Inc. it was found that majority of the recorded instances of discrimination committed against lesbian respondents happened in the workplace. The research showed that no employer admitted to discriminating on the basis of the gender identity or sexual orientation of the employee or applicant. The employers would claim that they were only implementing company policies or maintaining the company image.

“We believe a worker should be measured only according to his/her talents, skills, and aptitudes, because these factors determine his/her fitness for the task at hand. A person’s sexual orientation or gender identity should not be the basis for hiring, firing or promotion. No less than the Philippine Constitution has declared that there shall be equality of employment opportunities for all; no exceptions,” said Germaine Leonin of R-Rights.

Lacsamana has previously filed with the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office a complaint against the Catholic educational institution for violation of Quezon City Ordinance No. SP-1309, s-2003 enacted on September 2, 2003, entitled “An Ordinance Prohibiting All Acts of Discrimination Directed Against Homosexuals in Any Office in Quezon City, Whether in the Government or the Private Sector, and Providing Penalties Therefor”, last Friday, November 18, 2005.

R-Rights is a group of lawyers and activists with legal background which provides the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Community with an academic think tank and legal resource center dedicated to sexual orientation law and public policy.

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The Rainbow Rights Project (R-Rights), Inc.
27 Oakville Street, White Plains, Quezon City 1110
r_rightsproject@yahoo.com.
Germaine: 09192769436
Anne: 0917 8870501

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the end of the world is near. abangan ang susunod na kabanata.

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on the other hand, isa pang katatakutan. punta kayo.

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The University of the Philippines Film Institute
Presents

Generic Ghosts: Hollywood Remakes the “Asian Horror Film”

A lecture by Bliss Cua Lim
Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine

Thursday, November 24, 2005
1 to 4 pm
College of Mass Communications Auditorium
Plaridel Hall Lobby, UP Diliman

Since 2001, Hollywood has been in the grips of an Asian horror remake frenzy. By 2003 there were at least 18 remakes of horror films from South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong underway at Hollywood studios, among them, remakes of Hideo Nakata’s Ringu [The Ring 1 and 2], and of Takashi Shimizu’s Ju-on [The Grudge]. Why horror? Why the remake? What accounts for their new conspicuousness in transnational generic exchange between Hollywood and regional Asian cinemas? The convergence of regional “pan-Asian” cinema with global Hollywood initiatives in recent years challenge us to rethink prevailing paradigms for national cinema and its imbrication with popular genre films. This lecture considers Hollywood’s voracious capacity to deracinate Asian national cinemas and the extent to which the intertextuality of genre has been recruited to the ends of capital.

Bliss Cua Lim is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine and Visiting Research Fellow at the UP Film Institute. Her research concerns third world and postcolonial studies, Philippine and Hong Kong cinemas, horror and fantastic cinema, temporality, and taste. Her articles have appeared in the positions: east asia cultures critique, Camera Obscura, Velvet Light Trap, Asian Cinema. She is currently working on a book on fantastic cinema.

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buti na lang hindi siya magpapalabas ng film clips kundi walk out ang byuti ko dito, kahit na ako pa ang in-charge sa pagbuo ng event na ito. nuka, baka di na naman maalis ang kahorroran images sa utak ko noh plis lang afraid.

bjelland nood ka. it's up your alley.

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hi winterdoll! matagal ko nang nababasa blog mo noh hehe. enjoy nga ako eh. :)

hi bels. teka sino ka? :)

hi kats din. sino ka din?:)

teehee. di ko kilala mga nagco-comment dito. pero nice naman kayo lahat. :) thanks for reading ha.

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two of my good friends who are great singers will have gigs this week. nood kayo pareho ha. will be there, too.

aCoustic Carol at Conspiracy

[English translation follows]

Narinig niyo na bang mag-acoustic folk, blues at jazz si Ms. Carol Bello ng Pinikpikan band?

Inaanyayahan niya kayong manood sa kanyang pagtatanghal sa Conspiracy Garden Bar and Restaurant sa November 22, 2005 (Martes) 9:30pm. Sasamahan siya ng Spy at Pinikpikan musical director, ang magaling na gitaristang si Mr. Sammy Asuncion. Kasama rin niya ang mga kababaihang kabataang percussion group na Sheelahnagig.

Kagagaling lang sa Limerick, Ireland ni Carol sa isang Asia-Europe Foundation workshop/music camp ng mga singer/vocalist na gumagamit ng traditional/indigenous music sa Irish World Music Academy. Ibabahagi rin niya sa atin ang kanyang mga natutunan sa workshop na ito.

Sana manood kayo. Ang entrance fee ay Php100. Ang Conspiracy ay nasa Visayas Ave, QC (katapat ng Shell Station).

Kitakits!

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Ms. Carol Bello of Pinikpikan band goes acoustic as she performs folk, blues and jazz tunes at Conspiracy.

The performance will be on November 22, 2005 (Tuesday) at 9:30pm. Joining her is Spy and Pinikpikan's musical director, guitarist extraordinaire Mr. Sammy Asuncion. Carol will also perform with the young all-female percussion-intensive group Sheelahnagig.

Carol just came from the Irish World Music Academy in Limerick, Ireland where she participated in an Asia-Europe Foundation workshop for vocalists who use traditional/indigenous music. She's very excited to share with us what she has learned in thisworkshop on that night so please come.

Entrance fee is Php100. Consipracy Garden Bar and Restaurant is located along Visayas Ave, QC (across Shell gas station).

See you there!

[español abajo. charing! asa pa. tinamad akong mag-traduccion sorry.]

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ISHA! at katips

si peach abubakar quebral po ito. tutugtog siya sa mag:net gallery bookstore resto cafe sa wednesday nov23 9:30pm. punta kayo. may bago siyang album mula pa rin sa candid records jazz label at maganda ang tugtog. sasampolan niya kayo kasama ang The Look band. entrance fee is 150 pesos. ang mag; net ay nasa katipunan across miriam college at katabi ng rustan's fresh. kung trip niyo si tori amos, si peach ang tori ng 'pinas hehe.

kitakits.

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what an event-filled week, eh? sarap.

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