The uncrowning of the ‘Komiks King’

On July 30, Malacanang announced that it had chosen to award seven individuals with the 2009 Order of National Artists. The conferment, signed on July 6, included four names that were not in the original set submitted by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Three nominees survived the whim of the presidential pen – musicologist Ramon Santos was not so fortunate. Four others took his place: Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, presidential adviser on culture and NCCA’s executive director, comic book novelist Carlo J. Caparas, architect Bobby Mañosa, and fashion designer Pitoy Moreno.
Read more…

Aug 15, 2009 under Culture, General | no comment


“The public seems to like our little c— stimulators. They are all very discreet, and beautifully packed, and they can carry it anywhere they want without being fearful of anyone catching them with such a possession.”

A Japanese schoolgirl costume hangs on the wall. Panties dangle from hooks around the big square table, a silky carnival of apple green and polka dots, ruffled garters and ribbons and slinky black net. There are purple furry handcuffs, and boxes of ribbed Trojans, plastic penis rings and Sta-Hard Cream, latex love dolls, raspberry-flavored stimulating gels, packages of yellow vibrating bath sponges and a 4-way self-stimulator called the “Heart-shaped G-spot.
Read more…

Dec 21, 2008 under General | no comment