The Manila Review Vol. 1 Issue 5
The Manila Review (MR) is a quarterly non-profit publication that aims to map the ideas that shape public discussion in the Philippines. Through review essays of recent and outstanding works of nonfiction and fiction, film, and art, it serves as a living record of changes in politics, the humanities, the sciences, and their intersections.
Issue 5 features essays by historians Resil Mojares on archiving and Jojo Abinales on marginal characters in Philippine history; Pulse Asia’s Ronnie Holmes on the state of the Aquino presidency; Clinton Palanca on surveillance; two film reviews by two Filipino-American film critics Adolfo Aranjuez and Robert Nery; a light music piece by Glenn Tuazon that explores Philippine-only radio hits; a polemic by ES Fernandez that asserts a larger space for Pangasinan within Philippine studies; and a piece about Metro Manila’s transport/urban planning situation by Paolo Monteiro.
For the Book Bound section, Padmapani Perez of Mt Cloud Bookshop in Baguio shares her experience of running an independent bookshop. For the #Homework section, in collaboration with Planting Rice, Alice Sarmiento discusses how celebrity culture affects the local art scene.
Issue 5 also features a photo essay by photographer Geric Cruz, as well as fantastic artwork by illustrators from Manila and New York: Gwendal le Bec, Monica Ramos, Miko Revereza,Charles Aaron Salazar, Geloy Concepcion, George Calvelo,Jennifer Maravillas, Gabrielle Lamontagne B, and Grace Danico. Cover design by Pio Abad.
The Manila Review, Philippines
Softcover / 11.25 x 9.25 inches / 34 pages