This is a question that many of us have been and are wrestling with, recognizing the urgency to respond to what’s happening around us. Duterte’s drug war, the sins of Ferdinand Marcos’s Martial Law reign, not to mention the misogyny and homophobia that have always been rampant, even before the looming threat of this country becoming a full-fledged police state.
All these forces, which plague us daily, cannot be met with silence. The only sensible response, especially from creatives of all kinds, is the theme of our next issue: Rage.
As cultural workers, it is our responsibility to channel our creative powers into what will benefit society. So submit to us your best pieces of visual or literary art, as long as your work speaks of the country’s current cultural or political situation.