Karina Lagdameo-Santillan

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.

04.05.2021

Salamat, Silo

Salamat, Silo

PERSONAL ESSAY         May 4, 1969, more than 50 years ago, Silo gave his first public speech to some few hundred people high up in the Andes Mountains near Mount Aconcagua, entitled the Healing of Suffering. It was the first public exposition of his ideas, where he… »

25.04.2021

Chris Wells: Three songs in the key of hope and joy

Chris Wells: Three songs in the key of hope and joy

INTERVIEW/MUSIC https://cdn77.pressenza.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Gentle-Little-Joy-Pr.mp3         Pressenza interviewed Chris Wells, one of the singer-songwriters and producer, featured in the album, Songs for Sala, released and available on bandcamp: https://salasongs.bandcamp.com/releases Chris Wells is a songwriter, actor, teacher and Siloist based in New York City. Karina L. Santillan: Could you… »

18.04.2021

It all comes and goes

It all comes and goes

POEM         The wind through the leaves The waves upon the shores The clouds crossing the skies The cyclones twirling across the land The petals that open and waft away…   Nothing stays Nor remains the same In this temporal space.   And so It is  … »

11.04.2021

Simple Joys on a Sunday Stroll

Simple Joys on a Sunday Stroll

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay   POEM         On an early morning walk To the neighborhood bakery Fresh air, a light breeze A misty sprinkling of raindrops   The thought of fresh-baked, warm pan de sal Butter melting on top A hot cup of coffee waiting at… »

28.03.2021

Sitting

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 storm A void, deep and endless as a black hole… »

21.03.2021

When the Stars Descend from the Heavens

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 our lives, day by day.   Then the night falls… »

14.03.2021

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

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 four women accepted in the festival that year. The film… »

07.03.2021

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

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 songs about social issues like the exploitation of natural… »

28.02.2021

Wind

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 from the past… »

14.02.2021

The Stargazer

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 of existence and intention What are… »

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