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.

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…

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…

Songs for the Sala: Songs of Inspiration and Hope

Listening to the tracks in this album, a collaboration among artists on five continents of songs inspired by the teachings and projects of Mario Rodriques Cobos (better known as Silo, writer, teacher, guide and founder of the Humanist Movements spiritual…

“Become a person who produces hope”

“At times when everyone in the world is asleep, and even when dreams are asleep confined in darkness, Become a person who walks as he follows the stars instead of being afraid…

Bicolano Artists Unite Against Waste Incineration

The Kurit-Lagting, a collective artistic collaboration of Bicolano artists from Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, Masbate and Camarines provinces together with Sorsogon Arts Council and alternative media groups, Shoot-in-Action Multimedia and Quimlat Multimedia, expressed alarm and opposition on waste incineration projects around…

Observation Post: The Social Divide in the Time of Co-vid 19

The haves and have-nots. The privileged and the poor. Because of the pandemic, the gap is so much more evident, so in your face, here and in other parts of the world. The crisis forces you to look around, to…

Shiraz: A Romance of India

SHIRAZ: A ROMANCE OF INDIA A film directed by Franz Osten A British, German and Indian co-production With actors Himansu Rai, Enakshi Rama Rau, Charu Roy, Seeta Devi A 1928 Indian silent film with music and English intertitles Meticulously restored…

Isolation and Interconnectedness: A Common Experience

Do not imagine that you are alone in your village, in your city, on the Earth or among the infinite worlds. –From the Path, Message of Silo. Once upon a while back, in the…

Pandora’s Box: Hope in the Time of Covid-19

It would seem that a Pandora’s box of sickness and death has been unleashed by the virus that has been wreaking havoc over the whole planet. But, when all is said and done, is this latest pandemic a boon or…

A Shift in Values Thanks to the Corona Virus Pandemic

“Next year I don’t want to hear anything about the ABS-CBN ball, FAMAS awards and those expensive glittery parties and events. I don’t want to see a single actor, actress, celebrity, sports star or politician on any red carpet trying…

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