Ferdinand Marcos and the Julio Nalundasan case

The Julio Nalundasan Case

After 82 years, it’s not certain until today who really pulled the trigger that shot Assemblyman-elect Julio Nalundasan on 20 September 1935. Remember Viola Davis’ entrance on the first episode of How To Get Away With Murder? It seems that we had a bar topnotcher who really got away with it. BACKGROUND After the creation Read more about The Julio Nalundasan Case[…]

Blood & Circumstance poster

Blood & Circumstance (2014)

As I was looking for crime movies to watch, I stumbled upon this 2014 film on iFlix. Based on a 2006 novel by Frank Turner Hollon, the movie premiered in the 2014 Fairhope Film Festival. It also received the “Best of D.C.” award at the D.C. Independent Film Festival. The story begins with Dr. Ellis Read more about Blood & Circumstance (2014)[…]

danger.com @2 - Firestorm book cover

Danger.Com @2 – Firestorm

One of the rare finds I had recently was a copy of Danger.Com series number 2 entitled Firestorm. The tagline of the whole series lies on the front cover which got me hooked: “Surfing the Internet can be hazardous to you health.” I admit, I am a sucker for book sales. Not only for Book Read more about Danger.Com @2 – Firestorm[…]

The Keepers

The Keepers

Controversies about priests re-surfaced after Netflix released the 2017 documentary The Keepers. Ryan White created this film about the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in Baltimore sometime in November 1969. Sister Cathy was a nun under the order of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the order that runs the Archbishop Keogh High School. Read more about The Keepers[…]

quote from Sylvia Plath

Don’t Be A Victim Of This Writing Myth

 Once upon a time, we believed that writers get a stroke of inspiration from the muses. They sit down and pour out their emotions and transform them into words on paper. It was the stroke a an Inspired Genius. But like the muses, those writers were just myths. Writing doesn’t work that way. And if Read more about Don’t Be A Victim Of This Writing Myth[…]

Ninoy Aquino

Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination

Sunday, Bloody Sunday. That was one of the hit songs of U2 in 1983. It was also in 21 August 1983 a single news about the assassination of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. shook the country. I was second year high school then, reviewing for our first quarterly exams in school. I heard the news over the Read more about Sunday, Bloody Sunday: The Ninoy Aquino Assassination[…]

Doris Lessing quote

The Fiction Writer’s 10 Commandments

When it comes to creative writing, no commandments are carved in stone. Any writer can bend, twist, stretch, crush, or shred any of the rules of writing that has been handed down by mentors and known authors we all want to become. However, there are still “laws” that are common among all writers that to Read more about The Fiction Writer’s 10 Commandments[…]

Contratiempo

Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest)

Contratiempo, also known internationally as The Invisible Guest, is a 2016 Spanish film by Oriol Paulo. Aside from being a crime fiction fan, I also appreciate foreign films like this. The story starts when lawyer Virginia Goodman visits businessman Adrian Doria, who is under house arrest for killing his mistress, fashion photographer Laura Vidal. For Read more about Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest)[…]