Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Jan 2, 2009 -ROCK ED RADIO LIVE @Route 196!!

Rock Ed Radio presents a venue for many to be heard. There are always two or more sides to a story and most often we will not hear them all. This gig is not designed to resolve anything because, unfortunately, we accept that resolving this mess is not our call.

This is neither a venue to diss, berate, scare, intimidate, cheer or boo anyone for the sake of noise.

This gig is designed for everyone to talk to each other and hear opinions out. It is also a Sociological discussion on our behaviour as people with or without power, with or without fear, with or without arms, with or without a golf membership. But let's talk anyway.

We will not exactly talk about the de la Pazes or Pangandamans, we will talk about US.

All in. Everyone invited, everyone welcome.

Rock Ed Radio will moderate the discussion, setting the ground rules for decency, politeness, and peeing before debating. Let's calmly, urgently, rabidly, intelligently, passionately discuss this situation of love and hate, war and peace. Whether you think this is an isolated case or a symptom of a bigger societal ill, come anyway and state your peaceful piece on the microphone this Friday.

We are open to re-posting of this announcement.

Kindly email in advance if you want to make sure you have some time to be heard.

Come on Friday, limited seating, infinite standing.
A karaoke machine will be on standby in case we're done early. Singing of "My Way" is not allowed. RADIOACTIVE SAGO PROJECT will perform after the forum.

Violence, peace, power, apathy, golf etiquette, retaliation, cursing, bodyguards, crying, indignation, class-acts, decisions, blogging, reactions, sanctions, suggestions, the Philippine courts, Mindanao, golf club security measures and everything else.

Let's talk about ourselves, shall we?

Speech: Free
Admission: Free
Panelists: Adel Tamano, Danton Remoto, Bobby Garcia etc.
Discussion Moderators: Gang Badoy and Lourd de Veyra
Music by: Radioactive Sago Project of Terno Recordings.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dec 28 on Rock Ed Radio >> "Strike a Pause" The YEAR ENDER EPISODE WITH NO GUESTS

The last episode of the year usually has no live-studio guests.

Proof positive that Filipinos like staying in with family or friends as the year draws to a close. So, to keep tradition, Gang and Lourd will just play punk music and recall the year that was.

BUT -----

You may keep them company by asking them any question you can think of. (baleh sila yung guests) Or texting them to greet ANYONE or ANYTHING you want to announce on air. (baleh kayo yung guests) Or they can ask you anything also and you may reply via text. (baleh, LAHAT tayo guests!)

NUMSG (space) (message) to 29107.
Or 0920-2147922 -- please note that this line is only activated during the radio show hour.

We also have a prize ready for anyone who will break up with someone on air. (hehe) Naisip namin, sobrang daming nag 'po-propose' in public and on-air etc, try naman natin break up! (maski na fake break up) Katuwaan lang.

Obviously, New Year's party lang 'to. Imbitado ka at di mo na kailangang mag-drayb. Tune in on Sunday Dec 28 - 8pm on NU107.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dec 21 on Rock Ed Radio >> The Nightmare Before Christmas

Film director Rahyan Carlos and horror fiction writer Yvette Tan will talk to Rock Ed Radio on the Sunday before Christmas.

Mostly about the work that they do and what Filipino nightmares are made of.

Post pre-show questions here.

Pasko na talaga, katakot.

PS: We regret to inform ourselves (haha) that Igan d' Bayan is not available tonight because he is a responsible writer for the Philippine Star --hehehe. Next time, Igan!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dec 14 on Rock Ed Radio >> What is the CARP Extension Law?

We were scheduled to talk about the QLE Music Awards this Sunday but we decided to make way for another topic instead. We rescheduled the QLE guesting for another time: Two lawyers and a farmer will guest on Rock Ed Radio to talk about the Comprehensive Agrarian Law and the fight for (or against) the extension of it.

According to "Time is running out on Congress to extend funding for the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), and part of it is due to the strong lobby against it by landowners, an opposition lawmaker said."

The age-old locking of horns between land owners and tillers. Let's talk about this again and again and again and again 'til we find the golden mean somewhere.

Learn more about the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program and learn why this has everything to do with you.

'Kala mo ata hindi ka kasali dito 'no...? Pwes...

Post questions and comments here. Join the discussion this Sunday at 8pm on NU107.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Dec 7 ROCK THE RILES >> Imbitado ka ulit.


ONSITE BANNER: (look for this banner in any of the 8 MRT stations and enjoy the gig for Human Rights. Take the train to the next station if you like, meron din d'on.)

A gathering of artists to celebrate Human Rights.

DEC 7 on ROCK ED RADIO >> What is Sexy? Who is Sexy? Let's talk to the editorial board of FHM. :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Nov 30 on Rock Ed Radio >> Undress Bonifacio

Prof Arnold Azurin, Ms. Lizza Guerrero-Nakpil will talk to us about the man called Andres Bonifacio. Not enough has been said about him and it's high time we know more about Apo Andres.

For a nation that's supposedly desperate for heroes, we certainly don't do our homework when it comes to the obvious ones.

Tune in on Sunday~ I assure you it will be something else.

Must hear.

Nov 30 Sunday @8pm.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Nov 23 on Rock Ed Radio >> Ely Buendia on this generation

Ingredients of this Sunday's Rock Ed Radio episode:

4 writers
2 band frontmen
3 radio show hosts
3 music critics
2 n.g.o heads
4 students of UP diliman
2 palanca awardees
4 30-somethings
2 newspaper journalists
1 former national athlete
1 TV host
4 music fans
4 film makers
2 creative writing teachers
0 ateneans (mahal kasi tuition)
20 questions

4 people from
1 generation talking for
1 hour on
1 radio show


Eavesdrop on a roundabout conversation between Erwin Romulo, Lourd de Veyra, Gang Badoy and Ely Buendia. They will talk about anything they have in common and things they view differently. And things they do en solo.

Post advance questions here and join the conversation on Sunday Nov 23rd 2008, 8pm on NU107.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nov 16 on Rock Ed Radio >> featuring Ricky Lee


Ricky Lee, one of the Philippines' premier scriptwriters, has written more than 130 produced film scripts since 1979, earning for him more than 50 trophies from award-giving bodies. He was just awarded last year the Natatanging Gawad Urian. Most of his films have been shown in Cannes, Toronto Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival and other foreign festivals. Among these are Himala, Moral, Brutal, Relasyon, Rizal, Anak, Madrasta, Karnal, Muru-Ami, Macho Dancer, Sibak, Bulaklak ng Maynila, Bagong Buwan, Gumapang Ka sa Lusak, Jaguar and Salome, Dubai, Aishite Imasu at maraming marami pang iba.

Let's talk to Ricky Lee about the craft, writing 'other' things, working with film directors, film crews, the state of Philippine Cinema, the state of Philippine acting ..... and everything else.

Tune in.

(brief and photo taken from (

Watch out for a special guest*

Monday, November 3, 2008

Nov 9 on Rock Ed Radio >> MUST....KNOW....MORE..... (Reproductive Health Episode 2)

The last time we talked about the Reproductive Health bill, we had advocates of the bill with us. Since we didn't cover most of what the listeners had asked due to time limitations, we are having a part 2 of the RH episode.

RHAN (Reproductive Health Advocacy Network) will still be ably represented by Earnest Zabala et al, but at least tonight we will have another point of view from Tony de Castro, a Jesuit priest.

Progress happens because people engage in frank and respectful dialogue. Let's try this one.

What have you learned so far about the Reproductive Health bill?
Have you decided on your stand?

Let's talk about this. Yes, this is partly about sex, but also so much more.

Tune in!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Nov 2 on Rock Ed Radio >> "Por Dios, Por Santo!" (an All Saints' Day Rock Ed Radio special)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A priest or priestess is a person having the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities. Their office or position is the priesthood, a term which may also apply to such persons collectively.
Priests and priestesses have been known since the earliest of times and in the simplest societies. They exist in all or some branches of Judaism, Christianity, Shintoism, Hinduism, and many other religions, as well, and are generally regarded as having good contact with the deities of the religion to which he or she ascribes, often interpreting the meaning of events, performing the rituals of the religion, and to whom other believers often will turn for advice on spiritual matters.

In many religions, being a priest or priestess is a full-time job, ruling out any other career.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Nun is a woman who has taken special vows committing her to a religious life.[1] She may be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent. The term "nun" is applicable to Roman Catholics, Eastern Christians, Anglicans, Lutherans, Jains, Buddhists, and Taoists, for example. While in common usage the terms nun and sister are often used interchangeably, properly speaking a nun is a female religious who lives a contemplative life of prayer and meditation within a monastery while a sister (in the Christian religions) lives an active vocation of service to the needy, sick, poor, and uneducated.[2]


All Soul's Day on Rock Ed Radio!!! We will talk about Catholic vocations. Sr. Angeline, OSB (Order of St. Benedict) and Fr. Nono, SJ (Society of Jesus) will talk to us straight up about their career choice. :)

Can you take a vacation from a vocation?

Ikaw ba eh nag-isip nang mag madre o mag pare?
Kailan 'to at ano'ng nangyari?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Oct 26 on Rock Ed Radio >> Let's talk about Children

Ms. Carie Francisco of Save the Children, Ms. Lerie Luaton of Educational Research and Development Assistance (ERDA), together with Ginno Ray Corral of End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) will talk to us on the last Sunday of Children's Month.

Did you even know that October is Children's Month? (we didn't! good thing someone tipped us)

There is much to learn and no time to waste; our country should take care of its children, full stop.

Tune in this Sunday --this involves you too.

8pm Sunday on NU107

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oct 19 on Rock Ed Radio >> Heavy Mental Environmental

The musicians of The Dawn will ask the questions.

Ms. Earth 2007 Jessica Trisko and Ms. Earth-Water 2006 Cathy Untalan, Atty Gao Pronove (Greenhouse Gas Institute Executive Director) will most probably have the answers. If you have answers to questions regarding the environment or questions that need answers then this episode is for you. If that last sentence confused you, it's okay. Sometimes Environmental jargon can be confusing too-- consider that practice.

Lourd and Gang will just hang around and look from left to right enjoying the audio tennis game between beauty queens and The Dawn with a lawyer in between.

Let's un-jargon the jargon, shall we...?

For starters, tell me what you know about Greenhouse Gas. (diagnostic test)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Oct 12 on Rock Ed Radio >> Milk and Cigarettes

Contaminated milk and cigarettes that aren't talked about will be discussed this Sunday on Rock Ed Radio. Health UnderSecretary Alex Padilla will join Lourd, Gang and Erwin for a discussion on the Anti-Tobacco Law and the perils of unregulated dairy products.

Let's get to know the institution that is tasked to take care of our country's health. :)

Any questions?

Sunday, September 28, 2008


The gentlemen of the band called Itchyworms have issues on traffic enforcers, billboards, and many other things. Rock Ed Radio looks forward to having a conversation with them. We just want to ask Jugs Jugueta (pink), Jazz Nicolas (yellow), Kelvin Yu (blue) and Chino Singson (green) what they think they know about themselves and the world they live in. Writer Erwin Romulo joins us again. :) :)

Yes, this is our vaguest topic description ever. Which is why - clearly - you should tune in.

This will be interesting.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sept 28 on Rock Ed Radio >> BECAUSE ILOCOS

Let's talk about things we think we know-- but don't REALLY know about Ilocos.

Two Ilocano gentlemen will tell us all about it. Marcus Adoro (Markus Highway, Eraserheads) joins Prof. Arnold Azurin (UP Diliman) on air.

Ikaw, anong alam mo tungkol sa Ilocos at sa Ilocano?

(Sayang hindi pwede sumali si Aimee Marcos dahil out of town siya. "Aimee-Marcus-Adoro" sana yung title ng episode)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sept 21 on Rock Ed Radio >> REMEMBER SEPTEMBER

A few episodes ago, we had author Bobby Garcia guest but we were unceremoniously cut by a power failure.

So we shall have him back with us this Sunday to talk about his book, "To Suffer Thy Comrades" and his post-NPA life. It's also a good time to remember the 36th anniversary of Martial Law.

Ika nga ni Tado Jimenez, "once again, once more."

Post questions here.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sept 14 on Rock Ed Radio >> KUMUSTAHAN: Tagaytay 5, the radio episode, "Why me Lord...?" (hehehe)

Although we will seem to try to handle this radio episode with the kid gloves of a sense of humor, 859 days in jail is not funny at all.

Let's talk to (the group now known as) the Tagaytay 5. Arrested in Feb 2006 on charges of subversion etc, the political detainees were finally set free last week. Check out the Victory Party poster above.

At first we thought they'd hold the party at the appropriately named FREEDOM BAR along Anonas, but I think they chose a more aptly-named place: CONSPIRACY along Visayas. (hehehe)

Anyway, what is a political detainee?
Why are/were they deemed such?
How do you become a political detainee?

Seemingly basic questions, I know...but do we REALLY know the answers? I'm sure there are just causes, (cough*) so let's ask 5 people who were considered such. If you want to know more about them, then google. :)

After you read up, then tune in on Sunday.

Feat: the Tagaytay 5 and the Free Legal Assistance Group Lawyer, Atty Jose Manuel Diokno. (yaay!)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sept 7 on Rock Ed Radio >> LIFE CHOICES

Let's talk about the Reproductive Health bill. Now on the table. Talked about in Congress, debated on in religious circles. Somehow discussed in schools.

What do you know of the Reproductive Health bill?
Do you support or oppose it?

Okay, at the very least - stop ignoring it.

Let's talk about this. Frank and forward will be the night's attitude. So please, join the conversation.

The Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN) will give us an overview of the bill. Express their opinion. Then perhaps we can decide from there.

The following guests will be there to talk to us: Elizabeth Angsioco (SecGen, RHAN also Natl Chair -Democratic Socialist Women of the Phils, DWSP), Earnest Zabala (RHAN), Ramon San Pascual (Exec Dir Philippine Legislators' Committee on Population Devt, PLCPD) and Kiko de la Tonga (youth organizer, Pinagsamang Lakas ng Kababaihan at Kabataan, PILAKK)

Rock Ed Radio believes that we should never oppose nor support something without (even just a marginal amount of) understanding it.

So post. Comment. Complain. Choose.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Aug 31 on Rock Ed Radio>> Still About Peace

Let's talk to Robert Francis Garcia, author of "To Suffer Thy Comrades."Former NPA guerilla, Bobby Garcia published this gripping narrative of his journey as a young man in the CPP-NPA movement.

Today he is an educator, a writer, and a long-haired yogurt maker. (No, he is not the gay director of Cinderella, the musical. Iba yon.)

We really can't describe the book nor the author here, we're afraid we won't do it (nor him) justice. But we certainly hope that the proper authorities will give him, literally, that.(just google)

Question: What is your rebellion about?Post, share and tune in on Sunday @8pm. NU107.5 FM.

Friday, August 22, 2008

EMERGENCY EPISODE>> AUG 24 on Rock Ed Radio >> Focus Mindanao.

Due to the pressing situation in Mindanao, Rock Ed Radio decided to focus first on our questions regarding the recent events there.

UP Diliman Prof Arnold Azurin, PLM's Atty Adel Tamano, and Prof Bobby Garcia will talk about what's going on.

Question: What do you know/think about the conflict in Mindanao? Please share. Post here.

photo: "biting paper" lay out: Gang Badoy 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

August 17 on Rock Ed Radio >> KAMUSTA NAMAN CAGAYAN?

Sige nga, anong alam mo tungkol sa Cagayan de Oro?

Kilalanin natin ang ating (literal) na bayan. Ang mga probinsya ay ating iisa-isahin sa pamamagitan ng usapan.

Nominate who you think will best represent your province or region. (ex: Kidlat Tahimik - Baguio. Ambeth Ocampo -Pampanga. <--- haha parang byuti kontes.)

Ano ang number one produce ng CDO? (clue: hindi ham)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

August 10 on Rock Ed Radio >> Nagbabasa ka pa ba ng PERYODIKO?

Kausapin natin ang bandang Peryodiko. (Vin Dancel, Simon Tan, Abe Billano and Kakoy Legaspi)

Nagbabasa pa ba sila ng dyaryo? Ikaw, anong binabasa mong dyaryo?

Naniniwala ka ba sa lahat ng nababasa mo sa dyaryo?

Tutugtog din ang Peryodiko, syempre.

Masaya 'to.

Joee, the companion and bandmate of Tara, the musician who got shot during a jeep hold up, will join us on ROCK ED RADIO tonight to talk about what happened and how we can help.

Tune in 8pm NU107

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

August 3 on Rock Ed Radio>> Some Untold Stories of the Filipino-American War

Dimly, our parents and grandparents remember singing the 'Star Spangled Banner' every morning in school. For a stretch of time, the American flag waved above (or beside) the Philippine flag in all the public structures in most Filipino towns.

The Treaty of Paris was signed during the month of August. The Treaty wherein Spain "sold" the Philippines to the US for $20 Million.

Let's ask Lizza Nakpil what she has studied and observed about this period in our nation's history.

We also want to find out how the Phil-Am agreements of yore still affect us today.

Importante itong topic na ito, at KAILANGAN na nating pag-usapan. Panahon na, huy.

Ilang porsyento kaya sa asal at hilig mo ang Amer'kano?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

July 27 on Rock Ed Radio>> Taxi Dancing

Dictionary of terms:

"Kwentong taxi drayber" = ang dami mong alam na detalye
"Kain taxi drayber" = tatlo ang kanin mo sa isang ulam
"Para kang taxi drayber ah" = magaling ka sa directions o kaya marami kang alam na short cut

Kilala ba talaga natin ang ating mga taxi drayber? Kausapin natin sila sa Linggo.

1. Best taxi driver encounter?
2. Worst taxi drive encounter?
3. Ikaw, anong ma-a-advice mo sa mga taxi o PUV driver?
4. Ano tingin mo sa ugali natin bilang mga pasahero?

Para mapag usapan natin sa Linggo.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Due to popular demand. The BOUNCERS are getting their very own episode. Join Rock Ed Radio as they get gig-safety wisdom from the experts. Rico Santiago, chief guy, big honcho, top kahuna of EVENTSEC will tell us what he knows about US! (and our behaviour during the big ass gigs.)

EVENTSEC prides itself in understanding the effects of alcohol on your brain. So yes, there is a science to their protecting you.

You always see them. Silently standing by the exit areas. They hardly smile at your drunken mug because they always mean business. And your safety is their foremost concern. Yes, the protection of life, health and property is what they are about-- not annoying brat wimps with male-hood issues. Although sometimes it looks that way. They will harm you only if you are harmful to the greater number presently partying in the same event as you are.
The gentle (large) men of EVENTSEC are professionally trained, they are organized, smart, they offer a tight defense against scums of the gig earth. They are kind and will always be polite by default. And only when you mess with them do they show their fangs. (and their cement block biceps, and then you know that your choice to misbehave wasn't a a smart move at all.)
Rock Ed Radio and NU107 will always salute the men who keep the safety on while allowing us to rock our adolescent heads off.
And Rock Ed will always thank BINALOT (huh?) because the security guys will always ask for extra rice during an event, and BINALOT always gives us extra rice. Haha. So there.

Anyway, maybe you have an opinion, a story, an anecdote regarding safety at a gig?

Have you ever felt unjustly handled by a bouncer during a concert? (think about it again, did you deserve it? If you insist no, then tell us about your experience.) What do you think of these large, sober men when they stand in your way and grunt, "dun ang exit." End of conversation because you will dutifully turn 45 degrees or towards the directions his jaw line points to....

I'm sure you have stories. So share.

We'll wait. Sunday @8! Basta safety first.

Monday, July 7, 2008

July 13 on Rock Ed Radio >> ASAL KALYE

Motoring Journalist, Dong Magsajo of the Philippine Star will also invite people from the International Motor Show to guest on the radio show to talk to us about road ethics. (nakuuuuuuuuuuuu. madaming guilty) We invited some musicians to come and join us for the night. JP Tuason of Tuason Racing School will be there, too to talk about OUR road habits and the skill of driving.

Chips Guevara, an engineer who advocates clean energy by manufacturing engine additions to your diesel vehicle that will allow you to run on used vegetable oil! WATCH HERE

Anyway, please post here.

1. Ano ang pinaka-reklamo mo tungkol sa ugali ng mga drayber sa kalye?
2. Ano ang suggestion mo para ma-bawasan ang mga gago sa kalye?
3. May experience ka ba na nag sumbong ka sa mga "How's My Driving?" hotline at may nangyari?
4. IKAW! Paano ka magmaneho o tumawid ng kalye, aber?

5. Survey question: kung ayaw mo yung MMDA PINK na kulay, ano ang isa-suggest mong kulay kay Bayani at bakit. Tapos magpa-petition tayo. Sakit sa ulo minsan ng pink grabe. At kung ikaw in charge sa MMDArt, ano ipi-pintura mo pamatong sa mga graffiti?

(at anong comment mo sa mga ga-higanteng mukha sa billboard...naman...)

12 July Sun on Rock Ed Radio.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

July 6 on Rock Ed Radio>> MAAYO KAAYO*

Let's talk to the fine musicians from Cebu. Urbandub and Faspitch are now (sort of) based in Manila but are born and bred in the Queen City of the South!

Explore the experience of these artists, being transplanted (albeit temporarily) from their homes and making it (really making it) in the main music scene.

Any questions? Mangutana kamo diri, mag istorya sila kay Lourd ug kay Gang sa Rock Ed Radio, karong Linggo sa NU107.**

Post Q's here, then tune in on Sunday.

Cheers cheers.

*Visayan for "Sobrang galing" or "Magaling talaga"
**Ask questions here, then they will tell Lourd and Gang on Rock Ed Radio, this Sunday on NU107.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

June 29 on Rock Ed Radio>> "Half and Half"

Let's talk to the half-Pinoys who live here. Students from the British School Manila will guest and will tell us what their views are on their part-ethnicity.

Participants of Ms. Cherie Gil's DREAMPLAYS theater group, mostly borne of one Filipino parent. This should be interesting.

Naku. Mapapa-inggles na naman si Lourd at Gang. Patay tayo dyan.

Kayo, may tanong o comment ba kayo tungkol sa mga kaibigan o kakilala ninyong half-Pinoy? May distinct traits ba sila na iba sa ating mga puro? Ano ang mga advice na mabibigay ninyo sa kanila (lalo na yung mga kaka-transplant lang dito kasama ng kanilang re-settling mixed-race parents.)

Post here!

Monday, June 16, 2008

June 22 on Rock Ed Radio: "old school, new school"

On June 22, Sunday, Rock Ed Radio will talk to the people behind THE ONE SCHOOL a non-traditional business school in Makati, dubbing itself as "Real World Education."

Let's take a verbal tour of this whole new campus. The ONE SCHOOL offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship. Neat, for starters. Our main guest will be engineer/entrepreneur (bar none) Lex Ledesma. (maybe more guests will confirm through the week)

Joining us, too, will be representatives of the School of Fashion Arts where a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design and Marketing can be obtained. Not to be ignored is Spin City -- a school for DJ's. (ah hah. Didn't we say that education just got cooler...)

1. Is your old school, uh, old school?
2. What is your perception of a 'new' school?
3. Do you think this notion is true: that we choose our schools based on its traditions and not its actual education-method practice?

and now for the beauty contest question.........

4. If you could start your own school, what would it focus on? What kind of degrees would you want to offer? Why?

Post comments and questions here - so we can discuss on Sunday.
Teachers and parents are welcome to post here, too.

Join us, this Sunday. Rock Ed Radio classes begin at 8pm. Attendance never checked. Tests never given. Grades irrelevant. Just listen and learn on your own. Remember lessons only if you want to, apply theories only if it works for you.

Now..... what did we say again? (education just got.........................)

-Rock Ed Radio faculty and staff

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June 15 on Rock Ed Radio>> "Violently in Order."

High bloody time we talk about mixed martial arts and its place in the scene.

Let's hear it from Universal Reality Combat Championship's steers Alvin Aguilar, Bubbles Aguilar, Charles Diao and a couple of other fighters who are up to the challenge of talking about what they do best on-air. Chris Belardo, Pony's "Rock and Rumble" event chief-idea-guy will join us, too.

We got a lot of mixed reactions when we first decided to feature this topic, comments ranging from "too violent," "encourages rash reactions from my sons" ---all the way to --- "cool!" "astig yan" etc let's get to the bottom of this phenomenon called Mixed Martial Arts.

May alam ba kayo tungkol sa Mixed Martial Arts? Ano ang tingin ninyo sa mga kasapi sa mundong ito? (teachers and parents are encouraged to participate in this discussion as well)

Post comments and questions here.


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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June 8 on Rock Ed Radio >> Pride Reunion

Last year, we had Danton Remoto, Aiza Seguerra, Pam Pastor, Tatum Ancheta, Ramon Bautista, Jaime Garchitorena talk to us about coming out, courage, acceptance, challenges, advantages. This year, we're inviting them back on air to update us. I wonder if we are a kinder society at all when it comes to the rights of all?

Watch out this week for the possible additions to this roster of guests.

Tell us, are we any more progressive than last year when it comes to accepting the realities of homosexuality? What do you think?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

June 1 on Rock Ed Radio>> "Time Will Reveal" (ni El deBarge)

Patay kayo.

Where were you when this watch was the bomb?

June 1 is the day we remember the crannies of the 80's. (Dekada Otsenta)

May jelly shoes ka ba? (aka Crayons) Bla-bla? (tama ba spelling, Reg?) Manipis na necktie, argyle vest, red na topsiders, Weejuns, Haruta, Ricco shirts, Culture Club na stationary na craft paper? Alam mo ba kung saan ang Kirei? Bumibili ka ba no'n sa Reginas? tapos sa Tickles? La Tienda, Whistle Stop? Ikaw ba'y nagka-Trapper Keeper?
Patay ka. Sali ka dito sa usapan na 'to... kung kilala mo lahat ng Regal Babies.

At alam mo kung anong day sa That's Entertainment si Lotlot. (and Friends) Solid 'to. Lakers ka ba o Celtics? Alam mo ba kung ano ang F.E.N? (ayon) Alam mo ba kung saan ang Jazz Rhythms, Faces, ZigZag, Culture Club, Euphoria, Roxy's? (aba....)

Let's talk to the experts: The Ronnies, (Ene, Ronnie, Reg etc) Dan Gil (Chillitees), and the ultimate star of the shadow of the 80's ...... the man who is just a smile away....... Jaime Garchitorena. (sumikat ba 'to? haha loko lang, Jaime...) Raimund Marasigan! (Sandwich --"meron lang Betamax") Patay.

As of Thursday, May 29 -- Rogue Magazine's Erwin Romulo, 80s outskirts expert (kasi bata pa daw siya) will join us, pati na rin si Mon Guinto ng LomoManila, they will help us recall the music and party scene. (Corinthian par-teigh)

It is high time we remember the 80's with sheer knowledge of the decade and utter disrespect for what was cool. (ows?)

What do you remember most about the 80s?
What was the vibe then that's completely defunct now?
What do you miss most?
Which trend would you revive?

Post your comments and questions here.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

May 25 on Rock Ed Radio >> "INDIE: Ako, artist"

We are often surprised when we hear a good song on mainstream radio and find out that it's self-produced. Which raises the question: "Does a big label validate talent?"

Indie labels are on the rise but the self-produced work is another beast altogether.

Let's talk to artists who manage and produce themselves. Patrick Alvarez is producing "Wonder" his first album, Aimee Marcos is the drummer of the band called The Dorques (also self-producing so far...) and Dystocia Curve is a highly prolific band that is still in the outskirts of the scene. They have recorded approximately 60 tracks by now and they plan to release an album within the year.

Poet and Executive Producer of Panoramanila Pictures, Jourdan Sebastian will tell us about the behind-the-scenes vibe of the independently produced film entitled "Ploning."

The creative scene in the Philippines is brimming with robust talent. Why wait for the breaks, they say? Well, they're not. (Bravo)

What do you think of self-producing? Will you ever self-publish, produce, record, distribute?

Artist, produce thyself!

Tell us why or why not.

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Illustration by Hey copyright 2006

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Monday, May 12, 2008

May 18 on Rock Ed Radio>> Ugaling Teatro

Ang labo ng panahon! Minsan mainit. Tapos minsan baha.
Kaya mag swimming muna tayo. (Non sequitur)
Sa laot ng teatro!

So ----

Kausapin natin ang mga batikang beterano sa teatro. Kilalanin natin sila.


Critically acclaimed maldita Cherie Gil of DREAMPLAYS.

'Big time' actor Nor Domingo not-so-sometimes famous for his coffee TVC's, indie films and his roles in the plays of PETA.

Repertory hero (dating gumanap ng "Miong" sa kwento ng buhay ni Emilio Aguinaldo) na si Rem Zamora.

Kakausapin din tayo ni Bituin Escalante tungkol sa mga productions niya abroad at ano ang pakiramdam na mayroong (declared unofficial created by a fan) website na tungkol lamang sa kanya. (wuhoo)

Para sa iyo, ano ang misconceptions about actors?
Ginusto mo ba sumali man lang sa teatro sa eskwelahan? Kung oo, pero hindi ka sumali, ano ang pumigil sa iyo?

Maarte lang ba ang pwede maging artista sa teatro?

Maarte ka ba?

Post comments and questions here.

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

May 11 on Rock Ed Radio>> GAME ON: (gaming in the Philippines)

Historically, a gamer was someone who played role-playing games or war games, but more recently the term has come to include computer and video game players. Although the term technically includes those who do not necessarily consider themselves gamers (ie, casual gamers), it is a commonly used term to identify persons who spend as much of their leisure time as possible playing or reading about games. *

PLAYGROUND Magazine's Mirra, Karen and JL will talk to us about what they know about gaming and games and gamers. We also got in touch with Phil from Level-Up Games and we will wait for his confirmation. Let's hope they join us, too. (as of May 10 -- Mon Macutay, Marketing Manager of Level Up Games will join us.)

What do you think of Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Games? (MMORPG) Games like World of Warcraft, Everquest, Ragnarok...

If you are not a gamer, what do you think of them?

What about console games like Tekken, Halo, Guitar Hero, Final Fantasy, Counterstrike, Command and Conquer, Starcraft, Grand Theft from Wii.....Zelda, Mario Kart.. etc.

Which ones do you play? Do you consider yourself a gaming addict?

Kung wala kang alam na NI-ISANG game na nabanggit ka na rin. We want to know if there are NON-GAMERS in the house.

For two pizzas again, courtesy of Route 196... sino ang gaming addict sa Rock Ed Radio, si Lourd, si Gang, o si Shannen? Lahat? Wala? Dalawa sa kanila?

Post comments and questions here.


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Monday, April 28, 2008

May 4 on Rock Ed Radio>> "To tat or not to tat...." (working title: "don't tat my pwet")

Always wanted a tattoo? Or very certain that you don't want one.

Let's explore the wide world of body art.
More than just needles and ink, this ancient art identified the warriors and tribes of yore.

Artists Cuerpo and Sambajon of P&P Tattoo will be with us along with proprietor and tat men, Ronian Poe and Joel Poniente. Last I heard they will bring a tat machine to the studio and will tat someone live on air. The toss up is between Lourd, Gang or DJ Shannen or Monica. Ayos.

Good luck.

Ask your tat questions now.

Raffle question to win 2 pizzas from Route 196 c/o Rock Ed Radio: SINO ANG MAY TATTOO? Si Gang o si Lourd. O wala? O pareho? Si Shannen o Francis ba meron?

Poster by Gang Badoy
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Monday, April 21, 2008

April 27 on Rock Ed Radio >> HULING BALITA

A tale of two families.

Burgos : one son, Jonas, missing since April 28, 2007. Read more.

Quintos: two sons, Paul and Michael murdered Dec 13, 1997. Read more.

Both families will be represented during the show.

Listen to Rock Ed Radio
27 April 2008

107.5 FM
The Home of NURock

Post advance comments and questions regarding our justice system. Suggestions, reactions, may or may not be confined to these two cases. We want to know what you think. Any first-hand experiences with Philippine courts?

photo and lay-out: GangBadoy 2008
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