Ang Dapat Natin Mabatid Ukol Sa Kapayapaan

Sa panahong ito, maraming lugar ang hindi nakararanas ng giyera at malawakang dahas. Mismong bansa natin ay maituturing mapayapa. Ngunit ito rin ang rason kung bakit maraming hindi naka-aalam at nakakaintindi sa mga sigalot na nangyayari sa iba't ibang kapuloan ng ating bansa. Masaya na ang karamihan na ang labanan na nakikita ay nasa mga larong tulad ng Counter-Strike at Call of Duty. Madali para iba na ipag-sawalang bahala ang kalagayan ng bayan basta hindi sila naapektuhan. Continue reading

Dakila April Fools' - 3 Reasons Why Good Design for Non-profits is No Joke

"Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It’s a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy." — Erik Adigard Avid followers of DAKILA's Facebook page were in for a shock last week when they were greeted with a complete redesign of our organization’s look.  No, we weren’t hacked or suddenly abandoned by our artist-advocates. Rather, the DAKILA creative team decided to have a bit of fun on April Fools’ Day and make a point about good design for advocacy.  Continue reading

[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Dabawenyas Fight for Their Rights With Women’s Rights and Self Defense Seminar

Davao City Philippines, March 23, 2016 -- In an effort to bring more awareness to women’s rights and how women can fight for their rights, Dakila Davao and JCI Duwalng, in partnership with Bagani Martial Arts Center presents “FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS” a Women’s Rights & Self Defense Seminar on March 29, 2016 at the NCCC Mall of Davao Atrium, from 3pm-7pm in the evening. This event is in partnership with Bagani Martial Arts Center and NCCC Mall of Davao, supported by Davao Today and Perfect Napkins. Continue reading

A History Of Forgetting

“Hindi tayo ang nakaraan (We are not the past),” the man in the video states. It’s a clever advertising trick: recognizing the competition’s attack while casually tossing it away. It’s offense as well as defense; a move befitting the son of one of the most cunning political players in world history.  Continue reading

A Decade of Birthing

Dakila 10th Anniversary Statement   In 2005, we started a revolution. A group of artists led by Lourd de Veyra, Buhawi Meneses, Noel Cabangon, Ronnie Lazaro and Tado Jimenez bonded to utilize their “powers” to inspire their public towards social involvement. Using the superhero mythology as a way to capture public interest, they extoled the virtue of joy and humor to uplift the nation’s spirit and encouraged the people to believe in their own potentials and strength, that they can be the heroes of their time. Since then, the road to being Dakila has been long and hard and the journey is far from over. Continue reading

'Heneral Luna': Para sa bayan o sarili?

What makes a hero? Heroism seems absurd in this time of hashtags and Facebook memes. In fact, calling someone a hero is to invite mockery, sarcasm and insult. So here we are now, living in a time we desperately need one. Continue reading

Growing Up Lumad

  Before I can share with you what it’s like to grow up as a Lumad in the city, I need to first talk about my grandmother: Clara Betil Icdang, one of the smartest people I know. Continue reading