Sultan Kudarat invokes the Abu Sayyaf against the MetroManila skyline


Sultan Kudarat invokes the Abu Sayyaf against the MetroManila skyline

This Statue of Sultan Kudarat serves as Icon, ominous but sanitized by the Luneta tourist nullity. The seme of hero obtrudes as a dissonant sign in a locus of neglect and marginality, of reification by capitalist megamalls in the background, signified by high-rise hotels and business towers
heralding the victory of capitalisty globalization.

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E.SAN JUAN, Jr. directs the Philippines Cultural Studies Center, Washington DC, USA and lectures at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines.
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