Daily Archive: June 5, 2018

Boracay at crossroads: Tourism or land reform

Boracay at crossroads: Tourism or land reform

(Last of two parts) When President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would place Boracay under land reform, many residents and property owners on the world-famous resort island were incredulous. With most of the island developed for commercial and residential purposes amid unresolved land ownership issues, land reform was the last thing many expected to happen […]

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Shannen Doherty’s Heathers Reboot Is Canceled at Paramount Network

Sneak peek from the #Heathers set….. jealous much? @tvland

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If you were looking forward to the reboot of Heathers, based on the 1988 cult classic, we have bad news. Keith Cox, president of development at Paramount Network, released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter announcing the news that the series is no longer a go. The decision was made out of respect for the string of school shootings this year, including the most recent tragedy in Santa Fe, TX.

“This was a very difficult decision. We had multiple meetings, and in the end, we didn’t feel comfortable right now airing the series,” Cox shared. “This is a bold move and we stand behind it.” Cox went on to explain, “This is a high school show, we’re blowing up the school, there are guns in the school, it’s a satire and there are moments of teachers having guns. It’s hitting on so many hot topics.” Because of that, the network felt it would contradict their support for the survivors of the school shootings.

“This company can’t be speaking out of both sides of its mouth, saying the youth movement is important for us and we’ve done all these wonderful things to support that and at the same time, we’re putting on a show that we’re not comfortable with,” Cox stated.

The reboot, which was set to star Shannen Doherty reprising her role as the original Heather Duke, also saw Selma Blair tapped to play a new character named Jade, Heather Duke’s stepmother. There was also a trailer released in January teasing what fans could expect from the show including a genderqueer Heather and a black lesbian Heather, played by Brendan Scannell and Jasmine Mathews, respectively.

Unfortunately, we won’t have the series to look forward to for now (the show is reportedly being shopped at other networks), but we’ll forever have the best quotes from the original to spew at a moment’s notice.

12 Dystopian Books to Read If You Couldn’t Put Down The Hunger Games

There’s a soft spot in our hearts for Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in Lionsgate’s adaptation of The Hunger Games, but we definitely shouldn’t forget about Suzanne Collins’s dystopian novel that started the entire franchise. It’s a page-turner of a book about the society of Panem, where teenagers called tributes are forced to enlist in a high-stakes televised fight to the death called the Hunger Games.

While it might be overlooked as a young adult series, The Hunger Games actually discusses important themes like inequality and consumerism. It also features Katniss Everdeen as its protagonist, a strong female character’s who is as tough as she is vulnerable.

If you can really appreciate Suzanne Collins’s themes and characters, you’ll enjoy the following books, which range from dystopian teen series like Divergent to classroom classics like Lord of the Flies.

Gloom descends on Pangasinan villages hit by massive fishkill

Gloom descends on Pangasinan villages hit by massive fishkill

LINGAYEN, Pangsinan — Villages hosting “bangus” (milkfish) cages and pens in Bolinao and Anda towns look gloomy these days. Instead of caretakers feeding fish stocked in the pens, they are busy removing dead, stinking milkfish and putting these in sacks to be buried somewhere on the mainland or a nearby island.

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