First, a little history: less than a decade ago, a magazine of the same name was run in the Ateneo, when a group of writers from The GUIDON—disagreeing with crucial decisions made by the Editorial Board—broke ties with the organization and formed their own independent publication.
Earlier, in 2001, The GUIDON had decided to expand its reach with the creation of an online lifestyle magazine, Alt+G, later renamed as g Magazine.
In 2012, The GUIDON’s online magazine takes a sharp turn from the geniality of the letter g.
Katipunan, as the long stretch of concrete we Ateneans are all too familiar with, bears witness to a multitude of stories—dramatic encounters, shady transactions and sordid car crashes. It is a place of blinding lights and blaring noise, as well as haunting darkness and harrowing silence.
A hundred and fourteen years after the Philippine Revolution, the name Katipunan continues to evoke a spirit of subversion and revolution. The avenue of the same name is a place of clashing cultures, and thus a place where stories unfold, inviting all of us to listen.
This new online publication is a home to that clash of culture: from the screen to the stage, from the written word to the consonance of sound, from pop culture to highbrow art, from the rumble of the thoroughfare to the warbling chatter of the Web.
Welcome to Katipunan Magazine—the word on the street, the sound of the underground.
Editor’s Note: This article originally claimed that Alt+G was formed a few years after the old Katipunan Magazine. This was an oversight that has now been corrected.
Updated June 5, 2012, 10:15 PM.
Updated June 6, 2012, 9:08PM.