According to many, Brocka’s Manila in the Claws of Light (Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag, 1975) is a masterful mix of melodrama and a political commentary on the political atmosphere at the time. The miniature sketch attempts to think about a clear delimitation between different political poles in the light of reading Brocka’s film.

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