City of Sto. Tomas, Batangas Mayor starts the ball rolling for NJLA-LGU English Proficiency through Literature project

STO. TOMAS, BATANGAS—The City of Sto. Tomas, Batangas is the first local government partner of the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards (NJLA)-Local Government Unit (LGU)...

Edith L. Tiempo: Up close and personal

I met Edith L. Tiempo on the night I won my first national literary award in 1979, from Focus Philippines. She headed the panel of judges.  My story “Old and Unborn” placed third, but having her as one of the judges made me feel like a first prize winner,...

Poetry

Two Poems

ELEGY I am trying to catch the best of Life as lived with my grandchildren I am trying to comprehend death When I see humans good as dead As...

Along the Astral Sky

For that one person that I never met,why does my heart feel so shallow?you take a huge portion of my soulyet somehow we never...

Gantsilyo

Yarn, like stemsWinding around a steel bough. Shaped into something different,Gloves, a scarf – a present
For your absentee mother. Stalks pulled apart by tensionWith lasting curls,
Never...

Planting Season

They start when the sunlight isstill soft. They wear their sarok, farm’subiquitous item. From afar, theylook like banana plants that sag at the weightof...

All within 15 minutes: Urban planning concept city to rise in Pasay

For the modern urban dweller, 15 minutes is a lot of time. A lot of productive things can be done—a high-intensity, interval training (HITT) workout...

This Sunday is Mang Inasal’s National Halo-Halo Blowout Delivery Exclusive

Mang Inasal, the Philippines’ Halo-Halo Destination, extends its level up summer treat to its customers across the country with the National Halo-Halo Blowout Delivery...

Mayor AJAM elected as Focal Mayor for Games and Amusement

Sto. Tomas, Batangas Mayor Atty. Arth Jhun Aguilar Marasigan was elected as FOCAL MAYOR for Games and Amusement at the recently concluded 44th Convergence...

Literature

Graphic Reader trilingual editor takes home the Premio Antonio M. Abad Award

For her arresting collection of poems, Soy (I am), multi-awarded poet, essayist, and trilingual writer Marra PL. Lanot won the Hispanic-Philippine Literature Award at...

The humor of D. Paulo Dizon

A Google-search of his name will not yield much data or information. He is probably one of the Filipino fiction writers from the 1950s...

Edith L. Tiempo: Up close and personal

I met Edith L. Tiempo on the night I won my first national literary award in 1979, from Focus Philippines. She headed the panel of judges.  My story “Old and Unborn” placed third, but having her as one of...

Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta: Portrait of the Filipino Woman as Poet

The late great Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta became one of the Philippines’ major poets “regardless of gender” but her first love was music, and she...

Paz Marquez-Benitez: Between literature and history

Philippine history boiled, bubbled, and spewed trouble in the years that marked the birth and growing up years of Paz Marquez-Benitez. The future short story...

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Graphic Plus

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON TEMPORARY SYSTEM DOWNTIME This is to inform the public that...

 Groundbreaking ceremony of  DoubleDragon’s CentralHub in Negros Occidental

Today, August 11, 2023, DoubleDragon's  CentralHub conducted the groundbreaking ceremony on...

 Meralco, Robinsons Land partner to boost ILP capacity 

 The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) teamed...

Feature

Pete Lacaba & Marra Lanot: On marriage and the muse

This Valentine’s month, we present to our readers a time capsule; a love story first put into words by noted journalist Pablo A. Tariman in a 1981 article published by the defunct Celebrity Magazine. It speaks of a time...

Pete Lacaba & Marra Lanot: On marriage and the muse

This Valentine’s month, we present to our readers a time capsule; a love story first put into words by noted journalist Pablo A. Tariman...

The full circle of Tony, Nick & Pete

Photo by Bernard Testa The last decade of the 20th century saw the third re-emergence of the Philippines Graphic—this time, under the ownership of the...

Project Coffee

When God created the world in seven days, probably, there was already coffee on the third day. To fast forward human existence, coffee was...

Red Is the River that Runs

Blood has a peculiar, coppery taste in the mouth. Carmen smells it first, a familiar metallic tang from rusted iron reminiscent of white sartin...

The full circle of Tony, Nick & Pete

Photo by Bernard Testa The last decade of the 20th century saw the third re-emergence of the Philippines Graphic—this time, under the ownership of the...

Lifestyle

UP atmospheric physicist takes to the skies with NASA: Monitoring air quality on NASA817

Dr. Gerry Bagtasa of the University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Science–Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (UPD–CS IESM) took flight with the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) recently, as part of an air pollution measurement campaign called ASIA-AQ...

“No patent, no right”: UP lawyer highlights scientists’ need to protect inventions

In the ‘90s, Dr. Neila Cortes-Maramba of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Manila led a team of scientists investigating 10 medicinal plants in the Philippines. Two of these...

A PINOY PHOTOGRAPHER IN AMAZING CHANG MAI

Every year, some 20 to 24 million tourists visit one of the oldest kingdoms in Southeast Asia—Siam, presently referred to as Thailand. Located at the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand...

Novartis offers solutions to medicine access problem through its access principles

A major problem emerged at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFMA) reported at that time, the COVID-19 vaccines were not...

The Philippines Graphic Reader

STUDENT’S CORNER

When the Philippines Graphic Reader started in February 2022, it became the first and only nationally-circulated, monthly, literary magazine in the country devoted to Philippine literature in English. This year, on its third year, it transitions to being an...

ISSA, ONE AND ONLY

I am Issa—the one and only. My parents named me Juan, which in English sounds like “one.” In Tagalog, “one” is isa, just like...

Arranging Furniture at Midnight

I move chairs at midnight, Adjusting my wife’s preference Which one is facing which. The cats are doing football Banging on tables and walls. All six of them, Siamese versus...

The Times, They Are A-Changing

Saturday. The afternoon’s stifling heat is rising in waves. Rogie crosses the road and pushes the gate of the compound of Dr Rieu’s residence....

Patterns

The chisel as creator Lends shape to wood, to stone. Shape being the truth of character, Reality of body and bone, Sculpted fact of form, The confidence of matter. The...