Labor group welcomes appointment of new NBI Chief

The Federation of Free Workers (FFW) extended its warm congratulations to Retired Judge Jaime Santiago on his appointment as the new Chief of the...

Palihang Rogelio Sicat to hold its 17th workshop in June; political detainee among its 15 chosen writers for 2024

The prestigious Palihang Rogelio Sicat (Rogelio Sicat Writers Workshop) will hold its 17th iteration at the Clark Free Port Zone in Mabalacat City, Pampanga, from June 5 to June 9. And for the first time since it was conceptualized in 1984, the PRS is including among its 15 chosen writers...

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...

Bicolano Rice Farmer Exceeds Own Record of Producing Yield More than Thrice the National Average

SeedWorks Philippines continues to support PH goal to be rice sufficient A farmer has just breached his own record for producing the highest reported yield...

Innovation for good: From malls to school halls

PASAY CITY, Philippines, June 25, 2024 – Just a few short years after the first SM mall opened its doors, its founder Mr. Henry...

GCash, Meridian give US-based Filipinos access to cash-in from over 12,000 US banks

GCash, the Philippines’ top finance app and largest cashless ecosystem, has enabled cash-ins and remittances from a selection of over 12,000 US banks to...

Literature

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...

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...

Palihang Rogelio Sicat to hold its 17th workshop in June; political detainee among its 15 chosen writers for 2024

The prestigious Palihang Rogelio Sicat (Rogelio Sicat Writers Workshop) will hold its 17th iteration at the Clark Free Port Zone in Mabalacat City, Pampanga, from June 5 to June 9. And for the first time since it was conceptualized in...

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...

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...

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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

The 2024 NICK JOAQUIN LITERARY AWARDS’ 82 GRAPHIC SALUTE AWARDEES

“Publication is the first hurdle of a writer who wants the public to read his or her work. Publication is the first level of the competition for public awareness. To breeze past the line-up of a hundred or more...

The Heart Wants What It Wants

Such a slim volume but how sharply it connects, the Reader muses, feeling as though a door were creaking open as Annie Ernaux’s “Simple...

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...

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...