The growing of Bingo Plus

“A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.”— Chinese proverb JUDGING FROM ITS FINANCIAL INDICATORS SINCE IT burst into the scene in 2022, one...

Boy in the Forest

Small step by small step I walk slowly toward the edge of the forest. It is early morning. I can hear familiar morning sounds. This is where Father takes me sometimes to gather firewood, herbs and edible mushrooms while I hold on to him. This time I am alone....

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...

CAP celebrates 41 years of Art & Cultural Advocacy

Co-founded in 1983 by multi-awarded late director and National Artist for Cinema Lino Brocka, the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) had its 41st...

Largest indoor bear installation spotted at SM City Dasmarinas

SM City Dasmariñas is serving up major cuteness overload with their latest attraction – a massive and cuddly bear that's sure to bring a...

SM INVESTMENTS LISTS USD 500 MILLION DEBT NOTES ON SINGAPORE EXCHANGE

PASAY CITY, Philippines, 18 July 2024 – SM Investments Corporation (SM Investments) successfully priced a USD 500 million drawdown from its USD 3 billion...

Literature

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,...

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...

Boy in the Forest

Small step by small step I walk slowly toward the edge of the forest. It is early morning. I can hear familiar morning sounds. This is where Father takes me sometimes to gather firewood, herbs and edible mushrooms while...

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...

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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

2 poems

He Thinks Sounds Succumb to Extinction Perhaps he no longer gives the same attention to the sounds that once fed his senses: like the inconsolable sounds of waves through an empty conch; the raspy blows produced when his neighbor winnows the newly-milled rice, letting the winds trawl for bran; the noise...

The Lake Has Craters

As Zac walked towards the archives building, he noticed a bent betel tree growing dangerously close beside an old Ficus. Both old and young...

Worthy of YOU

Maru…my love I believe that you will make this world a better place, You and I will carry the weight of that hope, To be an example of a woman who doesn’t...

The Room

She found herself in an empty room. At first, she thought she was just dreaming. But the more she looked around, the more she...

Dreamcatcher

Tell me there is no death. But simply a change in dimension Worlds divided by linear comprehension. Worlds made invisible by mortal measure. Tell me it is but...