(Billboard up today, May 19 until Friday, May 21)
History has delegated the 1st of May as Labor Day, in recognition of the workers of the world. But in this month of May, the Philippines Graphic takes a step back in time and opens a door not many Filipinos have entered. It is a door that leads us to the womb of the Filipino working class—in the beginnings and development of the Philippine trade union movement, in hopes of understanding the voice and viewpoint of labor unions today.
In an essay penned by noted public anthropologist and film critic Tito Genova Valiente, we witness poetry and fiction welling from the hearts and minds of Filipino poets, novelists, short story writers, and essayists whose life experiences involved organizing and leading in trade union movements here and even in America.
We give you the Obrero poets and fiction writers—Andres Bonifacio, Lope K. Santos, Amado V. Hernandez, Manuel Arguilla, Carlos Bulosan, Edgardo M. Reyes, Jose Ma. Sison, and Eman Lacaba
Also, in this issue:
The Philippine labor situation in the time of COVID-19
Philippine Mining Industry: Prospecting for positive outcomes
Possibilities for a Brighter Future: Achieving Zero Waste by 2030 Wellness Section: Medical tourism
Motoring Plus: What you need to know about buying cars during the
Literature: Margaret Atwood, John Grisham, and Celene Ngo— contributors to pandemic novel
CATCH ALL THESE AND MORE IN THE PHILIPPINES GRAPHIC MAY 2021 REGULAR ISSUE…