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D. M. Reyes

D. M. Reyes teaches English, Literature, and Creative Writing at the Ateneo de Manila University. He keeps track of today’s exciting p o e t r y scene while teaching creative writing and through the various national writing workshops. He is finishing a book of personal essays on Southeast Asia and Japan where he researched on traditional iconography and territorial symbols.

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José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes’ PRESENT VALUES

Durham, North Carolina. Backbone Press. 2022, E-Chapbook Edition. 2018, First Print Edition. 25 pages. Where Global Poetry prods diverse expression, the Anglo-American region has encouraged...

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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 & 77th National Executive Board Meeting of the League of Cities of the Philippines held in Cebu City last April 11. His leadership method...

SM Foundation mobilizes relief ops after fire hits Manila communities

A massive fire tore through the low-income communities of Parola and Isla Puting Bato in Tondo, Manila, leaving an estimated 1,000 families homeless after their homes were gutted by the blaze.  In the aftermath, the SM Foundation and SM Supermalls activated its Operation Tulong Express (OPTE), providing about...

GCash kicks off 3rd ImaGnation Innovation Challenge on Sustainability to help equip new generation of fintech leaders

In line with its thrust to help develop the Filipino youth to become well-rounded and globally competitive future fintech leaders, GCash, the country’s number one finance app, has launched the 3rd ImaGnation: GCash Innovation Challenge. This year’s ImaGnation will give Filipino youth a chance to pitch their innovative ideas on...

PAGCOR WELCOMES LAWYER WILMA EISMA AS NEW PRESIDENT AND COO

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) today welcomed its new President and Chief Operating Officer, lawyer Wilma Eisma, who took her oath of office before Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin in Malacanang this morning. “We are happy to welcome Atty. Wilma Eisma as PAGCOR’s new President and COO,”...

Commitment to Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Standards pact signed Today in Hokkaido Japan

Today, April 19, 2024, Hotel101 Global Pte. Ltd, (“Hotel101 Global”) in partnership with esteemed engineering firms Kamita Sekkei and Technocrew, alongside the contractor of Hotel101-Niseko project - Iwata Chizaki Inc., signs its commitment to the creation of the environmentally forward Hotel101-Niseko. This endeavor cements the partners' joint...

Farming futures

While modern agricultural techniques boost yields for some, there remains a number of Filipino farmers who struggle to keep pace. These experienced hands find themselves falling behind in a market demanding higher production, clinging to familiar yet often inefficient methods passed down through generations. One farmer from Pampanga,...

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) Advocacy for English Proficiency through Literature project. The NJLA-LGU project is the brainchild of Philippines Graphic, initiator of the NJLA and the Philippines Graphic...

JPEPA Nurse and Certified Careworker Candidates Applications Now Open

The recruitment is now ongoing for the forthcoming batch of candidates for nurse and certified careworker under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS), is accepting applications to fill...

Filipinos love concerts, but venue infrastructure gaps are a threat to the experience

Countries with better, bigger, and more competitive concert venues have reaped economic benefits, especially with the massive and significant influence of popular international acts like pop superstar Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour and Coldplay’s World Tour in consumer behavior and spending.  Driving tens of thousands of ‘Swifties’ and concert...

Urgent Call for Action: Strengthening the Philippine Clean Air Act to Safeguard Public Health and Environment

As the Philippines gears up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Philippine Clean Air Act in 2024, it's vital to acknowledge both the progress made and the challenges that persist in the work towards cleaner air. Despite strides in technology and environmental awareness over the past decades,...

Metro Retail earns PhP618 million in 2023

Continues initiatives for growth For the full year 2023, Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI) reported an aggregate net income of PhP618.0 million vs PhP917.3 million in 2022, a slippage of 32.6%. In terms of core net income which excludes one-time gains such as accounting adjustment on leases...

Great savings from Our Home SM Mall of Asia 5-day sale  

Planning for a home refresh this summer?   As temperature rises, so do the savings at OUR HOME SM Mall of Asia on its 5-Day Sale from April 17-21. Now is the best time to shop for the home refresh that you’ve been wanting to do with OUR HOME’s...