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16 Presidents: Thoughts on politics and the presidency

(Elections stand as the chief reforming mechanism in a democracy. How well has the Philippines fared in the parade of Presidents elected from the...

HIDILYN DIAZ: Weightlifting’s not all strength and power, it’s a mind game, too

The young and innocent wildcard four Olympics ago is now a jaded veteran in search of the ultimate—a gold medal. It’s a case of a...

EJ OBIENA: Leaping to Olympic glory

At 6-foot-2, Ernest John “EJ” Obiena could have been hitting hoops like any other Filipino his height. But thanks to his parents, track and field...

Q&A with Hidilyn & EJ

Months before the Tokyo Olympics, Sam Corrales—TV producer, dance fitness instructor, host, and courtside reporter—interviewed Olympic qualifiers Hidilyn Diaz and EJ Ebuena at the...

Of Labor & Literature

It is a tale of conflict as old as societies and governments. In the age of antiquity, it was between master and slave. During...

2 writers : Manuel E. Arguilla & Edgardo M. Reyes

They were never part of the trade union movement. In the labor-management schism that afflicted workers in their millions, the likes of Manuel E....

The Mighty Words: Writers of Protest and Revolution

Speak of protest and one speaks of proletariat literature. The notion of labor leaders and activists carry with it the stipulation of the simplistic...

In dubious battle: Organized labor in the time of COVID-19

TOP PHOTO: Building workers. A young man, hoists a bucket of cement up during the rebuilding, renovation, of a building in Tabuk on the...

LOOK! The Philippines Graphic May issue on Obrero Poets and Fiction Writers is the LED billboard display on the wall of the GA Tower...

(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...

Ode to Obrero poets and fiction writers

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...

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