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Typhoon Ompong’s trail of destruction

The death toll from the passage of Typhoon Ompong has been pegged at 81 after the tragic landslide in a mining community in Itogon,...

Switching to the right financial mindset

JJ Atencio on using the quarantine to reexamine one’s wealth & develop an entrepreneurial mindset If there’s anything the COVID-19 pandemic revealed, it’s the fact...

No job too big or too small: In Sto. Tomas City, Batangas, dreams and teams work together

Many Sto. Tomasinos lost their jobs and other sources of income under the devastating strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of the...

The road taken: Transforming Biñan in 365 days

Only 34 kilometers south of Manila, Biñan City in Laguna province has served as a suburban residential community of Metro Manila, accessible via the...

One year later

Secretary William Dar: Up close Clad in a long-sleeved, white barong and dark, formal trousers, Secretary William D. Dar marked his second year as Agriculture Secretary while the entire Metro Manila went on its second day under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). Last year,...

New thinking for Philippine Agriculture

Q&A with Agriculture Secretary William Dar William Dollente Dar was only seven months in office as Agriculture Secretary when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in earnest and plunged the entire Luzon into Emergency Community Quarantine (ECQ) during the first month of the pandemic....

Writers in a time of lockdown

Seven weeks into the lockdown of Luzon with a bit less than two more weeks of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to go and the world looked like it had come uncomfortably close to the fictive realm of several dystopian stories—yet the apocalypse in...

Quarantine Chronicles: ‘A Stranger’s Love’

Carla Villanueva Manas was no stranger to a stressful but well-managed life.  As former general manager of media outfit CNN Philippines, she’d had a taste of the daily grind. Each day, she slogged it out in a 21st-century newsroom with more than the average...

The plight of ABS-CBN: Of dual citizenship and foreign ownership of mass media

By Justice Noel Gimenez Tijam (Ret.) Robust debates recently sparked following the renewal initiatives of the congressional franchise of a mass media giant that is ABS-CBN. Some propose a rather simplified solution to the controversy by invoking past legislative acts where the lower House...

We will survive

The Philippines Graphic is once again at a critical juncture. Thirty years ago, my father, the late ambassador and business mogul-philanthropist Antonio L. Cabangon Chua, helped resurrect a magazine that had lived through various owners since 1927. It was a time of great hopes and...

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