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Thai PM ends presser by spraying reporters with disinfectant

TOP PHOTO: Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha sprays alcohol mist on a front row of reporters sitting inside the press conference room at the...

COVID-19 and the Filipinos in Vienna, Austria

ABOVE PHOTO: Cindy Valenzuela had a close call with the COVID-19 virus. Cindy is the granddaughter of Dr. Pio Valenzuela, hero of the Philippine...

My aunt and her Singer sewing machine

It was hidden for ages together with other stuff dumped in the utility room of our family home and forgotten, probably rusting—my aunt’s old...

Love reigns eternal in the age of COVID-19

Photo by Bernard Testa Donning face masks, lovers pose under a roar of clouds in Barangay Paenan, Boso-Boso in Antipolo City. With their mobile phones,...

Seed giving, seed swapping & heirloom seeds

Text and photos by Bernard Testa Percy Duclayan is a long-time welder at the Balili Stainless Steel and Allied Works in Ligtasan, Antipolo, Rizal. But...

Do not delay screening for breast cancer

Photos by Bernard Testa When the entire island of Luzon was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) back in mid-March, a number of women failed...

Her night market

As evening moves to embrace the land, Aling Linda arranges the snack food, bananas, cucumber, and assorted fruits and vegetables borne from the mountains...

Julian Miguel Bondoc Alquinto: Poetry, Kid Andromeda, and saving the world

His mother remembers with fondness where she got the name for her only son. “It’s a favorite name of mine. Sa lahat ng tula ko...

Kitchen confidence: Pandemic essentials

I’m assured that the provisions you are sending will have a hard time getting through, even in a crate,” wrote the journalist Colette to...

Carmen Linda Atayde: Life in perfect phases

Like a flawlessly solved puzzle, everything fell into place for Carmen Linda Macasil-Atayde by the time she reached the age of 25. In 1965, at...

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