Friday, December 9, 2022

Essay

Island landmarks, heritage houses & music-making of a lifetime

Pablo Tariman in his hometown Baras, Catanduanes contemplating the island by the sea. (Photo: Floyd Evangelista Flores) As I turn 74 in December, I like to...

Rebuilding better: Women entrepreneurs reboot their businesses

More than 30 women entrepreneurs from across the Philippines have seen their businesses recover after taking part in the FLIP YOUR BIZ program delivered...

The Prince of Tagurabong

I lived in a big house with my widowed mother, a grandmother and an unmarried aunt. My mother, Sofia Villasin Peñaranda, was a schoolteacher....

Women in Philippine politics and how they get there

March is women’s month, thus, among other stories, this take on women in Philippine politics, not by a political pundit, nor a social scientist...

WMRC: A heartbeat away from Manila’s landmark attractions

From 1912 to 2003, the country’s premier horse racing events were held at what used to be the San Lazaro Hippodrome in the heart...

Covering the essential Blas F. Ople

A journalist remembers how the former labor and foreign affairs secretary and Senate President remained a lifelong newspaperman at heart The opportunity to cover Blas...

COVID quarantines, the second time around

This essay is one of many written during a Memoir Writing workshop at Sunshine Place under the mentorship of Dr. Oscar Peñaranda, a Gawad...

Stepping out while staying in

“The times they are a-changin,’ come gather round people, wherever you roam...”—Bob Dylan No doubt those lyrics of Bob Dylan were progressive and attuned to...

My Tears Still Flow

Our house in Provident Village, Marikina City, was first occupied by my son Kim, who was then studying Industrial Engineering at the Ateneo. He...

“Auntie Olga”

This essay is the first of many written during a Memoir Writing workshop at Sunshine Place under the mentorship of Dr. Oscar Peñaranda, a...

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