Monday, July 4, 2022

Essay

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...

A NEVER ENDING STORY: Lumads of Mindanao & their fight to keep their ancestral land

From 19 October to 02 November 2015, the Philippines Graphic ran a three-part feature on the Manobos of Mindanao. Below is the COMPLETE SERIES PART...

Miranda bombing: Beyond the scars

Fifty years ago, on the night of Aug. 21, 1971, two grenades were lobbed at a Liberal Party rally at Manila’s iconic Plaza Miranda,...

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