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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...

“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...

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...

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...

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 look back and sum up the modest journey of my life. I like to start where I was born. When...

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 by GREAT Women in partnership with the Rebuilding Better Project of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and J.P. Morgan...

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. We would walk to school together. But after class, I would walk home with my classmates who would linger...

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 but by one from womankind who hold up half the sky.           Thirty-six years apart, in a different, yet similar...

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 of Manila.     Fast forward to 2017 when a new kind of excitement first opened its doors on the same...

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 Fajardo Ople, the late labor and foreign affairs secretary and lifelong newsman, when he became a senator, was a...

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