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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...

Veteran journo Rolly Espina writes 30

Journalist Rolando “Rolly” Espina passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 surrounded by children and grandchildren in his home in Bacolod City. He...

The untold story of Czechoslovak Bataan defenders

The representatives of Czech Embassy in Manila commemorated the bravery and the dedication bestowed by soldiers and civilians who fought during the Second World...

When winners lose it

As the first Japanese—and Haitian, too—to win the US Open, one of tennis’ four Grand Slams, Naomi Osaka is something more than a winner: ...

Comeback to the future!

Last week, the government and local health authorities green lit the immediate downgrade of quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila to the lowest alert level. Most, if not all, of us remain hopeful that this development signaled the beginning of the end for COVID-19...

Marra comes back to Philippines Graphic

She was there when Philippines Graphic was born in June 1990. In those early days, Marra PL Lanot and her husband Jose “Pete” Lacaba were protégés of the late National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin, then the Editor-in-Chief of the Graphic.             Marra was...

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...

Love of my life

The corridor was circular, lined with curved benches along the wall. Behind the benches were glass windows that overlooked the street below.    As you sat on those benches, you faced another glass window of a room with closed blinds to ensure the privacy...

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...

The remarkable life of Blas F. Ople

“The world pays a premium not for occasional flashes of brilliance but for sustained commitments to the performance of tasks.”—Blas F. Ople On Feb. 3, 1927, a baby to be later named Blas Fajardo Ople, was brought into the world by Segundina and Felix...

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