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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...

From the eyes of a youth

John Carlo “Caloy” Sateniaman is a senior student of Rizal Technological University BSBA-Marketing Management. “When I was in grade school I experienced being bullied for...

Manix Abrera: Rockin’ the Stars

I first met Manix Abrera in a van of all places, enroute to Quezon Province, while he was fast asleep. We were to deliver each...

A cultural activist remembers: 30 minutes with Carmen Guerrero Nakpil

It’s a cafe frequented by Manila’s elite—where scions of old rich and nouveau riche families hobnob with wealthy expats and the city’s artists, writers, and...

Football beneath the volcano

Although it was rainy the entire morning, Mayon Volcano and an unusually strong sun showed up just in time for the 40 children, mostly...

Football for Humanity: the life and times of Christopher Thomas

In 1983, Paul McCartney—famous English singer-songwriter and member of the Beatles, acknowledged as the most influential rock band of the 20th century—shot a video...

The Belle of FFH

She is the co-founder of Football for Humanity (FFH), an international non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization that focuses on community development and peace building. An immensely...

The timelessness of Lualhati Bautista

Few authors get the distinction of being timeless. Timeless doesn’t only mean eternal, it also assures a writer’s relevance in a world that tosses...

AIDS and the world according to Chung To

In China, you can choose when and where you will get your medicine. And you only need to get your medicine once every three...

Manny Mogato bags Pulitzer

by Alma Anonas-Carpio Reuters’ Manny Mogato brings the number of Filipino Pulitzer prize-winners up to four, for the Reuters team coverage of the killings in...

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