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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...

Graphic contributor wins two Binhi Awards

Philippines Graphic contributing writer Henrylito D. Tacio bagged twin honors at the recently concluded Binhi Awards of the Philippine Agricultural Journalists (PAJ). The annual awards,...

What dreams can do: Ed Guevarra’s Geo Farm and his quest to solve climate change

Like the trees that grow mightily inside this 366-hectare land, Virginia Centeno Guevara, 82, saw the passing of time with a confidence rooted in...

Marawi and Mindanao in the eyes of a prince

In the weeks following the end of the battle for Marawi City against Maute and ISIS terror cells, I met Aminullah Alonto Lucman (or...

Ashes to Ashes

The baby was not embalmed. She was stillborn. Her skin was pale, so pale, as she lay lifeless, swathed in a pink fabric inside...
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The rise of smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes in the Philippines

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PMFTC opens IQOS stores in the Philippines

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