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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...

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...

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...

Being Anna Mae Lamentillo: Lessons on gender equality & how to bridge the gender gap

She started young. Born Feb. 7, 1991 to a seaman father with Spanish lineage and a businesswoman mother from a Chinese family, Anna Mae Lamentillo, on her own recollection, remembers growing up in a “multi-cultural household, where the spirit of empowerment and equality...

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 noon na sinusulat, nandoon ang karakter ni Julian from the movie Julian Makabayan. And his father, Mike, wanted...

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 being skinny. Unable to overcome my bad experience, I joined a dance troupe until college. It also helped me...

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 lecture together with the head of the University of Santo Tomas’ Department of Literature and the Humanities Dr....

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 other intellectuals. The sound of cowbells, trumpets, conga, bass, güiro and the piano enliven the syncopated beat of Cuban music...

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 boys, who were selected for football training on the grassy field of the Sto. Domingo Central Elementary School in...

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