In 1982, Dr. William P. Magee, Jr., an American plastic surgeon, and his wife Kathleen, a nurse and clinical social worker, traveled to Naga City with a group of medical volunteers to repair children’s cleft lips and cleft palates. At that time, the team only managed to treat 40 children. As they prepared to leave, the Magees made a promise that they would return to help more children. With that promise, Operation Smile Philippines was born.
Positivity is our best feature.
Started in 1927, the Philippines Graphic continues to highlight the best in the Filipino at every difficult juncture of our nation’s history. It is in stories of the human condition that we strive to speak the truth.