NO SACRIFICE TOO GREAT

Salem Espares-Estrada, 55, hasn’t heard from his son Dexter in four months. Her only news of his whereabouts came in Monday morning: he was one of those who perished from the C-130 plane crash. Cpl. Dexter E. Estrada, 32, has been in the Philippine Army for nine years. The desire to support his parents and […]

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“ATE BEBANG”

Amalia Alcantara is the epitome of “so others may live.” “Ate Bebang” to many, Ms. Alcantara is a human rights activist, urban poor organizer, and leader to Nagkakaisang Residente ng Pook Malinis — a depressed community on the skirts of UP Diliman. Troubled by an impending demolition, pandemic crisis, politics and police issues. Since the […]

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UPSHOTS

Six typhoons in two months. “Ulysses” for the swan song. Looking back at the congregation of storms — from my quarantine window.          

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BURNED TO THE GROUND

At the height of Typhoon Rolly’s onslaught in Calabarzon, a fire was raging at a fishing community in Bacoor, Cavite. Good thing a forced evacuation prior to the typhoon was placed, saving the families from the inferno. Now the same people are asking the question: was the fire done deliberately while everyone was away? The […]

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