‘My Family’s Slave’: Romanticizing slavery or mirror of reality?

It’s routinely taught in journalism classes that journalism isn’t about you. That when pursuing the news and producing stories, one — ideally — should remove oneself from the picture. But for the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino-American journalist Alex Tizon, one of his most compelling stories would be an intensely personal one, and the last story

Amid drug planting accusations, can Duterte stand by his police?

“If the Congress, Ombudsman and Commission on Human Rights starts giving the police a hard time, there is a provision in the constitution that the president can pardon the...

Amid drug planting accusations, can Duterte stand by his police?

Cannahopefuls: On the front lines of the fight for marijuana in the Philippines

Cannabis wasn’t their first choice. Doctors in the Philippines prescribed Valium to calm her down. They also tried Rivotril, a sedative that slows down the activity of the...

Cannahopefuls: On the front lines of the fight for marijuana in the Philippines

Overflowing love: Inspiring story of a family who adopted a Filipino baby without limbs

“She loves people and will smile and give kisses to almost everyone, sometimes even people she doesn’t know,” said Adrianne Stewart about Maria, her three-year-old...

Overflowing love: Inspiring story of a family who adopted a Filipino baby without limbs

Fortunes, futures and the lives of Quiapo psychics

Located in the pulsing heart of the capital, the Quiapo Church is a decades-old reminder of the strong presence of Catholicism in the Philippines. It is known as a place of faith,...

Fortunes, futures and the lives of Quiapo psychics

Legendary chef Heston Blumenthal makes a super quick stop in Manila

Heston had wine and jamon and he was gone in two

Legendary chef Heston Blumenthal makes a super quick stop in Manila

Jollibee’s third ‘Kwentong Valentines’ ad will make you cry buckets of tears

Buckets of tears, not buckets of

Award-winning musical ‘Wicked’ comes back to Manila for more magic and wonder

Way before Dorothy came to the Land of Oz, there was the unlikely friendship of Elphaba and

Award-winning musical ‘Wicked’ comes back to Manila for more magic and wonder

OFW chronicles: Victims of human trafficking find hope in the kitchen

The participants  include “domestic helpers trapped in debt bondage” and “migrant women working as

OFW chronicles: Victims of human trafficking find hope in the kitchen

PREVIEW: Philippines’ stunning National Museum of Natural History

It's a modern museum filled with our country's rich natural history and it's going to open this

PREVIEW: Philippines’ stunning National Museum of Natural History

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