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Dispatches from Leyte: From Ruin to Resilience

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Everything seems frozen in place. Every tree, branch, every root sticking out from the ground, stretches out toward an unseen horizon as though reaching for a sun that will never come, or shine as bright as it once did.  The trees are twisted out of true, like the bodies in the bags that used to [...]

#ForwardMarch: Pasulong na martsa ng kilusang kontra-pork barrel

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Mas maliit man kaysa sa naunang pagtitipon noong Agosto 26, malakas pa ring inirehistro ng humigit-kumulang 15,000 katao sa Luneta ang paglaban sa pork barrel.  Hindi ipinagbawal, bagkus ay hinimok pa, ng mga organisador ng #ForwardMarch ang pagdadala ng mga plakard, banners, streamers, watawat, effigy at kung anu-ano pang porma ng biswal na protesta. May mataimtim [...]

Bj Patiño | Vanished Lives, Remembered Moments

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Macky Macaspac | Fading Memories

Macky Macaspac | Fading Memory

This is the story of Sugar, who has fading memories of his father, Gabriel, and grandfather, Rogelio. Both Gabriel and Rogelio Calubad were abducted by military elements on June 2006. (2011)

Marc Talampas | A Son’s Struggle

Marc Talampas | A Son's Struggle

June 26, 2006 turned out to be an eventful day for Gloria Soco. While on her way to see her ailing father, the van that she was in was forced to a stop by five other vehicles carrying armed men somewhere in Camarines Norte. She and her four companions were then handcuffed, blindfolded and made [...]

Mon Mamaril | Bakas

Mon Mamaril | Lydia de Castro

Isinilang at lumaki sa Kalye Ilang-Ilang sa Pandacan, Maynila si Lydia Laborera de Castro — sa isang payak na bahay na magiging tahanan sa kanyang pamilya at kanlungan ng mga aktibista ng kanilang panahon. Dito nagsasagawa noon ng mga pagpupulong ang kanyang asawang si Saulo de Castro noong unang bahagi ng dekada ‘80, para sa [...]

Diana Verzosa Moraleda | Moving On

Diana Verzosa Moraleda | Moving On

  On May 28, 1987, community organizer Reynaldo Garcia (24) started the day early for some errands. He left his home at 6:00 a.m. and never returned. Reynaldo’s wife Emily, who was then eight months pregnant, did not hear from him the whole day. By late afternoon, she went searching and learned that someone had [...]

Andre Cruz | Free Jonas Burgos

Andre Cruz | Free Jonas Burgos

Jonas Burgos is an agriculturist and activist who was abducted by military agents on April 25, 2007. For more information on the case of the disappearance of Jonas, visit the campaign blog.

Ron de Vera | Fatherless Figure

Ron de Vera | Fatherless Figure

There comes a time in every person’s life when the only way to move forward is by looking back. In my 30th year of existence, and my father’s 20th year of absence, this is exactly what I did. This photo essay is the witness to my journey. I was turning 10 when my father disappeared. [...]

Mga pasyente ng Philippine Orthopedic Center (Photo Essay)

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Siksikan sa mga ward ang mga pasyente ng Philippine Orthopedic Center, nang mabisita ng Pinoy Weekly. Pati ang mga hallway at corridor, mistulang ward na rin, sa dami ng mga pasyenteng nagpapagamot sa tanging ospital sa bansa na nag-iispesyalisa sa orthopedics o paggamot sa mga sakit na may kaugnayan sa buto. Hirap ang mga istap ng POC sa paglilingkod sa maraming pasyente na dumudulog sa ospital — pero sinisikap nilang matugunan ang pangangailangan nila. Silang mga maralitang pasyente at manggagawang pangkalusugan ang nangunguna ngayon sa pagtutol sa pagsasapribado sa POC

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