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Landslides in Leyte: Pain, grief stifle hope to rebuild lives

BAYBAY CITY—Almost every passing day, Rolando Tagnipez lights a candle before an image of his son on a made-to-order tarp installed in his house. The ritual reminds him of his loved one whose whereabouts he has surrendered to nature’s will. “They have not found the body of my son, together with those of his wife...

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Fear and trembling in Abra

Like any other tragedy, the earthquake struck when no one expected it. “It was a sunny morning,” Carla Manganteng, 29, told CoverStory by phone from Lagangilang, Abra. “I was in my neighbor’s house when suddenly the ground shook so violently. We immediately called everyone, told them to run outside, to a nearby open area.”  Lagangilang...

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Filipinas, new queen of Asean football, raises the bar higher

Since it broke into the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup last February—which resulted in its inclusion in one of the sport’s biggest stages, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023—the Philippine women’s national football team has been raising the bar ever higher. Only last May, the Filipinas, as the team is now...

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Staying high on K-drama

These days it’s either you watch K-drama or you don’t. The latter is an unpopular stance but some are unfazed, like Harriet Limbo who just isn’t keen on watching. This sentiment runs counter to that of K-drama fans.  Fistri Abdul Rahim is, like me, a relative newcomer to K-drama, tuning in only in August 2020...

After 48 years, Philippine agrarian reform remains an illusory goal
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After 48 years, Philippine agrarian reform remains an illusory goal

On June 10 this year, the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) reached its 34th year of implementation. If we were to include the dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ “Tenant Emancipation Act” of September 1972, agrarian reform as a major government program in the Philippines has been around for 48 long years.  The Marcos version was an...