Inquirer Lifestyle “S” columnist Chit Roces-Santos, the writer behind the widely read “Not Quite There” column, recently launched her first book of essays, “Personal Space and Other Essays,” with pen-and-ink illustrations by her husband Vergel O. Santos. A compilation of her unpublished writings, as well as pieces that have appeared in PDI and in Town & Country, the book was launched last Feb. 7 at Powerbooks in Greenbelt 4, Makati, and is published by Anvil.
Before Twitter, there was Young Blood, the Philippine Daily Inquirer column that has provided a voice to generation after generation of twentysomethings who have a lot to say. The tradition thrives to this day.
Elizabeth Lolarga of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) and Ina Alleco Silverio of Bulatlat.com received the 1st Chit Estella Journalism Awards last December 7 at the UP Diliman College of Mass Communication.
By Fe Zamora
We remember September for a thousand reasons, foremost being that it’s the birth month of Eugenia “Tita Eggie” Apostol, the stout-hearted founding chairperson of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
By Cathy Yamsuan
The Philippine Daily Inquirer has named a new Readers’ Advocate for fair, accurate and balance news. Appointed Readers’ Advocate—or news ombudsman—is professor Dr. Elena E. Pernia of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, who has over 20 years of experience in communication/media education, research, planning and evaluation.
Gani came from the old school of muckraking and male chauvinist journalism, so it’s not too well known that he had a “soft side.” We, in Lifestyle, and I, in particular, since I edit the Arts and Culture subsection, had been witnesses to this side of his character.
By Pam Pastor
A few days before Christmas, I walked into Sir Gani’s office and handed him a gift. It was nothing lavish, just a box of chocolate truffle-filled mochi balls that I thought he would enjoy. He took the box and said, looking embarrassed, “Naku…” He trailed off but I knew what he meant. He didn’t have a gift for me.
By Ronalyn Paderes
It was a weekend of everything that flies—colorful hot air balloons with different shapes and sizes, kites, transport and trainer planes, ultra-light aircraft and helicopters, skydivers and paragliders—filled the skies of Air Force City, Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark Field, Pampanga during the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta last Feb. 9-12.