Guarded optimism cuts through daily anxieties as a bakery does its best to survive the pandemic.

From the kitchen of her residence in Marikina City, Metro Manila, a baker does her best to keep her business afloat. Alongside her works a crack team of seven bakers and a company driver, taking orders and minding their posts as they ship orders to customers through courier systems…

Gilda Ravago lives alone. Her late husband passed away last year following a stroke in 2018. Her children live away from her, together with their families. Her only companion is Yoli, her helper, as well as a young cat and a Chow Chow. Her home in Paranaque is silent, save…

A dangerous assumption in journalism in general is the idea that we can truthfully represent…

From our limited perspective, we assume that our own gaze is enough to glean a “truthful” story out of the images and stories we gaze upon. In actuality, our understanding of what we see is fueled by the narratives we carry internally. “Photograph[s add] substantiation to fictional narratives [and] narratives…

A quick study of controversial, hot-topic front pages from mainstream Philippine broadsheets. Passing glances at headlines and cover photos, perhaps on your commute to work or as you browse lazily through a convenience store on an off-day, can inform, build upon, or challenge the narratives we carry in our head…

Alo Lantin

Environmentalist, culture conservationist, essayist. Development studies graduate. A collector of stories. instagram.com/aloveyoutoo

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