The Philippines Free Press was established in 1907 and was the oldest news weekly in the Philippines. Not only did it chronicle the country’s development, it also served as a literary and political force, and exponent of clear, concise writing and the highest quality in editing.
This blog features articles (articles, columns and commentary, editorials) and ephemera (editorial cartoons, other illustrations including photos, covers) from its archives. The material comes mainly from material collated for 1900-2000 The Philippine Century, published by the Philippines Free Press in 2001. In some cases, articles from that book were either specially commissioned for the book, or are edited versions of the original articles. Others come from articles gathered in preparation for that book, but not used for the actual publication. And others have been gathered from old issues, or submitted by readers.
We welcome submissions of old articles and editorials, including photographs and editorial cartoons for inclusion in this site.