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About the Philippines Free Press Online

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.




  2. I hail from a remote island in the Philippines – Ticao Island. I grew up without the amenities of modern living, which is basically the television and electricity. But we have copies of the Philippine Free Press that my father, a retired principal, would buy during his infrequent travels to the city. My father lovingly compiled and stored copies which I discovered neatfully stacked in cartoons and even rice sacks. I begun to read PFP since elementary days – reading and reading them till my eyes strain under the flicker of gas lamp. I owe much of my intellectual and cultural development to PFP – at a time and place where we seem to be so far away from the center of ‘civilization’.
    Thank you for putting up this online edition which is now more accessible to wider readership. I hope the younger generation would take interest of our past as they pursue their dreams to the future.

  3. Ma. Veronica Peralta says:

    I wrote an article about Canada, Caregiver Anybody? which was in fact published in September 2001. I lost my copy of FreePress and I do so want to have one as a memento. Is it possible to ask for a copy of that issue? If I am not mistaken it was published on the 2nd week of September 2001. Thanks so much.

  4. marcos calo medina says:

    good evening, i’m looking for materials about alfredo montelibano, sr. of negros occidental. i was wondering if you had articles written about him. i can’t seem to find any on your website, though i found a finely written profile of jose yulo by leon ma. guerrero. was wondering if you might have a similar profile on alfredo montelibano, sr. thanks.

  5. Carol says:

    I remember growing up reading copies of the Philippines Free Press and find articles that are well written and very intellectual. There are always commentaries of bold and independent thinking. I’m glad I found your site as this has rekindled my interest in the Filipino way of writings.

    Thank you and I hope you’ll keep the site always online for every Filipino to enjoy.

  6. R. Velasquez says:

    I first heard about the Philippines Free Press from my mother. She said that my beloved late grandfather was a regular subscriber to the magazine. However, it was during my college years in the mid-1980s when I really “discovered” and enjoyed reading the magazine. I attended college at De La Salle University and I saw that they maintained back issues of the Philippines Free Press as part of their Filipiniana collection, I remember reading selected issues from way back in the 1930s up to the magazine’s last pre-martial law issue in 1972. Needless to say, I was hooked. It was like a trip back in time, back to the issues and events that have become part of our nation’s history. I wish the current staff of the Free Press all the best and I look forward to seeing this magazine back as the premier newsweekly in our country! Godspeed!

    • dnavalcontreras says:

      Glad to hear from you and to know that De La Salle University maintained back issue of the Philippines Free Press from way back 1930s up to the magazine’s last pre-martial law issue in 1972. My father started working at PFP before WWII, in the early 1940s. He was hired by the original owners of PFP, Mr. Rogers and Mr. Dick when they were having lunch at a restaurant where Dad was working as busboy. Though young and still single at that time, Dad had the drive and determination to pursue the best paths of possibility that was given. He therefore gathered his courage and respectfully asked the publication owners to consider hiring him for PFP. Mr. Dick and Mr. Rogers must have sensed his sincerity and were impressed by his work attitude so they decided to take a chance on him. He was hired as a janitor. He worked hard to advance his position until he became PFP’s Advertising Manager. I emigrated to Canada in October 1970. After a year in Canada, I sponsored him. He came to Canada before the martial law.

      In late 40s or early 50s, our eldest sister was the cover on one of the PFP issues. Our Dad used to collect back issues but they were infected with molds so my Mom sold them to one of the vendors who was buying old papers by kilos. In this regard, I wonder if you could tell me, please, how to contact by email the person or department that maintain this Filipinia collection at De La Salle University. I might visit the Philippines in November, God willing, and I like to browse for this collection and to have a photocopy or picture of the whole issue of this FPF I am referring to … if it’s OK with De La Salle College. I’m willing to pay for this issue.

      Looking forward to hear from. You may contact me at dnaval.contreras@gmail.com. BTW, my father’s name is Rodolfo Naval.

      Delia Naval Contreras

  7. Edison says:

    help!help!help!I want to know all about the press of Philippines.
    Can you help me?

  8. Tin A. says:

    How do I contact Free Press? =) I have an important matter to take up with the people behind it. Thank you!

  9. Miguel Alcain says:

    I am doing a research about the press during the Marcos era. I would like to know your postal address as well as your contact information.

    • dnavalcontreras says:

      The Philippine Free Press was one of the first media that was closed under the Martial Law because it criticized the Marcos regime.

  10. Rachelle D. says:

    could you please help me about my report regarding your profile,when is Philippines free press magazine started who is the founder and the who is the president and editor in chief

    • Mr. G. Black says:

      Robert McCulloch Dick was born in Edinburgh in Scotland. His father, a businessman, died when Dick was in his late teens, so to make ends meet he went out and got a job, in a mapmaker’s office in Edinburgh. Perhaps not long after that he left Scotland for the USA to find work to help support the family. He would be around twenty years old a this time. He got newspaper experience in the USA but also apparently became ill. His doctor suggested sea air might improve his health and suggested a sea voyage, so he took a ship to Hong Kong, and the sea air apparently helped. There weren’t many opportunities in Hong Kong, but while there he heard that there was a growing demand for English speaking journalists in Manila. He went there and remained for the rest of his life (apart from occasional extended trips back to the UK). Once he was in Manila he got a job as court reporter on the Manila Times. This must have been around 1900. Each town or province had a provincial court, and Dick would travel from one court to another to report on court cases. At these courts he noticed that, on police blotters, or court ledgers, a commonly found name was “Juan dela Cruz” (or maybe “Juan” and “dela Cruz”). This gave him the idea to start writing a regular short story in the newspaper about a fictitious character he invented, a petty criminal whom he decided would be named “Juan dela Cruz”. The stories, I believe, were to be about how Juan had managed to get into the predicament that resulted in him ending up in court. As I understand it, Dick changed the character of Juan in the stories gradually over time until he was taken by readers to represent the ordinary Filipino. Other newspapers apparently picked up on this idea and also started using the term “Juan dela Cruz” to describe the typical Filipino, and as a result the name was popularized and the fictitious character invented by Robert McCulloch Dick has since become a Filipino icon.

      However don’t take my word for this as I wasn’t there at the time. All my information comes from internet research and family anecdotes. Some time spent researching on the internet or on the website of the Philippines Free Press will be more rewarding, as there are stories by people who knew Mr. Dick personally.

      Sometime around 1906 or 1907, it must have been, Dick left his job as editor at the Manila Times, as he wanted to own his own newspaper. He looked around for one to buy. He didn’t have enough money to buy an established newsaper, but he found one called the Philippines Free Press, which was at the time run by a moralist organisation who used the newspaper as a platform to campaign against vice in Manila, and had low circulation and financial problems. Dick was somehow able to buy the newspaper for the very low sum of one peso. Apparently though, at the time, nobody thought he was getting a bargain, even at that price. Dick had plans, though, for the newspaper to be a weekly news magazine with a circulation extended to large areas of the Philippines. Together with his business partner Theo Rogers he turned it into a well known news magazine.

      • MaNieves Marcelo says:

        My grandfather Pablo Marcelo used to be the personal driver for Mr Dick. I remember him telling us stories how kind is Mr Dick to him and I think somehow influence my father’s love of books and writing. My father eventually became a journalist and had a brief stint at the Philippine Free Press until it was shut down during martial law. I was baffled to see Mr Dick’s picture hanging on the wall of my grandparent’s house in Malabon, when I was a kid. I was wondering why none of us got his mestizo features, then my grandmother told me that he is the founder of the Phil Free Press. She said that he was strict but very generous to his employees and their family. So when I came across your historical account of him, it brought memories of my grandparents who simply adored him. The remnants of Mr Dick’s original house inTinejeros, Malabon is still standing. My father compiled hundreds of old copies of Phil Free Press with his articles on it. Unfortunately, we were not able to salvage it from the elements brought by frequent flooding that plagued us in Malabon.

        Ma Nieves Marcelo
        Chicago IL

      • dnavalcontreras says:

        Sometime in the early 1940’s, our Daddy worked for the original Philippines Free Press (PFP), which was one of the largest and most influential weekly publications in the country. It was also the first establishment to be shut down under the Philippine Martial Law in 1972. The PFP was a prestigious magazine, outspoken on various interesting topics and issues. It confronted irregularities in politics and was not afraid to expose graft and corruption by some government officials. Daddy had become close friends with some of its excellent literary writers, including Nick Joaquin (aka Quijano de Manila), the National Artist for Literature who was widely considered to be the best author in the Philippines until his death.

        PFP was originally owned and managed by a British sailor, R. McCulloch Dick, and an American F. Theo Rogers. Filipino ownership took over after their death. Daddy first met Mr. Rogers and Mr. Dick when they were having lunch together at a restaurant where Daddy worked as a personal and earnest busboy. Though young and still single at that time, Daddy had the drive and determination to pursue the best paths of possibility that he was given. He therefore gathered his courage and respectfully asked the publication owners to consider hiring him for PFP.

        Mr. Dick and Mr. Rogers must have sensed his sincerity and were impressed by his work attitude so they decided to take a chance of him. He was hired as a janitor. He worked hard to advance his position until he became PFP’s Advertising Manager. His name is Rodolfo Naval.

        My parents’ first child was a beautiful girl who was featured in a cover on one of the issues of PFP in mid-1940’s or early 50’s. With regard to this matter, I’ve been wondering if there’s a possibility that I could have a copy (scanned) of the cover where my sister was featured. I’m willing to search from all the PFP issues published from mid-40’s to early 50’s myself when I visit the Philippines again. It would be most appreciated to hear to the person who have collected PFP issues on this period. I can be contacted at rodel.ronaco@gmail.com. Thank you.

      • Milagros ADAN DICK RINO says:


      • Milagros ADAN DICK RINO says:

        I am MILAGROS ROSARIO ADAN DICK RINO. I would like to know if ROBERT DICK is related to my great grandfather JOHN SAMUEL W. DICK AND MY GRAND MOTHER JOVITA DICK?

  11. Anabel M. Claudio says:

    I would just like to confirm if Ms lola was in deed the First Miss Free Press. I’ve seen replicas of Beauty Queens at Villa Escudero Museum and one of them was my grand mother on my father side Leoncia Morales as the first miss free press. pls email info articles if there are any. thank you

  12. Hi, I’m an aspiring writer who has attended some prestigious workshops. I have some stuff that I’ve written and I’d like to send them to Philippines Free Press. If I get lucky, it would be my maiden publication. Do you have an e-mail add where I can send my articles? Thanks.

    • dnavalcontreras says:

      The original Philippines Free Press was shut down under the Philippines Martial Law. I don’t think the existing PFP is as good as the original PFP.

  13. jess says:


    I’m jess the web operator for http://iBalita.com.

    iBalita.com is a new concept combining News, Social Networking, and blog. It’s audience are global targeting OFW. iBalita.com link all the news, blogs, promoters, and media in one roof.

    We’ve added your site as one of the news network and added it on our link under blog.

    Can you please link iBalita.com and have a little intro to your blog to announce the relationship between the two sites.

    Also, if you have any events, announcements, news, or other sites, please feel free to use our system.

    Jess V.

  14. Hi,

    I was a newspaper boy in my high school years and Philippines Free Press magazine was one of the “best buy” we had then. Now I’m an author, and i’m writing the 2nd edition of my book. I’m collecting “funny” short stories and a couple of weeks ago I found a collection of short stories dated year 1953-1963. these short stories were taken from PFP by my father-in-law, in your articles “This Made Me Laugh.” He cut and pasted it in a card board and kept it for more than 50 years! I’m asking permission to use some of the stories and will put the name of the contributor, date and name of your magazine. More power to all who started and faithfully doing their best for this one of a kind magazine. Hope for your consideration to my request. Godbless!

    Rommel S. Atanque

  15. My congratulatons to the dynamic publication the Philippines ever had THE PHILIPPINE FREE PRESS for its 100 years of service to the Filipino people.

    I also write to announce the fact that I have been tasked by our Joaquin family to write the biographpy of my dear and great uncle, Philippine National Artist for Literature NICK JOAQUIN who established himself as a columnist and editor in this prestigious publication writing under trhe name of QUIJANO DE MANILA.

    In this connection therefore, may I ask permission to visit your facilities in the event that I would need to read any of his published works.

    I now reside in California but intend to visit the Philippines in January 2008 duiring which time I intend to do some research in your archives.

    I would appreciate a reply on this matter.
    Tony Joaquin

    • Stephanie Brocka says:

      Hi sir! Im stephanie brocka, assistant director for films.. I work for direk laurice guillen and she gave me an assignment to look for a copy of one of her short story she made edited by Sir Nick, entitled White Horse, Dark Ride. It came out, i guess christmas of 1962 or march to may of 1963.

      By any means, do you have any lead about to this? Thank you very much sir.

  16. Andrea says:


    I want to know the contact number of the Philippine Free Press. We want to buy
    50 copies of a certain issue re: our office anniversary.

    Thank you.


  17. George Balagtas says:

    Hi! Free Press.

    I would like to have a copy of your 7 July 2007 issue. Please advise if you have stocks and where I could buy it. We are contactable via tels 7520987; 8174921 or mobile 0917-4757714.




    im interested to acquire pre-martial law period issues of the Philippines Free Press Magazines. Anybody? thanks



    im interested to acquire pre-martial law period issues of the Philippines Free Press Magazines. If you know where to find them, i would appreciate it very much if you could contact me by my email address. thanks

  20. Darwin C. Ordonio says:

    I read in your magazine the complete biography of Antonio Luna, but i can’t find it here

  21. mario g. barlolong says:

    i would like to inquire if you are still accepting contributions like short stories. thnk you.

  22. Ulysses C. Loresto says:

    I would like to inquire where I could get a copy of an article entitled Operation Sphinx: When Israel bombed Iraq. It appeared on an issue of Philippine Free Press way back either in 1988 or 1989. Thanks.

  23. June Daguiso says:

    New Pinoy Action Star Premiering his feature film “Full cirlce” Action/Police Drama Written, Produced and Directed by June Daguiso from Washington, DC Check the trailer at http://www.mjdmovieproductions.com and click on full circle trailer. Mr. June Daguiso was born in Manila, Philippines and planning to shoot a feature film in Manila next year. Let’s support our kababayan.

  24. June Daguiso says:

    June Daguiso was raised in Broadway also went to Quezon City High School and University of the East. He is looking for his old friends in Project 4, Kamuning, V-Luna, Marikina and manila. If you remembem him, Send him a note at masterjune540@hotmail.com and also check his website at http://www.mjdmovieproductions.com

  25. Cecille Tesoro-Belen says:

    My name is Cecille Belen from Laguna. I am doing a research of Ateneo (NCAA) basketball players from way back 1960 to around 1964. I was referred to your office as a place to start my research. Will you kindly help me as where I should go to get old pictures and news clips of those days? I am doing this favor to my old grandfathers friend who in his old age wants nothing else but a glimpse of their old “victory days” at those times. I was told their names were in the history of Ateneo and were written in your newspapers particularly in the sports section. They won the NCAA championship dated Dec. 12 of either 1961 and/or 1962 and again in 1965. I would like to see the articles and some pictures from your newspapers and I would like to find out more about it. I have high hopes that I will receive a reply from you. Thank you very much.

  26. noel morales says:

    Hi ya,

    im noel morales, one of the grandchildren of Rosario”titang” escano, great grandson of the first municipal president Francisco Escano of malitbog, southern leyte, as in escano shipping lines surname. Im just wondering if there is any articles of pictures of one of them needing it for family history record since the family couldnt find one especally Francisco’s picture. Hope u could accomodate my request regarding this matter and thank u very much for taking your time checking this mail. Best of luck n more power to u all.

    Kind regards,
    noel morales from ireland

  27. noel morales says:

    Hi ya, just additional info about my request. Articles or any pictures of them from 192’s. thanks again!

    noel morales

  28. Ana P. Improgo says:

    Dear Editor of The Philippine Free Press

    My uncle was the first Filipino pen and ink artist of the Philippines and He was a regular contributor to the Philippine Free Press. He was also a very good painter and his works now command a price and a demand especially by our museums in the Philippines. I now live in the United States but I will appreciate your help. My uncle’s name is Jose Pereira, one of his paintings was the “signing of the philippine constitution” which my aunt says is now owned by the old Recto family. I am wondering if it is possible to search in your archives to find old dopies of my uncle’s work. Unfortunately, he passed away in the early 1950s and did not have a chnace to flourish. Please reply if you can help. Thank you very much.

    • Renelle says:

      Hi ana i have a art painting by youruncle perhaps you are interested . Thanks

      • Ana Improgo says:

        Hi Renelle, I am sorry for finding your reply only at this time. i did not think I would have gotten one but thank you for it. You say you have an art painting by my uncle. Are you selling it? Can you send me a copy? My email is aimprogo@cox.net. Please send me an email message so I can track it more in a timely manner. Thanks you again.

  29. Please compare the concept of National Manpower Youth council against Tesda Commercialism testing center…as a real very simple example is the standardizxation of competencies of Household maid or Katulong whom very patient in selling dignity and diligence without any coordination to Testing Center to uplift homework and itsd management but sad to say Tesda globally used their popularity and service and gain profiteering system among test assessment takers…why late this now designing competencies…are we brilliant to conclude Rizal’s Mother is non-c0mpetent to take care anmd manage Filipino offsprings!!!!Are they correct to assess the expert in technology while their Technicians are few competent!!!Are They [Tesda} reliable to assess the computer Technicians while they havent any computer Technicians registered as Hardware Inventors?Filipino Think about the commercialism of accepting tuition fee while BIR continuously solicit the employee’s tax?

  30. Please compare the concept of National Manpower Youth council against Tesda Commercialism testing center…as a real very simple example is the standardization of competencies of Household maid or Katulong whom very patient in selling dignity and diligence without any coordination to Testing Center to uplift homework and itsd management but sad to say Tesda globally used their popularity and service and gain profiteering system among test assessment takers…why late this now designing competencies…are we brilliant to conclude Rizal’s Mother is non-c0mpetent to take care and manage Filipino offsprings!!!!Are they correct to assess the expert in technology while their Technicians are few competent!!!Are They [Tesda} reliable to assess the computer Technicians while they havent any computer Technicians registered as Hardware Inventors?Filipino Think about the commercialism of accepting tuition fee in Training few months exposure or non-immersion non industrialized linkages while BIR continuously solicit the employee’s tax?

  31. Carl lim says:

    I am Carl, currently a sophomore student of Silliman U . I’m
    currently gathering information for my research paper, which is about
    journalist making use of blogs as a source of information/as lead/s to information. And, I
    would like to ask any information with regards to this matter. Also,
    if you could recommend other sources of information or links, it would
    be highly appreciated.

  32. Beebop Antopina says:

    Hi there! I’m from Cebu City. My father used to collect Free Press magazines & even Bisaya magazine from Liwayway Publishing long before I was born (that would be more than 35yrs ago). He was a member of Cebu’s LUDABI. He died in 1996 & he left behind a cabinet full of old magazines which some were more than 100yrs old. My mom is planning to renovate our house & as much I want to keep the magazines, I think its just “excess baggage”. Please help me find anybody that would like to buy these magazines coz I would gladly let go of it than just keep it in a cabinet & let dust accumulate on it.

    Thank you.

  33. Francisco R. Albano says:

    How do I contribute articles, literay pieces to PFP?

  34. maria saniel pascasio says:

    April 10, 2008

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    Greetings of Peace!

    The 3rd year Bachelor in Journalism in Polytechnic University of the Philippines-College of Communication (PUP-COC) will be having their mock defense on April 23, 2008. This mock defense is part of the Course Communication Research (proposal Writing), a class that tackles about the Chapters 1 to 3 of the Thesis.

    In this line, may we be allowed to conduct an interview it may be a personal or through e-mailed questions about editorial cartoons and its industry for some information and insights concerning the topic and that will be added in to our study.

    You can contact us in this number: 09159797172

    We are hoping for your approval on this matter. Thank you and God bless!

    Respectfully yours,

    Maria Saniel Pascasio

  35. danilo s. gonzales says:

    The bold and black political cartoons, particularly in editorials, so artistic with deep impact in the subject matter. Thats foremost I want from this incomparable original fearless press paper mag…

  36. MariaCeleste R. Gonzales says:

    I’m looking for my father Michael Ramon Cacam Rance he was born between 1942-1945 if you could please help me of where or how to please sendme an email or call me (650) 892-1229
    Thank you

    • Maria says:

      Update: I was told that I could find my father ” Ramon Caccam Rance” in Carigara Leyte last seen in 2004 so now I’m trying to find townspeople there to continue my search

  37. Filoteo Ordoñez says:

    my father used to have subscriptions of PFP during the 50s’&60s. I grew up familiar with the magazine and found it interesting and educational.
    I remember having read an issue by Joe Quirino on the topic of WAS JESUS CHRIST MARRIED. I lost that copy of the magazine and I want to read it again. Could you possibly mail me that issue.
    Presently, theres no issue that could be bought here in our place.

  38. lolita jamin abuel says:

    i found your magazines to be very informative and really all interesting. i would like to inquire where i could get a copy or subscribe an issues. more power!

  39. janjan says:

    good day ph free press!!
    in janjan paguio of antipolo city, i would like to know about the life the author Filemon V. Tutay of Philippines Free Press,.,
    because that is my assignment in our Philippine history subject,.,
    i hope you’ll be granted my request,.,.
    thank you

    this is my email address.,

    thanks again,.,.
    janjan paguio

  40. bo says:

    the founder of philippine free press is Robert Mccullough dick

  41. baby san juan says:

    If like to have the latest copy of the the Philippines Free Press, please call our office c/o LR Publications, Inc. tel. nos.8442265/8442251/8442275. or visit our office at 4th Floor Great Wall Building, 136 Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City. You may send us an email thru: freemanila2002@yahoo.com or freepress100years@gmail.com.

    And by the way, Philippines Free Press will celebrate its Centennial via its August 30, 2008 issue.

  42. jess dorin says:

    help me for improving my research topic about the philippines press freedom and responsibilty. pls help me

  43. MSR Simbulan says:

    Good morning. I am looking for a copy of an article written about my late grandfather, Juan O. Resurreccion. My mother, who is nearly 80 years old, asked me to look for the article entitled “The Kind of Man This World Needs” written by Teodoro M. Locsin Sr. She said that the abovementioned article title might not be exactly what she recalled it to be but that it was close. Can you please help me find a copy of that issue or point me to where I could get a copy? My mother is turning 80 this February 2009; I would love to give her a copy as a gift. Thank you very much.

  44. Hi..

    How can I submit short stories in the Philippines Free Press? What are the submission guuidelines? Please email me at aclopez714@yahoo.com.ph


  45. Andrew Brooker says:

    Philippine Free Press
    Hello all friends – and family. I am a grandson of Helen (Nellie) Earnshaw (née Boustead), an early love of none other than José Rizal, as is well-documented. According to a Rizal blog, your paper, in 1956, carried some unique images connected with, or of, Rizal (and/or his friends/colleagues) but I have not been able to trace this. Please can you provide?

    At the same time I am attempting to fill many gaps in the Earnshaw (my Mother’s maiden name, b. Manila, 1901) family tree. Amongst the gaps is a lady named: Olympia Noguera y Earnshaw, a daughter of Daniel Earnshaw*. If anyone can throw any light upon her and her family, that would be greatly appreciated.

    *(Daniel Earnshaw (1837 – 1901) an engineer who arrived in Manila from England in 1861, and who in 1872 started his own engineering company in the Philippines. He had a son, also Daniel, who became Mayor of Manila and after whom the street of that name in Manila is taken.)

    • J. Antonio Mendoza y González says:

      Olympia Noguera (y San Agustn) de San Agustin was my beloved grandmother. She is the sister of Gavina Noguera (y San Agustin) de Earnshaw. Remedios Noguera remained unmarried. One married Sarthou.

      To this day the family home still stands on Gral Solano in San Miguel, Malacañan. Olympia and Mayor Tomas Earnshaw are first cousins.

    • J. Antonio Mendoza y González says:

      Olympia Noguera (y San Agustn) de San Agustin was my beloved materna great-grandmother. She was the sister of Gavina Noguera (y San Agustín) de Earnshaw. Remedios Noguera remained unmarried. One married Sarthou. and there are others I cant recall as of the moment. I will ask my grand-aunt more about the family. She is the only remaining daughter of Olympia.

      Happy tracing!

      To this day the family home still stands on Gral. Solano in San Miguel, Malacañan. Olympia and Mayor Tomas Earnshaw are first cousins.

      • Wendy Earnshaw says:

        I am delighted to see the information you posted re Gavina Noguera and family. We only know that she was Daniel Earnshaw’s first wife and was the mother of the famous Manuel and Tomas Earnshaw brothers. I believe she also had 2 daughters Josefa and Dolores. As Daniel married again to Adelayda Ambrocia Rodriguez I presume Gavina died? Daniel’s second family consisted of Daniel jnr(our line) Victoria, Adelaide and Beatrice. I would love to receive any more information to add to our huge family tree.

    • Czarina May Magtangob says:

      Hi Mr. Andrew Brooker. I am Czarina, a researcher in I-Witness, a documentary TV program in the Philippines. I am currently looking for the descendants of Nellie Boustead because we are doing a Jose Rizal special, in celebration of his 150th birthday. Would you know any of your co-descendants living here in the Philippines?\

      I’ll be waiting for your reply. Thanks.


  46. maryku says:

    I would like to ask if you are accepting contributions of short fictions and poetry written in Tagalog version. I have some here so please let me know.

  47. Andrew Brooker says:

    Maryku: My priority – along with those of Wendy Earnshaw, whom the web has introduced as distant relatives in the extended family of Nellie Earnshaw (née Boustead), is to find relatives amongst the antecedents and descendants of those families… …we are not in a position to publish Tagalog or any other material – except to welcome relevant entries in this blog… …we have had no response as yet to my request for access to the 1956 article and images…

  48. pinoy says:

    san po kontak numbers nyo, pwede po paki post man lang sa website. salamat po.

  49. Cecille says:

    To all avid readers of the philippines Free Press magazine,WE HAVE ALSO COPIES OF THE FREE PRESS CENTENNIAL EDITION. You may now order copies of the magzine via sending an email to this addresses: freemanila2002@yahoo.com or freepress100years@gmail.com

    or you can call us at tel.nos.8442265 8442251 8442275

    our mailing address is : The Circulation Department
    c/o LR Publications Inc.
    4/F Great Wall Bldg.,136 Yakal St.
    San Antonio Village, Makati City

  50. rich says:

    i’d been looking for a copy of free press (last week of Oct copy) because i need dean de la paz’ article on the electric industry. where can i get one?

    thanks. 🙂

  51. i missed the septermber 20, 2008 issue of the Philippine free Press which contained an article announcing the 2007 Philippine Free Press literary awards winners. Would you be so kind as to send me one copy COLLECT & ASAP to: Tita Lacambra Ayala
    13 Tigatto Road,
    Panorama Homes
    Buhangin, Davao city
    kindly text or email the Phil Free Press bank account number so we can pay you right away? Thanks TLAyala

  52. Maria Beverly Sambajon says:

    Good day! I am from Case Unclosed, the documentary show of Ms. Kara David on GMA-7. Currently, we are working on an episode on the Magsaysay Aircrash and we ask your permission to reproduce copies of photos or news articles you might have on the late President Magsaysay and the Mt. Pinatubo crash. These will serve as visual aids and inserts in the segments of the episode. Rest assured that proper acknowldgement will be given.

    Thank you.

    Maria Beverly Sambajon
    Program Researcher
    Case Unclosed

  53. Rieya Umengan Piscano says:


    We have been doing a research about the origin and evolution of “Juan Dela Cruz” as the representation of the Filipino People and have found out that Robert McCulloch Dick, PFP’s founder, was the first person to coin the term. We are hoping that you can help us with some published articles, a biography of PFP’s founder, and other documents that will be considered as primary sources for our research. We do hope for your assistance regarding this matter.

    PS Apologizing for the grammar errors in advance 🙂 I’ve never felt so pressured writing a comment especially since you people, are experts in the fields of word play, punctuation placements, and subject-verb agreements :))

    Thank You.

  54. Bernadette Garcia says:

    I am currently teaching Literature and I am doing reseach on the old Philippine Free Press as part of my lessons. Please help.

  55. Rear Admiral Antonieto D. Ferrer AFP (Ret) says:

    I am a book author (2 of my books are on sale with a well known book store) and at a time, article contributor of a supplemental magazine of a known newspaper. Sirs, can I contribute articles for publication in the Free Press? Thank you.

  56. Leeuwen says:

    I am currently doing a study on why prices of medicines are higher here in the Philippines. Would you have some materials that may further be useful?

  57. Jomari says:

    I have just recently known about the Free Press’ literature awards. can you help me? i wanna know how to join the contest, and where can i get the form. we actually dont have issue of the Free Press roaming around here in Bulacan.

  58. Josie D. Albao says:

    The discovery of the online edition of the Philippines Free Press took me back to memory lane. Reading back issues of PFP from my father’s collection in the early 70’s was my first brush with the literary world. Even as I finished an engineering degree, the love for writing had somehow caught up with me. I am a regular columnist of the Masbate Post. Thanks to PFP. I got the cue from you.

  59. Ricky Pereira says:

    I am currently searching for the art works of my late uncle Jose Valdezco Pereira and would appreciate if you could please provide directions to complete the missing links.

    I heard about the art exhibition wherein some of his art works were exhibited together with Amorsolo’s contemporaries at the Vargas Museum in 2008, I have actually sent an email seeking directions.

  60. Peter Kastor says:

    To whom it may concern,

    I am trying to arrange reproduction rights for an article that appeared in the Philippine Free Press. Who should I contact on this matter?

    Thank you for your assistance.

  61. mylene P. Huerto says:

    My mother was once a cover of the PHilippine Free press, that was on the 1930s i think if i’m not mistaken, her name is Lourdes Neri Pelaez. Please help me find that issue i just want to see the cover, if it be possible that you could e mail it to me. My mother passed away already. Thanks so much.

  62. Tina Angeles says:


    I would like to submit a short story for your consideration. Where can I send it? I’ve been trying to get a copy of your magazine in bookstores and newstands without any luck. I hope to hear from you soon.

  63. Tina Angeles says:


    I would like to submit a short story for your consideration. Where can I send it? I’ve been trying to get a copy of your magazine in bookstores and newstands without any luck. I hope to hear from you soon.

  64. Virsie Nuena says:

    My husband saw Mayor Lim’s “Dirty Harry” picture as a cover of one of your weekly editions that was used as a campaign poster for the 2007 election for the City of Manila. We would like to have a copy of that particular edition and we are wondering if you can help us find or tell us where we can acquire that Free Press edition. Thank you

  65. Maricel San Juan Macalino says:

    Hi I’m Maricel Sanjuan Macalino- I was one of your account executive for Philippine Free Press magazine way back 1998 to early 2000 under Mr. Nathaniel Duenas.. Im so happy to see the magazine still on philippine circulation..

  66. mike says:

    im looking for history of zobel’s got married to villanueva’s
    or story’s of erique zobel family’…

    thank you very much

  67. clint harry urbano says:

    what if i wanted to pass an article, or a short story in phil. free press? how can i? here is my number, 09095741411.

  68. Marlon Patrick says:

    Hello! I am searching for a copy of Cong. Henry Cooper’s speech in the US Congress about Philippine Independence and Rizal (1926). It was mentioned in one of the articles posted in your site (That of Rizal in US Congress by RIZAL IN THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, December 27, 1952 By Vicente Albano Pacis). I hope you can help me because I need it for my book writing. Thank you ver4y much

  69. pauline jill o. halog says:

    Good day.

    i’ve read about a literary contest in a photocopied material in our library, but it was not very informative. may i ask where could i get information about it? and until when will you be accepting submissions?

    thank you.
    Pauline Jill O. Halog

  70. lourdes l. nieva says:


    im interested on how can i submit literary works that you may consider for publication in your magazine.

    thank you very much!


  71. Greg V. Redoblado, OFM says:

    To Free Press management:
    I do not where to ask this. I am publishing a book under the Claretian Publications. I scanned a photo long time ago during an APEC summit in Manila must be between 1995-1998. The photo was an image of a squatter demolition where a grandmother and her grandson were lying on the ground crying and pleading for help. I would like to to know where to ask permission to make it the front cover of my book.
    Fr. Greg V. Redoblado, OFM

  72. boy says:

    Is there any chance to read an archive of that escolta traffic shootout that involves a traffic cop and a congressman’s bodyguard,i think that was in the late 60’s, just wondering how it happens.

  73. To Management of Phil. Free Press,
    Can I copy and include this aticle below, published in PFP issue of 1952, in my forhcoming book, writings 2 collection? Hoping for your permission. I dont even know if you will answer this posting in this blog. Please give me your email address where I can write privately. Thank you.
    (A copy of the original page was sent to me by UP Library).


    By Gregorio Salceda, as told to Nicholas V. Prieto, Naga City, in Philippines Free Press, Manila, September 27, 1952, Article.

    (Many still remember the late youth leader, Wenceslao Q. Vinzons. He was a man of integrity and independence, one of the few to defy the Quezon political machine without suffering political disaster. When the Japanese came, he refused to submit to the invader – and paid with his life for it. Those who remember him speak of him as a man without pretensions, simple and true in peace and unyielding in war. September 28 is his birthday. The following story tells of the man as a friend remembers him.)

    I first met the late hero, Wenceslao Q. Vinzons, in this city, in 1935, when he was campaigning for General Aguinaldo against Quezon for the presidency. I was then one of the very few leaders (I founded the group too) of the General in this place. Fairly well acquainted as I was with the young politico’s exploits and popularity, still I imagined him to be one of the usual type who, having attained some measure of greatness, walk or strut about in the manner of a conqueror among his subjects. Such was the impression I had in mind when he requested me, through a messenger, to see him in his room in a downtown lodging house. I felt a bit nervous. What would Vinzons want with an unlettered man, a barber at that? Nevertheless, I summoned enough courage to see him, and what transpired during our meeting will always remain a pleasant and refreshing memory for me.

    Vinzons met me at the stairs of the hotel, introduced himself, and cheerfully invited me to his room. Here he talked to me in our native dialect as if we had long been closely acquainted with each other. When I told him that I was only a barber and that I had no educational training whatever, he merely smiled and said, “You see, Gorio, real education is in the heart…The fact is I like you, and people like you, who have the guts to fight for an ideal despite great odds and handicaps…” At the Naga Public Kiosk whre he spoke for two solid hours, he held the crowd spellbound with his eloquence. Political prophesy in this sector, before his appearance, pointed favorably to Quezon, but in the final balloting Aguinaldo came out with a safe margin.

    After his Naga campaign, Vinzons coaxed me to join him “as official toastmaster” on his speaking tour. I politely refused, explaining that I could not leave because I had to earn money for my family’s sustenance. But he kept coming back for me, and the fourth time I finally consented, only upon my wife’s insistence. (I learned later that Vinzons left my wife P40.00 as “allowance” during my absence from home, with the request that she kept the matter from my knowledge lest “it hurts his self-respect.”)

    For several weeks, we scoured towns and even (though not frequently) barrios. Wherever we went, people revered him as the 20th century Messiah. In one town dominated by Quezonistas, the people waited for him as late as twelve midnight to hear him speak, this not so much because of his endorsing Aguinaldo’s candidacy but rather for his own electric personality, his known eloquence, and his apparent love for the common man. It was these qualities which endeared him to the masses and drew a big crowd wherever he appeared. In Legaspi City, reputedly a Quezon bulwark, when he began to speak the bulk of the crowd which had been listening, not far away, to some Quezon’s bigtime leaders, deserted them to listen to Vinzons.

    Vinzons was a very modest man. Once while in Legaspi City, I suggested that he go to a modern hotel for our overnight stay, and allow me to stay in a third-lass lodging house. This visibly offended him. “Gorio,” he said, “I stay where you stay…I am not used to spring beds!” In Guinobatan, Albay, he reluctantly accepted an invitation from some wealthy residents to a sumptuous dinner, but promptly accepted an invitation from a group of tenientes-del-barrio to a simple salo-salo.

    His sincere affection for the man on the street was the chief source of his overwhelming popularity among the people. I saw this exemplary trait of his in action on several occasions during our political sojourn. Typical was this incident: in an outlying barrio in Ligao, Albay, we chanced to come upon a group of merry cock-fight enthusiasts “practicing” their favorite sport. Vinzons joined the group and even acted as one of the “combatants”. His rooster lost the fight, but he appeared quite contented and happy.

    The same fate befell his political “rooster”. But this did not change a bit the man in him. Five later, Vinzons, then governor of Camarines Norte, paid me a flattering visit in my ramshackle barberia and treated me to a luncheon at the swanky Royal Hotel in this city. “Gorio”, he joked, “I think you still have hopes to become Speaker of the House!” Before he left for his native province, Vinzons insisted on our having a picture taken (see photo) (not clear).

    Vinzons is dead but his memory will always remain in the minds and hearts of his countrymen.


  74. Philippines says:

    I first heard about the Philippines Free Press from my mother. She said that my beloved late grandfather was a regular subscriber to the magazine. However, it was during my college years in the mid-1980s when I really “discovered” and enjoyed reading the magazine. I attended college at De La Salle University and I saw that they maintained back issues of the Philippines Free Press as part of their Filipiniana collection, I remember reading selected issues from way back in the 1930s up to the magazine’s last pre-martial law issue in 1972. Needless to say, I was hooked. It was like a trip back in time, back to the issues and events that have become part of our nation’s history. I wish the current staff of the Free Press all the best and I look forward to seeing this magazine back as the premier newsweekly in our country! Godspeed!


    Mark M.

  75. Hans says:

    can you show the Philippine free press in 1905 pls………..

  76. Zorayda Duenas Tan says:

    I’m looking for all articles written by my late father – Michael Duenas. Please email me at zoraydacambare@hotmail.com – I need information on how to acquire all these articles.
    Your reply will be greatly appreciated.

  77. Ray says:

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  78. Galo Felipe F. Zapatos says:

    I’m now a retired national government employee. Since I was a high kid I like to read the Free Pree. Just proceed.

  79. It took me more than 30 years to appreciate stories, documentaries and biographies of all sorts. And at present, when I have a free time at the office I take it as my opportunity to put my ideas to write a story. It started as “wala lng” and now I am enjoying it. I have finish my first story, though it was it pinoy language I find it ok but needs some polishing. I wish to publish, and to have it print but I don’t know the mechanics and copyright law. Please guide me. More power Philippine Free Press.


  80. Can I just upload my story here?

  81. Maria Lourdes C. Paez says:

    Mr. Jesus- Manuel Torrento wrote the article “Paez, the Great Friend of Rizal published in the Philippines Free Press on December 31, 1960. I wonder where Mr. Torrento is now. Also is it possible that you have back issues as far as December 31, 1960 or have microfilm/electronic copies of said article?

    Thanks very much and hoping for a positive answer one way or the other.

    • mlq3 says:

      The National Library of the Philippines has a fairly complete collection of the Free Press. The Lopez Museum also has issues from the era you mentioned.

      • Christina Galasi says:

        Hi mlq3,

        Do you think the National Library or the Lopez Museum also has the May 1933 or May 1935 issue? I want to get it as they featured my great-grandfather in that issue and I’m planning to save it for posterity purposes. Thanks!

  82. Fr. Roman C. Sagun Jr. says:

    Dear Sir/Madam!

    Am a Catholic priest doing research about the first mass in the Philippines on 3O April 1521.

    Can your good office send by email the article by Valentino T. Sitoy Jr. titled “Mystery of the First Mass” in Philippine Free Press issue of 7 September 1996?

    Many thanks for your consideration. What I can assure your good office is my prayers and mass for your intention.

    Fr. Roman C. Sagun Jr.

  83. luisa says:

    pls. help me find a free online magazine in the Philippines regarding importance of advance reading

  84. I am doing research on the national language. Please help me find details (date of issue) of teodoro locsin’s article onTango Filipino.I would appreciate it if you could send me by email a copyof the article.Or,do you stillhave acopy oftheissue.If yes, where and how can I buy acopyof said issue. thanks and more power

  85. Paulo says:

    Good evening! I would like to inquire about your guidelines on how I can submit writings such as poems and short stories for them to be considered for publication. Where do i send it? And what are the rules and regulations? Also, is there an age limit? I’m an avid reader and a budding writer, and i’ve been dreaming of getting some of my works published. Thank you in advance!

  86. Why people still use to read news papers when in this technological
    globe the whole thing is existing on web?

  87. Carlos Roco says:

    I have a hard copy of a front page 1957 (or is it 1958) NCAA Champion Ateneo de Manila, with Fr. James Reuter SJ as its chaplain. Unfortunately, it is fading away. Would you be able to post a digital copy for me? Thanks!

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  89. Christina Galasi says:

    Hi Free Press!

    I’m interested in getting a copy of the May 1933 or May 1935 issue. You featured my great-grandfather, Dr. Jose Bantug in that issue. In case you don’t have a copy anymore, can you suggest a library or a museum where that issue is still available? I would greatly appreciate your response. Thank you very much.

    • Hope says:

      Hello! I don’t know if they may still have them but I remember trawling through back issues at the Ateneo de Manila’s Rizal Library when I was in Uni between 1984-1988. It made for a fantastic read. Good luck!

    • Marc Anthony y says:

      I have the origional article may 20 1933 of
      Dr. Jose P. Bantug

      His photo is clear!


      • Christina Galasi says:

        Hi Marc Anthony,

        Thanks a lot. Do you have a copy of the whole article about him? Including his family photo? My grandfather is included in that photo and he was just 11 years old at that time.

        I would really appreciate your reply. Again, thank you.

    • Marc Anthony B. says:

      I have it!

      • Christina Galasi says:

        Hi Marc Anthony,

        Thanks a lot. Do you have a copy of the whole article about him? Including his family photo? My grandfather is included in that photo and he was just 11 years old at that time.

        I would really appreciate your reply. Again, thank you.

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  91. sofronio babula says:

    I would like to request if you can find the Philippine Free Press issue possibly in the 60s regarding a meeting held in Malacanang wherein the President and his cabinet members and some senators and congressmen were having a dinner. All their faces are crocodiles and the food they eat are money. If you can find it can you please email to me at my gmail address. I am thinking that this cartoon should depict the Philippine politics whoever is the president is always the same.

  92. sandy says:

    Hello. I wonder where I can get hold of Philippine Free Press copies from the 90’s? I had a short story published in one edition and I lost my copy. Is there any way I can still find copies of PFP around 1994? Thank you very much.

  93. Toshiaki UEDA says:

    How do you do?
    Greetings from Japan.

    Dear Philippines Free Press

    I am a Japanese journalist, Toshiaki UEDA of a book,– “Kikigaki Firipin senryo ? Oral History of Japanese occupation in Philippines”.
    My book is possessed by the library of each country.
    Please check the following homepages to reference.

    By the way, I am looking for the whereabouts of Mr. Alfonso Aluit, the author of “By Sword and Fire The Destruction of Manila in WWII 3February-3March 1945″(NCCA).
    Translation into Japanese of his writing, “By Sword and Fire The Destruction of Manila in WWII 3February-3March 1945” finished lately.
    Now, in commemoration of postwar 70 anniversary, it is under preparation with the publishing company in Japan towards publication in 2015.
    The publishing company is Ryokuhu Publishing Inc. (http://www.ryokufu.com/).

    Would you teach me Mr. Aluit’s contact (address etc.) or his families’s contact, if you or your brethren know his whereabouts, since I want to contact Mr. author Alfonso J. Aluit in order that I may get consent about translation publication?
    By now, I could have not yet get information through NCCA or the Bookmark Inc. that published or is selling the writing of Mr. Aluit’s unfortunately.

    Please give me a reply.

    Sincerely yours.
    May God bless you.

    Toshiaki Ueda
    1875-41, kawashima, hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

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  95. Hi, I am interested in all post-war stories about Davao that were published in Free Press. Is there a way in getting photocopies of these articles? As a local historian of Davao, these stories should provide a good perspective how the city was faring before the war. Thank you.

  96. My late father, Rodolfo Naval, was employed by PFP sometime in the early 1940’s. While Mr. Roger (or Mr. Rogers?) was eating in a restaurant where my Dad work as a busboy, my dad approached them and told them that he would like to work at PFP. He was hired as janitor on the spot.He worked very hard his way up and he was the Advertising Manager until Marcos regime (beginning of martial law) forcefully closed it. My eldest sister, Linda who was born in March 1944, was the cover of the PFP in late 40’s or early 50’s. Is it possible to get a copy of this issue. I’ll be willing to browse to your archives when I visit the Philippines on November 2015 … or what should I do to get a copy? My sister will be very much happy if I could get this copy. I’m looking forward to hear from you.

    • dnavalcontreras says:

      I’m following up my comment re my late father Rodolfo Naval and my eldest sister, Linda. I’m renewing my request that instead of visiting on November 2015, it would be whenever I visit the Philippines – it may be after 2019 or later. In this regards, may I know the address of your Archives office? Thank you very much and looking forward to hear from you.

  97. Garth Haslam says:

    Hi, I’m currently researching the case of Clarita Villanueva, who was said to be attacked by invisible biting spirits in May 1953. According to an unreliable source, there was an article regarding Villanueva in the May 30, 1953, edition of the Philippines Free Press titled “The Strange Case of ‘The Thing'”. Would you be able to either check for this article or refer me to someone who can? I’m mainly interested in finding out if it was actually printed, or if it is a non-existent article being attributed to the magazine. Thanks for any help!

  98. roel says:

    i am writing my first book and it is based on the life of Francisco C. de la Rama. he was featured in an issue of the Philippine free press 1924.
    the titled was ” From Muchacho to Boss “. anybody out there could help me find an issue of said magazine. F.C . as he was called,was the first filipino billionaire. a bon vivant par excellence born in Maybunga Pasig.
    i am fascinated by his meteoric rise.. any help is highly appreciated. thank you

    • Tyrone says:

      Good day!

      I have a copy of a book he did titled ” I made millions and lost them”. He actually is my great great grandfather. I am currently reading his autobiography/book now. If you are interested in some infromation about my lolo, maybe I can help.



    I wrote an article for the Philippine Free Press in the Tis Made me laugh page when I was a Grade V or Vi pupil in Valencia,Malaybalay.Bukidnon then now Valencia City. Could you please help me retrieve from your archives the article/ It was about the use of tractors for brides getting married here in the then wilderness of Bukidnon. I wrote this under my maiden name NOVESICA M>SELORIO. Thanks.

  100. I am very much pleased to have found your articles on-line. I was trying to get a hold of an article of case filed by Luz Angeles to a Alejandro Casin. I was trying to clarify the history of my ancestors. such case had been filed and had been posted in your paper around 1950-1952. I hope you can help me as soon as possible. God speed!

    • jobelizes says:

      In my opinion, the Philippine Free Press did not save all its magazines and all the writings therein. They probably save many but also did not save just as many. Whatever it saved can be found in the listing archived right now. That’s all there is. I think this blogsite is asking all of us to submit all those lost magazine articles, essays, poems, pictures, drawings, etc to help in increasing the archives. You will notice many requests for lost writings but there is no response. Also, I think MLQIII is the owner of this blogsite. He has done a good job of preserving whatever can be preserved and continues to do so with the help of readers. Correct me if I am wrong. Thank you.

  101. Carl Salas says:

    Philippine Free Press issue March 24, 1962 had an article titled “It Isn’t Fair”. How can I get a copy of that article? My father just passed away a couple of weeks ago and his accomplishment was the topic of discussion in that article. Please send me an email at salascarl@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance.

  102. Rheyline Ramos says:

    Hi, I am looking for a Magazine of free press where in my father Reynaldo Ramos was featured on the cover, it could have been around 1950’s, he was in a construction site wearing long sleeves and a balanggot. Please please help me find a copy, just a picture of the cover will do, thanks a lot in advance!! 😊

  103. Oscar Zapanta says:

    I would like to purchase a copy of the magazine issued during the 1969 re- election campaign of Ferdinand Marcos in Bicol. It was issued somewhere between June and before the 1969 presidential election. The location was Pili, Camarines Sur. I’m just interested in the pictures taken in our town plaza while he was doing his speech. Thanks and more power to you.

  104. Susan Evangelista says:

    Am very interested in finding a story by a man named Felino Diao. The story, The Faithful Sea, was published in the Free Press around 1964. Any help would be much appreciated!

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  107. araalfaro415 says:

    Gentlemen: I would like to know how I can get a copy of your magazine which have an article about the exploits of my father —“Heroes of Panaon Strait” which was first published on October 20, 1956 and on January 20, 1962. The article was written by Ivar Gica. I’ll appreciate your help and reply. Thank you!

  108. Princess Zhey Onrada says:

    Hello, I wish that you can help me & I’m willing to wait for your reply thru here or thru my email.

    I’m doing a Thesis about E.Z Izon and I would like to know his background story during his cartooning regimen and his great political cartoon works.

    And I would like to ask permission to visit at your site at the same time to conduct a documentary filming (for educational purposes only)

    Thank You So Much And Have A Happy Holidays Ahead.

    -Z 💋 (Mass Comm Student)

  109. Marianito Eguia says:

    Hi there!
    I’m a grandson of Fernando Ybanez Eguia from Katipunan (Lubungan), Zamboanga del Norte, a former student of Dr. Jose Rizal in Dapitan. I heard there was an article printed in the PFP about his family and connection with the Dr. Rizal’s. Can you please direct me to this article or provide me leads. Thank you very much.
    I was also told that Fernando Eguia’s father’s family originally came from Tayabas, Quezon. Are there relatives there or anywhere else provide me more info. Thanks again.

  110. dnavalcontreras says:

    Hi, I’m a daughter of Rodolfo Naval, Sr., a long-time employee and former Advertising Manager of the Philippine Free Press. Sometime in late 40’s, my eldest sister, Linda, was the cover of the Philippine Free Press. I wonder if you have a sort of Archives of the Philippine Free Press Covers. Thank you very much.

  111. Ulysses Agpaoa says:

    It sounds like Philippine Free Press is defunct. I am searching for local unbiased news media (not fake news) about Duterte. He seems to be a populist’s man and that includes Trump despite all the unfavorable portrayal by well known international news outlet.

  112. Maria V Casapao- Borden says:

    I am looking for an article or purchase a cipy of the first Free Press issue released after the ouster of Pres Marcos.

    One of the articles mentioned my father Maximo Casapao. Where can I get a copy?

  113. Is there an Archive of Hardcopies of the Philippines Free Press? If there is, where?

  114. Victoria Otico Arca says:

    I’m looking for a short story written by Rustico Estanol Otico “The Long Journey Home” my brother is 78 years old and it upsets him that he lost his copy. Please, someone help.

  115. Victoria Otico Arca says:

    I’m looking for a short story written by Rustico Estanol Otico “The Long Journey Home” my brother is 78 years old and it upsets him that he lost his copy. Please, someone help.

  116. EVANGELINE G. PADOGDog says:

    I am looking for a copies of articles on Land Reform by Jing Mable, This was featured in Philippine Free Press on June, 2001 and June, 2002

  117. Hour Hand says:

    Hi, I have a WordPress site where I post the poems I write. Hope you can visit IdeaStrike.net.

    I am looking on how to start publishing my poetry fof better visibility. I hope to connect with other writers and publishers.

  118. I’m glad that the Philippines Free Press has its own website for the readers and blggers.

  119. Zenrin says:

    I am proud to say that I’m the grandson of Michael Dueñas, editor in free press mag…

  120. GenieTech says:

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  121. Patricio Ollada says:

    I’d like to relive those moments in my grade and high school days when PFP was my source of current events and cutouts for school projects.

  122. Roy Ermitanyo says:


    Would you happen to have the following article in your archives?
    “Cebu’s Bloody Holy Week” by Rafael A. Bautista
    (published April 4, 1953)

    Thank you.

  123. Maria Cecilia Alpas says:

    Hi.. Mr. Alfredo V. Alpas is one of the writers of free press during the 60s and I would like to have a copy of all his articles.. I am his daughter and I would like to secure a copy of his work when he was young. I hope you can help me.

  124. dinobotod says:

    I was wondering if I could get a copy of an article about an old house in Bamban, Tarlac. It was featured around the late 80’s because of its rich history being able to survive the Spaniards, Japanese, Americans, and of course Mount Pinatubo. This was also the location where they shot a comedy/fantasy movie (not sure) which starred Manilyn Reynes and Herbert Bautista to name a few.
    I was able to stay at this house for several days when I was 11 years old and it was where I found an old copy of The Philippines Free Press magazine which featured the amazing article about the house. My stay there at that house felt like I was transported back in time and is one of the best experiences I’ve had so far. Reading the article again would bring back all the good memories.

  125. good day can i ask about a story of rubdob ng tag init PFP 1945?

  126. dnavalcontreras says:

    My eldest sister was the cover of the PFP sometime in late 40s or early 50’s. Our father worked there as Advertising Manager. May I know if the old PFP has a place in Manila (or somewhere else) where they archive the PFP magazines. I wish to visit this place when I’m in the Philippines to search for the issue that my eldest sister was featured and take a picture of the cover. I would like to give it to my sister as a birthday present. I’m willing to pay the fee for taking a shot of the cover. My email address: rodel.ronaco@gmail.com Thank you.

  127. Conie Abellar says:

    Hello! I want to know how to get a copy or article of the 50th Leyte Gulf Landing. My sister ‘s photo was there in one of your pages with the caption “A woman from samar”. She is holding a rosary. She was one of the participants. Hope i can have a copy. Her birthday will be on April 10. Hope i can give it to her as a gift. Thanks!

  128. dnavalcontreras says:

    I’m going to visit the Philippines sometime in November. Is there an Archives somewhere in Manila where they keep the old issues of the Philippine Free Press? I would like to visit the Archives and do some digging. My father used to work at PFF for many years and my eldest sister was featured in the cover in one of the issues. Probably that was late 1949 or early 1950. I’m willing to pay for a copy of the issue.

  129. Claro Benafin says:

    Again, thank you . I hope you can help me, if you could provide me the names of the ten most outstanding
    Philippine town mayors in the 1950’s. Again thank you and God bless you more.

    • Reimon Seno says:

      Hi good day..I have a copy of Philippine Free Press, Year Feb. 15, 1956, in a very good condition..featuring the Tandem of Magsaysay – Garcia endorsement..im lucky to have this piece of manuscript.

      • dnavalcontreras says:

        May I know how did you obtain that copy. I’m looking for a copy of the PFP published in late 49’s or early 50’s. My eldest sister was featured in one of the PFP’s covers during these times.

  130. Vivian May Kalksma says:

    I am searching for an article that was published in your magazine in 1967 or 68, about a woman who had a child by an American soldier during WWII and she have her up to the nuns.

  131. Antonio Moran says:

    My mother, Flor G. Moran wrote articles from the fifties or sixties. How can I search the archives?

  132. Ronan G. Pandongan says:

    Who is the editor of The Philippine Free Press

  133. Aries says:

    I’m history graduate student. My intended research paper is about post-war advertisements (1946-1972) in the Philippines in relation to the 1952 issue of nationalizing advertising. Can I request an access to some of your available issues of the Free Press?

    I am hoping for your response in advance. Thank you very much.

  134. Hello. I would like to ask if you will post the fiction section (short story and poetry) of the past issues – starting from 1990, at least.

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