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Posts published by “Dennis Jay Santos”

Toplight | Remembering Myrna

It remains vivid in my memory that piercing piteous cry I first heard from Myrna Reblando, the widowed wife of slain journalist Bong Reblando, among the dozens of journalist and…

Toplight | Darkest day of PH journalism

It’s been 10 years and justice has remained elusive for those who perished in the grisly massacre on November 23, 2019 in that  secluded  hill in Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao…

Toplight | Cautious, ready, and calm

About five years ago, I wrote an article for the national broadsheet Philippine Daily Inquirer about the findings of the state-run agency Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on…

Toplight | Ghosts in our midst

If I have the skill set of a painter or even a small aptitude to sketch a shape or object, I think I can very well capture the contour of…

Toplight | Tears and joys of being a teacher

In the biting coldness of the early morning, public school teachers in the remote villages in Marilog district, endure years of untold hardship and sacrifices just to teach children in…


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