EDITOR’S NOTE

State of the na­tion

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How we see the world has been dra­mat­i­cally al­tered within the last five years. In­stead of be­com­ing more con­nected be­cause of tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments, hu­man­ity has found a way to widen the rift be­tween dif­fer­ent world­views. In this is­sue, we cel­e­brate these dif­fer­ences by talk­ing to note­wor­thy in­di­vid­u­als from var­i­ous in­dus­tries.

On the cover, Jamela Alin­do­gan shares her life on the front­lines. As the sole cor­re­spon­dent of Al Jazeera in the coun­try, she talks about how noth­ing can fully pre­pare her for cov­er­age as­sign­ments. “You tend to know what to do and what to ex­pect [on site], but you’re also never pre­pared for what you’ll see or en­counter. Ev­ery sin­gle dis­as­ter is dif­fer­ent, but the sto­ries are al­ways the same: of loss, grief, dis­place­ment, dis­pos­ses­sion,” she says.

We also had a con­ver­sa­tion with Klas­rum ng Pag-asa founder Atty. An­gelo Va­len­cia, who points out the im­por­tance of com­mu­nity-build­ing par­tic­u­larly in the coun­try­side. “No of­fense, but the future of this coun­try is not found in the cities,” he states. “Rather, it’s in the hearts and minds of the coun­try­side.” North­ern Liv­ing is pub­lished by Hinge In­quirer Pub­li­ca­tions. 4F Me­dia Re­source Plaza, Mola cor­ner Pa­song Ti­rad Streets, Barangay La Paz, Makati City. Visit www.face­book.com/ no­lisoli.ph now. Fol­low us on In­sta­gram at @ no­lisoli.ph and Twit­ter at @no­lisoliph. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at no­lisoli@hip.ph. For ad­ver­tis­ing, email sales@hip.ph. This mag­a­zine was printed re­spon­si­bly us­ing re­cy­cled pa­pers with biodegrad­able inks.

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