State of the nation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For advertising, email email@example.com. This magazine was printed responsibly using recycled papers with biodegradable inks.