Press Year • Peter Solis Nery
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INSTEAD of giving away calendars and handbills, a young writer running for councilor in Dumangas town, 42 kilometers north of Iloilo City, distributes a collection of his award-winning short stories to voters.

Peter Solis Nery, 32, is running under the Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP), along with established politicians in the town. His campaign style, however, differs because his Hiligaynon short stories were welcomed not only because they are a novelty on the campaign trail but also because...