Looking more like Mars, the moon peered in the dark starless sky over Cagayan de Oro for a few seconds on Friday night as the smog from the brush fires in Indonesia persists across Mindanao. (photo by cong b. corrales)
Before joining the Gold Star Daily, Cong worked as the deputy director
of the multimedia desk of the Philippine Center for Investigative
Journalism (PCIJ), and before that he served as a writing fellow of
Vera Files. Under the pen name "Cong," Leonardo Vicente B. Corrales
has worked as a journalist since 2008.
Corrales has published news, in-depth, investigative and feature articles on agrarian reform, peace and dialogue initiatives, climate justice, and socio-economics in local and international news organizations, which which includes among others: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business World, MindaNews, Interaksyon.com, Agence France-Presse, Xinhua News Wires, Thomson-Reuters News Wires, UCANews.com, and Pecojon-PH.