WHEN NINE senior journalists banded together to form the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism in 1989, none of them imagined that their baby would ever go beyond the boundaries of print. After all, print media was their common root.

Four years later, the PCIJ would break new ground with the production of a full-length documentary on the legacy of almost a century of American military presence in the Philippines.

The documentary “Toxic Sunset” was produced and released by the PCIJ in 1993, just a year after the last American troops pulled out of Subic and Clark airbase. The documentary details the toxic legacy that the Americans left behind after the abrogation of the US bases treaty. Today’s Sulyap was edited and produced by Julius D. Mariveles of the PCIJ Multimedia Desk.

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