Since 1994, the ground-breaking Young Blood column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Opinion section, giving voice to the love and loss, the highs and lows, the victories and disappointments of Filipino twentysomethings and younger. It has become required reading for the youth and a rite of passage for the aspiring young writer. Since then, the best of the Young Blood essays has been collected in anthologies; the Young Blood books are now in its 7th incarnation.
Now, the out-of-print first three volumes of that series, 1998's The Best of Youngblood, 2000's Youngblood 2.0 and 2006's Youngblood3 have been collected exclusively in a single electronic volume with more than 800 pages. The essays in Young Blood Omnibus Volume One gather the experiences of young people in the Philippines but are also universal for young people anywhere in just how authentic, personal and well-written they are.