The Philippine Signs describes itself as a publication “that does not merely report facts, but also ideas and issues; not only to inform, but to elucidate, to bring the hows, and whys, and the alternatives. In the tradition of fair journalism, it will point out facts and show contradictions, not to take a negative position but help people recognize and understand the world in which we live: its expectations, its longings, and its often dramatic characteristics.”
Published by Crossroads Publications Inc. the Editorial Board at that time was composed of Bishop Antonino Nepomuceno, OMI, Fr. Benigno Mayo, SJ, Fr. Pedro Arguillas, MSC, Fr. Primo Racimo, Laura Ocampo, Atty. Felicitas Aquino, Dr. Levi Oracion.
Ma. Sophia L. Bodegon was the editor, with Ibarra C. Mateo and Celine Claire B. Reyes as staff writers. Contributing photographer was Alberto Marques, Ma. Ceres P. Doyo was the chief of correspondents, Nes Jacinto on production, Ram Flores for editorial assistant, and Edgardo del Val was the business manager.SIGNS VOL 1 No 4 OCT 20-26 1983