Historia

Mabini Letters: Divisive Lucrative Politics

A senator slash actor slash tv host had just instructed his party, a group he co-leads with the former prez, to go to “war” because the seating president insist on filing graft charges against the ex-presidential son (and some of their kapartido), now a representante for the security guards (I’m not sure if they even know that) in the camara de […]

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Laguna

A Bit of Turumba and Pakil History

I’ve been dreaming of circling Laguna de Bai for some time. Approaching it from the south then on to Morong, then back home (Muntinglupa). I’ve been trying but to no avail. The farthest, in one of these numerous attempts, is Pakil. Feels like I’m sort of doing this travel project in installments. Pakil’s church seem […]

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Corregidor

Visiting Corregidor

April is the month we honor what we Filipinos call “Kagitingan” of those who fought against the Japanese during the Second World War. I’m not surprised that the day (April 9) just passed like an ordinary day. We live in a world where such commemoration is no longer an integral part of our society. If […]

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Historia

Don Hilario Ziálcita y Legarda (1913-2011)

Sad news here. I was told by my friend Pepe that Don Hilario Zialcita passed away this morning. He was an accomplished medical doctor who served during the war. But what I know about him and like is that he wrote beautiful poems in Spanish. He’s one of those who tried to spread the beauty […]

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