Historia

From Bahay kubo to…

From Bahay Kubo to Bahay na Bato to … by Robert Gardner “Houses have their own ways of dying, falling as variously as the generations of men, some with a tragic roar, some quietly, … while from others … the spirit slips before the body perishes.” (“Howards End”, E. M. Forster, 1910) Wherever I traveled […]

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Laguna

The Sad Ending of Pepe’s First School

Biñan played a brief but pivotal role in Rizal’s schooling as a young boy under the guardianship of Maestro Cruz. although he described the town being ‘ugly and small’ the now crowded municipality help develop Rizal during his critical formative school days. Unfortunately much of what remains in Maestro Cruz’ school is now gone. The […]

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Historia

My History 101

I’ve realized lately that I have become what I as a younger man hated to become, negligent of ones history. When I was child I can recall getting upset when my classmates would make fun of Bonifacio (the Andres atapang di a takbo joke). I don’t know why and where this started but my history […]

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