SAGRADA

Mierkoles Santo. The women prepare “Ina” for the procession. While the men do the cooking. They have a troop of parabuligs to feed. Devotees who would parade Ina around the town — on their shoulders. But that was long ago. Today, Ina rides on a chariot. Breaking up that old gang of parabuligs. Still, the … Continue reading SAGRADA

P FOR PLAGIARIZED

Borongan is not very near. You need to travel across different languages to get there. For the Philippine Information Agency to simply copy-paste my notes about eatables I experienced in Borongan, is contemptible. Wednesday, Patch Salarzon, very eagle-eyed, alerted me about the PIA’s lifting of some pieces from my decade old article Borongan Appetit! and … Continue reading P FOR PLAGIARIZED

9° BURNHAM

One January long ago, my father sent me to Baguio City to keep me off my drunken nights back home. Baguio city is where Ginebra cuatro cantos gin tasted good. The city was Ginebrafied as Russia is vodkafied. And so I made friends with a few good people there and we had more drunken nights. … Continue reading 9° BURNHAM

IRIGA CITY THROUGH THE LENS OF ATENEO STA. INES

Prague slipped through our fingers once upon a time. In 2015, the Digital Photographer of the Philippines held “On Assignment: Prague” a photography-video competition of which at stake is a trip to the Czech Republic. For our entry, Ateneo Sta. Ines and I pooled our street photography collection and adapted them into a 3-minute music … Continue reading IRIGA CITY THROUGH THE LENS OF ATENEO STA. INES