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CAGAYAN DE ORO
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Mayette Q. Tabada
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CLOSE your book. No free reading.In these lines, borrowed from a store display, I distilled my philosophy on virginity after 12 years in a Catholic school exclusive for girls.My parents chose my school by family osmosis. Nearly all the women ...
From 283 days ago
THE police should have killed Reina Mae “Ina” Nasino when they arrested her and fellow workers in a raid at dawn on Nov. 5, 2019. It would have saved the State at least the additional expenses it always claims it ...
From 290 days ago
ON THE day it is announced that the poet Louise Glück is chosen for the Nobel Prize for Literature, I look for a pencil left by the man who repaired our roof.William lives nearby. We like his work, his honesty. ...
From 297 days ago
TELL me a story.“Story ‘ta, Pang,” I would cajole my father, who favored comic books, Walt Disney animation and movies we rented in Betamax and VHS formats.My younger sister and I had an eclectic diet because Papang took stories to ...
From 304 days ago
Tabada: Picking guavas
“Ani, ania, anima (harvest, here, soul).”Penalizing miscegenation, the linguistic kind, I first encountered in the arena demanding language purity: school corridors. In the 1970s-80s, posted notices warned that students were fined if overheard not speaking in “straight English”.These good intentions ...
From 311 days ago
“MAGUNITAN” in Cebuano means to grasp, secure, even embrace.Our Thursday Group gathers online once a month. During the long months of community quarantine and social isolation, the members connect virtually to swap stories about stories.Commitments, deadlines, domestic emergencies—such are shunted ...
From 318 days ago
A QUIET place.SunStar Cebu photographer Amper Campaña took what my untrained eye considers as one of the best photographs taken in a long, distinguished career in photojournalism. Last Sept. 11, the newspaper published the moment he captured two women who ...
From 325 days ago
Tabada: ‘Buwan, buwan’
WHERE do I find voice?The “I” that speaks is strongest in fiction, where the writer, the creator, amplifies the voice through techniques.She can isolate the voice by creating only the character and no Other. Or she can cram a story ...
From 332 days ago
Tabada: Harvest moon
THE first dictator had an attachment to windows that would be reverential if he had been a spiritual man. When he looked out of any window in the Palace, he saw only empty sky.Infinity. That was the extent of his ...
From 339 days ago
LEARN from housewives. Before dispatching an armada of destroyers to the Planet Primus on the far reaches of its system, the Technical Committee (TC) checked the archives for what is known about an extraterrestrial chunk of real estate that is ...
From 346 days ago