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Alma Anonas-Carpio’s How to Tame Your Tikbalang Without Even Trying

A­n acquaintance had explained her book-buying habits in this way: she gets print copies of the books she wants people to know she owns,...

Where light walks: “Finding the Sun”

By Alma Anonas-Carpio In a world where aging is feared and held off for as long as possible, it is refreshing and heartening to see...

Speaking Genital in translation: Beverly Wico Siy’s ‘Pukiusap’

Where Eve Ensler gave us the freedom to use the many words there are for lady bits in “The Vagina Monologues,” Beverly Wico Siy...

Isang kurot ng buhay

Sa ngayon, isa na rin sa kinahihiligang basahin ng marami ang dula. Hindi nga lang naman ito puwedeng panoorin o itanghal sapagkat maaari rin...

Save the Children, child rights groups urge solons to unite for positive parenting bill

Dahlia, a 16-year-old student from Parañaque would scream each time her mother burns her arm with mosquito coil for household chores left undone. Whenever she passes by her mother’s stall in the market, she would overhear her mother’s gossiping, calling her “prostitute” for...

SBMA, DA sign MOA for P509-M agri border control facility in Subic

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the establishment of a control facility for fresh and frozen agri-fishery commodities entering the country through the Subic Bay...

A new Bahay Kubo for the World

TOP PHOTO—Bahay Kubo: A Filipino Children Song is sold at Savage Mind Bookshop, located at 5 Peninsula St. Mayon Avenue, Tinago, Naga City. To order please message https://www.facebook.com/SavageMindBikol/ or email us at savagemindbokshop@gmail.com or text at 09167615121. Folk songs like our folk stories are...

Tale of an Enchanted book

“What is a city without enchantment?” asks Dr. Mary Jane Guazon-Uy in “The Book of Pedro Bautista” recently launched by Ateneo de Naga. This novelist happens to be an untypical physician who heals with science while consorting with magical realists like Gabriel Garcia-Marquez and...

Portrait of the journalist as poet

To the uninitiated, poetry and journalism appear to be opposite ends of a very wide spectrum. In reality, this is not so. Poetry is the mother root of all written language. It is the point of origin and common ancestor of prayer, prose,...

Town and Country from the Pen of Three Women

I collect rare books not only for that old-world scent trapped between their pages, but for that splendid bit of humanity revealed in each story—all told in exemplary prose. Three authors of what seems to be out-of-print books come to mind: Rowena Tiempo Torrevillas’...

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