Feelings

Restless in the dust! By Jing Villamil TEN years and thirteen days ago, 58 men and women, 32 of whom were journalists and stringers, were massacred in Sitio Masalay, in Ampatuan, Maguindanao. Their mangled bullet-drilled bodies were buried in wide shallow graves beside their cars equally mangled. The journalists were to cover the filing of […]

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Hi, spirits! By Jing Villamil SHE grew up, with “them” not only as a sometime but as a constant presence. But these childhood companions were almost always the good (mabait), the rowdy (magulo), the mischievous (pilyo). Seldom the bad (salbahe) or the vengeful (mapag-higanti), as the knowing claimed or warned they were or might be. […]

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Quakes! By Jing Villamil THIS talks not of the gooey chocolatey fudge which one rams whole and fast into one’s mouth in heavenly but sinful decadence. Rather, this talks of quakes that grumbled, rumbled and crumbled rocks unto uncovered heads, crushing skulls and bodies and homes and workplaces. Once upon an ancient time, it was […]

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Commatose (A comma overdose) By Jing Villamil DENGUE, leptospirosis, polio, diphtheria, meningococcemia, measles, pneumonia, malaria, tuberculosis, rabies, HIV, the big C for-all-ages, dialysis for too many failed kidneys, too-sweet diabetics, bones young and old weakened, cracked or crushed, Road accidents along SLEX, NLEX, and other EXes and widened roads, doctors and medicines too expensive or […]

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