by Rex Catubig

November 26, 2023 in Entre'acte

Betting in jueteng

By Rex Catubig   GAMBLING or games akin, provided the perk in our tranquil barrio. The kids indulged in the harmless though not exactly wholesome ‘buntayog’ or ‘tatsing’. While the elderly would sit for hours in front of the sari-sari store figuring out their moves in ‘dama’. But the more…
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November 19, 2023 in Entre'acte

Picking ‘kulkuldit’

By Rex Catubig   THE fascination with chance is rooted in my boyhood. But it is not all related to the DNA chain. Juvenile flirting with the bewitching flytrap of luck is the plausible excuse. It was the fun-filled Fifties. In the corner sari-sari store of Nana Pacing which I…
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November 12, 2023 in Entre'acte, Punch Gallery

Meandering at mid-morning

By Rex Catubig   AN SOS from atanor Lilia Tuason  sent this nocturnal senior scurrying through the maze of Galvan street market in search of burong dalag in the heat of midmorning. Not that she is conceiving the immaculate way but it was a favor for a friend. I'm loath…
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November 5, 2023 in Entre'acte, Punch Gallery

Drive through

By Rec Catubig   “TO live, one must drive away from life occasionally", so wrote Kerima Polotan, one of the best women writers in the 60's. I've always taken that to heart, and one weekend recently, I charmed my way into the passenger seat of my friend's borrowed car and…
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October 29, 2023 in Entre'acte, Punch Gallery

The sin of salt

By Rex Catubig   GENESIS 19:26 of the Holy Bible depicts how Lot’s wife, in an unguarded instance of longing for the depraved and condemned life they’re fleeing from, looks back at the city being consumed by fire and brimstone, in sheer defiance of God’s injunction, and thus, turns into…
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