by Rex Catubig

September 25, 2022 in Entre'acte

Martial Law diary

By Rex Catubig   I woke up to a stacticky radio on Saturday, September 23, 1972. No matter how I twiddled the dial, there was only hissing and crackling. And there was no newspaper, either. I was waking up to a bad dream, I thought. I hurriedly took a jeep…
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September 18, 2022 in Entre'acte

No jingle bells

By Rex Catubig   BEING advanced in age tends to make one retreat and hark back. It seems to follow the rule in physics where for every action there is an equal opposite reaction. So as you move forward in years, the more you get older, the more you look…
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September 10, 2022 in Entre'acte

Shortage of condiments

By Rex Catubig   THE news reports a shortage of condiments that are essential for cooking food and enhancing its taste. It started with the shortage of white onions. Then like domino, there is a shortage of sugar, followed by the shortage of salt, and garlic.  Without these ingredients, food will…
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September 4, 2022 in Entre'acte

Think Christmas

By Rex Catubig    THE past few days had us anxiously awaiting the intrusion of a dreaded typhoon while excitedly anticipating the coming of the “ber” months. Thus conflicted, I recall the dilemma I was caught in several years ago in a similar setting. Spurred by an oncoming howler, I…
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August 27, 2022 in Entre'acte

The river of return

By Rex Catubig    FIVE years ago, as we chronicled the city’s past seven decades, there was a scathing outcry that put into question the city's evolution in the coming years. The core of the outburst was the planned relocation of the city hall and creation of a new growth…
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