By Charmaigne Navaja My bags are packed and I’m ready for the 12 hours overnight boat ride to Surigao from Cebu. It’s unusual for me to go on an unplanned trip but the idea of seeing my travel best friends and going back to Siargao again after a month excites me. The island has been [...]
By Aldrick “Chiki” Z. Agpaoa I remember it vividly on a cold Christmas-season night of December 2016. I was all alone going down to Manila from Baguio with nothing but my bag and a pocket full of whatnots. I was readying myself to attend to a Christmas Outreach in Tarlac the next day but I [...]
Places are like people. Zamboanga is the one who loves you, but you won't give it a chance because you are too scared. Batanes is the man of your dreams. It is honest, untouched, too good to be true. Siquijor is your twin flame. It has energies that will lead you to a whole new [...]
By Miguel R. Llona "The sea has no memory," she once said, quoting a line from a movie. I forget what we were talking about, though I do remember the memory those words stirred in me. I was seven, sitting at the back of my parents' car. We were going to a beach. Thoughts of [...]
Located in Central Visayas, Siquijor is the third smallest province in the Philippines next to Batanes and Camiguin, making it easy for tourists to tick off its destinations in a day—but never enough to unearth its stories.
By Marge Gavan "So who needs to meet a boy tonight?" someone from the backseat asked. "Marge!" the girls answered unanimously. Typical, I rolled my eyes. I was in a car with six other girls on our way to Subic for the Summer Siren Festival. Little did I know, I won't be needing their assistance [...]
I was baptized and raised as a Catholic. For 16 years, I studied in two Catholic schools where Catholicism was the center of education. But what supposed to be a space for shaping life and religion became a space for resistance. There, attending religion classes meant strategically sleeping or catching up with my seatmates. Learning [...]