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Beneath the Exterior

IT was the break of dawn when I saw a young lady who was waiting for the sun to reveal its full glory. Eventually, the blurred image of the woman was refined by the brilliance of the sun. She looked like a flower blooming gradually as she drew her stamina …

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Giyera ni Urduja

MARARAMDAMAN sa paa ang tila pagyanig ng lupa—ganoon din ang unti-unting paglakas ng mga hiyawan na sa ritmong taglay ay mistulang musikang nagbabadya ng panganib. Sa hindi kalayuan naman ay matatanaw ang burol na nagtatanghal sa ilalim ng bagsik ng nagbabagang araw. Ngunit sa pagkisap ng mata ay maaaninag ang …

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The Eyes of the Dragon

THERE existed an eldritch tale about an almighty, gargantuan dragon that created the sky, sea, and land. He reveled upon the magnificence of the horizon that he created and thus decided to reside in the expanse of the skies. Periodically, he would descend into the ocean and indulge in the …

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The Proud Roars of the Lionhearted

SOME people have demonstrated an inability to defy authority because of the inequitable difference in power. They were challenged by the ability to mobilize forces, they were suppressed by the fear of firearm potency, and they were rejected because they were meek. They were continuously discouraged because their righteous cause …

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Requiem

IT was the first Friday of August when Roberto and Leticia went to the age-old Quiapo Church to celebrate their 47th anniversary. As usual, the home of the Black Nazarene was crowded by throngs of parishioners and devotees, but this did not pose a threat to the old couple as …

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Somnolent Monster

SOME people used to love going to shopping malls because it had everything they ever wanted; confined in the sheen of shiny glass panels are possessions that they coveted. Behind the riveting window panes laid their dreams—seemingly within their reach. They always thought that these public locations were heaven in …

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Sayaw ng Araw at Buwan

SUMAMBULAT ang nakasisilaw na liwanag mula sa mga mata ng diyos na si Apolaki at diyosang si Mayari nang magpamalas ang dalawa ng kanilang pambihirang lakas at kapangyarihan. Ito ay upang mapatunayan kung sino ang karapat-dapat humalili sa trono ng amang si Bathala. Sa huling hagupit ni Apolaki ay napuruhan …

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Salamangka

kuha ni IAN CARLO L. ARIAS LUMILIPAS ang mga oras na ipinagkaloob ng Poong Maykapal sa akin, bilang paalala na ang panahon ko dito sa mundo ay pansamantala lamang. Hindi ako hihintayin ng oras kahit marami akong pangarap sa aking buhay na pilit kong hinahabol araw-araw. Ito ay isang babala …

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Kislap ni Haliya

likha ni ARRIENNE JAN A. ENRIQUEZ TILA nag-agawan ang liwanag at dilim nang pumaimbulog ang higanteng ahas na si Bakunawa mula sa kailaliman ng dagat, habang sa himpapawid naman ay pabulusok na winawasiwas ng diyosang si Haliya ang tabak niyang balot sa ningning at liwanag. Si Haliya, na siyang sumasagisag …

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Atubili

photo by SHANA ANGELA S. CERVANIA ILANG BESES na akong hindi nakabangon sa aking kama dahil sa bawat pagsapit ng umaga, may panibagong dahilan na naman ang aking katawan: kawalan ng gana, lumbay, o pagod. Hindi ko na mabilang kung ilang gabi nang ako ay nakalatay: tila suspendido, tiwangwang sa …

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