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THE HOUSE BY THE SEA

Vignettes THE HOUSE BY THE SEA By Pablo A. Tariman The only family home I remember was the one facing an islet in my hometown in Baras, Catanduanes. I suppose that house stood in the late 50s before a strong … Continue reading

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THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD

Vignettes THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD By Pablo A. Tariman This place called Sta. Elena in Virac, Catanduanes holds a special place in my childhood memory. That’s where some of the island Guerreros come from and if you didn’t know it yet, … Continue reading

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TEARS FOR ALL SEASONS

Vignettes TEARS FOR ALL SEASONS By Pablo A. Tariman Tears flowed profusely as a Lumad father looked at his son who just finished college. Same for the poor farmer whose son graduated at the PMA with high honors. When you … Continue reading

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BORACAY IN MY MIND

Vignettes BORACAY IN MY MIND By Pablo A. Tariman I am not one person you can invite to a place just because it was fashionable to be seen there. Thus, many years earlier, I was not in a hurry to … Continue reading

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A FEW GOOD YEARS

Vignettes A FEW GOOD YEARS By Pablo A. Tariman There is something foreboding when you realize you are hitting your 70th year when the year ends. As far as your body is concerned, you are still productive as you beat … Continue reading

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ISLAND SUMMER

Vignettes ISLAND SUMMER By Pablo A. Tariman When I think of summer, my thoughts inevitably turn to the island of my birth in Baras, Catanduanes. Where I was born, I think of the high bright sun of barrio Tilod where … Continue reading

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ALL MY DAUGHTERS

Vignettes ALL MY DAUGHTERS By Pablo A. Tariman “Lullaby and goodnight, with roses bedight With lilies o’er spread is baby’s wee bed Lay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessed”               … Continue reading

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AUNTS

Hometown Memories AUNTS By Pablo A. Tariman Aunt Alice — the last of my paternal aunts — passed away last week. I told my cousin I couldn’t make it to the wake. I prefer to remember her happy moments when … Continue reading

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TWO DAYS IN A FAMILIAR TOWN

Feature TWO DAYS IN A FAMILIAR TOWN By Pablo A. Tariman Many things come to mind as the Catanduanes Tribune observes its 36th year. It is the only paper you turn to when you want to announce a coming concert … Continue reading

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THE CINEMATIC LIFE OF CHAVIT SINGSON

Dateline: Ilocos Sur THE CINEMATIC LIFE OF CHAVIT SINGSON By Pablo A. Tariman Long after he reigned as governor for several terms, Ilocos Sur’s kingpin Luis “Chavit” Singson remains the stuff of a long-running action drama. His first film-bio with … Continue reading

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