Dungug Kinaray-a

Whenever I tell people that I’m from Antique, the next question I usually get is “Where is that?” I have developed a standard answer to that: It’s in Western Visayas, one of the four provinces that comprise the island of Panay : Aklan, Antique, Capiz Iloilo. I do that in order that I would be […]

January 9, 2018  Tags: ,   Posted in: Antique, Arts and Culture  One Comment

Kinaray-a writing contest

Kinaray-a is the language spoken mostly in West Visayas. It is spoken in Antique, where I come from. Writer Alex de los Santos , author of the book, “The Rise of Kinaray-a”, said Kinaray-a is also spoken in some parts of Aklan and Capiz, most of Iloilo and even in Negros Occidental where the biggest […]

August 13, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Antique, Malaya  2 Comments

Discover Antique this summer

Looking for places to visit this summer? Try the not-so-trodden paths. Try the perfumed island of Nogas in Antique. Located in the northern most part of Antique, Nogas Island is 24 hectares of deep and lush forest. If you want to explore it, better get a guide familiar with the island. It’s easy to lose […]

March 29, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya, Travel  2 Comments

Con artist preys on sympathy for Yolanda victims

This is painful for me to relate because it is embarrassing. My friends and I have been victimized by a scam artist. Mahirap aminin na naging tanga kami ngunit ganun na nga. Last Friday, a “Ramon Tulfo” called me up. I did not have doubts that he was Mon Tulfo, the Inquirer columnist, because it […]

November 18, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Disasters  20 Comments

Happy New Year!

May 2013 be kind and good to all of us. From my favorite work place.Our place in Guisijan, Antique.

January 1, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Environment  229 Comments

No more Christmas cards from Precious

Watching Tuesday evening the enthralling rendition of the “Impossible Dream” by Filipino sopranos Rachelle Gerodias, Joanna Ampil; Vietnamese tenor Duc Tuan with Honna Tesuji, a Japanese, conducting a specially assembled Symphony Orchestra composed of Filipino musicians during the Vietnam National Day celebration at the Sofitel Hotel, what came to my mind was one of Philippine […]

September 1, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Antique, Malaya  392 Comments

Enjoy ang summer ngunit ingat

Tag-init na. Kahit na paminsan-minsan ay umu-ulan, talagang summer na. Ang sarap magbabad sa tubig. Dumadami na ang mga tao sa beach at swimming pool. Sa pinupuntahan kong gym,Fitness First, at siguro sa ibang gym, mas marami na ang nagwu-workout. Siyempre ang gustong pumunta sa mga sosyal na beach, kailangan may ipakita ka. Napansin ko […]

March 24, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, General  42 Comments

Comedia at Skylab

ANTIQUE – Ang titulo nitong kolum ko ay hindi komedya na na nakakatawanan kungdi tungkol sa isang klaseng palabas na dinala ng mga kastila dito sa Pilipinas. Dahil ang comedia ay galing Espanya, ang kwento ay tungkol sa laban ng Kristiyano at ng mga Muslim. Ang mga “cast of characters” ay mga hari at reyna, […]

February 27, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Arts and Culture  12 Comments

Being connected

It never ceases to amaze me that I’m able to access internet from my remote corner in Antique, even if the connection is so slow and intermittent. I have always dreamed of being able to file my stories from our place in Guisijan while listening to the chirping the birds surrounded by orchids, bromeliads, heleconias, […]

July 13, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Antique, Cyberspace, Malaya  25 Comments

May escalator na sa Antique

May Gaisano Mall na sa Antique. Wow, kahit paano, palatandaan ng asenso yan. Natuwa naman ako ng makita ko ang Gaisano sa San Jose nang dumaan ako doon noong Miyerkoles galing Iloilo. Wala na kasing eroplano na nagse-service ng Antique kaya via Iloilo ako kung umuwi sa aming baryo sa Guisijan, sa bayan ng Lau-an. […]

July 12, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Antique  53 Comments