My family is from Manila. Me and my children were invited by my brother to visit Dumaguete. He knew that I needed some fresh air to move on. I knew that I can’t stay in Manila any longer because it reminds me so much of beautiful memories with my wife. She died last year. It was so painful. Back home we have a small business to support our daily needs and the schooling of the kids. I left it to my brothers there. I’m thinking whether to stay here in Dumaguete for good. My kids started to go to school here and they said they love it. It’s hard being a single parent. All the problems in the house are now in my shoulders. It’s especially hard when they get sick and they are still looking for their mom. Next week, I’m going back to Manila, a year after her death. Let’s see what happens, I might stay or bring the business here. I miss her so much.
I’ve always wanted my own house. I worked all day just to give my family a home to call our own; a home where we don’t have to deal with monthly rents and pesky tenants. I wanted a house where . . . Read More
It has only been two months since I became a Muslim. Growing up in Bulacan, I lived a life trying to find my identity and spirituality. During my younger years, I joined three different religious . . . Read More
Meet Musalik, a kulintang expert. Music runs in his blood. He learned playing the kulintang from his family. He can expertly discuss the music that the kulintang creates; the different rhythms and . . . Read More
I was born in a Muslim family during a war. It was dangerous times, so my parents gave me to another family far from home so I’ll be safe. The family who adopted me happened to be Christians; Roman . . . Read More
Kaya namin itinayo ang Madrasa para hindi maligaw ang landas ng aming mga anak. Madrasa is a school teaching Islamic Religion and Arabic Education. Itinayo namin ang Madrasa noong 1999. Noon, kung . . . Read More
We are renting a house and this little area where we sell charcoal briquettes. I used to peddle trinkets and other dry goods for decades until the authorities prohibited street vending. We started . . . Read More