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IN MEMORIAM | POEMS FOR THE AMPATUAN MASSACRE | By Chuvic A. Monserate, Yasmin Pascual-Dormido and Julius D. Mariveles

Three poems from three Negrosanons – two are journalists, the other a teacher – in memory of the victims of the Ampatuan Massacre. Continue reading

AUTUMN by Yasmin Pascual-Dormido | Photos by Francis Salmingo

twenty four months of Autumn in my life | one by one, loved ones perish like a tree | shedding off leaves ’til there is none to lose | i had Summer every now and then | but it never stayed for long Continue reading


Apolitical Intellectuals One day the apolitical intellectuals of my country will be interrogated by the simplest of our people. They will be asked what they did when their nation died out slowly, like a sweet fire small and alone. No one will ask them about their dress, their long siestas after lunch, no one will … Continue reading

ODE TO THE SEA by Pablo Neruda | A POEM A DAY

FEATURED POET: Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda (July 12 1904 – September 23 1973) was the penname and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and communist politician Ricardo Eliecer Neftal Reyes Basoalto. Having his works translated into dozens of languages, Pablo Neruda is considered one of the greatest and most influential poets of the 20th … Continue reading

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