LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA

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@THE PANAAD SA NEGROS: PHOTOWALK WITH RAYA | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA

Text by Julius D. Mariveles and Photos by Raya Y. Rojo and Julius D. Mariveles The Panaad sa Negros Festival, called as the ‘mother of all festivals,’ was held once again in Bacolod City. First held 20 years ago under the term of then Governor Rafael Coscolluela, Panaad sa Negros showcases the festivals of the … Continue reading

KALBARYO IN LA GRANJA: PASYON NG POON AND THE NATION’S PASSION

There are no pieces of flesh flying or blood spurting from the self-inflicted wounds of penitents. There is no “Hesukristo” who is actually being nailed to the cross but the reflections during the Kalbaryo in this village 54 kilometers away from Bacolod are as sharp as nails or bamboo flogs, scourging the social ills that continue to afflict Philippine society. Continue reading

WANTING TO BE LIKE MANNY PACQUIAO | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA by Julius D. Mariveles

This is the place where dreams are hoped to be achieved through sore
wrists and painful knuckles, sweat and even tears. This is the place
where some people hope that things will turn out different tomorrow.
This is the place where some people hope they can be like Manny
Pacquiao. Continue reading

THE UN-SILENCE OF THE LAMBS | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA by Julius D. Mariveles

And so the dream has began for the province to become the Philippines’ sheep capital where people can eat meat like the slain warriors in Valhalla and where children can have milk moustaches like they do in the movies. Continue reading

MAMUMUGON SA KAMPO | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA by Julius D. Mariveles

They are one-half of the typical sugarcane field operation during harvest – the karga tapas – or the cutting and loading of these sweet grass stalks unto waiting trucks that would find their way to the sugar centrals. Continue reading

WELLS, WELLS EVERYWHERE BUT NOT A DROP TO DRINK | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA by Julius D. Mariveles

The wells did not appear to have been instigated by anyone not to produce water. It could be the heat, it could be the depth of the dig, the residents surmise. Continue reading

REMEMBERING: THEY WHO FELL IN THE NIGHT

We remember not only our dearly departed but those who fell raging against the dying of the light, those who were stricken down struggling in the night. Continue reading

REMEMBERING: THE DEADLY ALL SOULS’ DAY BLAZE | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA by Julius D. Mariveles

Help poured in for the victims. Delicadeza and propriety, however, were also killed in the blaze as politicians scrambled for publicity, setting up donation centers. Continue reading

SCENES ON KALAG-KALAG | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA | Photos by Julius D. Mariveles and Text by Hannah A. Papasin

As we commemorate the day of the dead, we took time to document the usual and not-so-usual things happening at this point. We hope that through this, we would be able to capture the spirit of the occasion (if not the spirit of your Uncle Berting who died of a heart attack last year!). Continue reading

FROM SOFTDRINKS SALESMAN TO TOMBSTONE MAKER | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA by Julius D. Mariveles

“There should be a law that even if you are old, like me, if you want to work, companies should accept you because if you are this old and you still want to work, that means you really want to work,” he said, his voice slightly rising. Continue reading