July 25, 2013

Manila Bulletin | Searching for the Wreckage at Malapascua Island

“Logon?” An old man asked me—like others did—where I was going. I shook my head. “Leyte?” “Malapascua,” I answered, somewhat tired of the guessing game. “Ah, Logon,” he said—a fleeting delight like a beautiful memory—crossed his face. Locals especially the old ones, he then shared, insisted that Malapascua is Logon. “So nganong gitawag man siya’g Malapascua? (So why it is called Malapascua?)” I asked interested in the two conflicting names. “Ambot anang mga poreners, day (I don’t know with those foreigners, day),” he said with resignation in his voice. “Magdive ka didto, day? (Will you go diving, day)” Tatay then […]