October 31, 2013
Sambawan Island, Biliran

Sun.Star | Reaching Sambawan through Kind Hearts

BILIRAN, PHILIPPINES. “ADTO KAG SAMBAWAN? Kuyog nalang nako,” suggested Noe. We were at Naval, both booked at the modest pension house near the port. After checking in and informing the front desk of my whereabouts, the lady on duty informed me that there were no boats for Maripipi on Sundays. I sat on the bamboo bench, mouth agape, overwhelmed by stupidity and sleepiness, while she disappeared to prepare my instant coffee. After handing it to me, she disappeared again to attend to her laundry at the back. When she returned, she pointed to the man sleeping in the open room […]