August 10, 2016

Why We Must Travel Mindanao

This travel essay, if it can be called such, first appeared on Rappler on May 19, 2016. My affair with Mindanao, like my greatest ones in life, started with the written word, poetry to be more accurate. Two women writers from Cebu encouraged me to join the 17th Iligan National Writers Workshop, which took place at MSU-IIT. Except for the afternoon visits to BookSale, the journey mostly happened across pages: the slaughtering of our pseudo-poems and short stories. Our batch did not have the tours around Iligan’s famous sights, unlike the previous batches and the ones after ours. Obsessed with […]