Buhayin ang Tanaga!

Sunday, March 06, 2005


In this next piece, a word play on the Catholic Church's Revelation of the Mystery of the Faith is used to elevate a seemingly trivial love for the metropolis into the sacramental level of love as a diasporic hunger. Why is it that people want to always go back home?


Sa Cubao isinilang,
Sa Cubao din namatay;
Sa Cubao din ang balik,
Sa wakas ng Panahon.

- Jardine Davies

* Cubao is one of the busiest residential and commercial centers in the Philippines. It is a unique locality where one can see both the poorest of the poor and the richest of the rich among Filipinos literally rub elbows together.
posted by Jardine Davies @ 2:34 AM


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