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Dap-ay Discourse Uno launching on Dec 10

BAGUIO CITY – Very soon to be available is the book for the public who reads and wants to learn a bit more about the people, the land and the strife hurdled in the Cordillera ranges as seen thru the eyes of one who begun in the Sagada Dap-ay. Publishers and the author invite all the book worms, enthusiasts and students of the Cordillera experience and stories to get their copies at cost at its launching.

Poetry: Matematika ng tokhang

Isa, walo, tatlo, labindalawa…
Di po ako batang di pa marunong magbilang,
Ano? Nawawala si Kian? Nakalulungkot naman iyan!
By the way, sino na nga si Kian?

Poetry: Muni-muni sa plantsa

Ito ang paborito kong blusa,
Koton, lukutin pero ok lang.
Sa paglapat ng plantsa,
Pansin ko ang maling gupit ng tela

Poetry: Road home

I remember you running to me when my tooth ached
It was so painful, I thought I was dying

Poetry: Palayain Kami

Gunitain daw ang Araw ng Kalayaan.
Sa ngayon, palayain kami sa bilangguan
Ng panggigipit at banta ng batas militar,

Feminist press launches book on women anthology

BAGUIO CITY — Independent and feminist publishing house Gantala Press, launched “Danas” for the second time at the Mt. Cloud Bookshop in Casa Vallejo on April 30. It was launched here because a significant number of contributors are based in the city. The book was first launched at Uno Morato Bookstore in Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City on March 18.

Pamangkin ng Pangat*

Dalawang alamat;
Ang una ay kay Berberoca, ang malignong higante sa mga kuwento ng mga Tingguian,
Pangalawa ay kay Evangeline Dulag, pamangkin ni Macli-ing, ang pangat ng Tingalayan (at pinuno ng mga lumalaban sa Chico River Dams Project).

Poetry: Ang Everywoman

Ay ikaw, ako, siya.
Karaniwang babae, nakakasalubong sa kalsada,
Patuloy na nakikipagbuno’t nakikibaka
Sa mga hamon at sigwa ng buhay na aba.

Poetry: Ala, itabonyon

Ala, lualuanyon
bareng saan a marunaw
naipidas a kandila
a nangmuli iti rupa
nga agruprupsa,
tapno aglanga
a nabannuag,
natakneng
ken naemma.

Poetry: Rumblings and a Burial

There is lingering wailing for the dead
They who were snatched in the dark alleys,
Pitched into the dictator’s fields of blood.