Camarines St.

Camarines St.

A writer recalls her life before and during the Second World War.

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A Tree in My Ballesteros

A Tree in My Ballesteros

A towering tree serves as a living monument to a beloved hometown.

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The Three ‘Hills’ of Teresa Street

The Three ‘Hills’ of Teresa Street

You can take the boy out of the neighborhood, but not the neighborhood out of the boy.

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Coming Home in Ballesteros

Coming Home in Ballesteros

An old letter reunites a clan that had dispersed across an ocean, in two countries.

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Mactan, 50 Years Ago and Now

Mactan, 50 Years Ago and Now

Mactan Island is a far cry from when it was overrun by American GIs during the Vietnam War.

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Batang Santa Cruz

Batang Santa Cruz

A working-class neighborhood in frenzied, urban Manila is a proper hometown, and why not?

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Island in the Stream

Island in the Stream

Childhood places remembered as if in a dream.

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The Hometowns of My Boyhood

The Hometowns of My Boyhood

Be tickled by writer Oscar Peñaranda’s childhood recollections.

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Nueva Ecija State of Mind

Nueva Ecija State of Mind

Of loved ones, rice fields, fruit trees and memories rekindled by warm homecomings.

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Tupig From Tarlac

Tupig From Tarlac

A sweet, sticky rice snack is part and parcel of the author’s memory of her hometown.

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