Sagada Folk Tales: The Legend of Lake Danum

Way before this placid little lake became a subject of  boundary issues and there was no dissent whether to call it Banao or Danum, long before cows grazed its now dwindling patches of green, and before flocks of tourists did jump shots against a mesmerizing fiery backdrop of the sunset,  this place was once a plain plateau, a … Continue reading Sagada Folk Tales: The Legend of Lake Danum

Of Stories to be Retold…

It's been a year since my favorite local historian left to join her forefathers after a century of a life well-celebrated. I remember her not with grief but with continued awe of how she graciously led a life with purpose. Though I cannot help but be unpleasantly reminded of one unjustifiable failure that I should … Continue reading Of Stories to be Retold…