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Song for Maria

For a woman whose face I have, I can’t seem to remember what my mother looks like. The…
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Still in mourning

I found myself in tears again as I was reading, very belatedly, the Youngblood article “Ok luv u” by Marrian Pio Roda Ching (Inquirer, 6/16/12).
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Adult orphan

Coming home used to excite me. My father would wait right outside the arrivals area. I made a…
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Left behind

It had been 13 years since my mom left to work in Albania as an overseas Filipino worker…