Sta. Ana District

Before the war, Davao then a new chartered city had two districts, Downtown and  Sta. Ana. Between the two was an expanse of coconuts, nipas and marshlands. Oyanguren then was a long dusty road, and clearly inhabited towards the end. And as per Antonio Figueroa in his column on the founding of the district or…

Our public spaces, becoming a public dump

Where have our public spaces gone? So many years ago, we had a living and breathable public spaces, public parks and beaches that families could enjoy a lazy Sunday. Where the families could just relax, frolic, cool down and enjoy the sceneries and each other’s presence. One example which I’d like to think as the…

Way kinita ko!

I grew hearing expressions from either my Mom or my Lola when in their exasperation would blurt out something in Minandaya. And until now, these are the phrases that would send me to chuckles. My late Mom, when hearing something and she would disapprove or sort of, would mumble something like this, “Way kinita ko!”…

Survival Guide – Starters

Dinabaw 103 – Starters How do we navigate our our way so we don’t feel somebody sold us? Questions to live by Hain kaw pasingod? – Where you going? Hain yang bay mo? – Where is your house? Hain sa ngani yang (Name of Place)? – Where can we find here the (Name of Place)…