My Dad had a pine tree cut down in our backyard earlier this year. It was my morning friend, gone in a seemingly innocuous act that left me feeling devastated.
In the maelstrom of self-doubt that comes with anything creative, I found a reason to write that finds its roots in nothing in particular.
Perceptions of Filipino resilience often gloss over the suffering of the poor in times of natural calamity.
Farmers from all across the Southern provinces of the Philippines ended last year as practitioners of organic farming, as they took reign over their land and their livelihoods.