I remember an incident in Tamag, Vigan, Ilan Sur, where Tata Anton was the C.O. of the P.C.Co. there when he got a chess table and chess set and tried to teach me the game. He said that very few people know chess because it is a game played by Kings and rich, prominent people. […]
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1994 Memoir – 22. Fourth Year H.S.
When I returned to Bangued from Bayombong, Uncle gave me the bicycle. I was so happy and proud to own one and I used it to commute between Bangued and Palau, where I worked as Public Works laborer, using pick and shovel with a wheelbarrow to widen the road opposite the properties of Fina’s grandparents. […]
1994 Memoir – 21. Third Year H.S.
Tata Anton visited us during summer vacation and suggested to Father that I continue my studies in Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya, his new station as Commanding Officer, Philippine Constabulary. He even advanced my fare for Father to repay with sewed slippers I brought with me for his family. I rode a cargo truck from Bangued belonging […]
1994 Memoir – 20. Second Year H.S.
Mother died in May, 1932, before I enrolled as a second year high school student in June. Her death was also a death-blow to Father’s trade, because Mother did the buying and selling and transporting of the animal hides and leather, aside from sewing the uppers of the slippers Father sewed. I had to cook […]
1994 Memoir – 19. My High School Days
First Year High School I enrolled in the Abra High School as first year student with my cousin, Dolores Bravo. Manang Loling enrolled as a fourth year student. We went to school together, had our lunch together in a nearby house owned by the Barja family, a relative of ours. The road we traveled from […]
1994 Memoir – 18. Industrial Work
In grade I we had no industrial work. All we did was practice reading, writing, and counting (the R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic). For lack of a pencil and paper I used a pointed stick for writing on the back part of banana leaves. In grade II our industrial work was weaving of buri mat […]