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2
Apr

Pagsunog kay Hudas sa Sabado de Gloria

Pagsunog kay Hudas, Sabado de Gloria 2018, San Pedro, San Jose, Antique.

San Pedro, San Jose, Antique: Nasaksihan ko sa unang pagkakataon nitong gabi ng Sabado de Gloria, Marso 31, ang tinaguriang “Hudas, Hudas.” Masasabing ito ang pagganti ng publiko sa pagtataksil ni Hudas kay Hesus. Nagsisimula ito sa pagbitay sa effigy ni Hudas. Sunod, ang paligsahan sa pag-iyak; pagkakataon ng sinuman sa odyens na magpahayag ng saloobin ukol kay Hudas. Sa aking nasaksihan, sinalihan ito ng limang miyembro ng komunidad at panunumbat sa pagtataksil ni Hudas kay Hesus ang pangunahing monologo. Pagkatapos, ang highlight ng gabi, ang pagsusunog; isang mensahe na huwag tularan: huwag maging Hudas.


Ayon sa mga residente, nagsimula ang tradisyong ito noon pang 1925 sa pasimuno ng Aglipayan Church. Sila hanggang ngayon ang organizer nito at suportado ng simbahang Katoliko, ng komunidad, at lokal na gobyerno.

Maliban sa elemento ng “spectacle” at dimensyong didactic, na maaaring pangunahing faktor sa pagpapatuloy nito at pagiging popular sa komunidad kaya rin binibisita, nakita ko na kapag mapaghandaan pa ang mga naratibo ng sumasali sa paligsahan sa pag-iyak, isa itong epektibong platform sa pag-uugnay ng relasyong Hesus-Hudas sa malawakang sosyo-politikal na mga isyu sa bayan at bansa.

Salamat sa pamilya Fabila sa akomodasyon sa akin.

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5
May

An Afternoon Around San Pedro, San Jose, Antique

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I’m on summer vacation. This one promises to be the longest, and one for the books: #125DaysOfSummer, starting last May 01 until August 25.

I am home in my province Antique. Yesterday, I visited a college friend and fellow Antiquena who is now a successful lawyer. She is happily married with one son, my ihado (godson), in their lovely place in San Pedro, San Jose de Buenavista, the capital town of the province, and San Pedro being one of its biggest barangays.

Now, what to do in San Pedro when you have only an afternoon, a night, and a morning after?

My kumare drove me around the area at sundown. Here’s our prized destinations, captured by iPhone4S, unedited and unfiltered:

1. The San Pedro Church & Convent, Its Garden and Ruins
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2. St. Peter’s Seminary

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St. Peter's Chair at the ground of St. Peter's Seminary.

St. Peter’s Chair at the ground of St. Peter’s Seminary.

3. FarmVille

This 4-year old  FarmVille is owned and managed by the municipality of San Jose. Open to the public.

This 4-year old FarmVille is owned and managed by the municipality of San Jose. Open to the public.

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Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Kano Moscoso for the warm reception and gift of plants and stories.

4. San Pedro River & Shore — The Sunset

I remembered old friends who used to live in another barangay here at San Jose who told me that among the many places they have traveled in the country and abroad, the best sunset for them happened here at San Jose, Antique.

I found myself not only remembering but agreeing as I relished this beauty.

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I’m glad and grateful about this serendipitous discovery of San Pedro. Many thanks to the generosity of my kumare and her family.

I am writing this, the morning after before home in Dao – a town away – at the Kanyogan Garden Restaurant in Bantayan Road, Atabay, San Jose: a must-see place.