Here is the second article that appeared in the newspaper I grew up with.
Without a doubt, it was inspired by my catching up with Dr. Rainier A. Ibana. Dr. Ibana was my mentor and thesis adviser during my graduate school stint at the Ateneo. I wrote this shortly after I consulted with him on exciting possibilities related to research and writing. Not surprisingly, its backbone hinges on two of the key motifs of my MA thesis which, in a feat of inspiration, I linked to a painful chapter in my country’s history. My thanks as well to FH Batacan who penned “Smaller and Smaller Circles.”
Muli, maraming salamat po, Doc Enyeng! Mabuhay po kayo!