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A hot day in a sugarcane plantation: such is the daily scene that this sakada faces. Th emonotonous sight of the tall and verdant blades of surgarcane line the roadside as if made into a wall, spanning a breadth that goes inland. The intermittent shades provide a temporary resting place.

Photo by I.R. Arenas

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The motorcycle rickshaw, locally called tricycle, has taken many forms and designs depending on where it plies. See the frontmost seat where passengers could have been slapped by the cold breeze first-hand? This one services the inhabitants of the vast sugarcane plantations in La Carlota.

Photo by I.R. Arenas

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One of the best plays I’ve seen this year (half of it) is Floy Quintos’s Angry Christ (directed by Dexter Santos). It is about the American painter, rather of Filipino descent, Alfonso Ossorio’s period of artistic metamorphosis while doing a mural in their family’s chapel in Negros island. The play’s book is rich in real and imaginative details of the struggles for identity and expression (both artistic and gender).

Photo by I.R. Arenas