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Baste Duterte: Through My Eyes

Baste Duterte: Through My Eyes

 By Dr. Rex Venard Bacarra     “Baste, I’d write about you.” I told him.  “Ay, ayaw lang Dom.” He replied in his dialect.  I pleaded, “Please? Nothing political”.   He insisted, “Ayaw lagi.” “Just how I see you from my eyes since your high school days. The way I have known you.”  “Ayaw”  I replied with exasperation, “Okaaay.”  “Hahaha,” he laughed.   Thus, this piece, borne out of that exchange, shaped my desire for...

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