Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

A NEW DAY

A new day Is an extended life After days of grappling With the unknown.   A new day Is a new lease on life Threatened by Constant fear Of dying…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

THE YEAR THAT WAS

What can I show After 20 months Of lockdown? I simply went back To the labyrinth Of my mind. I recall uncanny memories That I didn’t know Were there. What…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

THE ANTI-DRUG FARCE ACCORDING TO JUN LANA

Watching Jun Lana’s “Big Night” is like watching a Senate hearing on the police’s anti-drug operations in the country. You see the poor as the perennial victims while the well-off…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

NEW YEAR REMINDER

Save that gift And reserve For the hungry and the homeless In the South.   Save the sound Of Christmas carols And toll the bells For fishermen Who lost their…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

COUSIN

(For my cousin Delia Tariman-Quintal)   You don’t know What sorrow is Until you feel the anguish Of a cousin fighting for her life.   The last time I saw…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

MIKHAIL RED’S ‘ARISAKA’ IS MUST-WATCH FILM

Mikhail Red’s Arisaka unfolds quietly with a panoramic view of Bataan mountain range. A narrow road cuts through the verdant landscape to reveal a vehicle full of police officers, one…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

LIVING THE PANDEMIC THROUGH POETRY

How did I cope with the now 19-month old pandemic? Since there was very little arts reporting to be done with all the theaters closed and the performing artists immobilized,…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

FILIPINO TENOR REMAINS IN DEMAND IN EUROPE

Arthur Espiritu – the country’s premier tenor —   is back on the opera stage after lying low at some points during the pandemic. He reprised his Alfredo (La Traviata) in…

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman:

CELLO PRODIGY QUALIFIES IN 2022 TCHAIKOVSKY COMPETITION

The winning streak of Filipino cello prodigy Damodar das Castillo, 13, continues when he recently qualified as one of the 60 contestants world-wide who qualified in the XI International Tchaikovsky…

VISIT

Islander in the City by Pablo A. Tariman Sometimes it happens;you long for themindeed you miss their presence. Then you decide to invite them overfor a modest lunchin the housewith…