Ang Dyip ni Mang Tomas
By Genaro Gojo Cruz
Artworks by Anthony Palomo
My father’s jeepney has been witness to those who have left and have come back to Pastol, has heard the hearty laughter of friends meeting again after a long while, and has listened to the cries of families left behind by those working abroad.

Saksi rin ang dyip ni Tatay sa mga pag-alis at pag-uwi ng mga taga-Pastol, sa malalakas na tawanan ng mga matagal na ‘di nagkita, maging sa mga hagulgol ng mga naiwang kaanak ng mga taga-Pastol na magtatrabaho sa ibang bansa.

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