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  • Notes on Zamboanga-Part 1 of 3

    13 March 2013 ( #Zamboanga h-Istoria )

    Note on 'Notes': Would like to share these simple notes I wrote down while engaged in research on Zamboanga for my Zamboanga historical novels, 'Samboangan: the Cult of War," and 'The Siege of Fort Pillar.' Took these notes decades ago when the idea came...

  • Subanon Market-Goers: Lapuyan, ZS

    07 February 2012 ( #Pieces )

    Photo: Antonio Enriquez Picture of Subanon folks on their way to market in Lapuyan Municipality, Zamboanga del Sur, sometime late '70s, martial law. Joy, an ethnomusicologist, was doing her research in Lapuyan, and I was her 'unofficial' photographer....

  • No Ay Verdad-No Truth

    11 December 2012 ( #Essays - Talks - or Articles )

    In Sumisip municipality, Basilan Island, with friends, years ago... No Ay Verdad-No Truth ________________ As a writer from Mindanao, this I can say : no truth that these peace talks between Philippine government and the Muslim rebels bring peace and...

  • The Survivors

    07 February 2012 ( #Pieces )

    Antonio Enriquez emal: antonio_e36@yahoo.com clfn: +639235242746 Antonio Enriquez , The Survivors, historical novel, UST Publishing House, Manila, December 2011; Php350. No. of words: 49,006 Font: Times Roman, 12 pts. I was Inspired by War in My Eyes,...

  • Subanon Tales and Oral History

    24 July 2012 ( #Folklore )

    Subanon-Tales-1 by antonio enriquez Extract: The other tale is of the kingdom of Madungi, a city on a mountain top. He begins: “The mountain is far, far away from the village of Mandih. There, there very far away...You walk and walk, walk for several...

  • Oh, oh-Where Can You See?

    04 October 2012 ( #Pieces )

    Reworked ☼ Antonio Enriquez Trees: painting by Saudi Oo-oh, Where Can You See W here in the Philippines did they build a concrete road, traversed barely by a few, commercially useless, existing in all its spacious bleakness and emptiness for all to see,...

  • Copyright Scam - Appeal

    27 July 2012 ( #Pieces )

    CopyrightCon Most Vile-Appeal: Philippine PEN International and UMPHIL: member of both. My historical novel 'The Revolt of Gueremon Tenorio' and short stories were posted in Zamboanga.com-webmaster.zamboanga.com, 2006. This vile deed was done without...

  • Copyright-Con Most Vile

    08 August 2012 ( #Pieces )

    2002 SEA Write Tony Enriquez with Nobel Laureate V.S.Naipul, in Bangkok. Copyright-Con Most Vile. An appeal to: Philippine PEN International and UMPHIL: am member of both organizations: My historical novel 'The Revolt of Gueremon Tenorio' and short stories...

  • Subanons: "The Martial Law Novel"--Extract Chapter 1

    09 February 2012 ( #novel-extracts )

    Antonio Enriquez. Subanons (historical novel set during martial law, '70s), UP Press, Quezon City, Philippines, 1999. PART I 1. Against the flickering petrol torches on a piece of land in Guipos, Zamboanga peninsula, Mindanao, 400 or so nautical miles...

  • The Waterlogged Files #05

    23 February 2012 ( #Pieces )

    The Waterlogged Files #05 “Meet the Madcap Mayor of Zamboanga” By Charles C. Keeley Jr. Editor’s Note: The following article was written by the author a few weeks before Mayor Cesar Climaco was felled by an assassin’s bullet in Zambanga City on Nov. 14...

  • Fort Pillar

    18 October 2013 ( #Zamboanga h-Istoria )

    Upon arrival from Manila in sitio Cagang-Cagang, Samboangan, Mindanao, in 1635, the Spaniards set fire to all the surrounding sitios and barrios; the native Subanons, Lutaos, and maybe the Negritoes, if then still around (missing for the past decades...

  • Waterlogged Files

    24 July 2012 ( #Pieces )

    Cover of "Subanon Folktales & Oral History" Drawing: Zabala: Introduction I was digging in to slush and muddy water searching for files lost in Typhoon Sendong, which hit us in our house in Carinugan, Cagayan de Oro City, December 17, 2011, when my eye...

  • The Activist

    30 August 2012 ( #novel-extracts )

    ADZU President Rev. Fr. Antonio Moreno, S.j., welcomes guests at the book launch of 'The Activist.' We launched "The Activist" at Ateneo de Zamboanga University, March of 2011, sponsored by the Ateneo and Climaco Foundation. The historical novel is based...

  • The Waterlogged Files #02

    17 February 2012 ( #Pieces )

    Note NOTE : Clipping was still a bit damp, so we miss a word. Is it ‘courageous’? Enriquez Collection: Lapuyan Subanon Giant Phingi. Drawing Estarte The Waterlogged Files #02 “Death Squads Cross the Pacific” New York Times , Monday, November 19, 1984....

  • Copyright-Con Most Vile

    08 August 2012 ( #Pieces )

    2002 SEA Write Tony Enriquez with Nobel Laureate V.S.Naipul, in Bangkok. Copyright-Con Most Vile. An appeal to: Philippine PEN International and UMPHIL: am member of both organizations: My historical novel 'The Revolt of Gueremon Tenorio' and short stories...

  • Calandracas #2-Selected Stories & Other Writings

    30 August 2012 ( #Short stories )

    CALANDRACAS #2 Antonio Enriquez Calandracas #2 Selected Stories & OtherWritings ABOUT OF THE six stories in this work, three are set set in Labuan, a coastal fishing village northwest of the city of Zamboanga, the author’s hometown. And like most of his...

  • Book launch of 'The Activist'

    07 February 2012 ( #Pieces )

    We launched "The Activist" at Ateneo de Zamboanga University, March of 2011, sponsored by the Ateneo and Climaco Foundation. The historical novel is based on the real life story of Cesar C Climaco, the figting mayor of Zamboanga City, once dubbed "Mayor...

  • Surveyors of the Liguasan Marsh

    30 August 2012 ( #novel-extracts )

    Cover drawing and design Floreta SURVEYORS OF THE LIGUASAN MARSH By Antonio Enriquez Extract Chapter 1 The two of them—Alberto Gonzales and his cousin Francisco—were on top of the papaya tree by the house in Zamboanga. They were then still boys. Suddenly,...

  • Waterlogged Files #01

    15 February 2012 ( #Pieces )

    Enriquez collection:p ainting: Saudi Did the Late Mayor Cesar Climaco Foresee His Assassination? January 8, 1982 Hon. Manuel A. Dalipe Vice-Mayor City of Zamboanga Dear Manny: With reference to the intelligence report which I transmitted by telephone...

  • Culprits

    25 January 2012 ( #Pieces )

    Now we know who da coolpreets ar in da disaster & calamiti of Tyfoon Sendong & da flash flad in Cagayan de Oro & Iligan cities: dey ar da ligal laguers in da ARMM area in Cotabato. So, may ay sugest we du wid dem wat wie did da perents & children & relativs...

  • Calandracas #1

    07 February 2012 ( #Short stories )

    A. R. Enriquez Welcome Bio: A (Antonio). R (delos Reyes). Enriquez RIGHT AFTER finishing secondary school in Zamboanga City, 1953, and save for a few terms in college, Antonio Enriquez spent his time shuttling from one casual or odd job to another. In...

  • More than Houses and Places

    24 April 2013 ( #Pieces )

    More than Houses and Places Author Ed Canlas in his book, Camiguin Island in Mindanao and the Houses of My Life, takes us into houses and places and activities that most travelogue writers and journalists could not even come close to, and he tells of...

  • Copyright Rip Off-Trust

    31 July 2012 ( #Pieces )

    A writer-friend asked, What ... how did it happen? I guess my good friend, without malice in his heart, must have thought I must be pretty dumb (initially used the word 'stupid' --- but I eased off, since so many already have flung the unsavory word my...

  • THE BLACK HOLE OF ZAMBOANGA HISTORY By Antonio Enriquez My hometown Zamboanga is no longer the “city of flowers”; it is now the city of bombs, kidnappings, terrorism; i

    01 February 2012 ( #Essays - Talks - or Articles )

    The Black Hole of Zamboanga History By Antonio Enriquez My hometown Zamboanga is no longer the “city of flowers”; it is now the city of bombs, kidnappings, terrorism; it is no longer “un rinconcito de España” — a little nook or corner of Spain; rather...

  • FoR We DoN't SpEaK: ''Discovered"

    30 January 2012 ( #Pieces )

    ‘Discovered' Was it last week ay sed ay wud luk 4 its source, wer da Lady sed Zamboanga General Alvarez raised the banner of the Jolo sultan at Fort Pillar? During a conferens on’ Muslim Autonomy,’ Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City ,March 11-13,...

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  • : See Deep South through folktales and literature, see the clash between Christians and Moros, see its history through tradition and myths, see Zambanga's mestizos as they fought against their Spanish colonizers, see how the Zamboanguenos sieze the strongest Spanish fort in the Visayas and Mindanao, see the new Imperialist U.S.A. trample the Zamboanga revolutionarios by starving the people, see the horror and terror of the dictator Marcos's martial law, & see ethnic cleansing in the evil regime.
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