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October 20, 1720: Met a Guy in Calico

It was the golden age of piracy — that period from the mid-17th to mid 18th century during which such luminaries as Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd and Blackbeard terrorized shipping throughout the New World. 439 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Hanging Tombs


Day 2 in the Colca Canyon tour we left Cabanaconde to wend our way back to Chivay for the night. First we visited the famous Cruz del Condor. 56 more words


Are you Columbus?

Today marks the 77th year that Columbus Day has been nationally recognized although the discovery of the Americas has been celebrated since the 1700’s. Columbus Day has been a day to remember the height of exploration, patriotism and courage. 1,141 more words


Plundering to the Max...only in the Philippines

Plundering to the Max

…only in the Philippines

By Apolinario Villalobos

With the recent bomb that exploded, that of the ill-gotten wealth of the Binays that consist a sprawling hacienda in Rosario, Batangas, exposed by the whistle blower, former Vice-Mayor of Makati, Ernesto Mercado, the reputation of the country’s ailing political system which is best with exploitation and corruption is further pushed down the bog of shame. 690 more words

Apolinario Villalobos

The Raj

bound from Bombay
for the overland east
across four thousand
years tolled by scripture
oaken crates holding
artifact specimens
Madras museums await
with a pride of defiance… 79 more words



Stigmata were reserved for people with religious sensibilities. This was a black spot.

Stella tightened her grip on the too-thin cardboard sleeve, feeling the singe, imagining it burn the mark. 3,312 more words

Short Story

Hospital arrest for Enrile

Sometime in early June 2014, when news were rife in the air about the impending issuance of arrest against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla for plunder and graft charges in connection with their alleged participation in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Enrile boastfully announced that he was not only prepared to get arrested but was also ready to die inside his cell. 414 more words

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