Missing the river and the rolling hills
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Two places in my home province of Antique bring back pleasant childhood memories. One is the “split river” where my elementary-school classmate Joe Escartin and I used to swim on weekends. The other is the upland site of the Antique National Agricultural School (ANAS) in the town of San Remigio. In that decade of the 1950s, the barangay was known as “barrio”. Our barrio San Pedro in San Jose enjoyed the distinction of having two river tributaries that emptied into the nearby seashore. It was actually the mouth of the Sibalom River divided by a wide sandbar. We called the farther and deeper one “suba mayor”. There are no longer two of them. They have become one, what with the sandbar already gone, and the river has stretched so wide that titled lots on opposite banks have eroded, no thanks to unabated quarrying of rocks, sand and gravel.
Vego, H. (2019, July 18). Missing the river and the rolling hills. Panay News, p. 6.
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