Alright, this is an old one. Manila Bulletin contacted me some months back for an article about Siquijor for their Halloween issue. The theme would be about black tourism; or places where you go to scare the bejezuz out of yourselves. Why would anyone want to do that is beyond me, but some people do get off on having a good scare; so black tourism it is.
Philippine Panorama is Manila Bulletin’s Sunday magazine supplement. It has been around since before I was born so putting in a small contribution seemed like a big deal for me.
The article came out the Sunday before Halloween and my words and photographs were beautifully laid out on two of its pages. I wrote about Siquijor’s Black Maria and the province’s link with sorcery. It all looked good, but the only thing was, I forgot to get a copy myself.
I desperately asked around our block, but nobody seemed to have bought that particular issue too.
I was still not over my stupidity of not buying that magazine when I recently found my Mystical Siquijor article on the digital edition of MB’s Philippine Panorama. I’m quite excited as I downloaded the pdf file, you may check it out yourself at this site too and be as excited as I was: Philippine Panorama November 24, 2014
A digital copy is good enough, but I am an analog kind of person. So, if for some fortunate chance, you have a copy of this magazine lying around, gathering dust at your paper bins at home, I would consider it as a huge favor if you can send one my way please.