“I’m glad to be part of the ‘House of Words’ installation. The Trilogy of Cirilo Bautista is an inspiring read. It helped me personally by filling the blank cracks of my mind on the current problems
of the country with educated and stories of the way a nation’s history might repeat itself.
The project was an opportunity to learn our past in a new light and helped me notice situations,
both miserable and hopeful, that were eye-openers, and parallel to current events. I highly recommend this read to the Benildean community. Starting off may be difficult but the insights from Cirilio’s poetic narration will make it worthwhile.”

BEA CARAGUE

Every word written in the “Trilogy” of Cirilo Bautista was a ride for my feelings, senses and ideas about Philippine history. The first time I glanced through his writings, it surprised me. The way he chose to write history was bold and unconventional. He opened a new door for me to view the past
in a different way.

I was assigned chapter 6 of The Archipelago, the first book of the Trilogy, written in 1970. In this book, I was able to feel the character’s frustration towards the injustices he saw and experienced. The words I emphasized were lines that I felt truly embodied his anger and as well, are relevant to the injustices we see happening in our nation today.

Every word written in the “Trilogy” of Cirilo Bautista was a ride for my feelings, senses and ideas about Philippine history. The first time I glanced through his writings,
it surprised me. The way he chose to write history was bold and unconventional.
He opened a new door for me to view the past in a different way.

During this lockdown, a lot of us are now able to spend time and reflect
on the freedom and respect many of us Filipinos do not receive. This awareness brought about our increased presence in social media. Through online platforms,
people maximized their opportunity to voice out their opinions
on issues affecting us today.