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Connecting Flights: Filipinos Write From Elsewhere

Edited by Ruel S. de Vera

Being away defines what and where home is. Connecting Flights: Filipinos Write From Elsewhere straps in the words of talented contemporary Filipino writers as they set off for places known and unknown, where the dream destinations beckon and the traveler never stops moving.

Dean Francis Alfar, Jose Dalisay Jr., Lourd de Veyra, Karla Delgado, Rosario Garcellano, Ramil Digal Gulle, Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo, Alya Honasan, Marne Kilates, Angelo Lacuesta, Ambeth Ocampo, Charlson Ong, Manuel Quezon III, D.M. Reyes, Sev Sarmenta, Alice Sun-Cua, Yvette Tan, Joel Toledo, Alfred Yuson, and Jessica Zafra, are the contributing writers for this book.

Ruel S. De Vera is the author and editor of nine books. He writes for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and is Associate Editor at the Sunday Inquirer Magazine. He holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Ateneo De Manila University and teaches at the Ateneo’s Department of Communication. His writing has received the Catholic Mass Media Award, the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature, and the Philippines Free Press Literary Award. He and his wife Joysie reside in Taguig City with a giant Shih Tzu named Mito.