HomeIDEYA: Journal of Humanitiesvol. 3 no. 1 (2001)

The Literary Life Notes For A Probable Confession

Cirilo F. Bautista

Discipline: Humanities, Philippine Literature



Though I write with hesitation on this topic-being one who dislikes to reveal particulars of his personal life nevertheless take this opportunity to express what otherwise would be left to languish in a dark corner of neglect. Not that the topic is of primal importance it is of no consequence in this country where the democratic process can be short-circuited by eager justices grandstanding for the approval of a restless mob and a council of righteous bishops; or by senators whose moral indignation over an unopened envelop paralyzes their reason and forces then to violate the Constitutional process that they are supposed to protect. No, the affairs of a writer bear little significance in a culture heavily dominated by politics and power-grabbing, but they may be of interest to those wanting to find their proper context in the light of national realities.