Ang Dyip ni Mang Tomas
Written by Genaro R. Gojo-Cruz
Illustrated by Anthony E. Palomo
In Barangay Pastol, Mang Tomas drives an aging, red jeepney—the very first in his town. His jeepney has witnessed everything—each baptism, wedding, graduation, even neighbors flying out of the country for work and returning home. Mang Tomas’ youngest son grew up admiring his father’s dedication and also dreams of becoming like him in the future. This is a story of perseverance of a kind-hearted padre de pamilya who will always be remembered for his passion for work and life.
Ang lumang pulang dyip ni Mang Tomas ang unang dyip sa Barangay Pastol. Saksi ang dyip na ito sa lahat—ang bawat binyag, kasal, pagtatapos sa pag-aaral, maging ang pag-alis at pagbalik ng mga kabarangay na nagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa. Lumaki ang bunso ni Mang Tomas na hinahangaan siya, at nais niyang maging tulad ng kaniyang ama paglaki. Ito ay isang kuwento ng mabait na padre de pamilya na laging maaalala dahil sa kaniyang sipag sa buhay.
Year Published: 2009
Language: With English and Filipino translations
About the Author: Genaro R. Gojo-Cruz grew up in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. He earned his degree in Social Science from Philippine Normal College, and has won numerous writing awards, including the Palanca Award, Gawad Ka Amado, Gawad Collantes sa Pagsulat ng Tula at Sanaysay, Ninoy Poetry Writing Contest, and the PBBY-Writers Prize. He presently teaches at Philippine Normal College, while pursuing his masters degree in Philippine Studies as a scholar at De La Salle University in Manila. During his spare time, Genaro tells stories and teaches street children in Binondo, Manila.
About the Artist: Anthony E. Palomo graduated from the University of the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. He also completed certificate programs in Advertising at Maryknoll College and in Electronics at the University of Santo Tomas. Recognized as one of the best watercolor artists in the country, he was a member of the legendary Grupong Salingpusa. His work is also influenced by four years of work as an overseas Filipino in Malaysia. Anthony’s artworks for “Ang Dyip ni Mang Tomas” were showcased at the Ayala Museum.
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