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Isabel and Joe were in the restaurant since Isabel wept on that afternoon because Joe desired her but they were poor and could not marry. The reason was that they both had mis…erable jobs, the futile night studies and Joe's sick parents. Joe worked as a clerk in publishing house and received meager salary, which he spent to his sick parents while Isabel was as assistant librarian to Mrs. Suntay, in a small children library. They first met when theirs a show in the library where Joe appeared selling books. When Joe dropped Isabel on her dormitory, he told her that he wanted her and named his desired on the form of his body and sound of his voice. One day Joe asked Isabel to go with him in a show. At first Isabel relented because she remembered how much he desired her but Joe promised that he won't do any trouble again. So Isabel was swayed and agreed on watching the show. Later Joe declared that he still wanted her, that it was not wrong or cheap since everyone is doing it; its not just sex but it was love. As they watched a movie, Isabel was moved by the show while Joe drew her closer to his body. Isabel cried because of the misery she felt about their relationship, and Joe asked for her forgiveness. Joe words seemed to Isabel the final defeat so she told him that she had the key of the library. They made love on the library; later Isabel realized that they were both poor. She stood up and hit Joe on his face; she kept on striking him for the previous misery he gave to her. Joe caught her hand and told her that they don't need to fight because they've ruined everything already and he regretted that they watch the movie. Likewise, Isabel realized that later on Joe will leave her and she will be alone putting her life back
Kerima Polotan Tuvera Kerima Polotan Tuvera(born in Jolo, Sulu on December 16, 1925) is a Filipina authoress. Early life She was christened as Putli Kerima. (Putli means princ…ess) Her father was an army colonel, and her mother taught home economics. Due to her father's frequent transfers in assignment, she lived in various places and studied in the public schools of Pangasinan, Tarlac, Laguna, Nueva Ecija and Rizal. She graduated from the Far Eastern University Girls' High School. In 1944 she enrolled in the University of the Philippines School of Nursing. In 1945 she shifted to Arellano University where she attended the writing classes of Teodoro M. Locsin and edited the first number of the Arellano Literary Review. Her education has been repeatedly interrupted by illness, financial difficulties and later marriage and the care of children of which she has five. She is a prolific writer. Some of her stories have been published under the pseudonym of Patricia S. Torres. In 1949, she had married Juan Capiendo Tuvera, a childhood friend and fellow writer, with whom she had 10 children. Between the years 1966 to 1986, her husband served as the Executive Secretary of then President Marcos. Her husband's work drew her into the charmed circle of the Marcoses. During the Martial Law years, she founded and edited the officially approved FOCUS Magazine as well as the Evening Post newspaper. Tuvera has taught in Albay High School and at Arellano University. She has worked with Your Magazine, This Week and the Junior Red Cross Magazine. Recently she went to the United States on a Department of State Specialist Grant. In 1952 her short story The Virgin won two first prizes - the Free Press short story prize of Php1,000 and the Palanca Memorial Award. In 1957 she edited the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, a book containing English and Tagalog prize winning short stories from 1951 to 1952. Her novel The Hand of the Enemy (1962) won the Stonehill Award of Php10,000 for the Filipino novel in English. Some of her famous short stories are : "A Place to Live In", "Gate", "The Keeper", "The Mats" and "The Sounds of Sunday". Adventures in a Forgotten Country is her latest collection of essays. She is the editor of Focus Philippines, the Orient News and the Evening Post. In 1968, she published Stories, a collection of eleven stories which she claimed a "thin harvest" for the twenty years she had been writing. But they were certainly her best, several among the most frequently anthologized stories even today. In 1970, she wrote Imelda Romualdez Marcos, a Biography. That was the same year that she collected forty-two of her hard-hitting essays during her years as a staff writer of the Philippine Free Press and published them under the title Author's Circle. In 1976, she edited the four-volume Anthology of Don Palanca Memorial Award Winners. In 1977, she published another collection of thirty-five essays, Adventures in a Forgotten Country. In the late 1990s, the University of the Philippines Press republished all of her major works. She now has a book titled The True and The Plain, a collection of essays about her childhood memories. The city of Manila conferred on Polotan-Tuvera its Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award to recognize her many contributions to its intellectual and cultural life.
Having spent most of her adult life caring for an ailing mother, Miss Mijares is past her youth. She realizes to her disappointment that love and marriage have eluded her. She… lives a dull life and behaves with stiffness and aloofness, camouflaging her tiredness and loneliness with ruffled and pastel-colored clothes. When a new carpenter applied at her agency, she is unwittingly drawn to the man. After a confrontation, the two find themselves stranded on an unknown street in the rain, and Miss Mijares allows herself to be led by her feelings for the carpenter and responds to his invitation.
Having spent most of her adult life caring for an ailing mother, Miss Mijares is past her youth. She realizes to her disappointment that love and marriage have eluded her. She… lives a dull life and behaves with stiffness and aloofness, camouflaging her tiredness and loneliness with ruffled and pastel-colored clothes. When a new carpenter applied at her agency, she is unwittingly drawn to the man. After a confrontation, the two find themselves stranded on an unknown street in the rain, and Miss Mijares allows herself to be led by her feelings for the carpenter and responds to his invitation
The Hand of the Enemy
A House Full of Daughters by Kerima Polotan Tuvera is a short story written during the Martial Law period in the Philippines.
It was published in 1952 after what I can find since she then won awards for it.
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Kerima Polotan Tuvera was born in 1925.