This page, like most pages in this website, is a work in progress. Its aim is to become a comprehensive source on walking in the Philippines.

My Walks

My Essays on Walking

My Newsletters on Walking

The Long Walk (weekly) — October 2022 to present (27 issues)

A weekly newsletter that used to share artifacts I find during my walks in geographic space and in the wilderness of the mind. Now I use it to share new essays, poems, short notes, and photographs all inspired by walking.

Tall Tales: Baguio Walk No. 1 — January 15 to 21, 2024 (5 issues)

A pop-up newsletter for my first week-long walk of Baguio City. In this newsletter, I wrote about how I returned to streets and places I used to frequent as a formed minister of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Roots ྾ Gravel — December 4 to 10, 2023 (8 issues)

A pop-up newsletter for my first week-long walk around Los Baños. The original intention of the walk was to explore a free, creative, and subsistent spirituality through walking around my current town of residence. The essays and photographs diverted from this original intention as the walk progressed.

Lilim (weekly) — May 2021 to August 2022 (32 issues)

Lilim is a Filipino word that means shade. It was a weekly newsletter that ran for three seasons during the pandemic. It began as a documentation of my early walks in Los Baños and evolved into a predecessor of The Long Walk.

Literature on Walking in the Philippines

Many of the titles in this section and the next are from the syllabus of Vincenz Serrano’s course “Art as Inquiry: Art of Walking” at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Sources for a History of Walking in the Philippines

Walking Arts in the Philippines

Recommended Resources

Resources that have shaped how I think about walking.

  • Gros, Frédéric. A Philosophy of Walking. Verso, 2014.
  • Solnit, Rebecca. Wanderlust: A History of Walking. Penguin Books, 2001.
  • Thoreau, Henry David. The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837–1861. Edited by Damion Searls, Illustrated edition, NYRB Classics, 2009.

My Notes on Walking