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Looking Back 9: Demonyo Tables


Finding a devil in a table carving means going beyond textbooks to look at objects. Each artifact, no matter how seemingly insignificant as a low denomination coin, has a story to tell. All it takes is a curious historian who will coax the history from the object. Ambeth Ocampo takes on the role of this historian, discovering stories behind a death blanket, sleeping mats, toothpick holders, and even the famous Baliuag chicharon.