Just outside Calbayog are mountains
Mountains made of rocks
Rocks which are smashed to pieces
Pieces that are smashed by Rogelio.
Rogelio is a rock breaker.
Breaker of rocks, using ancient tools, he sells them by sack or cubic meter.
A cubic meter costs P600
Six hundred pesos is what he makes per day.
That day was a Sunday.
Sundays are supposed to be for rest
Rest and drink or break rocks and eat
That was the choice
A choice that has been decided 25 years ago.
Twenty five years of breaking rocks.
Breaking rocks thru blood through sweat. Through tears
Laboring morning, afternoon and sometimes in moon glow
Twenty five years…