Melted by fires deep in the earth
Spewed out from its cracks as our rebirth
Cooling and hardening into land
Older than humanity, older than the island
The legend of Puente del Diablo or the "devil's bridge" of Talim Island in Binangonan, Rizal is also the story of a young woman, her village, and how they find their strength in each other.
A Bridge for Silay is based on the legend of Puente del Diablo in Barangay Pila-pila in Binangonan, Rizal. Although Puente del Diablo is not officially part of Talim Island, its proximity to the dagger-shaped island makes it a popular stopover for tourists in the area. With its rocks seemingly fashioned into blocks shooting up twenty meters into the sky and reaching out a hundred meters into the water, Puente del Diablo looks like an unfinished stone bridge.
ADRIANA: Our hometown is Silay City so I thought that was what this was about. But this was an interesting surprise. The story is quite complex and the illustrations very powerful, it pulls you right in.
AUTHOR: Agay Llanera
ILLUSTRATOR: Ronson Culibrina
DATE PUBLISHED: 2021