The 'PATEROS' book is hardbound, 10x10 inch, 274 pp, of full colorcoffee-table book selling at launch price of Php 2,500 per copy andcould be bought from the Pateros San Roque Parish Office at B.Morcilla Street, Pateros. Tel. 642 8219.
Witten by ELMER I. NOCHESEDA, the book traces the history of Paterosfrom being a visita of Pasig to that of a town known all over as thehome-ground of balut. It unearths the earliest mention of balut andpenoy in ecclesiastical annals, Spanish contact records, earlyvocabularios and travelogues. It presents how a small town responds toits changing ecology as manifested in the expressions of its devotionto Santa Marta, the patron saint of duck raisers. Its ritual of'pasubo sa buaya' hints of its pre-colonial past and acquires newlayers of meaning through the years.
The book is a labor of love jointly published by Fr Roy Rosales andMayor Joey Medina. The book was launched on February 8, Friday, 4 pmat the Pateros Catholic School ground. It is the bispera Of Sta MartaFiesta which is on February 10, Sunday.