West Side Kid

A Filipino teenager is shot to death on the sidewalk of New Jersey, USA. An investigation starts into his death. His family members and friends are interviewed. Along the way, we find out not only more about him but about the community of Filipinos in America in general, including the destructive effect of the drug “shabu” on its youth. The detective who handles the case also has his own personal demons to settle with his violent past.

Heremias (Book One: The Legend of the Lizard Princess)

Heremias travels from town to town with a group of merchants selling wares from his ox-cart until he decides his life can no longer satisfy him and decides to strike out on his own. Along his travels a typhoon forces him to take shelter on the outskirts of a village whereupon he soon finds himself entangled in the corrupt affairs of the town officials after tragedy befalls him when he takes shelter in an abandoned house. This nine-hour drama is the first part in the story of Heremias.