"Maxine & Mookie & Adonis" 
by Juaniyo Arcellana

If he reads this good in English how much more in the original, which we assume to be very Cebuano and with that unmistakable southern feel, even we who haven’t been down to those provinces in years can revel in the local color courtesy of this son of the sea-swept islands, it’s like tasting the old binakhaw and balbacua again. (Philippine Star, January 26, 2009)

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by Lawrence Ypil

What Durado more significantly brings in is not only a change in language, or a change in image, but an introduction of a whole new uncharted (at least by poetry) sensibility. For here is a city of words, (and of hearts), where love is not always requited, and where marriages do not always turn into the happy unions we bid farewell to bride and the groom at the end of their kiss. (Sun Star Daily Cebu)

by Maria Victoria Beltran

A great book of poetry, apart from being a beautiful thing in itself, gives readers an insight into the poet’s passions. Without meaning to, it tends to be autobiographical. Adonis exposes himself to his readers and gives evidence that while he is walking on our planet, he is also flying in the universe of ideas. (Cebu Gold Star Daily)

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