Discovered: A Living National Treasure

Authors: 
Ben Ruhe
Article type: 
Journal

Think of a living national treasure kitemaker and one thinks of Japan, Right? But these wonderful people can be found elsewhere around the globe, sometimes in surprising places.

One clear candidate for the honorary title is Eulogio Catahan, 74, of Angeles City, the Philippines. Angeles City adjoins Clark Air Base, formerly the largest U.S. military installation outside the country, but now operated by the Philippines.

A stonecutter and carpenter by trade, Catahan served for years as the caretaker of the cemetery right across the street from his little streetside shop and house. Monuments in the cemetery are grandiose compared to the modest habitations nearby.

Page Number: 
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