I first met Pete Daroy in 1961, or some 39 years ago, during the Collegian editorship of Leonardo Quisumbing, now a justice of the Supreme Court. Pete was Leo’s literary editor. I was features editor. Jose Ma. Sison was research editor. Pete was from a town in Samar which he insisted had never heard of salt, Joe from Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, and I from Manila. Pete was a perennial taker of the Collegian examinations, but never quite made it to editor. That didn’t stop him from being in the staff of several Collegian editors over a five-year period. Most of the Collegian editors then, not all, were liberal, which was what Pete was, initially.