Category Archives: The Philippines and the Filipino People

Thoughts on Calamities in the Philippines

If you live in Metro Manila and other affected areas of Luzon, you’re probably updated with the recent calamity brought about by the combined effects of southwest monsoons (otherwise known as habagat) and tropical storm Maring (international name: Trami). Yet AGAIN, thousands of families are displaced and are in need of help. Whenever calamities arise

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Bucas Grande Group of Islands, Surigao Del Norte

Like I have shared in my earlier entry, Surigao seems to be my favorite destination in the country, and it’s mostly because of THIS really enchanted place I will share with you today. In July 2011, my husband (then my boyfriend) and I discovered this beautiful secret in the island of Mindanao, and couldn’t stop

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So Worth Reposting!

This wonderful article (with an equally beautiful capture) by photojournalist Ren Zamora just made my day: READ HERE There are really two sides to every story, and this one just proves it. We all just want peace, after all. Thank you for showing us it’s okay to be human, PO1 Joselito Sevilla. On the other

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Philippines, Pearl of the Orient

Whenever I see photos and videos of the Old Manila, I feel kind of sad AND inspired. Sad because well, I think it really looked much prettier before, but inspired, too, because it gives me hope that if people work together, we can be a jewel city again. I especially like this video shared by

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