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Politics in the Philippines

Last updated on: 2nd April, 2013, 12:23 PMIt’s election time in the Philippines! As he does at election time, “Mindanao” Bob Martin, an acquaintance of mine and probably the most well-known American ex-pat voice in the Philippines, made a request for his followers to keep Philippines politics off of his Facebook wall. Filipino law forbids […]

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Stretching out

Last updated on: 24th March, 2013, 11:33 PMThere it is, the road ahead. What’s on it? Where does it lead? Those are things we’ll never know from this vantage point. Only traveling down that road will answer those questions. When I got the idea for, I thought that it would be easy to post […]

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A different Thanksgiving dinner

Last updated on: 21st November, 2012, 5:28 PMWhile Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day are big holidays in the Philippines, the other holidays we celebrate in America are not. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays. Celebrated in America as a day of thanks for the things we are lucky to have, it is based […]

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Learn to swim in the Philippines

Last updated on: 13th April, 2012, 9:12 PMWhen Tropical Storm Sendong tore through north central Mindanao in December of 201, it left more than 1200 dead and thousands more displaced. One of the news stories that I read stated that if more people learn to swim in the Philippines, the death toll from floods might […]

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Holy Week

Last updated on: 7th April, 2012, 7:30 PMTomorrow is Easter, the culmination of what is known in many parts of the world as Holy Week. In the Philippines, workers have the Thursday before Easter off as well as Good Friday. The Thursday before Easter is known as Maundy Thursday and it commemorates Jesus washing his […]

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