The Plight of the Forest
Palawan hornbills (Source: Wikimedia)

The Plight of the Forest

Note: Each night at El Nido Miniloc Resort we were given a one page story that sought to educate us, in a fun way, about the fragile environment we live in, how we impact it,…

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The Thrill-a of Manila: Calm and Frenzy
The interior of San Agustin Church, Manila

The Thrill-a of Manila: Calm and Frenzy

Impeccably dressed women flowered brightly against the grey backdrop. Formally suited men conversed quietly.  Limousines and old cars moved slowly in and out of the small parking area, vigorously directed by a few parking managers.…

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Crossing Sugarland, where cane is king
Loading cane on the truck

Crossing Sugarland, where cane is king

The old farm trucks we passed on the road, with some difficulty, were precarious, jouncing up and down on well-worn shocks, and teetering from their top heavy loads of sugar cane. They’re basically narrow flatbeds…

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