In the Philippines

[Video] Getting Around

Transportation is More Fun in the Philippines! If you have never been to the Philippines, this video of various methods of transportation can seem hilarious, but you will witness how people travel and get around this country on a daily basis. People here utilize various methods of transportation, and many do it as a necessity, because they […]

Northern Samar Power Problems

Northern Samar may lose power supply in 2013–NEA CATARMAN, Northern Samar – The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said the Northern Samar Electric Cooperative (Norsamelco) is saddled with debts, huge system losses, and weak management.  NORSAMELCO

Peso Strengthens

Philippine News publication – JPM The Philippine Peso closed on Monday at 41.025 to the USD, the highest level since March 2008, mainly due to a jump in remittances from overseas Filipino workers and the reported rise in consumer spending in the United States, the country’s major trading partner. The last time the Peso closed […]

Philippine Economy Expanding

The Philippine economy is estimated to have expanded by 5.5 percent in the third quarter due to greater government spending, rise in household consumption, and increase in investments to the services sector, according to Moody’s Analytics. Continue to article…

The Homecoming! – part 2

Continuation of “The Homecoming! “ Food, family and good times. If anything merits a mention about the Philippines, it is     eating. When family is gathered, it seems that eating is never done. I recall how in the mornings, we would enjoy our coffee (Nescafe 3 in 1) with freshly baked ‘pandesal’ purchased from a rolling […]

The Homecoming!

Continuation of “Return to Samar” Upon arriving in Calbayog City, Samar, our first day was filled with Teri and the kinfolk reminiscing about old times. They shared and held many discussions about this and that, mostly that, while I enjoyed funning with all the nieces and nephews. I kept them all guessing, and always on […]

Education in the Philippines

The following interesting article about education is one that was shared by ASEAN Community on facebook. THOUSAND OF FOREIGN STUDENTS FLOCK TO THE PHILIPPINES FOR WORLD CLASS QUALITY YET AFFORDABLE EDUCATION Thousands of foreign university students are flocking to the Philippines, attracted by cheap yet high-quality courses conducted in English and an easy-going lifestyle outside […]

Return to Samar

(A re-post of an guest article I submitted to another blog site – April 2012) Our trip from Tupelo, MS. began early enough at 0200 with a 1.5 hour drive to Memphis International Airport. We boarded an American Airlines flight at 0600 bound for Chicago where we connected to Asiana Airlines for the long two […]