Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

overflow-y: hidden;”> Manila.  It was a big storm here, but only an inconvenience, long blackout etc. The beach was littered with trees, stumps, all sorts of debris washed down from Panay’s deforested mountains and I’m sure thousands of tons of soil…

THE American general manager of Shangri-La Hotel in Cebu is now in hot water after the Bureau of Immigration summoned him for showing disrespect to four congressmen whom he met four months ago. Immigration Commissioner Alipio Fernandez said Timothy Wright was ordered to appear at the BI office at 3 p.m. today to explain why he should not be kicked out. BI special prosecutor Maria Antonette Bucasas issued the subpoena based on the complaint of …

My wife and I feel very safe living in the Philippines.  We live in an unusually secure private compound in Iloilo City.  We don’t even have to consider security.  We can leave our doors open if we want to.  We have ridden jeepneys everywhere.  I have literally walked more than a thousand of mile on the streets of Iloilo City and rural paths in the country.  I have never had the slightest problem.  No one has robbed me or threatened me or tried to pick my pocket or done anything …