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Field of Dreams

One of the Expat organizations I belong to, Davao Area Expat Assoc. had a trip to visit Childhope Field of Dreams Children’s Home in Biao, Guianga, Tugbok District of Davao City a week ago. The Field of Dreams Foundation is a registered charity here in the Philippines founded by Lawrence Field. They have 30 boys there from the ages of 3 to 16 years old. The boys are either abandoned or orphaned. You can read more about the...

Carenderia

Here in Davao and I would assume all over the Philippines along most commercial streets there are many little businesses. They might be in the front of a house, in front of a business or even a curbside stall. They will sell almost anything, flowers, snacks, fried bananas, coconut andmango juice, cell phone covers and more than I can think of at the moment. One that I have frequented when my car was in the shop for...

911 Davao

This past Wednesday one of the Ex-Pat organizations I belong to, Friends of Mindanao, had a field trip to visit the Command Center of 911 Davao City. I am writing this from memory, so I ask for forgiveness of any errors. We were greeted by Colonel Mario Verner Monsanto (Ret.), a retired military officer. In 1997 he was asked by the Mayor of Davao City to set up a disaster relief organization that became 911 Davao. Davao is...

Why I Live in the Philippines

While trying to think of something to write about I received this from a friend. I know it was compiled with humor and no malicious feelings. I hope all will enjoy this with the humor as it was intended. When I travel, people often ask me why I live in the Philippines ? Well here it is…..It is the only place on earth where…… 1. Every street has a basketball court. 2. Even doctors, lawyers and engineers are...