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Affordable Accommodations in Davao

I receive emails often from readers about places to stay when visiting, planning an extended stay or actually moving to Davao. This is a difficult question to answer. There are many places here in Davao. For Hotels there are many from high rated Hotels to small inexpensive ones. If someone is planning to stay for a few days or just one or two weeks I would suggest a hotel and there are many sites that list the hotels and...

Monument in Israel honors Filipinos

Thanks to Macky, one of the readers here, in his comment from the article Escape to Manila led me to this article online in the Inquirer.net “Monument in Israel honors Filipinos” The article talks about a Monument commemorating President Manuel L. Quezon and the Philippine people helping many German Jews to come to the Philippines to escape the internment and eventual death of millions of Jews in Germany. In 1939,...

Traffic Management Plans in Davao

Today in the online site of the Sun Star was an article about all new developments in the city will have to submit a traffic management plan to the city to show how they will handle increased traffic caused by their new project. As stated in the article: Councilor Pilar Braga said with new large investments in the city, they have incorporated into the requirements how these companies will handle and increase volume of traffic...

Is “White is Right” true?

I always noticed when I lived in the States a lot the Caucasian Americans would run to the beach on free days of the warmer months to get that “Golden” skin tan to look healthy. Even on warm and sunny fall, winter and spring days you would see people out with as little clothing as possible slathering on the sun tanning lotions and oils with their sun reflectors under their chins. Then along came the Tanning Salons where...

Escape to Manila: From Nazi Tyranny to Japanese Te...

I know this is a strange title to an article but I thought it would catch your attention. I have mentioned in the past I was born in a Jewish family. What I believe in now and my religious beliefs are not really needed for this or any discussion. Let’s just say I believe in a Spiritual being and respect all beliefs and religions as long as they do not try to force their beliefs on me and do not cause problems for others. I...