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A Call for Help – Typhoon Pablo

It has been about 5 years since the start of American in Davao. I have tried to write informative and helpful articles for my readers. I enjoy when followers of this site comment about some value they find with my posts. I try, with time permitting to answer all requests and questions with as honest information. Recently I was going to let American in Davao close since it costs money to keep the registration and hosting...

An End of Year Update

I know many of you have given up on me. I have heard from Elena there are many of the expats from Davao reading my site, even though they never let me know by comments or telling me. In addition, many would like to hear I have failed. Well life is not easy but I am surviving. It has been hard but rewarding too. I work many hours and when I can, I work six or seven days a week. It is also difficult only being able to see Elena...

Steves First Christmas in Davao

If you read the comments there is a visitor/commenter here, Steve in Davao, who often comments. I know little about Steve except he is 51 years old, married to his Filipina wife in the US in 2003, and little daughter aged five. They moved to Davao last November and is enjoying his new life here. Steve sent me a story about his first Christmas and I am posting for all to enjoy. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Jesus! by...

Christmas Day in Davao 2009

Well Christmas Day has arrived in Davao. Because of family coming into town for my nephews weeding last week, some of the family decided to stay through Christmas. A niece and nephew from Surigao who were here decided to go to Kidapawan with their uncle since they never been there before to see the city. Well my brother-in-law, who has fruit stands in Kidapawan, sent a text Elena that they would not be here until late...

Christmas Party at Agdao Market for the Children

As I have written in past articles, we have developed a friendship with the young children at the Agdao Public Market. Most of these children go to public school, but on weekends work at the market selling little bags of Calamansi and assist shoppers carrying their purchases. The money they earn is used for their lunches and cost of school projects. Many of these children might miss meals during the week since their parents...

A Home for Those with Ambition – Panacan, Da...

There are many charities here in Davao as there are all over the Philippines. Most of the charities are for the small children or the people of an older age. In the past, I have writing about the Field of Dreams boy’s home that is doing wonderful work for young children. Well, through the Expat group, Friends of Mindanao I learned of and visited a wonderful and different concept for a well needed charity. This is Balay Sa...