Archive for the 'Philippines' Category

Flash flood victims in The Philippines

Friday, December 26th, 2014
Flash Flood Refuges - The Philippines

Flash flood victims in The Philippines Natural disasters are common place in The Philippines. From super typhoons to earthquakes the island nations get more than its fair share from mother nature. That said the country is woefully underprepared every year. During one such occasion I was there during a flash flood that destroyed many homes.… Continue reading more »

Stilt House Girl from the Philippines

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Stilt House Girl - The Philippines

A stilt house girl who’s not so happy Davao in the far south of The Philippines is one of the nicer cities in the country. The traffic is not so heavy, the taxis don’t cheat and it’s not so polluted. It doesn’t mean there aren’t problems there. Stilt houses run along the shore fronts here.… Continue reading more »

Philippine Tarsier in a ray of light

Sunday, December 21st, 2014
Tarsier in a Ray of Light - The Philippines

Endangered Tarsiers in the Philippines saved? When I originally wrote about the plight of the Tarsier in the Philippines I did not expect it to rollercoster into an environmental issue. But it did. With the help of readers here attention was brought to this tiny primates barbarous treatment in the Philippines. The story behind this photograph… Continue reading more »

Woman harvesting rice in The Philippines

Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Collecting Rice - The Philippines

A woman taking rice from Banaue rice terraces If you visit the Philippines then a trip to the northern rice terraces in Banaue is a must. If not for the current views then do it before they disappear. Terrace farming is a part of a lost culture as many Filipinos prefer city life than country life. The… Continue reading more »

Stilt house on a beach in Brookes Point, Palawan, The Philippines

Monday, December 15th, 2014
Brookes Point - The Philippines

A house on stilts at dawn in The Philippines Palawan is renown as being one of the most beautiful islands in The Philippines. People get off the plane at Puerto Princesa and head north to the tropical beach fronts like El Nido and Sabang, Me? I go the opposite was to place few visit. The… Continue reading more »

Is it safe to travel to The Philippines?

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Sunset in The Philippines

News of murders and kidnappings puts people off visiting the Philippines As someone who has spent a lot of time in The Philippines I feel it’s important that readers here know of recent events on the island nation. The vicious murders of two tourists in Thailand in September has put a lot of focus on both the… Continue reading more »

How to help The Philippines after multiple typhoons & natural disasters

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Filippino boy waiting for food aid in The Philippines

Typhoons, floods and earthquakes are a yearly part of life in many parts of The Philippines Tonight a second typhoon is due to hit Surigao province in Mindanao. Mere days after Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit devastating the provinces of Samar and Leyte to apocalyptic proportions. It will not stop there either. This is Typhoon season in the Philippines… Continue reading more »