Archive for the 'Philippines' Category

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 »

The Slums of Davao part 2 – Goodbye Philippines

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
Looking over at a shore line of squatter houses in Davao

People from the slums are the most friendly people in The Philippines I walked the beach that no tourists go. Greeted people for the last time as they waved and called over to me. A group of ladies were taking a bucket shower in their t-shirts and a handful of giggles rose up. The reason I know… Continue reading more »

Islam’s mean face in The Philippines

Monday, December 20th, 2010
The Qur

Islam in The Philippines is slightly different to Islam elsewhere … same as any other religion really … Islam makes world headlines every other day with many a negative headline. Then again so does the Catholic church. One headlines with terrorism, the other with child abuse. And, in both cases its the minority that’s giving… Continue reading more »