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Education: Still the Best Way Out of Misery

One of the things that I feel most strongly about is education. I am from a poor family, but my parents understood the importance of going to school. Thank God for that. It gave me the chance I needed to find a way out of a very difficult life situation. What makes me driven so […]

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Why You Should Visit my Hometown, Davao

I have been to a lot of places in the Philippines but am always very happy going back home. This is of course a natural thing; “away is good, but home is best”. This old truth applies to me, but there is a lot more to it than that. Davao has become a safe and […]

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Mindanao: A Troubled but Resourceful Island

Mindanao measures 471 kilometers from the North to the South and 521 kilometers from East to the West. It is often referred to as “the food basket of the Philippines”. With a massive expanse of undeveloped fertile land, it is considered to be the country’s “pioneer frontier”. We grow rice, corn, bananas, mangoes, pineapples, abaca, […]

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Six Ways to Deal with Cultural Differences

As a kid, it was my dream to marry someone from another culture. I guess my interest stemmed from growing up reading pocketbooks featuring handsome-rough Vikings who find great love in the middle of their sea voyages. I read with great fascination how these characters evolved and as always, ended happily ever after. Just by […]