Here in Davao like most places in our country, it is very common to see young Filipinas together with older foreigners. This started probably with sailors visiting our harbors and falling in love with a bar girl and decided to marry her, and live here. Later, the Internet opened up for “mail-order brides”, a possibility […]
Category: Insight & Reflections
Information plus inspiration, and views on some issues.
Wherever you go in Mindanao, you can see foreigners on leisure or business trips to different parts of the island. Some of them are temporarily or permanently residing here, the so-called “ex-pats”. They consider Mindanao as a very good place to live, and many are married here. You can live and support a family very […]
Dreaming of a great vacation getaway? I promise you, my dear island Mindanao has a lot to offer. Whether you’re a true adventurer or just want a piece of solitude, beaches here are perfect destinations often with white sand and corals, crystal-clear waters, water sports, and other attractions. One reason that made Mindanao the land […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]