By Donald Carr For many, any conversation of Olongapo, Philippines conjures visions of 1980’s US naval presence in Subic Bay. Seedy dive bars and Go-Go girls with a two-day recovery from the weekend liberty beer binge that led to fuzzy memories and possible regrets, not that I myself experienced this of course. Well, maybe the two-day recovery, a time or two, all from a … [Read more...] about Olongapo, Philippines…The Then and Now
DPA ALERT: Veterans Affairs leaders will not recommend appealing a federal court ruling to award disability benefits to thousands of Vietnam veterans who claim exposure to cancer-causing chemical defoliants during ship deployments off that country’s coastline, officials confirmed Tuesday. During an appearance before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on 26 March 2019, VA … [Read more...] about VA Will Not Challenge Court Ruling on ‘Blue Water Veterans’
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vigan teases the imagination of visitors with the grand images of balls and an aristocratic time past. The cobblestone roads and narrow streets whisper the sense of social class as one strolls through the cafes and small shops that now occupy the spaces. Once grand manors are now bed & breakfast venues for visitors but still relish in the … [Read more...] about Vigan, Philippines…..where time and culture meet.
The Queen City of Cebu truly holds true to its reputation, the hustle and bustle of the city, with a sense of a town growing into its new place on the stage of growth. People are friendly and the food is fantastic, but it’s the nightlife the truly drives the allure of Cebu City. Testimony to this fact is the growing population of westerners and foreign expatriates that call … [Read more...] about The Secret of Cordova, a Travelers Perspective.
What is it to be Filipino? Is it ethnicity or regional? Could it possibly be national identity or patriotism? In an attempt to not spark a major debate on the issue, I would like to challenge the conventional line of thinking and state I believe being Filipino is in the heart. It is something that combines courage, resilience, passion and ingenuity all into a defining term that … [Read more...] about The Hearts of San Remigio.