I like to read the news. Four online newspapers from the Philippines are daily perused along with a cup of Good Day coffee. Slap some Peter Pan Creamy style peanut butter on two slices of Gardenia wheat bread, and I’m happy as a hog in mud. “CIA Plots, Rising Prices, & Weakening Philippine Peso” are the topics for today’s musings. Hold on conspiracy theorists and tweak that aluminum-foil antenna on your head. We’re in for a bumpy ride in the Philippines, Pilgrims.