TWIN TERRORIST THREATS inched closer to Iloilo City, a short 12-15 minute pump boat ride from Guimaras, the island province we call home. 40-50 armed rebels from the New People’s Army, NPA, a Communist insurgency group, raided the Maasin, Iloilo police station this past Sunday. On the same day a sister of the Maute brothers, a terrorist group, and two others were arrested near the Iloilo port. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has placed Iloilo City on full Red Alert status.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao yesterday, May 24,2017, because of incursions by suspected Maute group members in Marawi City. The Maute clan is a ragtag bunch of former petty thieves who formed an organization called Daulah Islamiyah in 2012. The local terrorist group is based in Lanao del Sur and has carried out several bombings and kidnappings, and has been active in recent months. They’re said to be ISIS wannabes. (Source: Rappler) The question for some expats living in “paradise” may be this: “Will Martial Law Affect Foreigners in the Philippines?”
Is the premier dating website, Cherry Blossoms, right for you, whether you be a single man or single Filipina? A recent remark by Lee, got me thinking. And that doesn’t happen very often. “Dave, at this point I am a little nervous to unleash ‘Baby Sister’ on Cherry Blossom. She is 19 but she hasn’t ‘fallen off of the pineapple truck’ yet, so to speak.” A previous post regarding this Asian dating site has generated over 100 comments thus far and contains many informative remarks from readers that have used this dating website.
(Dark-skinned Filipina Morena beauty from Cherry Blossoms)
I’ve been sitting around on my kano butt the past couple of months doing even less of what I usually do. Which wasn’t much to begin with. But there are some major changes coming to PhilippinesPlus in the next couple of weeks, just in time for the new year. And despite my advancing age, 60, I’ve decided to embrace the “Man’s Prayer” by Red Green: “I’m a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess.”
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