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Manila Mayor Orders Jollibee & McDonald’s to Hire Old Geezers

I like this new Manila mayor. In contrast to former Manila chiefs, Isko Moreno is on a fast track to “git ‘er done.” While former actor Moreno may be a better dresser than Larry the Cable Guy, he’s still following Larry’s advice. Furthermore, the mayor is literally taking a sledgehammer to clean up Manila. When … Read more

Ambulance Carrying Pregnant Woman Hits Pregnant Carabao

First of all, sometimes I see an online story from one of the local news outlets that immediately grabs my attention. The following report, by Dolly Yasa and Glazyl Y. Masculino at The Daily Guardian, is one of those stories. Today’s post, “Ambulance Carrying Pregnant Woman Hits Pregnant Carabao,” will be filed in the “only in the Philippines” category.

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Cheap & Comfortable Mo2 Days Inn Bacolod

We were on a trip to Bacolod City with some friends from Guimaras, the island province we call home. We didn’t feel like paying 3 or 4 thousand pesos to stay at some ritzy hotel. Why fork out 60 to 80 bucks for a place we were only going to sleep in, take a crap, and shower? A three-night stay would have set us back close to 240 US dollars. That’s why we opted for more affordable lodgings:  “Cheap & Comfortable Mo2 Days Inn Bacolod.”

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Bacolod Adventure: Rummaging the Ruins

The Ruins is located in Talisay, Negros Occidental, Philippines, just outside of Bacolod City. The mansion, inspired by Italian architecture, is the remains of the ancestral home mansion of the family of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson and Maria Braga Lacson. The Taj Mahal of the Philippines, The Ruins.

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