Above all, an extremely disturbing report out of Alcantara, a small town of 15,160 people in Cebu province. Delta Dyrecka Letigio, from the CebuDailyNews.Inquirer.net, CDN, broke the story late yesterday, Feb. 4, 2019. “Cebu Mom Arrested for Sexually Exploiting her two Daughters & 1-year-old Niece.”
“Boracay, Cebu, Palawan: World’s Best Islands.” This trio of Southeast Asian gems nabbed the Top Three Spots on a recent survey. That’s according to Condé Nast Traveler readers who ranked the 30 best islands in the world outside the U.S. in their 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards survey. That’s impressive!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 was a somber day for many Filipinos. Philippine Sen. Cynthia Villar had just called for a ban on unlimited rice servings, “unli-rice,” in restaurants across the archipelago! I was shocked, stunned and staggered! Had all the politicians in the world gone mad? Potential rice riots in the Philippines now became a distinct possibility.
Travel + Leisure Magazine recently announced that the world’s friendliest island is Palawan. Cebu, Luzon and Boracay, all islands in the Philippines, of course, grabbed the next three spots respectively. My lovely asawa and I have visited all four of these “friendly” destinations.
“Onward, Crusty Soldiers! Marching as to war! With the staff of ‘Globe’s Grand Gaffe’ going on before. “Dave,” the crusty expat, leads against the foe! Forward into battle, see his blathering go!”
My asawa and I were visiting Palawan. We had made a stop in Taytay to visit my wife’s brother Amando and his family. Next up: “Eclectic Electric El Nido.” Only an hour’s drive from Taytay.
Puerto Princesa Palawan Paradise. Some mortals claim the Philippines is a heavenly utopia. Paradise, if you will. I retired to this archipelago over seven years ago. Paradise, it ain’t.
Our recent trip to Palawan began with a pleasant surprise. We departed from the Iloilo International Airport 20 minutes before our scheduled time. Consequently, our Cebu Pacific flight to Puerto Princesa arrived early!