NBI Confirms Laglag Bala Scandal

Story courtesy of “The Maharlikan” online news portal: The National Bureau of Investigation has confirmed the syndicate behind the Laglag Bala scam which preys mainly on the elderly and departing OFWs involving various government personnel. Initial findings by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation reveal that some porters identify potential victims of the “tanim-bala” […] Read More

The Homecoming! – part 2

Continuation of “The Homecoming! “ Food, family and good times. If anything merits a mention about the Philippines, it is     eating. When family is gathered, it seems that eating is never done. I recall how in the mornings, we would enjoy our coffee (Nescafe 3 in 1) with freshly baked ‘pandesal’ purchased from a rolling […] Read More

Return to Samar

(A re-post of an guest article I submitted to another blog site – April 2012) Our trip from Tupelo, MS. began early enough at 0200 with a 1.5 hour drive to Memphis International Airport. We boarded an American Airlines flight at 0600 bound for Chicago where we connected to Asiana Airlines for the long two […] Read More