The pearl of the Orient, known for its 7,107 + islands, home of the most unique sea creatures, and a top tourist destination—-the Philippines—making this third world nation a hub for cheap labor for business process outsourcing, English language education, and trades. But are these glittering words the only things we see in this country faced with several issues?
Monthly Archives: March 2010
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. — Mark 13:33 (NIV)
About two hours before this posting, a fire hit in two barangays in Metro Manila. A week before, one blaze destroyed hundreds of houses in Cebu (one barangay away from our house). And in less than three months prior to the incidents, a fire broke in our neighborhood one early Thursday morning.
Even months before the Philippines celebrates the Fire Prevention Month, a series of fire incident has been recurring in the country, and in my situation—in places near my residence. Continue reading