Travel Philippines

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?

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Fire alarm

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