As a native of the Philippines, I grew up in a district of Manila known as the poorest and the most densely populated area in the country. During that time, I didn’t get a chance to see the beauty of its 7,107 islands. In fact, I didn’t even realize such places even existed within the country and outside the confines of what I conceived was the “true” Philippines.
All that changed during a trip to the Philippines to attend my 25th year high school reunion. That was the first time I have been back to my birth place since I immigrated to the US after my high school graduation. It was ... full info