The high life with bandits October 21st 2007 Plenty of excitement this month with a visit to the Manila (the big city!), a rebel raid on the local police station and more illegal mining to report on.
First up because it’s the best picture is a visit to Manila. From here in the provinces the big city is a big deal. A whole week of luxuriating in hot showers, chocolate, wine and good food! The flip side is choking on the pollution and cr ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Mindanao » Surigao del Sur » Lanuza The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected President and was ta... ... read more