Philippine Progress

It Just Will Last a long Time

Over the years I’ve written about how things you buy last forever here in the Philippines. I have no idea if products lasting that long is normal, or was it because I was single most of my life and moved before anything ever wore out. When I moved from San Diego CA. to Luquillo Beach…

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Higher pricing for foreigners

I hear a lot of people on various blogs, including this one, complaining about being “over charged”.  They go on and on because they get charged higher prices than the local people pay.  It comes up all of the time.  In fact,  I have heard dozens of times from people that Filipinos are “racists” because…

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Inevitable Change

“Change” — a word with very few definitions, but a word that can have significant effect on your life. There are many clichés that use the word, too. So I’d guess that the word “change” is an important word. “The more things change, the more they remain the same,” is but one example. Another one,…

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An energy independent Philippines?

A pile of diesel?

Could the Philippines be energy independent?  Could it even go further and become an energy exporting country?  Although I doubt that could happen, it would seem that the country could make a stride in that direction with an invention that is being put to the test here in the Philippines. This invention makes it possible…

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Wow, it’s deja vu all over again!

S&R Coming to Davao

Just a couple of days ago, I had an article entitled “It’s Coming!  I can’t wait!”  Now, today, I wanted to use the exact same title for this article, but I refrained! What’s coming this time?  Well, I’ll get to that in a minute. About 6 months to a year ago, somebody started preparing an…

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Holy Week?

Holy Week in the Philippines

It’s Holy Week here in the Philippines.  Well, I suppose it is Holy Week everywhere in the world, actually, or at least every country that is Christian.  Most countries don’t really celebrate the whole week, though, most countries celebrate Easter, but not Maundy Thursday, Holy Friday, Black Saturday, etc.  Because I was raised Catholic, I…

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