American National Killed in the Philippines for Refusing to Buy Filipinos Drinks

Disturbing news concerning a murdered American in Negros Occidental, the province just north of own Negros Oriental.  According to all reporting outlets (few and far between as always here), a 57 year old American who was in the process of adopting a Filipino child was summarily shot in the head after refusing to buy beers for two Filipinos.  Shortly after …

Why Foreigners Love Dumaguete, Pt 1 of 2

Dumaguete is a groovy little city, and one that has pretty much stolen my heart.  That probably comes as no surprise considering that “Dumaguete” comes from the Cebuano term dagit – to snatch, eventually evolving into dumaguet – to swoop or take away.  And since I’ve been feeling pretty low for the past month (and it’s yet another dreary, rainy …