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It’s not easy being a waitress in the Philippines

It’s not easy being a waitress in the Philippines

Bad Reputation Sadly there is often a stigma attached to being a waitress in the Philippines. The association with G.R.O.s that some restobars employ is one of the main reasons. Girls that work at respectable establishment that do not provide G.R.O.s, will often be viewed as prostitutes by many locals, or thought of as easy […]

Swimming with Whales in Oslob

Swimming with Whales in Oslob

In early 2012 I had the experience of “Swimming with Whales”  in Oslob which is on the southern coast of the Cebu.  I was staying with a group of friends at a beach resort in Moalboal and we decided we could not pass up the opportunity to visit Oslob and see the whale sharks. He hired […]

Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary

After feasting on fresh fish cooked over a native charcoal fire washed down with fresh coconut juice (buko) and taking a stroll along the beach we visited the Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary which referred to as the Olango Bird Sanctuary by locals. The first thing we encountered was a sign with the cost of entry […]

Visit to Olango Island

Visit to Olango Island

A visit to Olango Island is just 5 km east of Mactan Island near Cebu, and a short ferry ride away.  I took the family there a few years back for a day trip taking the car on the Trans-Olango Shipping Corporation which is only Ferry service. The cost of taking the car was a bit of […]

Meeting the Grand Master

Meeting the Grand Master

In 2013 I  had the pleasure of meeting the Masonic Grand Master of the Philippines MW Santiago T. Gabionza Jr. I have met other Grand Master and all are amazing people but I found him to be the most approachable and friendly of all.  He was also able to get me to do something that […]

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