My Bucket List: Places to go in the Philippines

THIS ARTICLE provides useful information about some fantastic, off-the-beaten-track places to go in the Philippines.  I already had my own list of places for reclining and recreating in the Philippines, but this list adds several new and astonishing ones to the mix.

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Is it South China Sea or is it West Philippine Sea?

Philippine Sea — South China Sea Dispute (Non-Interactive)

This is an interesting book by Philippines Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio that lays out an historical analysis of the legal claims to Scarborough Shoal, the Spratleys and many other islands in the Philippine Sea wast of Palawan (aka South China Sea).

TRANSCRIPT: Justice Antonio Carpio on South China Sea conflict

VIDEO: Justice Antonio Carpio on the South China Sea disput

If we don’t establish a marine protected area in this region we are headed toward a major, major fisheries collapse, leading to mass starvation and increasing conflict.

A Lumad Prayer in Bendum, Philippines

I am re-editing some documentary projects that I produced years ago in the upland forests of Mindanao, Philippines.  My son says my style as a filmmaker is antiquated and extinct, and he is probably correct, but it’s my best effort and hopefully achieves some level of mindful simplicity in an online context.

Defiant Defectors from the US Army

I am developing a docudrama about a soldier in the US Army who defected to the enemy side in 1899 during the Philippines-US War on the island of Luzon.Scene of fighting near Manila, Virginian-Pilot, March 17 1899-1.jpg

Throughout US History there are lots of other great examples of defection, some recent, but I’m most interested in Black US soldiers in the Pilipino-American War who defected to the Nacionalista side during the war years at the turn of the 20th century.

The topic is deep and rich.  Knowing more about any defector from any war is of interest to me at this stage.  The historical continuities are fascinating.  There are fantastic and peculiar stories of those who defected to Nacionalista Philippines, North Korea, ex-USSR, PRC, VietCong, and much more.

I think this article useful in a general way. Everything is data!!!

THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF BLACK SOLDIERS’ RESISTANCE

I’d be thrilled to hear from others who may have knowledge or interest in this history.