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When Does a Home Stop Feeling Like One?

For a few weeks, I went back home to the Philippines for the Christmas and New Year. I was there for three weeks and although the first one was boring, my last few weeks were fun and full of pictures. This was not the first time I have come back since I’ve left. I left

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Love the Philippines

This is my take in the letter of Jaeyoun Kim which I posted (https://ohamerl.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/my-short-essay-about-the-philippines-by-jaeyoun-kim/). Love the Philippines. It´s easy to say “Mahal ko ang Pilipinas” (I love the Philippines). Whenever someone brings home the glory to the country even if it’s from boxing or a math olympiad, we can see comments like these. But what

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(Reprinted in its original, unabridged, unedited form since 2003) FILIPINOS always complain about corruption in the Philippines. Do you really think the corruption is the problem of the Philippines? I do not think so. I strongly believe that the problem is the lack of love for the Philippines. Let me first talk about my country,

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