November 8 commemorated the first year anniversary of typhoon Yolanda. Being the strongest typhoon to have ever hit the Philippines, Yolanda had created huge destructions and casualties all over Visayas, particularly in the provinces of Samar and Leyte. With the more than 6,000 casualties, you would expect that each and every town in Samar and … Continue reading Eco-nomics

Is Black Better?

The other day, when speaking to a fellow Cagayano taking Mining Engineering in UP Diliman, I asked about how she felt about the black sand mining operations being conducted in the province. Being a local of Buguey, Cagayan, one of the municipalities in which the black sand mining operations had been working, she told me … Continue reading Is Black Better?

Only in Death

Mindanao, dubbed as “the Land of Promise,” is one of the richest, if not the richest part of the Philippines. It is known to be filled with an abundant supply of natural resources yet this fact is almost always overlooked, as the region is constantly being labeled as a most dangerous place. The ongoing conflict … Continue reading Only in Death