Journey to Jolo, Sulu (Part 2 of 3)

ShareTweet FAITH “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” –Aldous Huxley This is the second article from a 3-part series recounting my experiences, observations and reflections when I visited Sulu last April 13-15 2012 during my 100 Days Journey around the Philippines. Part 1: FEAR. Part 2: FAITH. Part 3: FUNDS. I’m publishing what I wrote on my mobile phone’s notepad. I also added some commentary enclosed with parentheses (), for the reader to better understand the situation. Friday, 13th day of April 2012 (Friday, the sixth day in the Islamic week is the most important day, it […]

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Journey to Jolo, Sulu (Part 1 of 3)

ShareTweet FEAR “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” –-Mark Twain There is no better time for this story to be published. As the President of the Philippines and MILF Chair signed the Bangsamoro Framework agreement and shook each other’s hand to signify the start of peace among brothers and sister, I write about my experiences while I was journeying through the Sulu Archipelago, particularly […]

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