Imelda’s Shoes

TranslatorIt had been quite a week. On Sunday we had awoken to the news of a revolution getting under way – Filipino style – and were coming to terms what it meant and the implications. By Tuesday evening Ferdinand Marcos, his wife Imelda and their family,...

Praying People Power

TranslatorIt would be wrong to leave February 2011 behind without recalling the remarkable events of 25 years ago in Manila, Philippines. Our family were living there at the time having moved there in 1982. Those were tumultuous days. They were sparked by the...

Ninoy’s Return

TranslatorIt had been quite an ordinary Sunday. We had been to church in Makati and then eaten out at one of our favourite fast-food restaurants. Now we were headed toward the International airport to meet some friends arriving from California en route to PNG. As our...

Volcanic Disruptions

TranslatorLittle did we know that the massive eruption of Pinatubo would affect us until well into the following week. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila was closed under a layer of ash that was deadly for jet engines. Our BA flight to Hong Kong...