February 12, 2024

Friends in Germany

By David Haldane Feb. 12, 2024     It felt like a tropical breeze. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. recently announced a trip to Germany in March. […]
October 20, 2023

Filipino Love

By David Haldane October 19, 2023     She could have been my sister-in-law. Angelyn Aguirre, a 32-year-old native of Pangasinan, had spent the last six […]
March 2, 2023

Grounded Plane

By David Haldane March 2, 2023     I probably wouldn’t have seen the film without the headline. “Why is the movie ‘Plane’ banned in the […]
February 17, 2023

American Expat Launches Book on Finding Island Home

Cebu Jose Joya Gallery   LITERARY TREATS 2023: A TOOTH IN MY POPSICLE BY DAVID HALDANE BOOK LAUNCH APRIL 12th, 15th, and 25th.       […]
May 19, 2022

Bongbong Marcos: Forward to the Past?

By David Haldane May 19, 2022     I don’t mind telling you that a recent Manila Times headline made me smile. “Marcos, Biden vow stronger […]
February 10, 2022

Who Do You Trust?

By David Haldane Feb. 10, 2022     When I was a college student in Southern California, the name Ferdinand Marcos evoked visions of hell. Wasn’t […]
October 28, 2021

In Your Hands

By David Haldane Oct. 28, 2021   I have a friend on Siargao Island fond of sharing parables. One of his favorites is about a wise […]
February 18, 2021

Trump and Duterte

By David Haldane Feb. 18, 2021   I felt honored that she asked me. An old friend, a Filipino journalist named Effe Barker now living in […]
June 25, 2020

Maria Ressa: Guilty or Not Guilty?

By David Haldane June 24, 2020   Want to get “Expat Eye” ever week in your mailbox? Sign up here.     The headlines screamed foul! […]
December 12, 2019

Invasion

By David Haldane Dec. 12, 2019     It looked like an invasion. Dozens of young men were marching past our house in long meandering lines, […]
July 19, 2018

Duterte’s House

By David Haldane July 19, 2018 It’s not an easy place to find. You drive a long time, stop for directions, then drive some more. Finally, […]