May 19, 2024

The Transformation and Resurrection of Siargao Island

By David Haldane May 19, 2024     It almost seemed like the old days. The days, that is, before Covid and Odette. Tourists from both […]
December 19, 2023

Socorro Bayanihan: Commune or Cult?

  By David Haldane Dec. 18, 2023     We were a mile off the coast of a remote Philippine Island when I realized the boat […]
May 4, 2023

Digital Nomads in the Philippines: A New Mode(m) of Living

By David Haldane May 4, 2023     The meeting was long overdue. As my publicist and I waited at the Pancake House in Cagayan de […]
April 27, 2023

Whiplash!

By David Haldane April 27, 2023     It felt like riding a rollercoaster. First there was the comforting click of rails, accompanied by an anticipation […]
April 13, 2023

Fishing

By David Haldane April 13, 2023     It wasn’t my first time. As a child, my father used to take me fishing in gurgling mountain […]
March 9, 2023

The Death of a Tree

By David Haldane March 9, 2023   Though I never touched it personally, my children swung from its branches. And hearing their laughter always filled me […]
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.       […]
October 13, 2022

Suppressing the Surly Surf

By David Haldane Oct. 13, 2022   First, a snarling pandemic beat back the powerful swells. Then a horrific typhoon surged forth wreaking havoc and spreading […]