Volunteer: Tom Ferrebee
Contributions from Tom Ferrebee
One of the Philippine creation myths speaks of a lightning bolt blasting rock and dropping islands from the sky to form the vast archipelago. Another myth suggests that the Filipino people emerged from a piece bamboo before fanning out across the island chain. It is no myth that life in the Philippines can feel scattered and vast. Its history is a tangled mix of native roots and colonial influences. The cultural and geographic diversity can feel as if each of the thousands of islands is ...