My first trip to the Philippines was back in 1984 when I was an engineer with the US Navy and worked at Subic Bay. I've been hooked on the Philippines ever since and visited many times until the base was closed back in '92. I married a Filipina, got divorced, married her again and got divorced again. I know " fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me". But apparently I haven't learned my lesson. I've retired to the "PI" as we used to call it and am living with a beautiful Cebuana partner in a nice house in Cavite just outside of Manila. We wil leventually get back to her native province of Cebu, which is one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines.