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When I was growing up in the province of Malapatan, Glan (South Cotabato then, became Sarangani Province now), my mom would want to buy something for the household she goes to Dadiangas then (called GenSan now). The only big stores I mean like a small mall, at that time was Kimball Plaza (I think built in late 70's), it burned down around 2002 and Datu Complex. I think Datu … [Read More...]

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I've been trying to get my Philippine passport recently, and one of the things I need is an NBI clearance. I thought this would be a simple thing to get... it's … [Read More...]

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