In the 84 years I’ve had in this world, I spent 55 of them being an officer of the peace, doing my best to maintain order in our area. Being an officer is stressful because people are arrogant. They will always defend their side even if they had obviously committed a crime or deliberately caused trouble. All this hassle just to escape justice. I farm on the side. Farming is my outlet to the stresses and worries in my life. When I farm, time slows down and life becomes peaceful. It even provides my family and I vegetables to eat. Maybe this is why I’ve become so patient in dealing with others, and why I’ve been blessed with such a long life.
- Dianne Kathryn Datu
I am 96 years old and a native of Jolo. For the past 60 years, I’ve been staying here in Davao City. I looked for a place to have a simple life. I always try to let go of the stress around me. . . . Read More
I was in Marawi City last May 23, 2017. My task that day was to get some reports from the police station needed for my work. It was around 1:30 in the afternoon when we heard the gun shots. Actually, . . . Read More
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Meet Abdel. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Degree in Sociology. He then entered the UP College of Law from which he graduated last 2010. Abdel, who hails from . . . Read More