Alfred Michael M. Goco
Occupation: Self Employed-Animal Industry
How did you find about the Philippines?
For me, Philippines is a haven of beauty and mystery. You can explore it through reading the history. I said that not because I am a filipino nor I want to make my answers good to the readers, History will tell us why many ruling countries tried to conquered us.
What Philippine locations have you visited?
More on Southern Luzon such as Bicol region, Calabarzon, and Masbate were I considered the places as an idyllic site for outdoor enthusiasts. I also visited Sagada, Mt. Province and Mindoro which I can give a triple ten score for satisfaction.
What are your opinions on the following things about the Philippines?
I don’t want to call it place, I called it “paradise”. The places here are the primary product of the Philippines. It has various adjectives that make them unique. Despite of having problem in geological structure, places here are continuing to develop projects to attract tourist and investors.
Food are not only use to answer the hunger of people but also to signifies the individuality of one particular place. Who are not familiar in chicken adobo and kare-kare across the board? No one!
The Philippines’ culture and festivities are one of the most interesting subjects in exploring this country. I can say that watching festivals are food for the soul. It underlines how artistic the Filipinos are and how we celebrate it using smile and happiness.
For me, filipinos love others more than they love theirselves. That is why the word “hospitality” always associated to us. We have different dialects due of geological structure, we are separated by islands, but we are still united and mutually connected to each other because of one common characteristic, by making other people happy and serving them the beauty of our country.
What do you dislike about the Philippines?
The system, the political system. The Philippines is rich but the filipinos are poor. It is very sad to think that the wealth of our country was manipulated by foreign investors and it really scares me that in the near future, we’re become visitors of our own country, discriminated and repressed.
What do you like about the Philippines?
Almost everything except the system, like what I have said, the Philippines is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts where people like me enjoyed most. The rain forests, the fauna and flora, the seasons and the pain before you explore it is what really makes me love this country.
Your favorite place/s in the Philippines.
L-R: 1) Bagasbas Beach, Camarines Norte, 2) Bagasbas Beach, Camarines Norte
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