RE: Autumn garden update
You are a vegetable farmer? What a wonderful way to live life. I love growing food but can't really call myself a farmer yet. Will give you a follow and look out for your posts!
Yes, my father had quite a story in the Philippines. The way it is told these days however is not entirely true. Yet the story still remains. Perhaps you may wish to learn more about it? https://peakd.com/conspiracy/@samstonehill/my-amazing-father-was-born-100-years-ago-today-a-story-of-us-corruption-and-betrayal
He lived in Manila but had a great interest in the Ilocos Region for the growing of tobacco. In fact it was him who began the re-claiming of land from Manila bay, upon which the cultural center complex is now built. Many people thought of him as a great man for your country, but there are also those who saw him (and my family) as enemies of your country. Which is partly the reason why I have never been there. Fear of kidnapping!
Anyway, much time has passed since then and I don't have any fear of that any more :)