I was in my hometown of Castillejos, Zambales (Philippines) last year when COVID-19 struck. City borders were closed and travel was restricted.
I am a professor, administrator and researcher at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). After 24 years, I went on sabbatical leave. What was I supposed to do now, stuck on the foothills of the Zambales mountains? Some of my family members and friends liked going for hikes in the mountains. But that didn’t really attract me. There were books to read and countless webinars to join. But did I really want to spend my time immersed in print and in digital platforms?
Family outreach to the Aetas