Little White Kid in Mindanao

From 1978-1983, I attended JMS De La Salle school, near Bislig, in the province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines. One of two La Salle schools in the region, the school was heavily subsidized by the once massive lumber/pulp and paper production that dominated the local economy (PICOP). My father, Spencer Balmer, was hired into the company as a mill manager to help the Soriano's make their paper venture profitable. His tenure was initially only meant to be a six month contract. Alas, he ended up working in Mindanao for seven years. My brother and I lived with them in the Southern Philippines for five years and for our final two at Brent International School, in Baguio. I recently returned to vi

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