Love the Philippines?

Donnabeth Aniban
3 min readJul 6, 2023
Photo by Carmela Asistio on Unsplash

It’s been a while since I wrote a piece about my beloved country. Sometime after the 2022 Philippine election, I got tired of caring so much. I stopped intentionally watching the news. I seldomly expressed my opinion about politics. I felt that my energy was better spent on things I directly had control over.

Then the Love the Philippines AVP tourism campaign came out. Just like many Filipinos, I too was outraged and…

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Donnabeth Aniban

Mom since 2011. Filipino. Former nurse and teacher. Writer, entrepreneur, and law student atm.