FOR 35-year-old Joel Saluda, both home and haven are found in the coffee-scented mountains of Barangay Cabancalan, a 14-kilometer drive from the Municipal Hall of Tuburan in northwest Cebu.
Like most of his neighbors, Saluda left the provincial life in exchange for the greener pastures the city promised.
“We were corn farmers. The crops were not really of much help. As much as we wanted to stay, we had to go to the city to feed our families,” he told SunStar Cebu in Cebuano.
For many years, the young father of three toiled day in and out, with hopes of one day returning home and staying there for good.Read More