A Yearning to Return
The Philippines and its 7,641 islands have been given many names. Take for example Palawan, the largest island-province in the country. It is known not just for its beauty, but for being one of the most biologically diverse areas in Southeast Asia, and because of its ecological value, it’s commonly referred to as "the Philippines' last frontier" in many studies by various organizations. For some Filipinos, like Jessa Garibay, Palawan has one more title—it’s home.