Mindanao is the second largest island in the Philippine Archipelago, composed of 27 provinces, and situated in the Southern part of the country. Since I was young, if I hear Mindanao, my mind automatically gives a negative description like fear, battle, chaos, abduction, NPA, MILF, MNLF, political problem and etc. News is a huge factor in that mindset.

When I started traveling, I met a lot of people from different places with their own beliefs and religion. My personality is ISFJ and meeting other people is a bit challenging. Instead of separating myself from them, I learned how to value and respect other's principles and that changed my first impression of Mindanao. With that change, and at the same time seeing beautiful places in the region, every time I hear the word "Mindanao," it gives me the eagerness and energy to discover what’s really in there. I believe this place has countless hidden paradises awaiting to be discovered. FEAR ... NO  MORE!

Got a new plan, and instead of being frightened, I want to obtain evidence to change other's minds. I want to change the Fear to Love by dealing with our brothers and sisters in Mindanao, regardless of their race, beliefs, culture and especially religion.