The Philippines Praying For Time

As intrigue and chaos grow, can Cory be saved?

Life is a struggle for Milagros San Buenaventura. To feed her eleven children, she sells kalamansi, a bittersweet native lime, at market stalls in the city of Naga, 140 miles southeast of Manila. At night she prays hard, begging for protection against disasters that may strike at her, at her city, at her country. But the troubles keep coming closer. Two months ago rebels of the Communist New People's Army blew up four strategic bridges, severing rail lines between Naga and Manila. Soon after, the army escalated its war with the N.P.A., further disrupting the local economy. Then the market where...

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