first set foot in the Philippines? For me it was January 1967. Was not suppose to go to the Philippines, had eng. problems enroute to Japan from Pleiku and diverted to Clark. Spent 4 hours on a taxiway apron watching the war planes going and coming. Then on to Japan to refuel and the long one back to Travis AFB and the world. The next time I set foot in the PI was Oct. 1987. Came here to marry a Dumaguete girl.