“Buhay pa tayo”:Campbell’s last blog post before she died

Posted on April 19, 2007


Julia Campbell body was finally found after she was reportedly missing since April 8.Campbell according to the report, climbed alone in Banaue Ifugao(Rice Terraces) and allegedly  kidnapped and killed by rebels in the area. Here is her last blog entry entitled “Buhay pa tayo”posted last January 13,2007.


One of the most familiar phrases people say here when you ask them how they are is “Eto” (here) or “Buhay pa” (still alive). Never has it had more meaning than in recent weeks here as we recover from one of the worst typhoons to hit the Philippines in decades.

I have written much in my blog lately – mostly because I’ve been busy, sometimes because I just don’t know what to say anymore. When Typhoon Reming struck us on Nov. 30, 2006, hitting Legaspi (my new home) dead center, we all experienced a brush with serious injury, if not death. For a few minutes there, as the flood waters rushed inside my little apartment on Marquez Street, I wondered, ‘Is this the way it’s going to be?’ I’ll drown right here inside my tiny apartment far away from my family and friends? Thankfully the water stopped rising at my waist and the pressure was off. Read this entry

You can read also  messages of condolence on her blog

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