Browsing All posts tagged under »Philippines«

The Philippines says, “Thank you.”

February 10, 2014

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The Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) released billboards in different cities all over the world to show gratitude for the international aid the country received when super typhoon Haiyan hit the country about 3 months ago (read here and here). The DOT also created and released a video with the same message. Thank you, world.

The Philippines Needs Us

October 16, 2013

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On September 09, 2013, Zamboanga City, Philippines was attacked by rebels said to be members of a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front. The rebels allegedly took more than 100 people hostage and used them as human shields. The gunfight lasted for about three weeks. Houses were burned, neighborhoods were destroyed, and lives were lost. […]

Project Banig Zamboanga: Alternative Education for Underprivileged Filipino Children

April 22, 2013

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A woven mat (banig in Tagalog) has never been as powerful an object until a group of storytellers in the small, southern Philippine city of Zamboanga decided to use it as a tool for children and storytellers to come together and explore worlds through creativity and learning. Project Banig Zamboanga (PBZ) is a group of young adults […]

Blood Donation Education: Especially Essential in a Dengue-Inflicted Country

April 14, 2013

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A couple of weeks ago, one of my friends in Manila, Philippines needed blood donors for a sick relative. Today, another friend needed blood donors for a friend inflicted with Dengue. According to the World Health Organization, Dengue is a disease transmitted through the bite of a specific mosquito that is infected with the virus. […]

Bopha

December 17, 2012

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In a previous post, I wrote about childhood trauma in the children who survived the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. I’d like to address the children in the Philippines who have also experienced a potentially traumatizing event, which came in the form of a typhoon. Some people may have noticed that the Philippines has been hit by […]

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