Their lesson that day was about the water cycle—an appropriate subject, I thought, given how many of the slum’s narrow alleyways were still partly flooded from the previous night’s rains.
Educational aid projects like this one are common enough in the Philippines, where more than 26 million people live in poverty.
That’s what happened to the community of General Mac Arthur, in the Philippines, and its fate holds a lesson for coastal communities around the world.
The United States was among the first foreign nations to move in to help the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan's devastation.
Delivering in one of the world's most crowded maternity wards may be miserable, but the birth control these women can access afterward makes it worth it to them.
Maybe, they say, they won't have to come back, or at least so soon.
More than 80 percent of Filipinos self-identify as Catholic, with most of the rest belonging to a variety of other Christian denominations, according to the 2015 Philippine Statistical Yearbook. Less than 0.1 percent of the population say they have “no religion.”HAPI volunteers believe that challenging religion is a necessary prerequisite for developing Filipino society and ending its stark economic inequality.“Advancement comes through science, technology, and social justice,” Ferrer said.
“The country has a lot of potential—people just need to change their minds.
A group of children sat around her on a cracked basketball court, taking shelter from the fierce midday sun in a gazebo that had been erected as a makeshift classroom.Preying on the Predators Colorado detective Mike Harris works overtime tracking online pedophiles.He says one piece of equipment gives him a high success rate.The killing of Kian Delos Santos last week triggered rare protests against Duterte's controversial but popular campaign to eradicate drugs, and a call for "accountability" from the US ambassador.Amidst a state-sanctioned drug war that has stoked fear and silenced dissent, the Catholic Church is emerging as possibly the only institution strong enough to stand up to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.