Young Geniuses

Aid workers are not only known as extensive travellers, they are also known for their creativity when the situation calls for it. Emergencies require it in order to come up with the craziest ideas; most especially when one does not have immediate access on the right resources and a natural disaster … [Read more...]

Tatang Constancio: The Survivor

About 4 months ago, I submitted an article to Oxfam Blogs about  Tatang Constancio, a 79-year old farmer who was one of the recipients of the Cash for Asset Recovery project in Dulag, Leyte. In the course of the Haiyan tragedy, Tatang Constancio helplessly watched the super typhoon devastate the … [Read more...]

How Are You, Tacloban?

I had a long conversation with a close friend last week. Like most of my volunteer friends, she was one of the aid workers based in Tacloban who were continually fighting a good fight to rebuild one of the Philippines’ former fastest growing cities. She said that they were celebrating because it has … [Read more...]