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...]

Walk The Talk

For those who survived the aftermath of Yolanda (known as Haiyan internationally), they walked. They walked kilometers of roads leading elsewhere. Anywhere far from where loved ones were snatched from them with a clean swipe of those cruel waves. It was painful for them to look back at the wreck, … [Read more...]

Why Not

Let’s acknowledge it. Women are weavers of the social fabric of our communities. Everyday, a woman surmounts incalculable challenges – preparing meals, breastfeeding a child, giving birth, laboring to put food on the table, nursing the sick, helping with the homework, dealing with the teenage … [Read more...]

What Next?

The biggest challenge that development workers are confronting seven months after Haiyan struck is finding durable solutions – durable in a sense that people reside in permanent shelters, that they have access to sustainable livelihood and education, that their rights to survival is not hampered by … [Read more...]