Tag Archives: Philippines

The Conflict with the South China Sea Ruling Explained

New York, N.Y. An international tribunal in The Hague has rebuked China over its behavior in the South China Sea and found no legal basis for Beijing’s vast claims to sovereignty over the waters. The tribunal also criticized China for damaging the environment of coral reefs and for not preventing its fishermen from killing protected species […]

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After Typhoon in Philippines, UNICEF Lauds ‘Tremendous’ Recovery

New York, N.Y.   On the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has commended the significant progress made in recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the Philippines, but remains concerned about the unmet needs of children and their families, some still living in temporary housing. According to the U.N. Children’s Fund […]

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Southeast Asian Opening for Asia Contemporary Art Week

New York, N.Y.  On view at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Chelsea, NYC: Cutting-edge work by emerging and established artists from Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Ten innovative artists use photography, video, painting and installation to articulate their experiences navigating the complex social, historical and political legacies of their respective communities. A catalog […]

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American Red Cross Offers Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief T-Shirt

Washington, D.C.  People and organizations all over the world are rising up to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. On Friday, November 8, 2013, this deadly typhoon tore through the country made up of more than 7,000 islands. Map showing areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: www.icrc.org. The Red Cross has been working […]

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United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

New York, N.Y.  Orphaned children–especially in poor countries–face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunity to obtain an education or training that would enable them to become independent, contributing members of their society. Many organizations work to offer hope. This fall, two groups are collaborating for the […]

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Eyewitness: New Dawn in Philippines thru PREDA Boys’ Home

Olongapo, Philippines. The Jeepney’s engine is roaring up the streets that tie up the hills of Olongapo.  I am commuting to the PREDA Boys’ Home – a Social and Human Development Center.  PREDA is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) that has been active in the Philippines for 38 years. The Boys’ Home, also known as Bukang Liwayway […]

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Connectivity Is Key To Social Change

New York, NY. Approaching my 24th trip to Haiti in 12 years, just before the first anniversary of the earthquake, I have decided to call Haiti home for a while. I am able to do so because I am connected – not only to the Web, but to so very many people in Haiti and […]

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Goodbye, Western Union? Overseas Remittances Now ATM to ATM

Cash remittances allow people living in cash-hungry countries to receive funds from friends and relatives in cash positive-countries. Before the earthquake in Haiti, Haitian’s sent home about 1.2 Billion Dollars annually to Haiti. This amount does not include what the Haitian people carry with them when traveling to Haiti nor does it include in the […]

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