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Posts Tagged "Manila"

School in The Philippines in progress

School in The Philippines in progress

The Philippine school year 2016-2017 started on  June 13. Millions of school children are back in the classroom. The said school year is comprised of 54 days for the first quarter, 48 days for the second quarter, another 48 days for the third quarter, and 52 days for the fourth quarter. It will officially end on April 7, 2017. This…

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15 years since trash slide in Manila

15 years since trash slide in Manila

Today marks 15 years since the devastating trash slide in Manila, the Philippines. More than 250 died and hundreds got injured. Many are still missing. July in 2000 had very poor weather in the Philippines. Typhoons Kirogi and Kai-Tak passed over the main island Luzon and had major impact on the people and infrastructure. The heavy rain shower were never…

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World Water Day

World Water Day

The United Nations’ (UN) World Water Day is held on March 22 each year. Events are organized on or around this day to increase people’s awareness of water’s importance in environment, agriculture, health and trade. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 22, 1992, declaring March 22 to be the World Day for Water each year. Countries were…

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Success stories from the Philippines

Success stories from the Philippines

This entry is the last in the series this week about Star of Hope and their work in The Philippines. Thanks to Gani and his family in Manila for being perfect hosts since my first visit in 1997. I hope to be back in the near future in Philippines. For now when concentrate on Star of Hope Philippines work. Over…

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Star of Hope Pre-school Crame, Philippines

Star of Hope Pre-school Crame, Philippines

After the success start with the school in Taytay in 1987, Star of Hope followed up with the start of a preschool in Crame in 1990. The small but nice and roomy preschool is popular with the kids and their parents in this poor neighborhood.  The preschool has around 80 children studying for the primary school, and this kids fight…

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Rugby boys

Rugby boys

Rugby Boys” are often seen in the streets of Metro Manila. They are street children snorting “Rugby” a brand of contact cement or glue and other aromatic solvents to moderate hunger and other issues. “Rugby Boys” are also called “Solvent Boys”. And of course, even girls do the sniffing in the streets. The chemical is placed in a plastic bag…

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Poverty in The Philippines on the rise

Poverty in The Philippines on the rise

The Philippines is the rising tiger economy of Asia. But only the rich people are going up and up. The poor falling behind again. The Philippines, with a 7.8 percent expansion of gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2013, has the fastest-growing economy in East Asia, surpassing even China’s. The country has a red-hot stock market, a strong…

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More water

More water

Around the world millions of people lack access to safe drinking water. They spend hours fetching water from wells, streams and other sources. They walk for miles on steep narrow paths. And very often the water they bring home is not even clean… Every morning children are late to school bringing water to their homes, maybe they even know they…

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Child Labour in the Philippines

Child Labour in the Philippines

According to a new report the Philippines struggles to curb child labour. More than half of the country’s five million child workers do so under hazardous conditions. For example they work on garbage dumps, in charcoal factories and in sugarcane fields. But now the government says its new policies will be able to eliminate child labour by 2016. Sorry to…

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A lot of stuff

A lot of stuff

The hard work continues. Working on some heart griping pictures from the Philippines among other things. But there will hopefully also be some good stuff coming out from that. Also making some videos for various clients which is lot of work but also fun. A picture from Taytay, Rizal just outside Manila, Philippines. Been playing a bit with black and…

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Busy

Busy

I have been busy with various projects here and there. I left Manila about a week ago, and since then been trying to catch up on different things. I have also tried out some new hardware and software. More on that soon! Some mixed pics that I have in the pipeline right now.

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Manila

Manila

Yesterday in a meeting with San Juan, Metro Manila mayor. Interesting meetinga and a great lady!

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Manila smog 2012

Manila smog 2012

I have been to Manila in the Philippines many times. Metro Manila or National Capital Region has some 14 million people living here spread over 17 cities and towns. I always know it was polluted and the smog is bad for you. According to the United Nations, Manila is one of the world’s five most polluted cities, with an estimated…

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The coast

The coast

Yesterday we went to the east coast of Luzon, the largest island of the Philippines. It was hard work as usual, and it was really intersting to see how well these rural kids understand the situation in their local area nd also the Philippines. I’m really impressed. Now I’m back in Manila for a few days. A picture from the…

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Philippines

Philippines

The first couple of days have been rather busy as always here in Manila, Philippines. The team I work with here is always super organized and helpful. It will take weeks to pull all together once I leave. But that is a good sign. Some pictures from this week.

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