Typhoon Yolanda survivors stitch life back up again

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Survivors of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) have started rebuilding their lives. With the help of concerned groups, they sew functional bags for livelihood. It may have been the worst blow that happened to their lives. But once again, Filipinos show the world how resilient they are! Survivors of super typhoon Yolanda that hit Eastern Visayas …

Courage: keeping Yolanda children survivors afloat


When you buy a Compassion bag, you give a multi-functional school bag to a typhoon child survivor. Survivors of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which hit the Eastern Visayas part of the Philippines, are determined to get back on their feet again.  With the assistance of compatriots and leading bag makers in the country, they start …

Impact of slander: what is your responsibility?


It is unfortunate how we could be so tactless at times, unleashing words that can hurt - or worse, destroy - other people. Religious, political, cultural, and social bigotry are often the issues why we tend to be biased against other groups that don't belong to our own.  The tragedy that happened in Bohol and Cebu …

After Yolanda: it’s time to rebuild


After the storm has gone, it's time to get back up again.  Life must go on.  The Filipino spirit of resiliency must work. November 8, 2013 is the day of horror for many Filipinos as super typhoon Yolanda (internationally known as Haiyan) ravaged through the Visayas region in central Philippines, leaving behind thousands dead, numerous wounded, …

Lazi Convent: a national landmark on Siquijor Island


Siquijor Island may be a tiny place, but it is rich in natural wonders as well as in structures of historical and architectural value.  For one, it is home to the largest and oldest convent in Asia. The Lazi Convent on the southern edge of Siquijor island is recognized as one of the historical landmarks …