A Matter of Trust

Isn’t it something that in this day and age, in the aftermath of the strongest typhoon in recorded history, people all over the world want to give toward relief efforts, but find it difficult to do so in a country like the Philippines, with the enormity of corruption in the government systems, and with fake…

Project Yakap: Hugs, Not Hogs

Written November 20, 2013 It started, as many things do these days, over social media. Our citizen advocates’ group against the pork barrel system in our nation, #ScrapPork Network, was chatting over facebook one morning. In the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda we’d taken a break from our anti-pork activities, and we were all helping with…

Looting in Leyte

photo credit: dailymail.co.uk Many are dismayed, yet many others justified the looting rampage that occurred in Tacloban, Leyte after Super Typhoon Yolanda. Let’s look carefully at what’s really behind the news that‘s affecting our whole country. What is the difference between the looting in Tacloban and the currently being investigated PDAF scam? In Tacloban you’ll…

Typhoon Yolanda: The Morning After

When we woke up the morning after November 8th , I don’t think many of us had an idea of how bad the devastation left by super typhoon Yolanda was. The pictures and film clips shown since then are heartbreaking, especially what happened in Leyte. One school used as an evacuation center for seniors and…