Tag Archives: Philippine poverty

Celebrating the 4th of July with Filipino Amerasians: America’s Forgotten Children

I had one of the most memorable 4th of July celebrations of my life!  It was beyond the usual backyard barbecue of hotdogs and hamburgers and watching fireworks at Chicago’s lakefront. In 2011, I celebrated the holiday with Filipino Amerasians … Continue reading

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Amerasians: America’s Forgotten Children

Find out about the 50,000 Amerasians left behind by the former US military bases in the Philippines. These are America’s forgotten children, illegitimate children of American sailors and Filipina mothers. Continue reading

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Why I’m Doing This Work: A Personal Essay

Dale Asis presents his personal story on why his doing this work with the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide Continue reading

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Dora’s Sacrifice To Keep Sending Money Back Home

Dora, a caregiver in Israel, had to make extreme, personal sacrifices of working without a day off for 7 Months in order to keep sending money back home but at extreme, social costs. Continue reading

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Tucuma Residents Live in Poverty and Hope – Rebuilding their lives one ditch at a Time

Last February 2010, my friend Benjie Velasco invited me to visit the other side of Paranaque, Metro Manila. We visited a squatter area, Tucuma that sits right in the middle of a leafy, middle class suburb.   It was one … Continue reading

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