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Poverty still widespread despite the Philippines’ economic success

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

MANILA: Mr Marvin Mendiola has spent most of his life in Payatas, a village around 20 km north of the Philippine capital. The small and dark home he lives in used to house a small bakery, which provided a steady income for his family. 554 more words

Current Affairs

What To Do When You Are Facing Homelessness

This is a followup to my post How To Help Someone Facing Homelessness.

The events that ultimately result in homelessness are wide and varied. There are literally thousands (millions?) of stories behind the financial emergencies that ultimately result in homelessness. 1,578 more words

Human Rights

Pay Day

On pay day
I read poetry
listen to the crooning
tunes of decades past.
Find classic novels hidden
in dusty cabinets and
really relate.

Most days… 175 more words

Cara Demers: 10 things you should know

Fifteen or so weeks ago, I knew nothing about wealth and income inequality. Over the course of the semester, this class has looked at the continuing issue from all sides, giving us all a pretty vast knowledge of… 320 more words


Four - Photographer

Oh the woes of the short sighted photographer.  No focals, bi-focals, vari focals.  Specs, contact lenses, monocles.  We often have to contend with these hinderences.  Add to this a loose diopter wheel, stick focusing ring, and poor light, and a photographer can pull some strange faces trying to get that perfect sharp image.   31 more words


Wisdom for the Day

Sin fondly remembered is twice committed. jp

Compatibility is not a prerequisite to marriage, but an accomplishment of it.

Revival never happens without first the preaching of sin and repentance. 82 more words


Emergency Solutions Grants

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESGs) are used by local communities for emergency shelters, temporary rental assistance and other services that help families avoid homelessness; these grants face up to a 34 percent cut.