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The Karambola Project: 45

Night is longer than day for those who DREAM. And day is longer than night for those who make their DREAMS come true…

Photo taken: Tacloban City, PH


For the love of disasters

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t love the disaster itself, the devastation it causes nor the loss of life.  What I love is the opportunity to SERVE others in their time of need.  98 more words

2004 FL Hurricanes

Miyara Patisserie: Delightful Desserts

For this dessert feature in Tacloban City, I went to give Miyara Patisserie’s creations a second try (their shop is located in Burgos Street).  I tasted their desserts months ago and found them to be slightly sweeter than I would like my cupcakes to be.  259 more words


FootBall For Life

Aside from the lush mountains, purple sunsets, an army of waterfalls, exotic beaches, warm Visayan hospitality and delectable local cuisine, the other incentive to my trip down south was the opportunity to meet the team and the kids behind #FootballForLife, a project from an NGO called #Fundlife, and is supported by UNICEF. 474 more words


Column: The most important papal visit

Published on January 6, 2015.

The most consequential papal journey of the year will not be to Sri Lanka or even to the Philippines next week, although Pope Francis’ second visit to Asia is important indeed. 943 more words

Newsstand: Column

Australian Aid and Catholic Relief Services join efforts to build back safer communities

Palo, Leyte, July 28, 2015 – The work of rebuilding back better and more resilient communities continue months after super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Philippines. 349 more words