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The 71-KM coconut marchers and the forgotten small family farms

by Golda Hilario Yesterday, November 26, 2014 was the day when no less than the President had a straightforward conversation with 71 women and men coconut farmers from different coconut-growing regions in the Philippines, known as the 71-Kilos Magniniyog or

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Remembering Haiyan: “I am woman, hear me sing” (2 of 2)

Text and photos by Carol Bello Additional photos by Alex Cesista   Songwriting can become a creative release of stressful experiences and emotions. In Oxfam’s songwriting workshops in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Haiyan-affected women were able to compose songs that ranged

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Remembering Haiyan: Songs of healing (1 of 2)

by Carol Bello Valma Pagaran Colandog wrote from the heart. Tears ran down her cheeks as she sang and recalled the day when typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, made landfall last November 8, 2013. “Bumalik an ak gana ha

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Clean hands save lives!

Christoper Cabalhiw, a local volunteer working with Oxfam as a Public Health Promoter.  Here asking children questions about washing their hands.  Jerichol (6) is giving him an answer. Oxfam public health promotion activity with children aimed at encouraging children to understand why and how to wash their hands and use the latrines.

It’s there again. That up-beat tempo hits the airwaves while you are tightly squeezed inside the jeepney with fifteen other passengers.

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Time to act on food and climate justice

Three weeks from now, all eyes will be in New York City as the world’s heads of state, representatives of the private sector, and civil society will meet in a one-day climate summit hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki

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Humanitarian Heroes: Duoi Ampilan

by: Gabriela Luz Duoi Ampilan, a former educator turned humanitarian worker during the eruption of conflict in 2002 in Mindanao, is now a veteran of emergencies both here and abroad.  

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Humanitarian Heroes: Annie Dadulla

by: Daniel Ceeline Ramonal “Ano iton aton bubuhatun?” (What will we do?) That was the first thing that Annie Dadulla, 35, remembered asking her family and some neighbors who took refuge in her house in Sitio Alimasag, Barangay 88 minutes

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Talkback Thursday: A race against time

Text and Photos by Jane Beesley When Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as ‘Yolanda’, struck the central Philippines on 8 November 2013 more than 6,000 people died. The impact of the typhoon and the tsunami like storm surge left a further

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