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Exodus 11

Fortunately the terminus was also base to local buses and minivans heading towards Tacloban. We quickly found one and jumped aboard. The driver wanted eight-hundred pesos, which for the two of us was four times what it should have been. 421 more words

Where's Brady?

As Christians, if we aren’t in over our heads we are swimming in the wrong ocean.”

                                                                      -Brady Rose

Pastor Brady will be spending the next two months on an island several hours away from the large Philippine city, Tacloban. 143 more words

(beat) Enchanted Gazebo

Dear KS,

I saw this lone gazebo in the field. I had to. I had to leave that crowd. They were so busy chatting and preparing for the show (or maybe with the… 40 more words


Typhoon Haiyan: The Strongest to Ever Hit Land

The Philippines is a country consisting of over 7,000 islands and is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. The Philippines is use to experiencing typhoons, but Haiyan in 2013 was the strongest ever to hit land, killing at at least 6,300 people. 219 more words

Climate Change

cbholganza reblogged this on charly's blog and commented:

So much have been said about the heartbreaking devastation and pain brought by Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines more than a year ago. Reading this and watching the video (yes, please watch the video) brought back haunting memories of those difficult and desperate times. But it also reminded me of the poignant episodes of humanity when our global community got together to lend us a helping hand. We at Habitat Philippines continue to soldier on in our efforts to provide adequate shelter for the victims, and it is my hope that this article rekindle that desire to help among the well-intentioned peoples of the world. haiyan

A life well lived

A letter to Kristel Mae “Mhai” Padasas.

This article appeared at Young Blood in the Opinion section of Philippine Daily Inquirer on February 1, 2015. 15 more words


I still call Australia home

If you’re an Aussie you’ve all seen the Qantas add with the song that goes…

“I’m always traveling, I love being free

And so I keep leaving the sun and the sea…

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Touched by the Nazarene, Blessed by the Pope

I had the privilege to cover two religious events in our predominantly Catholic country – the Feast of the Black Nazarene, and a week after that, the state and apostolic visit of Pope Francis in Tacloban, which saw much destruction in the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan). 3,643 more words