Yes, Typhoon Yolanda has clouded our silver lining momentarily – claiming thousands of lives in the southern part of the country and grimly costing our economy an estimated US$15 billion. The UN projects 11 million people have been affected by Haiyan. Recovery will undeniably be a long, arduous climb.
It may take months, maybe even years, to rebuild the businesses and infrastructures destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda. Jobs will come at a slower pace. Lives will take quite some time to normalize.
Despite that, with a computer connected to the Internet, Filipinos anywhere in the country can quickly earn money and begin rebuilding their lives by taking jobs readily available online.
Read more here.
I can't believe the year is almost over. I'm pretty sure though a lot of people are saying the same thing. Where did the days go? Weren't we just welcoming 2013?
We’re holding a donation dropoff and garage sale on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Gazebo area of Villa Kalayaan Village, Taguig. (Here’s a map.)
For donations, please bring canned goods (pull tabs or easy-tear packaging); biscuits; oral rehydration salts; a kilo of rice; sanitary napkins; rubbing alcohol; vitamins; soap; bottled water; flashlights (dynamo flashlights); batteries; candles; matches; banig/mats; tarps (for shelter).
You can also donate money for things like IVs and IV meds, body bags, and syringes for medical missions.
And bring items to sell at the garage sale! Things you don’t need but other people will love. We encourage people to donate the proceeds of their sales afterwards.
You can post the items you’re selling, and their prices, on this page.
All proceeds will go to the Cartwheel Foundation, Inc. which will distribute everything to the typhoon Yolanda survivors. Bring your friends, music, donations, and good vibes.
HELLO, MY NAME IS EVAN TAN.
I'm a writer and communications professional based in Manila, Philippines. Outside of my regular job, I like to travel, work out, volunteer, watch movies and plays, go to art galleries/ fairs and museums, read books, and eat vegetarian food.
More about me here.