It was 1991 when a closely divided Philippine government ordered U.S. forces to leave the naval base in Subic Bay, a sprawling facility that had been used by Americans for decades. The Philippines and the U.S. militaries have interacted since, but only recently began discussing the possibility of again basing U.S. forces in the southeastern Asia nation.
CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) -- Even if God streaked a rainbow as a sign that never again will He bring a deluge upon his creation, man should treat every impending storm as if it is capable of wiping a piece of land from the face of the earth.
Make a generous donation but beware of scams and bogus solicitations. More important: Practice due diligence to make sure that your donations are making a real and direct impact on the devastated lives of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philppines.
My eyes reddened as I looked at the picture – a grieving father carrying his lifeless six-year-old daughter to the morgue in Tacloban City, a morgue that I could imagine wouldn’t even be able to accommodate the young girl, with hundreds already inside and hundreds more lying on the streets covered with newspaper, blanket, banana leaves and whatever the residents could get.
CHICAGO (jGLi/FAXX) -- The Philippines has been buffeted by typhoons, earthquakes, volcano eruptions and other calamities over the last hundreds of years. But it was only in 1992 when the government of President Fidel V. Ramos institutionalized the acceptance of international donations.
Here is a story that will gladden the hearts of all who care about children, abhor child abuse and are willing to speak out for human rights. It’s a story of a child’s courageous struggle against all odds.
It is no secret that the Philippines has retained a culture of political corruption. In the last three decades, two presidents have been ousted from power. From cheating, murder, corruption, it is a tragic fact that most Filipinos believe their own government cannot be trusted.
While surfing the cable channels one Saturday afternoon, I chanced upon Karen Davila’s interview with 60-year-old singer Freddie Aguilar about his romantic relationship with a 16-year-old girl.
You often hear the saying, “A friend in need is a friend indeed,” but seldom do you find a friend when you needed him most. This was put to a test when Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as “Yolanda”) struck Central Visayas creating a 25-foot tidal wave.
Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year-old Pakistani girl who defied the Taliban’s ban on girls’ education and was shot in the head but survived, has been granted the European Human Rights Award.