More than a year ago, the Philippines was hit by one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded, Typhoon Yolanda. One of the provinces that the typhoon directly hit was Tacloban. Tacloban is the province of my mom and most of our relatives still live there. The day before the typhoon was forecasted to make landfall, … Continue reading Yolanda

What Is Aid?

ActionAid, an international development organization that empowers the people to use their own abilities in the fight against poverty and injustice, defines aid ideally as the “aid [that] empowers [the poor] to realize their rights and reduce inequality” (12). This entails the support given by an organization or the government in providing jobs for unemployed … Continue reading What Is Aid?