holidays/special days, life in the Philippines

Post-Holiday: The Gains and Bane of the Christmas Holidays

The Christmas holidays is a “season” in the Philippines. By “season” we Filipinos mean that we start feeling and preparing for Christmas from the first day of the -ber month. September! It is of no surprise when one hears a Christmas carol on the radio on a September 1, a very symbolic welcoming of the… Read More Post-Holiday: The Gains and Bane of the Christmas Holidays

iloilo, life in the Philippines, Philippine Women's Club / The 601 Habit

Visiting Brgy. Macalbang Elementary School in Concepcion, Iloilo

The typhoon that bagged the headlines of major international newspapers and news programs November of last year brought the Philippines to its knees. It was a major devastation, the effect of which was unthinkable! Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) destroyed cities, flattened out villages, separated families, orphaned children. For almost everyone in the affected areas, their lives… Read More Visiting Brgy. Macalbang Elementary School in Concepcion, Iloilo

iloilo, life in the Philippines, Philippine Women's Club / The 601 Habit, pinoys in korea

Searching for the Malangabang Fishermen

Original post was published at ABS-CBN GLobal-Filipino on January 13, 2014 titled How Pinays in Seoul Helped Fishermen In Iloilo Island. I am reposting with additional pictures: When our Seoul-based all-women group, The 601 Habit, decided to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, we had no concrete project in mind. It could probably just have… Read More Searching for the Malangabang Fishermen

current events, life in the Philippines, politics

30 Government Websites Hacked in Protest of the PDAF

As reported by GMA News, more than 30 government websites have been hacked. I checked some websites listed below and they can’t be accessed (as of August 26, 2:00am). You’ll see a message by “Anonymous Philippines” or “Pinoy Vendetta”. http://intranet.mirdc.dost.gov.ph/… http://www.philembassy-rome.net/ http://minalin.gov.ph/ http://noc.pnp.gov.ph/ http://www.osist.dost.gov.ph/ http://ntc.gov.ph/ http://mandaluyong.gov.ph/ http://cityofsanfernando.gov.ph/ http://www.cityofcabuyao.gov.ph/ http://scinet.dost.gov.ph/union/Downloads/op.html http://www.papt.org.ph/ http://www.pnppf.org.ph/ http://dpcr.pnp.gov.ph/ http://pro5.pnp.gov.ph/ http://www.socsksargen.da.gov.ph/webtmp/ http://tarlacpnp.com/index.html http://omb.gov.ph/… Read More 30 Government Websites Hacked in Protest of the PDAF