Turning Ash into Lemonade

The Taal volcano in the Philippines has destroyed homes, but it hasn’t destroyed hope. Ash that has fallen on a nearby town is being turned into bricks that will help its neighbors rebuild.  The mayor of Binan has inspired the residents of his town to collect the fallen ash, bag it and send it to […]

ASEAN Deal Approaches

In 2020, Southeast Asian countries are set to sign a trade deal that would cover 1/3 of the world’s gross domestic product. What is ASEAN?  The Association of South East Asian Nations was formed in 1967 to promote economic growth, peace and cooperation between members, amongst other goals.  Current member States include Brueni, Cambodia, Indonesia, […]

Summer Reading List Additions from the Philippines

Summer holidays always seem the best time to do a little pleasure reading.  Book Riot has created a list of essential books by Filipino authors to add to the list. INSURRECTO BY GINA APOSTOL               AMERICA IS IN THE HEART BY CARLOS BULOSAN               DEKADA […]