By Alex Rey Pal
For over a week, a group of craftsmen worked feverishly, huddled in a corner of the Integrated Bus Terminal in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. After days of measuring, cutting, sanding, varnishing and fitting, Bayawanons caught a glimpse of their finished product: A bamboo-framed bicycle. Is it strong? Is it safe? These were among the common questions asked by curious [...]
Take your pick from two of nature’s wonders in Kabankalan City—waterfalls that spray a smoky mist or an ecology park nestled beneath a canopy of trees that offers a view of southern Negros Occidental province and beyond.
By Joey A. Gabieta
Social worker Evelyn Mae Maceda trembles in panic whenever she hears news of a coming typhoon. Even a drizzle will agitate her 1-year-old son, Khyrone Breve.
By Carine M. Asutilla
When French-Hungarian Lehel Racz built his mud house in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu province, it was perfect for a tropical country like the Philippines. “You have to have a house that has a lower temperature inside, without the use of an air-conditioning unit,” said Racz, who has been visiting the country frequently for the past six years. Inside his house in Barangay [...]
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Salvacion Medalla and her two children have finally left the on-campus “tent city” that provided temporary shelter for them and other survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” for almost five months. They moved to a government-built bunkhouse unit in Barangay Gogo, 3.5 kilometers from the town proper, but there was hardly any feeling of excitement from them. [...]