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Filipino fishers face exploitation by vessel owners and recruitment agencies
by Geela Garcia - December 8, 2022 - 6:00pm
Rene hasn’t been home for several years, due to the exploitative working conditions he faced in Ireland which left him undocumented. His working permission elapsed once he “ran away from the boat&rd...
‘I felt the punch land’: Human trafficking of overseas fishermen in Ireland
by Geela Garcia - December 8, 2022 - 12:16pm
Irish justice system 'failing' Filipino fishing workers who report exploitation
Davao City waste-to-energy project to fuel climate change, groups warn
by Geela Garcia - May 15, 2022 - 12:56pm
Davao City generates around 900 tons of garbage per day, and waste pickers like Romero find a living by recycling the dumpsite’s overflowing waste. 
Contraceptive use up but responsibility for family planning still mostly on women
by Geela Garcia - March 13, 2022 - 1:00pm
"I took the initiative to get an implant because my husband doesn't like using condoms," said Paunil. 
Along the path of MRT-7, tension over land use and food security
by Geela Garcia - February 10, 2022 - 12:49pm
Redo Peña, a farmer and a member of Tungkong Mangga Upland Farmers Association Inc, recalled that families started to settle in the area in 1945.
From plastic waste to plushies: Payatas residents survive by recycling
by Geela Garcia - November 24, 2021 - 7:52pm
"This is a very clear example that it's the low-income communities, vulnerable communities that find ways to manage this waste," Zero Waste campaigner Marian Ledesma said.
Powering Tacloban's poor: Making renewable energy relatable and within reach
by Geela Garcia - November 8, 2021 - 9:09am
For the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, it is undeniable that the shift to clean energy is urgent and necessary to avoid deadly typhoons such as Yolanda in the future.
'Yolanda' survivors juggle safety and need for livelihood, services
by Geela Garcia - November 8, 2021 - 8:00am
Eight years after 'Yolanda' survivors still face issues on resettlement as well as lack of livelihood and access to running water and electricity.
For people in provinces near Manila, inclusion in 'NCR Plus' more a minus
by Geela Garcia - August 24, 2021 - 5:12pm
Oriel resides in Cainta, less than an hour away from the National Capital Region, yet still hasn't received an update on when he will get to be vaccinated.
To pedal is to navigate to a better world
by Geela Garcia - May 7, 2021 - 9:38am
The influx of bikers in the country was a result of government-imposed curfews and of limited public transportation.
How the poor are active contributors in sustaining community pantries
by Geela Garcia - April 19, 2021 - 11:56am
"Stories on the community pantry focused so much on how it’s like an individual act alone, but in reality...it is community work," Non explained.
San Roque residents cook up community kitchens during wait for 'ayuda'
by Geela Garcia - April 6, 2021 - 9:18pm
Residents started to volunteer in the kitchen on April 1, exactly a year since the first Kusinang Bayan began. 
Urban poor community turns demolished homes into food security gardens
by Geela Garcia - March 24, 2021 - 6:21pm
"We have to feed our people, but we don’t have the budget to fund community kitchens, so we thought of planting our food to start. Pantawid lang sa sikmura (Just to fill our stomachs)."
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