Day 15 – Nusa Dua Liz spoke with the activity coordinator for the President of the Philippines but her valiant efforts to speak with the president were thwarted by two impeccably dressed and physically intimidating security guards. Playing her ‘help me, I’m blond and cute’ role didn’t help her this time. That evening, there was … More Trying to meet the President.
We are so honored to think of how lucky we were when we met Lara, who has been providing us with beautiful Fair Trade gifts for years. She initially showed us how compassionate and hard working she was when we first met her. She had been injured in a motorcycle accident and didn’t have the … More Spending time in Bali with Lara and Spotting the President of the Philippines
Day 10 – Olongapo Philippines Just a short post today! Learn more about the PREDA Foundation: http://www.preda.org/en/ 4 hour bus ride from Quezon City to Olongapo where we had ate at a restuarant and called our next host to meet us. Olongapo is the busy town outside of the once sprawling Subic Bay Naval Base … More Meeting with the PREDA Foundation
Day 6 – Bacolod, Philippines We traveled for more than ten hours around the island today, visiting schools and churches in some of the poorest areas of the country. While visiting the first school, with colorful buildings and children walking about this picturesque scene, there was a group of about 100 students in assembly with … More Helping Children Go to School