Posted on 2/19/2016 1:09 PM By SuperUser Account
We will be leaving Maasin today, driving back to Tacloben and then flying to Manila. This morning we will revisit the dumpsite. The people were embarrassed and afraid yesterday and would not come out of the shanties.
Posted on 2/16/2016 1:13 PM By SuperUser Account
We cannot stay at the dump very long as Pascal wants us to see another feeding site that he calls his soup kitchen. It is held in a gymnasium. A gym in the Philippines is not what you think of in America. It is basically a roof over a cement surface with a basketball hoop on both ends.
Posted on 2/12/2016 1:34 PM By SuperUser Account
Today we are at the RSM’s medical mission in Santa Cruz, Laguna Philippines. It’s about 2 hours South of Manila. If you look on a map, there is a three-fingered lake on the south side of Manila called Laguna. Santa Cruz is on the Southeast side of the 3rd finger. The weather is hot, sunny and pleasant.
Posted on 2/10/2016 1:38 PM By SuperUser Account
We departed Minneapolis St. Paul airport this morning February 9th at 11:34AM. The trip meter says that it will take 12 hours to get to Tokyo, Japan. There will be a three hour layover and then four to five more hours to get to Manila, Philippines. I always feel a little bit jipped on time when traveling West to get to the East. It will be the evening of the next day by the time we get to our destination.
Posted on 3/16/2015 1:41 PM By SuperUser Account
Today is Sunday. We headed out to another feeding site somewhere in the Manilla suburbs. I wasn’t expecting too much because I had already been to two dumps and was floored by the level of poverty and the living conditions both times. I didn’t think it could get any worse. I would be in for another surprise.
Posted on 3/14/2015 1:45 PM By SuperUser Account
At the first feeding site today the children are three to four years old. It is right next to a dump in Quezon. This is the largest dump in Manila and it is secured with armed guards to keep prying eyes out. Powerful people do not want outsiders broadcasting this little secret. It’s not good for tourism.
Posted on 3/13/2015 10:49 AM By SuperUser Account
Today we travel to a feeding site called Happy Land. It sounds like it should be a nice place to visit, doesn’t it? Well Happy Land is actually a dumpsite and it doesn’t look too happy to me. It is an earthly example of what hell must be like.