At times like this, people with privilege must step up to lift up those in the most marginalized and vulnerable situations. Queenie Pearl Tomaro discusses the vulnerability of Internally Displaced Persons living in the transitory sites in Sagonsongan, Lanao del Sur, the Philippines.
As a developing country with one of the highest cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia, relief operations in the Philippines are seen to be a lifesaving act to people in need. Unfortunately, some relief operations have been poorly allocated, abused by beneficiaries, and hindered by asymmetrical coordination between different actors. Primitivo III “Prime” Cabanes Ragandang explores.
Masy Solar is a humanitarian engineering project that aims to bring solar lights to the thousands of families who need it the most – poor and vulnerable households across rural communities in the Philippines. The grassroots organisation fosters community ownership of an inclusive solar energy program by empowering families, especially women and youths, with leadership and …