This past Saturday, the Hope For Haiyan group went to the local soup kitchen and volunteered serving the homeless. It was a very interesting experience because it showed us how many people are actually in need of food and shelter in our city. Everyone we met there was extremely nice and thankful. Many of them thanked us for volunteering and told us we were doing a good job. This made me feel like I was truly giving back to the community and helping others is always a great feeling.
Elsa recently posted a blog on TravelPod about how far she’s come, and I’d say we can say the same. Hope For Haiyan has raised awareness about survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, raised a good amount of money to send to the Philippines, and even volunteered at local charities like St. Vincent DePaul. Hope For Haiyan has a bright past and an even brighter future. I look forward to seeing what our group can accomplish in the coming years, good job Hope For Haiyan!
The Philippines is Asia’s “Dive Capital.” Some of the best sights for diving are only in the Philippines! Whether you’re just looking for some amazing sights, or if you’re a diving pro, it’d be an amazing experience to dive in this exotic country! You could see the many species of coral, in fact the largest variety in the world! Not only are there many kinds of coral, but there are dozens of species of fish to see! There are many other things you’ve yet to experience, but those you’ll have to see for yourself!
Technology can be used for Good Purpose!!
When category 5 Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in 2013 a technology tool called OpenStreetMap was used to help workers understand the characteristics of the land in the Philippines. Recently, in Nepal with the 7.8 earthquake many people are finding and helping those in need with these kinds of technology tools.
Some tools that Facebook and Google have developed to locate missing people in places around the world where natural disasters have happened are useful. Google has a new tool called PersonFinder and Facebook has SafetyCheck. Some of these new tools have just been launched to help those in Nepal who have been hit by a 7.8 earthquake.
I think that these kinds of tools are very helpful to people who are searching for missing people who are hungry and hurt. These types of technology are good ways to be very helpful to other people who need help!
Read more: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-04/27/facebook-google-nepal-earthquake-emergency-response
Did you know…. Horse racing has been around in the Philippines since 1867. With the KY Derby just around the corner I was curious if they had this type of sport in the Philippines.
The sport of Horse Racing has become very popular over the years. The Philippine Horse Racing Industry traces back in history more that one hundred years ago! This was considered a social event and gathering of Filipino, Spanish and English families of Manilla. The Horse Racing Industry is a big part of the Philippine society. In fact, now people are having the benefits financially and economically. As well, it creates jobs for the less fortunate.
I think this is really interesting how they have Horse Racing in the Philippines. I was extremely surprised on how popular it is and how many people participate in betting and in preparing everything for these huge racing events. I also thought it was interesting how it is not much different from the KY Derby at all.
I would love to experience Filipino Horse Racing!