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Farming for life

There is a green jewel deep in the heart of Bulacan province, in Angat town. An arch stretches above a country road. Beside it a large sign announces the traveler is approaching GK Enchanted Farm. On May 17, 2015, I joined members of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran to visit this community. It is unlike anything …

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Unforgettable Ilocos Norte

Ed’s note: On the eve of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran’s 29th birthday, the author reflects on her relationship with the organization and about her fieldwork in the Philippines. This highlights a lesser-known facet of Kaisa’s work in promoting better understanding of the Philippines and Filipinos among China’s students. Last April to July, I spent a …

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Palawan’s dilemma: Sustainability and community participation

Ed’s note: On the eve of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran’s 29th birthday, the author reflects on his relationship with the organization and about his fieldwork in the Philippines. This highlights a lesser-known facet of Kaisa’s work in promoting better understanding of the Philippines and Filipinos among China’s students. In 1987, the United Nations World Commission …

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The Philippine Studies Program of Peking University and Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran: Historical ties

Ed’s note: On the eve of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran’s 29th birthday, the author reflects on his relationship with the organization and about his fieldwork in the Philippines. This highlights a lesser-known facet of Kaisa’s work in promoting better understanding of the Philippines and Filipinos among China’s students. This year marks Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran’s …

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All hands on deck

In the midst of negative news about the disasters that struck the Philippines, Filipinos, the Tsinoy community foremost among them, were quick to come to the aid of their suffering brothers. The tradition of giving financial assistance and relief goods to victims of calamities is always enthusiastically and swiftly observed. The lobby of Kaisa Heritage …

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Reaching out

What does “giving” mean? I asked myself. The mental image of two hands comes to mind, with one hand reaching out to another. The difference between the two is that the first hand can be seen full while the second is empty. Surely, we can quickly relate to the hand that best describes us. I …

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Kaisa sends relief to Benguet families displaced by typhoon Ompong

Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran sent two teams to give relief and aid to several remote barangays in Benguet province from Oct. 9 to 21. The first team was funded by Disaster Relief Fund, Government of HKSAR People’s Republic of China through The Amity Foundation (中國香港特區政府賑災基金 愛德基金會救援行動). About 2,300 relief packs each worth an average of …

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Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran highlights of 2017

Kaisa at 31 continues to undertake its regular activities like the weekly medicine assistance to patients at the Philippine General Hospital, the fortnightly Tulay, weekly Yong Hap, meetings, conferences, forum, outreach and networking with mainstream and Tsinoy organizations. However, the highlight of Kaisa’s activities continues to revolve around Bahay Tsinoy. We had more than 23,000 …

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