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Tsinoy Bangkabuhayan project for Samar: Rowing to a brighter future

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 27, no. 6 (August 19-September 8, 2014): 12. July was a month of community giving. Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran Inc., through its Tsinoy Bangkabuhayan Project, collaborated with Health Futures Foundation, Inc. to provide 100 motorized fiberglass pumpboats and 100 sets of fishing implements to 1,069 fisherfolk survivors of …

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Bangkabuhayan: Hits and misses

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 27, no. 6 (August 19-September 8, 2014): 11. July was a very busy month for Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran’s Bangkabuhayan project volunteers, with several turnovers of boats and fishing gear to fisherfolk in barangays affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last November. Further complications arose when the fiberglass boat …

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[LOOKING BACK] Kaisa at 27: A Tsinoy community’s vision, transformations

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 27, no. 6 (August 19-September 8, 2014): 10. It is with humility and gratitude that I and fellow Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran members celebrate the organization’s 27th year of existence. Kaisa continues to exist and stay relevant as a builder of bridges in the community and Philippine society, …

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Hope in a boat

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 27, no. 6 (August 19-September 8, 2014): 8-9. Help the fishermen fish, and the whole community eats. That is our guiding philosophy when Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran thought of our Bangkabuhayan Project to help fishermen recover their livelihood after it was swept away during Typhoon Yolanda’s (Haiyan) rampage …

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Shared destiny, building new bridges

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest 25, no. 4 (July 24-August 13, 2012): 14-15. Every leader envisions a future of a better Philippines. To help budding Chinese-Filipino leaders, Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran is organizing the Fourth Tsinoy National Convention, “Shared Destiny, Building New Bridges” together with PHILFLEX Philips Wire and Cable Co., Liwayway Marketing …

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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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