I spent two months in Metro Manila, the Philippines doing my journalism work with Rappler, a dynamic and energetic social online news organization owned by Maria Ressa.

Here are what I did at Rappler.

  • ‘Food safety critical to PH future’

    How often do you read what’s written on the packaging of the food you purchase?

    “Don’t just buy, you should read well,” said Dr Maria Victoria Pinion of the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at a Food Safety Forum held July 25 in Pasay City.

    The forum was part of the 2014 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) – the country’s biggest gathering of scientists, researchers, inventors, industry players, academics, students, and science and technology enthusiasts.

    More on: https://www.rappler.com/science-nature/life-health/64616-food-safety-philippines


  • Lessons from Quezon City’s flood drills

    When we don’t have training, seminars, or drills in our area, it’s very chaotic and unorganized during floods,” said Sta Lucia Barangay Captain William Bawag.

    Residents, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and local officials from Barangay Sta Lucia, Quezon City carried out a flood drill on July 30.

    Residents walked the streets of Quezon City early Wednesday morning, carrying clothes, cooking materials, and sleeping bags. They were headed to the evacuation center.

    Some parents carried their young children, while others held hands.

    More on: https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/64932-quezon-city-flood-drill


  • Flooded village? We have that in Cambodia, too

    We told them we want to make the voices from this community even louder, we want the world to hear them through social media. We especially want Filipinos to know and understand the situation and problems of their fellow Filipinos here in Artex.

    More on: https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/ispeak/70504-artex-flooded-village-cambodia

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