Livelihood Opportunities and Poverty Alleviation…Oh Lord!

Three consecutive posts about Compostela Valley, Philippines. First of a happier time a few weeks back. I even posted that picture happy picture as my facebook profile photo. It seems climate change is indeed a reality but over and over again in a year we keep on hearing the news of dead bodies being recovered …

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Accepting the Risks of a Hazardous Situation

44 dead in Compostela Valley town. Less than a month ago with my guides, we passed by the town of New Bataan in Compostela Valley Province, Philippines.  First comment was the town was experiencing progress. Roads are being concreted and travel was easy. The province was known for limited infrastructure and undeniably small scale illegal …

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