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With volunteers as driving force, Angat Buhay shows how to help those in need

Leni Robredo went live on Facebook last Oct. 29 to thank all the volunteers who quickly came to the aid of the families whose lives were harshly buffeted by Severe Tropical Storm “Paeng” (international name: “Nalgae”), and to appeal for more help. Speaking from Harvard Kennedy School in Massachusetts in the United States where she...


From fish vendor to town mayor

I was in Dolores, Eastern Samar, a few weeks ago and had a chance to take a photo of the new mayor of the third-class municipality (annual income: P15-20 million) facing the Pacific Ocean, on a billboard near the port. The story of Rodrigo “Onoy” Rivera, 62, a fish vendor who became mayor, is one...