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Manila – History, Culture, and Religion

Hello to everyone back home! Magandang umaga (beautiful morning) here in the Philippines! Today our quest through the Philippines started with a tour of Fort Santiago. Walking through the gates of the Fort, our tour guide, Tim, led us along our journey to see the...

Last day in Bohol/ first day in Manila

7/17/16 Today we had our last meal at the Dao Diamond in Bohol before the plane ride to Manila. At breakfast, Dennis Drake told some of us about a sponsorship opportunity for deaf children in Manila. A monthly monetary contribution could send deaf children to the...

Welcome to the Eagle Nest

Good morning Buffalo. It’s Jamie here, coming to you here all the way from Manila. Today our group got to start the day off by touring the beautiful campus of the Ateneo de Manila University, where the semester students will be studying for the next five and...

Fins Up!

So we’ve been in Bohol about week now and we spent 9 hours in the beautiful waters of Bohol today. My roommates (Annie, Mary, Sam, and Kayla) and I woke up at 4:20 am to get ready for our event filled day. By 5 am, we were all ready to hang out with Dolphins,...

TGIF (and for Midwiferies)

Today started off rather laid back and more academic based as my room of 5 girls woke up later than we have this entire trip (6:45am), enjoyed breakfast at the hotel, and then read an assigned book for a couple hours that would later be discussed thoroughly. Around...

7/14/16 – Adventures in Bohol

Today our group definitely got a rich taste of the Filipino culture here in Bohol, with a jam-packed day full of traveling, sight seeing, and expanding our foreign food pallets. We first trekked northwards to visit the Bohol school of deaf, which was founded by an...

Dennis and Walter

Hey everyone! Today we spent time exploring our hotel and meeting some of the people that work here. We are staying at the Dao Diamond Hotel, which is operated for the benefit of impoverished and neglected deaf children on the Philippine Islands of Bohol and Leyte....