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Exploring Mystical Christianity at Mt. Banahaw

Hey everyone! Today we explored a barangay, which can be thought of as a large neighborhood and community, at the beautiful Mt. Banahaw. This impressive mountain is about two and a half hours outside of Manila (with no traffic) and it was refreshing to be in such a...

7/22/16 – Health Care in the Philippines

It was an early start to the day and we had already found ourselves stuck in the overwhelming traffic of the city of Manila. For those of you that don’t know about Manila, it’s about the 2/3 the size of Manhattan but about double the population. And so its not unusual...

New Beginnings at New Bilibid Prison

Hello everyone, Today was possibly the best day yet! For we were all able to go to the largest jail in all the Philipines that houses approximately 43% of all of the male prisoners. Yesterday we had a brief orientation given by a very lovely women by the name of...

Poverty, Theology and Health

Good morning everyone! Today was possibly the most academic day so far, we had three lectures today starting at 8 am. The first lecture really brought the country’s socioeconomic status into reality. The lecture was titled “The Economic of Poverty” and a professor of...

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...