Manila

A Life Changed by Love

September 15, 2017

Mackie Custodio leads Youth Mobilization, an ER partner in Makati City, a suburb of Manila. Below is his account of a transformed life that speaks to the power of investing in people with love and encouragement. Stephanie Dua was only 11 years old when she started coming to our Love Impact outreach. She was one of […]

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Accreditation Boosts Kid’s Home Impact

December 9, 2016

Since opening almost three years ago, Extreme Response Asia’s Manila Children’s Home (MCH) has provided exceptional care for neglected and abandoned boys. Late last year the MCH has achieved a new level of accreditation that will allow it to serve these vulnerable youngsters even more effectively. MCH Executive Director John Basiwa (pictured at right) and […]

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Safe “Nightlife” Trumps Risky Street Life for Filipino Boy

February 12, 2016

By John Coffey IT Tender Director William, an 11-year old boy living in a squatter community in the Manila suburb of Putatan, initially came to IT Tender through a nutrition program called Food For Life. One day, William stopped attending Food For Life and instead began spending time with a gang of older youth. Karin […]

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A Big Brother in Any Language

October 17, 2015

By Allen Allnoch Manila, Philippines is a long way from Fair Oaks, California, and the Tagalog language common to Manila is, well, quite foreign to an American like Jason Chappell. Jason only recently arrived from Fair Oaks as a new staffer at ER’s Manila Children Home, but he’s already learned one important term. “The main […]

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A Complex Land Made Simple Through Compassion

July 29, 2015

ER Director of Women’s Advocacy Kelly McClelland just returned from a trip to the Philippines to visit our ER Asia staff, including Regional Director Joshua Benevidez and his wife Anne. Kelly shares some of the impact she experienced. By Kelly McClelland Last week, I spent a day with several women living in deep poverty. For […]

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Changing Fear into Confidence

March 24, 2015

Thanks to Youth Mobilization’s Loving Approach, a Once-Fearful 5-Year-Old Has Blossomed into a Star Student Youth Mobilization (Youth Mob), an ER partner near Manila, Philippines, helps further the education of children through its Abot Pag-ibig (Reach Out with Love) program. Ramil is one such student whose life is being changed by the program. Youth Mob […]

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