Philippines

IT Tender Responds to Extreme Crises

February 12, 2018

IT Tender, an ER partner serving in three impoverished communities in suburban Manila, had a busy year in 2017. In fact, its work vividly illustrated the very idea behind the words “Extreme Response.” One of those communities, Napacor, was reduced to rubble from a fire. (Pictured at right are before and after images.) Each 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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Jericho Goes Back to School

May 18, 2015

Sponsorship Program Rescues Filipino Youngster from a Life of Begging on the Streets In the suburbs just south of Manila, Philippines, lies Napacor, a community of shanties with no electricity or running water. Ironically, Napacor is built around an electricity tower and is named for the power company that owns it. ER partner IT Tender […]

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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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