Philippines http://wrkf.org en Catholics In Philippines Turn To Church To Cope With Typhoon http://wrkf.org/post/catholics-philippines-turn-church-cope-typhoon Across the ravaged center of the Philippines on Sunday, people flocked to Mass, often in churches that had been severely damaged or destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan.<p>In many villages in Leyte province, the only structures that survived the storm were churches. Spires and statues of angels look out over fields of smashed houses and twisted typhoon debris.<p>In Tacloban, the typhoon ripped the roof off the once-stately Santo Nino Catholic Church. There's still mud in among the pews, and one of the large stained-glass windows hangs precariously from its frame above the congregation. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:31:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 18953 at http://wrkf.org Catholics In Philippines Turn To Church To Cope With Typhoon Can The Philippines Save Itself From Typhoons? http://wrkf.org/post/can-philippines-save-itself-typhoons <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/16/world/asia/philippines-typhoon/index.html?iref=allsearch" target="_blank">For the third year in a row</a>, the Philippines has been hit by a major storm claiming more than 1,000 lives, and the death toll from Haiyan, one of the worst on record, could climb to 10,000.<p>With thousands of islands in the warm waters of the Pacific, the Philippines is destined to face the wrath of angry tropical storms year after year.<p>So what can a poor, densely populated country do to mitigate the huge loss of life and the massive destruction?<p>Here are some of the chall Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:57:00 +0000 editor 18705 at http://wrkf.org Can The Philippines Save Itself From Typhoons? To Care For U.S. Kids, Filipinas Leave Their Own Behind http://wrkf.org/post/care-us-kids-filipinas-leave-their-own-behind Few American mothers could fathom a situation that would force them to leave their country in order to put food in their children's bellies, clothes on their backs and send them to school. This is the reality for many Filipina women, who cross oceans in search of jobs that pay enough to provide for their families back home.<p>The Philippines is known worldwide for sending its citizens overseas to work, and a recent study has shown the country consistently deploys more women than men. Sat, 17 Aug 2013 10:02:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 14888 at http://wrkf.org To Care For U.S. Kids, Filipinas Leave Their Own Behind Philippine Government Has History of Greasing Wheels For Overseas Workers http://wrkf.org/post/philippine-government-has-history-greasing-wheels-overseas-workers <p>Every issue has two sides and despite having a robust culture in the Philippines for over 40 years, the issue of OFW -- overseas Filipino workers -- is no exception.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:37:09 +0000 Ashley Westerman 12685 at http://wrkf.org Philippine Government Has History of Greasing Wheels For Overseas Workers 'OFW': In the Philippines, Working Overseas is Big http://wrkf.org/post/ofw-philippines-working-overseas-big <p>In the Philippines, if you&#39;re <em>not</em> an OFW -- Overseas Filipino Worker -- it&#39;s like you&#39;re missing out. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:05:36 +0000 Ashley Westerman 12522 at http://wrkf.org 'OFW': In the Philippines, Working Overseas is Big The Philippines: The World's Employment Agency http://wrkf.org/post/philippines-worlds-employment-agency <p>As you may remember, an explosion on an oil rig about 20 miles off the coast of Louisiana killed three Filipino nationals and injured a handful of others in November. The incident put Filipino guest worker programs under intense scrutiny by the <a href="http://www.wwltv.com/pipeline-to-the-platform/Pipeline-to-the-Platform-Special-211485221.html">local media</a> and <a href="http://j4gisfilipinoworkers.wordpress.com/">advocacy groups</a>.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:44:18 +0000 Ashley Westerman 12213 at http://wrkf.org The Philippines: The World's Employment Agency