April 12, 2020

Bruce in the Philippines,Nothing has changed!

Paz, my $20 a week maid, Pacita, 78, and has advancing Parkinson's, her daughter Bambi, 47, Bambi's daughter Jennilynn, 21, and her baby, 20 months, and of course, my associate, Baby, 8. Oh! By the way, Jennilynn, a semi professional cat burglar - THIEF , was stabbed last month by her ..
April 12, 2020

My associate and I plus rescued cat

My associate has informed me that she is 9 not 8. Her mother is back in the hospital with more respiratory issues. I have been supporting her remaining 2 brothers, of an undetermined age, but less than 15. While the girl eats with me, I buy a barbecued chicken ($4.50) and take it to the family shack for the boys. I left .
April 12, 2020

Poor family’s house in Samar

This is how a poor family lives. 7+ kids, from 9 to 23 or so. Mother can't really remember. Only the 3 youngest remain, including my associate, at 9. The older kids are all gone to bigger city areas to work where the average daily pay is $10. Monthly it averages out to between $80 to $120 a month.
November 25, 2017

A Philippine horse and an old friend.

The pics are of a horse with bot fly worm issues and an 8 year old girl with a double cleft lip I had repaired several years ago… but the palate was not repaired. Took me 3 years and still the mother avoided any surgery […]
November 25, 2017

Mercedes, the mildly retarded girl update.

It took me some walking and hill climbing and talking to people who thought they knew about where Mercedes lived, but I was not able to find her myself. A local man up on the hillside said he knew her and her ‘husband’ and was […]
November 20, 2017

Back in Samar November 2017

Back into the same routine again.
November 20, 2017

November 2017 Update

Princess birthday yesterday, dentist today, 2 teeth extracted, $16!, chocolate marshmallow pizza, hearing aid for the deaf boy and the cat’s first attempt at solid food.
October 11, 2016

New Toilet for school

Recently a teacher from a poor(er) school (grades 1-5) came and asked for assistance in providing a CR (toilet) for the kids. Seems that there were far too many kids and not enough CRs to accommodate those little butts…. The charity had help provide school […]
June 21, 2016

Donation from Nova University School

The charity received a $500 donation from Nova University School in Davie Florida. It is a high school that has a WIND program which means World In Distress. The students managed to get together $500 and I sent it to Catbalogan to the charity people […]