Category Archives: Politics & Community

Gawad Kalinga: Building Dreams

Gawad Kalinga: Building Dreams By Carlo De La Cruz Note: Originally published in Balikbayan Magazine in the February – March 2010 Issue. Gawad Kalinga (GK) is a Philippine based NGO that strives to create homes and sustainable shelters for the poorest of

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Gawad Kalinga: Building Dreams

Gawad Kalinga: Building Dreams By Carlo De La Cruz Note: Originally published in Balikbayan Magazine in the February – March 2010 Issue. Gawad Kalinga (GK) is a Philippine based NGO that strives to create homes and sustainable shelters for the poorest of

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Census: Asian Undercount Would Mean Billions of Dollars Lost for California

Re-posting a video featuring footage from one of the Census 2010 workshops I conducted for the South East Asian community as part of the ‘Count Me In Campaign’ for the 2010 Census. Originally posted by New America Media California lost

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Census: Asian Undercount Would Mean Billions of Dollars Lost for California

Re-posting a video featuring footage from one of the Census 2010 workshops I conducted for the South East Asian community as part of the ‘Count Me In Campaign’ for the 2010 Census. Originally posted by New America Media California lost

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AAPIs Needed for California’s New Redistricting Commission

Note: Originally posted on APAs for Progress.  This article has been re-posted with the permission of the authors. Every ten years, we draw new district maps for Congress, the California legislature, county boards of supervisors, and city councils. These maps show the

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AAPIs Needed for California’s New Redistricting Commission

Note: Originally posted on APAs for Progress.  This article has been re-posted with the permission of the authors. Every ten years, we draw new district maps for Congress, the California legislature, county boards of supervisors, and city councils. These maps show the

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Sep 24th, 2009 UC Berkeley Walk Out

We have to change the language of the university from an economic exchange into the language of public good.  This is a million voices crying out.

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Sep 24th, 2009 UC Berkeley Walk Out

We have to change the language of the university from an economic exchange into the language of public good.  This is a million voices crying out.

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departing gk

After our last site visit we stayed in Naga city at the regional GK office. From there we took day trips to the nearby GK sites, many of which were some of the first GK sites we visited at the

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departing gk

After our last site visit we stayed in Naga city at the regional GK office. From there we took day trips to the nearby GK sites, many of which were some of the first GK sites we visited at the

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GK Libmanan

Simply one of the most beautiful communities I’ve ever seen, interacted with, been a part of–if even for only one week. Camarines Sur’s Governor LRay Villafuerte funded the creation of two bed & breakfast units, to be turned over to

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GK Libmanan

Simply one of the most beautiful communities I’ve ever seen, interacted with, been a part of–if even for only one week. Camarines Sur’s Governor LRay Villafuerte funded the creation of two bed & breakfast units, to be turned over to

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Ocampo Site

After Bongliw our next GK site was Ocampo. Ocampo is the largest GK village in CamSur, a 5 hector plot contained 143 houses, a sibol school, community house, model house, office. With 143+ families living in the village, the total

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Ocampo Site

After Bongliw our next GK site was Ocampo. Ocampo is the largest GK village in CamSur, a 5 hector plot contained 143 houses, a sibol school, community house, model house, office. With 143+ families living in the village, the total

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