Philippines

Filipino student reading a book (Leoncio Rodaje/USAID Philippines)

Filipinos can safely study in ‘alternative learning sites’

Unable to attend school because of instability caused by conflict, Filipino children learn at alternative sites with help from a U.S.-backed program.
Man welding (Leoncio M. Rodaje for USAID)

Welding is this Filipino’s answer to recurring violence

A U.S.-backed program offers job training for young people in the Philippines who live in areas with high rates of poverty and violence.
Diver at reef (Steve de Neef)

Diving into conservation made her a leader — and a ‘mermaid’

Having seen the beauty of marine life, and ocean pollution, diver Anna Oposa realized that the sea needs protection, so she started Save Philippine Seas.
Sea turtle swimming by coral (© National Geographic Creative/Mauricio Handler)

The South China Sea: Why it matters

The South China Sea is among the most beautiful places on Earth. Overfishing, dredging and land reclamation are threatening its future.
People planting trees in a vacant urban lot (Courtesy of TI Philippines)

The company planting a green future in the Philippines

TI Philippines embraces sustainable practices for its manufacturing facility — from recycling to developing an environmental education program.