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Struggles and Successes

Romblon

Struggles and Successes

ABS-CBN Foundation | Jun 11, 2013

I am currently living happy and relax with my wife Noribi here in Barangay Pato-o, Odiongan, Romblon.

My image of South Cotabato

South Cotabato

My image of South Cotabato

ABS-CBN Foundation | Apr 15, 2013

More than half the population is Ilonggo (my roots). There is sweetness and genuine hospitality that prevails wherever I go. In fact I find Manila much more dangerous than South Cotabato. Driving from General Santos to South Cotabato , I was impressed by the road! I was told it was built by an American contractor. Wide and well built – I found it better than any of the highways in Manila.

BayaniJuan’s Paper Shell Collection

Metro Manila

BayaniJuan’s Paper Shell Collection

ABS-CBN Foundation | Apr 15, 2013

It is hard to believe that the beads used to create these items were handcrafted from pages of glossy magazines. The beads are beautiful and elegant, very similar to the Philippine seashells where they were patterned from. No, BayaniJuan is not a manufacturing company exporting Philippine handicrafts abroad. They are more than that. Located in Calauan, Laguna, BayaniJuan is a community composed of families that were relocated from informal settlements along Estero de Paco, those from Marikina and Pasig who lost their homes to typhoon Ondoy and those previously relocated by the National Housing Authority.