Impressions from the life in the Philippines 

The days in the Philippines have passed quickly. Before going back to India now, let me share a few impressions from this country with its more than 7000 islands, impressive landscapes and colours, its people and challenges.        Related posts at a glance  Philippines – life and princesses at the dumpsite The sugarcane children…

Nightlife in Cebu – about homeless people, biscuits and condoms 

   It’s night. In the streets of Cebu  there is still a lot of traffic on the main streets, and huge promotional banners  underline in a strange manner the special character of a world where poverty, prostitution and human trafficking is “normal”.  We do a night walk with a priest in some “poor” parts and…

The Sugarcane children of Negros

  When we enter the classroom they are already  waiting. It’s Monday, a special and additional school day for the students who normally just come to school on Saturday. They are between 10 and 24 years old. They sit together, in one room. Some of them try to get the elementary school certificate, others are keen…

The Coca-Cola mystery

  “In the past people have always avoided this part of the island road. It’s a location with only a few houses. People say that something is magical here. When you pass along strange lights are visible here and there and no one knows what it is,” tells me one of the inhabitants of Bantayan,…