Tondo kids show mosquito repellent, battery-powered fan-lamp, coconut juice vendo machine in science fair

In the coastal community of Baseco in Tondo, Manila, utilities like electricity and water are not guaranteed luxuries. Children and adults are prone to skin rashes and other illnesses due to extreme heat, poor sanitation, and lack of ventilation and clean drinking water. Fortunately, there are young leaders in Baseco Compound who are quick to put their thinking caps on to address these problems. These … Continue reading Tondo kids show mosquito repellent, battery-powered fan-lamp, coconut juice vendo machine in science fair

Childhood dreams come true

Childhood dreams come true

By Joseph L. Garcia, Reporter

The smell of sweat and the collective breath of about a hundred or so cheering fans seemed to waft from my screen as I watched YouTube clips of Philippine Wrestling Revolution’s Wrevolution X, held last April in Pasig. Wrestler Jake de Leon, also called The Señorito, in a shirt that said “Bacolod Bred” and a black robe, went up to the ring against Billy Suede, with long flowing locks and a leather jacket. Mr. De Leon grappled with Suede, winning the match while the crowd chanted “JDL! JDL!”

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