Why Philippines?

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Why the Philippines?

Philippines is composed of 7,107 islands, surrounded by water above, below, left, right, and through the country.  It was once a country of lush greens — virgin rain forests, rolling green hills, and of course our undisputed beautiful blue ocean and its marine life.

A country that went through its industrial age is now suffering the consequences of overdevelopment.  It played a part in the global warming that the whole world is now going through, and for the most part, the people are not aware of their role nor the effects.  Families and communities are losing home believing this is an act of God, and this is a natural part of life.

There is a large societal gap in the Philippines where the “rich” are able to keep their homes when it storms due their location and well designed homes, and those who live in the slums or villages outside the cities have no choice but to lose their homes and rebuild every year.  However, there are two things in common that people of all social class come together on: Our love for our country and our pride for our natural resources.

Future Research:

Part of this project is to understand how vulnerable Philippines really is to Climate Change — economically, culturally, and politically.

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