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These are my -isms as an expat, traveller, lifelong learner, journalist, communication and marketing professional and society observer.

Jimmy’s Cambodian dream

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank “What is your name? How many brothers and sisters do you have?’’ the kids asked in unison as we stepped into the premises of Jimmy's Village ...
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13-year-old former streetchild wins International Children’s Peace Prize

In recognition for his work for Filipino street children, 13-year-old Kesz Valdez was awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize today at the Hall of Knights in The Hague, The Netherlands. Former Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu...
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Desmond Tutu praises 13-year-old Pinoy peace awardee for giving voice to street children

Where you are should not determine what you become. Well done, Kesz, well done - Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Int'l Children's Peace Prize awardee Kesz Valdez
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Filipino teener in Holland walks for orphans in The Philippines

15-year-old Filipino teener Kyle Baleva is walking for the fourth time to help orphaned Filipino children back home. He is traversing the cities of Elst, Wijchen, Groesbeek and Cuijk in the western part of the Netherlands through the Four-Day Nijme...
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Wilhelm Geertman remembered through memorial service

There was an outpour of emotions as family, friends, former colleagues and comrades of Willem Geertman filled the Old Catholic Church on Ruysdaelstraat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His comrades were in black and red, organizing Filipinos donned Fil...
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