Philippines

Stories from Philippines

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Philippines.

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Daniel Tremblay Philippines

In 2015, I spent months traveling around the Philippines hearing incredible stories of community empowerment. 

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John Pabustan Peace Corps Response Philippines

The number 8 has been long considered a lucky number by the Chinese and other Asian cultures. As I end my year-long assignment with Peace Corps Response in the Philippines in Region 8, I cannot help but think how lucky I am to have lived and served in these parts of the country. 

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Tubig, nsuo, wata, water

It goes by different names: tubig, nsuo, wata. In my childhood home, the H2O flowing through our pipes was known best as water.

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Jerica Ward Philippines

Peace Corps prepared Jerica Ward for her career in international service – so much so that she will enter the Foreign Service in the fall of this year to begin her work as a U.S. diplomat.

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The Peace Corps is an opportunity to wear many hats and perform a number of roles in which you may or may not have experience. 

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Christopher E. Green Philippines

Since the first day of my Peace Corps Response journey, I’ve had to strip away everything I once thought I knew about serving abroad and start over. 

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Serving one last time in the Philippines

I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines from 1975 to 1977 and was hired by the Peace Corps to stay on after completing my service to assist in the training and orientation of new Volunteers upon their arrival in-country. I did that until April 1978, when I returned home to Wisconsin with my Filipina wife and our six-week-old son. 

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Jessica Miguel knew that the idea of becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer would not sit well with her parents. 

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My supervisor Ma’am Rita is an inspiration!

Roughly half of the world population is female. 

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Stories of change come from many sources... sometimes even from the person gathering them.

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