Philippines, Society

June 12th: Independence Day in the Philippines

Today is the National Independence Day in the Philippines. Each year on the 12th of June Filipinos remember and celebrate the Declaration of Independence from Spain in 1898. But first, let’s go back in time and learn more about Philippines’ history. The islands were discovered by Europeans during the circumnavigation of the globe conducted by …

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News, Philippines

Poverty increases during lockdown

Almost three months have passed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic which in Italy, as in the Philippines, caused many deaths. Specifically, out of 12.942 confirmed cases, filipino victims are 837. The most affected group are people over 60 years old (around 68%). According to the Department of Health 89 % of all confirmed …

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Hygiene, Opere, Philippines, Projects

Architectural guidelines to fight COVID-19

MASS Design group is a team of architects, engineers and designers who advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. Based on their previous learnings on infection control, they issued some guidelines in this time of pandemic, when many communities around the world are responding to the quick escalation of COVID-19 by building temporary …

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#inclusion, Philippines

Coronavirus and human rights in the Philippines

The first case of COVID-19 in the Philippines was reported on 30 January 2020. It was by a Chinese woman. Since then, the virus spread rapidly and today there have been around 6000 confirmed cases, out of which around 400 deaths. There may be more sick people under home quarantine. The red area is in …

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News, Philippines, Uncategorized

The Taal Volcano awakens: what is going on

Taal Volcano is located on the island of Luzon, about 100 km south of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and is the second most active volcano in the country. After months of seismic inactivity, since last Sunday it has been erupting, emitting not only smoke and ashes but also lava flows. This led the …

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Children, Hygiene, Philippines, Projects

19th of November: World Toilet Day 2019, Leaving no one behind

“A Toilet is not just a Toilet. It’s a life-saver, dignity-protector and opportunity-maker.” This day reminds us of the importance of achieving SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. A toilet ensures sanitation and sanitation is a human right. Still, 4.2 billion people in the world live …

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News, Philippines

Kito Onlus for indigenous people in Mindoro

60% of Mindoro Island is inhabited by indigenous people. Mangyan is the general term to refer to the eight indigenous tribes present on the island: the Mangyan population in the Philippines is over 100.000. People of these indigenous tribes are extremely impoverished and live in condition of strong social marginalization, further aggravated after they have …

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Hygiene, News, Philippines

A new project to guarantee the basic hygiene to Filipino children!

62.5% of people around the world don’t have access to safe sanitation and according to Save the Children 4.5 billion people live without a safe toilet. In the view of these, among the sustainable development’s goals it was included ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Kito Onlus is trying to …

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Financial analysis, News, Philippines

Funds raised and budget allocation in 2018

This year too Kito Onlus wants to share with its supporters and donors the 2018 financial analysis to clearly evaluate our work, showing how funds were raised and how the budget was allocated. 28,097 € were raised in 2018, of which 75% was the OPM-Valdese Church’s contribution, while the remaining 25% was raised from private …

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annual report, events, News, Padua, Philippines

Annual Report 2018 – Kito Onlus’ activities!

2018 was for Kito Onlus a year of consolidation and expansion. As the report at the link shows, the Association reached great achievements this year, concluding already started projects and starting new ones. In 2018 the reconstruction of the elementary school in Banilad was concluded. The building, consisting of 3 classrooms for 200 sqm, is …

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