Your Turn: Queens Kids Talk About Climate Change

During two weeks in November 2013, people from all over the world met for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland. At the same time, some countries, like the Philippines, are already experiencing the devastating effects of climate...

Typhoon Bopha

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 10 Typhoon Bopha flattened fields and houses in Baganga in Davao Oriental. PHOTO: International Organization for Migration On December 4th Typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines. It started forming on November 25th, 2012 and according to Daniel...

Philippines Finally Passes Health Bill for Women

By LILY COOK, age 15 PHOTO: Facebook/RH Bill Portal After a decade-long struggle for women’s basic reproductive rights in the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino signed a reproductive health care bill to take effect in January 2013. The bill will ensure that...

A Story of Migration: Bilingual Essay

By KARYLL AINA BAOANAN Karyll, age 8, is from the Philippines. She now lives in Queens, New York. Karyll wrote this essay in Tagalog, her first language. She also speaks English. If you speak another language, practice it and don’t forget it. You’ll be glad you did! I...