Human Interest Stories

An out-of-school youth’s journey of Discovery

Joshua Labra was only 16 years old when he decided to quit school and work instead to support his four younger sisters in their education. Living off only with the income from his mother who worked part-time as a laundry woman and his stepfather who worked as a jeepney driver, Joshua knew, being the eldest,…

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A gang leader turned peacemaker

He looked at the sky, trying to count the times he has been involved in a trouble: “It has been more than one hundred times,” he said. Bensar Tan was only 13 years old, on his first few months as a high school student, when he was recruited in a gang. As a sign of…

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