Grace and Leni

By this time next week, the Philippines will have a new President and Vice President. While Rodrigo Duterte and Bong…

“Do As I Say, Not As I Do!”

At Roots of Health, we focus on helping women plan the number and spacing of their children, and we educate…

Let’s Talk About Rape

Before we begin, let’s be clear on meaning. Here is the definition of rape:   “Rape is a type of…

Something to Aspire To

Last weekend I traveled to Singapore for a new fellowship I’m participating in called the Swedish Institute Management Program Asia…

Palawan’s HIV Problem

Two weeks ago I attended a two-day workshop as part of Puerto Princesa City’s Local AIDS Council. Mayor Lucilo Bayron…

Fact or Fiction?

I was recently in a high school class in Puerto Princesa observing the Roots of Health teachers provide reproductive health…

Modern Contraception

My organization, Roots of Health provides free contraceptives to indigent women throughout Palawan. From chatting with friends in various sectors,…