The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

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Poverty and Society

Biñan City, Philippines. Photo by Pablo Pereyra (2015)

It was 2015 when I traveled to the Philippines to help facilitate a training class on emergency medicine and risk reduction during natural disasters. A part of me had a colonialist idiosyncrasy worldview with the mentality to travel halfway around the world to help the poor. Part of me wanted to visit a place where I believed people were happy. To that time, I had yet to meet an unhappy Philippino. The ones I met…

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