Tag: food

Savory Sardines: Dipolog Specialties

Dipolog City, ICM’s Dipolog Base headquarters, is a small, laid back but an economically thriving city. It is the Bottled Sardines Capital of the Philippines. “Tuloy” (sardines) are abundant in the seas of Dipolog and are available the whole year round. It is a small, oily fish rich in vitamins and minerals and an excellent...
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Law-oy Soup Joy!

Once you set foot in Negros Island, you often hear about the people’s staple food, Law-oy. If you ask a tricycle driver or a peddler in the streets about what most people from Negros eat, no doubt they would all shout “Law-oy!” in unison. Law-oy is a simple but sumptuous soup served in most homes...
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Creating Your Own Container Garden

The idea of gardening is appealing to many. What’s not to love about saving money while growing your own food? Eating healthy is effortless when you have grown juicy tomatoes and leafy lettuce yourself. While gardening sounds tempting, not everyone has the luxury of enough land to start their own vegetable plot. Many of our...
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Healthy Gains

Dona, a housewife in Bacolod, became worried for her young son when he didn’t seem to be gaining the proper weight for his age. “When he was around 7-months-old, we noticed that he was really thin. His weight was really light, so light. We went for a check-up but felt like the doctor was in...
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With Your Help, Lolita Starts Again

  If you visit what’s left of the village where Lolita lives, you will find her scrounging through the debris of her former garden, looking for seeds to start again.  The water that swept over her village that fateful day in November washed away her entire life—her home, garden and her small vegetable shop. She...
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ICM Responds During Earthquake Crisis in Bohol

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines on Tuesday morning severely devastated the Island of Bohol, where one of our ICM Bases is located.  The ICM staff were at home enjoying their public holiday when the earthquake struck.  The ICM Bohol Base employs 54 staff who work with over 600 partner pastors, but with the majority of...
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The Story of Shaimie

At the age of three, little Shaimie weighed just 5.2 kg (11.4 lbs).  Barely more than skin and bones, she couldn’t sit up or stand, let alone walk.  Her mother Marlita longed to hear Shaimie call her “mama” but her severely malnourished condition had impaired her cognitive development and she hadn’t yet begun to talk....
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Partnering Together to Fight Poverty

ICM is able to reach more people in need because of our partnerships with other great NGO’s like ‘Feed My Starving Children.’ Recently, FMSC wrote a blog story about one of our recipients, Luz, who works in our Red Rope Cooperative. Not only has FMSC donated over 5 million free meals for ICM’s program participants...
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