Too Many Photos of Philippines Children
You are saying,
"Find a decent street kid program."
I do not know one Filipino person I trust.
I only know one Expat.
Maybe talk to JD in Buguio, he is an American who is good, he is the only person I know in this country that is ok.
I think this is generally a waste of time, better to try to directly and help one person, but I do feel, if you give them money, they will never stop begging.
"want to believe there is something/someone decent doing a little."
Andy doe NOT want to study this, I go and try to visit any office I find by accident, Niger, West Africa is full of office signs, the signs are everywhere, the office is never open.
It is like looking for a Peace Corp Volunteer in the Village they was assigned too, they for some reason are on a trip to another place, this is normal.
I think the Catholic Church is good.
I think Red Cross is ok.
Maybe the Islamic Red Cross thing.
Missionaries are NO.
Everyone has a poster child without the real child, this is a big business, I have been traveling years longer than you have been reading.
Batangas, Sabang, Mindoro or Puerto Galera Philippines popular places with the Expats or foreighners here. So far the only city I have ever went to in the Phlippines without a big girl-for-rent business is Baguio. I am positive the girls-for-rent are in Puerto Galeras.
I found a Hotel called Julings that MAYBE has WIFI, but still not positive, I think rooms rent for 600 Peso, and sounds great. I called, rooms are not available to October 7, and I am not too excited to wait or find another city in the Philippines where the number one attraction is women dancing. I am going to try my Globe Tattoo internet access today, if it works, I can go anywhere the expats do not like, this would be great.
They have four rooms. Two below and two above. Cooking facilities. Nice verandas to read and surf the net. No need for aircon. Fan is always enough with the fresh air from the sea. The downside is that the place is a bit touristy so I suggest an upstairs room to get away from (people) beach and selling
09196 402040. It's called Julings place
and pronounced with a H as you would expect.