By: Andrew Buhl StaffCatholic missionaries from the Philippines are making the journey back home, and they are struggling to cope with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck the country in October.
With the recovery from the quake nearly complete, many are finding it difficult to find work, as they cannot find a place to live.
And with the growing number of orphaned children who are in desperate need of care, many families are struggling with how to help them get back to their homes.
“When I first started looking for jobs, I didn’t know what to do,” said Angel Garcia, a Filipina who has been a priest for five years.
“It was hard to find a job that offered me a job, and there was no one to take care of my kids.”
Garcia said that the Philippine government did not offer him a job during the disaster, and he had to apply for other jobs, which took him a year and a half.
Garcias was able to get a job at a restaurant in the city of Quezon City, but it was not enough to pay for his two children.
He also had to take out loans for his family, which meant that he could not provide food for his kids while he was away.
“The amount of money we have to pay back is more than we can pay back,” he said.
“There are no places for us to go and we can’t go to the hospital or other places that are not Catholic.
I’m very afraid that if I go back to my home country and stay there, my kids won’t be able to survive.”
Some Filipinos are also looking for work in other parts of the country, but they have to find jobs to be able get back home.
For the first time in decades, the Philippines is experiencing a significant decline in the number of people seeking employment, which is causing some job losses for many Filipinos.
“We are facing an unemployment crisis,” said Francisco Ramos, president of the National Employment Rights Commission, in a statement.
Ramos said that he has heard from several employers that they are looking for people with special skills to fill vacant positions.
The agency has also heard from businesses that have asked for help in finding new staff.
“The problem is not only the unemployment but also the lack of jobs,” Ramos said.
He said that many of the jobs being offered are in low-wage, low-skill industries that do not offer enough benefits.
“It is very important that we make sure that we get people back to work, but we have no choice,” Ramos added.
“If we can find a better way, it will help us in this situation.”
According to the Philippine National Commission on Human Rights, the number in poverty has risen to 20.8 million in 2017, up from 16.6 million in 2016.
The country has a population of about 5.7 million, and more than 10 percent of the population is below the poverty line.
The Philippine economy has been experiencing a severe recession, and its recovery has been slow.
Unemployment is also a major issue in the country.
The unemployment rate for workers aged 25 to 64 was 15.9 percent in 2017.
For Ramos, finding work in the Catholic church in Quezon city is not an option.
“I’m not able to go back.
I can’t afford to leave the city,” he added.
The Philippines is home to some of the poorest countries in the world, with more than a billion people living in extreme poverty.
It has been declared a country of extreme poverty by the United Nations and has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the Asia-Pacific region.