Archive for January, 2014

YPDR Month #1

Fellow YPDR co-founder showing off our operations – I missed the limelight, was up in DPRK for New Year’s, but now back in the Philippines.

The YPDR team has been on Bantayan Island for 28 days doing what most said was impossible. We have shown ourselves and the world a new way of responding to a crisis like this. Our methods and work ethic have not gone unnoticed. I am pleased to announce that as of to day YPDR has been asked to partner with one of the largest NGOs in the world. They will provide large scale funding, equipment, supplies, personal and resources to our team. We will systematically rebuild new schools, homes, a much needed waste management program, and public latrines while rebuilding an economy focused on ecotourism.

This has been one of the the proudest moments of my life. I want to thank the entire YPDR team, including our donors and people back home raising awareness of what we are doing.

Now we get to help rebuild and island and the lives of 150,000 of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of working for!!!!!

As I now work in a Philippines disaster zone with limited internet, I will be stepping back from my DPRK activities. Please direct all inquiries to