Douglas Bakshian

Douglas Bakshian is a freelance journalist based in Manila.

Recent Articles

Suprising Progress in Teeming Manila

Online Extra: Many poor residents benefit from a creative enterprise between a family company and the government's water agency.

Imagine buying only enough water for one day and paying three to six times the price for something of questionable quality. This was a reality just a few years ago for poor residents of metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines with a population of 13 million. But for many in the city's eastern region that has changed, thanks to a creative enterprise between the Ayala family company and the government's water agency.