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There were 1,000 guests from around the world.
Several years ago, my mother and I headed to Iloilo to visit some of the ultra-poor communities of the Philippines, families surviving on less than 25 pesos a day.It was part of the transformation program of International Care Ministries that has changed ...
 
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From sustainable pet accessories to compostable slippers, these are the brands that need to be on your radar.
Years ago, social enterprises were a novelty that simply piqued the interest of consumers. Nowadays, such cause-driven businesses are so prolific that it’s suddenly become the norm. This leaves consumers with a multitude of options, from well-established brands to promising newcomers. The ...
 
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The Gokongwei Brothers Foundation focuses on education in the fields of science and engineering.
Taipan John Gokongwei, Jr. visited the Laguna campus of De La Salle University this morning.The 92-year-old founder and chairman emeritus of JG Summit was there to tour the center he helped support through the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation.The John Gokongwei Innovation Center (JGIC), ...
 
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Our annual list of men and women who are devoted to changing the country through philanthropy.
The generosity of these givers are shaping a better world. Here's what these philanthropists are doing to make a difference in the lives of people.Erramon Aboitiz, the CEO and president of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, also heads the Aboitiz Foundation. The foundation focuses ...
 
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When it comes to sustainability and practicality, social enterprises perform better.
Charities and social enterprises have helped improve lives of millions of people. Both are anchored on humanity and compassion, but when it comes to sustainability and practicality, the latter trumps the former. Here is a list of reasons why.According to startup expert ...
 
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Beyond anything she had accomplished, Audrey Hepburn considered her humanitarian efforts as the greatest work of her career.
She was a superstar and fashion icon, but for Audrey Hepburn, these are all immaterial compared to discovering her true calling as a humanitarian worker.Here are some facts about Hepburn’s life as a humanitarian that may surprise you.Born in 1929 in Belgium, ...
 
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And how one cosmetic brand makes its mark by reducing plastic waste.
In 2015, an estimated 6.3 billion tons of plastic waste was generated, according to Science Magazine and BBC. Only nine percent of that plastic was recycled. A whopping 79 percent of that total amount went to landfills or the natural environment.In 2016, a ...
 
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'Tis the season to extend a helping hand.
Whether it’s the holiday season or not, giving back should always be part of your personal agenda. There are many ways, both big and small, to do that: taking a day to volunteer for a cause that you are passionate about, raising ...
 
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Twenty-three-year-old Earl Patrick Forlales won £50,000 for his ‘Cubo’ homes, a possible solution for Manila’s growing slum population.
With degrees in chemistry and material science engineering from Ateneo de Manila University, 23-year-old Earl Patrick Forlales created a concept for an affordable, easy-to-build modular housing solution called Cubo that uses bamboo as its main material. Through Cubo, he hopes to provide decent-sized, ...
 
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The founder of Bellas Artes Project believes in the growing potential of Manila's art scene.
It’s difficult not to be a little jealous of Jam Acuzar.Intelligent, beautiful, and down-to-earth, this agreeable young lady confidently exudes style and polish in the way that only the well-educated and well-meaning can. Not to mention, she was recently named one of ...
 
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Hong Kong's most generous givers gathered to give back to the Philippines' poorest families who are living on less than 50 U.S. cents a day.
Over 600 guests filled the vast banquet hall of the Hong Kong Convention Center for the annual Hong Kong gala hosted by International Care Ministries (ICM). Facing this sea of high-net-worth individuals were three beautiful girls, Jane, Nica, and Rizzel, each one ...
 
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Net proceeds from the play will benefit 14 different charities.
It’s rare to see an actor play the same role twice, decades apart.For Raymond (or “RS”) Francisco, it’s been 28 years since he last put on Song Liling’s silk kimono for the play M. Butterfly.The first time was in 1990, two years ...
 
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A share of this weekend's auction proceeds will go to the upcoming Red Charity Gala.
Now, much more than just a passion project, Casa de Memoria is a thriving business serving a high-end and rapidly growing niche market of art and antique enthusiasts.With five themed auctions a year, held in March, May, July, September, and November, and ...
 
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Globally, only 30 percent of the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and math are women.
The Philippines, according to recent reports, has roughly half the number of researchers it needs. The country has only 189 researchers for every 1,000,000 Filipinos, the lowest ratio in all of Southeast Asia.In a global economy where science and technology are the ...
 
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The nonprofit movement Mesa ni Misis is on a mission to introduce affordable and nutritious plant-based recipes one household at a time.
Juana Manahan Yupangco, the brains behind Mesa Ni Misis, is on a one-woman mission to debunk one of healthy eating’s greatest misconceptions—that it’s expensive.Eight years ago, Yupangco began to appreciate local produce. She found that the market prices of our own fruit and vegetables were ...
 
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This and other lessons on giving from Andrew Carnegie, the Father of Modern Philanthropy.
Almost a century after his death, Andrew Carnegie’s wealth still benefits the society he’s left behind. Through the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the fortune of the famed industrialist has been used in crucial endeavors, from the discovery of insulin to founding ...
 
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Vivian Talambiras-Cruz’s Nobel Prize is punctuated by the humanitarian efforts she’s been a part of since the awarding in 2005.
In 2005, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to its Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, for their work in demilitarizing nuclear technology.Filipino Vivian Talambiras-Cruz was a member of the IAEA for nearly 25 years, and like ...
 
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The program will help create jobs and develop skills of local residents.
Vice President Leni Robredo’s Angat Buhay, an anti-poverty program, marked its first anniversary earlier this month. Never one to sit still, Robredo celebrated the initiative’s milestone by launching Angat Buhay’s livelihood arm, Angat Kabuhayan. The Office of the Vice President’s newest program ...
 
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An extraordinary crop of young movers whose commitment to the cause of others sets them apart from the rest of their peers.
ALEX EDUQUEAt 23, she was the first Filipino to be recognized by Resource Alliance's Global Awards for Fundraising in Amsterdam, where Alex was named the world's Most Outstanding Volunteer for her involvement with Habitat for Humanity (HFH). Since turning 15, Alex has ...
 
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Often operating behind the scenes, generous art patrons are the unsung heroes of the country’s blooming cultural scene. Here, they share the spotlight with their talented wards.
LISA MACUJA ELIZALDEBefore establishing Ballet Manila in 1995, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s very first scholars were her family’s houseboy and the son of her mother’s manicurist, whom she taught on the front porch of her home. That has evolved quite drastically throughout ...
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