ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya launches “Gusto Kong Mag-Aral”, gives 100K school bags to students

More than 100,000 students from Luzon to Mindanao will be given school bags and school supplies through the “Gusto Kong Mag-Aral” project of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya – Operation Sagip, with the help of donors who want to help the country’s youth have a better learning experience this school year. ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya-Operation Sagip director Jun Dungo said the project targets elementary school students in the entire country, particularly those from areas in poverty and frequented by calamities. “ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya’s compassion and service for the …

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Advocacy Group Encourages the Youth for their First HIV Test

(Mandaluyong City). With 30 Filipinos being diagnosed with HIV every day, LoveYourself, Inc. will hold a free, fast and confidential HIV screening day for the Youth on 28 May 2017 (10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.) at Victoria Court, Malate dubbed as “Let’s TestMNL.” Let’s TestMNL specifically targets the Youth sector following the rate of HIV infection in this population, but nonetheless, all are invited, to register at this link: go.loveyourself.ph/testmnl to join the event. “We are aggressive in bringing this free, fast and confidential HIV testing to …

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Remote schools in Camarines Norte now have access to multimedia learning via Knowledge Channel

More than 2,000 students and almost 100 teachers in remote areas of Camarines Norte now have access to the innovative teaching and learning materials available on Knowledge Channel, as Rotary International, the Rotary Foundation, and Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) continue to pursue their 100 for 100 The Knowledge Channel Project, an outreach initiative that seeks to bring the renowned foundation’s modern and DepEd K-12 curriculum-based teaching tools to 100 schools nationwide. The public schools supervised by the Jose Panganiban West and East districts of …

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ABS-CBN, DOLE partner to help Pinoys find jobs

Kapamilya viewers will now be able to check job opportunities on their televisions as ABS-CBN TVplus channel CineMo! and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) signed a partnership for the airing of job listings. CineMo! started broadcasting the said listings after the showing of every movie, aptly, on Labor Day, May 1. The partnership, which will be in effect for two years, was sealed by ABS-CBN’s Business Development head Luis Paolo Pineda, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, and CineMo! channel head Mark Anthony Awiten. …

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Project Red Ribbon releases its ad campaign videos about HIV and AIDS for the Philippine International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2017

Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation, Inc. has started releasing its HIV and AIDS Ad Campaign Videos which started on May 1, 2017 and will end on May 21, 2017 on various social media channels and will be distributed to the Department of Health (DOH) offices, HIV testing facilities, local government units and non-government organization partners, companies, LGBTQI organizations, faith-based organizations, school and universities and HIV and AIDS Treatment Hub facilities. This video series is the foundation’s educational campaign to raise awareness for the Philippine …

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Mr. Gay World 2017: “It doesn’t stop with just one HIV Test”

(Mandaluyong City, Philippines). Staunch advocate of LGBTQI rights, John F. Raspado just brought pride not only to the community but to the entire country for bagging the title Mr. Gay World 2017 on 10 May in Madrid, Spain– the first Southeast Asian to win the pageant. Armed with passion to modernize the perspective of the society on the LGBTQI community, Raspado is one of the ambassadors of LoveYourself, Inc., the leading advocacy group on HIV Testing and Treatment in the country that focuses on raising …

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Smart encourages millennials to have #TimeForMom

As a millennial, we keep up with the hustle and bustle of the city. Our daily routine involves getting up and battling with the rush hour to get to our day jobs, doing loads of work in the office, partying at night and going home dead tired. Amidst all of those, we sometimes forget that our mothers at home is constantly thinking of us. “Nakauwi ka na ba?” “Nasaan ka ngayon?” These are the common messages we receive from them. There are times we intentionally …

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Coca-Cola STAR program gathers 1,000 women entrepreneurs in Cebu

Manila, May 5, 2017 ­– The economic empowerment program of Coca-Cola Philippines for women micro-entrepreneurs is one of the most responsive and inclusive advocacies in the Asia Pacific region. To date, the Coca-Cola Sari-sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program has impacted the lives of more than 80,000 women. “The STAR Program in the Philippines is a model program on how Coca-Cola can create a more direct and positive contribution to the development of the communities where we are present,” said John Murphy, …

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Pia Wurtzbach, newest ambassador of UN AIDS

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is now the newest goodwill ambassador of Joint United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The beauty queen, herself, shared the good news to her fans through her Instagram account. At the photo she posted, Pia can be seen beside Steve Kraus, the UNAIDS director for Asia Pacific. She captioned the photo: “Finally its official! I will be working with UNAIDS as their Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific. To help raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and see the end of …

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Alden Richards surprises an elderly in the hospital on her 97th birthday

It started out with an open letter addressed to Kapuso star Alden Richards from Rafael Vicente Calinisan’s post in Facebook. Calinisan shared that his beloved grandmother, Catalina L. de Ramos, who he calls “Nana”, will turn 97 years old on her birthday, April 30. Sadly, a few hours before her birthday, she got rushed to the hospital due to her blood pressure that shot up to 200. According to the grandchild, his “Nana” loves watching her favorite star, Alden on TV. Surprise visitor As a birthday …

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