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KFC adds hope to over 60, 000 school kids in war-torn Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – Continuing its global commitment to ending hunger, KFC Philippines through its Add Hope initiative donated PHP6, 798,811.61 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The money raised will fund WFP’s School Meals Program, which provides hot, nutritious lunch meals to thousands of children from conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, enabling them to perform better in school. Every child deserves a chance for a better tomorrow. Don’t let hunger stop them from making their dreams come true. Take part in adding hope to …

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ABS-CBN starts airing PH Anti-Drug Advocacy

ABS-CBN has started airing their own version of Anti-Drug Advocacy initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte. The 1-minute-ad shows Kapamilya teen stars Sharlene San Pedro, Bailey May, Alexa Ilacad, Nash Aguas, Miles Ocampo, Kristel Fulgar, Ylona Garcia and Jairus Aquino calling to say no to drugs. Our President Rodrigo Duterte spoke at the end of the ad saying, “Iwasan mo ang droga. ‘Wag mong subukan. Masisira ang buhay mo at sa huli, ang bayan mo.” Press statement on ABS-CBN’s anti-drug advocacy ads.…

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Brother Philippines renew commitment to Inigan Elementary students

For the students of Inigan Elementary School in Rodriguez, Rizal, education is worth crossing a river for. Every day, they make the perilous journey across the river to get to their poorly equipped classrooms to fulfill their dreams of a brighter future. The young girls and boys of Inigan Elementary have been a constant source of inspiration for Brother Philippines. The business and home tech solutions company has been at the side of the students and the school since 2012, donating school supplies and equipment …

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The red tap stand is like an oasis in a desert – a source of refreshment for most villagers that are benefitting from the Agos ram pump. Most villages installed with an Agos ram pump are dotted with the red tap stand where they can draw clean water without having to travel directly to the source.

Coca-Cola Agos Program brings water to 16 communities with hydraulic ram pump

The Philippines is known for its water resource – seas that are abundant with fish and other marine ecosystems, rivers and lakes that host freshwater flora and fauna, and springs that are considered to be one of the cleanest. However, there are communities that still do not have access to water. For generations, upland communities have lived lives that required them to wake up early to draw water from distant sources; a life where children would spend more time drawing water for household use than …

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Colgate enables future Filipino leaders through scholarships

Growing up in Negros Occidental with six siblings to a homemaker mother and car mechanic father, Maria Jona Develos-Godoy dreamt of becoming a neurosurgeon one day. She relocated to Manila and was able to study at Centro Escolar University’s College of Dentistry to become another kind of doctor—a dentist. She was then a grantee of a six-year scholarship from Colgate. In fact, she holds the distinction of being Colgate’s first scholar in the country. Since graduating in 1986, Godoy has certainly come a long way. …

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Gen. Bato dela Rosa, awarded Gusi Peace Prize

The 21st Chief of Philippine National Police (PNP) and Director-General Ronald Marapon Dela Rosa aka ‘General Bato’ was honored with the prestigious 2016 Gusi Peace Prize International Laureate last Wednesday, November 23, at the Philippine International Convention Center. General Bato is the lone Filipino awardee in this year’s Gusi Peace Prize Laureates. Other Laureates this year include, Dr. Kingsley Faulker (USA), Atty. Amor Masovic (India), Dr. Jiang Baoguo (Japan), Dr. Phillip Fiddler (Egypt), Hon. Kmamahiya Lal Ganju (iran), Hon. Daisaku Ikeda (Romania), Hon. Ahmed Kashadah (Sudan), …

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‘I am Pogay’ Grand Winner braves the HIV Test

“Syempre, tuwang-tuwa ako (I was elated),” shared 2016 Mister Gay World Philippines (MGWP) John F. Raspado when he got the result of his first HIV screening years back –a sigh of relief from all his qualms after braving such a test. Since then, this gentleman from Baguio City has encouraged people within his circle to take the HIV test in ruling out all their doubts and even misconceptions about the disease. Taking a bolder step as a modern gay guy, Raspado is the lead ambassador …

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ART WITH A HEART.  Art can save lives and this has been proven by the Rotary Club of Makati West (RCMW) as it launches its annual charity art sale on November 11-13, 2016 at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5 in Makati City. Now going on its ninth year, Alay Sining is run under the auspices of the Gift of Life International which arranges funding for the treatment of children with congenital heart ailments. It has brought aid to over 18,000 children of indigent families in 71 emerging countries. Alay Sining is a noteworthy example of partnership between the artists who have supported the drive, and RCMW that has successfully benefited children and help them lead normal lives. Among the artists whose works will be on exhibit and sale in this year’s Alay Sining 9 are Abel Agubang, Jinggoy Buensuceso, Glenn Kagandahan, Kenneth Cobonpue, Jojit Nagamos, Jaime Nepomuceno and other leading and up-and-coming artists. Two of Alay Sining’s beneficiares, Maranathalie Balitaon and Rogin de Pedro (2nd and 3rd from left), grace the art exhibit sale launch with Alay Sining president Paolo Delgado, RCMW past president Lou del Rosario,  and participating artists Nepomuceno and Sam Penaso.

Rotary Club of Makati West holds yearly art sale and charity drive for kids with congenital heart ailments

The Rotary Club of Makati West (RCMW) is again holding its annual Alay Sining, an exhibit and sale of the works of the country’s leading and up-and-coming artists to benefit the treatment of indigent children afflicted with congenital heart disease (CHD). Estimates report that about 5.5 million children all over the world are stricken with CHD, with about 94 percent of them coming from families who can least afford the appropriate medical regimen. Children diagnosed with CHD suffer from weakness, high susceptibility to pneumonia and …

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The Fight Against Child Malnutrition Continues with United for Healthier Kids

Manila, Philippines, 03 November 2016 – The fight against child malnutrition continues as Nestlé Philippines kicks off the third year of United for Healthier Kids (U4HK), an advocacy aimed at creating public awareness and action on malnutrition among elementary schoolkids to give them a better future. Initiated by Nestlé Philippines along with private and public sector partners, U4HK continues to provide nutritional education to parents, teachers, and communities to increase involvement in adapting healthier eating habits for the family. “Cultivating healthy eating habits among kids …

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“The Greatest Love” cast launches Alzheimer’s disease awareness campaign

ABS-CBN afternoon series “The Greatest Love” has joined the campaign to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease as it recently held the “Remembering Our Greatest Love: An Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Forum.” Kapamilya stars Sylvia Sanchez, Dimples Romana, Matt Evans, Arron Villaflor, Ruby Ruiz and Alex Medina, as well as the program’s production staff and creative team all came together to better understand the disease and use their influence to spread understanding of it. Neurologist Dr. Darwin Dasig, President of the Dementia Society of the Philippines (DSP) …

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