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Donate to Operation Sagip Surigao to help earthquake victims

February 17, 2017 (Quezon City, Philippines) – A state of calamity has been declared by the Mayor of Surigao City. Relief and rescue operations are underway for the barangays that have been affected. Damage to infrastructure and properties caused by the quake will most likely reach P1 billion according to the Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). As of this writing, the number of casualties stand at 8 with more than 200 injured. The earthquake affected 60 barangays, 1,790 families and 9,320 individuals. …

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MLAC Institute for Psychosocial Services, Inc. in partnership with TELUS International Philippines Community Board, hosts trauma recovery book launch and seminar

Four years have passed since the devastation brought about by Typhoon Pablo visited Barangay Cabinuangan in New Bataan, Compostela Valley. During these years, the barangay has already seen much improvement – damages to habitations have been repaired, crops have been replanted, boulders and debris from landslides have been removed, and major infrastructures have been made operational. Although these steps have been taken to reinvigorate the barangay and to bring hope to its residents, the shadow of Typhoon Pablo is still felt. Even though local and …

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Coca-cola brings safe drinking water to Surigao

Coca-cola brings safe drinking water to Surigao

As the people of Surigao recover from the devastation wrought by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Surigao Province last Friday, the Coca-Cola System offered quick and ready assistance to the families. At least 11 towns including the provincial capital and two major bridges essential were damaged. The earthquake and its aftershocks have left an estimated ₱601.8 million in damage in its wake. In light of this, the beverage company immediately arranged to send aid in the form of a vital resource–safe and clean drinking …

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Opening Minds, Opening Hearts: An International Leadership Summit in Inclusive Education #IAmYou

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES – February 6, 2017. For the first time, educators, legislators, service providers, support groups/associations, international organizations, disabled people organizations, international and local students and parents will gather together at the SMX Convention Center Manila on February 22-24, 2017 to set the cornerstone for building an intentional and proactive community for inclusive education. The theme of this event is I Am You – Opening Minds, Opening Hearts: Putting Values into Action. Given the broad scope of inclusive education that encompasses people with disabilities, …

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KFC Add Hope Check Turnover

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 Philippines

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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