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ReStore, a home improvement donation center offering discounted items opens first facility in Asia


 ReStore is a home improvement donation store for new and slightly used building materials and home products. It is also the fundraising arm of Habitat for Humanity. ReStore was established in Canada and first opened in 1991, after-which there have been a total of 957 ReStore worldwide including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, and the very first facility in Asia which is located in the Philippines. Habitat for Humanity‘s non-profit home improvement donation center recently opened its first ReStore in the Philippines along Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Pinas City. The center is managed by Habitat for Humanity Philippines. ReStore offers the general public […]


SCARvivors and their inspiring stories featured in SM Megamall photo exhibit


 There’s a running photo exhibit at the Upper Ground Floor of SM Megamall, Bldg. and it is featuring the life and inspiring stories of the people who have survived tragedies and have faced it as a challenge. These people are now called the SCARvivors and they have an inspiring stories to share. For every purchase of Contractubex, a leading ointment for healing skin scars, an amount is donated in support of the burn centers of the Philippines and the Philippine Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (PAPRAS) missions. As part of the advocacy, Contractubex launched the SCARvivors Inspiring Stories […]


Habitat for Humanity Philippines holds 5th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum


 The Asia-Pacific Housing Forum 5 (APHF5), organized by Habitat for Humanity (HFH), is a biennial conference that brings together local communities, socio-civic organizations, the private sector and the government in seeking to provide solutions to the problem of housing accessibility. This is the first time APHF5 will be holding a satellite event on September 3-4 at The Manila Hotel. This event is in alignment with the main conference in Hong Kong. The Philippines’ theme “Building Impact” focuses on advocacy for housing subsidies, putting into action the organization’s mission of bringing people together to build homes and communities. “Now is the […]

A UNICEF worker talks with the mother of a young girl, injured in Nepal's recent earthquake, at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu. You can help children and families affected by the Nepal Earthquake. Donate now at or call 758-1000 / 758-1442 today. © UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1015/Nybo

UNICEF seeks donations to help children in Nepal


   UNICEF is mobilizing an urgent response to meet the needs of children affected by the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April. With children accounting for half the country’s population, UNICEF fears the disaster, which is reported to have already killed thousands of people, will have a severe impact on children. UNICEF has prepositioned supplies, including water purification tablets, hygiene kits, tarpaulins and nutrition supplies, and is working with government and other partners to meet children’s immediate needs in the areas of water and sanitation, child protection, health and nutrition. Viewed 29586 times by 4057 viewers James T. AustriaHello, Hi, […]

Rags2Riches founder Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, as she states her two secrets in keeping the sustained energy that fuels up her passion and make a difference at the same time. (Third person from the right side.)

Nationwide search is on for Pharmaton Life Changers’ Challenge 2015


   Three real life changers spilled their secrets in keeping the energy sustained to achieve their goal, as Pharmaton kicks off their latest endeavor, Pharmaton Life Changer’s Challenge Sincerity and commitment are the two secret ingredients shared by Chef Rob Pengson, a culinary educator.“I believe it starts with sincerity, if you wanna make an impact on other people’s lives, you just really have to be sincere. Number 2 is commitment,” he expressed. Sports advocate Peter “Futkalero Pedro” Amores said that being faithful on what he’s doing is the secret in sustaining the energy. He stated, “Believe in what you’re doing […]

JCI Board of Directors with 2013 BTC Awardee Dr. Raymond Cagape, MD, during the launch for the nomination for BTCA 2015.

Nomination for the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Award 2015 opens


 Being the 2013 BTC Awardee, Dr. Raymond Cagape’s attachment in serving was apparent as he spoke about his experiences during the launch of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Awardee 2015, April 22, in Makati City “Habang kasama ko kayo, it is very classy environment with people in very nice clothes, naalala ko ang mga tao sa aking area,” said Cagape. From the file video that was played, he said that he remembered the children in his area craving for something to eat. Cagape is a physician and philanthropist who volunteers for medical assistance to tribal communities in remote areas. The Blessed […]

Miguel Del Rosario, the CEO and President of Toon City Animation Inc., in the 5th general membership meeting of JCI Manila held at Intercontinental Hotel Manila on April 14.

JCI Manila on the look out for the next Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr. Awardee for Nation Building


 The search for the 6th Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr. Award for Nation Building was announced on the 5th general membership meeting of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila Launched in 2009, RVR Awards is a project of JCI Manila in cooperation with Center for Social Responsibility of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) recognizing individuals who ‘exemplify outstanding corporate citizenship and a passion for nation-building’. The annual award aims to boost awareness among entrepreneurs, businessmen, and professionals in terms of responsible citizenship and pursuit of progress. Previous recipients of the RVR Awards are Ambassador Jesus Tambunting and Senen Bacani in […]

The 5 of the members of Orchestra of the Filipino Youth who performed during the Earthday Jam 2015 Presscon.

Earthday Jam Foundation celebrates 15th anniversary with Earthday Jam 2015 event on April 24 in the streets of Bonifacio Global City


 Celebrating its 15th year anniversary, Earthday Jam Foundation Inc. further clarified the highlights and objectives of the Earthday Jam 2015, in a press conference, April 14, at Gerry’s Grill, Greenbelt 3, Makati City “We are now on our 15th year and have been recognized as the longest running free environmental music tribute in the world,” said Lou Bonnevie, President of Earthday Jam Foundation and executive producer of the event. According to her, it all happened through the relentless campaigns, with supports from concerned groups like artists, government and private sector agencies, by which, aside from disseminating information regarding the nature’s […]