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Final week for US tax-deductible donations to ‘Yolanda’ relief


Thanks to the Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, there is one more week to donate to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts — until April 15, 2014 — and still receive a 2013 tax deduction.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Books for the Barrios’ shifts to rebuilding schools, training teachers

Destroyed library in Palo, Leyte  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

For over 30 years, Books for the Barrios (BftB) has reached the farthest corners of the Philippines—those that are the hardest to reach and most in need—building much-needed libraries and, often, putting books into the hands of disadvantaged children for the very first time.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

TFC opens nominations for Bayaning Pilipino Awards


The Filipino Channel (TFC) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PIA fashion show benefits poor children, ‘Yolanda’ survivors

TV journalists Lloyd Lacuesta and Diane Dwyer emcee PIA’s benefit fashion show.

More than 700 supporters of Philippine International Aid (PIA) flocked to the organization’s 27th annual benefit fashion show at the Grand Ballroom in the Hyatt Embarcadero on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PAL and PIA partner in benefit for disadvantaged school kids


A luncheon fashion-show fundraiser for disadvantaged children will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Hyatt Embarcadero, sponsored by Philippine International Aid (PIA) and Philippine Airlines.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UAE healthcare firm to fund surgeries of 50 Filipino kids with heart defects

DM Healthcare

Thankful for the contribution of overseas Filipino workers in the growth of their business, a major healthcare company from the United Arab Emirates launched on Wednesday a P5-million campaign in Manila to save Filipino children with congenital heart defects (CHD) by funding their surgeries and treatment.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Taiwanese vegetable seller is a philanthropist

Ramon Magsaysay awardee Chen Shu-Jiu of Taiwan. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Every day for the past four decades, 60-year-old Chen Shu-Jiu wakes up at 2:30 a.m. to set up her stall at the busy central market in Taitung, a county in eastern Taiwan. With her fresh merchandise—about a hundred varieties of vegetables—towering over her, she works until dark.

Posted: September 3rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rene Medina scholar puts a premium on hard work


As student in a Manila university, San Francisco-based philanthropist-entrepreneur Rene Medina – founder of Bay Area’s Lucky Group of Companies – may have just put in a mediocre academic performance. Not quite among the top 10 percent of his class, he probably thought street smarts, resourcefulness, and sheer drive to succeed, topped with some luck, were enough to enable him to rise above a life of poverty to which he was born in Arayat, Pampanga.

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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