By Alexandra Drechsler
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.
The Filipino Channel (TFC) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards.
By Alex Drechsler
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.
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.
By Philip Tubeza
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.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
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.
By Hariette Lozano-Puyo
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.