Advocacies

Wider Access To Education For Children With Disabilities Urged

A group advocating children's rights and welfare, Save the Children Philippines (SCP), has called for wider access to education for some 300,000 school-age children with disabilities to build their confidence and develop full potential. Lawyer Albert Muyot, SCP chief executive officer, said access to schools for children with disabilities is critical to develop talents and ensure meaningful participation in the...

Not Alone: PH Lung Cancer Community Inspires Hope In The Face Of Disease

The fight against lung cancer doesn’t have to be a solo battle. To help Filipino patients and their loved ones rise above this challenging condition, biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has partnered with the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO), along with local support groups such as the Cancer Coalition Philippines (CCP), and the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO) to...

The Magic Of Children’s Dreams

Children's dreams do matter. In fact, findings from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) show that children with high aspirations have higher school achievements and better educational behavior than those who don't. Recognizing the value of children's aspirations, My Dream in a Shoebox celebrated National Children's Month last November 23 by bringing ten Payatas Orione Foundation (PAOFI)...

EDC’s BINHI Youth Champions, Partners Hold 2nd Coastal Clean-Up In Dumaguete

Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) BINHI Youth Champions recently held their coastal clean-up and waste audit activity at Purok Makiangayon 1, Brgy. Calindagan (behind Chinese Bellchurch). Now on its 2nd year, the activity entitled "Swim and Save" was spearheaded by Fearn Ann Acibo and other college student leaders from Asian College, Silliman University, Foundation University who became EDC’s youth ambassadors after...

Hundreds Join Campaign To End Violence Vs. Women

More than two hundred participants joined the United Nations Women Philippines and the Belgium Embassy in Manila during a cycling event campaigning for the elimination of violence against women in the Philippines on Friday. Despite the rain, Belgian Ambassador Michel Goffin, Philippine Commission on Women executive director Emmeline Versoza, together with activists and human rights defenders cycled their way inside...

Chevron’s Volunteer Week 2018 Celebrates Over A Decade Of Giving Back

A breadmaking workshop and feeding program for elementary pupils, a crash course on robotics for senior high school students, storytelling and games with orphans, and a cleanup of a turtle nesting site kept employees of Chevron Philippines Inc., (CPI) marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants, busy during Chevron’s 11th Annual Volunteer Week, part of CPI’s mission to promote...

FEU TAMWorld Roving Exhibit Journeys To The South For Intensified Awareness Campaign

There are currently 523 tamaraws in the mountains of Iglit-Baco in Occidental Mindoro, a 30% increase from last year’s count of 401. This milestone is a result of the joint efforts of Far Eastern University (FEU), the Department of Natural Resources (DENR), and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines. Another milestone is the recent sighting of at least...

The 1.5° Celsius Climate Challenge: Survive And Thrive Together

The Climate Change Commission is spearheading this year's observance of the Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week from 19 to 25 November 2018 with the theme The 1.5° Celsius Climate Challenge: Survive and Thrive Together. The observance will highlight the whole-of-government climate action together with sustainable development stakeholders. A week-long conference aims to synergize the country's vision and policy...

L’Oréal Philippines Pushes For Women Empowerment In The Field Of Science

2018 marked a milestone for the field of science in the Philippines as it saw the return of L’Oréal’s For Women In Science (FWIS), a global program in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Established in 1998, FWIS aims to support and recognize women researchers who have dedicated their work in finding solutions to the...

Art In Healing: HSP Hosts Benefit Gala And Art Sales For Liver Health Advocacy

The Hepatology Society of the Philippines (HSP) recently held a gala dinner with live art auction dubbed as The Liver Benefit Gala 2018, and an ongoing online artwork bidding from October 23 until November 30. The auctions will raise funds for HSP's liver health awareness programs, which aim to inform the public and medical community about the threat of Hepatitis...

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