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Creative Pinoy Earth Hour Ads That Makes You Look Twice #awesomebrand

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Earth Hour has been a worldwide movement encouraging every one to turn off all lights for an hour as a symbol of our commitment to the planet. Every last Saturday of March and supported by all key global organizations in the world, reminds every one to place the environment on top of every business and personal decision.

Contrary to popular belief, it is actually not an exercise of energy reduction so they don't really measure how much is saved at that period but the lights off and candles on is more of symbolism and for awareness generation.

Thinking that we would lose electricity because of its scarcity would make us value it even more. Generating energy through traditional means has a lot of negative environmental impact that is why we've been taught as child to use it sparingly. It makes sense to consider renewable energy as mainstream source and investing in sustainable business practices is one sure way to keep the world running and save millions of lives along the way. …

Helping Nature and Endangered Animals Has Never Been This Rockin Fun!

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Eco Art & Music Fest Fundraiser Opens January 19 at Conspiracy Garden Café

Manila (December, 2012) – An art exhibit and music fest fundraiser for Save Philippine Seas’ Pawikan Watchers program opens on January 19, 2013 at the Conspiracy Garden Café, Quezon City.

EndDanger, which features mixed media artworks from the group Artists for Nature and performances from Flying Ipis and other music bands, calls attention to the growing problem of animal endangerment in the Philippines and encourages the community to get involved in conservation and protection efforts.

Although gifted with a rich and biologically diverse ecosystem, from lush forests to a vibrant marine life, our country’s natural resources have significantly dwindled over time. Animal species, in particular, are under increasing threat from habitat destruction, pollution and commercial exploitation. Many are now in the verge of extinction.

The artists and organizers behind EndDanger seek to raise funds for the monitoring o…

What Matteo Guidicelli Did That Inspired The World

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In their dream to let every child live a life in all its fullness, World Vision has launched a weeklong campaign to promote child sponsorship and its advocacy here in Cebu. 

Banking on their stellar powers, they have invited their brand ambassador and a proud Cebuano Matteo Guidicelli to meet his grantees and visit one of their World Vision communities in Lilo-an where the kids show off their financial management skills.





Yep, these children are setting aside playtime for a few minutes every Saturday to practice funding and discipline, after benchmarking the success of their parent’s Community-Owned and Managed Savings and Credit Association (COMSCA). All thanks to World Vision’s efforts, they are now sustainable in providing themselves what they need with what little income they have.

With passbooks and a vault that is being secured by three members, these kids have become responsible enough to understand financial processes, and I could not reiterate its importance all the more.



Meeti…

Unilab Ideas Positive chooses 5 teams from VisMin to transform communities!

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Five youth teams from Visayas-Mindanao have qualified as one of the Top 12 finalists, chosen among 82 entries nationwide, to bring their community-changing ideas to positive realities in this year’s national run of Unilab Ideas Positive— the only social marketing congress and competition for college students in the country today. 

Now on its third year, Unilab Ideas Positive serves as a venue to enable the Filipino youth to improve the health and wellness of their communities with their positive and sustainable ideas.



Each winning team will be rewarded with Php100, 000 seed money to implement their social marketing plans in their chosen communities for the next six months.

But before the project implementation, all 12 youth teams will be flown in to Manila, with free hotel accommodation, meals and transportation, to undergo a 3-day social marketing boot camp on June 21 to 23 at the Unilab Bayanihan Center in Mandaluyong.

The students will learn social marketing approaches through work…

Toledo City, Cebu vies for top nutrition award!

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“We are hoping that our city will get the Green Banner for the third time and win the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN)," said Hon. Jocelyn Perales, Chair, Committee on Health and member of City Nutrition Committee of Toledo City during the presentation of the City’s accomplishment to the members of the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET).

The RNET evaluated Toledo City on 17-18 May 2012 to assess the city’s nutrition program implementation for 2011. The RNET conducts annual Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) of nutrition programs and  selects the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS).

NNC 7’s Nutrition Program Coordinator, Dr. Parolita A. Mission said the MELLPI aims to assess the efficiency of local level plan implementation of the nutrition program, assess changes in nutritional status of preschool & school children, determine extent to which nutrition is integrated into the local developmen…

Eco Art Exhibit Fundraiser at SM Megamall

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An art exhibit centering on marine environment conservation opens on May 4 at the Renaissance Gallery in Megamall. “Sa Asul o Sa Itim” features the works of young artists Mike Garcia, Willhen Peneyra, Ezra Reverente and Allan Calingansan. 

The artists’ oil and mixed media artworks focus on marine environment issues like destructive and overfishing, coastal infrastructure and tourism, and mismanagement of fisheries.

The purpose of the exhibit is to raise public awareness on marine life protection as well as raise funds for environmental projects. 

Ultimately, “Sa Asul o Sa Itim” aims to challenge everyone to translate this higher environmental awareness into concrete action by making the right choice and participating in concerted and individual efforts to save the marine ecosystem. 
The proceeds of the exhibit will go to Eco-Sys Action’s Whale Shark Project in Donsol, Bicol Region. Eco-Sys Action is an environmental foundation based in Hong Kong, Valence France, and Nairobi Kenya that w…

Over 5,000 Runners Geared for Run4Home 2012, I Am One

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Globe Run4Home2012, one of biggest running events staged in Cebu City this year, hits the road at the crack of dawn last March 25, 2012 with over 5,000 runners racing at the Cebu International Convention Center, each eager not only to cross the finish line but to take part in a meaningful undertaking that will benefit the environment as well as the less fortunate members of society.

The annual charity fun run gathers the running community of Cebu led by Cebu luminaries Yong and Donna Larrazabal, multi-awarded triathlete Noy Jopson, and ABS CBN News Anchor and champion ultrarunner  Haydee Acuna.  Breast cancer survivors headed by Mary Anne Solomon, President of the Outdoor Advertising of the Philippines Cebu Chapter, about 150 runners from respected financial institution JP Morgan, and other running aficionados from Manila and key cities nationwide also join the race.



Registration fees are the most affordable rate ever in Globe Run4Home history, making the running event more accessible…

Cleaner World: Positive Change for a Healthier Philippines! Unilab Ideas Positive Campaign Transforms Communities with Youth

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It goes without saying that Philippines has become an epicenter of the harsh effects of Climate Changes. 

From the thousands of lives lost to typhoons and extreme famine, we could never ignore the reality that we need to have sustainable ways of modifying our lifestyle so that we could leave less carbon footprint. One thing we could act now is address our environmental problems in lessening garbage.

Fortunately, our country has been addressing this issue for quite sometime now through proper waste disposal, encouraging zero waste management, recognizing and rewarding green companies, strong info campaign on dealing with waste, effective packaging, and strict implementation of the law.



But as I had a community visit to the Inayawan Landfill in Cebu, I thought to myself, we have to somehow step up our game so that we don’t have to deal with this mountain high wastes and people living around it won’t have to live in such a horrible place. They may look happy and content when we went ther…

Globe Run4Home launches on March 25! Globe redefines activism

Cebuano triathlete champion Noy Jopson endorses Globe  annual charity run

A big name in the athletic scene, Cebuano Noy Jopson Is most known for grabbing the first Cobra Ironman title, which he skillfully set at 4:21.27. This coming March 25, 2012 in Cebu City, he will be joining the upcoming Globe Run4Home and has openly expressed his endorsement for the values that the event espouses.

“I’m really excited! Globe Run4Home is dedicated to not just 1 but 4 organizations that are at the forefront of their advocacies.  It’s not often that you get to combine what you love with giving back,” shares Noy when asked about his sentiments regarding the event.
A lover of the outdoors and sports, Noy has successfully kept himself busy and immersed in the world of fitness. His fire for running started at the early age of 9. Even during his younger years, his titles number to many and include prestigious awards. Among those that he championed are Asian Cup Junior in 1995 and the Philippine Enduraman C…

Cebu’s Biggest Running Event Helps Four Awesome NGOs, Race includes Facebook integration

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Running to Build a Stronger Nation

Globe Run4Home enables Filipinos to secure good health and sustainable shelter

Committed to continue the positive impact that it has started, Globe Telecom stages Globe Run4Home 2012 this March 25, 2012. Now on its 4th year, the race gathers an even greater momentum as the annual charity fun run will be hosted in Cebu, the Queen City of the South.

Newbie runners and professionals alike eagerly look forward to participating in one of the biggest running events of the year. Through Run4Home, they are united not only by their love for the sport but also by the opportunity to contribute to building sustainable shelter for those in need, especially the victims of Typhoon Sendong.

“The Globe Run4Home is more than just a fun run. Any running aficionado knows that this annual charity run always has something new to offer each year. This will be our first run in Cebu to bridge various communities in need- from typhoon victims to endangered species. We hope to get…

Run for Home – Run for Gawad Kalinga

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I'm not really into running events but I was able to join one thru my company, the Primary Fun Run which had me break my first three kilometer run on the streets of Cebu one fine Saturday morning. But now, I am giving everyone the chance to experience the happiness running with family and friends while at the same time doing something really awesome for others, help them build a home. 



Introducing Run for Home...

It is a fundraising event of Globe which will be giving hope to the beneficiaries of the Dasig Kabataan Foundation and the medical mission spearheaded by the Mandaue City Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Registration fees are as follows:
21K – Php700
15K – Php600
10K – Php500
5K – Php400
3K – Php300

But don't mind that. Think of how much you could give back and the Run for Home event has helped a lot of families build their future by giving the proceeds of the previous event to Gawad Kalinga who in turn built houses for our fellowmen who were displaced by the great T…

RAFI is now accepting applications for YMA season 6

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Following the launching of the sixth season of Young Minds Academy (YMA) last Jan. 21, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) is now accepting applications for the program.

YMA is a youth leadership and citizenship development program of the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center (EADSC) of RAFI aimed at developing young people to become responsible and accountable leaders and proactive citizens ready to serve the public and its interests. 

This is done through awareness raising, experiential education, immersion, and open discourse, among others. 
It is open to young people aged 12 to 20 years old.

Because of my very wonderful 10 months, I designed a poster showcasing how awesome it is to be a YMAer.



YMA was launched in October 2006 and already ran for five seasons, including a special summer edition held in 2009 for Region 8.

“Through this program, I have discovered what kind of leader I want to be. The change has started in me already. Now it’s my time to be a role model to other…

Social Welfare Champions, Ultimate Change Shapers

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Lihok PilipinaFoundation Inc.: 
Social Welfare Champions, Ultimate Change Shapers
Feature by Jaysee John R. Pingkian, author of  Jaysee Blabs
Action is the most definite thing one should do if he wishes to become an architect of change, and to mobilize hundreds of families to battle poverty and abuse could be a legacy worth talking about in the decades to come.

There are a lot of institutions that caters to protecting women and children but one goes beyond their purpose to solve the bigger ills of this society.

Child protection is very close to my heart because I am witness to cruelty against them almost every now and then; and to be powerless at times, makes me rethink how I perceive this world, but now knowing that a group of individuals are putting their acts together to rescue them, and alleviate them from poverty along the way, is, by far, the best discovery I have ever made.

Introducing Lihok PilipinaFoundation Inc.(LPFI)...






Uphill ClimbLihok PilipinaFoundation Inc.(LPFI) was organ…

One Juan Project: Empowering Youth Programs Thru Crowdfunding

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There is a gap between knowing what needs to be done and how much we are willing to do something about it. How can we shape our future if we:
Lack of access to fundingLimited access to benchmarks (Best and Next Practices) Matching between Requirements (from NGOs..etc.) and Capability (Of project proponents, start-ups, and the like)Knowledge of Institution's (funding agencies, NGO,..etc.) existenceONE JUANis just that, a portal, a communications channel, a marketing (advertising) space, a repository of projects for possible replications and a potential community gathering for knowledge & experience sharing.

RAFI collaborates with 10 groups for youth development

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The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) inked a partnership agreement with six civil society organizations and four local government unitsfor the project development phase of the Young Minds Academy (YMA) Season 5, RAFI’s youth leadership and citizenship development program.


The agreement was signed together with the YMA scholars last Aug. 2 at the Bryant George Hall of the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center (EADSC) of RAFI.

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Cordova Youth Mapping, Albert Schweitzer Foundation, FORGE Rescue Project | YMA Thematic Sessions Part 4

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The fourth and the last day of the YMA Thematic Sessions (Day One, Day Two, Day Three) made us trek to our respective barangay assignments in Cordova and split ourselves further as to who will do thefocus group discussion (FGD) in the barangay hall, the transect walk who will plot assets of the community and the survey who will ask residents. 

The purpose of all this mapping activities is to determine what their assets are,what the threats to these assets are and what opportunities they can seem to benefit from in the near future. This is also done in preparation for our ultimate community immersion in the coming weeks. 



Busay, Boodle Fight, SOS Village, Cordova Resort | Cebu Community Visits | YMA Thematic Session Day 3

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Community Visit I (Day One and Day Two) gave us the heads up about the adverse effects of poverty in the rural parts of Cebu and how the community succeeds in addressing them.Community Visit II module which happened last June 11- 12, 2011 transported us to the beautiful uplands where poverty is of the highest level but surprisingly is not that felt because of how simple they live their mundane existence.





After a long trip from the city, we reached the scenic mountain barangay of Busay which became a perfect backdrop to the great talks thereafter. First stop was in Crossroads, a retreat farm which helps youth cope up with different crisis in their life or if they are about to make a big decision. They also grow local produce naturally which they are trying to advocate among upland vegetable farmers since they are so dependent on pesticides which is slowly poisoning the urban people who consume them. The retreat farm is being managed by the Work of the Lord Who CaresFoundation who also …

Cebu Road Revolution: Party for Earth on Osmeña Blvd

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This Sunday, you might not need your car or anything that blows out some toxics to Cebu Cityas the whole Osmeña Boulevard will be closed to promote green transportation and give way to a street party for Earth.

Road Revolution: Filipinos' Declaration of Independence from Air and Traffic Pollution will be held on June 12, 2011. And I am encouraging you to sign the petition in a booth somewhere for having bicycle lanes in the city. A copy of the petition can be read below.

Walk, Run, Skate, Bike as long as it doesn't pollute. It actually works win win: you getting a hot bod and saving the earth from further destruction. The Road Revolution will be along Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City ~ 6am - 6pm. There are booths and activities all over so you better put your sunscreens on.

The Road Revolution: Filipinos' Declaration of Independence from Air and Traffic Pollution will also have a petition signing! Together let us campaign for sidewalks, bike lanes and collective transportation …

Why Run to Plant?

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RAFI organizes Run 2 Plant 4 GREENIN Philippines

Putting its GREENIN Philippines Program’s advocacies into action, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) will hold “Run 2 Plant 4 GREENIN Philippines” on June 25 in commemoration of the Philippine Environment Month and World Environment Day in June. Registration is FREE.

The run and plant event is organized in collaboration with the Cebu Provincial Government, local government units, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and various government institutions and corporate groups.

The Run 2 Plant 4 GREENIN Philippines is linked with the expanded Green and Wholesome Environment that Nurtures (eGWEN) Our Cebu Program’s environmental protection and enhancement component. eGwen Our Cebu Program is a joint development program of the Province of Cebu and RAFI with the aim of making Cebu an ideal place to live, work, play, invest and do business.

“The event has two segments, the running and the planting.This event is an approac…

Jaysee blabs about the power of change

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The world is going to end as we know it and it scares a lot of people lately.Floods, earthquakes, abrupt climate change and unexplainable natural calamities that have been caused by harsh human activities have come abound here and there.

How we protect ourselves is a priority not just for our government but for each of us individually because it is not what our country can do for us but what we can do for it.

Solutions doesn't come by mind setting alone but it has to be coupled with a series of actions that works toward a common goaland that is positive change through the little actions we make that will impact greatly when the time comes. 

Change is inevitable and is the most constant thing in the world and if we do our share in modifying our habits and lifestyle

This day has been really long and fun like that. Companies like Aboitiz Equity Ventures have made it there oath to touch people's lives and shaping the future through the business operations that they do. 
We are formall…