What I Learned in Helping Launch Saddleback Church in Manila   I was privileged enough to be part of the executive team and pioneering group of volunteers that launched Saddleback South Manila in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, July 19 2014. This was part of the vision of Pastor Rick Warren’s 16 City Initiative. These 16 “Gateway [...]

January 4, 2015

Volunteering is good for your health!

     Volunteering to help others doesn’t only feel good — it can also improve your mental health and help you live longer, according to a new study published Friday in the journal BMC Public Health.   In a review of 40 academic papers by the UK’s University of Exeter, researchers found that volunteers had lower [...]

August 25, 2013

winning the kyra awards

Being nominated in this year’s Ten Outstanding Young Men Award and my preparation for the Asian CSR Forum in Bangkok brings back memories when we won the KYRA Awards for two consecutive years. When we won the KYRA Awards for excellence in fund raising. With all these Visayan Forum Foundation scandal that gives a wake [...]

May 9, 2013

when there is hope…

By RACHEL C. BARAWID (Manila Bulletin)     MANILA, Philippines — It may only be an hour away from the city, but the mountains of San Mateo, Rizal is still devoid of basic necessities such as electricity and water.   The rustic, rugged terrain, accessible through several river crossings, is inhabited mostly by the Dumagat [...]

May 9, 2013
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