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Going to Tacloban? Be a tourist and volunteer

UN Humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, center, talks to the media during her visit to typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city on Feb. 26, 2014. Spending by international humanitarian agencies and “disaster tourists” is helping this city get back on its feet not only through donations and volunteer work, but also by just simply coming here.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

An outpouring of sympathy in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) has sparked an enterprise called “voluntourism.”

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Oplan Hatid’s captain proves ‘Filipinos worth driving for’

FOR SHUTTLING 13 families in one day, Oplan Hatid volunteer Jaworksi Garcia earned the moniker “Kapitan.” Contributed photo

Most people have a synonym for someone who fulfills their wishes for the holidays: Santa. But for some of the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” who evacuated to Metro Manila, that person might as well be “Kapitan.”

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Volunteers turn over 601 kinder classrooms

An Agapp kindergarten classroom  PHOTO FROM AGAPP.PH

President Aquino’s sister Aurora Corazon “Pinky” Aquino-Abellada expressed amazement at how her group of volunteers has surpasssed her expectations in building hundreds of kindergarten classrooms in far-flung places, purely out of private donations.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

A volunteer for life

Some people end up frustrated when they cannot make both ends.

Posted: May 6th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Davao Oriental folk keep Christmas spirit alive


Still grappling with shock and horror over the devastation wrought by Typhoon “Pablo,” people here greet Christmas with deep feeling of grief, forgoing parties and ostentatious celebrations to sympathize with those who lost their loved ones.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Santa comes to ComVal

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SURVIVORS of Typhoon “Pablo” in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, reach out for relief goods being handed out from a dump truck. FRINSTON LIM / INQUIRER MINDANAO

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. In fact, there are Santa Clauses. They arrived immediately after Typhoon “Pablo” hit Mindanao. Most of them are soldiers from the 10th Infantry Division, who, along with rescue workers, were among the first to come, braving floods, mud and fallen trees to save lives in the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Volunteers remove garbage from Lapu beaches

A TRUCKLOAD of garbage was taken from the waters of  public beaches in barangay Marigondon in Lapu-Lapu City  during a coastal and underwater clean-up last week. The clean-up project is in line with the celebration of the 17th Police Community Relation (PCR) month which is celebrated for the whole month of July. The Lapu-Lapu City [...]

Posted: July 9th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

400 volunteers join Tuburan school community brigade

ALMOST 400 volunteers turned up for the school community brigade of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) in Tuburan town in northwest Cebu last April 22.

Posted: May 30th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

They share time, money to lift lives of poor Kapampangan


In 1987, a year after People Power I swept her to the presidency, Corazon Aquino inspired 35 people to return to their roots in Pampanga and, since they were successful in their respective careers, share their talents, time and money to help lift the lives of the poor among their cabalen (province mates).

Posted: March 13th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dedicated volunteer for cancer patients

Cancer may have caused trauma for Jhia Enad after three of her family members died of it.

Posted: March 5th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Red Cross trains village folk

Senatorial candidate Richard "Dick" Gordon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Sunday said it would intensify the recruitment and training of volunteers in every village in the country to increase disaster readiness nationwide.

Posted: January 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Volunteerism is best gift this Christmas

What is the best way to celebrate Christmas? For some people like Ency Encinares, a volunteer deaf-mute teacher, and Venerva Amil, a teacher for the Badjao community in barangay Alaska Mambaling, Cebu City, volunteering for a cause is the best gift this yuletide season.

Posted: December 10th, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

From building houses, Gawad Kalinga sets sights on helping build a nation

GK founder Antonio Meloto Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Aside from building homes for the homeless, Gawad Kalinga (GK) now wants to actively participate in nation-building by forging a partnership with the government to foster a culture of volunteerism and heroism in the country. During the foundation’s 8th anniversary celebration Saturday at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) grandstand, GK founder Antonio Meloto Jr. [...]

Posted: October 3rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
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