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Volunteers show way to help storm victims


Gemma Pestanas wants to repay the kindness shown to her by strangers through the only way she knows how. Pestanas, 53, and two other women in their 50s do laundry for an American and other volunteers who had helped rebuild her and her neighbors’ homes in Barangay Amantillo here after these were destroyed by Supertyphoon […]

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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 »