Set in CebuBy Kaye Luym-Sala
‘In a gentle way, you can shake the world,” Mahatma Gandhi once said. When a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook Bohol and, to a thankfully much lesser degree, Cebu, last Oct. 15, several individuals as well as private and nongovernment organizations in the Queen City of the South proved Gandhi’s words true. They responded to the violent tremors with a gentle yet successful push to mobilize relief efforts for devastated Bohol—in effect making a difference, or “shaking the world,” as the venerable one would say.
It doesn’t matter which part of the country (or even the world) you’re in—there are ways to help. Schools, government agencies and nonprofit organizations are all collecting relief for the victims of the earthquake that hit Bohol, Cebu and other parts of Visayas. Here are some.
Last October, Berjaya conglomerate founder and chair Tan Sri Dato Seri Vincent Tan pledged to help improve Filipino lives. True to his word, the Berjaya Group, through the Berjaya Philippines Group of Companies, has donated P44 million to Gawad Kalinga to help build more GK communities across the country.
Without Batting An EyelashBy Maurice Arcache
Who doesn’t love a good bubbly, dahlings? I know I do!
Tessa!By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
For someone who wears costumes all year around, I’ve come to regard Halloween as an ordinary occasion. But I still look forward to doing some tricks and giving treats to all the kids.
By Marge C. Enriquez
When Ambassador Jose Cuisia arrived in Washington, he observed that most of the Filipino-American communities he encountered had a mature demographic. There was little participation from the youth in Philippine affairs.
By Larry Leviste
“God has truly blessed my fashion career, perhaps because my life partner Edgar Medina and I have remained prayerful and obedient to His will,” said Eddie Baddeo. “And that is to share the talent I have borrowed and love doing by giving daily thanks to God and my clients.”
By Dr. Eugenio A. Picazo
The PGH Medical Foundation recently sponsored a symposium on giving back with noted columnist Winnie Monsod as guest speaker. Here is how we Class 1962 (106 graduates, 87 alive) have measured up to this challenge.
Tessa!By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
How do you define “extreme” in the most explosive, home-building sense of the word? This is how TV5 defines it: For the season-ender of “Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines,” or EMHEP as we have come to know it on Twitter, the show is unveiling not just one new home for a deserving family, but 28 houses for an entire community!
A-LINEBy Amina Aranaz-Alunan
Social enterprise, sustainable fashion, green movement, nationalism—these are concepts and ideologies that were once seen as extreme and exclusive to tree-hugging movements.
By Tony Meloto
A walk through the village of the English bard in Stratford inspired this piece. Shakespeare is as relevant today as he was in his time, in our search for love in a world where people have grown cold and the climate is becoming abnormally and dangerously warm.