Being able to volunteer means you’re capable of sharing your time, skills, or other resources to those who are in need of help. You’re fortunate to have extra time to spend beyond basic needs; you’re blessed to have honed a skill and leverage it for a social purpose; you’re lucky to have an excess of resources that others can briefly maximize. Some may seem to have more to share but it doesn’t mean they are entitled to privileges; in fact, committing to help also comes with a responsibility.
Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, they just have the heart.
But when some of us do manage to find time, the results can be nothing short of spectacular. Perhaps, even bigger than all of us. iVolunteer registered its strongest year yet thanks to a strong showing from NGO partners, volunteers, and partner institutions.
A few minutes after the last runner out of the 700 #BayaniRun2018 participants hit the finish line, a mild shower threatened to bring the festivities to a halt. But what’s a little rain when everyone’s having a good time, and for a greater cause? For those in attendance, their smiles simply meant everything was worth it. Continue reading
Pasay City, Philippines – Stretch your running goals and support communities in need. Be the hero that you wish we have. Continue reading
When we hear the word “hero”, we generally associate it with “war”, “blood”, “weapons”, and other gruesome words. But as we celebrate this day of heroes, may we be reminded that there is heroism in volunteering.
In this modern age where battles are mostly fought in the political and economic arena, and victims appear in various shapes of collateral damage, may the passion, service and leadership as exemplified by our great heroes inspire us into action. Continue reading
Running Man challenge – check. Mannequin challenge – check. Bottle Flip challenge – check. SamYang Spicy Noodle challenge – Uhm, welp!
Every so often, our social media feeds get flooded with the latest trending challenge. Some are tests of skills and creativity while some are tests of patience and common sense. Some of these were beneficial, some were detrimental, and others – just plain weird.
But there’s no denying; we did enjoy these dares, at least once in this millennial age – either as a participant, an audience or the unofficial cameraman.
July brings another conquest upon the human race. And I dare you to take this one seriously. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this worldwide trend, would you? So buckle up, it’s #PlasticFreeJuly.
Rainy days are starting to set in. Panahon nanaman ng mga payong, bota, kapote, ulan, bagyo at baha. At panahon na din ng mga bangkang papel at syempre – ng mainit na sopas ni nanay. Continue reading
Still hung over Infinity War? Well let’s do a quick visualization exercise. Imagine some of the biggest names in superhero world – Superman, Spider Man, Iron Man, The Flash, Doctor Strange, Thor.
Aside from their all-too- familiar-hands- on-waist- stance, what did you picture? A burning backdrop? The open blue sky? Perhaps their striking red armors and tights?
Color theory suggests that red is the color of power, no doubt fit for a warrior. It is the color of fire and blood – of passion and life. But today is not about the rest of the mainstream heroes and their conspicuous red capes. Today is about ordinary people joining forces to create a real-life hero league – the Red Cross.