First Help Initiative Wins the Inaugural Social Innovation Challenge

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders,” Inigo Paolo Lagunilla concluded, as he summed up the Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) which saw Michael Fua and his First Help Initiative become the inaugural winner of iVolunteer Philippines’ 28-week ideation program for social innovators and new leaders in the social development sector.

Halina’t Magbayanihan sa BayaniRun 2019!

Mula ika-8 ng Agosto, maaari ng makapag-parehistro kasama ang inyong mga kaibigan, kaopisina, o sinumang kabayanihan sa 3K Run (750 PHP), 5K Run (800 PHP), o 10K Run (1000 PHP) na gaganapin muli sa Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex sa lungsod ng Pasay.

5 Ways to Become a Modern-day Hero

When we hear the word “hero”, we generally associate it with “war”, “blood”, “weapons”, and other violent or aggressive stuff and events. But as we celebrate this day of heroes, may we be reminded that there is heroism in volunteering.

How Much of an Eco-Warrior Are You?

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.

The Perfect Sopas: Ang Karinderia ni Mang Urot

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.

Move Over Avengers: The Rise of a New Hero League

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.

Teacher Fe’s Lifelong Journey to Educate and Inspire

Teacher Fe is the founder of Journey of Hope, an advocacy that aims to provide education to the less privileged children. Kabayani Community Training Center and Education under the Bridge are two of the main programs under Journey of Hope.

Why Volunteering Is Good for Mental Health

Helper’s High is the name for the positive emotional state some people experience after providing help to others. Studies have shown that helping others can produce feelings of happiness and can activate reward centers of the brain just like food or drugs.

5 Thoughts to Ponder on this Holy Week

And as we are also celebrating Women’s month, here are reflections from the lives of extraordinary women of faith. To inspire us, and to commemorate this special season.

A Call for Heroes

As the cries of the weak echo louder than ever. And their tears overflow ever faster. Let apathy turn into sympathy. And disgust into kindness.

March Forth and Do Something

Today, we are celebrating the power of actions — of doing something instead of just planning and of exerting effort instead of making excuses. We are now on the third month of the year. Another month has come to an end, and a new one is unfolding before our eyes. But what have we accomplished…