Ang Hamon Kong Tinanggap

Noong nakaraang buwan, sumali ako sa Bayani Challenge ng Gawad Kalinga sa Padre Garcia, Batangas. Nasubukan ko na ang pag-volunteer, pero yung sa mga relief operations na pa-isa-isang araw at dito lang sa siyudad. First time kong mag-volunteer na sa probinsya na, limang sunud-sunod na araw pa! Hindi ko alam kung anong nasa isip ko…

Big things come from the smallest gestures

For people in their 20s, Friday nights are usually spent in bars, malls, or long queues for provincial buses. April 17 was different. A few days back, I decided to accept an invitation from a friend to volunteer for Gawad Kalinga. So that Friday night, after work, I found myself heading over to Padre Garcia…

Ang Aking Kwentong GK

Nagvolunteer ako sa Gawad Kalinga kasi nirekomenda ito ng isa sa mga idol kong propesor. Habang naghahanap na ng trabaho ang mga kabatch ko, naisipan kong magbakasyon muna sa malayong lugar at noong nakita ko yung promo ng Bayani Challenge, naisip ko “uy makapupunta na ko sa ibang lugar, makatutulong pa ko sa kapwa. Pweds…

Students with Huge Hearts

On my third day at the Batangas Bayani Challenge, I found myself grouped with six new faces. They told me that they were students from Batangas State University (and in my head, I immediately dubbed them the “BSU Crew” because that sounds so badass). I remember them telling me that they were actually in the middle of…

Do Good and Do More

“This is not a feel-good experience. This is a reminder and commitment to DO better.” ― Marc Sebastian, Gawad Kalinga Five days later and I’m home. I’m sunburnt, I have an early day tomorrow since it’s back to work, and my dog seems to have decided to punish me for abandoning him (he keeps cuddling…

Gather up your friends this summer and make a difference

Have you guys made plans for summer yet? Check it out—Gawad Kalinga (GK) is once again asking you, your friends, and family to join Bayani Challenge, a two-month project (April 09 Araw ng Kagitingan to June 12 Araw ng Kalayaan) that will contribute to the effort of ending poverty in the Philippines. =) Bayani Challenge is part of Barangay…