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9 Things I’m Grateful for This Year

It’s hard to be grateful when you’re feeling down, hopeless, and feel like the world’s against you, but if there’s one thing I learned during hard times was to be grateful in whatever circumstances I am in. Whenever I feel like ranting about how bad my day was, I try to be grateful first and… Continue reading 9 Things I’m Grateful for This Year

Categories · Health · People

5 Important Lessons on Strength in Difficult Times

It’s been nearly two years, but I can still feel the pain, anguish, and trauma brought about by Rianna’s sickness that almost cost her life. Rianna is my nine-year-old niece who suffered from mycoplasma encephalitis. She was hospitalized last October 17, 2015. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain. The majority of cases are caused… Continue reading 5 Important Lessons on Strength in Difficult Times

Health · People

Help Yollie Fight Bone Cancer

  “Sometimes we’re so busy trying to make everyone in our lives happy, we don’t realize that maybe it’s enough to make one person happy.” – Regina Brett I first met 58-year-old Yolanda “Yollie” Santos in 2009 when I was the chairman of the Lectors and Commentators’ Ministry in our parish. Back then, she was the… Continue reading Help Yollie Fight Bone Cancer

Categories · food · Fulfillment · People

Why I Decided to Cook My Own Meals

My mom would always tell me, “If you want to eat good food, learn how to cook!” I never took that seriously. What for? She always cooks for us and when I started earning my own money, I can always call a fast-food chain and have my meal delivered right at my doorsteps if I… Continue reading Why I Decided to Cook My Own Meals

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What I Learned About Serving God

It’s been 19 years since I started serving in our parish. I almost gave up a lot of times because of unanswered prayers, frustrations, heartaches, and failures, but whenever God gives me unexpected and overwhelming blessings, I felt ashamed that I even entertained that thought. Sundays are sacred  When I was younger, my mom would… Continue reading What I Learned About Serving God

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‘Hope in a Bottle’ maker wins the Developmental Social Enterprise Awards 2017

GenerationHope, Inc., the social enterprise behind “Hope in a Bottle” purified bottled water, is the Grand Winner of this year’s Developmental Social Enterprise Awards (DSE Awards) presented by Isla Lipana & Co., the Philippine member firm of the PwC global network (PwC Philippines), and CSR thought leader Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCY Foundation). Other… Continue reading ‘Hope in a Bottle’ maker wins the Developmental Social Enterprise Awards 2017