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Cebu Pacific salutes World Vision achievers
posted by Carrie B. Yan on 07/04/2011 02:48 PM

World Vision, a non-profit organization that helps send indigent kids to school, recently paid tribute to 20 students under its Child Sponsorship Program. In a  ceremony entitled Flying High, the students were recognized for their academic achievements. Cebu Pacific, the country's number one carrier, flew in students from as far as Misamis Occidental, Cebu, Aklan and Palawan to attend the special occasion."This day was made possible because of partners like Cebu Pacific," said Boris Joaquin, World Vision Marketing Director. "Before, we only conducted this ceremony for the World Vision-sponsored kids in Luzon. But now, with Cebu Pacific's help, we were... read more

tags: cebu pacific, world vision, child sponsorship program, flying high, boris joaquin

Alexandra Eduque: Global Shaper
posted by Brando Dimagiba on 02/24/2012 12:34 PM

Action, more than words, is needed if we want a better world.  This is how Alexandra Eduque views her work as the founder and Chairperson for Habitat for Humanity Philippines Youth Council.  Alex first became involved with Habitat for Humanity through the exposure program of her high school, the International School Manila.  She was assigned to the site but her long-term commitment to the organization shows that she was truly meant to be part of the organization.  She stayed a week at the Baseco build site and spent the whole summer of 2005 helping build houses.  And since then, she... read more

tags: alexandra eduque, global shaper, habitat, humanity philippines youth council, world economic forum

World Humanitarian Day: People Helping People
posted by Brando Dimagiba on 08/02/2012 02:39 PM

World Humanitarian Day honors those who have lost their lives or injured themselves in humanitarian service and who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions all over the globe.  It also seeks to shine a spotlight on humanitarian needs worldwide and the importance of international cooperation in meeting those needs.  It is a celebration of people helping others and thanking them for their hard-work, dedication, and sacrifice in their efforts to make a better world.There is never a year that goes by without humanitarian cries affecting some part of the world.  So in December 2008, the 63rd  session of... read more

tags: world humanitarian day, people helping people, beyoncé, campaign, united nations

Filipinos in the World Baseball Classic
posted by Brando Dimagiba on 11/27/2012 05:05 PM

The World Baseball Classic is an international baseball tournament created by Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, and other professional baseball leagues and players associations around the world. It is the main tournament sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation and was organized in large part as a response to the International Olympic Committee's decision to remove baseball as an Olympic sport in 2005.  The event has grown into a major sporting event worldwide, some branding it as the World Cup of baseball.Eugene Macalalag "Geno" Espineli was born September 8, 1982 in Houston, Texas.  He was a Majo... read more

tags: filipinos in the world baseball classic, geno, espineli, major league baseball, athletes

Browsing the World's Constitutions
posted by Brando Dimagiba on 10/04/2013 03:12 PM

A constitution - the set of fundamental principles according to which a state or other organization is governed - provides citizens with a guide to their basic rights and responsibilities, and how they should expect to be supported and protected. Certainly, it is a symbolic and important document as it establishes the standards and the ideals to which all members of a nation aspire. It is a statement of inclusion, of sovereignty, of what makes a nation. And for those new to democratic rule of law, writing the constitution requires  the framers to look to other documents so they can... read more

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