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RAFI Triennial Awards: Recognizing Exemplary Individual and Outstanding Institution

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It takes roughly three years before this silver trophy gets handed out by one of the well-respected organization in the country, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) in their search for the Exemplary Individual and Outstanding Institution in the country. The process that takes place is a costly and tedious one at best. 

From the calls for nomination to extensive screning of two-hundred-plus recommendations... to mobilizing a team who will do the validation and monitoring... to finishing up the video and book documentations... up to staging the awards night last March 22, 2012 at Marco Polo Plaza with all the government and NGO stakeholders, the RAFI Triennial Awards could be called the highest humanitarian and service award for any philanthropic individual and organization who has changed the lives where they are serving.


The awardees received a trophy, cash prize of not less than a half million pesos and the opportunity to travel in the Visayas and Mindanao to share expertise to v…

Over 5,000 Runners Geared for Run4Home 2012, I Am One

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Globe Run4Home2012, one of biggest running events staged in Cebu City this year, hits the road at the crack of dawn last March 25, 2012 with over 5,000 runners racing at the Cebu International Convention Center, each eager not only to cross the finish line but to take part in a meaningful undertaking that will benefit the environment as well as the less fortunate members of society.

The annual charity fun run gathers the running community of Cebu led by Cebu luminaries Yong and Donna Larrazabal, multi-awarded triathlete Noy Jopson, and ABS CBN News Anchor and champion ultrarunner  Haydee Acuna.  Breast cancer survivors headed by Mary Anne Solomon, President of the Outdoor Advertising of the Philippines Cebu Chapter, about 150 runners from respected financial institution JP Morgan, and other running aficionados from Manila and key cities nationwide also join the race.



Registration fees are the most affordable rate ever in Globe Run4Home history, making the running event more accessible…

Cleaner World: Positive Change for a Healthier Philippines! Unilab Ideas Positive Campaign Transforms Communities with Youth

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It goes without saying that Philippines has become an epicenter of the harsh effects of Climate Changes. 

From the thousands of lives lost to typhoons and extreme famine, we could never ignore the reality that we need to have sustainable ways of modifying our lifestyle so that we could leave less carbon footprint. One thing we could act now is address our environmental problems in lessening garbage.

Fortunately, our country has been addressing this issue for quite sometime now through proper waste disposal, encouraging zero waste management, recognizing and rewarding green companies, strong info campaign on dealing with waste, effective packaging, and strict implementation of the law.



But as I had a community visit to the Inayawan Landfill in Cebu, I thought to myself, we have to somehow step up our game so that we don’t have to deal with this mountain high wastes and people living around it won’t have to live in such a horrible place. They may look happy and content when we went ther…

Globe Run4Home launches on March 25! Globe redefines activism

Cebuano triathlete champion Noy Jopson endorses Globe  annual charity run

A big name in the athletic scene, Cebuano Noy Jopson Is most known for grabbing the first Cobra Ironman title, which he skillfully set at 4:21.27. This coming March 25, 2012 in Cebu City, he will be joining the upcoming Globe Run4Home and has openly expressed his endorsement for the values that the event espouses.

“I’m really excited! Globe Run4Home is dedicated to not just 1 but 4 organizations that are at the forefront of their advocacies.  It’s not often that you get to combine what you love with giving back,” shares Noy when asked about his sentiments regarding the event.
A lover of the outdoors and sports, Noy has successfully kept himself busy and immersed in the world of fitness. His fire for running started at the early age of 9. Even during his younger years, his titles number to many and include prestigious awards. Among those that he championed are Asian Cup Junior in 1995 and the Philippine Enduraman C…

Best Filipino Service Award Honors Great Contribution to Society

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After three years of nomination, extensive screening, and validation, two winners out of 10 finalists will be honored during the 5th Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Triennial Awards on Mar. 22 at Marco Polo Plaza.

The winners will receive a trophy, cash prize of not less than P400,000, and the opportunity to travel in the Visayas and Mindanao to share expertise to various groups.

The RAFI Triennial Awards is the premier service and humanitarian award in the Visayas and Mindanao, which recognize the philanthropic, humanitarian, and holistic efforts of individuals and institutions in enhancing the quality of life of various groups and communities. 
Five finalists vied for each of the awards category—the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual and Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution. 

They are Fr. Angelo Buenavides, Prof. Estrella Cantallopez, Apolinario Leyson Sr., Fr. Dennis Tamayo, and Rene Vendiola for the individual cateogory, and 
Agri-Aqua Development Coalition …

Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inaugurates Cebu Warehouse

THE country’s biggest ceramic tile manufacturing company, Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc. (MSCI) opens its Cebu warehouse on Friday along H. Abellana st. in Canduman, Mandaue City.

Anukul  Kongrit, MSCI president, said they have decided to put up a warehouse here in Cebu to serve the demands and requirements of the Visayas-Mindanao region with more efficiency and convenience.

“In Mariwasa, we continuously strive to provide our end-users with faster and convenient services,” the Thai MSCI president Kongrit said. “The same uncompromising quality in every piece of product is now here in Cebu to serve the discriminating tastes of the market in the region.”
This year, Mariwasa will focus more on strengthening the brand in the Vis-Min region, according to Kongrit.



Expected to ceremonially cut the ribbon signalling the formal opening of the warehouse are Thai MSCI president Anukul Kongrit, Michael Co of Cebu Oversea Hardware, Stephen Go of Cebu Atlantic Hardware, Boni Sia of Cebu Bionic Builder S…

Lapu-lapu kicks off Kadaugan sa Mactan Street Party

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Kadaugan Street Party 2012 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

APRIL 28, 2012 (FRIDAY)



Food Stations – All the delicious street food and local delicacies you can eat plus your favourite drinks and lots of Ice-cold beer.Selling Booths – Shop til you drop and enjoy amazing bargain finds on clothes. bags, accessories and other cool itemsKadaugan Street Party ALA Amateur Boxing Night – Get up close to the boxing action and cheer for your favorite amateur fighters.Street Dance Competition – Check out all the exciting moves, tricks and flips by talented dance groups from all over the city.Live DJ’s from Penthouse – Dance all day and party all night to the live DJ’s from one of Cebu’s biggest clubs.Let’s Share TV’s Wet T-shirt Party – It doesn’t get any hotter with this extravaganza of sexy ladies.Kadaugan Street Party Carnival – Unleash the child in you and be amazed by the exciting carnival performers.Kadaugan Street Party Midnight Beer Run (3k and 6K) – Run, Walk or crawl your way in this …

Spend your summer in Singapore’s secret hotspots

With summer 2012 pegged to be a cool season in the Philippines, it seems like a good time to take a break off from the same old beach routine. Instead of bringing home beach bracelets and sand bottles, bring your friends and family to Singapore and enjoy a new experience exploring its hidden gems.

“Singapore offers surprises for Filipino families, couples and barkadas who are looking for a new way to enjoy the summer vacation,” said Ms Sherina Chan, Singapore Tourism Board Area Director for the Philippines and Brunei.
Bring them to see a new side of Singapore with the Original Singapore Walks by Journeys. Take the road less traveled with expert local guides and explore off the beaten tracks. Be entertained with an endless store of anecdotes that reveal the true heart of the city for you to proudly declare, 'I've truly been to Singapore.' 

If you are interested to find out how Singapore was sold to the British for 60,000 Spanish Dollars and catch a glimpse of dying trades, the…