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Journeying with Lead to Heal

September 14, 2017 7:00 pm by Kritzia Santos

The words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in this world,” has always moved me to do something. No matter how hard I would try, it would seem to just be a little ripple in the ocean, but as St. Mother Teresa’s words would always remind […]

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Modern Day Heroes

June 11, 2017 7:00 pm by Kritzia Santos

Dear Taste <3 Company Reader,   Happy Independence Day! This article is about modern day Filipino heroes.   THANK YOU for being a hero. In one way or another, each person is a hero to someone or to something… a parent to his or her child, a doctor to a patient, […]

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Where The Heart Is: Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal

May 12, 2017 7:00 pm by Kritzia Santos

Our  Lady of Fatima Shrine (photo courtesy of Bambie Carlos) How can three children bring millions of people to one little town in Portugal? The answer is because of the power of and the message from Our Lady of Fatima. One hundred years ago, in 1917 during the Great War, […]

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Where The Heart Is: Tandag, Mindanao and their Self Help Groups

April 21, 2017 7:00 pm by Kritzia Santos

How can a small organized community in Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Mindanao provide loans and financial assistance totalling 3 million Pesos within their own Self-Help Group (“SHeG”) within just three years? At the Alay Kapwa Launch in Mindanao (Taste on Alay Kapwa), I was specifically drawn to a smiling group […]

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Living Out Visita Iglesia Around the Philippines

April 11, 2017 7:00 pm by Kritzia Santos

A touch of heaven with all the saints in Catarman Cathedral: The lives of the saints are always there to remind us that we can keep on going. As Robert Louis Stevenson put it “Saints are sinners that kept on going”. The Philippines is home to about eighty million Catholics […]

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Alay Kapwa Sunday: Giving Sunday

April 7, 2017 7:00 pm by Kritzia Santos

“An Authentic faith always involves a deep desire to change the world”-Pope Francis (Photo courtesy of Fr. Edwin Gariguez) “Sabi noong tatay malinaw po sa akin at sa aking mga anak na kahit galing sa basura yung aming kakainin ito ay tugon ng Diyos sa aming dasal na bigyan kami […]

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Where the Heart Is: Randy Gabuat on His Hometown, the Philippines

April 6, 2017 11:17 am by Kritzia Santos

  Three years ago, I met Randy Gabuat, someone who is passionate about expressing his love for the Philippines and promoting volunteering to help many Filipinos living in underprivileged communities. Motivating and developing people has always been his major strength. Helping others, particularly volunteers, to achieve positive results is consistently […]

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A Helping Hand with Big Hands Australia

March 22, 2017 7:00 pm by Kritzia Santos

Big Hands Australia is a non-profit organization that aims to provide health training and rehabilitative health services to disabled Filipinos that normally go without. Director of Big Hands, Carlos Bello, a musculoskeletal physiotherapist based in Melbourne Australia talks with Taste.Company about an organization striving to make their vision a reality. […]

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Finding Joy in Volunteering this Summer

March 11, 2017 7:00 pm by Kritzia Santos

 “Where I’m from everyone’s a hero” was a popular and much used phrase  when the Ondoy Typhoon struck Manila and was helping out their Filipino brothers and sisters. Everybody took part in a remarkable show of fellowship and unity. It is at such moments of national tragedy when our nation […]

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Lent: The Next Forty Days

March 1, 2017 1:02 am by Kritzia Santos

Don’t let the next forty days pass you by without getting closer to Jesus The 1st of March this year marks the first day of Lent in the Christian tradition. The next forty days is a very special time for all Christians to practice and live the real meaning of […]