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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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Alexandra Eduque: Moving Mountains Through MovEd

March 24, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

In a country where quality education is a privilege for the few who can afford it, MovEd, or MOVE.org Foundation is building a sturdy bridge for the underprivileged youth to cross on their way to a brighter future. A non-profit organization that seeks to provide the youngest students of the […]

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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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Ann Marie Cunanan: Spreading the Credo of Meaningful Travels

March 15, 2017 7:00 pm by Marky Ramone Go

Meaningful Travels PH tagline is ‘explore, immerse and connect’. Photo courtesy of Jacob Maentz When I first met Ann Marie Cunanan more than a year ago, she took me inside Fort Bonifacio for a bit of an afternoon walk at the camp’s oval field. Mirroring our hurried pace around the […]

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Will Lauder’s Kapuluan Coconut is Proudly Pinoy

March 13, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

The coconut is currently celebrating its heyday these days, and while raw and virgin coconut oil are easy to find in the coconut-rich tropics, the rest of the Western world doesn’t enjoy this luxury. Enter Kapuluan Coconut. Kapuluan (“islands”, in Filipino) Coconut’s founder, Will Lauder, was scheduled to fly from […]

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Ryan Gersava: Creating Opportunities that Make Dreams a ‘Virtual’ Reality

February 21, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

“Our goal is to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”, shares Ryan Gersava, founder of Go2 Virtualahan, Inc.. As a child, Gersava dreamt of becoming a doctor so he could help people in need of medical attention. While working as a […]

An Exemplary Genie with a Golden Heart: Make-A-Wish’s Ana Chua

February 6, 2017 7:00 pm by Kritzia Santos

By Kritzia Santos and Booie Segovia For February 2017 we want to celebrate the month of love featuring exceptional  people who have  Golden hearts that constantly love and  give back to others without thought for themselves. What is a golden heart?  Generally speaking it is a person’s heart that is […]

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Sabrina Ongkiko: Teaching as a Work of Heart

February 2, 2017 7:00 pm by Cheenee Otarra

How many of us dream of becoming teachers? Sabrina “Sabs” Ongkiko, a 2016 Ten Outstanding Women of the Nation awardee, initially wanted to become a doctor so she studied biology in Ateneo de Manila University. Today she teaches Science and English to grade six students at Culiat Elementary School in […]

The Inspiring Journey of Rogelio Franco: ‘The One-Hand Biker’

January 21, 2017 11:45 am by Marky Ramone Go

“I started my bicycle ride around the Philippines in June 24, 2015 and ended in October 10, 2015 for a total of 108 days”. Franco narrated to me during the first time I met him at a Travel Expo in SMX Moa earlier this year. After listening to his story […]

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Agrea: The Next Sexy Thing

January 18, 2017 7:00 pm by Cheenee Otarra

AGREA Team in Marinduque “Farming is sexy, cool, smart, and humane.” This is the battle cry of Cherrie Atilano, the President and Founding Farmer of AGREA PH who is one of 2016’s Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) awardees. In an era of digital start-ups, Cherrie started AGREA, […]