Social Entrepreneurship

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The Amazing ECHOStore

January 13, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

In 2008, before buying organic, natural, sustainable or local became trendy in the Philippines, the one-stop social enterprise ECHOstore was born. Conceptualized by three like-minded friends Jeannie Javelosa, Pacita “Chit” Juan and Regina “Reena” Francisco over dinner, ECHOstore (an acronym for Environment, Community, Hope and Organization) started out as a […]

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Threads and Trends that Go Beyond Borders

January 10, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

These are the blankets that take the living tradition of abel weaving beyond borders Traditional loom weaving in the Philippines is slowly becoming a dying art. This sad and alarming reality pushed Marga Palafox and her partners to go Beyond Borders in order to preserve the tradition of abel weaving. […]

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Kalsada: Giving PH Coffee an Avenue for Export

January 7, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

It took one photograph for Carmel Laurino to begin plying an unpaved road in search of answers regarding the export of Philippine coffee. The photograph, found during Laurino’s undergrad years in the University of Washington, was of the Filipino Coffee Co. at Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, taken sixty two […]

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Museo Pambata

December 16, 2016 1:25 am by Gabriella Galvez

Manila’s pioneer interactive children’s museum stays ahead of the curve with engaging exhibits and activities for kids, parents, and educators alike. Museo Pambata rings quite a bell for Manila locals, and rightly so. The brainchild of Nina Lim-Yuson, an early childhood educator, visited the Boston Children’s Museum in America during […]

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Kajuayan: Going Loco with Coco

December 7, 2016 2:00 am by Katrina Castaneda

This team promises to bring freshness right in front of your doorstep In our fast-paced lifestyle that can’t seem to stop as we age, we look for ways on how we can actually make things easier for us and one of that is going instant- instant food, instant workout, instant […]

Angat Buhay: Partnerships Against Poverty

December 4, 2016 12:00 pm by Cheenee Otarra

Representatives from different groups pledged to work together in the fight against poverty “Poverty is the root cause of many Filipino families’ suffering. Poverty is a larger war that needs our focus and attention,” Vice-President Leni Robredo said during the Angat Buhay: Partnerships Against Poverty Summit on October 10, 2016 […]

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Gifts that Give

December 1, 2016 10:00 am by Kritzia Santos

“It is Christmas everytime you let God’s love others through you.” – Saint Mother Teresa Saint Mother Teresa reminds us what Christmas is all about: love in its purest form, God the father giving us His only son to redeem us and to make all things new. The holiday season […]

Anchored Philippines: Small Things, Great Love

November 13, 2016 7:12 am by Kritzia Santos

Two months ago, the body of one 2-year-old boy was burnt from head to side. The pain must have been terrible for him after sustaining third degree burns all over. Thankfully, through the help of the local government, the hospital, and doctors, the boy’s parents didn’t have to pay for […]

Nipa Foods – Locally Sourced World-Class Filipino Products

October 17, 2016 4:18 pm by Bettina Bacani

Nipa Foods is a specialty food and beverage business that sources local and unique Philippine foodstuffs. They have products like chili garlic oil, cashew butter, trail mix, mead, and melomel. It is a division of Selula Hayagham Corporation, a Filipino-owned company that aims to become the largest diversified life science […]

Meridian Lee Draws a New Line of Social Entrepreneurship

September 26, 2016 10:15 pm by Karla Ramos

Fun, fashionable, durable, and useful — these are some of the most important things we look for when buying stuff. But what if you can get all of these while also promoting a good cause? Bags and jewelry are two things that most women don’t go without nowadays. You need […]