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Manos Nail Lounge: More Than Just Manicures

May 27, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

By Carissa Mangubat It was never just about manicures and pedicures at Manos. One of our goals at Manos is to reinvent the spa experience by building and promoting social and environmental consciousness through our products and services. When we were conceptualizing Manos some six years ago, we knew that we […]

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Coming Back to Christ Through Mission Youth Philippines

May 16, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

By Ana Rafaela L. Sarmiento President, Mission Youth – Philippines For most people, Holy Week is a time to go out of town or take a break from school or work. However, every year, about a hundred youth and a few consecrated women and priests go to a community in […]

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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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Nestling in the Heart of Cocoon Boutique Hotel

May 2, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Sustainability is a buzzword excessively thrown around these days. However, only a very few establishments could claim to be truly sustainable from top to bottom. In the hotel industry, one such establishment is Cocoon Boutique Hotel, located in Scout Tobias, Quezon City. We recently had the honor of attending Cocoon’s […]

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Add Color and Nostalgia to Life with Pinta PH

May 1, 2017 12:09 am by Katrina Castaneda

Pinta PH is a startup business that principally aims to create tools and artisanal paints from Philippine resources by Filipinos, for Filipinos. Like all things, it started with a question, How do you actually make watercolor? “As a visual artist myself, I’ve never actually made paints before and curiosity sparked […]

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Solar Solutions PH: Empowering Communities Through Solar Energy

April 17, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

“There is no water, no light, no electricity.” This was how a survivor described Tacloban, Leyte in a report by CBS News after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines in 2013. Whenever a strong typhoon hits the country, help takes a while to arrive especially when roads are not passable. Most […]

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Life’s Most Meaningful Delay: The Jesuit Volunteer Experience

April 14, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

By Ynez Alcid Delays — I think everyone would agree with me that nothing good comes out of it. Plane delayed = waste of time in the airport. Submissions delayed = could get you fired. Boyfriend delayed = leads to a fight. A year delayed on anything = basically puts […]

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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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TULA: Where Every Child Can Succeed

March 30, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

Coaches guide learners at TULA on “missions” — modules that combine academic subjects and character development   By Niña V. Guno   What does it take for a child to succeed in the 21st century? James Centenera, co-founder of The Ultimate Learning Accelerator, or TULA, will tell you it’s “more […]