“[It is always essential] to have a culture that is focused on empowerment and inclusion,” declared Mirus Ponon, a dynamic Filipino youth advocate.
“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” Relief drives are not a lasting solution for evacuees during disasters. Only institutionalized government response in partnership with the private sector can address the long-term effects of being displaced.
The Pinoy bayanihan spirit is lifting the Philippines with private groups, companies, and individuals volunteering and stepping up to showcase Filipino hospitality as the country hosts the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). Amidst social...