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Bobby Aboitiz: The man who loves Cebu

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Roberto Eduardo “Bobby” Aboitiz was a man who truly loved Cebu. Under his leadership as president of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi), he spearheaded and supported youth development and social development programs, among which are the Kool Adventure Camp (KAC) and Mega Cebu. In her tribute to her husband after the Mass of Resurrection […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Aboitiz, malls and corporate social responsibility

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I was supposed to write something about the Inquirer series of articles on malls in the country published last year owing to the caveat that malls are among the most common and favored go-to places of Filipinos in recent years especially when one wants to escape the summer heat but don’t want to dip into […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Alleviating poverty through social partnerships

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A collaborative meeting between the School of Business and Economics of the University of San Carlos (USC), Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) and Santa Clara University of California took place on January 7 to discuss possible steps and program initiatives with the aim to sustain and improve the micro-entrepreneurs of Cebu. RAFI said that with […]

Posted: January 16th, 2017 in What's Up | Read More »

Community micro-trade project sought in Cebu

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A California-based university, together with the University of San Carlos (USC) and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi), is working on a community-based program to strengthen small-scale enterprises in Cebu and Central Visayas. Representatives of Santa Clara University, a Jesuit-run university in Silicon Valley, California, met with USC’s School of Business and Economics and Rafi […]

Posted: January 7th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Sistemang Pilipino performs

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FOR today, December 15, Sistemang Pilipino will perform during the Christmas celebration of the Cebu Provincial Capitol at its front terrace starting at 5 p.m. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, says Lianne Sala. Lianne is the president and CEO of Sistemang Pilipino, a nonprofit organization for outreach music education based in Cebu. Fr. Ernesto Javier, […]

Posted: December 14th, 2016 in Cult Cuts,Life | Read More »

Touching people

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The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) celebrated its 50th anniversary of embarking on programs and projects that aim to touch the lives and shape the future of people in its partner communities through its seven programs: Integrated Development, Micro-Finance and Entrepreneurship, Culture and Heritage, Education, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Leadership, and Citizenship. My partnership […]

Posted: November 19th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

RAFI turns 50: Reins handed over to young Aboitizes

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The Aboitiz elders entrusted the reins of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) to the fifth generation of young Aboitizes during the foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration last November 16. Led by RAFI president Roberto Aboitiz and accompanied by his mother Señora Francisca Aboitiz, the fourth-generation Aboitizes handed to the younger Aboitizes the new book titled […]

Posted: November 19th, 2016 in Community | Read More »

CANCER AWARENESS: Healing negative feelings through meditation

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Fear, anger, anxiety, sadness, frustration, and jealousy are common emotions that any individual may find difficult to handle. They are said to be innate, which simply means that anyone can encounter and carry them — anytime, anywhere. For cancer patients, studies have shown that the presence of these negative emotions becomes heavier to bear than […]

Posted: November 13th, 2016 in Headlines,Special Feature | Read More »

Water Resources Center celebrates 40 years of water eng’g in practice

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The University of San Carlos-Water Resources Center Foundation Inc. (USC-WRCFI) celebrates its 40th anniversary as one of the leading water consulting centers for sustainable water in Central Visayas and the Philippines. Four decades of water engineering in practice magnify a milestone of more than 1,000 water projects in the Philippines and over 50 various domestic […]

Posted: November 2nd, 2016 in Community | Read More »

RAFI partners with stakeholders to restore Gabaldon schoolhouses in Cebu

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IN its effort to strengthen the formal public education system as well as preserve the local culture and heritage in Cebu, a non-government organization (NGO) is partnering with various stakeholders to restore the Gabaldon schoolhouses in the different parts of the province. The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi) will collaborate with the Cebu Provincial government, […]

Posted: September 28th, 2016 in Community | Read More »