When I was growing up in the Philippines, I remember getting “balikbayan” boxes in the mail: care packages from a hemisphere away, bursting at the seams with clothes and books and movies and all the bittersweet symbolisms of distant relatives and their lingering connections to us, the ones they left behind.  Little did I know that…

When we began working on ChooseSocial.PH, we wanted to highlight the great work and community impact of social enterprises in the Philippines. But really, which organizations inspired us to embark on this journey? And why Philippines? Gelaine and I are located in Toronto and Gelaine, who was born in the Philippines, hasn’t always felt like…

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