10 Popular Father’s Day Sayings

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Stories of Hope

There are hundreds of internet quotes that try to capture what a father is. We share a few of them here that remind us how a father’s impact shows not just through an inspirational sentence, but through his actions. His love shines in what he does for the people he calls his sons and daughters. […]

#MyMotherSaid: A Mother’s Day Tribute

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Stories of Hope
#MyMotherSaid: A Mother’s Day Tribute

Moms say memorable things to their kids. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s strange. Often, it’s strict. But pretty much always, it’s in love. This past weekend, we honored the timeless wisdom of moms by featuring some of the best advice our friend’s mothers had to offer. We asked some of our friends for quotable quotes […]

Less Fear, More Hope

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Stories of Hope
Less Fear, More Hope

2015 Quality Index Overall Scores RANK COUNTRY SCORE 1 UK 93.9 2 Australia 91.6 3 New Zealand 87.6 … 78 Philippines 15.3 79 Bangladesh 14.1 80 Iraq 12.5 In a 2015 quality of death study, the Philippines was named as the third worst place to die out of 80 countries, next to Iraq and Bangladesh. […]

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Stories of Hope
Why Do You Do What You Do?

IN PHOTO: Doc Mae visits a patient during the beginning of The Ruth Foundation’s operations in March 2013. The following is an edited transcript of the speech given by Dr. Mae Corvera during the January 30, 2017 Awarding of Social Welfare Development Agencies by DSWD NCR. During the ceremony, The Ruth Foundation received its 3-year […]

Love is a Verb

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Stories of Hope
Love is a Verb

Every February, we celebrate expressions of love. Young lovers trade flowers and gifts. Husband and wife share special dinners together. The list goes on. But while we enjoy receiving love this month, let us remember that love is also something to give away. Love is sharing the chocolates you receive. Love is helping your neighbor […]

Flowers for Hope

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Stories of Hope
Flowers for Hope

A few months ago, a viral video told the story of a New York-based service that repurposes wedding flowers and gives them away. This was the story of the lovely ladies at Repeat Roses.     After large events generate large amounts of waste, Repeat Roses recycles the compostable waste and sends still-fresh flowers off […]

A Father’s Sacrifices

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Stories of Hope
A Father’s Sacrifices

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we want to appreciate all the amazing dads who remind us what love is. One such man is someone we met on our home visits. Meet Lolo Leoncio, 97 years old. Not only is he the father of one of our patients– a 66-year-old woman partially paralysed from […]

Hope for the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Stories of Hope
Hope for the Holidays

written By: Mikee Pasaporte A 47-year old patient of ours, welcomes the holiday season with more hope than usual. He started off with immense weakness on all his extremities on the right side of his body due to a stroke. In comparison with his condition last month, he can now move his right hand, sit […]

Reasons to Give Thanks

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Stories of Hope
Reasons to Give Thanks

written by: Mikee Pasaporte “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”- J.F. Kennedy It is that time of the year when the word “Thanksgiving” floods our social media. Though here in the Philippines, Thanksgiving Day is not a holiday […]

Chickens, Eggs & Resiliency

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Stories of Hope
Chickens, Eggs & Resiliency

Written By: Mikee Pasaporte One day, I was talking with Ms. Lira, our social worker, about a good patient story to feature this month. She mentioned the typical scenarios: patients who are in pain, patients who have sad family backgrounds… and a patient who takes care of chickens. Now, this was something that tickled my inquisitive […]