ULF in the News

Thanks to your unique contribution to our programs, we're making it in the news- inspiring more people to help build a healthier Philippines with us.

JAYE Santos Manlolo would always beam at customers of Southstar Drug’s Visayas Ave. branch. “Good morning. Welcome to Southstar Drug,” she’d say with a welcoming smile.
Posted on 3/5/18
“The youth is the hope of our nation,” – words immortalized by our National Hero Jose Rizal remains as relevant today 149 years after his martyrdom.
Posted on 2/20/18
Have you come to ask why more workplaces have started to bring Persons with Disability into its workforce? Yes, simply because PWD inclusivity means achieving multiple bottom lines as a result of enhanced efficiency and improved productivity.
Posted on 2/19/18
Now on its second year, the free clinic has united even more specialists and volunteers, added new organizations to its roster of partners, and increased the number of persons with Down syndrome served to 200.
Posted on 3/23/16
About 200 doctors, nurses, dentists, psychiatrists, and therapists joined hands for people with Down syndrome at the annual free clinic of the United for Down program at the Bayanihan Center, Mandaluyong City, on Mar. 20.
Posted on 3/21/16
A healthier Philippines is where all 100 million Filipinos have the space to be holistically healthy. Nobody gets left behind; not even those who are born different, and are marginalized in opportunities,” states Rhodora Palomar-Fresnedi, Executive Director of Unilab Foundation.
Posted on 3/20/16
They’re among the so-called millennials, but the youth of Ideas Positive (IP) are out to prove that they can do something more than just post selfies and share memes. Their battle cry: “Kabataan para sa kalusugan, kaming lahat ‘yan!”
Posted on 3/14/16
What do elementary students know about over-the-counter drugs? Do high school students understand how diseases spread? How can you make music with light? Students, teachers and guests found the answers to these and many other questions at the Health Science On The Go-Traveling Science Centrum.
Posted on 2/22/16
Diagnosed with autism, Cham earns a living as a graphic arts designer. The model employee of the Unilab Foundation received a special award from PFRD.
Posted on 10/5/15
President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday handed awards to outstanding persons with disabilities (PWDs) and advocates for their welfare during the 2015 Apolinario Mabini Awards held in Malacañang.
Posted on 9/29/15
DAVAO CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) – The recently launched Travelling Science Centrum at the Mindanao Science and Technology Centrum in the city underscores the importance of health care literacy especially aimed at educating young students.
Posted on 9/28/15
Unilab Foundation's invaluable partner for workplace inclusion, Best Buddies Manila was recognized at the Best Buddies International’s 26th Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference.
Posted on 8/27/15
UNILAB Foundation continues to harness the brightest and most civic-minded youth to solve grassroots health problems of the country—one community at a time.
Posted on 8/23/15
Ideas Positive is one if the movements that we deeply care about because they empower our youth to use their creativity and God-given talents to turn their ideas into reality. Not just ideas, ideas to make a #healthierPH!
Posted on 8/15/15
IMPROVING a broom making community’s health condition and increasing the daily income. This is the change brought upon by Team Transformers, the winner of Unilab Foundation’s Ideas Positive in its fourth year.
Posted on 8/5/15
Unilab Foundation's Project Inclusion, a supporter of Puzzle Cafe, partners with schools and organizations to research and promote employment of people with disabilities.
Posted on 4/16/15
The program focused on the advantages of hiring young people with autism. With their heightened abilities in pattern recognition, great attention to detail and logical reasoning, people on the autism spectrum are often more effective workers in some fields than those who are not.
Posted on 4/7/15
Did you know that for every piece of art you buy from the Angel Moreno exhibit, you're helping children use play time as therapy for trauma? Talk about art with a heart!
Posted on 3/25/15
Love comes in all forms and sizes. Through the love and support of volunteers, doctors, partners and family, access to health services was provided to over 150 children and adults with Down Syndrome.
Posted on 2/16/15
Over 200 volunteers made up of doctors, nurses, specialists, dentists and therapists were all present to treat children and adults with Down Syndrome for the entire day.
Posted on 2/9/15
“PWDs can contribute in their own unique way. Given the right conditions, they can not only do the job, but do the job better than anyone else," says of Rhodora Palomar-Fresnedi, Executive Director of Unilab Foundation.
Posted on 12/22/14
Persons with disabilities, particularly those with autism and down syndrome, can be valuable contributors to the business, according to a joint study by Unilab Foundation Inc. and the De La Salle University Social Development Research Center.
Posted on 10/11/14
Unilab Foundation, Unilab’s humanitarian arm, wants to take it a notch (a great notch!) further to include the entire Philippines! Curious as to how the whole country can be rallied to be healthy, I signed up to join the #healthierPH event held last September 16, 2014 at Sentro 1771...
Posted on 9/23/14
The Portal breaks the usual notions about volunteerism: that volunteer work always means physical work. In this digital world, even just one Facebook share or one retweet can make a difference- it can spread awareness. Sometimes, it only takes one responsible click to make an impact.
Posted on 9/21/14
We are now living in a digital world, we can get everything done in just a click of a button. You see, life became easier, convenient and fast. But in this digital world, Unilab Foundation reminded us to have a heart. We should use technology to our advantage in making this world a better place.
Posted on 9/21/14
his is the thing that we found really cool when we went to the launch of Unilab Foundation’s #healthierPH campaign. Designed to be hip, fresh, and really cool, the Unilab Foundation has launched the #healthierPH Volunteer Portal – the foundation’s door to the possibilities in helping out.
Posted on 9/21/14
Their goal seemed too big, too much, too high – almost seemed impossible. But this group also believes in Bayanihan. Oo nga naman. If they do it alone, this goal is probably too ambitious. But if they could tap people to help them out, it’ll be attainable!
Posted on 9/20/14
I’ve always been a big believer of Volunteerism. I think that if life has been good to you, it’s only right that you give back to those who haven’t been as lucky. Given my disposition, I said yes when the people from Nuffnang asked me if I wanted to attend an event hosted by Unliab Foundation.
Posted on 9/20/14
Since most everyone who have the means to volunteer or make a difference are on the Internet nearly 24/7, Unilab Foundation, figured what better way to encourage volunteerism than by creating a digital platform to make it possible for people to "contribute in building a healthier nation...
Posted on 9/20/14
The #healthierPH project of Unilab Foundation is a worthy endeavor. They aim to reach more Filipinos and encourage them to donate their time, resources and talent in Unilab’s various volunteer projects.
Posted on 9/20/14
They believe sa spirit of "Bayanihan" which is joining hands together to make a big difference sa more than 100 million Filipinos. Building a healthier Philippines- one person, one community a time.
Posted on 9/19/14
Since everybody is always on the Internet, taking selfies and liking Facebook statuses, the brilliant team behind Unilab Foundation, Inc. took this as an opportunity to initiate and amplify positive change through their #healthierPH Volunteer Portal, a digital hub for volunteer opportunities.
Posted on 9/18/14
In line with its mission to build a healthier Philippines, the Unilab Foundation (ULF) has launched the #healthierPH Volunteer Portal – the foundation’s door to the possibilities in helping out. It’s a digital platform for people who are looking for ways to contribute to building a healthier nation
Posted on 9/18/14
With ULF Volunteer Portal, money, physical work or even physical presence wouldn’t be a big problem. UNILAB Foundation believes that by using the social media, with our little action, could create a greater impact.
Posted on 9/18/14
We had the privilege of actually seeing the first salvo of this nice little campaign to make small changes you can commit to be a reality. It’s just 21 days of committing to a small goal, it’ll be easy and you’ll see hundreds of people doing the same thing.
Posted on 9/17/14
When In Manila, we can engage in activities for social good that can help communities to have better lives by sharing our time and talents. This endeavour is clearly apparent to college students who have joined and won the Unilab Foundation Ideas Positive competition.
Posted on 7/13/14
Not a few people once thought of doing something to make a difference in an impoverished community. Often, this desire for positive change is challenged by lack of funds and interest on the part of those who will benefit from it.
Posted on 7/9/14
Amidst the colorful brooms being peddled on the streets of Cebu was a heartbreaking story of a community that lived in abject poverty and in a seriously unhealthy environment. Because of poor working conditions, the people in the community suffered from respiratory and other lung problems.
Posted on 6/22/14
The Autism Society Philippines, two other national advocacy organizations and five learning institutions signed Memoranda of Understanding with Unilab Foundation, through Project Inclusion.
Posted on 6/4/14
Super Typhoon Yolanda’s statistics were mind boggling: three-and-a-half times stronger than Hurricane Katrina; and left close to 6,000 dead (and counting) and affected more than 13 million Filipinos.
Posted on 3/1/14
Natural calamities in the Philippines come one after another every year these days. In 2013, the country was devastated with both natural disasters and an armed conflict in Zamboanga City.
Posted on 1/4/14
SDRC in partnership with the Unilab Foundation will conduct a research study entitled, “From the Margins to Mainstream of Society: Transforming the Lives of Workers with Exceptionality,...
Posted on 12/1/13
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—The cacophony of children playing and laughing amid the searing heat of the noonday sun resonated in this place where once shouts and cries for help echoed in nearby hills.
Posted on 11/30/13
When I first saw the play space being built just beside a relocation site for victims of Sendong in Sitio Canitoan, Barangay Calaanan in Cagayan de Oro, I was more than a little awestruck.
Posted on 11/2/13
I ATTENDED the 13th National Autism Conference held on October 26- 28, 2013 at the Meralco Hall, Pasig City and I must say that it was a very good experience. It was attended by around 300 delegates...
Posted on 10/29/13
Members of the Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association Inc. will be provided with the first line of defense against Hepatistis B, one of the most common and deadly viral infections..
Posted on 7/29/13