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The Librarian’s: On mercy and compassion – Lessons from a true Jesuit

To weep is to show true compassion, to sympathize with the plight of the less fortunate, to devote ourselves not just financially but also emotionally and whole-heartedly. To act on this is to show true mercy. This is the central message behind the theme of the 2015 State and Pastoral Visit to the Philippines of His Holiness Pope Francis, "Mercy and Compassion", and perhaps his entire papacy itself.

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Announcement: CSR Learner’s Corner editorials now up on TDA

Good evening, dear readers on The Daily Aloy and the CSR Learner's Corner! After much technical-related delays, I am happy to announce that my column of editorials on the CSR Learner's Corner, The Librarian's, has now been successfully migrated to The Daily Aloy. From now on, all CSR Learner's Corner readers can expect to view my editorial column, which… Continue reading Announcement: CSR Learner’s Corner editorials now up on TDA

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Of the 4th Philippine Conference on Research in CSR, and Research

I would like to give a shout-out to Ms. Noreen Bautista, program officer of ISED, who turns 25 today. Happy birthday, Noreen! 🙂 Dear readers, On Monday, 29 September 2014, CSR Bookshelf’s parent organization, the Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF), is holding the 4th Philippine Conference on Research in CSR. It’s our flagship event,… Continue reading Of the 4th Philippine Conference on Research in CSR, and Research

CSR Learner's Corner Archives, Listicles

2 things for a true learner to know.

Good evening, dear readers! You may have noticed something as you browse through this library, especially in the Wikipedia and journals sections. While this library's name is CSR Bookshelf, and thus focuses on CSR research (CSR Bookshelf is connected with BCYF's CSR World department, but not the Institute for Social Enterprise and Development [ISED] department), we… Continue reading 2 things for a true learner to know.

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Nielsen: PH with Most Socially Conscious Consumers; and My Reflections Thereof

Whenever I come across anything about CSR in any of its forms on the Internet (which remains to be my primary source of news), I usually get mixed feelings. On the one hand, I get angels singing in my head that something nice has been done. On the other hand, I also think that some of the… Continue reading Nielsen: PH with Most Socially Conscious Consumers; and My Reflections Thereof

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Of the Church and BCYF, or How the Church Always Had It Right

"Four popes in one ceremony is a fantastic thing to see and to be at, because it is history being written in our sight." Those were the words said by Polish pilgrim Dawid Halfar, only yesterday. The venue? Vatican City. The occasion? The canonization of two of the most prominent Popes of the twentieth century,… Continue reading Of the Church and BCYF, or How the Church Always Had It Right

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A Reaction to Dr. Raul Sunico’s “Arts and Culture as Areas for CSR Involvement”

I mentioned previously that my first BCYF event was the 3rd Philippine Conference on Research in CSR, where I came as Ms. Noreen Bautista's volunteer. However, due to a series of events, the spotlight was suddenly cast on me as, at the last minute, I was convinced to become a panelist for the penultimate lecture of… Continue reading A Reaction to Dr. Raul Sunico’s “Arts and Culture as Areas for CSR Involvement”

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Interdependence and Community, or Why I Feel Misunderstood Whenever I Explain My Work

"C-S-R? B-C-Y-Foundation? Ano 'yun [What's that]? So, what exactly do you do?" This is the most common reaction I get from people, in particular family and family friends, whenever I respond to that dread-filling question, "You've already graduated, right? What do you do now?" To us recent graduates (take note, Class of 2013: we're no longer "fresh"… Continue reading Interdependence and Community, or Why I Feel Misunderstood Whenever I Explain My Work

CSR Learner's Corner Archives, Weekly Grace Archives

Weekly Grace: 9 February 2014

And above all these [compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, bearing, and forgiving] put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. - Colossians 3:14, 12-3 (ESV) God, He who is Love, invites us to make love the cornerstone of our lives. When we make love the motive for everything we do, everything will… Continue reading Weekly Grace: 9 February 2014

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A Message from the BCYF Chairman

Welcome to CSR Bookshelf! As a project of BCYF, our intent is to assist those from within and without our foundation by having a readily available resource that covers the various aspects of CSR. Though mainly intended for the newly interested, CSR Bookshelf nonetheless hopes to cover all the bases of this topic, such as:… Continue reading A Message from the BCYF Chairman