Quest for Love
Quest for LOVE (Loving Organization for Village Economies) is a contest that seeks organizations that can build village economies. It is headed by Ms. Gina Lopez of ILOVE Foundation. It searches for organizations that focus on fishermen, farmers, indigenous peoples, and people in conflict areas.
The competition started with the submission of proposals from different organizations from all over the Philippines. After deliberation, ILOVE Foundation selected 16 organizations to undergo a series of workshop and mentorship. In the end, they chose 8 finalists to receive Php 5 million worth of government assistance.
The Winning Proposal
HFI’s proposal, Blaan Wellness and Tribal Village, made it to the Top 8 Finalist last 20 July 2018. The project aims to transform Landan into a Blaan Tribal and Wellness Village where locals and visitors alike can thrive in all 8 dimensions of wellness. Nonobert Malit, a Blaan, and HFI Chairman Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan received the awards during the announcement of winners. To view the announcement of winners, click here.
Blaan Wellness and Tribal Village
Fast forward to December 2018, HFI together with Quest for Love is now on its way to launching the Blaan Wellness and Tribal Village in Barangay Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato where you can experience the Blaan ways to wellness. For more information on how to help or to schedule a visit, email: