Join the INSTA GRAN Photo Contest



Open to photographers and aspiring photographers.

Hopefull Magazine is looking for beautiful photographs of people aged 80 and above to feature in its next issue. Your subject could be your parent, grandparent, tito or tita or anyone you know who has the kind of wisdom that only comes with age.

Join The Ruth Foundation as we celebrate living fulfilling lives this November.


  • Full-color headshot (be creative, think Humans of New York)

  • Portrait orientation

  • Biggest size and highest resolution your camera can take

  • At least 11×17 inches, 300 dpi

Recommended cameras: DSLR, HD digicam, or higher-end phones (12 megapixels and up)


The stories are just as important as the photograph. Have your photo subject give an answer in 1-3 sentences, Filipino or English, to any of these three questions:

  • What makes you feel most alive?

  • What one piece of advice would they give to younger generations?

  • What are their hopes and dreams for their loved ones’?


Fill out the Google form below to submit your entry:



The best photos will be featured in the next edition of Hopefull and an upcoming photo exhibit, with the best shot on the cover of the magazine.

THE DEADLINE: October 10, 2017

Help spread our message of #caredignityhope.

ELNEC (Aug 17-18) Special Student Offer


Good news for all students!

The Ruth Foundation is always looking for opportunities to share knowledge and spread our advocacy. When this offer came up, it was hard to pass over. Now, currently enrolled undergraduates may register for ELNEC at a discounted rate!

Students pay just P2,500 for our two-day end-of-life course this coming August 17 & 18 at De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, instead of the regular P4,000 fee. There’s still time to register, so sign up today!

Special Conditions

  • Students currently enrolled are eligible to avail of the promo.

  • Sign up using either the online or PDF registration forms, but clearly indicate the name of your college/university.

  • After registering, email a scan of your school ID to lfh@ruth.ph and virgie.roldan@ruth.ph.

  • Food is included, along with a certificate of attendance. Handbooks must be purchased separately.

  • CPD units will not be credited to those who register at student rates.

TRF Receives Mention in the 2016 ELNEC Awards

We thank the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) organization for honoring the work we do alongside the other members of the Asian Leadership Team with a 2016 ELNEC award.

The Asian team, composed of trainers from China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines, received the award for “their exceptional commitment in teaching, promoting, disseminating, and implementing ELNEC.” One other international team and eight individuals received the award as well.

To quote a portion of the citation: 

“In the Philippines, the Ruth Foundation for Palliative and Hospice Care (TRF) has been involved in organizing annual ELNEC-Core trainings from 2012-2016. Much of this work has been developed and overseen by Rumalie Corvera, MD and Ayda Nambayan, PhD, who have taught over 400 nurses. In 2016, the first ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care course was held with Dr. Nambayan as the core faculty consultant.”

Learn more about our palliative care education offerings and upcoming training at ruth.ph/LFH.