Tuesday, August 24, 2010

An open call for Volunteers

As a member of the Aklan Socio-Civic Association (ASCA), I am on the look for any worthy project that we can conduct notr only in the province but also for other areas as well.

While searching onlinbe, I was routed to the official website of Global Volunteer Network who actually has an open call for individual and/ or group volunteers

Here's some info I got from the said website...

Volunteering Projects in Philippines. Join programs in teaching, health, environment, school building and maintenance, and cultural exchange, centered in Manila and in the Romblon province. You can choose from the following programs where you want to engage into:

Children's Program
School Building and Maintenance Program
Environment Program
Teaching Program
Health Program

Interested parties just need to fill-out a form posted in the website and a representative from the group will contact you.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kidney patient asks for help

I read this piece from www.inquirer.net.  A 31-year old man desperately needs a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with renal problems six years ago.

I felt sad reading the story specially when I found out that his mother also has an illness.  But the mother is asking to prioritize the needs of her son than her.  That's how you define unconditional love.  Reminds me of my Nanay who has gone through hell and back just to give us everything we need.

Here's the rest of the portion of the announcement:

His doctor had advised him at the start to undergo dialysis twice a week. The treatments, however, have stopped as his mother, Natividad, who is single-handedly taking care of him, can no longer afford them.   

Natividad, who is also suffering from an illness herself, provides for her son by selling fish and snacks to her neighbors.

“I am knocking on the hearts of your readers. I’ll be forever grateful to you if you can help extend the life of my only son,” she told the Inquirer in Filipino.

Donors can contact Rico at 0907-6415604 or his uncle, Tony, at 872-9522. Donations may be deposited in Rico’s Allied Bank account (account number 3170064444).

Friday, August 13, 2010

Stop Sex Trafficking

In the Philippines, 60,000 to 100,000 children are trafficked annually (through both cross-border & internal trafficking), and most of these girls are to be sexually exploited.

The Philippines also ranks fourth in the world in terms of countries with the highest number of prostituted children.

Inspired by our founder Anita Roddick and her commitment and passion for justice, The Body Shop is proud to continue her fight against human trafficking, bringing awareness of this modern-day slave trade to world leaders and the global community.

To sign up to this worthwhile campaign to stop sex trafficking, just click HERE.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Caricatures For A Cause (Fund Raising for Baby Zoe)

Guys, anyone there thinking of a great gift for a love one? Here's my suggestion: how about a caricature?

I am posting this to help a friend of Ms. Erlanie Manalo whom I stumbled upon in FB. Here's her actual note:

Hi Friends! I need your help regarding the baby of my High school friend Ren Bautista Chua. Her baby is sick, suffering from heart disease called junctional rhythm and she also have a hole in her heart. She would need a pacemaker to make her heart beat normal. That would cost P200-300k. We have fund raising project to finance Zoe's needs.

Jason, her husband is making caricature. for P1000, and additional P800 for every additional face in the artwork. Just send copy of your pictures... I hope you can help us by ordering caricature and circulating this fund raising project to your friend.

Here’s how to order:
1. Email your photo to zoecaricature@yahoo.com. Send 2-3 photos for reference.
2. Send the following details along with your photo.
...Name/ Contact No./ Specify Details (theme of the Caricature):
ex. Superman, playing golf, dancing queen, wedding, etc.
3. Please allow 5-7 working days for your caricature to be completed.
4. You will receive the artwork printed in 8x10 format.

Number of persons in a drawing: Price
1 P1000
2 P1800
3 P2600
4 P3400
5 P4200

*** Additional P800 for every additional person in the drawing
Add P100 for framed artwork
Add P200 for your caricature to be printed in mug.

NOTE: For orders outside Manila, there will be additional shipping cost.
Please send the payment to her bank account:
Account Name: Morena Amor Chua
Account Number: 658-3-658-15579
Bank: Metrobank Ortigas Emerald Ave.

Note: Email her the reference no./transaction no. once payment has been done.

For other inquiries, here’s her contact detail:
Mobile no. 0929-1156001
YM: chua.ren@yahoo.com
Email: zoecaricature@yahoo.com

In this post is a photo of Baby Zoe along with a sample caricature done by his dad. I myself is a father that's why I know what he's going through right now. I've been there not once but twice. Lost my first child in August 2007 and good thing my second kid survived pneumonia last December after 9 days in the hospital.

I hope this would reach people who can help baby Zoe. She's very cute even with a dextrose on. Pagaling ka agad, baby! Many people will help you!

PAWS fund rasing event

All dog lovers, especially owners of Aspin (Asong Pinoy) should support this campaign/ advocacy. As a dog owner, I really wanted to be part of PAWS programs but could not find an opportunity to do so. On my own little way of spreading the news, I hope this can reach out to those who really care for animals. Below is an announcement published in Philippine Star last July 3, 2010.

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), in cooperation with Eastwood City and Pet Express, invites all aspin owners to have their pets pampered in "DOGGIE DAY OUT!", the second event of the PAWS Aspin Club to be held at the Eastwood Central Plaza on August 7 (sat) from 11am to 330pm.

The PAWS Aspin Club aims to improve how Filipinos view & treat native and mixed-breed dogs by celebrating the unique characteristics of these dogs and helping people make the right choice - the choice to care for aspins and be responsible dog owners.

This fund raising event will offer FREE dog baths, grooming service, dog massage, vet consultation, pet photo area and doggie treats to all existing members of the PAWS Aspin Club as well as those who will register their Aspins that day during the event.

The club is open to all native and mixed-breed dogs which must be friendly to both humans and other dogs. Dogs must be leashed at all times and owners must show their updated vaccination records upon registration.

The P250 annual membership fee will go to the PAWS Animal Shelter which takes care of aspins rescued from cruelty and neglect.

Registration starts 11am and will be open until the end of the event.

For inquiries, text 0917-8352405 or email pawsaspinclub@yahoo.com.