Friday, February 26, 2010

RECOP RECEIVED 1,000 BOOKS FROM PUSONG PINOY

On February 26, 2010, Rural Educational & Outreach Program (RECOP) received 1,000 books from PUSONG PINOY.

Here's a video from RECOP:
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RECOP is an 18-person volunteer team. They go to the mountains of Negros Occidental in the Philippines and provide outreach programs and supplies to children and parents of impoverished communities.

In the mountains, schoolchildren are so bereft of resources. They have so little - no crayons, no notebooks, no picture books, a few pieces of pad paper. Most of them go hungry but they strive to go to school. Normally, a student owns only one pair of footwear - rubber slippers. Most of the children go barefoot on the schoolgrounds for fear their slippers would wear out fast. In one of the schools, most of the students have never seen modeling clay or a watercolor paint brush.There is no electricity in these remote mountain areas. Only the most prominent family owns a generator-powered TV set. Most of the children have never been to town, much more to the bigger city. It is no wonder that most of the children drop out by Grade 4, a little after they have learned the basics of reading, writing, and mathematics.

By the age of 15, girls are set off to be married while boys work the land of their parents. Few completes high school and college is unheard of. RECOP believes that with exposure and resources, schoolchildren would learn how to dream of a better life. It is their hope that some would discover that they are not solely bound to the land they till and that there is a bigger world outside of that which they know of.

Pusong Pinoy salutes RECOP! We would like to thank Checcs Osmeña-Orbida and all the volunteers of RECOP for their tireless acts of kindness and generosity towards the schoolchildren and parents in the impoverished mountain schools of South Negros Occidental, Philippines.

Please support Pusong Pinoy's book drive and projects, so we can, in turn, continue to support great organizations like RECOP. We are collecting gently-used children's storybooks, picture books, and chapter books from preschool to 4th grade level. If you would like more information on how to donate books or to support our other projects, please email pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com.
 
*Some of the information on this article was obtained from the RECOP website with the permission of Ms. Osmeña-Orbida.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

PUSONG PINOY HELPS A YOUNG GIRL

On February 8, 2010, Pusong Pinoy began a prayerful plea for young ELAINE RAFAEL. She is currently confined at Chinese General Hospital in Manila, Philippines due to kidney failure. Elaine requires a biopsy to determine the real cause of her illness, but for now, she is in dire need of help to keep from losing her fingers. She requires two treatment sessions to save her fingers immediately.

Thanks to our wonderful Pusong Pinoy heroes! Within 24 hours, we received pledges for her treatment. We are waiting for some of the pledges, but our heartfelt thanks go to the following donors who already sent their pledges:

P1,000 from PP Adviser MYRNA TANEDO ROMERO

P1,182 from PP Charter Team Leader JAY MARTINEZ &
PP Hong Kong Jr Team Leader KERRI MARTINEZ

P4,960.82 from our Pusong Pinoy Superhero friends from the Beehive State of UTAH:
LARCY GUTIERREZ VELEZ
FERDIE & LEAH BURDEOS
GRACE & RAY FLORES
HEIDI ODULIO
RENIER FLORES
RANNY LACANIENTA
ROBERT CULAS
JOEY CASTILLO
MAY ANDERSON
SONNY VELEZ

P360 from TONY VELBIS

P1,350 from PEVA PURISIMA CENIZA

P500 from MANETTE LIM QUIROZ

P1,000 from LILY LIM, mom of Phils. Core Team Leader Susan Chua

P450 from JAY ALMONEDA

P2,250 from JOVI MACATUGAL

Thanks to all of our donors! To date, we have received P13,502.82 which have been given to Elaine's family. We will keep you updated of her condition. If you would like to help, please leave a comment here or contact the Team Leader in your area.


--------------------UPDATE--------------------

Elaine is doing much better! Because of the donations received from Pusong Pinoy, her family was able to pay for her treatment and medications to save her fingers. As for her biopsy, they are currently waiting for help from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Here are Elaine's recent pictures:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

PUSONG PINOY & ECAF's BLOOD DRIVE

"Donate Blood..Save Lives!"

In celebration of Easter College's 104th Foundation Day, PUSONG PINOY joins the Easter College Alumni Foundation (ECAF) in their 2nd Blood Drive. This is in support of the Philippine National Red Cross' Blood Banking Service.


Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 1st Floor, College of Nursing, Easter College, Guisad, Baguio City

The following services will be available during this event:

  • FREE Medical and Dental services
  • FREE Lecture as part of the Information & Education Campaign
    February 9, 2010 - "Breast Cancer"
    c/o Dr. Samuel Cosme (2-4:00PM)
    February 10, 2010 - "Violence Against Women and Children"
    c/o Commission on Human Rights-CAR(CHR-CAR)(2-4:00PM)

    This event is also in cooperation of
    Philippine National Red Cross (Baguio Chapter)
    Easter College, Inc. (College of Nursing & CEBA)
    Rotary Club of Metro Baguio
    Aagapay Uno

    For inquiries, please call or text:
    Dr. Samuel Cosme (Cell# 09062402208)
    Bede "Byd" N. Bawayan, Jr. (Cell# 09098947730)
    Marion Dapliyan (Cell# 09286010518)

We are so proud of Pusong Pinoy Baguio-Benguet Team Leader BYD BAWAYAN for being one of the organizer of this event. Special thanks also to the following Pusong Pinoy Superheroes for sponsoring lunch and snacks for volunteers of this event:

TL JOANNE & VTL VICTORY BERMUDEZ (USA)
MANETTE QUIROZ (Qatar)
TL ANGELO VALDEZ (Singapore)
BEDETTE VILLANUEVA (Rizal)
BEN HUR VILLANUEVA (Baguio)