Tuesday, March 30, 2010



Proceeds of the photo exhibit, "ULINGAN UNDEREXPOSED" organized by Pusong Pinoy was given to Photo Kalye to support their outreach project at Ulingan.  A check for P50,000 was handed to Photo Kalye representatives PEEGEE SILO and GEORGE FRANCISCO.

Photo Kalye purchased three sewing machines and were delivered to Ulingan on March 10, 2010 to provide livelihood to the mothers at Ulingan.  The mothers were trained on how to make rags that they can sell for profit.

Pusong Pinoy assists in creating livelihood projects that will generate income to needy families, schools and communities.  Many children in the Philippines are not able to attend school because they must help their families earn a living.  It is our hope that our livelihood project will take the burden away from the children.  Thanks to all our PP Heroes for making this possible!  

Click HERE to read about Pusong Pinoy's projects at Ulingan.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Pusong Pinoy Baquio-Benguet Team Leaders BYD BAWAYAN and ADI LAPPAO with Vice-Team Leader MAJOY TOYAOAN paid a visit to the Kabuyao Elementary School to turn over 1,652 children's books - 1,028 books donated by Hong Lok Yuen International School to our PP Team Hong Kong and 624 from private donors to PP Team California. This will help fill up the school's mini library which has very limited resources and instructional materials. Some are obsolete books and cannot be used as reference materials.

In addition, the PP team distributed food, clothes, toys, and pencils to the students. These items finally arrived from the United States, which was supposed to be a part of our Christmas project.

Mr. Edgar Vicente, Principal of Kabuyao Elementary School, stated:
"In behalf of the students and teachers of KES, our sincerest thanks to all the donors. Sana po ay hindi kayo magsawa na tumulong sa mga batang eto. Maraming Maraming salamat po."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Pusong Pinoy is asking for your help for Karl Vincent, the youngest of six siblings. He is 1 year and 9 months old. He has hydrocephalus (a congenital condition in which an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cerebral ventricles causes enlargement of the skull) and other deformities - his back is curved, he has clubfeet, and no anus.

When he was a few months old, he was supposed to have been given a shunt to drain the water from his head, but due to multiple infections and a lack of finances to pay for medication and treatment, it has been rescheduled several times. The family just cannot raise the money. He was recently rushed to the hospital due to an infection from the wounds in his head that resulted from his inability to lift his head. The doctors released him after an overnight hospital stay. They said he has a slim chance of survival. This tough kid is still fighting for his life in a small abode in San Mateo, Rizal. His Father is a bus driver and mother is unemployed.

After Baby Karl Vincent's story was posted on our Facebook page, we received total cash donations of P17,040.25 from Pusong Pinoy heroes. Our heartfelt thanks go to the following donors:

P1,194 from MARISSA PIKE
P5,000 from an ANONYMOUS DONOR
P4,458 from an ANONYMOUS DONOR
P1,000 from LILY LIM, mom of Phils. Core Team Leader Susan Chua
P2,988.25 from an ANONYMOUS DONOR from ABU DHABI, K.S.A.

Donations were given to Baby Karl Vincent's family, which were used to pay some of his treatment and medications. On April 2010, Pusong Pinoy received an update from his family: "The wound on Baby Karl's head is starting to heal. He is now drinking milk every 3 hours and had gained some weight. He is starting to communicate using his lips and hand gestures or he would try to speak with his tiny voice."


It is with great sadness to inform you that KARL VINCENT passed away on June 5, 2010, two weeks short of his second birthday. His family is extending their heartfelt thanks to all the Pusong Pinoy heroes for the prayers and financial support. He was cremated at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina on June 6, 2010.