Saturday, November 20, 2010

PUSONG PINOY'S BOOK DONATION TO RECOP

A message from Rural Educational & Outreach Program (RECOP):

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Thank you so much for this wonderful video! Pusong Pinoy commends CHECCS OSMENA-ORBIDA and all the volunteers of RECOP. Your selfless concern for the welfare of the kids in Negros Occidental continue to inspire us to do more. Special thanks to our HEROES from Hong Kong and Dubai for the book donations and to NYLESOR TADEO of Israel for sponsoring the shipment of books from Manila.

RECOP is a team of volunteers who provide outreach programs and supplies to children and parents of impoverished communities in the mountains of Negros Occidental in the Philippines. 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 complete high school and college is unheard of. RECOP believes that with exposure and resources, schoolchildren would learn how to build a better life. It is RECOP's 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 what they know of.

Please help us continue to promote literacy! Donate a book now! For information on book donation, send us an email or contact the team leader in your area.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

PROJECT PPP II - PAMASKO NG PUSONG PINOY (CHRISTMAS GIFT-GIVING)

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child." - Erma Bombeck


PHOTO CREDIT: ARNOLD MELORIN OF PHOTO KALYE
Pusong Pinoy is closing 2010 with our biggest and last project for the year, the much-awaited PROJECT PPP II: PAMASKO NG PUSONG PINOY (Christmas Gift-Giving of Pusong Pinoy). Last year, we provided food, toys, and school supplies to over 1,500 kids. This year, we vowed to make it more memorable for 3,000 kids and families of the organizations we support. We are calling all HEROES to help and make a difference!

Due to the fluctuation of US$ to Peso, we are using US$1 to P40 conversion on our pricelist for this project. Prices reflected on our list are based on SM Hypermart's current prices.

ItemsPrice/Item
1 pair of Slippers P20.00$.50
1 sack rice (50 kilos) P1700/ $43
1 pc Ramen noodle P6/$.15
700 g powdered milk P185/$4.63
1 kilo Milo P200/$5
1 gallon cooking oil P25/$.63
1 kilo spaghetti P75/$1.88
1 can evaporated milk P25/$.63
1 pail biscuits P230/$5.75
1 can sardines P12/$.30
1 box crayons P15/$.38
1 coloring book P15/$.38
1 notebook P10/$.25
1 eraser P1.50/ $.04
1 juice in tetra pack P6/ $.15

PROJECT PPP RECIPIENTS

DAMASCUS FOUNDATION, Bulacan
(50 kids)

*Click HERE to read the list of items and names of donors
KABUYAO ELEM. SCHOOL (Tuba, Benguet)
(152 kids and 7 teachers)
*Click HERE to read the list of items and names of donors
PSAC (Banay Banay, Batangas)
(400 kids/families)

400 PAIRS OF SLIPPERS
*193 donated by VTL Cherryann Alix Solomon (Hong Kong)
*36 donated by Maribel Medenilla (Meycauayan, Bulacan)
*25 donated by Rommel Medenilla (Cagayan de Oro)
*50 donated by Joel Pagsanjan Amador (Marilao, Bulacan)
*50 donated by Honey Alix (Sta. Maria, Bulacan)
*25 donated by Jamie Dianne Santos (Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila)
*10 donated by Richard dela Cruz (Meycauayan, Bulacan)
*11 donated by Robert Catimbang (Cubao, Quezon City)
400 KILOS OF RICE (8 SACKS)
*2 sacks donated by Tony Velbis (Torrance, California)
*1 sack donated by Thelma Schuler (Hanford, California)
*5 sacks donated by Encina Family (Manila)
800 RAMEN NOODLES
*134 pks donated by Subair Ku of India
*300 pks donated by Myrna Tanedo Romero of Chino, California
*216 pks donated by Chantal Jimenez of Batangas
*72 pks. donated by Marjorie Diaz of Batangas
*72 pks. donated by Karl Patrick Serrano of Batangas
*10 pks. donated by Jeremy Doble
400 CHOCOLATES
*400 donated by Douglas & Jean Inness (Scotland)
400 SARDINES
*50 donated by Subair Ku (India)
*333 donated by Cherry Ordonez & Terry Adeva (West Covina, California)
- proceeds of the Cosmic Bowling For A Cause
* 17 donated by PPC Jocelin Olivier (Tucson, Arizona)
200 COLORING BOOKS
*11 donated by Vhic de Guzman,Joyce Saveron,Erich Regunan,Asther Basquez
& Sol Fernandez.
*100 donated by Nina Escobedo Latonio of Meycauayan, Bulacan
*24 donated by Eduard Juliano (Dubai)
*60 donated by Cristina Ong of Manila
*5 - extra from previous PP project
200 CRAYONS
*200 donated by PPC Jocelin Olivier (Tucson, Arizona)
8 BOXED OF USED CLOTHES & TOYS (1 box pending)
*1 box donated by Reyes family (Chino Hills, California)
*1 box donated by Conqui Bernardo (Ontario, California)
*1 box donated by Myrna Tanedo Romero (Chino, California)
*1 box donated by Lan Vuong (Reseda, California)
*1 box donated by Cristina Bernardo (West Covina, California)
*1 box of toys (from Team Dubai)
*1 box donated by Connie Soto (San Diego, California)

DON MACARIO BACANI ELEM SCHOOL (Lubao, Pampanga)
(389 kids)

389 COLORING BOOKS
*66 donated by Eden Reyes (California)
*301 PENDING (PPC Mike Hayes/Chris Restauro)
*22 donated by Dina Perez (Paranaque, Metro Manila)
389 CRAYONS
*50 donated by an ANONYMOUS HERO from Manila (w/ TL Ian)
*300 donated by PPC Jocelin Olivier (Tucson, Arizona)
389 KILOS OF RICE
* 353 kilos of rice donated by Jovito Macatugal & Mar Manalo of Southern California, California
*36 kilos of rice donated by Tony Velbis of Torrance, California
778 RAMEN NOODLES
*500 donated by Robin R. Salandanan (Pinagbuhatan, Pasig)
*278 donated by Dina Perez (Paranaque)

KIDS HOPE MINISTRY (Paranaque, Metro Manila)
(50 kids)

50 COLORING BOOKS
*50 donated by Rebecca Thomas (NC, USA)
50 CRAYONS
*50 donated by Rebecca Thomson (NC, USA)
50 CHOCOLATES
*50 donated by Douglas & Jean Inness (Scotland)
50 KILOS OF RICE (1 SACK)
*50 kilos/1 sack donated by Rebecca Thomason (NC, USA)
50 TOYS
*50 from Team Dubai)
100 RAMEN NOODLES
*100 donated by Rebecca Thomason (NC, USA)
50 JUICE IN TETRAPACK
*50 donated by Rebecca Thomason (NC, USA)

KAPANGAN OUTREACH, Benguet
(60 kids)

300 CHILDREN'S BOOKS
160 PENCILS
60 CRAYONS
*40 donated by TL Carl Bernardo (Newport Beach USA)
*20 from an Anonymous Hero (Anaheim USA)

80 ERASERS
*80 donated by VTL Cherryann Alix Solomon (Hong Kong)
120 NOTEBOOKS - COMPLETED
*80 donated by Conqui Bernardo (Ontario, California)
*40 donated by TL Wys Vas-Villalobos (Hong Kong)

60 COLORING BOOKS
*19 donated by TL WYS Vas-Villalobos (Hong Kong)
*41 donated by an Anonymous Hero (Anaheim, California)

60 KILOS OF RICE - COMPLETED
*60 donated by TL Wys-Vas Villalobos (Hong Kong)
60 CHOCOLATES
*60 donated by Douglas & Jean Inness (Scotland)
60 PAIRS OF SLIPPERS - COMPLETED
*60 donated by Ian Solomon (Hong Kong)
MISCELLANEOUS SCHOOL SUPPLIES
*calculators & pens donated by Jovito Macatugal (Torrance, CA)
JEEPNEY RENTAL TO TRANSPORT ITEMS TO KAPANGAN
*donated by Encina Family (Manila)

LITTLE LIGHTS MINISTRY, Pasig
(100 kids)

100 CHOCOLATES
*100 donated by Douglas & Jean Inness (Scotland)
2 SACKS OF RICE
*1 sack donated by Restauro Family (Corona, USA)
*1 sack donated by TL Ochi Tanedo (San Diego, California)

200 RAMEN NOODLES
*100 donated by Andy Ng (Singapore)
*23 donated by Jenny Oliva (Pasig Philippiness)
*77 donated by Veegee Garcia (QC Philippines)

100 PAIRS OF SLIPPERS
*40 donated by Ian Solomon (Hong Kong)
*15 donated by Winnie Jovita (Meycauayan, Bulacan)
*2 donated by Nicole Ann dela Cruz (Meycauayan, Bulacan)
*12 donated by Jake Solomon (Hong Kong)
*12 donated by Jacklyn Solomon (Hong Kong)
*19 donated by Vince Baldo (San Jose, California)

100 CANS OF SARDINES
67 donated by Regina Bondoc (Union City, California)
33 donated by Nelda Paligar/Capital Holdings Inc (Ontario, California)

TOYS
donated by Team Dubai
100 STAR MARGARINE

CENTRAL SCHOOL OF LUBAO, Pampanga
1,000 CHILDREN'S BOOKS
*donated by Cherry Ordonez/Terry Adeva (West Covina, USA)
- proceeds from Cosmic Bowling for a Cause

FREE HAIRCUT TO 200 KIDS
 
1,700 SLIPPERS
*100 donated by Adoracion, Rejie, Terese Manalansan & Valerie Francisco
*400 - (Team Scotland)
*250 - (friend of TL Sansu)
*100 donated by Caroline Zarate Boyle (Denver, Colorado)
*72 donated by Anonymous Kampampangan (Melbourne, Australia)
*81 donated by Vince Baldo (San Jose, California)
*59 donated by Cherry Rose Tanedo & Vic Tanedo (Dubai)
*12 donated by Madlyn Espinosa (Dubai)
*12 donated by Tatin Chua (Dubai)
*12 donated by Paolo Guillermo (Dubai)
*12 donated by Mercy Delima (Dubai)
*12 donated by Macaloyos Family (Dubai)
*18 donated by Togonon Family (Dubai)
*6 donated by Joan Bersabal (Dubai)
*6 donated by Michelles Reyes (Dubai)
*6 donated by Eduardson Maglente (Dubai)
*6 donated by Romeo Roldan (Dubai)
*6 donated by Ires Pacia (Dubai)
*6 donated by Cirilo Palomo (Dubai)
*6 donated by Demi Docena (Dubai)
*6 donated by Ronaldo Bay (Dubai)
*6 donated by Barry Erlanda (Dubai)
*6 donated by Alberto Bolonos (Dubai)
*12 donated by Reggie Montoya
*6 donated by Teodora Grajera (Dubai)
*6 donated by Benjie Alipio (Dubai)
*6 donated by Albert Telada (Dubai)
*6 donated by Ian Jorolan (Dubai)
*6 donated by Milagros Buen (Dubai)
*6 donated by James Pullen (Dubai)
*6 donated by Wally Nacua (Dubai)
*6 donated by Denish Agno (Dubai)
*6 donated by Laurice Licop (Dubai)
*100 donated by Ami Acal (Irvine, California)
*40 donated by Jocelyn Tubig (La Puente, California)
*42 donated by Louie Samin (Fontana, California)
*40 donated by Paulette Castillo (Fontana, California)
*60 donated by Edwin Bautista (La Puente, California)
*12 donated by Jasmine & Nikolai Aleksiev (Dubai)
*121 donated by Anna Liza Soriano Brillante (Sydney, Australia)
*19 donated by Nelda Paligar of Capital Holdings Inc (Ontario, California)

BACLAYON SCHOOLS, Bohol
1,000 CHILDREN'S BOOKS
*previously donated by PP Heroes

ULINGAN DAY CARE CENTER, Tondo
(100 kids)

500 CHILDREN'S BOOKS
240 PENCILS
*240 donated by VTL Cherryann Alix Solomon (Hong Kong)
100 CHOCOLATES
*100 donated by Douglas & Jean Inness (Scotland)
100 JUICE PACKS
*100 donated by Carmelita Mordeno (Los Angeles USA)
200 RAMEN NOODLES
*67 donated by Veegee Garcia (Quezon City)
*10 donated by Subair Ku (India)

*133 donated by TL Nikki (Australia)
100 JUICE IN TETRA PACK 
*100 donated by Carmelita Mordeno (Los Angeles)
100 KILOS OF RICE (2 SACKS) 

*100 kilos/2 sacks donated by TL Jinky Sonsalla (Hong Kong)
 
HILARIAN SCHOLARS OF DLSL, Lipa, Batangas
(17 HS Scholars)

Click HERE for the list of items and donors


EPHESUS HOME OF ABUSED GIRLS, Bulacan
(24 kids)

24 CHOCOLATE/TREAT BAG - COMPLETED
*donated by JTL Carissa & George Paccerelli (California USA)
24 GIFT BOX (PENCIL, ERASER, GLUESTICK, SHARPENER)
*donated by JTL Carissa & George Paccerelli (California USA)
200 RAMEN NOODLES - COMPLETED
*138 donated by PPC Jocelin Olivier (Tucson, Arizona)
*25 donated by Eder Molbog (Dubai)
*37 donated by Madilyn Espino (Dubai)


For more information about PROJECT PPP II, please send us an EMAIL or contact the team leader in your area. Click here to read about our 2009 Project PPP.





Saturday, November 13, 2010

PP AUSTRALIA TEAM LEADER NIKKI & ANGELO'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT KHM

On November 13, 2010, our very own Australia Team Leader Nikki Lanaria and her good friend, Angelo Tiu, celebrated their birthdays at Kids Hope Ministry in Paranaque. What's truly inspiring was that TL Nikki made a special trip to the Philippines to be a part of this celebration. She brought cake and lunch from Mang Inasal to 50 kids of KHM. The kids also received treats on this special day.

Thank you so much, TL Nikki & Angelo, for sharing your blessings with the kids and staff of Kids Hope Ministry! Special thanks also to Mellany, Rose, and the entire staff of KHM for giving them an opportunity to give back.

If you would like to celebrate your birthday the Pusong Pinoy way, please contact our Hong Kong Charter Team Leader Jay Martinez at tl.tinytony@ymail.com or HK Vice-Team Leader Carol Vega at vegacarol@mac.com. Click HERE to see past Pusong Pinoy's birthday celebrations.

Friday, November 5, 2010

NEWPORT BEACH TL CARL BERNARDO'S BIRTHDAY & BOOK TURNOVER AT DMBES



On November 5, 2010, Pusong Pinoy turned over 1,000 children's books to Don Macario Bacani Elementary School to help support their reading clinic. Thanks to our Pampanga Team Leader PATRICK REYES and PP Liaison MARILYN QUIAMBAO for organizing this event.

Special thanks to the following Heroes and Superheroes for making this event a memorable one:

Newport Beach Team Leader CARL BERNARDO
for providing snacks to 389 students in celebration of his birthday

London PP Coordinator MIKE HAYES &
PP Hero CHRIS RESTAURO of Corona, California
for providing food for the faculty and staff

PP Hero MARILEN TAKARA of Japan
for sponsoring the tarps used during this event and juice drinks for the kids

PP Hero TENG SORRETA
for delivering the books from Manila to Pampanga

THANK YOU SO MUCH! ♥