Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT PSAC


Last month, Pusong Pinoy was proud to be a part of "Paskohan 2012", the annual Christmas celebration of Parish Social Action Committee (PSAC) at Banay Banay, Batangas, Philippines.  PSAC has been a Pusong Pinoy recipient since 2009. Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in the Philippines, not only by helping them with their needs, but encouraging a positive outlook on life.   Thanks to PSAC's President LIZA DE JESUS and all the volunteers for their tireless acts of kindness and generosity to the underprivileged kids in their community. 
Pusong Pinoy donated 400 pairs of slippers, food items, clothes, shoes, toys, and miscellaneous items to PSAC for this event. We could not have done this without the support of the following HEROES.
SARAH ENCINA (Philippines) - bread & food items worth P20,000
SHIELA LORENZO (Australia) - 15 pairs of slippers
RCU (Philippines) - 60 pairs of slippers
SHIELA DIONISIO (USA) - 32 pairs of slippers
ARNEL & CHINKY FRANCISCO (USA) - 40 pairs of slippers
HAZEL JOY DESAMITO (USA) - 48 pairs of slippers
LUZCEL TUAZON-MIRANDA (USA) - 64 pairs of slippers
ONE HEART FOR HOPE FOUNDATION (USA) -141 pairs of slippers

A BIG THANKS also to all our HEROES who have donated clothes and miscellaneous items in the past. Boxes of clothes/shoes/toys and miscellaneous items were also distributed to the residents of Banay Banay, Batangas during PSAC's Christmas celebration.
MABUHAY KAYONG LAHAT, HEROES!

Monday, December 24, 2012

SEASON GREETINGS FROM PUSONG PINOY

IMAGE BY PP TEAM LEADER DAN PASAMONTE

WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF PEACE, LOVE, AND HAPPINESS, HEROES!  Thank you for being a part of Pusong Pinoy and for your contribution to our cause. You have enabled us to reach out and provide a glimmer of hope to thousands of kids in the Philippines. Together, we have truly made a difference. Pusong Pinoy exists because of you.
 
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We would like to share this video entitled "UNANG PASKO" (First Christmas) from our heroes at LA STYLE PRODUCTIONS of Los Angeles, California, a reminder that Jesus is the reason for the season.
 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

AETA COMMUNITY IN TARLAC RECEIVES LOVE FROM PUSONG PINOY

PHOTO CREDIT: PAUL RANDEE KIMAYONG of TEAM INJURY

Pusong Pinoy believes that no child should be left behind and advocates literacy for every child. It takes a clear stand, when it comes to its support for the Millennium Development Goal 2 (MDG 2) which states the universal importance of primary education. It strongly supports the international initiative on "Education for All" launched in 1990 in Thailand by making an effort to reach remote communities which have children of indigenous origin.

The Aeta community in Sitio Dueg, Maasin, San Clemente in Tarlac, is one of the many resettlement areas created by the Philippine government to accommodate the Aeta tribes which were left homeless after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991. The people have lived in the mountains of Sitio Dueg since then. Dueg Resettlement Elementary School was built to cater to the education of the Aeta children in the community.

On December 15, 2012, as part of PP's Christmas project, Pamasko ng Pusong Pinoy 4, PP Pasig Team Leader JENNY OLIVA together with volunteers from TEAM INJURY, a Manila-based mountaineering group, delivered 500 storybooks and 198 pairs of slippers to the teachers and school children of this community.

To reach the site, the group traveled three hours from Manila to the San Clemente Municipal Hall and another one and a half hours in a dump truck to the eastern slope of Zambales mountain which is a part of Maasin, San Clemente.

The teachers either walk for hours or ride the same dump truck to school every Monday. These teachers also contribute a portion of their meager salary to provide a feeding program for the pupils. Apparently, many of the children come to school hungry and weak.

Team Injury, likewise, prepared gift packages for the teachers and children. The teachers received packs of manila paper, 8 boxes of chalk, 3 dozen permanent markers and 1 Webster’s Dictionary. The children, on the other hand, received the following: - 250 apples - 189 gift packs containing: - school supplies (pad paper, pencils, sharpener, eraser, crayons, pens, pencil case, ruler) - toiletries (face towel, a toothbrush, shampoo, toothpaste, bath soap) - snack items (juice, cupcake, chocolates)

Thank you to all the HEROES who supported this project! Special thanks to Pusong Pinoy USA Team Leader CARL BERNARDO for providing 198 pairs of slippers and to Team Injury for all the gift surprises provided. You have brought tears of joy and wide smiles to their faces!

To find out how you can help communities like this and be a part of Pusong Pinoy's ongoing projects, please visit our website at www.pusongpinoy.org. Unleash the HERO within you!  Be a PUSONG PINOY HERO!  ♥

AN AETA COMMUNITY IN TARLAC
RECEIVES LOVE FROM PUSONG PINOY

PHOTO CREDIT: PAUL RANDEE KIMAYONG (TEAM INJURY)

Pusong Pinoy believes that no child should be left behind and advocates literacy for every child. It takes a clear stand, when it comes to its support for the Millennium Development Goal 2 (MDG 2) which states the universal importance of primary education. It strongly supports the international initiative, launched in 1990 in Thailand, on Education for All, by making an effort to reach remote communities which have children of indigenous origin.

The Aeta community in Sitio Dueg, Maasin, San Clemente in Tarlac, is one of the many resettlement areas created by the Philippine government to accommodate the Aeta tribes which were left homeless after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991. The people have lived in the mountains of Sitio Dueg since then. Dueg Resettlement Elementary School was built to cater to the education of the Aeta children in the community.

On December 15, 2012, as part of Pusong Pinoy’s Christmas project, Pamasko ng Pusong Pinoy 4, Pusong Pinoy Pasig Team Leader JENNY OLIVA, together with volunteers from TEAM INJURY, a Manila-based mountaineering group, turned over 500 storybooks and 198 pairs of slippers to the teachers and school children of this community.

To reach the site, the group traveled three hours from Manila to the San Clemente Municipal Hall and another one and a half hours in a dump truck to the eastern slope of Zambales mountain which is a part of Maasin, San Clemente. The teachers either walk for hours or ride the same dump truck to the school every Monday. These teachers also contribute a portion of their meager salary to provide a feeding program for the pupils. Apparently, many of the children come to school hungry and weak.

Team Injury, likewise, prepared gift packages for the teachers and children. The teachers received packs of manila paper, 8 boxes of chalk, 3 dozen permanent markers and 1 Webster’s Dictionary. The children, on the other hand, received the following: 250 apples and 189 gift packs containing school supplies (pad paper, pencils, sharpener, eraser, crayons, pens, pencil case, ruler); toiletries (face towel, toothbrush, shampoo, toothpaste, bath soap); and snack items (juice, cupcake, chocolates).

To the Dueg Resettlement Elementary School principal, teachers and pupils, it was a Christmas day on December 15!
Thank you to all the HEROES who supported this activity! Special thanks to USA Newport Beach Team Leader CARL BERNARDO for donating 198 pairs of slippers and to TEAM INJURY for all the Christmas surprises provided to the kids.  You have brought tears of joy and wide smiles on their faces!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

PROJECT PAMASKO NG PUSONG PINOY 4
(Christmas Gift-Giving Project of PP)

UPDATE: PAMASKO NG PUSONG PINOY 4 is officially OVER! Woohoo! Thank you HEROES & SUPERHEROES for helping us over and over again. Because of your generosity, 2,299 kids and over 1,000 adults will have a MERRIER Christmas this year! Click HERE to see the PPP4 donation list.

PHOTO CREDIT:  ARNOLD MELORIN

It’s the SEASON OF GIVING! For the past three years, Pusong Pinoy has helped spread hope and cheer to thousands of Filipino kids at Christmas time. This year, we are doing it again! Please join us as we aim to spread joy this yuletide season. We promise that any amount you donate will surely find its way to the heart of a child. Merry Christmas!

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2012 PROJECT PPP IV RECIPIENTS
DAMASCUS FOUNDATION (Bulacan)
VILLAGE OF HOPE (Bohol)
DE LA SALLE LIPA/PP SCHOLARS (Batangas)
BESONG-SADDLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Benguet)
DUEG RESETTLEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Tarlac)
KABUYAO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Benguet) 
LUBAO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Pampanga)
PARISH SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE (Batangas)
PINALPAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Pangasinan)
TAGUMSUR NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Bohol)
7 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (Bohol)

Monday, December 3, 2012

FILMS CHARITY HIKE 2012 IN HONG KONG
FOR THE BENEFIT OF PUSONG PINOY


Pusong Pinoy is honored to be the beneficiary of the

FILIPINO MOUNTAINEERS SOCIETY
CHARITY HIKE 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012 
Meeting Time:  9:00 a.m.
Meeting Point: Exchange Square (Bus Terminal 6) 
Mark your calendar and get ready for this once-in-a-lifetime event that will touch your heart and help others this holiday season. Come and join FILMS' second charity hike for Pusong Pinoy.  The best part is that proceeds of this event will benefit the disadvantaged children in the Philippines. 
This event is organized by FILMS in partnership with AM1044 Metro Plus Radio, Pinoy Tayo Sanman (PTS), and Hong Kong News.  This year, FILMS will hike the easy loop trail at the Tai Tam Reservoir.  So regardless of your mountaineering skills, this will be an  enjoyable and memorable experience!
HIKING SPECIFICATIONS:
Tai Tam Reservoir Country Trail
 Difficulty: 1/5
Duration: 2 Hours
 Distance: 4 Km (Easy Pace)
Terrain: 80% Tarmac & 20 % Modified Trail

 LOGISTICS: 
10L - 15L Hiking Pack
500ml - 1L Water (Or Energy Drink)
Reasonably warm clothing (Winter Season in Hong Kong)
Proper Hiking Shoes (or footwear with good spikes underneath) 
Power Bar / Snack - Hiking Pole (optional)
Personal Meds 
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For more information, please contact:
JOEL BUHIA, FILMS Director/Founder
(M) +85253456767 

ANGEL 'JAY' MARTINEZ
(M)+85297727279 

Thank you, JOEL, and to all the heroes of FILMS!