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Kapuso Bloodletting Day

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Donate Blood. Save lives.

GMA Network Inc. will hold their KAPUSO BLOODLETTING DAYon February 17, 2012 (Friday), from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Liceo de Cagayan University Civic Center. We invite everyone to join this good cause. See you! :)

For further information, contact088.857.7933 or mobile number 0915. 41 961.

HELP CDO! (Help after the Sendong Crisis)

December 17, 2011 3 comments

HELPCDO Paypal Donations now accepted Paypal:
francis.siason@gmail.com through Cagayan De Oro Bloggers. More than 200 died & 400 missing as typhoon Sendong ravaged Cagayan de Oro. Proceeds will be donated and delivered to Xavier University Cagayan de Oro where the members of CDOBloggers are planning to volunteer. Thank you and God Bless!

Cagayan de Oro City  has been declared as in the State of Calamity. Reported around 17:20, 2011/12/17.

Volunteers Needed

From Sec. Dinky Soliman of DSWD – Volunteers are needed at DSWD Cagayan de Oro (Masterson Rd, Upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods.

Call +639066150095 and +63 8822 8588892

Emergency Action, Funds, & Donation

Xavier University has set up a central command for relief support inside the campus at the satellite canteen next to the gymnasium. Donations–food, clothing, bedding, water, cash–are accepted. Please send in your donations, and keep them pouring.
Xavier University Relief Center RELIEF OPERATION

For the families affected by the Sendong (International Code: Washi). Asks and accepts donations in:

CASH
FOOD (noodles, canned goods, and etc.)
Bottled water
Clean clothes
other useful items during this period.
You can drop it at:
XAVIER UNIVERSITY- KRISTOHANONG KATILINGBAN SA PAGPAKABANA SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT OFFICE (XU KKP-SIO)
Let us help one another in this time of crisis.
Cash & Cheque Donations

Xavier University
BPI CDO Divisoria Branch
BPI Account Number: 9331-0133-63

Donate Via

SMS

Text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)

ANY Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop (Nationwide.)

Manila Donation Center

NN-SuperFerry corporate ticket outlets in
Robinson’s Ermita
Araneta Center Cubao
Victory Mall Caloocan
Pier 15
Pier 2
NN-ATS Express Center at Pier 2
Other Donation Centers or Account

Direct deposits may be made online from any BPI branches, pay to:

SIMBAHANG LINGKOD NG BAYAN (Account Name/Payee)
Bank of the Philippine Islands (Loyola-Katipunan Branch)
BPI Peso Checking Account Number: 3081-1111-61
BPI Dollar Savings Account Number: 3084-0420-12

Update:

SMART LIBRE TAWAG, INTERNET and CELLPHONE CHARGING at the PHILCOM OFFICE, MAX SUNIEL ST. CARMEN (RIGHT BESIDE ACSAT GYM), CAGAYAN DE ORO.

Globe Advisory: Libreng tawag centers tomorrow: 18 Dec, 6AM to 6PM.

In CdO:

City Central School. DSWD Cagayan de Oro still needs volunteers to re-pack and deliver relief goods. Call 09066150095 or tweet @DSWDserve.

Xavier University has also set up a central command for relief support at the Aggie Satellite Canteen, next to the XU Gymnasium. Donations–food, clothing, bedding, water, cash–are accepted.

CDOBloggers Christmas Outreach: The Journey to Cadayunan Primary Shool

December 10, 2011 2 comments

(Warning: Brace yourselves for this very long blogpost. :)

To give and not to count the cost.

That has been my motto since I started volunteering and doing outreach activities. The first time I was exposed to a depressed community was when I was a 4th year high school student. My family was also struggling to meet ends meet that time but it did not stop me to reach out to those who are less fortunate than we were.  I remember my first outreach experience happened in  an elementary school in Mambuaya, Lumbia. Since then, I’ve promised myself I would help and extend my services more. True enough, I became a very active volunteer in College. I’ve been exposed to a lot of areas in my hometown where help is greatly needed.

I was just so glad when another project was given to me. In one of the meetings of the CDOBloggers last summer, they assigned me to spearhead an outreach activity. It was a challenge for me since this would be my first project for the said group, but I was more excited to plan the activity right away.

The first challenge was actually to find a beneficiary. Since this  was my project for the said group, I really wanted it to become meaningful and something that would not only make a great impact to our beneficiaries, but also to the benefactors as well. I also wanted to give the bloggers an experience they would never forget.

After months of  looking for a beneficiary, negotiations, and failed attempts to contact persons, I finally found the perfect beneficiary just in time! God is so good!

Then, I got so overwhelmed with the response and the support of my co-bloggers and their friends! I never thought they would become  so participative in this advocacy. I  would really say now that among the organizations I’m part of, CDOBloggers  has been one of the most ever-supportive of all! They would also die to help and serve others. Naks!  It made me so motivated. I was so motivated that every time I received donations, I would purchase books and other learning materials right away. :)

After days of collecting donations (cash, books, bags, shoes, food),  we  were all set for the last day of preparation (December 1). We went to Mommy Ruby’s house and did all the packaging, stamping, and labeling there. We went home at 10pm just to make sure all is set for the next day.

The next day (December 2) was a joyful day for us! The time had come for the outreach activity!

I, my mom, and my aunt woke up very early to prepare the food for the feeding   activity. Biggest thanks to my loving family for the support.

Then, I met with the rest of the bloggers at Jollibee Vamenta. We talked about our excitement and enthusiasm while waiting for the truck to arrive. Yes, only trucks and big vehicles could pass through the roads going to our destination.

While we were already riding the truck, it was a great challenge for us to keep those big barrels of crude oil from falling, especially that the ride was really super duper bumpy. Plus, it rained in the middle of our journey!

But at last! After 2 hours, we were able to arrive at Sitio Katorse safe and sound.

After that, we were accompanied on our way up to the school. The school is actually situated on top of a hill.

At last ,we’re here! Welcome to the Cadayunan Primary School!

The moment we saw the kids and their excited  faces, we definitely said to ourselves “our journey was all worth it!”. Seeing the kids and the supportive barangay officials made us want to start the activity right away.

We started with an introduction of the group and the purpose of our coming. Since it was  already lunchtime, we proceed to the feeding activity right away.  Mommy Ruby  led the prayer before meals. Food was distributed by  the other members. The kids were glad to know that they have their favorite spaghetti for lunch!

Then, who would forget about games? Children love to play and they would love to play more when there are prizes in store!

Some children even sang to get those amazing prizes prepared for them.

Last but not the least, the turn-over of books and other learning materials for the children of Cadayunan Primary School. With all the learning materials we donated for them, they can already say they have  a mini-library. :) It was really a beautiful sight when children began to flip the pages of the books. They will really enjoy all of the learning materials when they go to school.

CDOBloggers Christmas Outreach and Feeding Program was a huge success! We will be back! :)

If  you wish to donate or contribute something on our next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment below. We will appreciate any help you could offer. Should you also want to join us next time, here’s a snippet on our very long bumpy ride to our outreach destination:

Special thanks to the following:

Cash contributors : Bang, Ems, Ding, Vic, Venus, Eleanor, Shailini, Grace, Myra;

Paypal contributors:  Harriane Calwill, Verna Liza Luga, Borris Mabulay, Kristy June Dinampo, Teresa Barcelon-Tippett, Dexter Panganiban, Karen Chayne Sanchez, Jessica Cassidy, Ruby Ricafrente, Jay Ginete, Mhai Damasco;

For those who helped in the preparation : Ruby, Eleanor Mike, Ding, Jacques, and Ems;

For those who gave their time to join in the outreach: Ruby, Eleanor Mike, Ding, Jacques, Ems, Vic, and Emman;

The rest of CDOBloggers

Please support our Outreach Program and Feeding Activity at Cadayunan Primary School!

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

The CDOBloggers will be having an outreach program and feeding activity on December 2, 2011 at Cadayunan Primary School, a newly opened public school in Besigan.  Besigan is 52 kilometers away from the Cagayan de Oro city proper and most of the people in the area are farmers with no regular transportation except dump trucks from the city government which help transport their farm products. Before Cadayunan Primary School was approved last March 2011, children had to walk 12 kilometers everyday to and from the nearest school resulting to most of them skipping school and eventually stop.

Recently opened last June 2011, Besigan is blessed to have this newly opened school and children now are able to access education. Currently, the school has 60+ pupils and 2 teachers. The school is really in need of learning materials which will aid pupils’ learning and aid teachers’ instruction. 

All the CDOBloggers members have already pledged to donate for this outreach program but we still need contributions of any kind. Please email us at cdobloggersinc@gmail.com  if you wish to help or take part of this outreach. And to our fellow bloggers and netizens we also accept donations through paypal (francis.siason@gmail.com).

Shared Vision: The DNA of Leadership

October 9, 2011 Leave a comment

The 2nd Leadership Conference with the theme “Shared Vision: The DNA of Leadership” was successful. With high school students from the different schools in the city as participants, I am so blessed and very thankful for the opportunity of being able to share my insights and experiences in terms of leadership. I hope that I was able to inspire and motivate, in one way or another, these student-leaders to find means and ways to unleash their potentials as leaders.

I really like the theme of this year’s conference because it talks a lot about cooperation and mutual understanding which is very important in groups or organizations. The basic idea is that a group should have one objective and aim to be able to work together in unity for them to reach the goal.

So, I went there and I was excited to share and deepen the topic. Because I was tasked to provide a “seminar-workshop”, I had to think of an activity that would eventually lead to the discussion of the theme. Fortunately, from my leadership workshops before, I was able to provide an activity that made the students realize the importance of having a shared vision.

Let me show you the photos from the event.

That’s me preparing for my visual presentation while I was being introduced.

I had to give instructions for the activity first.

The groups were given materials right away to fulfill their objective.

And I would have to observe the process because it has to deepened in the discussion later on.

The groups presented their outputs after 20 minutes.

I also asked some of the participants to answer deepening questions about the activity they did.

Oh… and this is the discussion part.

These are the participative student-leaders.

And these are the supportive organizers which helped me a lot with my talk. :)

Thank you again and again for this wonderful opportunity! I’m hoping to do this next time! <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Final Frame: An Intax Polaroid Open Shoot For A Cause

May 24, 2011 2 comments

I love photoshoots-for-a-cause! Hurry! Limited slots only! :)

Photo by Ish Regodos

Kidney Run: I run to help a dialysis patient.

“I run to help a dialysis patient…” This was the motto and motivation of all the 4:30 RMR Kidney  Run runners, may it be on the 2 K, 5 K, 10 K, or 21 K category.

I chose to run at the 5K category. Even though I was already able to finish a 10 K run in Manila, I knew I had to choose a shorter distance because of my current health status.

I really thought that the gunstart of the 5K category  is 6am. But when I arrived there (Divisoria Kiosko) at 5:25 am, I was almost late because they decided to start the run earlier! Fortunately, I still had 30 seconds to wear my singlet. I was not even able to do stretching and all.

The 5K run started at almost 5:30am and together with my co-teacher Jeza, we finished the run at exactly 6am. That’s a record  breaker for me. Shorter time than my previous 5K run! Yey!

For me, it doesn’t matter whether I win or not on a running event. What’s important is I’m always able to finish  the journey without (a) getting any physical pain and (b) that I’m  able to help sick patients in my own little way.

There’s another fun run coming up on June sponsored by Talk N Text. I’m gonna go on that too! :)

Let’s run!

-The Kagay-anon!-

My Journey to ‘Virgen sa Guadalupe’

April 22, 2011 2 comments

Spent Maundy Thursday at the Guadalupe Shrine in Brgy. Tablon once again. This was my 3rd time to visit the place and have my station of the cross there. Just like my previous trek at the place, it’s very fulfilling. The view of nature is spectacular. The station of the cross is challenging. I am reminded of God’s passion, blessings, and unconditional love. I recommend you to spend a part of your Holy Week there.

On our way to Brgy. Tablon. That’s my cousin Jessa and I.

Upon arriving Tablon, we need to ride a “tricycle” to reach the starting point of the river trek. That’s my cousin Jenard and I.

At the starting point, there are candles and sticks sold. The candles are for the station of the cross. The sticks are for the river trek. You need the stick to keep your balance while crossing the river. Also, sunglasses and a cap is very important.

That’s my aunt Venus, my mom Fely, me, and Jessa. We’re ready now! It’s good to have companions.

We have to hold our slippers. It’s easier to cross the river on barefoot, even if it hurts. Outdoor Sandals is recommended. No to slippers.

We have to cross the river 9 times to go through the station of the cross. :) Quite challenging, yes.

The very essence of the trek is to pray at each station. It’s a reminder of Jesus’ passion.

We had stops along the way.

Cross the river again…

Walk a very long distance…

Until we reached the Guadalupe shrine.

At the foot of the shrine, we can eat our baons and bond.

Or ride a horse.

But don’t forget to hear mass (if there is) and/or pray at the chapel. :)

I even get a chance to capture wonderful sights at the place. See the photos here.

Until next year.

-The Kagay-anon!-

Kidney Run

April 19, 2011 Leave a comment

The Kagay-anon will be joining another Fun Run for a cause! :)

This run aims to:

1. Raise funds for indigent dialysis patients in Cagayan de Oro.
2. Support 430 RMR Group of young runners.
3. Promote health and well-being of Kagay-anons.

Registration is ongoing until May 8, 2011 at the following venues:

BAGONG LIPUNAN RESTAURANT (1-5pm)
Velez Street (Beside Metrobank Velez)

CUMC HR DEPARTMENT (office hours)
Gusa Highway

See you there! :)

-The Kagay-anon!-

10 K Run For Japan

April 19, 2011 Leave a comment

I am so glad to be a part of Otsuka’s “Run For Japan” last April 17, 2011 at Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila. I was really excited to join this running event because it’s not only a fitness activity but an outreach program as well. All the proceeds of the said event will go to the Red Cross of Japan to help the victims of the recent calamities there.

So, I was really glad Sir Hector of Sibs Publishing Company made a way to include me in this fun run.

What made it so memorable?

1. It was my first time to join a fun run in Metro Manila. “Run for Japan” was held at the Global City of Taguig.

2. It was my first 10 K run. I was really apprehensive at first because I’ve only had 5 K running experience before,  but I wanted to go with my colleagues so I decided to join the 10 K event.

3. It was my first to run being the only girl in the group… well, at least, in our “team”.

4. It was my first time to join a fun run having only 1 hour of sleep. The night before the event, my co-teachers (the girls) went to a comedy bar and went back to the minitel at 1:30 am. I slept at 2 am (because I still have to prepare my running stuff) and woke up at 3 am because we have to be at the venue (Global City) by 4 am. Good thing it did not kill me! hehehehe. 

5. I finished the 10 K run in 1 hour and 15 minutes.  They said it’s not bad for a beginner like me. That was a good start. :)

My first 10 K run was successful!! :) Looking forward to more runs soon! Next Target? 15 K! 

By the way, the event raised P500,000.00 to be donated to Japan. Great advocacy eh? Yes! :)

-The Kagay-anon!-

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