Caritas EXPO 2013 : BUY , SHARE and GIVE

Trinoma Mall activity center, Quezon City-Philippines

Trinoma Activity Center

Caritas Manila Expo 2013 had opened its doors to people who want to buy affordable and quality products for the Yuletide season.

tarpaulin poster

There are donation boxes for Typhoon Yolanda aka ( Haiyan) .

There are different array of products which included paintings, knotted rosaries, and bags made of recycled paper by the inmates; footwear made of dried water lilies by a community in Cupang, Muntinlupa City; bags made of recycled denim, tarpaulin, jute, and katsa by a community in Tondo, Manila; stuffed toys made by the same community; and home cleaning products by Caritas Youth Servant Leaders, as supervised by a volunteer chemist.


Gathering of Bonifacio, De Jesus and Nakpil’s descendants

Bahay Nakpil-Bautista, Quiapo- Manila, Philippines

Faroles (lanterns) hanging from the eaves of the house indicate that this photograph was taken during Christmas when it is customary in the Philippines to hang these traditional symbols.
Reproduced from the book “Julio Nakpil and the Philippine Revolution” by Encarnacion Alzona.

Mr. Ariston Lin Bautista – He was the son of Mariano A. Bautista and Teresa Limpingco, and was born in Sta. Cruz, Manila. Bautista was married to Petrona Nakpil in 1903.

grand staircase

His house on Barbosa Street [now named after him, A. Bautista Street], Quiapo, Manila, used to be a small art museum of antiques and paintings of representative Filipino arts. His library is now with the University of the Philippines Medical Museum started by Dr. Geminiano de Ocampo².

A collegue, Dr. Jose P. Bantug, described him:

descendants of  Gat Andres Bonifacio ‘s siblings in attendance

The gathering was initiated by the relatives of the Nakpil’s , Bonifacio , Castro and De Jesus clan a day before the Gat Andres Bonifacio ‘s 150th anniversary , since a lot of them are busy during the date of the celebration.

group photo

There was a short program led by the artist group , a small program led by Ms. Bobbie  Santos- Viola .

Ms. Bobbie Santos-Viola

She was the host speaker and moderator during the gathering

After the short recollection among the living descendants , a short play  of the life of Gat Andres Bonifacio  and a late afternoon meal serving the ” BEST ” of Quiapo’s food like fresh lumpia, empanada, pancit, barbecue were served.

Note” I would like to ” Thank” Ms. Bobbie Santos Viola, Professor Fernando B. Zialcita for the accommodation and invitation extended to the author.


%d bloggers like this: