Category Archives: Advocacy

Lakad Pamana Community Outreach at Basuit Elementary School

Basuit Elementary School is located within Barangay Basuit in San Ildefonso, Bulacan province.

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Donation of school bags and school supplies

This town is an agricultural community. Majority of the people earn their livelihood from farming, driving tricycle and services. Some of the people living there had a hard time buying school supplies because of many factors.

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Lakad Pamana together with several online bloggers, civic leaders, MRRD NECC members were on hand to give away school bags, umbrellas, school supplies , candies, biscuits, pencils, notebooks, writing pads, eraser, scissors among other items.

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Ms. Dems Angeles and the author

The mood was very festive with school teachers, barangay officials on hand to meet the group.

Ms. Jenny See also brought some 30 plastic school supplies the the school children. The group was offered some coffee and pan de sal by the local elementary school teachers.

Princess Amirah Shine R. Magdangal gave 100 school bags while Ms. Cherry Castro and her immediate family gave some umbrellas and snacks.

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school children together with the author

There were about 237 school children from nursery, kindergarden, elementary level. A student needed between 8 to 11 notebooks . One for each subject. A more comprehensive lists is needed for those students in other grade level.

The school also needed a audio-visual materials, books for the school library and reference materials.

We managed to give each student between 2 to 4 notebooks and there are still room for more donations. The group is again planning to come back in the near future.

Madaming Salamat po sa lahat ng mga tumulong!

Photos courtesy of Ms. Daryll Reese Villena , Mr. Gilbert Dino and Ms. Vance Madrid

For those people with a kind heart , Do not hesitate to contact Lakad Pamana or the author ( 0928-6604819 ) for donation.

Email:L_rence_2003@yahoo.com

 

 

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Cactus Fiesta Fair 3

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CACTUS FIESTA FAIR 3 – Schedule of Lectures

The Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines, Inc. (CSSPI) invites all of you to its CACTUS FIESTA FAIR 3 happening on May 4 to 6, 2018 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Runnex Elevated Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle.

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Whether you are an expert grower or a novice – or are just thinking of starting up the hobby – there is something for you at this event. Learn the basics of growing and caring for your cactus and succulents from CSSPI President Lino Rom, and for the experts out there, learn how to propagate your plants by Mr. Ray Ong’s lecture on Tissue Culture.

The first 100 guests will get free plants when you attend Sir Lino’s lecture on Saturday afternoon.

Among the Sellers:

Lino Rom Collection
*Arid and Aroids
*Xerophile by Mark Spitzer
*Caudex Obsession by Amy Lastimosa
*Succulent Cottage by Aireen Bernal
*Cactus Village
*The Cactus Experiment by Ronald Panelo
*Lyhfra Garden
*Plantaholic Garden by Savanah Lamsen
*Camille Cactilents
*RJ Cactus & Succulents by Rubiejean Rimando
*Concrete Jungle by Botchie and Jayvee
*Nonoy Sionosa & Lily Tan
*Miguel Syyap & Yony Ysky
*Soysoy Palma
*Greenyields
*Mary Ann Pontanos

Meet and greet your favorite sellers and other enthusiasts! Ask questions, get your answers!

For more information about this event, Please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSSPI2010/

Meeting at Remedios Rodis Santelices residence

There were over 100 members, guests that went to the monthly general membership of the Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. last April 28 at the residence of Mrs. Remedios ” Remy” Rodis-Santelices in Quezon City.

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Exciting games , raffles and early bird prizes were given to the attendees.

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founding member and President Emeritus Dr. Gutierrez, Past President Therese Baldonado, Past President  Wendy Fernando- Regalao, Past President May Caballero Dumlao and current President Remy Rodis-Santelices together with(not in photo) Immediate Past President Norma K Villanueva, Past President Jimmy Floro and Past President George Yao 

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Ms. Edna Felipe address the crowd.

Whole roasted lechon, pancit , puto calasiao, pancit palabok, lumpiang hubad, chocolate cakes, fried okoy, fruits were serve during the late afternoon snacks. Resident cater Ms. Baby De Leon staffs were there at the site.

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Arid n’ Aroids also raffled off some interesting plants , Architect Bimbo Vergara raffled off some of his prized paintings, Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula raffled off some of his plants among others.

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Mr. Joseph Salacup from Laguna is one of the winners of the paintings

All the fun seems to never stop during the membership meeting.

 

Free Guided Eco Walk at the University of the Philippines

Free guided tree walk this earth day with Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. in partnership with Kalikasan.

Free guided tour

6-7 AM | Registration and Unity Walk
7-9 AM | Decentralized activities:
> Native Tree Walk
> Bird Watching
> Urban Gardening for Kids
> Museum Walk

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Mechanics on how to join:

1. Assembly time is 6:00AM for a short onsite registration period. This will be at the Oblation Statue in Quezon Hall as indicated in the map. We will hold a brief program here before we distribute into each sub-event.

2. Reminders for the 4 BYOBs: Bring your own water bottle, bring your own binoculars (for those participating in the bird watch) as well as some extra pairs if you have for sharing, bring your own bags to keep your own trash, and bring your outfit that is blue or green.

3. The rallying point is where the help desk will be located in case you have questions, if you get lost, or have other concerns. It is located at the UP Lagoon where the urban gardening session will also be located. You can also directly contact the help hotline indicated in this map–don’t forget to introduce yourself first.

4. There will be water refill stations at the assembly area, which will relocate later to the UP Lagoon. Also indicated in this map are the locations of drinking fountains around the campus in case you need to refill on the go. Just ask permission from the building’s guards nicely!

5. Don’t forget to register ahead of time so our walk guides will know ahead of time how many people will be managed in each activity. Select just one activity, these will happen simultaneously!: https://goo.gl/forms/6ZtAPIbkprFrDt9D2

 

Join us on April 21, Saturday, 6 AM at the Oblation Statue at UP Diliman! See you there! Those interested with the FREE guided tour, Please try to visit https://www.facebook.com/kalikasan/

Maria Auxiliadora de Marawi at the 38th Annual Grand Marian Procession

Maria Auxiliadora de Marawi was the most sought after marian image at the 38th Annual Grand Marian Procession held within the historic Intramuros, Manila.

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It was a bit cloudy when my friends Philip Reyes and Dr. Jeorge Ferrer decided to meet at the APO Philatelic Club meeting and have a short walking tour.

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Maria Auxiliadora de Marawi

Around past 2:30 pm, It began raining. Participants and devotees decided to take shelter at nearby restaurants, fire station and on the eves of the buildings within the immediate vicinity of the parade route.

Some bloggers and postal heritage walking tour participants like Allan P. Martinez and his group decided to go there later in the afternoon.

We did not manage to see each other because of the large crowd and  weather.

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estampitas, medals and pamphlets were given by the devotees of the marian images from different provinces of the country.

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Story Behind the Image

The image was wrapped with plastic and flower arrangements was done by a flower arranger. I was able to take a few snap shots and was given few pamphlets by a devotee , who told me the story behind the image. There were white Dendrobium UH variety, gerberas and carnations flowers.

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Mr. Nolan Angeles was deeply touched by what happened to the images and the destruction caused by the Maute fighters at the Cathedral of Maria Auxiliadora

He wasted no time contacting one of the country’s well-known sculptors of religious images, Ian Vicente. It was Vicente who made the Maria Auxiliadora de Marawi.

The replica was donated by Mr. Nolan Angeles, a government employee , a Marian devotee and propagator of the devotion to Mary Help of Christians.

When people and participants saw the image, everyone took their time to take few snap shots and i saw some weeping not because of the tragedy but because of immense joy and gratitude.

The marian image will then be turned over to St. Mary’s Cathedral as a donation of the Salesian Society of Saint John Bosco and the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians as well as from all Bosconians.

Mr. Angeles said he is coordinating with Marawi Bishop Edwin de la Peña for the date of the turnover.

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Provincial Contingents 

There were delegates , devotees from different parts of the country. Participants wear beautiful Filipinana costumes.

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The participants were all smiling despite of the heavy rains and Philip Reyes had left at around past 3:30 pm.

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We were quite busy talking photos and managed to have met another Marian devotee along the parade route.

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Another highlight of the festival is the participation for the second year of Santa Cruz parish in Manila .

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Our Lady of Pilar ( Nuestra Señora del Pilar ) Santa Cruz , Manila . The Jesuits enshrined the image of Our Lady of Pilar in 1643 .This is also in preparation for the cononical coronation of the image set on December 8, 2017. The parish had an active Facebook Page. 

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We manage to visit at least half of the marian images before the 4:00 pm parade had started . There were about close to 100 images.  It was another wonderful experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KHAI Basic Urban Gardening 101

Kingspoint Subdivision in partnership with Barangay Bagbag and nearby villages  Like San Pedro IX , Goodwill 1 and 2 had a short seminar about basic urban gardening 101 .

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The short lectures was held at the Kingspoint Subdivision multi-purpose covered court and several invited speakers like representatives from the barangay, Quezon City and Harvest Corporation. There was also a registration for the attendees.

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The event was well attended by the residents o the place and there was free morning snacks which consisted of noodles , sandwich.  At the end of the short lecture or talks . packets of seeds were given to the attendees courtesy of Harvest Corporation.

 

 

Rise Against Hunger Team Up with Foodpanda Philippines Fight Hunger

Rise Against Hunger team up with FoodPanda Philippines and Department of Health . The meal packing event started around 10:00am by Hershey chocolate volunteers and FoodPanda Philippines volunteer group past 2:30pm at the Department of Health compound, near the San Lazaro chapel held last July 20, 2017.

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FoodPanda is the world’s leading online food ordering and delivery platform, a relevant mobile app for most of us today, while Rise Against Hunger helps a lot of countries fight hunger.

The Philippines have the highest prevalence of food inadequacy among Asia’s ” tiger club” economies’ from 2005 to 2012.

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RAH Executive Director Jomar Fleras said that their personal mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

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The meal packaging program event is hosted by the Department of Health Manila Head Office and gathered almost 2,000 meal packs for the indigenous communities in Candelaria, Zambales and Porac, Pampanga provinces.

We are very happy to have been part of the meal packaging program and according to the project coordinator based from Candelaria, Zambales- We have help at least 50 pregnant mothers. They gained weight because of the schedule feeding program.