Thursday, March 13, 2014

PP'S 2014 FOOD DRIVE RECIPIENT-
DUEG RESETTLEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


As Pusong Pinoy launched its 2014 FOOD FOR THOUGHT Food Drive, here's a closer look at the recipients of this project.

DUEG RESETTLEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, one of the recipients of our 2014 Food Drive, is located in Sitio Dueg in Barangay Maasin, San Clemente, Tarlac in the Philippines.  It is hundreds of feet above sea level and is adjacent to the mountains of Zambales.  It is the resettlement area for the Aeta community affected by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the early 90s.  There are currently over 400 settlers in the area.  

The closest school in the community is located at the foot of the mountain.   Due to the very rough terrain with steep curves, mud and rocks, the only means of transportation to get to the school is by a passenger "dump truck".  As the community grew over the years, the Department of Education (DepEd) built a school to cater to the growing population of the children in the community which is now known as the Dueg Resettlement Elementary School. 

The school is led by a very passionate principal, Mrs. Claudia Toledo. She has a pool of dedicated teachers who contribute 100 pesos a week from their meager salaries to cook porridge for the students to motivate them to attend the school.  The teachers sleep at the school during the week and only see their families on the weekends, because traveling to their homes at the foot of the mountain can only be done once a week.  There is no electricity or other form of comfort or entertainment at the school.

The Aeta children live very poor lives. Although they are used to this kind of living as passed down by older generations, it is a pity that they do not even have the comforts experienced by poor children in the lowlands. They sometimes eat only once a day.  The children sometimes come to school with a packed lunch of rice and siling labuyo (wild chili) or ginger. These children do not even know how some food items taste. It is no surprise that many of them are considered malnourished by the DepEd.  Ultimately, children who come to school hungry or are chronically hungry will not perform well in school. 

For our 2014 Food Drive, we are asking donations towards the purchase of  RICE and POWDERED MILK.  The Aeta children rarely drink milk.  It is a rare luxury in the community.  On March 22, 2014, Pusong Pinoy will once again go to the community to bring food items from this food drive and pairs of slippers from our Project Tsinelas.  A feeding event is also planned during the turnover. 

If you would like to be a part of our 2014 Food Drive, please email us at info@pusongpinoy.org.  To make a donation, please click on the Donate button below. Thanks in advance! 

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Click on the links below to read more about this community:

BOOKS & TREATS FOR DUEG ELEM SCHOOL (NOV 2013)

AETA COMMUNITY RECEIVES LOVE FROM PP (DEC 2012)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PUSONG PINOY'S DONATION TO
PP SCHOLARS AT DE LA SALLE LIPA


How time flies!  Pusong Pinoy's 17 High School Scholars will be graduating this year! 

On February 11, 2014, PP Team headed by JOCELIN OLIVIER, Arizona Team Leader & Director of Scholarship, PP Liaison LIZA DE JESUS and volunteers - CELSO FABREGAS, ROSELYN CASTILLO, and CEL RUBIS visited De La Salle Lipa in Batangas to donate PHP57,983 to pay for the scholars’ miscellaneous expenses (scholar's share and graduation fees/pictures). The monetary donation also covered fees for our new PP DLSL College Scholar. The scholars and their families were treated to a luncheon courtesy of PP Heroes.

Thanks to DLSL representatives DFEZIE TORRES-TIPAN and ISRAEL TAN for the warm welcome extended to the PP team. But most of all, thanks to our generous HEROES and SUPERHEROES for sponsoring our scholars in the last four years! You made this all possible! THANK YOU!

For more information about our scholarship project, email info@pusongpinoy.org.  To make a donation, please click on the Donate button below. Thanks in advance!

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Friday, February 7, 2014

RUTHLESS EJUICE'S FUNDRAISING
FOR THE BENEFIT OF PUSONG PINOY


Pusong Pinoy is thrilled to be the beneficiary of RUTHLESS EJUICE's fundraising project supporting the Typhoon Haiyan and earthquake victims in the Philippines.  Ruthless Ejuice will donate $1.50 for each RISE bottle sold until March 30, 2014.  Thank you, Ruthless Ejuice!

RISE is Ruthless' newest flavor - Lychee Mango with a hint of Jack Fruit.  Check out their other flavors at www.ruthlessvapor.com or email sales@ruthlessvapor.com for more information about their products. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

CHIKAHAN SA HONG KONG
PP Heroes' Summit 2014

"My BIGGEST THANKS to all the HEROES and SUPERHEROES who attended the recently concluded Pusong Pinoy Heroes' Summit at Grappas last Sunday. Thank you for participating in all of the activities and purchasing our PP Shirts. It was such a lovely scene to see so many heroes wearing the Pusong Pinoy Logo proudly at the same time. Thank you everyone for making a dream come true and making it such a BIG SUCCESS!  Maybe in two years, you can all join me as we travel to yet another country to bring the 3rd Pusong Pinoy Heroes' Summit to REALITY!!! " - Hong Kong Charter Team Leader JAY MARTINEZ
 
 POSTER DESIGN BY OUR VERY OWN PPC ISHKA VILLACISNEROS
 
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POSTER DESIGN BY PP VOLUNTEER  PAULA PAMINTUAN RIVA

In July 2012, the first Pusong Pinoy Heroes’ Summit was held in Manila. It was a resounding success as it allowed Pusong Pinoy to strengthen partnerships with the DepEd principals and teachers, leaders of NGOs, donors, and volunteers who have allowed the successful implementation of programs in the Philippines. This year, the second Pusong Pinoy Heroes’ Summit will be held in Hong Kong!

As we celebrate the Chinese New Year, this is the ideal opportunity to review the past year, celebrate achievements and discuss future plans with the heroes of Hong Kong. It will be the rallying point for the heroes who want to make a real difference in the lives of Filipino children. It will be a venue to recognize the contributions of the organizations and individuals who have supported Pusong Pinoy through the years. It is also an event that will raise awareness regarding the fight and plight of the Filipino children, equipping participants with enough knowledge to help alleviate the children’s dismal state, especially in the area of education. The summit is likewise a convergence of hearts and minds that will move towards the realization of Pusong Pinoy’s mission of eradicating poverty through literacy.

On 2nd February 2014, Pusong Pinoy will open doors for heroes to do more for the children who will shape the future of the Philippines. Heroes united will increase the impact of our efforts to effect change. We invite you to be part of this change.

For heroes out there who would like to take active involvement in the summit or would like to support the event in some way, please send an email to our Hong Kong Charter Team Leader, Jay Martinez, at info@pusongpinoy.org or you may call him at +852 9772 7279.

*Click HERE to read about the PP HEROES' SUMMIT 2012 - CHIKAHAN SA MANILA

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

PAMASKO NG PUSONG PINOY 5
(Christmas Gift-Giving of Pusong Pinoy)

 POSTER BY FORMER PP TEAM LEADER LANCE BUCOY
 
We are pleased to inform you that our Christmas Gift-giving Project, Pamasko ng Pusong Pinoy 5 (PPP5), is near completion. With help from supporters like you, we are well on our way towards accomplishing our year-end goals.
 
This year, we will endeavor to provide slippers to approximately 5,000 disadvantaged children and food items to 350 families. We will allocate 3,000 pairs of slippers to our recipients in Bohol who were affected by the recent earthquake in the area.
 
After PPP5, we will then launch our Disaster Relief Project to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. At this time, we are in the process of identifying our intended beneficiary and target area for this project.
 
We are also currently looking to establish a partnership with an organization that could best meet the needs of our intended beneficiary and one that could best put your generous donations to good use. We will provide updated information as soon as possible. Thank you, Heroes!

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For more information, please email us at pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com

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