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Convergence Benefits Four Municipalities

by Irma A. Guhit

SORSOGON CITY , April 11 (PIA)– The four municipalities of Juban, Casiguran, Magallanes and Sorsogon City were recipients of several projects during the project launch of the Sorsogon Convergence Initiatives on Rural Development held here at Paradise Hotel last week.

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) turned over the Agrarian Reform Communities Project (ARCP) 2 which includes rural infrastructure projects, community development programs, survey and agro-enterprise development projects to the municipalities of Juban, Casiguran and Sorsogon City.

USEC Gerundio C. Madueno together with DAR Region 5 regional director Maria Celestina M. Tam turned over the manifesto and description of projects to Mayor Ester Hamor of Casiguran, Mayor Olivia M. Bermillo of Castilla and Mayor Leovic R. Deoneda of Sorsogon City who are the focus of the convergence initiatives..

These three local governments are the pilot areas of the convergence initiative program to run for 5 years from 2011 to 2016.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) headed by Secretary Ramon Paje and region 5 regional director Joselin Marcus E. Fragada turned over to the three local government units under the convergence program the DENR program component which is the Integrated Agroferestry Production /Support to the National Greening Program.

The project includes the establishment of agroforestry farms and maintenance of the existing assisted natural regeneration project in their areas.

In support to the national greening program which these three municipalities will support as stipulated in the memorandum of understanding which earlier during the launch they have signed will include the production of forest and fruit trees for distribution to their identified areas for planting.

DENR have also turned over to these municipalities titles of alienable and disposable lands, the title of issuance of free patents for agricultural lands and issuance of patent for school site.

The programs and projects also given to these three local governments from the Department of Agriculture was turned over by USEC Bernadette Romulo-Puyat together with DA Region 5 regional director Jose V. Dayao which includes Livelihood Projects Facilities, equipments, and other interventions by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

The project includes tilapia , bangus fingerlings, prawn, post larvae, tilapia breders, seaweed seedling dispersal; distribution and establishment of the Municipal and City Tilapia Hatchery, Mariculture Zone, Post Harvest Facility, Aquasilviculture Project, Fishing Gears Distribution, Seaweed Input Assistance and the re assessment of the Fish Sanctuary in these three local government units.

These three municipalities also received from the DA small water impounding projects from the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) which was turned over by Dr. Silvino Q. Tejada.

Two units of pump and engine sets were also turned over by Dr. Tejada to Congressman Salvador H. Escudero III.

The local government of Casiguran, Castilla and the City of Sorsogon also received Communal Irrigation Project and Communal Irrigation Service Extension from the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) thru Engr. Antonio S. Nangel , NIA administrator.

Mayor Roque L. Carranza of the municipality of Magallanes also received the Farm Mecahnization and Post Harvest Program Retrofitting of Mechanical Dryers thru PHILMEC as a separate program from the convergence initiative program implementation.

This project includes provision of farm machineries and dyying facilities such as hand tractor, thresher, flatbed dryer and multi-purpose drill pump in together with the three cluster local government of Castilla, Casiguran and Sorsogon City.

Additional project also turned over includeed the retrofitting of the existing kerosine fed mechanical dryers with rice hull furnace in the City of Sorsogon.

Other projects turned over to the three municipalities, as pilot LGUs of the convergence initiatives program were projects from the Fiber Indusry Development Authority, the Organic Demo Farm by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Project Standards (BAFPS), the Nursery Developmet, Cassava Development Project in Casiguran and Castilla, the farm to market roads in Burabod-Palanas- Road, distribution of Irrigation pumps and the Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) project in support of the Credit Programs by the Agricultural Credit Facility.

The project launch was a success and the three municipalities piloted will be monitored closely and regularly according to the two congressmen of the the province of Sorsogon, Hon. Salvador H. Escudero III of the 1st district and Hon. Deogracias B. Ramos of the 2nd district.(PIA-Sorsogon)

Filed under: Agriculture, Environment, Get Involved, Government, Sorsogon News Updates, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Brigada Eskwela Plus

To prepare for the coming school year, the Department of Education (DepEd) conducts an annual Brigada Eskwela campaign for at least two weeks.

During the Brigada Eskwela campaign period, volunteers prepare the school for the start of classes in June. Minor maintenance work such as the repainting of the roof and exterior walls, repairing of leaking water pipes, ceiling boards, broken furniture and windows is done by volunteers with the help of donations in kind from corporations and non-government organizations.

Principals and school heads are encouraged to organize the activity in their respective schools. Working with their Parent-Teacher Community Associations (PTCAs) as early as February, they recruit parent volunteers and approach local businesses for donations by March, and organize work groups by April.

Through the years, our public schools have benefited from Brigada Eskwela in terms of Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) amounting to billions of pesos. This year, the DepEd expects more schools to participate and generate more community MOOE.

This year, the DepEd will launch Monday the Brigada Eskwela Plus all over the country. Beyond the material and financial benefits generated from this worthwhile endeavor in the form of better classrooms and campuses, the schools also benefit from the goodwill generated when people exert efforts for the common good – hand in hand with other like-minded members of the community.

Brigada Eskwela has become the current-day version of our proverbial Bayanihan spirit – that tradition of volunteerism we Filipinos value. Brigada Eskwela conveys to the students the essence of community and of humanity, which forms the core of the Filipino spirit.

Filed under: Education, Get Involved, Sorsogon News Updates, Youth Community Service Groups,

Filipino-American Athlete Wins New England’s “Karate Kid” Challenge and Needs Help in Internet Voting

Written by Audrey Reyes-So/Mabuhay Radio     

Photo Credit: Mat Corral

 Steven So, an American karate enthusiast of Filipino descent, won the Karate Kid challenge at Six Flags theme park in New England. He is now competing through online voting with the other winners from all the Six Flags locations in the United States. The winner gets to go to the “Karate Kid” movie premiere and meet the cast.
 
To participate in the online voting, interested Filipinos anywhere in the world simply have to access this hyperlink,
www.yahoovoteforthekaratekid.com
 

The online voting will end on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Votes can be cast once per day until May 25th.
 

Steven and his sensei are under the entry:
Brian C., Steven S.
Springfield, MA
Six Flags New England

 
Steven So is the taller guy to the left in the flyer and video. He is a scion of the So Family of Matnog, Sorsogon Province in the Bicol Region, Philippines. 

Source: http://www.mabuhayradio.com/sections/sports/6134-filipino-american-athlete-wins-new-englands-karate-kid-challenge-and-needs-help-in-internet-voting.html

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Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon-Kapusong Totoo School supplies given to poor students

GMA truly touching peoples lives! Kapusong Totoo donated school supplies to poor student here.  As such, We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all the efforts GMA put into the realization of this project. Once again, thank you very much for your generous support and Merry X-MAS & Happy New year to all the staff of Kapusong Totoo..MABUHAY PO KAYONG LAHAT!! Dios mabalos!!

Filed under: Education, Encouragement, Get Involved, Inspiration, People who inspired Us, Public Service, Touching Heart, Touching Lives, Youth Community Service Groups

Never give up, Never Backdown, Never lose faith – Face the GIANT

Its a great movie with inspirational message that made me think of my point of view as well. Am i facing that GIANT right now?

When your back is AGAINST the WALL…

When it seems there is NO WAY OUT….

You have to face your fears…..FACE THE GIANTS

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How can you help Typhoon Ondoy & Typhoon Pepeng victims

Our heartfelt  appeal for your help!  We can make a difference now by sharing a little percentage of our blessings to the victims of Typhoon Ondoy & Typhoon Pepeng.  Your Donation can make an immediate impact  in the lives of people coping with natural calamities. You may also donate the following:

  • Medicines
  • Toiletries
  • Canned foods, noodles, breads, mineral water
  • Unused old clothes, blankets
  • THROUGH>>>THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS

    Monetary Donations

    1.  CASH or CHECK
    Please send cash or check donations to the PNRC National Headquarters in Manila. Checks should be made payable to The Philippine National Red Cross.  We can also arrange for donation pick-up.

    2.  BANK DEPOSIT
    Account Name:  The Phil. Nat’l. Red Cross

    METROBANK
    Port Area Branch
    Peso Acct.: 151-3-041-63122-8
    Dollar Acct.: 151-2-151-00218-2
    Type of Acct. : SAVINGS
    Swift Code: MBTC PH MM

    BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS

    Port Area Branch
    Peso Acct.:  4991-0010-99
    Type of Account: CURRENT

    BANK OF THE PHIL. ISLANDS
    UN Branch
    Dollar Acct.: 8114-0030-94
    Type of Account: SAVINGS
    Swift Code:  BOPI PH MM

    For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

    Credit Card

    Please fax the following info to +632.404.09.79 and +632.527.0575:

    Name of card member, billing address, contact nos. (phone & mobile), credit card no., expiration date, CCV2/ CVC2 (last three digits at the back of the credit card), billing address, amount to be donated.

    For online donations you may also visit our website at http://www.redcross.org.ph  .

    In-Kind Donations

    LOCAL
    Please send in-kind local donations to The Philippine National Red Cross – National Headquarters in Manila.  We could also arrange for donation pick-up.

    INTERNATIONAL

    1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PNRC
    2. A letter of acceptance from PNRC shall be sent back to the donor
    3. Immediately after shipping the goods, please send the (a) original Deed of Donation, (b) copy of packing list and (c) original Airway Bill for air shipments or Bill of Lading for sea shipments to The Philippine National Red Cross–National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 2803, Philippines.

    The PNRC does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods.  Though we appreciate your generosity, the PNRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.

    SMS and G-CASH (Globe)

    SMS
    text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)

    G-CASH
    text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS to 2882

    Most urgent needs

    Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water

    Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases

    Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap

    Rehabilitation Programs: Shelter materials for house repair

    Call Hotline 143 or 527.0000

    THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS
    NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
    Bonifacio Drive, Port Area,
    Manila 2803, Philippines

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    How to help

    Ways to donate to the Philippine National Red Cross via the PNRC web site

    DSWD donations drop-off points

    1. National Resource Operations Center, Chapel Road, Pasay City
    Contact: Mrs. Francon Favian

    2. Quezon City Area Disaster Resource Operations Monitoring and Info Center (DROMIC) DSWD Central Office
    Contact Rey Martija or Imee Rose Castillo, Tel Nos. 951-7119, 951-2435 or Assistant Secretary Vilma Cabrera Tel No. 0918-934-5625

    3. Manila Area (DSWD-NCR)
    San Rafael corner Legarda Streets, Quiapo, Manila
    Contact: Dir. Thelsa P. Biolna, Dir. Delia Bauan Tel Nos. 734-8622, 734-8642

    Manuel L. Quezon’s blog: How to help (original on Quezon.ph | Tumblr.com mirror link)

    Google Docs: Rescue InfoHub Central | List of Places where to donate (check out one nearest your area, or add a donation center that is not on the list)

    Another list of where to donate goods via Bury Me In This Dress blog

    Google Maps: Ondoy situation map for Metro Manila, by KaninLamig

    ABS-CBN HOTLINE
    416-36-41

    SAGIP KAPAMILYA
    413-2667 / 416-0387
    No 13 Examiner Street, Quezon City, Look for Ms Girlie Aragon

    Bank: Banco de Oro, Mother Ignacia branch
    Acct name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
    Acct no.: 5630020111

    Routing code for international cash donations
    BNORPHMM ABS-CBN Branch

    ABS-CBN Foundation US Office Toll-Free 1-800-527-2820

    Negros Navigation

    from Mr. Edmund Gawchua, Manager

    Negros Navigation is now accepting the transfer of relief goods from Mindanao to Manila for free for aid to victims of Ondoy.

    Donations can be sent to Negros Navigation stations and offices nationwide.

    Reach ABS-CBN via these channels:

    Multiply: botomoipatrolmo.multiply.com

    Twitter: twitter.com/botopatrollers

    Facebook: Boto Mo, Ipatrol Mo official page | abs-cbnNEWS.com

    Email: ireport@abs-cbn.com

    SMS/MMS reports: IREPORT <name, location, message> to 2366

    Bayan Voice BMPM Voice SMS: 411-BMPM (411-2676)

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    How can we help victims of Typhoon Ondoy

    (Flickr photo by rembcc)

    I’m sure this is the top question for so many of the Pinoy Answers community right now.  After Typhoon Ondoy raged across Luzon dumping a reported 34 cm of rain, equivalent to a month’s worth of rainfall, in just 6 hours, more than 200 have been reported dead and nearly 300,000 displaced from their homes.

    For a quick answer to this pressing question, here’s a list of some very important information for Filipinos everywhere to take part in the relief efforts for Typhoon Ondoy victims:

    From the National Disaster Coordinating Council – http://ndcc.gov.ph/home/

    TS Ondoy Donations

    TS Ondoy cash donations may be deposited to the NDCC Donated Funds current account (Philippine Currency-Peso) #0-00149-435-3 (with shift code: DBPHPHMM Account #36002016), Development Bank of the Philippines, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Branch, Camp Aguinaldo, QUezon City, Philippines.

    DONATION DROP OFF-POINTS

    Pasay Area

    National Resource Operation Center
    Chapel Road, Pasay City

    Mrs. Francia Fabian
    852 8081
    918 9302356

    Quezon City Area

    Disaster Resource Operations Monitoring and Info Center (DROMIC)
    DSWD Central Office

    Rey Martiga or Imee Rose Castillo
    951 7119 / 951 2435
    or Assistant Secretary Vilma Cabrera
    0918 9345625

    Manila Area

    DSWD- NCR
    San Rafael Corner Legarda St.
    Quiapo, Manila

    Dir. Thelsa P. Biolena
    Dir. Delia Bauan
    734 8622 / 734 8642

    Ever  Gotesco

    Distribution Point Center for Relief

    NDCC Relief Center

    Kalayaan Hall, Malacanang Ground
    Luli Arroyo and all female members of PGMA’s Family
    734 2192 / 734 8642

    MMD-DOH Central Office

    Engr. Dave Masiado
    0917 8163400

    NDCC Missing Person Hotline:

    Marikina: 0920-9389914
    QC: 0921-6555262
    Pasig: 0918-9356318
    Cainta: 0917-5606241

    From the Philippine National Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org.ph/

    1.  CASH or CHECK
    Please send cash or check donations to the PNRC National Headquarters in Manila. Checks should be made payable to The Philippine National Red Cross.  We can also arrange for donation pick-up.

    2.  BANK DEPOSIT
    Account Name:  The Phil. Nat’l. Red Cross

    PNRC PESO ACCOUNT

    ALLIED BANK
    Intramuros Branch
    PESO ACCOUNT :    1941-01347-1
    Type of Account :     CURRENT
    SWIFT CODE  : ABC MPH MM

    BANCO DE ORO
    Port Area Branch
    PESO ACCOUNT :    453-0018647
    Type of Account : SAVINGS
    SWIFT CODE  :    BNOR PH MM

    BANK OF PHILIPPINE ISLAND
    Port Area Branch
    PESO ACCOUNT :   4991-0010-99
    Type of Account :   CURRENT
    SWIFT CODE  : BOPI PH MM

    METRO BANK
    Anda Circle Port Area Branch
    PESO ACCOUNT : 151-3-04163122-8
    Type of Account : SAVINGS
    SWIFT CODE  : MBTC PH MM

    PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK
    Sta. Cruz Branch
    PESO ACCOUNT : 3623-3680-0011
    Type of Account : SAVINGS
    SWIFT CODE  : PNB MPH MM

    PNRC DOLLAR ACCOUNT

    BANCO DE ORO
    Port Area Branch
    DOLLAR ACCOUNT :    453-0039482
    Type of Account  : SAVINGS
    SWIFT CODE   :    BNOR PH MM

    BANK OF PHILIPPINE ISLAND
    United Nation Branch
    DOLLAR ACCOUNT :   8114-0030-94
    Type of Account  :   SAVINGS
    SWIFT CODE   : BOPI PH MM

    METRO BANK
    Anda Circle Port Area Branch
    DOLLAR ACCOUNT : 151-2-151002182
    Type of Account  : SAVINGS
    SWIFT CODE   : MBTC PH MM

    PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK
    Sta. Cruz Branch
    DOLLAR ACCOUNT : 375-283500026
    Type of Account  : SAVINGS
    SWIFT CODE   : PNB MPH MM

    UNION BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES
    Sta. Cruz Branch
    DOLLAR ACCOUNT : 132-070001012
    Type of Account  : SAVINGS
    SWIFT CODE   : UBPH PH MM

    PNRC OTHER ACCOUNT

    METRO BANK
    Binondo Branch
    EURO ACCOUNT  :    016-201650005-9
    Type of Account  : SAVINGS
    SWIFT CODE   :    MBTC PH MM

    METRO BANK
    Anda Circle Port Area Branch
    YEN ACCOUNT  :    151-2-15130001-9
    Type of Account  : SAVINGS
    SWIFT CODE   :    MBTC PH MM

    For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

    Credit Card

    Please fax the following info to +632.404.09.79 and +632.527.0575: Name of card member, billing address, contact nos. (phone & mobile), credit card no., expiration date, CCV2/ CVC2 (last three digits at the back of the credit card), billing address, amount to be donated.

    In-Kind Donations

    LOCAL
    Please send in-kind local donations to The Philippine National Red Cross – National Headquarters in Manila.  We could also arrange for donation pick-up.

    INTERNATIONAL
    1. Send a letter of intent to donate to the PNRC
    2. A letter of acceptance from PNRC shall be sent back to the donor
    3. Immediately after shipping the goods, please send the (a) original Deed of Donation, (b) copy of packing list and (c) original Airway Bill for air shipments or Bill of Lading for sea shipments to The Philippine National Red Cross–National Headquarters c/o Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila 2803, Philippines.

    SMS and G-CASH (Globe)

    SMS
    text RED<space>AMOUNT  to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)

    G-CASH
    text DONATE<space>AMOUNT<space>4-digit M-PIN<space>REDCROSS to 2882

    Most urgent needs:

    Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water

    Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases

    Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap

    Rehabilitation Programs: Shelter materials for house repair

    For OFWs, here are some specific places where you can help:

    Ayala Foundation – for online donations (Visa, Mastercard, Diners, GCash, SmartMoney), go to https://www.myayala.com/ondoy/Default.asp

    TXTPower (Paypal, SmartMoney, GCash) – http://technology.inquirer.net/infotech/infotech/view/20090927-227196/Help-Ondoy-victims-via-Paypal

    American Red Cross – Tel: 1-800-435-7669

    World Food Programme

    SINGAPORE

    • Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore (20 Nassim Road, Singapore 258395). Donors are discouraged from sending used clothing, which is prohibited for importation into the Philippines under Republic Act No. 4653. Organizations wishing to donate are advised to refer to the Embassy’s guidelines for donations to the Philippines, which are available online at: http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/index.cfm?GPID=53. Further queries may be directed to Ms. Pearl Camento at php@pacific.net.sg, subject: “Typhoon Ondoy”.
    • A-Freight Cargo (304 Orchard Road, #03-19 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863). Donations/drop-offs accepted, contact Maureen Schepers 6235-1011.
    • i-Remit Singapore (304 Orchard Road, #03-69 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863). Will be waiving charges for donations to the Philippine Red Cross.
    • LBC Singapore (304 Orchard Road, #04-77 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863). Will waive remittance charges for donations made to the following organizations: ABS-CBN Foundation, GMA Foundation, Philippine National Red Cross, and the National Disaster Coordinating Center.
    • World Vision Singapore
    • Singapore Red Cross (15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486). Walk-in cash donations accepted. Send cheques to the Singapore Red Cross Society and indicate your name and return address for receipt purposes.

    Now is certainly the time to use the power of social media to help our fellow Filipinos who have been badly affected by Typhoon Ondoy.  I recently posted the question “What can we do to help the victims of Typhoon Ondoy?” and if you have any relevant information or any creative idea that can be of help to victims of Ondoy, please take the time to share them.

    Our news editors also posted this question, “Do you think the RP government is doing enough to help with Typhoon Ondoy’s relief efforts? Yes or no, why?”.  According to National Disaster Coordinating Council’s Anthony Golez, the system and local government units are “overwhelmed,” and are not used to massive relief operations.  If you have personally witnessed this and you have seen how they can further improve their rescue operations, then please share your thoughts and opinions.

    Just check Yahoo! Philippines News for more updates about the relief efforts, for pics of Typhoon Ondoy’s aftermath, check out Flickr and this blog post for details on how you can help.  Thanks so much everyone!  I’m so proud to be Pinoy right now!  God bless!

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    Efren Peñaflorida- Sorsogon vote now for our pinoy CNN hero of the Year

    vote for efren

    Efren “Kuya Ef” Peñaflorida is a teacher and social worker in the Philippines. He has been recognized as one of the “2009 CNN Heroes” for his outstanding advocacy to educate Filipino out-of-school youth through “pushcart classes.

     

    Life and education

    Peñaflorida grew up in Cavite City. During his early days in school, he experienced being harassed and threatened by gangs near their school. He describes how a gang bullied him during high school, as had happened to many other students. Despite this, he still managed to finish his studies.

    Teaching and advocacy

    His growing concern for the unschooled children in his hometown led Peñaflorida to establish Dynamic Teen Company (DTC). At that time, he was only sixteen. He envisioned this organization as a tool to reach the underserved Filipino youth by providing free tutorials. He asked three fellow high school students to devote some of their time to teach children in the slum areas every Saturday. After ten years, DTC has gained around 10,000 memberships and conducted tutorials for approximately 1,500 children. Today, DTC’s “pushcart classroom” also teaches basic reading and writing to street children.

    References:

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    Sorsogon Surgical Mission

    Do you know any surgical/medical mission coming to sorsogon? Feel free to post it here. Thank you!

    Filed under: Get Involved, Inspiration, Kasangayahan 2009, Kwentong OFW, Medical Missions, Public Service, Show your pride, Sorsogon News Updates, Travel & Adventures, ,

    A letter from Mr. Gilbert Manere

    Source: Mr. Gilbert Manere (UAE) a Civil Engineer from Sorsogon City:

    Salam! Salamat sa pag gibo kaining web site kan mga taga sorsogon, maski kami hararayo naka update kami kan mga ngayayari jan, sana umabot su panahon na mahatagan ini kan atensyon kan satuyang namamayo jan sa sorsogon magayunun ini, sana dakul pa su maging members kaini, pihihikayat ko su gabos kun sisay man may kakayahan sa anu man na paagi na makatabang jan satuya kan mga saday nyatong sorsoganon na tabangan lalo na sa oras kan mga kalamidad. sana magkaigwa ki fund raising sa paagi sadi na web site para tumabang sa dapat tabangan jan, dios mabalos po!

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