Wednesday, December 23, 2009


US$53.64 can sponsor 1 young person to the PFI 2010 Summer Youth Camp on April. For 6 days, your sponsored kid will learn about Adolescence, Love of

God, Love of Country, Enjoy Nature and have Fun, Fun, Fun.


Merry Christmas,

Pagtinabangay Foundation

Ormoc City, Philippines

TCF-OCCCI Ormoc Meeting

This morning the TCF-OCCCI Ormoc met to finalize preparations of activities relative to the visit of Ms. Carol Hanlon of TCF-Western Australia.

Detailed schedule of her visit to Ormoc will be posted next time. For a peek on the schedules, Carol will be making a courtesy call to the Ormoc Mayor, conduct a fashion business workshop, visit CLCs, Judge at the Fashion Event and meet with local civic clubs.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Metro Modelling Academy Certificates of Completion

Adam Barralet

Adam Barralet of Melbourne, Australia has been kind enough to provide Certificates of Completion to the participants to his modelling workshop done in Ormoc City in July, 2008.

The following may now please collect their certificates from the office of Pagtinabangay Foundation, Cataag compound, San Joaquin Street, Ormoc City, Philippines. Please look for Jean Justimbaste. Contact numbers: 255-3516 or 561-3363:

1. Michael Francis M. Alvarado
2. Bonard B. Torres
3. Xerxes M. Solon
4. Victor S. Recaña
5. Ingrid Martina Alyanna S. Luna
6. Rozenie T. Lavezares
7. Fatima B. Jaballa
8. Rogelio A. Mangpoc
9. Arden M. Generale
10. Maragusan Daffon
11. Rodelio Jr R. Clemente
12. Raquel Anna M. Buzon
13. Marian Lou P. Beslig
14. Jan (Ian) Bacho
15. Ma. Angelica Solace C. Alcuino
16. Joselie T. Ando
17. Kara R. Asinas
18. Jacqueline P. Gabriel
19. Raymond P. Torres
20. Roger Arellano Ladarde
21. Giresi Janin G. Sanchez
22. Candy C. Sotto
23. Clint C. Sotto
24. Ma. Virginia C. Sotto
25. Rica Rose Torcino
26. John Ray Yap
27. Louie Aaron C. Yauna
28. Patricia C. Zamora
29. Anita Marie M. Lucero
30. Ma. Teresa Fe M. Lucero
31. Rans Dane Benedict M. Lucero
32. Windee Mendoza
33. Charline Meting
34. Joy B. Meting
35. Angelie M. Monte
36. Jess Muyrong
37. Katherine Rose Araba Nabong
38. John Paul M. Pole
39. Dormie A. Ricarte
40. Gina M. Ronquillo
41. Maida Sabenicio
42. Elmerita Moreno Abapa
43. Jonathan D. Aparis
44. Cecil V. Bantiles
45. Michaela S. Berndt
46. Edwin Butad
47. Analie Cormanes
48. Joan Marie Cormanes
49. Jennilyn C. Delmo
50. Analyn P. Ejada
51. Lina Gendoy
52. Razella L. Gatmaitan
53. Jose Paulo Gatmaitan
54. Ervielyn G. Mansueto
55. William B. Joseph
56. Jennifer P. Hingaray
57. Flordelyn A. Lacorte
58. Michelle Labrador
59. Norjee Marie D. Llanos
60. Rose May D. Llanos
61. Wildy Lopez
62. Alyssa Marie M. Lucero

Sorry, these have been on my desk for some time now. I have no idea how to contact you.
Anybody reading this and knows people in the list please let them know. Thanks!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ondoy and Uring parallelism by Emil J

Ondoy reminds me very much of Typhoon Uring 18 years ago when Ormoc was devastated by a horrendous flood that took thousands of lives and destroyed millions worth of property. Like Uring, Ondoy was estimated to be a minor typhoon that had a center wind of 55 kph, moving at the speed of 12 kph. Uring was moving at the speed of 11 kph. Pag-asa's announcement didn't create much stir because the figures were not threatening enough.

Thus, people were caught by surprised when Ondoy brought torrents of rainfall that broke records, flooding entire cities that spared no one. Rich and poor alike share similar fate. While Uring left thousands killed and wiped out entire families, Ondoy devastated properties that left hundreds of thousands homeless and nowhere to go. Its flood didn't subside until days later, and hundreds could not be rescued because the waters had not subsided. Uring's flood lasted only for 30 minutes, leaving sprawled bodies in their agonies of death.

But Uring's flood was not caused by heavy rainfall. In fact, there was only a slight drizzle in the city. The heavy rain fell in the upstream sections of the two river systems, Anilao and Malbasag rivers, cascading down to the city in a rampage that caught those living along the riverbanks swimming for dear life. In Ondoy's case, the heavy rains fell on the helpless population and on cities built near the riverbanks of Marikina, Cainta and Pasig, flooding even middle class subdivisions once thought to be immune to floods.

The cities' drainage systems simply could not cope with so much rain water. This was made worse by the clogging of water ways and esteros caused by human settlements Add in the climate change factor, a phenomenon recognized only recently, and you have a perfect recipe for disaster. The media called the event a "deluge", comparable to the Biblical Noah's great flood. It is a shocking wake-up call to the realities of climate change especially to those who treated issue as an academic one. All along, a lot of people thought that the issue was still debatable and that its impact would not reach our shores until decades later.

But Ondoy is probably just a precursor of things to come. To me the Metropolitan Manila is a disaster waiting to happen. It is simply too congested, and its infrastructures are bound to give way under extreme conditions. Millions work and live in areas unfit for human habitation - near riverbanks, under bridges, in squatter colonies in makeshift hovels, over esteros - clogging waterways with tons of wastes and plastics, so that drainage systems malfunction and flooding occurs even during slight rainfalls. All of these because factories, offices and schools are all in the big cities, attracting hordes of migrants from the country's rural areas.

I used to live in the big city for 11 years in the '70s, and even then, I thought Manila needed to decongest itself of its factories and schools. Now more than 30 years later, the congestion continues as Metropolitan Manila continues to attract job hunters and fortune seekers. I have not heard of any government policy encouraging manufacturing firms and offices to relocate themselves to the poorer, less developed but labor-rich provinces.

Maybe Ondoy is that alarm call telling our government policy makers to heed the call of nature. In the light of the climate change phenomenon, maybe government should rethink its policies. Maybe, just maybe, it's time for an exodus from the big city.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

78 dead in devastated Marikina | 09/28/2009 12:47 PM

MANILA - Mang Emilio could not stop crying as he surveyed what remained of his home in Provident Village in Marikina City.

"Walang natira sa lahat ng aking pinaghirapan (Everything I've worked for is gone)," he told ABS-CBN's Sol Aragones. He said he barely had time to escape to the roof of his home when the flood hit the village on Saturday.

He said, however, that he is thankful that he was able to bring his two in-laws to the roof before they got carried away by the flood.

Another Marikina resident, Bartolome Robias, also could not stop crying as he searched for his mother in an evacuation center and among the corpses that had been retrieved from Provident.

Robias said he last saw his mother, Leticia, when she went to Provident last Friday to iron clothes for some of the residents. Fearing that she was affected by the flood that devastated the area, Robias went to the village early Monday to see if she had been rescued.

Hours later, he finally received a call from his brother who said that Leticia had finally come home to their house in Antipolo.

Two days after tropical storm Ondoy brought the worst floods in Metro Manila, life has yet to return to normal for many residents of Marikina City. In a little over six hours, hundreds of lives were changed as the floods swept away houses, vehicles and people in the city.

One of the worst hit areas in the city was Provident Villages where most of the residents climbed on rooftops to escape the deluge. Unofficial figures received by ABS-CBN News said as many 58 people were killed in Provident and a total of 78 dead in the whole of Marikina.

Scores of overturned vehicles on mud-streaked streets paint a picture of the devastation wrought by the flood. Power lines in the area are still streaked with debris, which showed how high the flood reached on Saturday morning.

On Monday, Marikina Mayor Marides Fernando appealed for more food, water and blankets for residents staying in evacuation centers. She also appealed for more volunteers to help in the task of clearing the roads of debris and retrieving bodies in various parts of the city.

Some residents of Provident Villages have returned to their homes to clean up and guard their houses from looters. Others also lined up at a local market to buy food and get their first meal after two days.

One rescuer, Manuel, however said it will be a long time before everything returns to normal in Marikina.

"We found one corpse, a man. His hand was still clutching to a tree but his whole body was submerged in mud," he said.

He added: "We weren't hit by the flood so we came here to help. This is something that will affect us for a long time to come." With a report from Sol Aragones, ABS-CBN News

as of 09/28/2009 1:45 PM

Monday, September 21, 2009



That the members of the Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc. of 7 Fairbrother St, Belmont WA 6104 Australia, represented by Carol Hanlon, Manager, as an act of generosity, hereby donate the herein identified items/materials to the TCF Ormoc Community Sewing Project, through the Metro Ormoc Community Cooperative (OCCCI) in OCCCI Central Office, Arradaza St., Ormoc City, Philippines to be used solely for charitable purposes.

The donation shall consist of the following:


Cartons of Sewing items and family use items


Sewing Machines


Over lockers


Assorted part rolls of fabric




Ironing Board





Full detailed manifest are attached

We further certify that this is a free gift and that there is to be no

payment or exchange of monetary value for the shipment or distribution of

said merchandise.

Done on this 18th day of September 2009, in Belmont , WA, Australia


Carol Hanlon


Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc

Friday, September 11, 2009

Going global from

Chinese exhibitors at the recent Hong Kong Fashion Week were so keen on securing new clients, many were openly advertising they had no minimums, TCFWA manager Carol Hanlon says. She tells Ragtrader about global trends in sourcing and buying for new and emerging designers.While there is no doubt the global economic downturn has hurt the traditional TCF manufacturing giants like China and Hong Kong, there is also no doubt that they are rising to the challenge. In the recent past, many small clothing labels had a great deal of difficulty in finding offshore manufacturers prepared to do small runs in reasonable time – or small runs at all, for that matter. Now, however, even China has to present itself as more nimble, more flexible and more creative when it comes to servicing existing clients and finding new ones.

Carol Hanlon, head of the TCF Australia small business network, has recently returned from several overseas buying missions and noticed some definite trends. At Hong Kong Fashion Week in early July, Hanlon says she spotted numerous Chinese manufacturers exhibiting signs announcing “no minimums”, and it was obvious that people were very keen on meeting new contacts and clients. In India, where she took a delegation to the India International Garment Fair (IIGF) in New Delhi later in July, Australia was a prime target for government support, particularly with the Commonwealth Games being hosted in India next year. “The Indian Government targeted 23 countries to invite buyers to the [fair], with Australia being a key target,” Hanlon says. She took 10 labels with her to India, including Alison Cotton’s Joveeba, Sylma Cabrera’s Pure Soul, Battaglia, Colourspirit and Quotau.

Like many other governments eager to assist their local industries by encouraging international trade, first-time buyers were provided with free air fare and accommodation support.

In Hong Kong, where the Hong Kong Trade Development Council offers free accommodation to all first-time buyers, Hanlon accompanied 15 small and emerging Australian companies, including Assodani International, Morgan Marks, Henryetta and Carmels Designs. There, she noticed a definite trend. “Obviously it goes without saying that the downturn in the US, UK and European markets has had a huge impact on all manufacturing ex China,” she says. “But ragtraders are adaptable and can restructure, and I believe there will be an increase in fast fashion – working closer to the season in regards to stock levels required.”

There are still major problems facing small labels trying to source materials and manufacture offshore, including minimum order quantities, logistics and reliability of supply, as well as quality and timeliness. “It is also the continual sourcing of the right supplier to suit your needs, which can change from season to season depending on your ranges and direction,” she says. In terms of fashion trends, the most obvious was the continual move towards eco-friendly and organic fabrics. “Fashion trends still lean towards oriental, traditional finishes and themes,” she says. “Throughout the world, people wish to connect with the real source of manufacture and fair trade.” This is a theme Hanlon herself has been working on for many years. As well as establishing TCFWA a decade ago and more recently TCF Australia,

Hanlon has been working hard on TCF Global, which she defines as a non-profit community-based project, designed to provide an online platform to assist new and emerging Australian designers to link with global TCF industry organisations. She has set up networks in Sri Lanka, Bali, Hong Kong, India and Papua New Guinea, but perhaps the most impressive is TCF Ormoc in the Philippines. There, she has assisted 21 community sewing centres by donating sewing machines, textiles and equipment, allowing 130 men and women to set up their own small sewing businesses.

The network is also assisting a fibre project in PNG, a wool hand-weaving village project in Sri Lanka and the Seeds of Hope women’s sewing project in Afghanistan. It has also helped to buy sewing machines for women in Peru and is looking into projects in Mauritius and Tanzania. A local Perth firm is importing hand-woven plaid check fabrics and kilts from Sri Lanka for the school uniform market, and the supplier can also organise hand-woven wools in small runs for Australian designers.

TCF Global also works with a wide network of small businesses in Bali, many of which are run by Australian ex-pats, to set up village support projects aimed at young people While these are noble projects, they are not yet commercial enterprises, Hanlon says. “Village projects are about micro-enterprise empowerment at a local level, and they need to grow and develop with local ownership at their speed. These projects are not to be confused with commercial manufacturing facilities. These areas lack resources and training, and that is what the projects I assist are trying to create or build on. “Then we will try and assist the projects to develop towards commercial manufacture as time goes on.” ■

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New CLC opened

United Village Homeowners' Association Inc. (UVHAI) has its own Community Livelihood Center through the efforts of its outgoing President and CLC Coordinator Mrs. Gregoria Soria.

This CLC has 3 members and will be called UVHAI CLC.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Glenn Ymas reporting to the PFI office from a visit to Alta Vista CLC to get one more sewing machine from the abolished group. He requested a friend to go with him to carry the machine for him. The motorcycle is his brother's that he borrowed for the monitoring work to the CLCs.

Tambulilid CLC splits into two

Tambulilid CLC has broken down into two. The newest CLC in Tambulilid is called Ladislawa CLC taken from the unique name of its Coordinator - Ladislawa Jordan.

Tambulilid CLC remains and is still coordinated by Diosita Aquino.

Impact of ammado fundraising initiatives

Because we have a CLC Monitor, we are able to spot problems and provide solutions without so much delay.

Problems at the Center level like the need for a trainer on Pattern-making and measurement, the need for a sewing machine technician and the like are responded to as fast as Glenn and I could. Without the CLC Monitor all these problems would have gone unattended. So, to again, thank you! remits 2nd tranche of donation

Thank you to for remitting another 200 US dollars to the coffers of PagtinabangayFoundation. This means an extension of two more months (until November, 2009) for our Community Livelihood Center Monitor for the Textile Clothing Footwear project of the Coalition of Ormoc Women with TCF Western Australia.

Since it was PFI that first moved the project forward, we cannot afford to see it go to waste by just letting it go unmonitored.
Since July, Glenn has accomplished a lot. He has withdrawn some sewing machines, fabric and patterns from the Alta Vista CLC which has never taken off since their cutter left them last year to transfer to another barangay (village). Instead of Alta Vista, it is now in Malbasag.

Per Glenn's report, we both went to Valencia to patch up a problem between the CLC Coordinator and the Cutter. We have given them the option to break into two CLCs which the Coordinator happily accepted with Glenn contacting a person who can train them on pattern-making. The cutter, opted to form her own group given the fact that the current sewing machine operators do not want to go with her.

We were also able to visit the Inopacan Christian Sewing Ministry of the Inopacan Grace Bible Church.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Glenn Ymas July 2009.JPG

Twenty-four year old Glenn Ymas, a fifth year Mechanical Engineering student of the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) couldn’t be happier. Pagtinabangay Foundation informed him that he can continue being the Textile Clothing Footwear Ormoc Volunteer Monitor. This means he can also continue his college education for at least one semester.

Glenn is working his way through college doing odd jobs from gathering news to messengerial work.

Last year, Dr. Jaap Poll, CEO of Ottoman Energy Limited granted us P150,000 to pay for the allowances of eight Volunteer Youth Monitors for the Textile Clothing Footwear (TCF) project. For one whole year Dr. Poll enabled these 8 kids to enroll in college and in high school. That money also made sure that the 25 Community Livelihood Sewing Centers were monitored. The money lasted from June, 2008 to May, 2009. raised US$ 296 for Pagtinabangay Foundation which was remitted to PFI in June 30, 2009. Converted to Philippine Pesos this amounts to Twelve Thousand – 3 months worth of allowance for Glenn to be able to monitor/visit all 25 Community Livelihood Centers of the Textile Clothing Footwear Ormoc project. These 25 CLCs are located in 21 barangays (villages) in Ormoc five of which are hard to reach.

With the 296 US Dollars, donors at ammado are helping Glenn achieve his ambition of finishing his dream of becoming a Mechanical Engineer - - - soon, very soon.

With the US$ 296, donors are helping reach out to the 25 CLCs encouraging the garments makers to continue making garments which are providing them with additional income.

This is just great! 296 US dollars! 126 individuals assisted directly and indirectly! THANK YOU, AMMADO. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DONORS AT AMMADO.COM

TCFWA and Valencia CLC.jpg
Glenn with Carol Hanlon and members of the Valencia CLC during the visit of Carol to the CLCs in July, 2008

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Two more bodies, please

I wish I have two more bodies to do all these activities at once!

See, I have this Change Politics Movement, and we are right now doing the rounds of Ormoc colleges in preparation for the 2010 national elections. Then I have this Textile Clothing Footwear Ormoc where I do all the necessary documentation, OMG! Then I have the Coalition of Ormoc Women where Pagtinabangay Foundation holds the current chairmanship. I have to check 5 email inboxes. I have to update 4 blogs. I have to visit 9 or I guess more social networks where I am a member. I have to write articles to upload to all these blogs and in ammado. I have house work. Good there's Spider Solitaire so I won't get crazy!

Monday, July 6, 2009

2nd Donation for Ormoc launched

Carol and Miss Poppy are seen here urging their fellow Australians to donate to the Textile Clothing Footwear Ormoc. Sewing machines and materials are intended to be used by the 25 Community Livelihood Centers in 21 villages in the city of Ormoc.

TCF Western Australia already shipped one 40-foot container van full of sewing machines, assorted off-cut fabric and many other sewing materials in November, 2007. These gave rise to the 25 CLCs.

The second donation is intended to bring the project up one step - product development.

Already a few designers and garments makers have registered their help. There are offers of free service to hold a lecture on design, another on pattern making and yet another to train the local dressmakers of TCF Ormoc to learn better sewing applications.

TCF Ormoc and TCF Western Australia welcome all those who can donate cash for travel expenses of these good samaritans to help our dressmakers in Ormoc.

Please contact Carol Hanlon in Perth and Jean Justimbaste in Ormoc.

God Bless You!

Carol Hanlon wins scholarship

Our friend Carol Hanlon just won a scholarship of $5,000. She is using this to attend the International Conference for Fashion Incubators in the US this year. While there, Carol intends to explore the possibility of Perth to host the conference next year.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


It always saddens me to hear of an NGO project ending, or of an NGO field office in Ormoc closing or of colleagues that we have been working with for years, moving on to greener pastures. Accepting this reality is a burden and causes me so much heartache and frustration.

This brings me to share with you an interesting survey conducted by the Basic Ecclesial Communities of the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Social Action Commission of which is a member of the Coalition of Ormoc Women and whose chairman is a good friend to all COW member NGOs.

The SAC segregated the survey results programmatically thus – Livelihood, Health, Education, Political Governance, Environment, Justice and Peace, Basic Needs and Infrastructure and Other Concerns. They presented this to BEC Cluster Leaders, Government as well as Non-Government instrumentalities; to the government to respond to the issues at hand and to the NGOs for information purposes.

But in all the issues presented from No Money and No Work to Shelter concerns and Disasters, the government has programs going and serving the barangays. So after all the talking and the handshakes and other goodbyes and everybody’s gone, I asked Jiggs Maglasang, SAC’s chairman: “Jiggs, if the government has programs in the barangays to respond to all the issues presented to them as a result of this survey, why in the first place did these issues come up?”

“Not enough. The government’s programs are not enough to handle all the needs of the citizens”, was Jiggs ready answer.

It’s never enough. When is it going to be enough? Why is it never enough?

It’s never enough because our population is growing by the minute. See how more and more nations on earth are resorting to Nuclear Energy and therefore nuclear weapons to respond to the growing needs of their peoples?

NGOs were born to supply the missing link and be the conscience that they are to government program implementers. That is why we are here and that is why I am always saddened when an NGO is closing a project or an office in Ormoc. It means more work for the NGOs left behind and additional burdens to carry for the government personnel assigned to continue the project left by the NGO which cannot usually be duplicated by a different agent.

Alvin Acidre and Ernie Solano did a great job in Ormoc. But, as Jiggs said: “It’s never enough.” The problems left behind that have not been taken on by LEFADO-Ormoc will grow easily like bacteria. If nothing will be done to continue LEFADO’s program in Ormoc soon, the problem like bacteria, will become a malady and difficult to treat.

And this brings me to another issue among NGOs – fundraising. We NGOs are so dependent on big grant-issuers. Big grants are good. It provides the NGO the much needed fund to implement a project to respond to a problem; but for only a couple of years – one up to a maximum of three years. And this is really, really frustrating. NGOs therefore are alive for the next three years and silent the next year or so. So my personal advocacy among my NGO colleagues whether Field Office or Main Office – let’s do individual fundraising.

By asking donations from individuals – be it only 25 centavos or 25,000 pesos – it doesn’t matter. Twenty-five centavos from 10,000 individuals is P2,500 pesos which can provide a survival and transportation allowance to an unmarried volunteer for one month. One month’s volunteer work can make wonders, mind you. IT CAN MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENCE.

Twenty-five thousand pesos from only 5 individual donors is P125,000.00. Imagine what that amount can do to our work as NGOs!

One Euro from a donor in Czechoslovakia or 25 cents from another in the US can make a lot of difference. Pagtinabangay Foundation is doing this through We now have more than 30 individuals from around the globe donating to Pagtinabangay Foundation through the Ammado Giving Circle.

So, Alvin and Ernie do not be tied up to what your main office can provide because you can do better.

Again, Alvin and Ernie, mga hijo, Good Luck to both of you and to LEFADO-Ormoc. NEVER SAY GOODBYE!

Ate Jean Justimbaste

June 23, 2009

On the occasion of LEFADO’s ending its HIV & AIDS Prevention and Care Project

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Apologies to THE BEATLES - A Little Help From My Friends

What would you do if I ran out of funds,
Would you stand up and walk out on me.
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song,
And I'll try not to sing out of key.
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
I heave a sigh with a little help from my friends,
Oh I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

What do I do when my project is gone.
(Does it worry you to be alone)
How do I feel by the end of the day
(Are you sad because you're on your own)
No, I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm I heave a sigh with a little help from my friends,
Mmm I'm gonna to try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody?
I need somebody to lean on.
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to lean on.

Would you believe in a love for GIVING?
Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time.
What do you feel when you see the impact?
I can't tell you, but I know it's heaven.
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm I heave a sigh with a little help from my friends,
Oh I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody?
I just need someone to lean on.
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to lean on
I get by with a little help from my friends,
I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends
I heave a sigh with a little help from my friends
Yes I get by with a little help from my friends,
with a little help from my friends

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fundraising at

There is a new development on  Some of the people in ammado are into fundraising themselves since ammado is a fundraising site.


Pagtinabangay Foundation, Inc. (PFI) has been a member of Ammado since it was first launched in December, 2007.  One year and six months later PFI has raised E20.53 and US$190.98 with a total of 27 donations from only 12 people, all ammado members. 


Just this morning, however, when I opened my email I was amazed at the number of donations coming for PFI through ammado.  Intrigued, I checked our ammado page to see what’s going on.  OMG, everyday several donations are coming PFI’s way.


Joeri Gianotten,’s Asia-Pacific director who is a monthly contributor to PFI, has created his own fundraising community and this link will explain better what he is doing 


The children of Terry Farris, a more or less regular donor of PFI on ammado also has their own fundraising community and here is the link to their page on ammado


I just thought, you readers, might want to jump into the bandwagon of the Ammado Giving Circle.


Remarkable Joeri, remarkable Farris kids!


Thank you, guys.  YOU ARE ALL GREAT.  PFI loves you.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Goodby to our Youth Monitors

This month of May is the last month that TCF Ormoc will avail of the services of our Youth Monitors.  The donation of Mr. Jaap Poll in June, 2008 is only up to this month.

I do not know how I can monitor/visit all 25 CLCs.

Anybody who has an idea, please let me know.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Back to TCF Ormoc

It's been two months or so that we have not posted something about the Community Livelihood Centers.  But we have been in the move.  It's just that I've been busy with other activities in the past few days that I did not have much time to sit down and update my blogs.

Okay, we're back.

We initiated a contest for CLC coordinators.  CLC Coordinators with a perfect attendance in the regular monthly meetings of CLC Coordinators for three consecutive months are given a prize from the last donations.

For the period October to December, 2008 only one had a perfect attendance - Valencia Community Livelihood Center.  The Coordinator accepted the prize of one unit ironing board.

Nita Lucero (back to camera) talking with Carol Hanlon.  
Nita is the Coordinator of Valencia CLC

For the period January to March, 2009 two CLC Coordinators had perfect attendance to our regular monthly meetings -  Valencia and Public Market.  Valencia requested that their prize be a Flat Iron this time and Tanya Perater of the Public Market CLC accepted the prize of one unit Ironing Board.
Adam Barralet with Tanya Perater of the Public Market CLC

Nora Lucero, Designer & Master Cutter of Valencia CLC