This blog is all about a community livelihood project by 5 NGOs in Ormoc City with TCF Western Australia as partner.
Monday, November 22, 2010
TCF Volunteer Monitor Passes Mechanical Board Exam
Sunday, August 8, 2010
With so much pride and glee I am presenting here Pia Gladys Perey’s 2010 Spring Summer Collection.I remember Carol Hanlon, TCF Ormoc Mentor, Primemover and Inspiration, having responded to Pia’s request to participate and present her collection in an Australian Fashion Week. It was in one of the emails that were shared by a few among us.
In 2009 she was invited by Carol to come to Ormoc to showcase her designs and even brought her modelling assistant to train STI students to model her collection and the clothes made by women being assisted by Carol’s TCF Western Australia and master dressmaker to train the TCF Ormoc women on pattern-making.
She then went on to parade her dresses in different fashion festivals in the world.
On August 6 Pia posted on her Facebook page this:
Pia Gladys Perey waaaaaaaaaaaaa angelina jolie wants to wear PGP for SALT premiere! heart attack!
And since, it has attracted 43 comments as of this writing. This wonderful news came a day after she came back from the hospital being gifted with beautiful twins.
Below is from one of her emails to us:
Pia Gladys Perey debuted in the international fashion scene at the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in 2008 and 2009 followed by a launch in the USA at the Miami International Fashion Week and FOCUS Apparel Show in LA in early 2010 which received rave reviews from the media. Pia has also been cited as one of the top 10 designers for 3 consecutive years at the Philippine Fashion Week and is being stocked at the store of the infamous Patricia Field in New York.
Pia Gladys Perey Enterprises
Some of her 2010 Spring Summer Collection are featured below:
Monday, June 7, 2010
Pia Gladys - Perey, Filipina
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
PFI Summer Youth Camp 2010
In partnership with Active Genuine Youth Leaders Association (AGYLA), Pagtinabangay Foundation is once again conducting a SUMMER YOUTH CAMP to be held on May 28-30, 2010.
Theme for this year is “Ormoc Kids on the election just past”.
Participants to the camp will come from kids of low-income families and out-of-school youth members of AGYLA. Please sponsor one or more children.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Carol visits the livelihood centers
We just passed by this Livelihood Center in Barangay San Pablo since the Coordinator and some of her members were at the Patter-Making Training at the St. Benedict Socio-Pastoral Center.
This is the dirt road in Barangay Cabintan. It was raining the whole day of January 14, her 3rd day in Ormoc, Philippines.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Belmont Business Women’s Club President Carol Hanlon to Attend Prestigious United Nations Event in New York
Ms Carol Hanlon, President of Belmont Business Professional Women (Belmont BPW) will be representing local women at the upcoming fifty-fourth session of the United Nations – Commission on the Status of Women to be held from the 1st to the 12th of March 2010 in New York.
The Commission on the Status of Women will undertake a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly.
Emphasis will be placed on the sharing of experiences and good practices, with a view to overcoming remaining obstacles and new challenges, including those related to the Millennium Development Goals, Member States representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) and of United Nations entities that will participate in the session.
Ms Hanlon will have the opportunity to attend a series of parallel events which will provide additional opportunities or information exchange and networking.
Carol said, “I am proud to be representing Belmont BPW, which is such an honour. BPW is one of the 5 member groups in the world that has advisory input into the United Nations Status of Women which provides a voice not only for Australian women, but for the women in over 90 countries in the world where BPW is located”.
BPW Belmont was chartered in March 2006, meets monthly for networking, and bi-monthly for a casual dinner, guest speaker or other activity. BPW Membership is open to women who would like to share their skills, talents and fellowship for the benefit of women, their community, locally, nationally and internationally.
Belmont BPW co-ordinates an extensive list of innovative and creative programs and projects for the benefit of its members and those it seeks to support that include networking events, mentoring, youth projects, micro enterprise, scholarships and the celebration of women around the globe.
For further information on
President: Carol Hanlon E: email@example.com
BH: 94793777 M: 0417 963231
Monday, February 8, 2010
MEDIA RELEASE: TCF ORMOC COMMUNITY SEWING PROJECT GAINS MOMENTUM
TCF Ormoc was commenced in 2007 by the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA) with support from Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of Belmont & Western Australia (BPW) and the Matilda Bay Rotary Club. The project was established in a partnership with local Ormoc community organisations led by Pagtinabangay Foundation.
TCF Global community sewing project aimed to assist women to start a small sewing business in Ormoc and the project provided the necessary sewing machines and raw materials to the locals to assist develop their creativity and produce evening wear, children's wear, uniforms, and home wares.
The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of WA (
The project has recently grown from 21 community sewing centres to 25, and 8 more are expected to commence shortly. It is expected that more than 250 Ormoc men and women will now be a part of this project also. The Ormoc project is has now moved under the umbrella of Ormoc Community Credit Co-operative (OCCCI) and there are plans to establish a retail TCF Ormoc showcase at the market centre. The community organisation is also planning to start a Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) type support centre to assist the micro small business operators.
Belmont BEC is providing a mentor role to assist OCCCI BEC develop under its BEC Global program to develop a business centre for the region and for the benefit of micro enterprise in the Ormoc region including the TCF Ormoc participants.
For more history and information on the project please view www.tcformoc.com
TCF WA Contact:
TCF Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA)
Designedge Fashion Incubator
Ph: (08) 94793777 Mob: 0417 963 231
Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc. (TCFWA)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.tcfwa.com
www.tcfaustralia.com www.tcfglobal.com www.belmontbec.com www.designedge.net.au
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The designer with a heart...
The women said that they are very thankful to Pia and Carol for the training. They learned sewing secrets that they haven't yet encountered and which are not as easily offered by other dressmakers.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Linking with Rotary Clubs
Later in the day she also met with Michael Berndt, president of the Rotary Club of Ormoc Bay. It was again another productive meeting with Michael there who's together with his wife, Imelda Sacay, were very supportive of the project.