Tatang Constancio: The Survivor

About 4 months ago, I submitted an article to Oxfam Blogs about  Tatang Constancio, a 79-year old farmer who was one of the recipients of the Cash for Asset Recovery project in Dulag, Leyte. In the course of the Haiyan tragedy, Tatang Constancio helplessly watched the super typhoon devastate the … [Read more...]

We Are Humanitarians

August 19 is just around the corner, Humanitarian Day, and for a country that celebrates a minimum of twenty-eight (Yes, 28! excluding local observances) holidays  a year, it will probably go unnoticed. But, for thousands of aid workers out there, this day is worth celebrating. While lazing about … [Read more...]

Signed, Sealed And Will Soon To Be Delivered

It is close. Again, I am still amazed at how successfully the project turned out. I have announced to  friends that the donations I have received last Friday will be the last ones and that I will not be accepting any more of their gifts thereafter in fear that I might pay for excess baggage. Today, … [Read more...]

Thank You

This article is a tribute to all those who have assisted me in making my love projects “Handmade Postcards For A Cause” and “Volunteering Shirts For Change” successful. Whether you bought a card or a shirt, assisted in manning the stall and promoting volunteering to people, or you simply gave a … [Read more...]

Preparing For Change

Ever since I have shared my volunteering endeavor with people, I have been bombarded with all kinds of questions. Some questions aimed to discourage me while the rest mainly affirmed my plans about making that famous dent. In the beginning, I was irritated but the more I thought about the … [Read more...]