Thursday, November 19, 2009

Honored By World Vision

Honored by World VisionLast night, I attended along with my wife the Loyal Donor Dinner of arranged by World Vision. It was a night in tribute to the loyal donors of this charitable institution. World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. They reach out to people who could share a portion of what they have to help poorest of the poor and aid them and their communities.

With an amount of P600 per month, one will be able to sponsor a kid to school. With this amount a kid is given a chance in life to elevate their life and eventually help their own family.

The dinner was held at the Petron Cultural Hall of Petron Megaplaza in Makati. And this was for honoring donors their loyal sponsors who have sponsored children to school the past 5 and 10 years. I was among the 5 year donors.

Sponsored Children of World VisionSponsored kids playing a Rondalla

Upon registration, each donor was given a lei of sea shells by some of the young kids who were part of the sponsorship programs of World Vision. Each sponsor was also given a World Vision pin that states 'I sponsor a child'.

During dinner, a group of sponsored kids from Pinyahan, Quezon City played a rondalla to the guests. And while being serenaded by these kids, each 5 year donor were handed a small plaque of appreciation for continually supporting their programs.

One highlight of the dinner program was with a speech made by a guy named Nick who was once a sponsored kid since 1975 and has now become a successful business person who owns 5 companies and now is a COO. During his speech, he narates how he was given the opportunity to change his and his family's life from being a farmer upto what he is now. It was such an inspiring speech. Eventually, our emcee told the guests that Nick owns the company who has started growing Cream Dory fish locally and competes with imported Dory fishes.

Former Sponsored Kid by World Vision but now a COO of his 5 companies

Actually aside from Nick, another guy was among the 5 year donors who was also once a sponsored kid from kindergarten to college and comes from Isabela.

It was a good celebration and I'm glad that I was able to help poor kids to enter school and have their opportunity to change their own lives for the better. I hope more Filipinos would also extend their hands and join World Vision in helping kids have a brighter future.

To learn more how to sponsor a child to school through World Vision, follow this link:

Thanks to HotelsCombined also for having a Donor drive for World Vision.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pacquiao vs. Cotto

Just this weekend, the Filipino boxing hero, Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao once again brought fame and glory to the Filipino people after winning against Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico, giving Pacquiao a world record for winning 7 weight levels in boxing history.

Great job Manny..You're truly the Pound for Pound King of Boxing

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