Let’s celebrate Grandparents’ Day with 50 abandoned elderly at ANAWIM Lay Missions Foundation, Inc on September 9, 2012 (Saturday), 9 am – 4 pm at Barangay San Isidro, Rodriguez Rizal!

We are giving free haircuts and makeovers to our beloved lolos and lolas to boost their morale and we need VOLUNTEER HAIRCUTTERS and MAKE-UP ARTISTS (with own make-ups and tools) please. Let us give back our talents to the needy and give the gift of hope.

This event is a project of Mapayapa Village III (MV3) and we are accepting donations in kind and cash/check (payable to MV3 HOA Charity Fund, account no. 003513005821, BPI bank Marian Branch, Fairview).

ANAWIM Wish List: Food, toiletries, medicines, and medical equipment.

Meeting options:

  • 9 am at Mapayapa Village III clubhouse located at Narra Avenue, Barangay Pasong Tamo, Quezon City. VEHICLES are needed for CARPOOL please.
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  • 10:30 am at ANAWIM Lay Missions Foundation, Inc located at Barangay San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal.
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For inquiries, contact Tracy Cruz, MV3 P.R.O. at 09178557721. For FACEBOOK Event Page Invite, please add Tracy Cruz ([email protected]).

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Pinoys are natural pet lovers. To date, the Philippines is one of the top 5 countries in the world with the most number of household pets. But gone were the days when pets are merely trusty watchdogs at home. Many owners have come to treat their pets as companions, friends and even as kids of their own.

What used to be just veterinary clinics to give medical attention to our pets, now services are being offered for all sorts of our pet needs. From pet dental clinics, to grooming salons, obedience class for pets and even pet hotels. All are aimed to provide the best care for our beloved animal friends.

But one important need for our pet is often overlooked- the need for a decent resting place when they pass on.

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Autism Society Philippines Marikina Valley Chapter headed by Alex Cabason Jr., in cooperation with the City Government of Marikina will be bringing Alyana to Marikina City on 14 July 2012 at 2 pm at the Teatro Marikina along Shoe Avenue, Marikina City.

“Alyana — A Study of Autism in the Philippines” is the first documentary film on autism in the Philippines by independent film maker, Mirana Medina. The film has been showing all through-out the Philippines, in cooperation with ASP Chapters since 2006. The trailblazing film was screened at the Cinemanila International Film Festival in November 2006 and at the 3rd Festival on the Issues Concerning the Mentally Challenged in New Delhi.

Tickets are at P100 each and are available at the venue.

For more information regarding the Marikina film showing, you may get in touch with Ms. Marivi at (0949) 398.3672 or Ms. Tonette at (02) 381.5448.

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Nowadays, fun runs or runs for very noble causes are common. With the country leaning towards a healthy lifestyle plus our nature to help others, many people join these events. But have you ever heard of a dance marathon?

Dance4Life is a first of its kind 3-hour dance marathon open to teens, adults and seniors who can live up to the dance challenge. Similar to fun runs, participants will have their own event shirts and marathon bibs, but this time in a single venue, they will follow different dance steps from different eras — 70’s, 80’s, new wave, hip hop and others. Participants who withstand the 3-hour dance marathon are all winners/finishers!

Organized by the Lifeline Foundation Support Team Inc., all proceeds will help empower lives like their adopted community in TS Cruz, Las Pinas.

Marathon Details & Mechanics


  • Participants will be in clusters of 25 for the duration of the marathon.
  • 1 Marshal is assigned for each cluster to monitor participants.
  • Participants cannot leave the cluster once dance marathon starts. Any participant who goes out of the cluster is automatically out of the marathon.
  • There will be a 2-5min. break for every dance interval (30 minutes per dance interval). The breaks can be used for a quick rest, stretch or water break.
  • If a participant cannot dance any further, he/she may approach and inform the marshal assigned to that cluster.
  • Remaining participants will be given bands every hour (white band for 1-HR dance finisher, pink band for 2-HR dance finisher and blue band for 3-HR dance finisher). Holders of 3 bands are ultimate dance finishers.

Registration Dates and Fees

REGISTRATION PERIOD: June 12 to August 4, 2012
Online registration here

P400 Regular Fee
P300 (Students and Senior Citizens)*

*Fee is inclusive of a marathon shirt and bib.
*Marathon shirts are available for the first 1,000 registrants.
*An on-site registration will be open on the marathon day at 3:00pm but no guarantee on the availability of marathon kits.

Cool shirt 😀

Registration Partners

  • Chris Sports – SM North Annex (3rd Floor), SM Megamall (Bldg. B, 2nd Floor), Glorietta 3 (2nd Floor), Mall of Asia (2nd Floor), Market! Market! (4th Floor), Filinvest Mall Alabang (3rd Floor)
  • Fitness and Athletics – G/F Unit 2, Active Fun Bldg., 9th Ave. Cor 28th St., City Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Lifeline Foundation HQ – #86 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Paranaque
  • Guhit Kamay – G/F Cinema Area Alabang Town Center, Zapote Rd., Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Rules and Regulations

  • Marathon bib numbers should be pinned in front of your shirt and must be worn at all times during the marathon.
  • Children 8 years old and above can participate in the marathon.
  • Participants below 18 years old must have their entries signed by a parent or a guardian.
  • All protests related to the results must be made in writing and submitted to the marathon organizer within 30 minutes after the official announcement of winners. A protest fee of P1,500 will be collected for every written protest made.
  • To be considered as finisher, participant should be there by gun start.
  • The organizer’s decision is final.


I am definitely not a dancer, but I do want to help. Get fit +FUN, FUN, FUN! 😀

Let’s put on some dancing shoes and groove our way to the finish line 😉

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  • Buy ticket of Athletes In Action-Fila Schools Run For School Rooms (AIA-Fila SRSR) advocacy run at SM TICKETS – CINEMA COUNTERS anywhere in Luzon, except in SM malls without cinemas like SM Makati (Ayala), SM Harrison, SM Cubao, and SM Quiapo.
  • After ticket payment, payee will receive SM-issued ticket as proof of payment and SM control number-coded AIA-Fila SRSR Registration Form. Payee must attach/staple SM-issued proof of payment ticket to the Race Kit Claim Stub. NO SM-ISSUED PROOF OF PAYMENT TICKET ATTACHED TO THE RACE KIT CLAIM STUB, NO RACE KIT RELEASE.
  • Participant to completely fill out AIA-Fila SRSR Registration Form and keep Participant’s Copy portion of the Registration Form. As Fila’s goodwill, payee may avail additional 10% discount on Fila Running Shoes and Skele-Toes, which are already on sale at 50% OFF, upon presentation of AIA-Fila SRSR Participant’s Copy at Fila stores.
  • Participant to bring the accomplished AIA-Fila SRSR Registration Form and Race Kit Claim Stub with SM-issued proof of payment ticket to any of the following FILA stores:
SM Mall of Asia (02.901.1611)
SM Mega Mall (02.638.8016)
Trinoma Mall (02.919.0709)
Festival Mall (02.842.9811)
Glorietta Mall (02.812.1099)
Robinson’s Galleria (02.695.3148)
Robinson’s Ermita (02.521.8393)
Market Market (02.889.6378)
  • Upon turnover of accomplished AIA-Fila SRSR Registration Form and Race Kit Claim Stub with SM-issued proof of payment ticket to FILA personnel, participant will receive AIA-Fila SRSR race kit. Exchange of singlet for appropriate size is accepted at the same Fila store within seven days or until July 4 provided the singlet remains new and unworn.
  • No registration at FILA stores. Participating FILA stores are for submission of accomplished Registration Form and claiming of Race Kit only.
  • Race Kits may be claimed at participating Fila stores from June 25 to July 4 only.

For any inquiries, call Huper International (02.661.6489) and/or GWorld (02.215.0512 /
719.0184), email [email protected], or visit

Read my previous post about this advocacy run here.

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“A classroom is the best place to nurture our future leaders, the next generation of God-loving and nationalist Filipinos.”

– Jose Andes, National Director of Athletes in Action (AIA) Philippines.

I’ve always been an advocate of free and alternative education. Because education, for me, is indeed a right of every child. The fact that aside from inability of students to enroll because of poverty or high tuition fees, there’s the problem of lack of classrooms and facilities for learning, which makes me sad. For the people of Iligan City, the situation worsened after Typhoon Sendong back in 2011.

FILA and AIA invited bloggers last June 20 to spread the word for their noble cause — AIA’s first-ever student-based fun run entitled “Schools Run for School Rooms” aims to raise funds for the rehabilitation of classrooms in the said city.

To date, with 15,000 runners who have signed up to date, the Schools Run for School Rooms (SRSR) marathon will be gathering student-runners from major colleges and universities, to bring a glimmer of hope to Iligan city, where eager students have to do with makeshift classrooms as the school year starts. Thirteen (13) of known universities and colleges in our country have signified their interest to join the advocacy run. Also participating are groups from government agencies, private corporations and churches, as well as running enthusiasts.

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One Day on Earth, the first film to include footage from every country on earth all captured in one day, will be shown for free at Mabuhay Temple on 11 June 2012 at 7:30 pm.

The International Buddhist Progress Society, Manila (IBPS) will host a free public screening of One Day on Earth at the Five Contemplations Hall of the Mabuhay Temple on 11 June 2012 at 7:30 pm. Mabuhay Temple is located at 656 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila.

One Day on Earth is a full-length documentary feature that holds the distinction of being the first film ever to include footage from every country on earth, all captured on a single day –  10 October 2010. The film provides a unique look into a wide array of human activities and even offers intimate access to rarely seen images from countries such as North Korea, Iran and Kosovo.

The film was able to beautifully capture the interconnectedness of human beings by showing the shared triumphs and challenges of all people on earth. The film’s director and founder Kyle Ruddick and co-founder and executive producer Brandon Litman, with the support of the United Nations and a global community of filmmakers, has succeeded in creating a video time capsule of one day on planet earth, making the documentary a great achievement, not only in film making, but also in human cooperation.

IBPS is honored that Mabuhay Temple was selected as one of the few venues to screen One Day on Earth in the Philippines. IBPS is an organization affiliated with the Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Buddhist order based in Taiwan with Mabuhay Temple being its branch temple in Manila. Other FGS branch temples in the Philippines are located in Cebu, Bacolod and Iloilo. Apart from regular Buddhist prayer services, Mabuhay Temple regularly holds other activities such as lectures, open mic events, film screenings, temple tours, study groups and short educational programs.

For more information about the One Day on Earth screening and other activities of Mabuhay Temple, please check out the temple’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mabuhaytemple. You can also send an email to [email protected] or call 559-9540.

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