Friday, September 1, 2006

Public Service

Let's start the -ber months with some public service shit.

Bantay Bata 163 is a child welfare program of ABS-CBN Foundation that not only rescues and rehabilitates sick and abused children, but also provides shelter, therapy and quality home care for rescued children until they can be reunited with their families or referred to proper child-caring agencies.

Kids will always give their best smiles. But really, they need YOU. Click and take action now.

Children's Hour also provides so many easy ways to help children in need here in the Philippines. Please take the time to visit the site and find out how. Just a couple of clicks. :)

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As you may know, there has been a devastating oil spill off the coast of Guimaras Island, a small province in Western Visayas, after an oil tanker carrying a couple million tons of bunker fuel sank at sea. Like most other provinces in the Philippines, Guimaras relies alot on its environmental resources. There is a website that was recently put up to advertise Gumaras' need for assistance, called Project Sunrise. The site contains some info on the situation in Guimaras, and how you can help.

As of 20 August 2006, at least 4,000 coastal families have been directly affected by the spill. They are now experiencing food and water shortage because their livelihood have been crippled by the oil spill and groundwater have been rendered unsafe for drinking. Medicines, particularly for skin rashes and upper respiratory tract infections, are also needed by affected families. Provincial and municipal government funds are now running out.

2 complaints:

Mich said...

It's unfortunate about the Guimaras oil spill. Guimaras is actually part of Iloilo, my hometown, but it's an island separate from the mainland. I once read in a newspaper an article about it, mentioning Dr. Biyo (my former Science Research teacher and a Metrobank awardee) and a few of my former teachers in Environmental Science and Biology in Pisay who checked out the site and how they could help. Meanwhile, I signed a petition asking for Petron to help shoulder the expenses for the cleanup. I really hope it gets cleaned up soon. Run kasi nila ang Q2 job hehehe :p Ok fine nahawaan ako ng corny kong buddy hahaha :p

Mich said...

As for public service, I recently adopted a child via World Vision :)