Accomplishment Report
(February 2014 – January 2015)

Community Projects  |  Outreach  Our Scholar Graduates  Our Scholars  |  2015 Plans

 

It has been a fruitful year for Project Malasakit.

Through the generosity of our donors, we were able to build a two-classroom school building for the Aetas of Zambales; build a health center/maternity clinic for Bansud, Mindoro Oriental; install a solar power facility for a community of Mangyans in Mindoro Oriental; and provide a mobile library for the Aeta children of Pampanga.

 

We also organized 10 outreach projects for several cultural minorities and poor communities in Pampanga, Zambales, Mindoro and Bicol provinces as well as helping the marginalized sectors of society (disabled children and the elderly).

 

Our scholarship program is likewise going strong. We have two graduates this year, one for college and one for high school. Currently, we have 17 scholars from elementary to college level.

 

Special thanks to our biggest donors for the year: Project Malasakit Canada, Hombres Motorcycle Group of Manila and Mr. & Mrs. Andrew and Annie Ryland of Singapore. Maraming salamat sa lahat. Maraming salamat sa inyong malasakit.

 

 

COMMUNITY PROJECTS


 

Solar Facilities for Mangyan of Mindoro Oriental

 

-  • Sitio Dumilig, Brgy. Rosacara Bansud Mindoro Oriental

-  • Beneficiaries: 45 households

-  • September 21-22, 2014

-  • Budget: P75,000

-  • Donor: Project Malasakit Canada

-  • In coordination with Eric Epistola of SPIN Project (Solar Power Solutions)


Click : "Outreach, Solar Installation and the blessing of the Balay Mangyan" to know more and see the photos.



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Solar Facilities for Mangyan of Mindoro Oriental   

 

Health Center & Lying In Clinic (Balay Mangyan Project)

 

-  • Brgy. Rosacara Bansud Mindoro Oriental

-  • Budget: P100,000

-  • Sept. 21-22,2014

-  • Donor: Project Malasakit Canada &Bansud LGU

-  • The simple two room nipa hut is equipped with basic medical facilities and emergency personnel to help mothers from the Mangyan tribe give a safe delivery.

-  • The Balay Mangyan Project has helped in reducing the incidence of maternal deaths among mangyans in Bansud Mindoro Oriental


Click : "Outreach, Solar Installation and the blessing of the Balay Mangyan" to know more and see the photos.



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Balay Mangyan, Mindoro Oriental   

 

Classroom for Aetas of Sitio Malipano Zambales

 

- • Sitio Malipano, Zambales

-  • Budget: P150,000

-  • June 7, 2014

-  • Donors: Mr. Andrew and Annie Ryland

-  • The Aeta children of Sitio Malipano have been using a dilapidated school building for more than 5 years. The roof is leaking, the walls are filled with vandalisms, and the school facilities are not functional anymore. Thus many Aetas prefer to walk many kilometers just to study in another school, Now, the children do not have to walk far because we have built them a new school which is conducive for learning.


Click : "Ryland school building for the Aetas" to know more and see the photos.



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Ryland school building for the Aetas 

 

Mobile Library for the Aetas of Porac, Pampanga

 

-  • Budget: P80,000

-  • Donors: Tina Ocampo, Eric Mananquil, Johnny Guevarra, Noel Del Mundo, Toti De Guzman, Bebeth Medina, Randy David, Romy Bernardo, Kara David, Alvin Dee, Raymon Gabriel, Dr. Pablo Chua, Ruel Maranan, Gilly Dulalia, Ken Fortun, Toti Bengzon, Elmer Bauyon, Ynna David Milliana, Francis Gomez, Juliet and Toti Vergara

-  • In partnership with DepEd Alternative Learning System, Project Malasakit has built a mobile classroom for the Aetas. This project is inspired by the Kariton Classroom of Efren Penaflorida but powered by a motor bike.


Click : "Mobile Library for the Aetas of Porac, Pampanga" to know more and see the photos.



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Mobile Library and Learning Center for the Aetas 
   

 

OUTREACH PROJECTS


 

Outreach for Aetas of Florida Blanca, Pampanga

 

• Brgy. Nabuklod
• May 11,2014
• Budget: P 36,000
• Beneficiaries: 200 families and 150 Aeta school children.
• Items given: School supplies for the kids and groceries for the families
• Donors: Hombres Motorcycle Riders

 


Click : "Mother's Day with the Aetas of Floridablanca" to know more and see the photos.







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Mother's Day with the Aetas of Floridablanca 

Outreach for Aetas of Zambales

• Sitio Malipano Zambales
• Budget: P37,000
• June 7, 2014
• Beneficiaries: 208 Aeta school children
• Items given: bag, notebook, pencil, ballpen, crayons and a pair of slippers
• Donor: Mr. Andrew and Annie Ryland; Smashville Badminton players

Click : "Ryland school building for the Aetas" to know more and see the photos.


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Outreach for Aetas of Zambales

 

Outreach for Aetas of Porac Pampanga


• Sitio Liplip Porac Pampanga
• July 27, 2014
• Budget: P37,000
• Items given: School Supplies, Groceries
• Donors: Dr. Shigekazu Komoto and family; Ms. Veronica Ibaretta







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Dr. Shigekazu Komoto and Kara David at the Outreach for Aetas of Porac Pampanga


 

Outreach for Lolas of Correctional


• Mandaluyong
• August 2, 2014
• Beneficiaries: 313 lolas
• Items given: milk
• Donors: Raylin de Jesus, Gil Guido, Randy Legarde, Laura Balanga, Nestle Philippines, Mike Portes, Myla Recio




Click : Outreach for the Lolas at the Correctional Institute for Women to know more and see the photos.



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Outreach for Lolas of Correctional

 

Outreach for Lolas of Correctional


• September 12, 2014
• Beneficiaries: 313 lolas
• Items given: towel, soap, shampoo, milk
• Donors: Kara David, Charizza Castro, Gerri Korten, Anonymous




Click : Outreach for the Lolas at the Correctional Institute for Women to know more and see the photos.



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Outreach for Lolas of Correctional

 

 

Outreach for Mangyan


• Sitio Dumilig, Brgy. Rosacara, Bansud, Oriental Mindoro
• September 21-22, 2014
• Beneficiaries: 40 Mangyan Families, 60 students
• Items given: School supplies, Vitamins and Groceries
• Donors: Project Malasakit Canada, Girl Scouts of the Philippines


Click :Outreach, Solar Installation and the blessing of the Balay Mangyan to know more and see the photos.


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Solar Facilities for Mangyan of Mindoro Oriental

 

 

Outreach for Malnourished kids of Bicol (Pugad Lawin)


• Mercedes, Camarines Norte
• Sept. 26-27,2014
• Beneficiaries: 240 kids
• Items given: Milk, Slippers, Rice and Vitamins
• Donors: Kara David, Ruel Maranan, Cristina Daclis, Juliet Vergara, Bob Andrade, Cherry Regis, Zeus Gaborno, Jim Ferolino, Mariti Sunga, Ani Almario, Julius Sinocruz

Click :Outreach for Malnourished kids of Bicol (Pugad Lawin) to know more and see the photos.





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Solar Facilities for Mangyan of Mindoro Oriental

 

 

Outreach for Aetas of Brgy. Sapang Uwak


• Porac Pampanga
• October 20, 2014
• Budget:P50,000
• Beneficiaries: 250 Aeta students
• Items given: School bags, notebook, pencil, ballpen, crayons, slippers
• Donor: Brice Jaulneau- Labarre






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Outreach for Aetas of Brgy. Sapang Uwak

 

 

Outreach for Aetas of Florida Blanca Pampanga


• Brgy. Mawakat, Florida Blanca Pampanga
• Nov. 29, 2014
• Budget:P32,000
• Beneficiaries: 250 Aeta School children
• Items given: school bag, notebook, pencil, ballpen, crayons, slippers
• Donors: Gigi Hobson, Vhel Hall, Maria Black and Dr. Massa

Click :Outreach for Aetas of Florida Blanca Pampanga to know more and see the photos.





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Outreach for Aetas of Florida Blanca Pampanga

   

 

 

Outreach for Blind Kids of Mountain Province (Northern Luzon Association for the Blind NLAB)


• Baguio City
• Dec. 12-13,2014
• Budget: P59,000
• Items given: milk cellphone, personal hygiene (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, alcohol, lotion, underwear, bath towel ), slippers, shoes, clothes and vitamins.
• Donors: Jim Ferolino, Eden Marie Dacquel, Zeus Gaborno, Paul Evora, Ninel Constantino, Cleode Sorne, patricia Solis David, Anonymous, Ruel Maranan, Gil Guido, Sotero Tres Roque, Eric Nares, Ronilo Barriga, Laura Balanga and Monday dela Cruz.

Click :Outreach at Northern Luzon Association for the Blind (NLAB) to know more and see the photos.





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Outreach for Aetas of Florida Blanca Pampanga

   


SCHOLAR GRADUATES


Kristine Padilla

 

Kristine Padilla lives in an island where 75% of the people are illiterate. Kristine was a child laborer from Silaki Island, Bolinao Pangasinan. She used to dive for sea urchins everyday for school allowance. Kristine's dream is to be the first child to finish college in their island. She dreams of becoming a teacher so she could spread the gift of literacy to her people. Through the help of Project Malasakit’s Donors, Kristine graduated with a BS Education degree last March 27, 2014 in PASS College Alaminos, Pangasinan. She is now preparing to take the licensure exams for teachers.


See her photos at Kristine's Project Malasakit page.





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Kristine Padilla 

Joselito Padilla


Joselito Padilla lives in an island that has not seen any kind of light -- electricity has not come to the remote island of Silaki in Pangasinan. A child laborer since five (5) years old, Joselito and his sister Kristine, used to dive for sea urchins everyday to send themselves to school. Despite living in an island that has not been reached by electricity, Joselito has a knack for science and technology. In fact, when Project Malasakit took him in as a scholar, he excelled in science and even won electronics competition beating students from other schools in Bolinao Pangasinan. Joselito, recently graduated from high school last March 27, 2014. He is one of the honor students in his batch. He is currently enrolled in PIMSAT colleges in Dagupan Pangasinan

See her photos at Joselito's Project Malasakit page.





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Christelle Arroyo, Project Malasakit scholar




OUR NEW and CURRENT SCHOLARS


Redentor Chavez *new scholar (child laborer)


• Grade 4 student at San Isidro Elementary School
• Palanan, Isabela
• Redentor comes from the Agta tribe of Palanan, Isabela.
• The Agtas are a nomadic tribe who still practice the traditional hunting and gathering way of life. Redentor joins his parents every week, braving strong waves, to catch octopus and other sea creatures. This is a dangerous job but the boy is determined to make a living so he has enough money for school allowance.
• Contact Person: Ms. Abigail Bagtas


See her photos at Redentor's Project Malasakit page.



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Redentor Chavez, Project Malasakit scholar

 

Edrian Bangngayen *new scholar (child laborer)


• Grade 7 student at Jose Mariano National HS
• Tuy, Batangas
• Edrian is a child laborer from Abra Province. He climbs trees and sharp cliffs to get roots of wild orchids that he can sell in the market. Project Malasakit took Edrian as a scholar and transferred his family to Batangas where one of their relatives reside.
• Contact Person Feliciana Bangngayen






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Edrian Bangngayen (child laborer) , Project Malasakit scholar

Kevin Nacua  


• Grade 5 student at Poo Elementary School
• Olango Island Lapu- Lapu City Cebu
• Kevin dives for starfish, sea cucumbers, sea urchins and other sea creatures to send himself to school
• Contact Person: Ms. Anabel Cabigas




See his photos at Kevin's Project Malasakit page.



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Kevin Nacua, Project Malasakit scholar

Joshua Manoblahan  


• Grade 3 student at Sta. Rita Elementary School
• San Luis, Agusan del Sur
• Joshua lives in the mountains of Agusan del Sur. He plants falcatta trees and harvests them with his family when the trees get big. Falcatta trees are fast-growing trees that are propagated by the DENR for various purposes.
• Contact person: Teacher Merly Corbeta


Click to see the "Isang Bote ng Binhi" documentary.









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Joshua Manoblahan, Project Malasakit scholar

Bimiana Capuno 

 

She lives in Katutubo Village Planas, Porac Pampanga. She is a 15 year old Aeta girl. Aetas were displaced during the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. Aeta people are considered a tribal minority. Many of them live in extreme poverty. Her parents are Benny Capuno and MarivicCapuno who works as a farmer with daily income amounting to P100. 00.
She is Second among Six siblings and four of them are studying. She is a consistent honor student (3rd honor) at Katutubo Village Elementary School. She wants to be a Newscaster someday.

- Grade VI Student at Katutubo Elementary School
- Porac Pampanga


See her photos at Bimiana's Project Malasakit page.







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Bimiana Capuno, Project malasakit scholar 

Laira Valencia


Laira is a 15 year old Aeta girl and another new Project Malasakit scholar. She lives in Katutubo Village Planas, Porac Pampanga. Her mother is working as a volunteer health worker in their barangay with monthly salary of P700. While her father died when she was young. She was third among five siblings and four of them are still studying. Laira is a consistent honor student (1st honor) at Katutubo Village Elementary School. She wants to be a teacher someday.

- Grade VI student at Katutubo Elementary School
- Porac, Pampanga


See her photos at Laira 's Project Malasakit page.







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2.	Laira Valencia, Project Malasakit scholar
   

Eliazar “Pido” Nacua (child laborer)


• Grade 8 student at Sta. Rosa National Highschool
• Olango Island Lapu- Lapu city Cebu
• Pido is an honor student in Olango Island in Cebu. He is one of the brightest in his school. But due to poverty, Pido was forced to stop schooling. He dives for starfish and sea urchins to help his family earn a living. Through Project Malasakit, Pido is now able to continue his studies.
• Contact Person: Ms. Anabel Cabigas


See her photos at Pido's Project Malasakit page.

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Eliazar “Pido” Nacua, a former child laborer, is a Project Malasakit scholar

 

 

Eric Blaza (has kidney disease)


• ¬Grade IV student at Banacao Elementary School
• Bangued, Abra
• Eric has been suffering from a rare kidney disease since he was five (5) years old. His sister Clarimel passed away due to the same ailment.
• Project Malasakit has been supporting Eric’s medications and schooling for the past four (4) years. Based on his medical tests, Eric’s condition has been improving. He is still on maintenance medicines but his health is already stable.
• Contact Person: Ms. Esmerita Ignacio


See her photos at  Eric's Project Malasakit page.






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5.	Eric Blaza who has kidney disease is a Project Malasakit scholar

 

 

Patrick Reyes *new scholar (Mangyan tribe)


• First Year College at Innovative College of Science and Technology
• BS Secondary Education Major in Mathematics
• Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro
• Patrick comes from the Bangon Tribe of Bongabong Oriental Mindoro. Many of his tribesmen live in the remote mountains of Mindoro where there is no electricity and no access to health and education services. Patrick is determined to finish schooling to eventually help uplift the state of his tribe.
• Contact Person: Mr. Dave Mercado

See his photos and know how Kara made the journey to find him during the aftermath
of Typhoon Yolanda at Anthony's Project Malasakit page.






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Patrick Reyes, scholar of Project Malasakit

 

 

Philip Christian Palabay *new scholar (victim of typhoon Yolanda/ Haiyan)


• First Year College at UP Tacloban
• BS Accountancy
• Leyte
• Philip Christian Palabay graduated as class Valedictorian of Burauen Comprehensive National High School, Brgy. San Diego Leyte. He is a Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan) survivor. His family had no idea where to get the money to fund his education when he got admitted. Philip is a menopausal baby, an only child to his parents who are both too old to do strenuous jobs to support their son’s education when Yolanda ravaged Leyte.
• Contact Person: Mike Portes

See his photos and know how Kara made the journey to find him during the aftermath
of Typhoon Yolanda at Philip 's Project Malasakit page.






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Philip Christian Palabay, scholar of Project Malasakit

 

 

Charlie Bangngayen *new scholar (child laborer)


• First Year College at Batangas State University ARASOF-Nasugbu
• Brgy. Acle Tuy Batangas
• BS Criminology
• Charlie is a child laborer from Abra Province. He gathers honey from wild beehives found in forests. He climbs trees and risks being stung by hundreds of bees just to get the honey from the hive. He earns 100-200 pesos for this dangerous work. Project Malasakit took Charlie as a scholar and transferred his family to Batangas where one of their relatives live. He is no longer a child laborer and is now concentrating on his college education
• Contact Person: Charlie and Feliciana Bangngayen






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Charlie Bangngayen, scholar of Project Malasakit

 

 

Anthony Dado- Acon (child laborer and victim of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan)


• Grade 9 at Sulangan National Highschool
• Brgy. Sulangan Guiuan Eastern Samar
• Anthony is the child featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary “Alkansya” of GMA7’s I Witness. Anthony dives for sea cucumbers and shells to have enough money to send himself to school. Aside from this, he also works as a grocery boy carrying heavy products for customers. Anthony’s family was recently affected by the strongest storm to hit the world – Typhoon Haiyan. Fortunately, all his family members survived the calamity. Thru the help of Project Malasakit’s donors, Anthony has stopped working and is now concentrating on his studies. He is now one of the brightest students of his class.
 • Contact Person: Ms. Bernarda Mendova

See his photos and know how Kara made the journey to find him during the aftermath
of Typhoon Yolanda at Anthony's Project Malasakit page.






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Anthony Dado- Acon was a child laborer but now he is a scholar of Project Malasakit

 

 

Sajara Jean Morales (victim of child abuse)


• Third year high school student at Gun-Ob Night National Highschool
• Lapu-Lapu city, Cebu
• Sajara was thrust into prostitution at an early age. She was forced to live in the streets after a traumatic experience at home. Luckily, a local NGO in Cebu City (FORGE Inc.) was able to rescue the poor girl and put her in a shelter. Sajara is now one of the most active and brightest in her class. Project Malasakit supports her schooling needs, Forge Inc. provides her shelter needs.
• Contact Person: Ms. Jonah Nunez


See her photos at Sajara Jean's Project Malasakit page.






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Sajara Jean Morales was forced to be a child worker but her intelligence shines through as a scholar of Project Malasakit

 

 

Charles Bryan Katipunan (urban poor)


• Second year college student at University of the East Manila
• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
• Charles was the school valedictorian when he graduated from the Batasan National High school in Quezon City, one of the largest high schools in the country. Charles is born from a very poor family. His father is a taxi driver and they live in an old garage. But Charles never let poverty gets in the way of his dreams. He is now doing very well in college. He is a dean’s lister and his grades are always 1.0 to 1.75 (equivalent to A and A+)

See his achievements at Charles's Project Malasakit page.






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Charles Bryan Katipunan  is a Project Malasakit scholar

 

 

 Jessa Sendrijas (child laborer)


• Third year college at Bohol Island State University, Clarin Campus
• Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Service Technology
• Jessa Sendrijas’ parents are farmers in Sagbayan town in Bohol. The eldest in the family, Jessa was forced to stop schooling to work as a domestic helper to help augment the family income. When an earthquake struck Bohol province in 2014, Jessa’s two siblings were trapped in a landslide and died. Their home was also badly damaged. Jessa was determined to really stop her dream of education and just help her family. But thru the help of Project Malasakit’s Donors, Jessa’s dream of finishing college can now be a reality. Jessa was provided a full scholarship including monthly allowance and is now doing very well in school.
• Contact person: Ma. Jessa Sedrijas







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Jessa Sendrijas  is a Project Malasakit scholar

 

 

Edmar Longares (child laborer)


• Second year college student at Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation
• Baras, Camarines Sur
• Edmar lives in a mining community in Camarines Sur. His parents are too poor to send him to school. To support his education, Edmar works part time in a cafeteria.
• Contact Person Mr. Omaña



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Edmar Longares  is a Project Malasakit scholar

Joselito Padilla


Joselito Padilla lives in an island that has not seen any kind of light -- electricity has not come to the remote island of Silaki in Pangasinan. A child laborer since five (5) years old, Joselito and his sister Kristine, dive for sea urchins everyday to send themselves to school. Despite living in an island that has not been reached by electricity, Joselito has a knack for science and technology. In fact, when Project Malasakit took him in as a scholar, he excelled in science and even won electronics competition beating students from other schools in Bolinao Pangasinan. Joselito, recently graduated from high school last March 27, 2014. He is one of the honor students in his batch. He is currently enrolled in PIMSAT colleges in Dagupan Pangasinan

See her photos at Joselito's Project Malasakit page.





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Christelle Arroyo, Project Malasakit scholar

   


PLANS and PROJECTS FOR 2015


 

 

1. Solar Power Facility for Mangyan tribe of Brgy. Conrazon, Bansud, Mindoro Oriental

 

2 Water facilities for Aetas of Sitio Malipano, Zambales

 

3 Balay Mangyan for Bansud






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