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Posted 4 years, 6 months ago at 10:39 am.

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Pens of Hope: Big Day in Laoang!

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing great.

I am happy to share with you the following photos of the Pens of Hope distribution held last Monday, June 11. Pens of Hope received a very warm welcome from the teachers and students of Bobolosan Elementary School in Bgy. Bobolosan which is part of the town of Laoang, Northern Samar.

Here are your donations being prepared the night before the distribution.

From the province’s capital which is Catarman, Bgy. Bobolosan can be reached by taking a van bound for the town of Catubig. The non-AC vans will pass by the school premises. Travel time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

This is the crowded van that took me and your donations to Bgy. Bobolosan. One-way costs PhP140.

The children of Bobolosan were very shy in front of the camera. But they warmed up eventually, especially upon seeing Guyito. Yep, he was with me 😉 I was happy that almost all students were present that day.

The school’s teacher-in-charge was so kind enough to accompany me to every classroom. Thanks, Ma’am M!

Kindergarten class: 38 students
380 pencils, 38 sharpeners, and 38 storybooks distributed

I have learned that a volunteer teacher in a kindergarten class in a public school earns only PhP1,000 a month if his or her students will not exceed 19. If the class population exceeds 19, he or she will receive a monthly salary of PhP3,000. I take my hats off to all the volunteer kindergarten teachers all over the country. Saludo po ako sa inyo!

Grade 1 Section 1 class: 26 students
260 pencils, 26 sharpeners, and 26 storybooks distributed

Grade 1 Section 2 class: 28 students
280 pencils, 28 sharpeners, and 28 storybooks distributed

Grade 2 Section 1 class: 30 students
300 pencils, 30 sharpeners, and 30 storybooks distributed

Grade 2 Section 2 class: 25 students
250 pencils, 25 sharpeners, 25 storybooks distributed

Grade 3 class: 51 students
153 pencils, 153 ball pens, 51 sharpeners, 51 erasers distributed

Grade 4 Sections 1 & 2 classes (merged): 52 students
156 pencils, 156 ball pens, 52 sharpeners, 52 erasers distributed

Grade 5 Section 1 class: 29 students
87 pencils, 87 ball pens, 29 sharpeners, 29 erasers distributed

Grade 5 Section 2 class: 26 students
78 pencils, 78 ball pens, 26 sharpeners, 26 erasers distributed

Grade 6 Section 1 class: 31 students
93 pencils, 93 ball pens, 31 sharpeners, 31 erasers distributed

Grade 6 Section 2 class: 34 students
102 pencils, 102 ball pens, 34 sharpeners, 34 erasers distributed

There are enough pencils left for another distribution so we are scheduling another one before June ends 🙂 Yay!

Maraming, maraming salamat po sa suporta! God bless po!

Posted 5 years ago at 12:23 am.

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Where Have I Been?

Hello everyone? Kumusta? I hope you are all having a great time anticipating the Christmas season. It’s been a while since I last posted here. So where have I been? I’ve been to some remote towns and enjoyed a great time traveling in my province with my family.

Traveling in the countryside is so much fun. It makes me appreciate all the more that I am part of this beautiful, beautiful world, and it makes me celebrate all the more the gentleness of this mystery called nature.

I am sharing with you some pictures I took during my trip. I hope you’ll like them.


These houses on stilts quietly stir me.


Ruins of a church in the town of Palapag. It amazes me to think that the walls are full of so many stories.


Another way to travel with a motorcycle 🙂


The mighty coconut trees stand against the blue sky. I think they’re wishing for a drizzle or some golden rays of the sun. Many people in my province are greatly dependent on the blessings from coconut trees.


Of all the secluded places I’ve been to, this one makes me feel I’m nearly home.


These old wooden planks once beckoned at me…but my nervous knees had to refuse them.


This spreads joyful sensations to my heart.


This one, taken late in the afternoon after a heavy rain, makes my heart smile.

Have a blessed weekend everyone. Morning air is already cold so keep warm.

Posted 7 years, 6 months ago at 4:15 pm.

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