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300 FAMILIES IN SAN PABLO CITY ENJOY EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT

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Gisele Bundchen once said that “Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.” This is why Dr. Dominador “Sonny” Genio/USTMEDCLASS’76 through the Feed the Hungry, Inc. (FtH) sponsored a gift-giving activity for selected families in San Pablo City, Laguna on 16 December 2015.

STUDENTS IN IFUGAO RECEIVE BOOKS FROM OVERSEAS DONOR

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Ifugao Books

The Umalbong Elementary School (UES) in Hingyon, Ifugao and Awayan Elementary School (AES) in Aguinaldo, Ifugao received books from the Feed the Hungry, Inc. (FtH), an organization of Filipino-Americans in United States of America, through the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) Program of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.

The delivery of these books from Manila and its distribution to the above-mentioned public schools in Ifugao was facilitated by the Empowering the Young to Read (ETYTR). The ETYTR is an informal group with 15 volunteer-members and a personal cause by Ms. Ermelinda K. Bahatan that facilitates requests from public elementary schools that needs reading materials and school supplies by connecting with potential donors from local and overseas.

SUPPORT THE TUBIG: MANNGAD KAG KABUHI (WATER: WEALTH AND LIFE) PROJECT

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He is Kent Louie, a student and resident of Brgy. Bito-on who does not have
access to clean, potable and safe drinking water.

Water is essential to life on Earth. We need it to quench our thirst, to prepare and cook food, and to ensure proper health and hygiene. The lack of it, therefore, in various communities in the Philippines pose serious health risks, and may lead to the spread of water borne diseases, such as diarrhea, amoebiasis, etc. especially among younger children.

If the diseases remain rampant and untreated, this can lead to dehydration and even death. According to water4.org, a non-profit organization that aims to eradicate world water crisis, nearly 5,000 children, or one child every 20 seconds, die every day from a water-related illness.