(C.H.I.L.D. Haus honors their long-time donors during their 20th anniversary celebration at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia. Photo shows Mr. Hans T. Sy and Mrs. Carol Sy, CHILD HAUS amazing kids with cancer victors and some of their supporters.)
C.H.I.L.D. Haus or the Center for Health Improvement and Life Development Haus recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with an exhibit, honoring of the donors and a birthday celebration for Mr. Hans T. Sy at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia.
Hans T. said in his speech: “If there is one person to be thankful for, it is none other than Mother Ricky Reyes for all she has done for CHILD Haus, for his unconditional love and continuous support for these children.”
Through the years, CHILD Haus, through the initiative of philanthropist Ricky Reyes, was able to help children with cancer from all over the Philippines who are in need of financial support for their treatments and a home to stay in.
Ricky Reyes, founder of CHILD Haus, gives Mr. Hans Sy and his wife, Carol Sy a walk-through of the Walk for Humanity Exhibit.
The guests had the chance to walk through the exhibit which showcased the CHILD Haus center and its purpose, its services and its establishment since the beginning, including the timeline of its development when Mr. Hans Sy started to become a supporter of the organization.
It also featured the 20 amazing CHILD Haus survivors in the Walk for Humanity Exhibit: Leyde Monderin, Jhudel Quinto, Carla Mondas, Kim Casanares, Lexi Calingasan, Michael Galvez, Marl Ladon, Rex Matulin, Vincent Azutillo, and Crispin Edillor.
The happy faces of the CHILD Haus kids.
Also included in the exhibit were survivors Rafael Balista, Kenneth Santos, Julius Garcia, Gabriel Sarmiento, John Paul Bacay, Patrice Siaboc, Danica Remollo, Joann Padilla, Megan Lugpit and Vivien Coderes.
Highlighting the celebration was honoring the Child Haus long-term donors who in many years have been the supporters of the Child Haus. Each sponsor was awarded a plaque of appreciation and a token plant. Some of the supporters who were called “The Good Guys,”: included Mr. Hans T. Sy, Mr. Sergio Yu, Mr. Manny Sy, Mr. Macario ” Jun” Gaw, Ms. Tates Gana, Ms. Isabelita Paredes Mercado, Atty. Pedrito Faytaren, Jr., Ms. Jeanette Cu, MCKS, Food for the Hungry, Inc., Mr. Leo Rüngen, and Ms. Anna Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuson. Also included were ABSCBN’s Henry Omaga Diaz, Heed Foundation’s Jennifer Quimson, Rotary Club of Makati, Philippine Cancer Society, Philippine Red Cross, Cancer Institute of the Philippine General Hospital, Philippine Childrens’ Medical Center,National Children’s Hospital and many others.
Capping the celebration was a surprise birthday party for Mr. Hans Sy, whom Mother Ricky credits with the continued success of CHILD Haus through his kindness and generosity.
Stephanie and the Madrigal Singers serenade the crowd with their own rendition of “Handog” by Florante.
The Madrigal Singers and Jam Aquino together with the Child Haus children, serenaded the guests with their song performances.
The Walk for Humanity Exhibit was also showcased at SM Megamall and will soon be at SM City North Edsa from Oct. 18-23, SM City Sta. Rosa on Nov. 1-6 and at SM City Grand Central on Nov. 17-20.
The guests are welcomed with this beautiful walkway going to the Walk of Humanity Exhibit.
CHILD Haus 20th anniversary is the celebration of their achievements and returning gratitude to everyone who supported them through the years.
MANILA, Philippines- Binigyang-diin ng top national security at foreign relations experts ang kahalagahan ng dayalogo at diplomasya sa pagresolba sa mga alitan at pagpigil sa giyera sa West Philippines Sea (WPS).
“I think [President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.] has paved the way for that future trajectory of where we’re going. So, he’s saying, ‘Let’s just continue dialoguing, constructive dialogue, and the like, and diplomacy,’” ani National Security Adviser Clarita Carlos.
Aniya pa, “You don’t choose. Play smart. Define what your goals are as a nation. Play your game well. This is now a new Philippines. A newfound confidence about who we are.”
Para naman kay dating Ambassador at dating Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Rosario Manalo, diplomatic solutions ang daan upang mapigilan ang paglala ng kasalukuyang state of affairs.
“The value of diplomacy when it comes to the blue economy is to prevent war. War brings about the end of our existence,” giit ni Manalo.
“There are three modes of settling disputes. The first one is called the diplomatic process… the second is through legal action… and the third is through arbitration,” dagdag ng dating ambassador.
Gayundun, ikinalungkot ni Philippine National Police (PNP) General at ngayo’y Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong na ang kanyang lungsod ay “impacted indirectly by the ongoing issue of the West Philippine Sea.”
“The only way we will be able to resolve the issue is through dialogue, constant dialogues, low-key dialogues. Besides, our only objective there is to allow our fishermen to go to that area and proceed with their livelihood. And second, probably a joint exploration on the oil. There was a study made by the US Geological Survey stating therein that there are about a billion barrels of oil and trillion natural gas in the West Philippine Sea,” giit ni Magalong.
Ayon naman kay dating Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro, kinakailangan ng “a lot of skilled diplomacy to solve that, but one thing is undeniable – the livelihood of our fisherfolk is primary because this is survival for them.”
Inihayag ni Teodoro na ang “multilateralism basically is really important in the sense that it prevents a stronger country, in theory, from bullying a smaller one. Now, having a bilateral approach would mean the more powerful one will prevail.”
“So, the balance will be we continue to develop our capabilities in creating a credible deterrent against expansionism, but we continue to pursue those activities which can redound mutually to the benefit of our interests of both people, particularly economically,” aniya. RNT/SA
MANILA, Philippines- Umaasa si Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. na bababa ang presyo ng bigas habang papalapit na ang Kapaskuhan.
Tinanong kasi si Pangulong Marcos kung ano ang Christmas gift nito sa lahat ng mga Filipino kung hindi ang bigas sa halagang P20 kada kilo.
“The P20 was really the goal, the dream… We are continuing with the transfer payments that we have began with,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos.
“We are going to widen the scope of the Kadiwa so it is now… the Kadiwa was always conducted at an LGU level, individually. (Now, it is a) national program,” wika pa ng Pangulo.
“I’m hoping that we can… it looks like baka naman swertehin,” dagdag na pahayag ng Punong Ehekutibo.
Samantala, binisita naman ni Pangulong Marcos ang International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) headquarters sa Los Baños, Laguna kung saan binanggit nito na i-adopt ang supportive policies para i-modernize ang rice sector bilang bahagi ng “vibrant agri-food industry” sa bansa.
“There are new technologies that address the problems that we are facing, and those technologies are beginning to be disseminated down to the local farmers,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos sa hiwalay na mensahe.
“The pandemic and the situation in Ukraine have been a glaring reminder of how fundamental the agricultural sector is and food supply not only in the Philippines but to the entire world,” dagdag na pahayag nito.
Tinuran pa ng Pangulo na ang agricultural technologies ay isinulong kahit pa maharap sa panganib ang rice crops mula sa “higher fertilizer prices and challenges in water management.”
“And as I’ve said, it gives me hope to see the research that we were doing is headed exactly in those directions that we feel are going to be necessary — that we have to develop further,” ayon sa Pangulo.
Ang IRRI ay isang independent, nonprofit, research at educational institute, itinatag noong 1960 ng Ford and Rockefeller foundations na may suporta ng Philippine government.
Mayroon itong tanggapan sa 17 rice-growing countries sa Asya at Africa at mayroong mahigit na 1,000 staff.
“The IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations,” ayon sa ulat. Kris Jose
MANILA, Philippines- Sinabi ng Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) nitong Martes na inaasahan nito ang pagdami ng shipping ng foreign at domestic cargo ngayong holidays sa pagpapauwi ng mga Pilipino ng balikbayan boxes.
Sinabi ni PPA spokesperson Eunice Samonte na karaniwang naoobserbahan ang pagdami tuwing Oktubre hanggang Pebrero.
“Sa mga ganitong panahon talaga nagiging marami yung cargo, mula October nagsimula na ‘yan dumami, hanggat magtatagal ‘yan hanggang February,” ani Samonte.
“Base sa ating statistics, mayroon tayo ditong pag-increase mula sa nakaraang taon mula January hanggang October, mayroon tayong 7.16% na increase sa domestic and foreign container traffic natin,” dagdag niya.
“Ito yung inaasahan pa natin na madadagdagan pa habang papalapit na yung Christmas season dahil ito nga ‘yung mga kababayan natin na magpapadala na dito sa ating mga kababayan dito. ‘Yan yung mga inaasahan natin.”
Inihayag ng PPA spokesperson na ang average timeline para ma-deliver ang cargo sa bansa ay karaniwang inaabot ng isa hanggang dalawang buwan.
“Itong average timeline natin usually sa mga foreign cargo yung mga balikbayan boxes nila they can expect na matatanggap nila ito ng one to two months. So two months na yung maximum na matatanggap ito. Sa domestic naman natin na shipping merong pinakamatagal na dyan yung one week,” paliwanag niya.
“Pero paliwanag ko lang din kung paano napupunta sa ating mga kababayan, simula sa pagdaong ng mga kargo so i-inspect yan ng BOC [Bureau of Customs] sila yung nagtse-check ng mga laman nito at sometimes nagkakaroon ng mga delay, pero ine-expect naman natin sa ating mga kababayan na sinusubukan nating i-deliver sa kanila yung kanilang mga cargo sa lalong madaling panahon,” patuloy niya.
Kasalukuyang nakikipagtulungan ang BOC sa local firms upang ma-deliver ang libong balikbayan boxes, na inabandona ng foreign courier services. RNT/SA
MANILA, Philippines- Makatutulong ang darating na ani ng pulang sibuyas sa Disyembre sa suplay ng bansa sa gitna ng pagtaas ng presyo nito, ayon sa Department of Agriculture (DA).
Sa Laging Handa press briefing, sinabi ni DA Assistant Secretary Kristine Evangelista na ilang magsasaka ang nagkumpirma ng harvest dates sa susunod na buwan.
“Iyong iba po ang sabi, second week of December. May iba po nagsabi na last week of December. So ngayon po ay tinitingnan natin kung gaano kalaki ang kanilang volume na iha-harvest dahil ito po ay makakatulong sa pagdagdag ng ating supply,” aniya.
Nakatakdang matukoy ng DA ang onion supply inventory ngayong linggo, dahil sa pagtaas ng presyo nito sa ilang pamilihan, na umaabot ng hanggang P300 kada kilo.
“Inaasahan naman po natin na malapit na rin po ang harvest ng ating mga magsasaka, and that will definitely help pagdating po sa ating supply situation para po sa sufficiency based po sa demand ng ating mga consumers,” dagdag ni Evangelista.
Samanytala, inihayag ni Evangelista na makabibili ang consumers ng mas murang pulang sibuyas sa Kadiwa market ng DA.
“May PHP280. Mayroon pa nga po kaming nakitang PHP300. Kaya ngayon po, kami ay nakikipag-ugnayan sa Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) para makita natin ang supply situation para malaman natin kung anong kadahilanan ng pag-spike ng presyo,” aniya.
Ang presyo ng pulang sibuyas sa Kadiwa sites ay nagkakahalaga lamang ng P170/kilogram.
Subalit, dahil sa mas murang halaga nito, madaling maubos ang sibuyas sa Kadiwa sites, maging ang bigas na P25/kilogram.
“So mayroon po tayong Kadiwa ng Pasko. Bukod po diyan, tuluy-tuloy po iyong ating mga Kadiwa on Wheels, ating mga Kadiwa pop-up stores po natin. So mayroon po tayong Friday, Saturday, Sunday sa iba’t ibang lugar. Mayroon din naman po na every Sunday po sa mga simbahan,” sabi pa ni Evangelista.
Pinangunahan ni Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., concurrent Agriculture chief, nitong Nobyembre 16 ang paglulunsad ng Kadiwa ng Pasko sa buong bansa, na sinundan ng mas maraming Kadiwa site openings sa Metro Manila, Davao, Tacloban, at iba pang bahagi ng bansa. RNT/SA