Category Archives: Causes

Relief items for typhoon victims

The Philippine National Red Cross listed the following important items to donate to typhoon victims.

relief box

  • Bottled water
  • Ready-to-eat meals in easy-to-open cans (ex, Philippine Red Cross meals)
  • First aid kit (with topical anti-septic, bandage, anti-biotic ointment, etc.)
  • Medicines for diarrhea and other common illnesses
  • Hygiene kit with toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, anti-bacterial soap and sanitary napkins (packed for a family)
    Clothes suitable for tropical climate
  • Blankets and mats
  • Cash/G-cash and tents for relief organization

If you don’t have the means to donate, you can offer your spare time by serving as volunteer in a repacking warehouse. You can also sell some personal items that you no longer need, you can cook or bake and donate the proceeds to legitimate organizations.

Image credit: ABS-CBN infographic

My girl in pink

I don’t have much pink stuff around here except the hair comb and the plastic pouch of the moisturizing bath salt I recently purchased. Oh yes, I have a picture of myself wearing a pink pajama (the last photo).

My daughter’s favorite color is blue. But I noticed that she’s wearing pink in some of her random pictures.  😀


My entry for Girls Talk.

Walk the extra mile

Oftentimes, social workers have to perform certain task beyond the call of duty. This, I know from a nun that I met while conducting interviews with social workers at Caritas. The nun recounted her six-year stint as member of the disaster management team of their religious organization. Two of her unforgettable disaster experiences were the lahar flows in Pampanga and the great flood in Ormoc, where thousands of people perished. Without a funeral planning guide, the nun and her group literally carry the bodies to the funeral parlor to give the victims a decent burial especially the unidentified and unclaimed bodies. If she cares for the dead, she also showed the same compassion for the dying. The nun said there was a patient (at the Half-way House in San Lazaro Compound) who was not even a Catholic but requested that he received the Holy Communion before he died. The nun said she and other people in the room prayed for the patient as he breathed his last. She felt happy knowing that they have brought him back to God in his last days.