Sunday, February 27, 2011

Aral Pinoy: Thinking Without A Box

In the Bible, compassion means to “feel the pain of others in your gut,” being deeply moved by the other persons situation (Martineau, K ). Thinking without a box means being compassionate with infinite possibilities: Your compassionate heart naturally wants to help those people who are in pain, not only out of caring, but also because their pain is painful to you (Paul, M.). Thinking without a box is to manifest love for other by acting on it, giving whatever you have in whatever way you can. Aral Pinoy is grateful to the students of csb who opted to be compassionate and who decided to act on it.

All photos here are courtesy of Raymond Bustamante.

All photos here are courtesy of pARISH sOCIAL aCTION cOMMITTEE.


Account Number – 00-2771-0020-75
Bank Name – Bank of the Philippine Islands
Branch – Vito Cruz St. Scholastica, Malate

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dagdag Kaalaman sa Munting Salo-salo! PART IV

Aral Pinoy Now in Dasol
by Raymond Bustamante
Monday, February 7, 2011 at 12:38pm

It's for real! Aral Pinoy is now in Dasol, Pangasinan; reaching out young Dasolinians... all started with a simple yet sincere comment of mine to Aral Pinoy's page. Great things happened next...

That particular remark gave me the chance to speak with the man behind Aral Pinoy-Mr. Antonio Ingles. It was a simple conversation that unexpectedly brought us to fulfilling our mission as both educators-Mr. Ingles, from prestigious university and me from a simple public school (my Alma Mater at that). He has his personal mission and vision. I have my personal aspiration. God made us bumped together in HIS unique and unexpected way. In one way, we have common intention- serving the people through education.

I want to be part of Aral Pinoy's solution as I do benefit with AP's mission I told him. This has sparked off a partnership it seemed...

Today, Aral Pinoy is in Dasol, Pangasinan with me as the deputy. We will have the "Fun Learning through Feeding" activity- a one-time feeding program of AP wherein free snacks will be given to 105 Grade VI pupils of Dasol Central School.

Presently, our pupils are under intensive review in preparation for the coming National Achievement Test this March. Hence, this activity will motivate our pupils in reviewing. This will also inspire them to stay in school and encourage them to attend review classes everyday.

In the spirit of altruism, this would hopefully be the beginning of greater things for Aral Pinoy and for young Dasolinians.

All photos here are courtesy of Raymond Bustamante

Friday, February 11, 2011

May Pabaon Ka Ba Diyan?

“May Pabaon Ka Ba Diyan?: A Talk on Corruption in the Armed Forces of the Philippines on February 11, 2011, 1:30 pm–5:00 pm at the Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez Theater, DLS-CSB Taft Campus. It was organized by the The Center for Social Action (CSA) in partnership with the Lasallian Justice and Peace Commission (LJPC), Pagbabago! People’s Movement for Change, DLS-CSB Student Council and DLS-CSB NSTP.

All photos here are courtesy of Ramon P. Parica.

LEFT: Honorable Teodoro A. Casiño,
Retired Lt. Col. George Rabusa,
Atty. Noel Malaya,
Former PAF Captain Jonel Pogoy
& Director Bebeth Orteza.

Director Bebeth Orteza,
who joined in that Manila Peninsula Hotel Standoff
in Makati last November 29, 2007.

Former Philippine Air Force Captain Jonel Pogoy,
allegedly detained for two years over
an expose on supposed Philippine
Air-force graft and corruption.

Honorable Teodoro A. Casiño,
member of the House of Representatives
from Bayan Muna Party-list.

Atty. Noel Malaya,
legal counsel to Retired Lt. Col. George Rabusa.

Retired Lt. Col. George Rabusa,
former AFP chief budget officer,
testified in the Senate about
corruption in the military.

LEFT in white polo:
Brother Victor A. Franco FSC,
President and Chancellor
of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

LEFT in green polo:
Antonio Ingles, Jr,
Founder of Aral Pinoy

In the said forum, the very first forum where Retired Lt. Col. George Rabusa had to face young students from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (where I have been teaching for almost 15 years) and other students from all others schools, he was asked on what "pabaon" (send-off gift) can he give to the students. Rabusa answered, "Huwag nyo akong tularan, just follow ang tuwid na landas just like what our President [Aquino] said."

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dagdag Kaalaman sa Munting Salo-salo! PART III

Aral Pinoy, its Founder, Antonio Ingles, Jr. congratulates pARISH sOCIAL aCTION PSAC (Org) courtesy of Liza R. De Jesus & San Vicente Ferrer Parish (Batangas) through Dagdag Kaalaman sa Munting Salo-salo (DKMS) (Feb 5, 2011).

DKMS is a storytelling, book reading, fun & games and feeding activities for and with our less fortunate brothers and sisters; a gathering of kids from Tampoy, Lipa City. DKMS is one of the partnership-projects among pARISH sOCIAL aCTION, Pusong Pinoy and Aral Pinoy. Maraming Salamat po!

All photos here are courtesy of pARISH sOCIAL aCTION cOMMITTEE.