Saturday, September 26, 2009

Typhoon Ondoy Relief Efforts

*updated 1:53pm, Oct 1*

340+mm rainfall in 6hrs (8am-2pm) registered in QC, the worst ever since 1967. For context, per Vic Calanog, Hurricane Katrina dumped over an inch of rainfall in Louisiana for 3 hours and another 0.5 inches per hour over the next 5 hours on August 29, 2005. Ondoy dumped an average of 2.24 inches per hour for six hours.

This certainly is a State of Calamity:

As of 11am Oct 1, the Philippines is bracing for another typhoon: Typhoon Pepeng (International name: Parma) which has intensified further as it continues to move towards Northern Luzon

How We Can Help

National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Emergency Numbers: 912-5668, 911-1406, 912-2665, 911-5061. Help hotlines: 734-2120. Red Cross: 143, 527-0000 Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA): 136 Philippine Coast Guard: 527-6136 Bureau of Fire Protection Region III (Central Luzon) Hotline: (045) 9634376 Victory Fort is opening its doors to those affected by the typhoon. Call 813-FORT

Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. emergency hotlines for dumptrucks going to flooded areas for rescue of stranded people:
0917 4226800
0917 2414864
0927 6751981

Private citizens who would like to lend their motor boats for rescue please call Emergency #s: 912-5668, 911-1406, 912-2665, 911-5061.


Food items: Rice, noodles, canned goods, sugar, iodized salt, cooking oil, monggo beans and potable water
The following manufacturers/distributers are offering discounted prices for bulk items:
Mineral Water - SMC: hotline 632-2000. Viva 500mL (24/case) P220/case. Wilkins 500mL (24/case) P335/case (they deliver if you order 30 cases)
Family Sardines - Quennie; 09178331981; P10.50 per can, 100 cans per box (retails at P11.50)
Mega Sardines - Michelle; 09188889911; P11 per can, 100 cans per box

Medicines: Paracetamol, antibiotics, analgesic, oral rehydration salts, multivitamins and medications to treat diarrheal diseases

Non-food items: Bath soaps, face towels, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, jerry cans, water containers, water purification tablets, plastic sheetings, and Laundry soap

Rehabilitation Programs: Shelter materials for house repair

Note: Food, clothing, water and cash are not the only things you can donate! After the floods come water borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and typhoid. Blood will be needed to save lives. Please donate blood to the Red Cross. Call 143 for details!

SAVE THE BABIES! PGH is in dire need of expressed breastmilk. They will process donations (pasteurize, etc) and bring to evac centers. Many babies in the centers are suffering from diarrhea due to formula feeding. Mothers are too stressed to nurse.Pls contact Dra Silvestre in PGH. Or Lita Nery 09185557565, 09185557565. You may also go the PGH Milkbank, 4th flr. Call 5548400 local 3409. Ask for any NICU fellow.

School Supplies: Let us help the children get back to school! Museo Pambata accepts donations of notebooks, pad papers, pencils, crayons and other school supplies for children victims of Typhoon Ondoy. Bags, food items, clothes, etc. are also welcome. Bring donations to Museo Pambata from 8am to 5pm. For more information you can call us at 5231797 to 98, ask for the Programs Department.

NOTE TO THOSE OVERSEAS PREPARING BALIKBAYAN BOXES: READ and COMPLY with the general advisory on donations to the Philippines.


  • TeamManila stores in Trinoma, Mall of Asia, Jupiter Bel-Air and Rockwell shall be accepting relief goods (Canned Goods, Ready-to-drink Milk, Bottled Water and Clothes) for distribution by Veritas to displaced countrymen due to Typhoon Ondoy.

  • Papelmelroti stores shall also be accepting relief goods (canned goods / milk / bottled water / clothes - NO CASH pls.): 91 Roces Ave. / Ali Mall Cubao / SM City North EDSA / SM Fairview / SM Megamall / Glorietta 3 in Makati /... SM Centerpoint / SM Southmall

  • Aranaz:  Donations of any kind for Payatas communities affected by Ondoy will be accepted at Aranaz stores in Rockwell and Greenbelt.

  • Citizens' Disaster Response Center (CDRC) is calling for donations for the families affected by TS Ondoy. Drop your donations at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, QC or call 929-9820/22.

  • Caritas:  Relief Goods can be sent to Caritas Manila Office at Jesus St., Pandacan Manila near Nagtahan Bridge ( or Radio Veritas at Veritas Tower West Ave. Corner EDSA (tel no. 9257931-40)

  • WHITE SPACE: 2314 Chino Roces Ave, Pasong Tamo Ext. in Makati is a designated relief center and WE NEED MORE DONATIONS PLEASE. Please drop off any goods - Canned goods, candles & matches, bottled water, rice, crackers, toilet paper, blankets, pillows, clothes.

  • DSWD drop-off points: (1)DSWD Batasan Complex, Quezon City Tel. no. 951-7119 or 09184219780 (2)DSWD-NCR 389 San Rafael St., corner Legarda St., Quiapo,Manila Tel. no. 7348634 to 35 or 09152913722 (3)D...SWD-National Resource Operations, Chapel Road, NAIA, Pasay (behind Air Transport Office) 8528081 or 7348622

  • Philippine Red Cross:  Please donate Relief goods like can goods, rice, noodles, blankets, mats, decent clothes, Cooking burners, pots, eating utensils for the resettlement areas, can be sent to Philippine National Red Cross 527000

  • Petron:  Relief donations (cash, old clothes, food, water may be dropped off at Petron stations. Petron has been closely coordinating with the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), the Private Sector Disaster Management Network (PSDMN), Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR), DSWD and Tulong Para sa Pinoy (Help for the Filipino) Relief Operations to ensure that efforts reach those in need immediately.

  • Noynoy/Mar:  Drop off area for relief goods is Balay-Expo Center, EDSA cor. Gen. MacArthur in front of the Farmers Market fruit section, Araneta Center, Cubao. You may get in touch with Clare Amador at 9285205508 re the NoyMar relief efforts.

  • Cong Ruffy Biazon (Muntinlupa):  I'm preparing relief operations for my constituents. 1,800 families are now in evacuation centers in Muntinlupa City, roughly about 10,000 persons. While my office and the local government are appropriating our resources to give assistance, donations of food, medicine, clothing, insect repellant, diapers, blankets and sleeping mats are welcome and needed. Those who are interested to add food or clothing through donations please send them to my district office, tel 8093132 starting Monday, Sept 28.

  • De La Salle Greenhills Relief Operations Drop-Off Center has been set-up at La Salle Greenhills. Beginning 9am, Sunday, September 27, those who are living in the nearby areas may bring their donations to Gate 2 of La Salle Greenhills, along Ortigas avenue, Mandaluyong.

  • De La Salle Zobel De La Salle Zobel's Relief Goods Collection Center will be open from 8AM-6PM. The Center is located at the Ground Floor of Gym 5 (Lower Grades area). Donors and volunteers may pass through Gate 7 (Molave St.).

  • De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) is launching a relief drive, please drop off donations of food (ready to eat) canned goods, clothes, blankets at the lobby(info) of de la Salle university medical center starting tomorrow AM.

  • The Ateneo Community has launched Task Force Ondoy. For details, please go to They need MORE people to volunteer in the next 3-5 days. Donations in the form of food, water, clothes, medicine and toiletries are needed. Relief operations are ongoing 6 am - 12 mn at the college covered courts. Non-ateneans are VERY MUCH welcome.

    Note: For a more exhaustive list, go to

  •  Red Cross Rescue and Relief Operations. Send RED (space) (amount) to 2899 (Globe) and 4483 (SMART) The service only accepts the following amounts: 5, 25, 50, 100 and 300 (pesos). In addition, the telco charges you P2.50.  [Latest update: Globe & Smart have waived its transaction fee].  To know more about how you can donate via cash/cheque, bank deposit, credit card and paypal go to

  •  Ayala Foundation - USA AF-USA will provide the needed procedures in which donors, will be able to support worthwhile projects in the Philippines. Since AF-USA is a 501 (c) 3 organization, donations coursed through Ayala Foundation USA are tax deductible. You may send your donations for victims of Typhoon Ondoy by clicking on and search for "AF-USA Typhoon Relief Fund" in the box marked "Donations For." Note: you may also donate to the Red Cross, Caritas Manila, & Gawad Kalinga in the same portal

  •  ABS CBN Foundation SAGIP KAPAMILYA in North America is accepting donations for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. Log onto and go to the donate page. In the "comments" or "instructions to the seller" box, please write, "Sagip - Ondoy" to indicate that your donation is for the typhoon victims.

  •  Kapuso Foundation Operations Bayanihan and Kapuso School Rehabilitation take place when there is need for them since both are natural and man-made adversity-based projects. Click on


    Let's leave the blaming for later. Right now, what everyone needs is help. Times like these call for People Power..... Note: Take DOXYCYCLINE 200mg tab single dose as prophylaxis for Leptospiral infection. LEPTOSPIROSIS is an infecton of an organism found in rat urine. Patients infected have a history of wading in flood waters especially those with open wounds. Symptoms may include flu like symptoms, leg (calf) pain, redenning of the eyes, jaundice,etc.

  •  Red Cross Rescue and Relief Operations. Call #9203672 Red Cross QC Chapter, QC city hall gate 7 along Kalayaan Ave. Bring 3 copies of your resume. Different activities: 1st aid, packing of relief goods, call center, etc..

  •  Makati Medical Center's Medical Mission
    The Makati Med medical missions in Cainta/Rizal area will run for one week beginning Monday, September 28. Doctors and personnel will visit evacuation areas to provide consultations and distribute medicines as needed, while the Health Services Program (HSP) center, located at the Ground Floor of MakatiMed, will be open 24/7 for one week to assist those who were affected by the typhoon. Volunteers may submit their names and contact details to Dr. Victor Gisbert of the Social Services Dept and HSP at 0917.8922807 or Dr. Johnny Sinon, Emergency Department of MMC at 0917.5261345. Donations will be accepted, in cash or kind. You may send your contributions to Ms. Jocelyn or Ms. Fatima at the Social Services Office, Ground Floor of the Makati Medical Center, Amorosolo St, Makati. They can also be reached at telephone numbers 8888-999 locals 7124 and 7104.

  •  Kapuso Foundation Kapuso Foundation needs volunteers to help repack relief goods in Tandang Sora warehouse. 24 hours. Tel: 9317013. Look for Sheila Ward.

  • NOTE: This entry will be updated regularly.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    The Picture Company on Facebook

    The Picture Company is inviting Facebook Fans to put a thumbs up on their fave pics and help them get an 11x14 photo board!

    Want to join the fun? Don't forget these reminders:

    1. Have fun! Share your experience with friends and family.
    2. These photos are the select few, the best of the best.   Click on this link to view them. 
    3. The person with the most "Likes" will get an 11x14 photoboard, but everyone else who joins the Facebook album for the week receives (1) free 8x10 portrait!
    4. Please abide with Facebook rules. Only votes from valid Facebook accounts will be counted.

    The Picture Company Facebook fanpage:

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    Belle De Jour: Your Confidence Check Up!

    BDJ Rendezvous: Your Confidence Check Up!
    Let BDJ help you create a brand new confident you on October 3! (Juicy details below, read on! )

    SAVE THE DATE: October 3, 2009 (Saturday) from 1pm to 5pm | Venue: Shangri-La, EDSA

    Ready, Get Set, Glow! | Put beauty back on your to-do list so channeling your inner confidence becomes easy!

    Jim Ros: Professional Make-Up Artist / Maybelline New York Color Artist, recently bagged the title of Maybelline New York's Color Artist of the Year for 2008, also a free-lance make-up artist for advertorials and editorials and weddings

    Reach for the skies! | Become inspired to take fitness to the next level as you learn about the niche sport of skyrunning and how it can take you to such great heights.  

    Beth Siojo: this power mom is also a serious athlete, an active member of Pinoy Ultra Runners and The Philippine Skyrunning Association, competes in ultra marathons while balancing family and work life      

    Change your look, change your outlook! | Learn how to create outfits that exude head-to-toe confidence.

    Cherry Pacheco-Uy: Chief Makeup Artist of Paul & Joe, Fashion Stylist and Writer, Web Editor of, and Editor-in-Chief of Disney's Princess Magazine

     Prizes and giveaways from BDJ's lifestyle brand partners =) 

    As we want this to be an intimate affair, the organizers will only be accepting confirmations from the first 60 Belle de Jour Girls. =) To make this interesting,  60 exclusive invites will be offered to the FIRST 60 GIRLS to EMAIL AND ANSWER these two questions:
    1)      What's your favourite memory with the BDJ Power Planner? (Any year)
    2)      Choose any one of our brand partners. What's your most memorable story with/about any of our brand partners?

    Please limit your answers to a maximum of 500 words per question. =) Most interesting stories will win a prize during the event! =)
    Email your answer to and wait for your confirmation email!

    October 2009: Weekend Art Bazaars at My Little Art Place

    Why wait for December if you can get Christmas price cuts now? Let's celebrate Christmas in October at My Little Art Place!

    Art Collectors will be given an early treat!
    Artworks by National Artists: Federico Aguilar-Alcuaz, Arturo Luz, Jose Joya and Bencab;
    Established Artists: Prudencio Lamarroza, Marcel Antonio, Angelito Antonio, Norma Belleza, Ivan Acuna, Raul Piedra, Phyllis Zaballero;
    Emerging Artists: Marcial Pontillas, Buen Abrigo, Anthony Palo,Camille Ver, Jaime Gubaton, Andres Barrioquintos, Agang Maganda, Lotsu Manes, Kaye Miranda, Butch Payawal, Joselito Jandaya; and Sculptors: Ramon Orlina, Michael Cacnio, Renato Rocha, Julie Lluch, Kelly Sonio & Nina Laurel.

    For the whole month, artworks by these famed artists will be sold at a special holiday rate of up to 50% off gallery prices.

    This October, My Little Art Place will turn into a Weekend Art Bazaar where prize catches can be found. We have invited fellow artists and various businesses selling gift items, art pieces, art supplies, art prints, accessories, clothing, Christmas decors at low low prizes every weekend.

    The Weekend Art Bazaar will be filled with fun activities. There will be free Art Workshops for kids on Painting, Drawing, and Arts & Crafts, a Vegetarian Food Fair, and Live Performances.

    If you are a serious art collector, a thoughtful gift giver, or simply one who enjoys getting great deals and good buys, come to My Little Art Place' CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER! The bazaar will be open on all weekends of October and art pieces will be on sale everyday from 10AM-7PM.

    My Little Art Place is at 222 Wilson Street, Greenhills, San Juan. You can get in touch with us for further details at 4094122, 09159395723.
    Rigette Gutierrez
    My Little Art Place
    409.4122 • 0915.939.5723
    222 Wilson Street, Greenhills, San Juan City

    Monday, September 21, 2009


    Catch CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA LIVE at the new SM City North EDSA SKY DOME on October 3 (Saturday), 6PM!

    Buy Christian Bautista CD at the Sky Dome on October 3 and get a special VIP pass, Christian Bautista poster, plus get the CD signed by Christian Bautista, or buy an SM Supermalls Greenbag for special arena seats!

    Brought to you by Universal Records and SM City North EDSA Sky Dome.

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    Sept 18 Only: Freebies at VMV Glorietta 3

    Show this offer (printed/on a phone) @ NEW VMV Skin-Specialist Boutique Glorietta3 
    SEP18,'09 ONLY. 
    Roll dice 4 FREE PRODUCTS & GIFTS!

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009

    Sept 18 to 20: Artisan Bazaar @ Rockwell

    Be one of the FIRST 50 Multiply users to register and get 50% OFF the entrance fee at The Rockwell Multiply Artisan Bazaar from September 18-20! So wake up early and head on over to the Rockwell Tent!

    Registration is at the event itself so come early!

    Early birds also get a free Red Ribbon ube mamon and panist palabok! If you don't make it on Friday, there's always Saturday and Sunday! So set your alarm clocks and be there before the gates open at 10am! See you there!

    6-DAY SALE at Fully Booked Mall of Asia

    Enjoy 20% off on regular items. Discount does not apply to local, N-code and consigned items.
    September 18, 19, 20 (Fri-Sun) - 10AM - 12MN
    September 16, 17, 21 (Wed, Thurs, Mon) - 10AM - 10PM

    Oct 9-10: Likahang Habi: Market Encounter 2 @ the Yuchengco Museum

    Highly Recommended -- especially for those looking for distinctly Filipino items for the home, unique gift items for Christmas and one-of-a kind fashion accessories/wraps.


    Home-grown Textiles Up for Grabs This October
    In celebration of Museum Month this October, the Museum Foundation of the Philippines (MFPI), alongside partner institutions, the Yuchengco Museum and the Lopez Memorial Museum, join forces to bring the public the best of Philippine textiles.

    The event, Likahang Habi: Market Encounter 2, will be hosted by the Yuchengco Museum on October 9 and 10, 2009 from 10am to 7pm at the RCBC Plaza Courtyard in Makati City. The 2-day activity will bring a mélange of traditional and contemporary indigenous textiles from weaving communities all across the country—loom woven cotton from the Easter Weaving School in Baguio City, cotton inabel from Northern Luzon, various blends of piña silk from Palawan, patadyong and hablon from Antique, yakan material from Mindanao, t'nalak from dream-inspired patterns, embellished textiles, and other hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind clothing items. Fashion items will be seen in the banana fiber and silk items of Dita Sandico-Ong and the piña-knits of Lulu Tan Gan, amongst others.

    An exhibition featuring antique indigenous textiles and a lecture surveying the regional development of the local textile industry will complement the bazaar.

    Likahang Habi: Market Encounter 2 is an offshoot of Market Encounter initially launched at the 2nd ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium held last February at the National Museum. For information, call the Yuchengco Museum at (+632) 889 1234 or email

    Sept 25: FREE English Rakugo-Japanese Sit-Down Comedy in English at the Ayala Museum

    Japanese Sit-down Comedy to be staged in Manila

    The Japan Foundation, Manila and the Ayala Museum present a unique traditional Japanese performance art called "English Rakugo! Japanese Sit-Down Comedy in English" on Friday, September 25, 2009, 7pm at the Lobby of the Ayala Museum, Makati City. Admission is free.
    Rakugo is a comic monologue in which a storyteller creates an imaginary drama through episodic narration.  Dating back to the 17th century, rakugo stories are narrated humorously and usually reflect traditional concepts and values which remain meaningful and entertaining today.
    The rakugo is somewhat similar to American stand-up comedy wherein there is only one performer onstage doing a comic monologue or acting out a story.  However, rakugo, literally a story with a witty ending, is a "sit-down" comedy where the performer sits atop a small mattress on stage throughout his performance.  Additionally, a rakugo performer wears a traditional Japanese kimono and is usually equipped with a fan and a hand cloth which he skillfully employs to express various situations.
    The Japan Foundation, Manila presented rakugo performances in Manila in 2003, 2004 and 2005 that have garnered overwhelmingly positive public response.
    Returning to Manila this year is Kaishi Katsura, one of the major English Rakugo performers in Japan.  Although there are some 300 classic rakugo stories handed down through generations, Katsura is one type of performer who prefers to create his own original material. 
    Katsura has been a Rakugo performer since 1994 and, like other Rakugo performers, he underwent years of apprenticeship before being deemed worthy of performing the art.  As a traditional Japanese art form, the genre requires training, discipline, and perfection to uphold its quality standards.
    This is not Katsura's first time in the Philippines.  He performed in Manila and Cebu in 2003 and 2005.  An international artist, Katsura has done over 180 performances worldwide. In 2007, Katsura was appointed Cultural Exchange Ambassador by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs.
    "English Rakugo!" will also be staged in Cebu on Saturday, September 26, 7:00 pm at the Ayala Center. This performance is organized by the Japanese Consular Office in Cebu, in cooperation with the Japanese Association in Cebu, Inc., the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Cebu, Inc. and the Ayala Center. 
    While the event is open to the public, reservations are highly encouraged especially for the Ayala Museum show, as seating is limited.
    For September 25 reservations, please call the Japan Foundation, Manila at telephone numbers 811-6155 to 58.
    For more information on the event, you may log on to, official media partner of the JFM, or the Japan Foundation, Manila website:

    The DESIGNER LABEL SALE @ Alabang Town Center

    September 18 to 20, 2009
    Alabang Town Center, Corte de las Palmas and Commerce Mall

    A/X Armani Exchange, Anne Klein, Bass, Beauty Bar, Bossini, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Underwear, Charriol, Diesel, DKNY, DKNY Jeans, Ecco, Florsheim, Franco Sarto, Fruits & Passion, Furla, GAP, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste Apparel, Lacoste Accessories, MakeRoom, Marks & Spencer, Naturalizer, Nine West, OkaB, Polo Joans Co., Rustan's Salvatore Ferragamo, Steve Madden, Superga, Via Spiga, VNC

    For every P1,000 purchase in participating stores, guests can enjoy exclusive amenities at the lounge

    Oct 10: Origami and gift wrapping workshop at Museo Pambata

    Origami and Japanese gift wrapping workshops for children and adults will be held at Museo Pambata on Saturday, October 10, in cooperation with Sinag Arts Foundation.

    The workshops will be facilitated by Etsuko Muneshige, a Japanese arts and crafts expert. She is the coordinator of the Japanese Wrapping Association.

    Children and adults will learn the art of paper folding created and made famous by the Japanese. Origami is not only appreciated for its history but for its many uses and benefits. It is a hobby that costs very little and is known to increase focus and concentration. Origami is taken up by people who need to improve their psychomotor skills as is keeps the fingers busy. Origami has also been known to improve memory, logical reasoning and patience.

    Gift-wrapping in Japan is historically related to good manners in gift-giving. The Japanese gift wrapping ritual is rich in symbolism which are shown through intricate pleats, flaps and hinges. The Japanese appreciates gift wrapping for its environmental benefits, through "Furoshiki," or using fabric as a gift wrapper.

    Fees and schedule of the workshops are as follows: Origami for Kids (ages seven and above only) 10:00-10:45 am, P250. Origami for Adults (ages 19 and above) 11:00 am to 12 noon, P700. Furoshiki Giftwrapping Workshop - 1:30 to 3:30, P700. Fees are inclusive of materials. There is limited seating for all workshops. Call 5231797 to 98 or email to reserve a seat.

    Museo Pambata is located along Roxas Blvd. corner South Drive in Manila. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. It is closed Mondays and official holidays.


    Did you miss out on the last contest for AS1 tickets? Due to popular demand, the organizers are launching a contest to give away tickets!!!

    Here's how - read this carefully, please!

    1. THE CONTEST ONLY APPLIES TO FANS OF THE OFFICIAL MARTIN NIEVERA AND GARY VALENCIANO AS1 PAGE on Facebook. (Please tell interested friends to join this page if they want to)
    4. TICKETS MAY BE CLAIMED ON SEPT. 18 from 9am to 8pm.

    2. On Sept 17., Thursday, a special photo will be posted featuring Gary and Martin. (Clue: It is the artwork that the concert poster was based on.)
    3. Once that is posted, a specific 40-MINUTE period will be allotted for everyone to reply to that post. All you have to write in is:
     4. The first 200 respondents will get a PAIR OF tickets to watch the show.
    5. The list of winners will be posted on the page. A valid ID and their profile picture are required to claim the prize.
    STAY ONLINE and STAY TUNED! Hope you win! Please invite all your friends to join this page too if they want to win free tickets!

    Thank you!
    The AS1 Team

    Oct 3: Ateneo Art Auction 09

    The Ateneo Alumni Association cordially invites you to:

    Ateneo Art Auction 09
    Bidding for Blue Chip Legacy and Dreams

    for the benefit of the 500@150 Sesquicentennial Scholarship Fund

    on Saturday, October 3, 2009, 530PM
    with a preview of works on October 1-2, 2009, 10am-5pm

    at Finale Art File
    Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound
    Pasong Tamo, Makati City

     Up for auction are pieces from Malang, Ang Kiukok, Impy Pilapil and many more.
    A gallery of the works for auction can be viewed online at

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact 426.6001 local 4688.

    Image: Pieta, Ang Kiukok 1983 from

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    Fully Booked promo: Julie and Julia & Cupcakes by Sonja

    Want a free cupcake? Just spotted this promo in the Fully Booked e-newsletter: "Be one of the first 100 customers to purchase any Julie and Julia book and get a coupon for 1 vanilla cupcake and coffee at Cupcakes by Sonja in Serendra, Bonifacio Global City. One coupon will be given away for every book purchased."

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    Sept 5: FREE paper maché piggy bank making workshop with Robert Alejandro

    Do you remember "Art is-Kool"?

    The host, Kuya Robert's is inviting everyone to join a FREE papier maché piggy bank making workshop at ATD Fourth World Philippines.

    5 Sept 2009 • RSVP call zabeth @ 563 9312
    The piggy banks made during the workshop will be sold to benefit street libraries / festivals and workshops for ATD families this Christmas!

    About Robert Alejandro:

    Robert A. Alejandro has designed numerous award winning books,magazines, retail shops, themeparks, environmental graphics for public spaces, and malls. Robert has been involved in retail and product design since the 70's when he designed for the family business "Papemelroti". Today, he continues to design paper products, memo pads, calendars, wrapping paper, T-shirts and other products for various clients.
    Robert is also an on camera reporter for "Probe" wherein he is tagged as the "drawing reporter". He works with Cheche Lazaro and his sketches are a big part of his reportage. Robert was also the host of "Art is-kool", a popular program teaching art to children.

    ATD Fourth World Philippines
    ATD Fourth World Philippines has been in existence since 1989. Through the assistance and support from friends and some organizations, ATD Philippines has established links with 4 Manila impoverished communities, namely North Cemetery, Hilum and Lozada in Pandacan, Ilalim ng Tulay (Under the Bridge) at Quirino Avenue in Paco. The team also regularly visits resettlement areas of some of the ATD families in Bulacan and Laguna which are located outside Metro Manila. In all the communities, ATD Philippines has the following regular programs: Street Libraries, Forums, Workshops, and the Festival of Learning. Aside from these programs, ATD has done Tapori activities like the Silhouette Campaign in schools and museums and livelihood seminars for the adults. One of its newest programs is mentoring and tutorial to out-of-school youths. This program was initiated borne out of the concern of many parents to prevent their children from taking drugs and sniffing rugby.