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VIDES October News Flash

  1. 1. VIDES PHILIPPINES One for Others VOLUNTEERS FOUNDATION, INC. S P E C I A L I S S U E O C T O B E R 2 0 0 9 VIDES promotes Positive Discipline VIDES kids perform onstage at the House of Representatives In celebration of the 2009 Mr. Ramon San Pascual of Children’s Month, the Child PLCPD welcomed the partici- Rights Network (CRN) and the pants, highlighting the impor- House Committee on the Welfare tance of giving protection to of Children launched “UNAHIN children through the passage and Cong. Nikki Teodoro KAMI: MAKE LAWS THAT implementation of laws. PROTECT CHILDREN” on Ms. Melanie Llana of JJCICSI Tuesday, October 13, 2009, from explained the flow of the day’s Façade of the House of 10AM to 4PM, at the North activities and the mechanics for Representatives Lobby, House of Representa- the poster-making contest. tives, Quezon City. dren and mothers from Bgy. Bagong Pag-Asa, San Roque, Lunduyan Foundation con- Allan orients the artists As a member of the CRN, ducted a separate orientation for VIDES Philippines actively took Quezon City, attended the Forum on Positive Discipline and Anti- the twenty-four (24) young artists part in this whole day event by at the Conference Room, fol- NATIONAL Corporal Punishment of children. sending four young artists attend- lowed by the contest proper at the CHILDREN’S ing the mobile education project In line with the topic of the North Lobby. The children crea- MONTH “Busina Mo, Dunong Ko” to the forum, the VIDES Busina Mo, tively expressed their advocacy • VIDES & CRN On-the-Spot Poster-Making Con- Dunong Ko kids drove home on children’s rights thru visual • VIDES Busina Mo, test entitled: “Ang Batas sa Mata their message via the choreo- art. Dunong Ko Celebration ng Bata” (The Law in the Eyes graphed prayer song against cor- • Lyrics of Audio CD on Meanwhile, a video on corpo- of A Child). poral punishment entitled “Dear Positive Discipline Mr. Jesus”. ral punishment was shown to the A delegation of VIDES chil- ONDOY RELIEF OPERATIONS • NIA Road • Pasay VIDES “Busina Mo, Dunong Ko” Kids celebrate MEET THE NEW VIDES BOARD National Children’s Month Last Sunday, October 4, 2009, The theme for this year, pro- said that children are the most 500 kids ages 9 to 16 attending vided by the Council for the Wel- vulnerable and in need of protec- CWC Director the VIDES Busina Mo, Dunong fare of Children (CWC) is: tion, as we have seen and experi- Caraballo delivers Ko mobile education program “BRIGHT CHILD: PROTEK- enced in the recent typhoon On- her keynote speech celebrated the 17th National SYON NG BATA, PANANA- doy. Children’s Month and the 20th GUTAN NG BANSA”. Rev. Fr. Ike Veloso, SDB anniversary of the United Nations CWC Director Ma. Elena S. presided the Eucharistic celebra- Convention on the Rights of the Caraballo delivered her keynote tion, underlining the important Child (UN CRC) at the Don speech, assuring the children of role of the family in the protec- Bosco Youth Center in Barrio the government’s programs and tion of children. He said that Magsaysay, Tondo, Manila. initiatives for their welfare. She God wanted that husband and
  2. 2. PAGE 2 VIDES Promotes Positive Discipline... Cong. Ompong Plaza assembly, followed by the VIDES Philippines launched keynote speech. She congratu- messages of the congressmen. their audio CD on Positive lated the Child Rights Network In his speech, Hon Jose Discipline entitled “Disiplina, and her staff for organizing this Carlos V. Lacson underlined Hindi Parusa”. This is an special event. She expressed their contribution to the protec- original composition of Eric V. her all out support for the chil- tion of children through the Zaballero, sung by his daugh- dren, having lobbied for the enactment of laws. ters Rya Patricia and Rachel creation of the Committee on Pauline for all Filipino fami- the Welfare of Children in Hon. Rodolfo G. Plaza, an lies. VIDES Philippines be- 2006. She is set to meet with alumnus of Don Bosco Techni- lieves that this audio CD is a President Gloria Macapagal cal Institute of Makati, stressed powerful tool that can shape Arroyo for the presentation and the importance of promoting one’s values and options, espe- signing into law of the Anti unconditional love and positive cially in applying positive Child Pornography Bill. She discipline in the home and discipline in parenting. It is vowed to support House Bill Ang Batas Sa Mata ng Bata eliminating all forms of corpo- their way of celebrating the 6699 on Anti Corporal Punish- ral punishment of children. 20th anniversary of the UN ment of children. Ms. Minerva Cabiles of Convention on the Rights of After her speech, Hon. Save the Children extensively Children in 2009, the 17th Nikki Teodoro and Hon. Mitos discussed the long-term bene- National Children’s Month and Magsaysay awarded the prizes fits of Positive Discipline and also the 25th anniversary of to the winners and participants the adverse effects on self- establishment of the Philippine to the poster-making contest. esteem and short-term benefits Province of the Daughters of At the Session Hall of Corporal Punishment. Mary Help of Christians (also Ms. Nellie Sevidal of Lun- known as the Salesian Sisters duyan Foundation thanked Reactors from the invited everyone for their active par- Committees of the House of of Don Bosco). This audio CD “VIDES Philippines ticipation. Representatives pointed out the is donated by the Zaballero believes that this Family to VIDES Philippines At the Session Hall, the issue of budget allocation and audio CD on the obvious lack of human and in turn, shares it with the participants were officially resources on the part of the Child Rights Network. The ackn o wled ged b y Ho n . Positive Discipline is VIDES Busina Mo, Dunong Speaker Prospero C. Nograles government. a powerful tool that Ko kids performed their inter- as guests of Hon. Monica ZOTO entertained the as- pretation of the song before the Louise “Nikki” Teodoro. can shape one’s sembly with their original assembly. values and options, compositions and creative interpretation. Hon . Monica Louise especially in “Nikki” Prieto-Teodoro, Chair Sr. Maria Josefina S. of the House Committee on the parenting.” Carrasco, FMA Delegate of Welfare of Children gave her VIDES BMDK Kids celebrate... Rev. Fr. Ike, SDB wife be united in love for the creative presentations rendered ing activity and cheering. T- rest of their life in order to care by the VIDES Volunteers and shirts on the 20th UN CRC for their children. children. were given to the kids. The children’s choir, Voice After the program, the At the end of the half-day of VIDES, animated the litur- thirty (30) VIDES volunteers event, Sr. Sarah B. Garcia, gical celebration. who came animated the small FMA Provincial Superior, gave Songs, skits, dance and groups in the deepening of her message to the children, choral recitation on children’s children’s rights via games, instilling in them the values of rights were among the various puzzle, poster and slogan mak- respect, goodness and faith. ONE FOR OTHERS
  3. 3. SPECIAL ISSUE PAGE 3 VIDES reaches out to flood victims at NIA Road Every Tuesday, the VIDES crushed by the concrete wall… and volunteers conduct their Busina One for others with him also, my three-year-old Mo, Dunong Ko mobile education granddaughter.” project along NIA Road in Quezon The delegation of volunteers City. spent some more time listening to When typhoon Ondoy the children, mothers and fathers. (“Ketsana”) struck Manila last Sat- They prayed at the makeshift tent urday, September 26, the VIDES where the three coffins were laid volunteers saw the news on TV and where the family was temporar- about a concrete wall along NIA ily lodged after having been dis- Road which collapsed and killed saved and are still alive. Homeless placed by the floods. Beside the three people. they may be, but they are not hope- coffins were two folding beds, were “It was a heart Immediately a group was organ- less. Mothers and children repeat shirtless children were sleeping. ized to bring some relief goods to their stories… “the flood waters Beside one of the beds, a pot placed -rending the victims. were so great! They enveloped us! on top of three big stones with a Arriving at the site on Saturday, We went up on our roofs! We had lighted fire was boiling. The tent experience… October 3, the VIDES volunteers to run and swim, jump, hold on was filled with holes that even as and representatives from the Don tight, just to save our lives… We the volunteers were praying before and the best Bosco School (Manila) Educating lost our things.. our beds.. our uten- the dead bodies, the rainwater con- Community distributed rice, canned sils… our clothes… our loved tinued to drip here and there, that we could goods, and other food supplies to ones..but at least we are still alive, drenching them. the survivors. thanks be to God!” One mother It was a heart-rending experi- give is our time Some of the victims even told the volunteers: “At 10:00 AM ence… and the best that we could showed to the volunteers the last Saturday, I went to see my and our very give is our time and our very wounds they suffered during the daughter-in-law at the hospital. She selves.. Nothing beats being one selves..” typhoon. But still, they are all just gave birth. When I returned at grateful to God because they were 10:45, my son was already dead, with them and one for others. VIDES brings relief to Pasay flood victims At 2:00 PM of Saturday, Octo- thanking God all the time for letting priest, Rev. Fr. Joselino Tuazon ber 3, the VIDES Volunteers led the them survive. Many of the families gave his blessing and encouraged group representing the members of lost their clothes, utensils, and the people to pray always. He also the Educating Community of Don home appliances. A one-month old reminded them about their responsi- Bosco School (Salesian Sisters) and baby died when her cradle was bility toward the environment, par- the FMA Philippine Province in soaked in the flood. The group ticularly about proper waste dis- reaching out to the victims of ty- condoled with the family and spent posal. He thanked the Salesian phoon Ondoy (“Ketsana”) at Bgy. some moments in prayer at the Sisters of Don Bosco and the 143, Riverside, Gamban, Pasay wake. VIDES volunteers for this concrete City. Most of the 600 recipient- Mrs. Ebacitas, wife of Barangay act of solidarity for his parishioners families have children attending the Chairman Reynaldo Ebacitas of who have suffered from typhoon regular Saturday VIDES Busina Bgy 143, thanked the group of vol- Ondoy. Mo, Dunong Ko mobile education unteers for being one with them in The people project. their moments of suffering. Her expressed their Prior to the distribution of relief husband got sick on account of the appreciation goods, the delegation visited the strenuous evacuation measures they and gratitude to families in their flooded shanties. did at the barangay hall. all those who Interviews with mothers, fathers, After the home visitation, the have contrib- children and the elderly revealed three vehicles loaded with relief uted their re- that the floodwaters coming from goods headed towards the San sources. the creek reached about 8 feet deep, Roque Parish where they had a submerging their homes in murky prayer service led by Sr. Maria waters. In spite of their tragedy, the Flooded shanties at Bgy. 143 Josefina Carrasco, FMA and the people could still manage to smile, VIDES Volunteers. The parish
  4. 4. ABOUT VIDES PHILIPPINES VIDES VIDES Philippines Volunteers Foundation, Inc. is a duly PHILIPPINES registered non-government organization with the Securi- VOLUNTEERS ties and Exchange Commission (2001) and the Department FOUNDATION, of Social Welfare and Development (2008) in the Philip- INC. pines. As an affiliate of VIDES Internazionale (1987), which has a Phone: (632) 703-5606 consultative status at the United Nations, VIDES Philip- Fax: (632) 715-6740 pines supports and implements projects aligned with the E-mail: UN Millennium Development Goals, with particular em- Website: phasis on the education, protection and development of women and children. VIDES stands for Volunteers Interna- tional for Development, Education and Services. Be One for Others. As a member of the Child Rights Network (CRN) in the Philippines and a collaborator of the FMA Human Rights Office in Geneva, Switzerland, VIDES Philippines promotes Be a VIDES Volunteer. human and children’s rights thru education and advocacy. DISIPLINA, HINDI PARUSA VIDES Volunteers at 2009 NCM Celebration Composed by Eric V. Zaballero Artists: Rya Patricia E. Zaballero, Rachel Pauline E. Zaballero (1st Verse) Sa tuwing nagkakamali si totoy Pinapalo agad ni itay Konting mali ni nene Sinisigawan, sinasaktan ni inay (2nd Verse) D’kailangang..saktan..parusahan Mali’y tamang paraan (Chorus) Turuan, tulungan, Unawain.. paliwanagan, Mali ng mga bata Di maiwasan, di sinasadya Turuan,tulungan, Kausapin.. pakinggan Karapatan nilang mga bata..kilalanin VIDES Philippines Board of Trustees 2009-2010 at Ipadamang..sila’y..mahal President - TONY ESPINOSA (3rd Verse) Vice President - JUN PIMENTEL Kinabukasan ng mga bata Secretary - RAYMUND ZAPANTA Ngayon pa lang ay ihubog na Treasurer - AISSA MANALO Sa inyo, mga magulang Board Members: Sa inyo ang..simula RUDELYN YAON (4th Verse) MAYA MANOCSOC Disiplina…hindi parusa Mali’y itama, sa tamang paraan ATTY. ANNA THERESA CRUZ SR. SOCORRO BACANI, FMA SR. JOSEFINA CARRASCO, FMA