AK40 40 4-d-4 Project Tally Board


The AK40 40 4-d-4 (for the Poor) Tally Board   Thank you for sharing your time, treasure and talent!   Donors of Twenty Thousand Diocese of Tagbilaran (First Diocesan-Donor)               Donors of Five Thousand Mr. and Mrs. Julian and Marcela Samson (first Family-Donor)               Donors of Two Thousand Ms Cynthia Correa (first staff-donor)                 Summary tally Board (as of 10 December 2014):      Countdown: Last 39 weeks (27,000) 39/40 (27000/4000000) as of 10 December 2014   Please help fill the gaps…

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Forty for the Poor (40 4-d-4) Project


  Next year, 2015, marks the 40th year of the Alay Kapwa Program of the Philippine Catholic Church. Created in 1975 by the Catholic Bishops, Alay Kapwa is the Lenten Evangelization-Action Program implemented by the CBCP National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA) as part of its commitment to transform a society enlivened by the Gospel values of justice and peace, and love for our brothers and sisters in Christ with preferential option for the poor and marginalized. The number “40” is a symbol of God’s faithfulness to His promise of liberation from slavery and oppression. It is…

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Alay Kapwa 40 Logo


The Image of Man in the Number 40 Four (4) formed a bended body while zero (0) a bowed down head signifies a person in HUMILITY, thanking God for the Gift of Service. Gratefulness to God for all the blessings manifested in our act of service to our neighbours especially the “poor”. The Colour – Ruby signifies love. It is a faithful passionate commitment to be of Service to the people of God especially the poor. The Theme (Matthew 25 :40) forming an arch that makes the man seems like a hunch-back signifies not a burden to the service, but…

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Year of the Poor Logo… explained


CRUCIFIX: The Crucified Lord, the center of all our engagement with, in, for and to the poor, gazing into us. On His Cross, Jesus is always with us… stripped of His clothes, His dignity, His possessions, His power, His strength. By the poverty, Jesus saved us. He is fully with the unwashed, the oppressed, the scorned, the powerless, the miserable and the outcast. Jesus is calling us to SEE everyone as His beloveds… to look at each other the way He gazes into us. The Man Colored in Red: Red symbolizes “Blood” – sacrifice of Christ to give Life… of…

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SAC Puerto Princesa launches Orientation on Social Action, Alay Kapwa and Year of the Poor


  The Social Action Office of Puerto Princesa organized a Basic Orientation Seminar on Social Action, Alay Kapwa and the Year of the Poor, on November 12, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, for Clergy and Lay leaders of the Vicariate, in preparation for the Vicariate’s intensification of Social Action Works in the Year of the Poor (November 2014 to October 2015). Thirty-five clergy and at least 70 lay leaders and civil society partners attended in the morning and afternoon, respectively, as representatives of the CBCP National Secretariat for Social Action Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA) gave a Basic Orientation…

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“Do Justice, Love Kindness” this National week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty

  “Do Justice, Love Kindness” (Micah 6:8) – the Year of the Poor campaign slogan – challenges us to remember Jesus, not to see poverty as just numbers or statistics, but see as Jesus sees every human face, especially our brothers and sister suffering from poverty in the forms of oppression, ignorance and injustices,” CBCP-NASSA Archbishop Rolando Tirona reminds fellow Bishops as a commemoration of the national Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty.   October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty designated by United Nations since 1993.  This year’s theme: “To think, decide and act together against…

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Year of the Poor and Alay Kapwa 40 Launching

October 6, 2014 YEAR OF THE POOR in 40 YEARS OF ALAY KAPWA: “Do justice and Love kindness” As we continue our 5th centenary journey to the new evangelization, we are strongly confronted with the sad reality of poverty and injustice in the Philippines, many remains to be materially poor. The challenge for the Church in the Philippines to be a Church of the Poor as demanded by the PCP II is even more valid as before. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) officially declared 2015 as the YEAR OF THE POOR inspired with the theme from the…

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Vacancy Notice for Alay Kapwa Officer (Marketing)‏

We are looking for a team member for our Alay Kapwa Program with appropriate marketing/ promotion skills, who has integrity and passion for social action, justice and peace. Please find details in the Vacancy notice. We would appreciate if you could help disseminate to your friends who share our common vision for social justice and development. Interested parties can send Application Letter with Resume to Benoit Labonte (email: hr_caritasphils@nassa.org.ph) on or before Friday, 4 April 2014.

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Alay Kapwa – Your contribution towards One Human Family without Poverty and Hunger In preparation for Easter

“I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a drink….”  – Matthew 25: 35-36 –   Ash Wednesday, 5 March 2014, marks the beginning of Lenten season, when Catholics prepare 40 days before the Holy Week and Easter.  While parishes in all Dioceses have their own way to reflect on this journey, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) launches its annual Lenten Campaign or Alay Kapwa (AK) Campaign through the National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA) by encouraging the faithful to reflect on the theme: One Human Family without Poverty and…

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Alay Kapwa Solidarity and PhP 7.9 M reach 11 affected Dioceses

Tolosa, Leyte ONE week after Typhoon Yolanda landed on Guiuan, Samar, and ploughed through Leyte, Cebu, Panay and Palawan, on 8 November, official records reported 2,357 deaths, 77 missing and 3,853 injured (as of 14 November).  Around 8M people are estimated to be affected in 574 municipalities/cities, with 112,962 persons displaced and 130,074 houses were totally destroyed. Most roads still remain impassable and with markets destroyed, food shortage is another major concern. While most areas still experience power outages, and municipalities in Capiz, Iloilo and Antique lack running water, network signal is still interrupted in Samar, Southern Leyte, Capiz, Biliran, Masbate…

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