SHeG communities join Farmers Congress Orientation Seminar in Gumaca

To start the 2-day Basic Orientation Seminar on Sustainable Agriculture (BOSSA), twenty-three participants from the Self-Help Group (SHeG) communities** of the Social Action Center of Diocese the Gumaca (Caritas SAC Gumaca) participated in the 10th Farmers Congress on 12 May 2014, held in the Gymnasium of the Diocese. The annual Congress is organized for the members of MASINOP (Magsasakang Sinusunod ang Organikong Pagsasaka) sector of MSK (Munting Sambayanang Kristyano or the local BEC) from 21 Barangays and guests from Calauag and other towns in the Diocese of Lucena, under programs related to Sustainable Agriculture and organic farming in the Diocese….

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Church rallies diocesan social centers to aid typhoon victims

MANILA, Nov. 12, 2013—The Catholic Church’s social arm has tapped its vast network of social action centers in various dioceses to help the areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda. NASSA-Caritas Philippines of the Catholic Bishops Conference is linking with diocesan social action centers for a more coordinated and organized relief efforts. Dioceses spared from the typhoon are providing relief efforts to help typhoon victims in the spirit of ‘Alay kapwa’, it said. “In the past 3 weeks, we have had 1 major earthquake and 3 typhoons affecting every island in the archipelago, and yet help has been pouring in since the…

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CARITAS SHELTERS RISE IN DAVAO ORIENTAL

    April 12 and 13, 2013 marked significant events for Barangays Aragon and Poblacion in Cateel and Barangay Sibajay in Boston, Davao Oriental, which were devastated by Typhoon Bopha last December 2012. Bishop Patricio H. Alo of the Diocese of Mati, Davao Oriental, led three groundbreaking ceremonies in the municipalities of Cateel and Boston for the construction of transitional shelters, much to the joy of the affected communities. It is expected that 128 families will benefit from Caritas Shelter units in Barangay Aragon, 65 in Barangay Poblacion and 50 in Barangay Sibajay, Boston. The said events, organized by the…

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Singaporeans gives aid to Laguna flood victims

CALAMBA City―A group of Singaporeans donated on Sept. 24 non-food items to flood victims in Calamba City and Los Baños, Laguna including water filter gadgets capable of turning floodwater into potable liquid. These aids that the Singaporeans brought to the victims of the South Monsoon rains spawned floods is part of our humanitarian efforts to help those suffering from calamities like these families in Laguna, said Singaporean Frederick Foo, Director Operations of a group called CHARIS which is affiliated to Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives from Singapore. He said the group brought non-food items which include thermal Blankets, Mosquito…

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Lumads of Surigao del Sur Give Deadline to NCIP to Stop Logging Operations

Non-action by government agencies on continuous illegal logging has recently prompted the Mamanwas and Manobos of Surigao del Sur to stage a two-day protest rally at the national highway of Sibahay, Lanuza on September 29-30, and another “mass mob” on October 1 in front of the gates of the local NCIP.

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