AK40 40 4-d-4 Project Tally Board

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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  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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Agricultural Land Grabbing through Agribusiness Venture Arrangements with ARBs: Summary of Hijo Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (HARBCO) Case

HARBCO à composed of 724 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) who were awarded under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) a collective CLOA for 579 hectares of the 1,469-hectare property of the Hijo Plantation, Inc. (HPI) HPI à former landowner of 1,469 has. of land located in Tagum, Davao del Norte. The property is primarily devoted to the production of export quality (Cavendish) bananas. 1995à HPI offered the land for coverage under CARP through the Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) scheme.  The Courts awarded HPI a valuation of P1.03 million per hectare. 28 October 1996 à All identified and qualified ARBs…

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Visayas kicks-off Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign 2014

  Visayas region had officially kicked-off its Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign 2014, launched and hosted by Diocese of Bacolod last March 6-7.  NASSA National Director, Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo, and staff graced the event together with around 200 participants (priests and lay representatives) from fourteen Dioceses.   This year, the Alay Kapwa (AK) Program of the CBCP-NASSA launches its National Lenten Campaign simultaneously in three Dioceses, one from each of the three regions, Luzon Visayas and Mindanao, flagging this year’s theme “One Human Family without Poverty and Hunger.”   Alay Kapwa Program is the Lenten Evangelization-Action Program of the Philippine…

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Mindanao Dioceses launch Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign

  Mindanao Dioceses launch Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign Warm  and festive ambiance  welcomes  the National Launching of  Alay Kapwa  in the “City of Golden Friendship” in Cagayan de Oro which was hosted by the Diocese led by Archbishop Antonio Ledesma and Social Action Director Rev. Fr. Nathaniel Lerio, SSJV  last March 3-4. The welcome mass which is celebrated by Archbishop Ledesma signifies the opening of the two-day celebration. For the 2nd time, the Alay Kapwa (AK) Program of the CBCP-NASSA launches its National Lenten Campaign simultaneously in three Dioceses, one from each of the three regions, Luzon Visayas and Mindanao,…

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Stop Deceiving Us with Your Accomplishments on Paper!

Farmers to DAR: Stop Deceiving Us with Your Accomplishments on Paper! Farmers belonging to the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance  (SARA) blasted DAR’s Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes for misleading the public and the legislative branch in its report on the agency’s previous accomplishments and future targets during the February 5 Committee on Agrarian Reform hearing at the House of Representatives. Quezon City—Around 200 farmers from HACIENDA LUISITA (Tarlac), BONDOC PENINSULA (Quezon), HACIENDA DOLORES (Pampanga), and MACABUD (Rizal), picketed the Department of Agrarian Reform to bring attention to the ineffectiveness of the department in implementing land reform and support services since 2010….

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NASSA, Caritas International map out rehab plans for typhoon devastated areas

CEBU City, Dec. 4, 2013—The National Secretariat for Social Action Justice and Peace (NASSA) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) met with members of Caritas Internationalis and local partners to discuss and map out coordinated response for a comprehensive rehabilitation of areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda. The meeting, held at the Archbishop’s Residence in Cebu City, tackled a long term program of recovery and rehabilitation, including emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction program, which will be launched on the first quarter of 2014. NASSA Executive Secretary, Fr. Edwin Gariguez discussed strategies on how to coordinate with the affected…

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