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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Vacancy for Human Resource/ Admin personnel

CBCP-NASSA / Caritas Philippines, the development, advocacy and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has a vacancy for Human Resource/ Admin personnel. Position Identification Department: Executive Secretariat Job Title: Human Resources (HR) Manager Employment Status: Project based Time Frame: Full time Reports to: NASSA Executive Secretary Coordinates with: All Head of Units, Comptroller/Internal Auditor and Executive Assistant to the Executive Secretary Office Location: Manila (with occasional travel) Supervises: Human Resources Officer and Administrative Officers Works with: – All NASSA employees – All volunteers and hired consultants – Diocesan Social Action Centers (DSACs) Directors Primary Responsibility and…

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Invitation to join “SSS of the Soul to fight Human Trafficking”

“Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity, a disgrace to our society which calls itself civilized.” – Pope Francis Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery. It forces victims into prostitution, involuntary servitude, unpaid labor, debt bondage and the illicit sale and harvesting of organs, as well as forces victims to perform sexual acts for pornography. Global Slavery Index of 2013 reveals that 140,000-160,000 Filipinos have been reduced to slavery, and 60,000–100,000 children are sexually exploited. Most vulnerable are women and children, and those who are poor, ignorant and desperate enough to take risk to feed their families. As such, our Holy…

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Strokes of the Soul to fight Human Trafficking spearheaded in QC

The first PIMAHT activity for the “Sounds, Strokes and Scribbles (SSS) of the Soul to Fight Human Trafficking” – led by CBCP (represented by NASSA and Talitha Kum Philippines) – was held at St Peter’s Parish: Shrine of Leaders, Quezon City on 17 October 2014.   One hundred youth members (81) and leaders (24) of various parishes and schools (Batasan Hills National High School, FEU-NRMF, Dona Rosario High School, Tala High School, Women and Children’s Rights Advocates (WCRA), Brgy Bagong Silangan Elementary School, PUP, Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST), H. Bautista Elamentary School, Puso sa Puso…

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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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Reminder for the International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty (17 October)

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 extreme poverty” calls for the need to include people living in poverty as partners in building our understanding and knowledge of more sustainable forms of development.  While the UN urges local, national and international institutions to create genuine participatory mechanisms, with accountability and grievance mechanisms at all levels, it is also the time for us to prepare to enter the Year of the Poor in November 2014 – the third of the…

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