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No greater reward than the smiles of children who know someone cared enough to plan such a grand party on their behalf.

A Merry Christmas in Pilawan

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~ Kahlil Gibran

 

It is said that  the more we share, the more we have. If that is truly the case, then the SFAL group must be one of the richest people in the world. As their sweat roll down their faces, you can see in their smiles and the glint in their eyes how truly wealthy they are. There is nothing more enriching than knowing that even for just one short moment, you have brought on a smile, a sigh of relief and even better, a memory to last a lifetime to someone who truly needs it.

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The Sagunto Friendship Association London (SFAL), in addition to their building project, also sponsored a Christmas party for the children of Pilawan Elementary School which became, undoubtedly, a truly momentous occasion that these children will never forget. The preparations for this event started way before they boarded their flight home. All year leading up to this homecoming, they planned for their gift giving as they shored up their stock; buying a shoe here and there, some school supplies when it’s on sale, including some extra sweets and treats in their usual grocery lists to add to their stock pile, slowly filling up one balikbayan box after another just for the sake of seeing the smiles on these kids’ faces.

The SFAL group is to be commended for this outstanding project. Enjoy the photos they have shared so that we too can experience the joy they felt in their giving.

 

 

 

The grateful children of Pilawan School

SFAL Project – Pilawan Elementary School

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt (Second Inaugural Address, 1937)

The Sagunto Friendship Association London (SFAL) designated the children of Pilawan Elementary School the beneficiary of their gift giving during the 2012 Balikbayan Homecoming. While the organizers of the homecoming had designated charitable activities in addition to the celebrations, the SFAL group performed and sponsored additional events such as this building project and a Christmas party.

The SFAL officers asked the two teachers at Pilawan Elementary School what their most pressing need was and were told that a sink where the kids can wash up and get a clean drink of water would be most beneficial.

SFAL was more than happy to grant their request and literally rolled up their sleeves to help out.

Image source: facebook profile of SFAL president, Raul Digay, with his permission.

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Sagunto’s BAGO Youth Organize Summer League


The letter below is a request from the BAGO Youth Organization of Sagunto. They are requesting your sponsorship for the summer sports festival which already commenced on April 25, 2011. The festival will be held all summer long and your donations are accepted until the second week in May. Donations may be sent to any of the officials listed on the letter.

Proceeds from the games will benefit the needs of the Bago Youth Organization of Sagunto.

Connect with the Bago Youth Organization through their facebook page, BAGO SAGUNTO.

BAGO Youth Organization
Sagunto Chapter
Sagunto, Sison, Pangasinan
2434 Philippines

Madam/Sir:

Greetings.

The BAGO Youth Organization will be hosting a tournament for basketball from April 22, 2011 until its duration at Sagunto Plaza. The aim of this tournament is to uphold the value of sportsmanship as a sign of respect to each of the youth. Likewise, this is also organize to make the youth physically and mentally fit. Moreover, this tournament is made organize to encourage the other Barangays to built a strong organization for the the BAGO Tribe to uplift its culture in the Philippines.

In line with this, we are inviting requesting for your financial support to make this event successful. Your presence in supporting this event is very much appreciated.

For other information, feel free to contact the BAGO Sagunto on facebook.

Thank you very much for your kindness and your undying support.

Yours truly,

Jwun B. Mangante
BYO President

Micah Fe M. Wagayen
SK Chairman

Amir C. Malqued
BNCSPI President

Joel Juio
Barangay Chairman

State of Sison: Red Lady Papaya

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketOne of the mayor’s initiatives that she mentioned during the meeting with Saguntonians in California last month, was the propagation of Red Lady Papaya as an agricultural crop for Sison. 

We learned recently that a seminar on seedling production for Red Lady Papaya and other high value crops was held in Sison last week. The Sison Agriculture office selected representatives from each barangay to be trained as extension-agriculturists. A couple of the representatives from Sagunto were Mr. Rolly Benosa and Mr. Daniel Pascua.

Rolly, who shared this information with the Sagunto Star, said that The Sagunto Vegetable Growers were one of the first to be trained by the seed company on the propagation of the red lady papaya five years ago. The mayor has since contracted with the same seed company to provide the seeds and technology for red lady papayas. Rolly said that “Saguntonians were the first to grow the red lady papaya and cherry tomatoes” so he is enthusiastic that “Sagunto growers should have the edge over the other barangays that still have to undergo training!”

Rolly adds that The Sagunto Vegetable Growers already had plans to grow the red lady papaya as an agri-business ever since they were trained by the seed company but many growers were hampered by the initial investment required. He is hopeful that with the mayor’s initiative, this plan will finally come to fruition.

We will update on the details of this initiative later as we receive more information.

Resource: Rolly Benosa