The Tsinelas Diaries

December 10, 2008

Tsinelas, Sun.Star tie up for Colonia

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sunstar-link34Tsinelas and Sun.Star Cebu are teaming up to help a school in a remote barangay in Tuburan build its own library.

Sun.Star and Tsinelas visited Colonia Central School in Barangay Colonia, Tuburan last Monday to distribute the first batch of books Sun.Star and Tsinelas gathered for the project.

The books were donated by Sun.Star editor-in-chief Pachico Seares (who gave an initial amount of P5,000) and Sun.Star columnist Melanie Lim (who donated six boxes).

Sun.Star chief photographer Alex Badayos took pictures of the visit. The photos will be used for a series of house ads that Sun.Star will run to invite more donations.

Aside from books, the project will also spend for the library’s bookshelves, tables and chairs. (more…)

November 8, 2008

Tsinelas holds medical mission

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August 23, 2008 + Barangay Lamac, Pinamungajan, Cebu + 500 beneficiaries + in partnership with Lamac Multipurpose Cooperative, Dolores Aboitiz Children’s Fund, Southwestern University’s Pharmacy-Nursing-Medicine departments, Lamac Parish and parish youth volunteers, Lamac barangay health workers, Municipality of Pinamungajan.

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October 6, 2008

Tsinelas links up with Cebu Holdings Inc.

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The meeting was held last October 3.

Highlights (initial agreements):

1. Ayala Center Cebu agreed to lend Tsinelas a space for the “Their Books” event for 2 or 3 days, tentatively set on first weekend after All Souls’ Day 2008.

2. Cebu Holdings will fund a year-long educational program (particularly on environmental awareness) of Tsinelas for upland barangays in Cebu City.

For more fotos of the meeting, click here.

October 3, 2008

Tsinelas visits schools in Asturias, Tuburan

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Tsinelas turned over an amount to Manguiao National High School officials for school uniforms and school fees of its 20 beneficiaries there yesterday. The group also handed over a set of encylopedia to start the school’s library. It was the second delivery of reading materials by Tsinelas for the school. Manguiao is a remote barangay in Asturias.

After Asturias, Tsinelas proceeded to another school, this time in Tuburan. Tsinelas met with teachers of Colonia Central School and agreed to help them own computers for the students. (more fotos here)

October 1, 2008

Tsinelas volunteers shine

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Campus activities where Tsinelas volunteers rocked recently:

1. CSCST – first place, softball, intramurals ’08

2. UP – grand slam, cheer dance competition (humanities department)

3. USJR – first place, GMA 7’s iWitness documentary competition (batang tambol entry)

4. SWU – second place, bible quiz, organizations night

September 27, 2008

Tsinelas volunteers attend Children’s Month orientation

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Tsinelas Volunteers from Saint Theresa’s College (STC) and Cebu State College of Science and Technology (CSCST) met with the Aboitiz Group Foundation, Inc. (AGFI) last Sept. 12 for an orientation on their role as facilitators in the annual Children’s Festival sponsored by the Dolores Aboitiz Children’s Fund (DACF)), a member foundation of AGFI.

Carmel Loise Matus, president of STC-Tsinelas, and Mark Joseph Yagonia, president of CSCST-Tsinelas led the volunteers and assured the organizers of Tsinelas’ support.

Through various fun activities, the Children’s Festival aims to widen the experience of children about life and to instill in them hope for the future.

This year, the Children’s Festival will be held on October 18-19 at the Don Bosco Technology Center.

September 23, 2008

US-based NGO meets Tsinelas

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Officials from 5 Cities Optimist Club this morning met with Tsinelas officers at the Saint Theresa’s College, where Tsinelas holds office, to discuss future linkages.

5 Cities Optimist Club has been giving books to Tsinelas since last year. Tsinelas distributes the books to school beneficiaries in the mountain barangays of Asturias, Pinamungajan and Sibonga to help them build their own libraries. Tsinelas is also linking up with the Dolores Aboitiz Children’s Fund in building a library in Mangabon Elementary School in Barangay Tagbao, Cebu City, along the boundary with Balamban town.

Tsinelas visits Sibonga

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Members of University of San Carlos (USC)-Tsinelas, with Tsinelas executive committee member Delmar Jess Tuquib, visited Mangyan, a mountain barangay in Sibonga, Cebu last Thursday to conduct a “personality needs assessment seminar” in Mangyan National High School.

The seminar is needed for USC-Tsinelas to know what training to give to the beneficiaries in the area, in line with Tsinelas’ thrust of helping the school provide a holistic formation to its students.

USC-Tsinelas also handed out two boxes of encyclopedia and other reading materials to Mangyan and another school, the Ocaña National High School in Carcar City. The books were donated by 5 Cities Optimist Club, a US-based organization.

September 16, 2008

“Their Books”

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It works this way: we ask book donations from columnists, writers, poets, editors, artists, musicians and other prominent personalities in cebu’s art and literary scene. it doesn’t mean books they wrote themselves, but books by authors they read. these are books that influence them in their craft, books that define their personalities and by authors who have helped them become who they are now. (more…)

September 13, 2008

More books coming

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3:30 P.M.

Gigi Ruiz, of the Cebu City Council for the Welfare of Persons with Disabilities, calls to tell the group more boxes of books are arriving from US. The books are for elementary school children. On the 23rd, she says, members of the Pinoy community that is sending the books from US will meet with Execom to discuss future donations.

(Early this year, the group sent us six large boxes of books, including sets of encyclopedia. some of the books, those that couldn’t be used by the beneficiaries, we put on sale to raise funds for the art school project.)

4:00 P.M.

Jess and volunteers from STC and CSCST meet with Aboitiz regarding Children’s Month Celebration in October.

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