The Tsinelas Diaries

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.

Dan of

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::an email correspondence.

soy unsaon pagpadala ug kwarta gikan overseas dretso sa tsinelas nga
bank account?

— dan

bai dan, maayong adlaw diha. we have an account in allied bank, fuente branch. account name is TSINELAS ASSOCIATION INC. account number is 0571-03105-5.
— insoy (more…)

Aboitiz donates P56T

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P56,000 donation from Dolores Aboitiz Children’s Fund (DACF) received and turned over to Finance Committee. Donation to go to beneficiaries for school projects and other allowances. Thanks DACF (and Ms. Anabelle Fajardo) for the grant. Art School gets P10,000 from two individual donors. P30,000 more to go before the Art School could open, said Jongai, project in-charge. (more…)

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