Author: thereseng (Therese Ng)

Mikel Lovina Jamborun 2019
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Mikel Lovina Jamborun 2019

The Mikel Lovina Jamborun is a 22-km run that commemorates the passing of Mikel Lovina, who was only 18 when he died in a car accident. Started as a family fun run in 2013, it's become a yearly tradition and has now evolved into a fundraising event for charity.

Rosalita Locsin: Barbecue Grill
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Rosalita Locsin: Barbecue Grill

Rosalita Locsin, 47 years old, is a street food vendor who currently earns Php200–300 (US$40–60) a day. She is a mother of three living in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

Carmelita Campos: Sewing Machine
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Carmelita Campos: Sewing Machine

Carmelita Campos, 49, is from Maribojoc, Bohol. She is currently a housewife without an income. Her husband, Edward, brings home P350 per day as a laborer. Together they have 4 sons aged 8 to 26.

Wilma Nolasco: Sewing Machine
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Wilma Nolasco: Sewing Machine

Wilma Nolasco, 46, is from Maribojoc, Bohol. She currently earns approximately P100 per day as a doormat weaver. Her husband, Pafmuncio, is a fisherman who also brings home P100 a day. They have 7 children ages 11 to 23.

Abram and friends raise 173 LoveBags
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Abram and friends raise 173 LoveBags

Last year, we met an 11-year-old boy with high functioning autism, blessed with extraordinary talent in graphic arts and communications. He was appointed as one of NVC’s young ambassadors, and since then has done amazing things for us. In early July 2019, with friends in the international development community, Abram turned over Php 130,000 for...

534 LoveBags and 2,800 Mingo Meals in honor of Mikel
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534 LoveBags and 2,800 Mingo Meals in honor of Mikel

Mikel Lovina’s family and friends comes through once again! The 22-km Mikel Lovina Jamborun held on February 3, 2019 commemorated the passing of Mikel Lovina, who was only 18 when he died in a car accident. Started as a family fun run in 2013, it’s become a yearly tradition and has now evolved into a...

The Mercado family rises from the ashes
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The Mercado family rises from the ashes

For the Mercado family, rising from the ashes is not a figure of speech. It’s literal and real. We first met this family in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, when we enrolled one of the kids in NVC’s Mingo Meals nutrition program. The family only lived off the few scraps that Reynaldo could gather and sell,...

Meet the Dellosa family: survivors of a fire that gutted 215 homes
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Meet the Dellosa family: survivors of a fire that gutted 215 homes

Fire hit 215 family homes in the coastal barangay of Banago in Bacolod City on June 10, 2019. Within the day, NVC’s Food Shuttle, Mingoy, was at the site to serve Mingo champorado and pan de sal to all the affected residents.  Among the families we met were the Dellosas. As Ruel pointed out his...

202 Volunteers Pack 3,000 LoveBags for NVC
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202 Volunteers Pack 3,000 LoveBags for NVC

On May 25, 2019, 202 volunteers of all ages, shapes, and sizes trooped to Bacolod’s Ayala Malls Capitol Central to pack 3,000 LoveBags bound for five destinations to serve children from tribes of the indigenous peoples. Here are just a few of the groups and individuals who generously gave time and energy to share the...