Category: News and Stories

Happy Birthday, Joven!
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Happy Birthday, Joven!

Happy birthday, Joven! His mother isn’t sure whether Joven turns five or six today, but after having given birth 14 times (with eight children surviving) and living on a husband’s daily income of Php 180, we can’t blame her if she can no longer keep track. We first met Joven in Davao Occidental when he...

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...

Noelito’s catch of the day
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Noelito’s catch of the day

We chanced upon Noelito, a Peter Project fisherman and it was a happy reunion because he had just caught a mix of fish that would bring him at least Php 1,590 for the day. Each time we meet one like him, we always remember to whisper a prayer for blessings and graces upon the 4,947...

Watch The Lion King and support Mingo Meals
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Watch The Lion King and support Mingo Meals

Balsam Brands, a US-based e-commerce company with operations in the Philippines, is hosting a screening of: The Lion King on July 17, 2019 (4:00 pm) at Ayala Malls the 30th, Pasig City Buy your tickets here Watch for a Cause Each ticket is Php 550.00, and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to NVC’s...

Help from Singapore travels to the Ata Manobo tribe in the mountains of Mindanao
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Help from Singapore travels to the Ata Manobo tribe in the mountains of Mindanao

Dakol Lagboy’n Salamat, Web In Travel. “Much love and thanks,” these children of the Ata Manobo tribe in Taguango, Kapalong, Davao del Norte are saying. The joy in their faces define the gratitude behind those words. In the school year that just passed, these kids would walk two kilometers each way and swim through a...

These wheels are spinning a virtuous circle
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These wheels are spinning a virtuous circle

In two evacuation centers for refugees from war-torn Marawi in Mindanao, NVC acted as a conduit to provide 6 families with an improved income stream and hope for a brighter future. Under NVC’s Project Joseph project, we identified and vetted 6 motorcycle drivers who had fled their homes in Marawi when violence erupted, and could...