Tag Archives: social responsibility

Why Barangay officials should encourage out-of-school youths to get into sports

I wrote about this six years ago and haven’t made a follow up yet. But I hope Barangay officials in our area are keeping up with it now. In a related development, kudos to our hard working local officials for keeping and maintaining peace and order in our barangay.

barangay sports activities for the youth

Local officials in our barangay are doing a good job for implementing a curfew for minors. This move will lessen incidents of petty to serious crimes involving young people. They should also sponsor more sporting events to encourage young people particularly out of school youth to get into sports such as basketball and chess or music for those with musical inclination. Activities like these would keep young and older kids off the streets at night. I hope barangay officials will continue to provide worthwhile activities for out-of-school youths to make them more productive individuals.

2019 Midterm Elections

Some friendly reminder to our kababayans out there, go out and vote on Monday (May 13, 2019). Exercise your right of suffrage. If you want your wishes for the government be known let your vote be your voice.

This midterm election will be our third time to vote. Hubby and I were so glad that we are exercising our right as a Filipino. In 2015, we were able to beat the deadline for Comelec registration. We took our biometrics at the Quezon City Hall braving the long lines and heat of the sun.

On election day, you should be able to prepare a list of your candidates to make it easier for you to find their names in the ballot.

And to avoid long queues in polling precincts, go to your designated polling place early. Without any hassle, you could cast your vote in probably less than 30 minutes.

Checking on the criteria we have here, we can now choose the candidates that deserve our votes. Have you decided whom to vote for the midterm elections? Who is your bet?

Getting ready for school and what Eat Bulaga has taught me

Last week, we went to National Bookstore at SM Fairview to buy some school supplies. We have yet to complete the list so we are planning to go back next week.

We spent an ample amount for the items. I just thought to myself, if we can afford to buy the basic things that we need, what about those children who can’t even buy their own meal for the day?

We try to explain to our kids everything that we do for them in a manner that they can easily understand us.

We always tell them that not all children are lucky to go to school. Some children who are dying to study do not have the means to do so. While there are children whose parents are capable of sending them to good schools, are not showing interest in school. That’s the sad reality of life.

In their young minds, they already understand that we are doing our responsibility to equip them for the future, to make them competitive in the real world. We only encourage them to give it their best shot by studying their lessons well.

Our kids’ future still depends on what road they will choose to travel. We are only here to guide them.

As a mom, I feel for children whose parents could not support them. If only I could do something to alleviate their poverty.

A number of institutions, individuals and even game shows on TV help the less fortunate kids realize their dreams.

One example, is the longest running noontime show Eat Bulaga that awarded 30 poor but deserving kids a gift of a lifetime. The kids are valedictorians and salutatorians of public schools from different areas in the country. They were given free school supplies, shoes, cash, trophies and certificates that guarantee free expenses in High School for the next four years.

The students and their parents were overwhelmed with joy as they received the gifts from EB hosts and co-hosts.

I hope the EB project will serve as an inspiration to other people to do just the same act of kindness to our less fortunate brothers and sisters, especially children.