How a “Benefit Dinner” helped and healed wounded souls.

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July 18, 2015, Baguio City – The rain never stopped for almost three weeks in the City of Pines which made the Baguio people hibernate in their homes.  Despite the unbelievable downpour of water, big hearted individuals were not fazed to grace the once-a-year Benefit Dinner organized by Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Ministries Philippines Inc. (HHHMPI) last July 18, 2015 from  5pm to 12 midnight at CAP – John Hay Convention Center.

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HHHMPI is a non-stock, non-profit organization that rescues sick and dying Filipino children and gives them hope and practical help.  They also maintain homes for orphans and abandoned children in Olongapo City and Baguio City.

The Benefit Dinner was spearheaded by its Executive Director Claire G. Henderson, an Irish national whose life calling is to care for the sick and be a bridge for orphans and abandoned children to find their “forever families”.

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Claire Henderson with children from Helping Hands Healing Hearts Children’s Recovery Unit – Olongapo City.

To be honest, I was expecting the dinner to be just the usual where people socialize and meet new friends but it’s really different if the Lord’s hand is at work.  Claire warmed the night by introducing Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Ministries Philippines Inc., through a video that touched the hearts of the audience.

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Claire G. Henderson’s warming welcome during a cold and rainy night.

You can’t blame the audience from crying after watching the video as it celebrated God’s goodness through the lives of HHHMPI volunteers and spoke to the heart for us to reach out to the sick, the orphans and the abandoned children.

After the powerful and heart striking introduction, we were cheered by Claire’s announcement that food is served and that we will be entertained by performances from the HHHMPI children while enjoying our sumptuous dinner.

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More than 220 individuals braved the rain to attend this momentous evening for the benefit of Helping Hands Healing Hearts children.
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The big kids from Helping Hands, Healing Hearts performing at the Benefit Dinner.

Thanks to Mario’s, Le Chef, Chaya, Chef’s Home, Canto and Forest House for coming up with a feast-like dinner for the 220 people who supported the night.  This should give you another reason to visit these restaurants, I provided you their links to make it easy for you to discover them.

As the rain unstoppably poured, the blessings likewise overflowed through raffles. Some donors donated hotel accommodations, their personal stuff with sentimental value and some memorabilia for auctioning, 100% of the proceeds went to HHHMPI.  It was an overwhelming night.

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I was praying for my raffle ticket to be called for this 50 inch TV but the Lord said I have to make do with our 24 inch TV set. Well. 🙂
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Hotel accommodations, personal stuff with sentimental value and some memorabilia were out for auctioning.

My wife and I went home encouraged and at the same time burdened for the Filipino people. The “Benefit Dinner” affected us so much in a way that we were challenged to continue with our advocacies in order to be of help in whatever way we can.

Claire, Abbey, Dex and Gary during the Benefit Dinner.
Claire, Abbey, Dex and Gary during the Benefit Dinner.

On behalf of the Filipino people, we extend our gratitude and declare blessings and provisions to Helping Hands Healing Hearts Ministries Philippines, Inc.  We are grateful that you opened your hearts to help the needy and allowed yourselves to be an instrument to heal the wounded souls.

BRIGHT HOPE KINDERGARTEN: SECURE A SLOT FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017.

Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc., is NOW OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS for SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017.  We promote an intimate and nurturing learning environment through the following programs: Baby, Toddler, Nursery, Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten in SMALL CLASS SIZES.

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Brightons during their Career Week. School Year 2015-2016 @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc.
Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc., pioneer class at Luke Foundation Inc., Building. (2014-2015)
Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc., pioneer class at Luke Foundation Inc., Building. (2014-2015)

1) Pupils receive individualized attention and interact more with the teacher;

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With limited slots per class, your child will receive the much needed one-on-one attention from their teacher.
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Our Nursery Brightons engrossed in making the world a brighter place through colors! @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc., School Year 2015-2016.

2) Teachers have more flexibility to use different instructional approaches;

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Brightons will realize that the world is within their reach! Only @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc., – Nursery Class, School Year 2015-2016.
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Their eyes brighten as they are given the freedom to explore the world through clay @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc. – Kindergarten Program, School Year 2015-2016.

3)  Teachers have more time to teach because there are fewer discipline problems;

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Nursery Class learn that tiny seeds can grow with proper nurturing @ Bright Hope Room for Growth Inc. – Nursery Class, School Year 2015-2016.
With smaller group sizes, our children can focus on friendships and fun learning @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc.
With smaller group sizes, our children can focus on friendships and fun learning @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc. – School Year 2014-2015.

4) Pupils are more likely to participate in class and become more involved;

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Numbers can be colorful too @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc. – Kindergarten Class, School Year 2015-2016.
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Let’s get artistically messy with colors! @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc. – Pre-Kinder Class, School Year 2014-2015.
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Look ma! I got 10 scoops of ice cream! @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc. – Kindergarten Class, School Year 2015-2016.

5) Teachers have more time to cover additional materials, use supplementary texts, and enrichment activities.

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Bright Hope Learning Ambassadors preparing to inspire future leaders @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc. – School Year 2015-2016
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Guess what this is! Fun time with teachers and friends @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc.

Other Fun Activities:

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Career Week. Career advising @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc. with Dr. Dennis Dominguez of Baguio General Hospital. – School Year 2015-2016.
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Career Week. Atty. Juliet Toma-ac-Camuyot of the Public Attorney’s Office explains to the Kindergarten class what a lawyer does to promote world peace. – School Year 2015-2016
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United Nations. Speaking love and praising the Lord in different languages @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc. – School Year 2015-2016.
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Christmas Fellowship @ Bright Hope Room for Growth Inc. Toddler, Nursery, Pre-Kinder, and Kindergarten class enjoyed entertaining their fans! – School Year 2015-2016.
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Activity Bulletin @ Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc.
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The Bright Hope Learning Ambassadors. Their warm smile and cheerful greetings will welcome your children to an intimate and nurturing learning environment. – School Year 2015-2016.

How many pupils are there in each class?

Each class for Toddler, Nursery, Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten Programs will consist of twelve (12) pupils maximum.

Baby classes will have maximum of three (3) babies per class.

How old should babies be to qualify for the Baby Classes?

Your baby should at least be 1 year and 8 months to 2 years and 5 months.

What are available schedules?

Please contact 09778541230 or 074-4242647 to get information regarding available schedules.

What are other programs offered apart from those mentioned above?

Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc. offers individualized tutorial sessions in all subjects and boasts in the success of its JOLLY PHONICS READING PROGRAM (JPRP). JPRP is a multi-sensory phonics program that makes it easy and fun for non-readers to achieve fluency in reading.

Where is Bright Hope Room for Growth, Inc., located?

Bright Hope is located at the 2nd and 3rd Floors of Luke Foundation Building (Beside DSWD SEC Cottage), #90 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City.

For inquiries: Call or Text: 09778541230 or Call: 074-424-2647

No. 1 TIP for JOB SEEKERS

During my stint as an Employer-Employee Relations Officer, I have interviewed a lot of job applicants who don’t really know what they want in life.  Their answer to the question “why are you applying for this job” is – “because I need it to support myself, I badly need a job”.  If you have answered that question in that way, we already see that as a RED FLAG.

The No. 1 tip I can give you when you go job hunting is to look into your heart first and find that PASSION that drives you.  What do you love doing?

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If you are able to answer that question sincerely, then go – chase that dream and everything will follow.

 

10 MISTERYO AT KABABALAGHAN KUNG BAKIT WALA KA PANG TRABAHO.

it_is_a_mystery_by_ToFB_The_BaconatorSa panahon ngayon, napakalakas ng kumpetisyon pagdating sa paghahanap ng trabaho.  Napakaraming graduates ang nag-uunahan na mag-apply para makamit ang matamis na OO ng isang employer.  May mga ilan na tingin palang e “you’re hired” na agad ang maririnig nila.  Pero karamihan ay napag-iiwanan at di man lang makakuha ng interview.  Ano nga ba ang mga misteryosong kababalaghan sa paghahanap ng trabaho?


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For BABY, TODDLER, NURSERY, PRE-K, and KINDERGARTEN programs, visit 2nd Floor, Luke Foundation Building, 90 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City.  Look for Amanda Demandante. You can also call 09176562006 for further inquiries or CLICK THIS to visit our facebook page and chat with our marketing coordinator.


Eto ang SAMPUNG (10) MISTERYO at  KABABALAGHAN KUNG BAKIT WALA KA PANG TRABAHO.

1)  DI KA NAG-A-APPLY.

Mangilang-ngilan lang sa atin ang habulin ng trabaho.  Ito yung mga taong hindi na kailangan mag-apply pero may mga opportunidad na naghihintay.  So kung hindi ka kabilang sa mga taong ito, ano ang gagawin?  Mag-apply.

Huwag ma-surpresa kung wala ka pang trabaho kung ni resume e wala ka pa namang sina submit. Kung nagtataka ka na wala ka pang trabaho pero di ka naman nag-aapply, ito lang masasabi ko sa iyo:

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2) HINDI MAAYOS ANG RESUME MO.

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Resume is the key para makakuha ka ng interview.  Kung sa resume palang ay di na maayos, baka di ka na bigyan ng chance for an interview dahil mag-rereflect ito sa kung anong klaseng emleyado ka.  Maraming samples sa internet na pwede mong gayahin kaya di dapat rason na di mo alam gumawa ng resume.

3) HINDI KA NAG-AAYOS KAPAG PUMUPUNTA KA FOR INTERVIEW.

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I have interviewed a lot of applicants at nagtataka talaga ako sa karamihan na hindi nag-aayos pag nag papa-interview.  Meron yung mag-aapply for a managerial position pero naka-maong at t-shirt papuntang interview.

Yung mga iba naman e naka-buddy bag na parang maniningil ng pangutang sa palengke, others ay di man lang nag suklay ng bangs

Your unkempt bangs can cause you to lose your chance to get an interview. Your unkempt bangs can cause you to lose your chance to get an interview.

At di ko maintindihan yung iba kung saan humugot ng lakas ng loob para isuot ang t-shirt na ito:

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Dito palang ay masasabi ko na na “you’re fired before you even get hired!”.

Pag-isipang mabuti kung ano ang magiging itsura sa pagpasa ng resume at sa interview dahil first impressions last.

Marami pong tips sa internet on how to dress up before going for an interview, mag search po because this is one major reason kung bakit di ka nakukuha sa trabaho.

4) HINDI SWAK ANG QUALIFICATIONS MO SA TRABAHONG INA-APPLAYAN MO.

When I was a fresh graduate, I thought that I can just apply to any kind of job na matipuhan ko and will get it.  Pero hindi ganun ang kalakaran.  Employers look for your background and your past job experiences.  Siyempre kung elementary teacher ang hanap nila, di na nila pag-aaksayan ng panahon na interviewin ang isang HRM graduate na ang past experience e pagtratrabaho sa mga restaurants and hotels.  Kaya huwag ka magtataka kung di ka tinatawagan for an interview.

5) KAAWAY MO ANG LINAGAY MO SA “CHARACTER REFERENCE” NG RESUME MO.

Argument Carefully choose your character references because this will make or break your chances in getting the job.

Isiping mabuti kung sino ang ilalagay sa character reference mo dahil ang mga taong ito will make or break your chances in getting the job.

Give them a heads up na baka may tumawag sa kanila dahil baka tarayan nila ang prospective employer mo kung di nila kilala ito.

6) DINALA MO ANG NANAY MO NUNG MAGSUBMIT KA NG RESUME OR NOONG MAG-PA INTERVIEW KA.

Don't bring your mother or a guardian with you if you are going to apply for a job. It doesn't look good and will only show that you can't stand on your own. Don’t bring your mother or a guardian with you if you are going to apply for a job. It doesn’t look good and will only show that you can’t stand on your own.

Kung nasa tamang edad ka na, huwag mo na dalhin ang nanay mo or guardian mo sa pag-aapply ng trabaho na may pa-coach coach pa siya kung ano ang isasagot mo sa interview while you are waiting for your turn.  Kung nakita ito ng prospective employer mo e goodbye trabaho ka na.  It makes an impression kasi that you cannot stand on your own, pano pa kaya kung nasa trabaho ka na?

7) MADUMI ANG FB ACCOUNT MO.

Karamihan ng employers will check your FB account before they even interview you.  Sa mga mahilig mag-FB, dito makikita kung anong klaseng pagkatao meron ka.  Kaya sa mga mahilig mag-drama at mag-litanya sa FB, medyo iwas iwas muna.

Kung maraming natatanggal dahil sa fb posts, pano pa kaya kung pa-apply ka palang?

Ito ang isang example:

teacher post Post ito ng teacher na natanggal sa trabaho. Kung mag-aapply ito, aba medyo mahihirapan siya, di pala niya mahal ang trabaho niya e.

8) NAKASAKAY MO SA JEEP ANG HR MANAGER AT TINARAYAN MO ITO.

I know of an instance na may isang aplikante on her way to a job interview, nakasakay niya ang isang babae, nagpa-abot ng pamasahe yung babae sa kanya, tinarayan niya ito at hindi inabot ang pamasahe.  Pagdating sa kumpanyang kanyang ina-applayan, it turned out na yung babaeng tinarayan niya ay —- ang HR MANAGER.

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Moral of the story:  It pays to be kind always. hehehe

9) NATULALA KA SA INTERVIEW.

Yung tipong ang tanong palang e:  “Tell me about yourself” and you go like:

freak out Te, tell them daw about you.

Bago sumabak sa interview, mag-research sa internet kung anong mga possible questions sa mga trabahong pinapasukan mo.  Also, there is a technique on how to answer that first question, practice lang ang kailangan.  I will share the techniques in this blog soon.

10) WALANG BAKANTE SA INA-APPLAYAN MO.

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Kung may “NO VACANCY” sign, huwag nang ipagpilitan na parang nagsisinungaling sila. Don’t be like:

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So ayan, yan ang sampung misteryo at kababalaghan kung bakit wala ka pang trabaho.  Ang unang gagawin mo ngayon kung gusto mong magkatrabaho ay MAG-APPLY.

MGA BOTANTE, PIPIGILANG BUMOTO NGAYONG 2016 (NO BIO, NO BOTO, RA 10367)

I’m foreseeing a situation where many citizens won’t be able to vote this coming 2016 elections just because they did not have their biometrics data taken.

Kaya kung gusto mong maka-boto at maging parte ng pagbabago, basahin at isapuso ang mga sumusunod na impormasyon:

Ano ba ang biotmetrics data?

Ang biometrics data ay ang mga sumusunod:

PICTURE

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Kelangan maayos kayo tignan para mag-click ang camera. Medyo smile ng konti but don’t show too much teeth lalo na kung ang teeth niyo ay di too much. May built in camera na din sa computer ng COMELEC staff so no need to bring 2×2 or 1×1 picture.

SIGNATURE

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Sa picture na ito, makikita niyo ako na linalagay ang aking digital signature. Yes, di na po ninyo kailangan ng ballpen para gawin ito.

FINGERPRINT

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Hindi na din messy ang pagkuha ng fingerprints dahil digital na din ito. Gone are the days na maghahanap ka pa ng papel na pamunas or bebentahan ka ng tissue or wet wipes para lang mabura ang nakakadiring tinta.

ang lahat ng ito ay kuha gamit ang voter registration machine at magiging bahagi ito ng iyong voter record registration.

Ayon sa bagong batas, Republic Act 10367, kung ang isang botante ay wala o di kumpleto ang biometrics data, siya ay madedeactivate at di makakaboto sa darating na eleksyon.

Kaya kung wala o kulang nag iyong biometrics, kailangan mong magpakuha nito sa COMELEC sa inyong lugar.

TANDAAN:  NO-BIO, NO BOTO. Maging parte ng pagbabago, tumakbo na sa COMELEC sa inyong lugar.

Hanggang OCTOBER 31, 2015 nalang po ang registration. Please share this info to your friends.


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