In observance of the Holy Week, it is a must to look around the community and see opportunities where people are nurtured. The high number of illegal drug surrenderees is overwhelming. It is speculated that there’s a drug addict in each family. The President can’t do everything to solve it. Each citizen has a part to play. Take the case of the Las Pinas City Chorale.
Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Local governments and communities are better off supporting choir groups for all ages to beat drug addiction like the Las Pinas City Chorale.
Initiated by the Mayor
Under the initiative of Mayor Imelda Aguilar, the audition of the members of Las Pinas City Chorale took place in November 2016. The pioneers were then selected practicing regularly without pay – although snacks are provided by the mayor. The members purely want their talent nurtured without expecting rewards. They have their own different careers from teacher to IT specialist.
In their very first concert entitled “Wala Lang,” the community’s Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Chapel was the venue. This is where family members and friends of the choir were invited to listen to their repertoire. It was a solemn but with a twist of comedy that was also attended by villagers and officials from the sponsoring Homeowners Association and the local government.
The choir’s repertoire is divided into two sets. Each song portrays a message of love, may it be divine or romantic. Featured in the video is the song “Hanggang” with Bass soloist Noe M. Morgado. Tenor melody Lyco S. Acosta stands out when he did “Hindi Kita Iiwan” with the group. It is a creative inter lapping with “On My Own” by another versatile tenor, Helene Marygrace Z. Yancha. Indeed, the icebreaker of the concert that made the audience laugh.
It is amazing how each one of 16 members together with Choirmaster, Jeff Miranda, and Ronnel E. Verdeleon has distinct talent that cannot be mistaken by another. Most of them if not all get to be the soloist in the line up of 15 songs. Parents can only be so proud watching their sons and daughters doing worthwhile activities that nurture the spirit during their scarce free time since they are all working. They do deserve a break. Perhaps, replicated in other areas as an activity with a purpose for each community helps to revive hope within the human race.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Why are food bazaars popular to Filipino consumers and merchandisers? Yes not just to buyers but also to the sellers. Let’s start from the consumers’ point of view. It is beneficial to buy from a Food Bazaar because of the following reasons:
– Competitive prices
– Food items are not the usual home cooked meals
– Can avail of Freebies from sponsors
– Can taste products from other merchandisers
– Exciting to be with friends and family
– A very entertaining and worthwhile past-time during the weekends
– Can partake in free activities
– Can be active in the community
– Can hook up with old friends
– Can support local livelihood just for buying daily needs
– Festive environment
Merchandisers too are fond of Food Bazaars – normally because it takes two to tango as they say. There will be no sellers if there are no buyers. So, let’s enumerate:
– Selling is fun in food bazaars
– Profit is not the main target but promoting brand names and products
– Good market research venue
– Ideal setting to reach direct consumers
– Can build continuous cash flow with cash revenues
– Good meeting ground for other entreprenueurs
– A business networking ground
Food bazaars are noted as livelihood program that support small business people in their daily undertakings – and at the same time nurture community relationships through affordable and interesting supplies just right at their own vicinity. So, don’t miss the Sabsaban at Casimiro Village Phase 3 (Food Bazaar), BF International, Las Pinas City from Sept 24, 2015 onwards, Thursdays to Sundays from 4 PM to midnight and the free Zumba sessions every Saturday at 5 to 6 PM. Also don’t miss to download the Food Panda App from the App Store in exchange of Food Panda umbrella for the first 100 patrons during the opening day See you there!
By: Elena Grace Flores
Lorna Mildred Carbungco Cervantes issued 2 checks amounting to 11,500 Pesos each for the overdue apartment rental for 2 months to me but when they were deposited, the bank returned them because the account was already closed. She kept on insisting that the checks were replaced with cash but in evidence as recorded in Barangay BF International Homes with case number 683-13 filed on July 24, 2013, Lorna Cervantes actually did not pay 4 months rent and the utility bills on their scheduled departure today. According to this video, it is BP22 case:
The amount may not be huge to pin her down in jail but by law, issuing checks that you know coming from an invalid account or without sufficient funds is a criminal case. It might not be worth pursuing the case but just want to warn property owners for rent in Las Pinas City, Philippines to beware of this person, Lorna Cervantes, her sister alias Lally Fernandez and son John Paul Cervantes who are doing this behavioral scam as supported by their family.
By: Elena Grace Flores
It was a challenge to be given the task out of the blue in drafting a sponsorship letter addressed to Senator Cynthia Villar of Las Pinas City for the construction our village’s community center. According to my research, she is the so-called Mrs. “Hanepbuhay” or Mrs. Excellent Job in English. She is dedicated to creating and providing jobs to Filipinos. It was also intriguing to find out the the richest congressman in 2012 was his son, Mark Villar. Let’s hear what the congressman has to say about his mother:
There are many gossips about the Villar family connecting them to some corruption allegations – but so far, they remain as speculations only. They were never convicted nor found guilty about it. This is probably our chance to find out if she really has the heart in providing livelihood to her people. It’s just a matter of time before we can conclude that she is really the real model of her son in terms of dedication and perseverance in serving society and for being compassionate to the less fortunate.