Sunday, April 22, 2007


Their goal is to help the women in the towns of Daraga and Guinobatan, Albay, who to this day languish in evacuation centers, caring for their children while living under appalling conditions and suffering from various women’s illnesses.

To alleviate their plight, Cathy and a group of her friends, intend to bring 500 bags containing toiletries and underwear to the women in these centers. Five hundred may not be much, but providing care and kindness to even one soul can sometimes spell the difference between hope and despair in the life of a woman who toils day and night for her family.

Each bag is worth P200, and contains the following items—one toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste, bath soap, three pieces of underwear, a wash towel, a bottle of shampoo, and a bar of laundry soap. The items will be placed in a re-usable katsa bag to be sewn by a community of indigent women here in Manila. Their target is to raise 500 bags by May 13, Mother’s Day, so that they can bring the bags to the Bicol mothers the week after.

Please visit Cathy's site for more information on how you can help.

Thank you!


posted by Señor Enrique at 8:17 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the color of the skies.


Ang galing!

April 22, 2007 3:26 PM  

Blogger mgaputonimimi said...

galing! parang painting!

April 22, 2007 8:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neat sky and silhouette! I hope they raise the amount by that time.

April 22, 2007 11:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A silver lining for Bicol's mothers" This is the title of the entry in Cathy's post.

Wow, tinamaan ako, Señor Enrique! Here I am, complaining of my woes - "Bakit walang cream ang kape ko?"; "Bakit hindi Prada ang sapatos at bag ko?"; "... yet there are more unfortunate people out there who don't have even the basic necessities in life. I will help out, in my own little way. Thanks for sharing this here.

And the picture....look at that glow in the sky! Señor Enrique, suddenly, I'm seeing the bright colors again! Isn't it wonderful? :)

April 23, 2007 12:07 AM  

Blogger Cathy B said...

Hi Eric, Thank you SUPER for this post! I hope it will draw even more attention to the project so that we can hit our targets :) God bless you for always being so supportive!

April 23, 2007 8:05 AM  

Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you, Eric, for the beautiful picture (as usual!) and for linking us to Cathy's site. She and her friends are doing our unfortunate sisters a big service and I hope we can all help (like you just did) in our own little ways because this is certainly a very good project!

April 23, 2007 8:41 AM  

Blogger Ai Dihayco said...

Yan ang Pinoy!

Nice pics out there :-)

April 23, 2007 12:53 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Impressive sky !
Nice initiative!

April 23, 2007 1:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's such a noble cause. Kudos to Cathy and her friends. :)

This image is just spectacular, Senor. I will even hazard that this is one of the most stunning I've seen in your collection. To the right, the windswept coconut trees are engulfed in shadows, while to the left the orange-ish hue hugging the horizon adds a sense of sorrow. Yet, in the middle of these two, we find clear, white light breaking through the clouds, enabling a patch of clear, blue sky to peek through.


April 23, 2007 10:16 PM  

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