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I help without expecting something in return--a volunteer says

“I think this is my calling, this is my commitment, I am happy being in service of other people especially to our elderly persons. I help without expecting something in return for this came from the heart.”

This is how Aling Remedios or Emie as she prefers to be called by her peers started our interview. I was stunned and amazed in her statements for I barely hear words such like those. It really came from within, sincerity and genuineness really transpires in her face as she does her routine activity with one of her clients.

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Association Compassion Asian Youth (ACAY) An Initiative of the Missionaries of Mary

Association Compassion Asian Youth (ACAY) is a DSWD-licensed non-profit humanitarian service organization catering to youth at risk. This initiative is under the aegis of the Missionaries of Mary, an International Catholic Movement based in the Philippines. ACAY strives to impart to its partners its characteristics spirit of compassion. It is foremost for the mission to proliferate a humanizing approach to those who are in distress, so that they come to rediscover their personal dignity and set out on the path of self-actualization.

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Bayanihan Spirit Alive During Disaster

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) mobilized its entire workforce and group of volunteers in its relief operation activities for victims of typhoons “Ondoy” and “Pepeng” which greatly affected the entire Metro Manila in the last quarter of 2009.

Some 492 volunteers worked hard during the disaster operation activities in the field office and in Malacañang Palace that had opened an evacuation center to accommodate some of the victims of typhoon Ondoy from Quezon City and Marikina City.

Student volunteers from San Sebastian College Recoletos-Sebastenian Outreach Foundation, Inc. (SOFI) and Sebastian Trekkers Club voluntarily provided their services in repacking and distributing the relief goods to the affected families. It also offered its shuttle bus to transport the repacked goods to the affected barangays.

“We came here on our own.  It feels good to help,” says Francis Rosan Gonzales, one of the student volunteers from San Sebastian College Recoletos.

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