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Bayani Challenge 2014
I’ve been joining Gawad Kalinga’s Bayani Challenge activity for 3 consecutive years already (2011 in Bantayan Island, Cebu; 2012 in Amlan, Negros Oriental; 2013 in Antequera, Bohol). For my 4th year, I’m going back to Bohol — from April 12 to April 16. :)
This year’s Bayani Challenge is going to happen in 12 provinces — Antique, Aklan, Bohol, Capiz, Cebu, Eastern Samar, Iloilo, Leyte, Negros Occidental, Palawan, Samar, and Zamboanga. And unlike the previous years, it’s gonna run for a whole month, from April 9 (Araw ng Kagitingan) to June 12 (Araw ng Kalayaan)! These are the activities to expect:
It’s been a while since I’ve been on the ground for volunteer work, and I’m pretty excited to be back!
If you want to spend your summer building communities and meeting new people, head over to the Bayani Challenge website for more information on the event and how to register! :D
SMART PayITfwd: Spreading Good Deeds Through Technology
It’s been a long time since I last delivered a talk in front of an audience. I’ve always known that I easily get nervous when people are looking at me. But last week, I decided to take on the challenge because it was an opportunity to share about my volunteerism. And share I did.
Last Friday night *Katy Perry’s song starts playing in my head*, SMART Communications shared to the Cebu Bloggers Society about PayITfwd, their new initiative that aims to enable through technology ongoing efforts that foster learning, and they invited guest speakers to share about their advocacies.
Shiratani Beach Resort & Inambakan Falls in Ginatilan
Last-last Saturday (June 15) was my & Mumu’s 2nd anniversary together but instead of celebrating it alone with each other, we had an outing with our friends! :D
We met up at the South Bus Terminal at around 8:30am, got on a bus, and departed at 9:00am. It was unusual that I didn’t sleep through the whole trip. I only did when we were farther south. After 4 hours of travel worth P162.00/head, we arrived in the town of Ginatilan and checked in at Shiratani Beach Resort. There were 8 of us but we just decided to get a room good for 4 persons at P1,200.00.
Since it was already around 1:00pm, we were hungry as hell, so we went to the town market on a tricycle (P5.00/head) and had lunch at one of the carenderias there. We then shopped afterwards for some food for our next 3 meals.
Bayani Challenge 2013 Experience
A few weeks before the big event last March 23-27, I’ve decided to join the Bayani Challenge 2013 in Bohol. But for this year, I didn’t go there as a participant — I was with the service team.
I was appointed Social Media Coordinator for the event at Antequera, Bohol, but because the network signal there wasn’t entirely reliable, I missed to post some [personal] updates, so I’ll just post them here through lots of pictures. ;)
Bayani Challenge 2013 Unity Dance
Ten days to go until the Bayani Challenge 2013! Are you excited? ‘Coz I am! It’s gonna be my 3rd time to join this week-long event (I’m gonna be in Bohol), and with that goes my 3rd unity dance! The steps are pretty simple and easy to follow. If you’re joining the event, be sure to master this as we will be dancing it everyday (and maybe find rectangular sleeping bags to use in camping)! :D
If you haven’t registered yet, go ahead and visit the BC 2013 registration site. ;)