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Bayani Challenge Week 1 (Apr 9-12)

[Date Created: April 22, 2015]

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PROVINCE   Iloilo  
  Southern Leyte  

"This is what
Barangay Walang Iwanan is all about. It is about connecting everyone to do good, to convert the goodness so that we can all work together and bring out the greatness of everybody."

- Luis Oquiñena, GK Executive Director

Best summer adventure starts NOW! Bayanihan started in Iloilo and Cebu...with school refurbishing and building homes for families in Northern Cebu! That's just Day 1!!

Hello from Daanbantayan, Cebu!

We're excited of what awaits us today for Day 2! And we still definitely need YOU!!!

How are you spending your summer? This is US. And we'd LOVE for YOU to take part!

Maayong buntag mula sa Southern Leyte at Cebu!!! Tara, tara, tara!

Who run the world? Kids! That would be a happy one! And they capture our hearts too! Days spent with them may not be enough but it always change the hearts of our volunteers.

ILOILO (Batad)

To open the Bayani Challenge in Batad, Iloilo, various representatives from the municipalities of the north cluster, central cluster, and south cluster converged to show their support and commitment for Barangay Walang Iwanan. As they work together to #endpoverty in their barangays, they will also end poverty for the entire municipality of Batad and the province of Iloilo.

Things were off to an exciting start as the event was kicked off with a fun run, participated in by ~1,500 energetic runners.

In the next few days, volunteers got very busy with their chosen interventions. A highlight activity was the Paraisong Pambata and feeding at Batad Elementary School.

Feeding in 3 barangays was made extra fun thanks to the energy of the Assumption Alumni volunteers.

The beautiful smiles of the children were guaranteed to make our day.

And of course, no Bayani Challenge would be complete without the classic boodle lunch!

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As we open this years Bayani Challenge in Eastern Visayas here in Maasin City Southern Leyte, it is a privilege for us to once again celebrate the spirit of bayanihan here in Southern Leyte where Bayani Challenge was born....

Not even religious differences can divide us as the Muslim Community joins us in opening the Bayani Challenge here in Maasin. We may have different faith but we all believe that BAYANIHAN is still alive.

"Ang ating kalaban ay ang kawalan at kahirapan... Tayo ay nakalimot, tayo ay umasenso pero nakalimutan natin ang ating mga kababayan na walang wala, kaya nandito tayo ngayong upang bigyan ng importansya ang mga mahihirap, salamat GK sa pagpapaalala sa amin na wala dapat maiiwan, lahat tayo ay aangat at.magiging ayos ang ating buhay.... Walang Iwanan!"

— Hon. Nacional Nico Mercado, Provincial Association of Barangay Council Federation President, Southern Leyte

Time for a Coastal Clean Up!!!

Volunteers joined forces to LGU Workers, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bureau of Fire Protection, MAGMA, PNP, Barangay Captains and members of Barangay Walang Iwanan Hub and Task Force plus our volunteers from STI Ormoc,  ACLC Tacloban, LGU San Isidro Leyte, and our Kapitbahayan (homeowners) from different GK Sites in Maasin join forces to clean up 7 kilometers of shore line from 11 barangays in Maasin City, Southern Leyte!!!

"After a very inspiring and tiring coastal clean up, heto at isang malaking biyaya ang sumalubong upang mapawi ang pagod dala ng init ng araw.... Salamat sa paghahanda Tito and Tita Jerome-Gina Rodriguez Paler sa napakasarap na Pansit, Adobong Manok at kanin na pumuno ng mga tiyan na nagutom." — Anthony Adduru, GK Worker

"Let's stop the culture of blaming. Let's start to honor each other. Kung ikaw ay Pilipino naa kay himuon. Cause here in Maasin?"

— Tito Jerome Paler

"Walay bijaay!!"

— people of Maasin

"Kalinga sa Kalikasan"

After a Mangrove Planting Orientation with Domingo A. Legalig, Bantay Dagat Enforcer of Maasin City, 780 mangrove trees were planted today to help save Mother Earth here in Barangay Mahayahay.

Paraisong Pambata!!!! Kids from different barangays went to the City Plaza to celebrate with us!!! Thank you Maasin City for the birthday party and games for the kids....

"Everything in life is a choice. That is why it was also my choice to help others."

— Ryzza Mae Lagsub

"If you want something done, you'll do it wholeheartedly."

— Kaeane Lagsub

It is always a good sight to see siblings work together for one common goal. And though it has always been a challenge, the Lagsub sisters proved that even for one single moment, siblings can work together.

They even shared that they don't usually agree. In fact they said that they are totally opposite. Like how north and south stay in two different poles. Ironically, they seem to agree in one single thing and that is helping and working for the benefit of others.

Sometimes, it only takes a simple move to change things or even everything. Because unity doesn't come from similarity but from our differences.

An SQA Engineer, Jandy Diaz works full time in Lexmark Cebu. She asked for a 1-day leave and flew to Maasin City, Southern Leyte to join the launching of Bayani Challenge 2015 in Eastern Visayas. She describes her first GK experience as overwhelming, inspiring and heartwarming...

"People are great and they make me forget my age. And its always great to help," she says with a hearty laugh.

PROVINCE   Iloilo  
  Southern Leyte  
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