Thursday, September 6, 2012

Noah's Ark and SAWS partnership

Press Release
Keep the people of Bacoor safe from stray animals with rabies, and provide protection for maltreated animals. These are the goals of non-government organization non-profit Strike Animal Welfare Society or SAWS.
Named after Bacoor Mayor Strike Revilla for his dedication to implement the animal welfare act, SAWS was established in September 2009. The group built a pound-cum-animal shelter that helps incarcerate animals that may carry deadly rabies. It also serves as a temporary shelter for dogs, cats and other animals rescued from cruelty, abandonment or neglect.
The aim of the shelter is to rehabilitate these animals and eventually find them loving homes with adopted owners.
Now more stray animals in the City of Bacoor will have better services even in rehabilitation, as SAWS is chosen as the beneficiary of Noah’s Ark Pet Columbaria- the very first columbaria in the Philippines.
Last June 18, the contract was signed between SAWS, represented by Mayor Strike Revilla and SAWS director Aileen de Guzman, and Noah’s Ark founder and president Tetet Zapanta-Huit.
While SAWS tries to provide care and affection for neglected animals, Noah’s Ark aims to give the same to animals that have passed on.
“[Noah’s Ark] is a haven that provides dignity to our beloved pets and memorializes the families' years of unconditional love and devotion. It will exist to provide a memorial and final resting place for our beloved pets,” says Zapanta- Huit.
The garden themed pet columbaria will consist of 4000 vaults than can each fit ashes of dogs, cats and pocket pets. Owners of larger animals like horses may place their animal’s urns in three to four adjacent vaults.
“The client has the option to place an urn in the niche initially and reserve the remaining spot for the pets they have at home. The client may also have the option to purchase a single vault as bonery for a single pet if they don’t want their pets cremated,” adds Zapanta-Huit.
With the partnership sealed, proceeds for every vault bought in Noah’s Ark will be donated to SAWS for the betterment of its pound and shelter facilities.

SAWS thanks BM Cremations INC, mother company of Noah’s Ark, and lauds its initiative of sharing the columbaria’s proceeds to benefit the animals rescued by SAWS as well as its effort to support the plight of animal welfare organizations in the Philippines.
SAWS and Noah’s Ark both see a great future in their common goal of protecting the rights of animals –owned or stray, and providing them with the love and affection they deserve in life and when they pass on.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

One Meralco Campus Tour

                The 1st Meralco Campus Tour Chess Workshop was held yesterday at the Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) High School Chess Club.  This school was the first to qualify for having the most number of participants on One Meralco’s Chess Tournament.  Headed by Sir Rolly Sol Cruz of Meralco Chess Club made a very interesting and helpful workshop especially to all the chess players of the said school.  They had lectures and simultaneous games with the National Masters and Meralco Chesskolars.  They also gave 10 chess sets (chess mats and chess pieces) for the school’s Chess Club.
                May you continue your mission to search for future Chess Masters and helping other people.

Turn over of Chess Sets from One Meralco Foundation to RMCHS Chess Club

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bayani...Ang Tatay ko...Premieres on August 5

Press Release

Filipinos are noted to have a very significant and positive attitude in handling difficulties in life. Others may also treat their predicaments in sort of “cool” manners, which the Pinoys are really known for.  M&N Films have come up with a brilliant idea of ideally showing to the public the film “Bayani Ang Tatay Ko.” An indie film about life, its struggles... it’s about presenting life’s most vivid moments with the people we love. This film not only wishes to instill family values but also provide entertainment and at the same time honors the law enforcers.

Actor-comedian and host Bayani Agbayani plays SPO3 Nicanor Corpuz , a decorated cop, loving dad and husband to his wife Susan played by Yayo Aguila, and son, Adrian played by child actor Yogo Singh. They live a simple, happy life until an incident took their lives on a different turn. One morning while in the police detachment where he is working, Taning played by Rommel Montano, a toughie from an influential family came looking for his colleague, SPO1 Joey Ponce. Ponce apparently shut down his illegal “videokarera” business and refused to accept a bribe, making the latter furious. Taning was scandalizing the station so he took a policewoman, SPO2 Pinky Madrigal hostage prompting Nick to defend his colleague.

Nick was suspended from service and he turned to selling “isaw” to make ends meet. Failing to do so, his wife Susan decided to go to Hongkong to work as a domestic helper. To help him in his business, Susan sent his brother, Ading played by Gene Padilla to help Nick tend to the isaw business. But the former cop realized that he is not cut for business, so he asked for his ninong, Col. Roberto Ugarte to give him an assignment. Colonel Ugarte referred him to the city hall where he worked as a traffic enforcer. As a traffic enforcer, Nick has learned to be happy with his new job because he wears a uniform and arrests violators. It was at this time when he was informed that his colleague, Ponce has remained missing since the precinct incident; SPO1 Fernandez had been looking for him. Worse, his wife Susan called to tell him she was victimized by an illegal recruiter.

All these tribulations that had happened to Nick and his family occurred very untimely. Witness how will a typical Filipino family face these challenges in a comedic and a bit of dramatic way with a sting of action to highlight the story.

Joining the lead stars are actor/model and ex-PBB housemate, Johann Santos, Ms. Jet Claveria, Butch Elizalde, Pinoy T.A.L.K. host Paul Quimbo, Ms. Jing Javier and Paulo Ponce and is under the helm of Ellen Argano.  “Bayani...Ang Tatay Ko...” is one of the official entries to the 2nd PNP Film Festival and subsequently, the awarding will take place at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on August 7, 2012.

 Being a policeman is indeed a heroic profession; it is both a difficult and extensive task enabling continuous protection of the public and their property as well as maintaining law and order. Preventing crime, reducing its fear and ensuring the improvement of every citizen’s quality of life are no way an easy job. So let us all salute the gentle officers... the all-time “bayani” of every community.

“Bayani...Ang Tatay Ko...” will have its premiere showing on August 5, 2012, Sunday at SM North Edsa Cinema 5, 5:00- 6:30 PM. Please be guided for further announcements and updates of the movie’s scheduled screenings in various theaters nationwide. For the movie's block screening and sponsorship matters, please contact Ms. Nanette or Grace at these numbers: 425-1658 and 0915-8170505

For more info and updates please visit and like their Facebook page: Bayani Ang Tatay Ko