LVCC students at Bread Society, nakiisa sa relief operations para sa mga sinalanta ng Bagyong Yolanda

admin   •   November 21, 2013   •   13019

Students of La Verdad Christian College Caloocan and Members Bible Readers Society International volunteered at the repacking operation of relief goods at the covered courts of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Quezon City this Wednesday, November 20, 2013. This repacking operation is organized by the GAWAD KALINGA and PILIPINAS NATIN — a flagship campaign of the PCOO Office for Special Concerns — in partnership with the Department of Agrarian Reform,  Presidential Communications Operations Office, Philippine Information Agency, Philippine Television, EDSA People Power Commission and others.This show of support is coinciding the efforts of Bro. Eli Soriano of Ang Dating Daan and Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon to help our fellowmen at the Visayas Region in distress caused by the Super Typhoon Yolanda. (PHOTOVILLE International)

Students of La Verdad Christian College Caloocan and Members Bible Readers Society International volunteered at the repacking operation of relief goods at the covered courts of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Quezon City this Wednesday, November 20, 2013. This repacking operation is organized by the GAWAD KALINGA and PILIPINAS NATIN — a flagship campaign of the PCOO Office for Special Concerns — in partnership with the Department of Agrarian Reform, Presidential Communications Operations Office, Philippine Information Agency, Philippine Television, EDSA People Power Commission and others.This show of support is coinciding the efforts of Bro. Eli Soriano of Ang Dating Daan and Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon to help our fellowmen at the Visayas Region in distress caused by the Super Typhoon Yolanda. (PHOTOVILLE International)

MANILA, Philippines — Nakiisa ang mga mag-aaral at instructors ng La Verdad Christian College (LVCC) at miyembro ng Bible Readers Society International sa relief operations para sa mga nasalanta ng Bagyong Yolanda.

Pansamantalang ipinagpaliban ng mga estudyante ang ilan sa kanilang klase at sama-samang nag-volunteer sa pagre-repack ng mga relief goods sa operation “Walang Iwanan” ng Gawad Kalinga sa Quezon City.

“Yung mga magka-klase ngayon nung nalaman na merong ganitong operation pati mga instructor sumama na rin para makatulong,” pahayag ni Jensen Sobrejuanite, NSTP Instructor.

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Ayon sa mga mag-aaral, inspirasyon nila sa pagtulong sa kapwa ang adbokasiya ni Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon na “Ang pag-gawa ng mabuti ay hindi magbubunga ng masama”.

Pahayag ni Andrew, “Yung pagbo-volunteer lang po kahit isang tao mabibigyan… basta po nakatulong ako masaya po.”

“Salamat po sa Diyos, kasi in a little way maliit na bagay to.. di man ako makabigay ng pera wala man akong maibigay sa kanila at least yung pagtulong ko sa pag-rerepack… basta sobrang saya,” pahayag naman ni Rozen.

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Sumama rin sa relief operations ang Bread Society International.

“Lagi po naming sasamantalahin na bawat pagkakataon na gagawin na gumawa ng mabuti sa kapwa  lalo na yung mga nasalanta.. kaya andito po kami ngayon tumutulong sa pagre-repack ng relief goods,” saad naman ni Gerlo Kevin Real.

Nagpapasalamat naman ang “Walang Iwanan” sa ginawang pagtulong ng mga estudyante ng La Verdad Christian College at mga miyembro ng Bread Society.

Patuloy rin itong humihikayat ng mga volunteer para tumulong sa repacking ng relief goods para sa ating mga kababayan sa Visayas.

“Pumunta po kayo dito sa DAR Gym… open pa po ang operation Walang Iwanan hangagang Sunday… ine-encourage po namin kayo na hapon pumunta hanggang gabi para makatulong po tayo sa paglo-load ng mga relief goods sa mga truck,” saad nito. (Ley Ann Lugod / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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DILG says 3 million Typhoon Yolanda-affected households benefit from P1.278-B projects

Robie de Guzman   •   August 7, 2019

Yolanda housing units

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday said that close to three million households are benefiting from the P1.278-billion worth of repaired and rehabilitated municipal facilities across five regions affected by the Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said around 308 facilities were rehabilitated under the first batch of the department’s Recovery Assistance for Yolanda (RAY) program. Of the said number, 98 are civic centers, 103 municipal halls, 106 public markets, and one DILG Regional Field Office.

“With the completed municipal facilities, we are very optimistic that our new sets of municipal leaders in the Yolanda-affected areas can now provide normal government services to their constituents,” Año said.

To facilitate the return to normalcy of government services and economic activities in Yolanda-affected areas, the DILG said RAY Batch 1 covers the repair or rehabilitation of totally or partially damaged municipal facilities in Regions 4B, 5, 6, 7, and 8 that are located within the 50-kilometer radius of the typhoon’s path.

Of the 308 completed projects, seven are in MIMAROPA, one in Bicol Region, 127 in Western Visayas, 28 in Central Visayas, and 145 in Eastern Visayas.

“With RAY Batch 1 now 100% complete, the Department now shifts its focus in monitoring the on-going barangay facilities and other government projects under the RAY Batch 2 and 3A,” Año said.

The DILG chief also clarified they are only handling the repair of local government facilities and not the housing program as this is handled by other national government agencies.

Public warned vs groups fronting as MCGI to ask for cash donations

UNTV News   •   June 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Several cases of street scams have been reported not only in the Philippines but in different parts of the world.

Scammers usually pose as members of charitable institutions or religious groups to ask for cash donations allegedly to fund charity events or programs.

Many of them have gone viral on social media such as a Filipina who was caught on camera asking money from customers inside a restaurant abroad saying the donations were to support a certain “children’s foundation”.

Another incident which happened in Japan was recorded by an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who, in the video, was questioning another Filipino about the legality of her action. The latter was caught collecting cash donations from passers by allegedly to support the same foundation for children.

Such scheme was reported by a local news agency in Japan.

Three Filipinas also made headlines in Thailand this year for illegally soliciting funds allegedly to support the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines even if the calamity happened six years ago.

The same modus operandi was reported in Brazil where the scammer was confronted by another Filipino in an airport.

The scammer was caught on video asking monetary donations from tourists and locals to allegedly raise a Yolanda fund and also to donate to a certain children’s foundation by a Filipino founder.

Just recently, President Rodrigo Duterte directed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate and facilitate the closure of a religiously-inclined group luring Filipinos into an investment scam.

Because such modus operandi have been exposed, scammers are now using the names of legitimate organizations to push their interests.

The Members, Church of God International (MCGI) was not spared from such illegal activities.

A report has reached the knowledge of MCGI administration about individuals posing as supporters of the group’s charity works and collecting money from just anybody on the streets.

The street scammers were using the name of La Verdad Christian College (LVCC) and MCGI to ask for cash donations.

“We vehemently deny the involvement sa mga ganyang klase ng pangongolekta, panghihingi ng donasyon sa kalsada o saan mang lugar, (in any practice of collecting or begging for donations on the streets or just anywhere),” Kuya Daniel Razon said during the program “Good Morning Kuya” on UNTV.

“Hindi po iyan totoo. Hindi po nanggagaling iyan sa organisasyon, iyang ganyang klase ng panghihingi para maipagpatuloy ang ating charity works. Natuto po tayo sa katwiran ng Panginoon na magbatak ng buto,” he further stressed.

(That is not true. That is not a practice in the organization to collect money [from just anybody] to support our charity works. We have learned from the righteousness of God to work and earn a living.)

Kuya Daniel offered a reward to anybody who could provide information that will lead to the arrest of these scammers implicating the names of LVCC and MCGI and to curb such illegal practice while putting those behind the scams to justice.

“Anybody na gumagawa ng ganyan, ipahuli ninyo. Kuhanan ninyo ng video dahil iyan ho ay scam, isang paninira din iyan na maituturing dahil wala hong ganyan na ginagawa ang mga members ng Church of God International o anybody na nagtataguyod po ng La Verdad Christian College or ng ating mga ginagawang mga charity works,” he said.

(Anybody who engages in such schemes, have them arrested. Get videos of them because that is a scam, a form of provocation and defamation because such is not a practice among members of Church of God International or anybody who supports La Verdad Christian College or any of our charity works.)

La Verdad Christian College is a private, non-stock, non-profit institution that provides scholarship to deserving but financially challenged students.

The school is operated by MCGI spearheaded by Bro. Eli Soriano and supported by UNTV under the supervision of Kuya Daniel Razon.

“Sina Bro. Eli Soriano at Kuya Daniel Razon ang isa sa kanilang ginagawa para ma sustain at magtuloy-tuloy ang kanilang advocacy na makapag-provide ng free quality education from pre-school to college (ay) from their own pocket,” noted Shiela Sabugaa, LVCC’s Deputy Administrator.

(Bro. Eli and Kuya Daniel Razon primarily work to sustain their advocacy and to be able to constantly provide free, quality pre-school to college education, (they spend) from their own pockets.)

“Nagbibigay talaga sila (ng) galing sa kanilang sariling pera, business or sweldo. Iyon talaga ang primary source ng fund para sa operational expenses ng La Verdad (Christian College). At para ma-sustain, meron pa silang ibang projects na ginagawa,” she added.

(They provide funds taken from their personal earnings, from their personal businesses or salaries. Those are the primary sources of funds for the operational expenses of La Verdad Christian College. And to sustain it, they do additional projects to generate funds.)

Each La Verdad scholar is entitled to free college education, books, uniform and meals without paying any amount.

Scholars from the provinces are also provided with free lodging, regardless of religious affiliation as long as they have the interest and perseverance to learn.

“Free tuition po talaga as in walang binabayaran maski miscellaneous fees po. Tapos aside pa doon may free lunch pa, may free uniform pa tapos minsan pati mga instructional materials ibinibigay sa amin ng libre – paggamit ng computer sa library, walang bayad, walang internet fee unlike doon sa ibang university,” said La Verdad scholar Carein Claire Viray.

“I can never thank them enough doon sa ginawa nila kasi ang dami nilang buhay na natulungan,” said another scholar, Paul John Nadela.

(I can never thank them enough for what they have done because they have helped many lives.)

“Iyon ang catch doon. They don’t ask anything in return. There are so many scholarships available sa labas and oftentimes after they graduate mandated ka nang magtrabaho ng ganito, mag-render ng ganito or anything and doon sa scholarship na ibinibigay sa amin ni Bro. Eli at Kuya hindi lang siya for academic purposes. Hindi lang nakaka-enrich ng mind pati ng spirit,” he added.

(That’s the catch there. They don’t ask anything in return. There are so many scholarships available outside and oftentimes after you graduated, you are mandated to work for them, to render service or do anything [for them]. The scholarship that Bro. Eli and Kuya provide does not serve for academic purposes only. It does not enrich the mind but also the spirit.)

Aside from the free scholarship provided by LVCC, many charitable works are being jointly operated and supported by MCGI and UNTV such as the daily free ride, medical mission, legal consultation and programs that extend assistance to those in need such as UNTV Cup and concerts for a cause.

Daniel Razon announces P100K reward for the capture of anyone asking donations for La Verdad Christian College

Marje Pelayo   •   June 10, 2019

Daniel Razon

MANILA, Philippines – Veteran broadcast journalist and philanthropist Daniel Razon on Monday (June 10) announced a P100,000 reward for the capture of anyone using his groups’ advocacy to collect money.

Razon, the Vice Overall Servant of the Members, Church of God International (MCGI) that serves as the backbone to many charitable works and institutions including La Verdad Christian College (LVCC), said such an act is never a practice in MCGI.

“We vehemently deny the involvement sa mga ganyang klase ng pangongolekta, panghihingi ng donasyon sa kalsada o saan mang lugar, (in any practice of collecting or begging for donations on the streets or just anywhere),” he announced live on air during the program “Good Morning Kuya” on UNTV.

“Hindi trabaho ng mga members sa Church of God International, ng mga taga-Ang Dating Daan ang mangolekta sa kalsada. Wala hong ganyan. As a matter of fact, sa MCGI ay hindi humihingi ng donasyong pinanysal sa mga hindi naman miyembro, (It is not a practice among members of Church of God International or Ang Dating Daan to collect money from [just anyone] on the streets. That’s not allowed. As a matter of fact, MCGI does not accept monetary contributions from non-members), ” he further stressed.

Ang Dating Daan, the longest running religious program on television and on the Internet, is the main broadcast program of MCGI.

Meanwhile, La Verdad Christian College is an institution that provides scholarship to deserving but financially challenged students, also supported and funded by MCGI. Each scholar is entitled to college education, books, uniform and meals without paying any amount.

Razon said he was informed that some usurpers were spotted somewhere in Manila asking cash donations allegedly for MCGI’s medical missions and for the operations of LVCC.

“Anybody na gumagawa ng ganyan, ipahuli ninyo. Kuhanan ninyo ng video dahil iyan ho ay scam, isang paninira din iyan na maituturing dahil wala hong ganyan na ginagawa ang mga members ng Church of God International o anybody na nagtataguyod po ng La Verdad Christian College or ng ating mga ginagawang mga charity works, (Anybody who engages in that [scheme], have them arrested. Get videos of them because that is a scam, a form of provocation and defamation because such is not a practice among members of Church of God International or anybody who supports La Verdad Christian College or any of our charity works), ” Razon said.

“At sinuman sa inyo ang makapagpapahuli na gumagawa ng ganyan, magbibigay ho kami ng reward. Isandaang libong piso (P100,000) sa bawat isang maipapahuli ninyo na ganyan ang ginagawa na trabaho, (We will reward anybody who can provide information that will lead to the arrest of individuals who engage in such schemes. A reward of P100,000 for each scammer that is arrested), ” he added.

For information on such fraudulent activities, please report to any police station or call BMPI-UNTV hotline 3968688 local 3203 (News); 3303 (Admin); 3103 (Legal).

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