PITC Global Traders gives hope to Biñan’s Bahay Pag-Asa

Posted on: March 29th, 2019
Photo taken during PITC Global Traders vs. Senate Defenders game held on January 2019 at Pasig City Sports Center. ( Lian Opol/Photoville International)

The Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) Traders team has shown flashes of toughness by winning and losing close fights to veteran teams despite being a rookie in the league of public servants. The squad was able to finish 6th out of 12 participants and received P100,000 cash prize for their chosen charities.

In line with the public service advocacy of UNTV Cup, the PITC was given the opportunity to help the Bahay Pag-Asa of Biñan, Laguna along with their two other chosen beneficiaries: Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute and Mga Munting Hiling Foundation, Inc.

“Pinapangarap kasi ng Biñan na walang bata na hindi nakakatanggap ng karapatan. In reality, may mga bata na wala nang mag-aaruga, may mga bata na nasasadlak sa isang kaso. Kaya ngayon dito sa center na ito, binibigyan natin ng pagkakataon yung mga kabataan na sa tingin natin pwede pa namang ma-develop, ma-rehabilitate para in the near future, pagdating na sila ay nasa wastong gulang na, is maging productive din at maging maganda ang buhay nila sa komunidad,” Bahay Pag-Asa CSWD Officer Adora Pascual said.

(The city of Biñan dreams of a community where no child is deprived of his rights. In reality, there are children that are not taken care of, there are children who are involved in crimes. That’s why now in our center, we give these youth a chance to be rehabilitated and to be developed into a productive citizen for them to have a better future.)

And to do that, Bahay Pag-asa has a lot of programs for them.

Bahay Pag-asa Center Head Jeannie Banate said, “Meron kaming Alternative Learning System kung saan ‘yong mga bata, habang nandito eh naka-enroll sila.”

(We have an Alternative Learning System for the children admitted in our facility.)

The PITC Global Traders’ players together with the representatives of their chosen beneficiaries receive their cash prize of P100,000 in the UNTV Cup Season 7 Finals held on March 11, 2019 at Smart Araneta Coliseum. (Marlon Bonajos / Photoville International)

The said charity institution also provides in-house skills training like candy-making, liquid and dishwashing soap-making, basket-making and backyard gardening.

“Habang nandito ang mga bata, hinahanda natin sila na maging self-reliant, ma-rehabilitate para kapag umuwi sila sa kanilang pamilya, bagong tao na sila,” Ms. Banate added.

(While the children are here, we prepare them to be self-reliant and rehabilitated so that when they go back to their family, they are a renewed person.)

Among their plans are having music therapy sessions and putting up a mini-clinic.

Banate further expressed, “Sa PITC Global Traders, good luck po sa inyo. Rest assured, yun pong mga tulong nyo na maibibigay nyo sa Bahay Pag-Asa compound ay mapupunta sa mga bata. Para po kay Bro. Eli Soriano and kay Kuya Daniel Razon, kami po ay natutuwa kasi nag-initiate po kayo ng ganitong program para makatulong sa mga tao. Sana po ay maging tuloy-tuloy at sana i-bless pa kayo ni Lord ng good health.”

(To PITC Global Traders, good luck to all of you. Rest assured, your donation will be used accordingly. To Bro. Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel Razon, we are glad that you have initiated a program like this [UNTV Cup] that helps a lot of people. I hope this will continue and I hope God will bless you with good health.)

Written by: Raymond Lacsa


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