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Drive to Fight Against Cancer: Gumball 2017

Gumball Rally 2017

V6, V8, V12, steel and rubber on asphalt, gleaming cars screaming across the road like candied bullets shot through a machine gun rifle. A fleet of cars come together last April 2016 under the banner of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Alabang & JCI Lipa to conquer a common enemy. An enemy so insidious, that it preys on even children. Children whose call could not be ignored by JCI Alabang and JCI Lipa, children who needed help fighting for their very lives against a lethal foe… Cancer.

In the 2016 Gumball edition, a rally of cars and participants banded together to support Cancer Warriors Foundation of Batangas. From Alabang, they all drove to Summit Point Golf & Country Club Lipa to have a brunch and enjoy the program. Cars that were part of the rally: A Lamborghini and a Stingray, BMW Z4, Porsche Carrera S, Audi R8, Mercedez Benz C Class, along with the BMW E36 club and Altis Club.
The project was featured TV Patrol Southern Luzon and was televised later that week. The project was also covered by C! Magazine. The awareness for the advocacy of Cancer Warriors (i.e., curing children with cancer) was heightened among the 75 participants and the two JCI chapters, JCI Alabang and JCI Lipa.

JCI Alabang and JCI Lipa invite all car enthusiasts to this year’s Gumball 2017 on July 23, 2017, Sunday. The starting point will be in Petron SLEX and together we will drive to Summit Point Golf and Country Club, Lipa. The assessment fee is P1,000 per participant which includes brunch and a limited-edition Gumball 2017 shirt. If you want to participate, feel free to contact the project chairman, JCI Alabang Director Arfie Sta Maria at 0977-830-0977.

About JCI Alabang. JCI Alabang is affiliated with Junior Chamber International, a network of young active citizens who want to provide a platform for positive change. Learn more about JCI Alabang in jcialabang.org.

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Upcoming: Gumball Rally on April 24

Gumball Rally 2016
JCI Alabang JCI Lipa Gumball Rally 2016

JCI Alabang JCI Lipa Gumball Rally 2016

Bring your best cars as we go for a ride to fight cancer! JCI Alabang and JCI Lipa would like to invite everyone to our early early morning joint project on Apr 24, 2016.

For those with super cars, we invite you to join the gathering of Super Cars in the Metro to embark in a cross-area Alabang-Lipa-Alabang trip for Cancer awareness.

Schedule:
Meet-up: Manong’s Bar and Grill, Alabang, 5:00am
Breakfast at Summit Point Golf and Country Club, Brgy Plaridel, Lipa City, Batangas
Lunch at Manong’s Bar and Grill, Alabang

Entry Fee: P1,000/ car

For the benefit of Cancer Warriors Foundation.  This event is a partnership project of JCI Alabang and JCI Lipa.

Contact EVP George Flordeliza (+63 917 853 7634) for more information.

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UNited4aCause in Cupang, Muntinlupa

United for a Cause part 2

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Alabang, a non-profit organization, recently concluded a medical mission at Sitio Tuklas in Cupang, Muntinlupa called “UNited4aCause” for the benefit of more than 200 people in need of medical assistance.

JCI Alabang is an organization composed of young entrepreneurs, businessmen, politicians, students, and corporate managers based in the Alabang, Muntinlupa City area with a shared vision and passion for service. In partnership City Councilor Robert Baes and his son Lester Baes, JCI Alabang is giving back to their less-fortunate neighbors in the city.

The medical mission included a feeding program, a free health check-up, and free medicines and eyeglasses. More than 200 residents availed of the services on-site, and they were warmly assisted by the three volunteer doctors and six volunteer nurses.

The medical mission was also JCI Alabang’s first project after their grand induction and turnover ceremonies last February 24, 2016. Newly-inducted members Barnie Gutierez-Alis, Vincent Yumul, and Eugene Lucas Acevedo were thrilled to have managed the day’s events.

“I am so glad that I chose to join JCI Alabang. Community service is so fulfilling because I get reminded of my humble beginnings as a child like the ones I saw today. It’s an absolutely heartwarming experience,” said Barnie Gutierez-Alis, a new member of JCI Alabang.

This event will be one of many more to come in JCI Alabang’s calendar. JCI Alabang aims to reach out to more communities in the months to come.

“Being in JCI Alabang is being about service. We are fortunate to have such gracious volunteer medical staff and of course we are ever thankful for our partnership with Councilor Robert Baes and Lester Baes. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for our chapter,” declared Eugene Lucas Acevedo, another new member.

‪#‎jcialabang‬‪#‎jciphilippines‬‪#‎jci‬‪#‎ThinkBuildRise‬

 

United4aCause Round 2 – Mar 6, 2016Sitio Tuklas, Cupang, Muntinlupa

Posted by JCI Alabang on Saturday, March 5, 2016

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Haven for Children Christmas Party with The Feast Alabang

Christmas Party at Haven for Children - The Feast Alabang and JCI Alabang

JCI Alabang, in partnership with The Feast Alabang Outreach Ministry, held an early Christmas celebration with the Haven for Children Kids last November 30, 2015.

Haven for Children is a center for street children recovering from substance abuse. Having a Christmas party for the kids meant a break from their usual routine. They actively participated in the parlor games, and even showcased their dancing talents in a group dance off. A small salo-salo was held afterwards.

The Feast Outreach Ministry also held a short Catechism session with the kids, as well as a group sharing of their Christmas wishes/prayers.

JCI Alabang would like to thank The Feast Alabang Outreach Ministry for hosting the event. Big thanks also to 2016 Director for Community Deelopment Ton Baes for organizing the Christmas party, and to those who were part of the event: 2016 President RJ Paguyo, 2015 President Aimee Flordeliza, 2014 President Vicky Martinez, 2016 Public Relations and Social Media Commissioner Jen Fidel, 2015 SG KC Ang, and Bryan Mata.

To anyone interested, Haven for Children is selling their own Christmas decorations and handicrafts. Christmas lanterns (parol) are being sold for P50.00 only. You may purchase them at the Haven for Children Center, right across Alabang Town Center (along Alabang Zapote).

Haven for Children Christmas Party with The Feast Alabang Outreach Ministry
November 30, 2015 – Haven for Children

 

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Call for Donations for Supertyphoon Lando Relief Operations

Super typhoon Lando has made landfall this weekend in the Philippines (Oct 17, 2015).  The Northern Luzon areas are heavily affected.

In preparation for the relief operations, JCI Alabang has activated Oplan Bilis Bangon. We are calling for donations for distribution for the evacuation centers for the affected residents.

We are collecting items such as blankets, canned goods, and water. Comfort items such as stuffed toys for kids will be appreciated.

All items collected will be given to JCI Philippines who are in touch of groups who can reach the affected areas in Northern Luzon including Baler among others.

Alabang address:

(C/o JCI Alabang) 234 Santiago St, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City

Mandaluyong Address:

(c/o Danielle Lee, JCI Ortigas) GA tower, EDSA corner Boni Ave, Mandaluyong City

Pasig:

(C/o JCI Manilena) 57 San Agustin St, Capitol 8, Pasig City

San Juan:

(C/o JCI Manilena) Primo Media, 3F, 94 A Rita St, Brgy Batis, San Juan City

JCI Philippines announcement:

CTIVATING OPLAN KAAGAPAY

Greetings, JCI Philippines. Let us join hands and unite during this time of need. We are now accepting donations in kind for the victims of typhoon lando. They need canned goods, blankets, clothing and medicines.
Official drop off points:

1. SAN JUAN:

Filoil flying V arena, Santolan Road brgy Corazon de Jesus San Juan

2. MANDALUYONG:

GA Towers, edsa cor boni ave Mandaluyong

3. VALENZUELA:

WIN Action Center, MacArthur Highway, Malinta, Valenzuela City

Note: it is best to collect from your chapters/areas and send them to our drop offs in boxes and not sorted. The official drop off will be the one repacking it so that it would be equally sorted.
Beneficiaries will be Area 1 with priority to the most affected to the least affected places

For more information, you may contact:
Danielle Lee

2014 JCI Oplan Kaagapay National Chairman

Acting 2015 National Chairman

Mobile: 0917-5713800

Thank you and lets do the JCI PHILIPPINES!!!
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SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN No. 13

FOR: TYPHOON “‪#‎LandoPH‬”

TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING

ISSUED AT 5:00 AM, 18 OCTOBER 2015 by www.gov.ph

(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today)

Typhoon “LANDO” has made landfall over Casiguran, Aurora and has remained almost stationary.

Estimated rainfall amount is from heavy to intense within the 600 km diameter of the typhoon.

Fisherfolk are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon, Visayas and the northern and eastern seaboard of Mindanao.

Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over provinces under PSWS #1 while those under PSWS #2, #3 and #4 will have stormy weather. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Storm surge may reach to a maximum of 3 – 4 meters in Aurora and neighboring provinces.

Wave height in open sea may reach up to 14 meters or higher.

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JCI Alabang wins the Best New Local Organization in the 2015 Metro Area Awards

Best New LO Chapter in the 2015 Metro Area Awards

JCI Alabang won the Best New Local Organization (LO/ Chapter) in the recently concluded Metro Area Awards last September 5, 2015. The newly revived chapter also received three merit awards including Most Oustanding Project Chairman for VP Lester Baes, Best Civic Involvement Award for Stairway to Haven, and the Best International Development Award for Books N’ Roses: An International Partnership with JCI Barcelona.

Awards received:
Golden Titan – Major Award
1) Best New Local Organization (LO) – Building a Strong JCI Alabang

Merit Awards
1) Most Outstanding Project Chairman – Lester “POGIE” Baes – POsitivity and Great Initiatives Exemplified
2) Best Civic Involvement Award – Stairway to Haven
3) Best International Development Award – Books N’ Roses: An International Partnership with JCI Barcelona

Winning the Golden Titan means JCI Alabang have bested the 33+ chapters of the Metro Area. The Merit Award is for second place. The awards are given by JCI Philippines to recognize and to honor outstanding achievements in the fulfillment of the purpose of JCI by Local Organizations or individuals. Learn more about the awards by reading the JCI Philippines Awards Manual 2015.

This is the second year that the flagship program, Stairway to Haven, won a Metro Area Award. Last year, it won the Golden Titan for Best Civic-Involvement Award.

Thank you to all our JCI and non-JCI partners, supporters, and fans for all the support. We wish to thank the following:
1) Metro Area Vice President and JCI Philippines National President-Elect, Steve Tycangco, for all the support from the start of the JCI Alabang revival last year.
2) Regional Vice President Chai Talag, who has been a ready guide and supporter for our projects
3) Revival mentor group: NP Christine Ponce-Garcia, Metro AVP Lyn Manansala, RVP Hubert Cua, JCI Manila VP Carlo Galaritta, JCI Manila VP Pat Te-Seng – who have believed in us from the start and have been instrumental in the revival of the chapter
4) Batch Legacy and Batch Tides Presidents – who are always willing to lend an ear and support our various undertakings
5) Muntinlupa Government Partners: Mayor Jaime Fresnedi and Muntinlupa City, Chairman Ruben Baes and Barangay Ayala Alabang, and the Rotary Club of Alabang

There are too many of you to mention.

Congratulations to the 2015 JCI Alabang Board of Directors and members for this achievement!

Congratulations to the hardworking 2105 Board of Directors and members for these recognition. Kudos to the Areacon Bid Team lead by SG KC Ang for the great writeups. They say you miss 100% all the shots you don’t take. Let’s go for more awards in the National Convention! The next deadline is on Sep 18.

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A Successful JCI Got Heart: Be a Hero on Heroes Day

Got Heart: Be a Hero on Heroes Day

Muntinlupa, Philippines — The thirty-three chapters of JCI Metro Area banded together in Barangay Sucat to implement one of the biggest medical/dental/surgical missions and children’s activities in JCI Metro Manila– 2,000 individuals in half a day. More than 50 doctors, 12 dentists, and dozens of healthcare workers were tapped from St. Luke’s QC, PGH, Asian Hospital, Muntinlupa Health Office, Barangay Sucat Health Office, and Magallanes Skin and Wellness Clinic. Specializations in the following fields were present: surgery, rheumatology, pulmonology, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, family medicine and many more.

As the JCI value states, “Service to humanity is the best work of life.”

JCI Alabang President Aimee Flordeliza shared, “the Got Heart event was an example how JCI can bring great impact to the world. Imagine how much better our society will be if more people choose to become heroes in their daily lives. Banding the 30+ chapter of JCI Metro Area for this project was not possible without the leadership of Metro South RVP Chai Talag and the support of AVP Steve, RVP Nazh, RVP Jan, RVP Lynn, all the Batch Legacy Presidents, Batch Tides, and JCI friends.”

A JCI pharmacy was setup to dispense free medicine and vitamins to the participants. Donated medicine and vitamins from Ritemed, The Generics Pharmacy, and Unilab were dispensed through the efforts of JCI Makati Princess Urduja, JCI Valenzuela, JCI Fort Bonifacio Taguig City, and JCI Alabang. The Metro Area group also bought medicines to ensure that the served patients follow the correct course of treatment for their maladies. The whole JCI Metro Area manned this challenging section.

The Unilab mobile lab and X-ray bus was present to give results. There were 77 chest x-rays, 34 urinalysis, and 30 ECG test results. We are thankful to JCI Manila for tapping this.

Free reading glasses were given by Muntinlupa Councilor Robert Baes and JCI Mandaluyong.

A team of surgeons led by Dr. Lester Suntay did the Surgical Mission: Operation Bukol. They performed minor surgeries to a lot of patients. Dr. Lester Suntay heeded the call of JCI Alabang as a former member, now kagawad in Barangay Ayala Alabang.

While waiting, various talks on health by Operation Gray (Diabetes Screening), Cleft Lip/ Palate Screening, jobs by TESDA, breastfeeding session were done.

The Philippine Association of Private School Dentists and the Hapee mobile dental clinic was there to cater to 300 children in need of tooth extraction. For the children, the kids had Books N’ Roses. Paper rose-making and storytelling as part of Books N’ Roses was done, celebrating the Feast of St George.

The JCI Marikina Marikit and JCI Manilenas lead a dance group to keep the crowd entertained. This was important for crowd control.

Since Barangay Sucat is on top of a fault line, the MMDA Disaster Preparedness unit was present to share how to prepare for disasters. They brought the earthquake simulator to let the residents see how strong a 7-magnitude earthquake can go.

Lead by JCI Alabang, JCI Paranaque Asinderas and JCI Paranaque Pambato, the 90-strong JCI volunteers gathered support and made the JCI Got Heart: Be a Hero a memorable one. The doctors were tapped by JCI Makati Princess Urduja, JCI Alabang, and JCI Makati. JCI Paranaque Pambato provided logistical support. The Dentists were tapped by JCI Paranaque Asinderas. Chapters that participated in Books N’ Roses were JCI QC Diamante, JCI San Juan Dambana, JCI Pateros Balut, JCI San Juan Pinaglabanan, JCI Fort Bonifacio Taguig City, JCI Alabang, and JCI Manilena. The health talks were tapped by the JCI Rizal Region, and JCI Perlas Pasay. JCI Marilao Marilag, JCI Manila, JCI FBTC and the host chapters provided the much needed manpower support.

Congratulations to the core team led by Chairman Lester Baes and Dr Emy and co-host presidents, Pres Aimee, Pres Jeamie and Pres Ian! Congratulations to the BOD and members of JCI Alabang, JCI Paranaque Asinderas, and JCI Paranaque Pambato for all the hard work in the past few days!

Thanks again to all the Got Heart Superheroes for your cooperation, initiative and, most of all, heroism. We are proud to be part of Metro Area and to be working with all of you.

Partial list of sponsors and partners
St Luke’s SAGIP BAYAN
Philippine General Hospital
Mu Sigma Phi Sorority Dr. Belle Siasoco
Mu Sigma Phi Sorority Dr. Evelyn Osio-Salido
Mu Sigma Phi Sorority Dr. Sammy Tanzo
Mu Sigma Phi Sorority Dr. Julie Gabat
Hapee
Philippine Association of Private School Dentists – Cavite Chapter
Philippine Association of Private School Dentists Dr. Yolanda Pasol
Unilab
TESDA, Muntinlupa City Technical Institute Francisco A. Santella OIC Director
Operation Gray Macneil Macabuac
Operation Gray Sandie Ona
Operation Cleft Lip and Palate Screening
Sucat Elementary School Ms. Marissa Andanza Principal
Barangay Sucat Engr. Metong Sevilla Barangay Chairman
Muntinlupa City Atty. Jaime Fresnedi Mayor
Muntinlupa City Hon. Artemio A. Simundac Vice Mayor
Muntinlupa City Hon. Robert P. Baes Councilor
Muntinlupa City Atty. Raul R. Corro Councilor
Muntinlupa City Neptali S. Santiago Councilor
City Health Office Magdalena C. Meana, MD, MPH City Health Officer
Sucat Health Center Rowena R. Tan, MD Head
Barangay Ayala Alabang Hon. Ruben P. Baes Barangay Chairman
Ophthalmologist, Dr. Levi San Buenaventura
Ophthalmologist, Dr. Jose Ricardo G. Diaz
Dermatologist, Olivia Flordeliza-De Jesus, MD, DPDS
Cardiologist Dr. Jeffrey De Jesus
Surgery Mission: Project Bukol Dr. Lester Suntay
MMDA General Manager Undersecretary Corazon Jimenez
MMDA Action City Officer – Paranaque Mr. Edgardo Palmiano
MMDA Action City Officer – Muntinlupa Ms. Sally Fugen
The Generics Pharmacy Ms. Rissa Chua

Photo Credits: Dr Emy Cua, RTD Abraham Ison, Pres Karen Romarate, Maedie Valenzuela, Ley Veses, Pres Jeamie Salvatierra

Got Heart: Be Hero on Heroes DayAug 30, 2015 – Sucat Elementary School, Muntinlupa#GotHeart #GotHeartBeaHero #JCI #JCIMetroArea#JCIMetroSouth #JCIAlabang #JCIParanaquePambato #JCIParanaqueAsinderas

Posted by JCI Alabang on Sunday, August 30, 2015

Got Heart: Be Hero on Heroes Day
Aug 30, 2015 – Sucat Elementary School, Muntinlupa

#GotHeart #GotHeartBeaHero #JCI #JCIMetroArea
#JCIMetroSouth #JCIAlabang #JCIParanaquePambato #JCIParanaqueAsinderas

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Kwansei Gakuin University Visits Haven for Children

Kwansei Gakuin Visit

A group of Kwansei Gakuin University students visited Haven for Children, Muntinlupa last last Aug. 27, 2015. Prof Masakazu Sakaguchi led the eight students to have a cultural exchange session with the kids in Haven.

The development studies students taught the kids to do a Japanese dance and made japanese-style fans. There was also a rock-paper-scissors playoff. Simple snacks were shared with the kids after an afternoon of activities.

The group also gave some gifts to Haven for Children, including a monetary gift that Haven for Children will use for the upcoming Family Day.

Professor Sakaguchi and the Kwansei Gakuin students were in the Philippines for a trek with ADB. The students chose to visit Haven for Children for a cultural exchange and JCI Alabang helped coordinate to make this happen.

Professor Sakaguchi said, “We are very happy with the visit to Haven for Children. I plan to return here next year with a different set of students. Thank you JCI Alabang for making this possible.”

JCI Alabang President Aimee Flordeliza said, “Cultural exchange with Japan is usually limited to those privileged who can afford to travel to Japan. Thank you to Sakaguchi-san and the Kwansei Gakuin students for taking the time to visit Haven for Children.”

Congratulations to the JCI Alabang project chairman Andre Oblepias and project member Francis Villanueva for a job well done!

Kwansei Gakuin University Visits Haven for ChildrenAug 27, 2015 – Haven for Children

Posted by JCI Alabang on Friday, August 14, 2015

Kwansei Gakuin University Visits Haven for Children
Aug 27, 2015 – Haven for Children