Puto Mula sa Puso Para HAPI Tayong Lahat

Posted by Dwengster | Posted on May 7, 2020

Puto Mula sa Puso Para HAPI Tayong Lahat

Written by Dweng Bulaclac
May 5, 2020
Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Last May 1, HAPI Kids Project Coordinators Jamie del Rosario-Martinez and Liberty Dedicatoria provided five hundred (500) rice cakes, locally called puto, to be distributed to the local community in Alabang, Muntinlupa. These rice cakes were labelled with a very colorful and jovial tagline “Don’t worry, be HAPI” so those we would receive this simple gift would have a reason to smile.

About one hundred (100) pieces of rice cakes were handed over to the children of Purok 7C as with their guardians while four hundred (400) pieces were distributed all over the Alabang highway to all Muntinlupa frontliners and checkpoint personnel from Barangay Alabang to Tunasan area. The rice cakes were made by a Purok 7C mother whose child is a leukemia patient. HAPI’s Founder and kind-hearted sponsor Marissa Torres-Langseth donated the funds to help the mother have an additional income.

As some of the volunteers said,

“Ako po si Liberty Dedicatoria, Ako po ay isa sa nag-aasikaso tuwing magkakaroon ng feeding program dito sa lugar ng 7C Alabang. Dito rin po ako naninirahan kasamaang iba pang volunteers. Masaya po kami na nagagawa namin ito sa kabila ng krisis na hinaharap ng ating bansa (covid-19). Kahit medyo kabado kami, nananatili pa rin ang kagustuhan sa aming mga puso na makatulong kahit sa maliit na paraan ang pamimigay ng puto na sponsored ng aming Mudrakelles (Ms M).”

“Ako po si Myca Cuison na nakatira sa 7C Ilaya St. Alabang. Nagpapasalamay po ako sa mga nagsisilbing tulay para kahit papaano po ay mahatiran kami ng tulong. Salamat po kina Ate Roselyn, Ate Jhing, Ate Jamie, at sa HAPI.”

“Ako po si Roselyn Romero, isa po ako sa tumutulong sa pagpapa-feeding nila Ate Jamie at Ate Jhing para sa mga bata sa lugar namin. Salamat po at isa ang lugar namin sa napili ninyong tulungan. Malaking bagay po ang ipinamimigay ninyo sa mga kabataan namin dito lalo na po at mayroon tayong sakit na kumakalat. Salamat po.”

Based on the genuine smiles of those who received the rice cakes, this simple effort was truly worth it.

Jamie del Rosario-Martinez and Liberty Dedicatoria are HAPI’s Project Coordinators for the HAPI Kids Nutrition Program based in Purok 7C in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

 

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About The Author

Dee Bulaclac

An NGO practitioner for almost two decades, Dee Bulaclac is a humanist and equal rights advocate who wants to promote critical thinking skills through education, civilized discussions and having a resolute voice in the darkness. Currently he is also HAPI’s Chief Finance Officer and Brand Specialist.

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