Posts Tagged ‘My Shelter Foundation


Third Serving of adobo: The Return of adobo Run After Dark

One of the most fun races of last year is back, adobo Run After Dark, now on its third year.  Like last year, it is set to be a Halloween party with a run and, as the name implies, a night race.  Here are the details:

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Bike to Light: Deliver 10,000 Bottle Lights to Filipino Homes

On November 30, 2011, take part in a monumental campaign to deliver light to thousands of homes in Metro Manila.  Join hundreds of bikers to help bring 10,000 solar bottle bulbs from Camp Aguinaldo to the historical Pinaglabanan Shrine, where they will be distributed amongst volunteers and installed in 30 communities.

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Costume Crisis

Halloween is almost here, one of the “newest” and most enjoyable western tradition assimilated with our own. For kids, it’s much ado about the “trick-or-treat”-ing, but for the kids at heart, it’s about the costumes and parties! It’s fun just thinking about it, but I have a problem–I don’t have a costume yet!

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Featured Race: The Bottle School Run

The work of social entrepreneurs is to use innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems.  This year, a critical agenda is when a million young school children’s education was disrupted and the loss of 2,800 pre-school classrooms to the typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.*  Instead of a limited donor model, we would want to ask you to become the first to use the popular running activity to create an community based, people-empowered solution.

Together, we will be building the first soda PET bottle school in the country to replace and rebuild a damaged school in Taguig.  Using a donation of two bottles with a 1.5 or 2 liter size of any soda brand, and your running fee, we will be able to use the bottles as hollow blocks and the money for materials and cement.

THE BOTTLE SCHOOL RUN is a sustainable and empowered system that can be replicated anywhere in the country, and we just need you to help us start.  If before you run for a singlets, for time, for a cause, then this time run for something different, a solution that can change the world.

When: June 13, 2010, 5AM
Where: Bonifacio Global City
Distances: 10K, 5K, 3K
Participants: those who want to make a difference
Registration: P200 for 3K and P300 for 5K and 10K with two empty 1.5 or 2 liter PET bottles (on event date).  Registration starts May 27, 2010 at Planet Sports Trinoma, Market Market, and Alabang branches and ROX Bonifacio High Street.  On-site registration (9th Ave. corner 28th St. Bonifacio Global City) is open on Saturday, June 12, 2010, form 4PM to 7PM; and on race day 3AM to 4:30AM.  You may download the registration form here.

This event is presented by The Department of Education, City of Taguig, My Shelter Foundation, Pepsi, Insular Life and Cecon.

We hope that you can be part of this run.  It is so much about you as it is about the people you are helping in a concrete way, not in a hand out, but in an empowered way so that they can continue to be a sustainable part of the solution long after funds from this event are invested in the pioneer build.

* World Bank

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Ateneo’s Collegiate Society of Advertising (COSA) will be having its first-ever Fun Run on January 24, 2010 (Sunday) at the Ateneo campus grounds called, “RUN AGAINST THE ELEMENTS: Ateneo COSA Fun Run 2010” (3/5/10K) with our slogan: Stand Up to Climate Change for the benefit of Illac Diaz’s project, Design Against the Elements, an international design competition that responds to the call for social and climate adaptation by building sustainable homes.  This was launched to international architects last June 16, 2009 at the Institute of International Education (IIE) at the United Nations Plaza in New York with the support of the IIE, the Philippine Consulate, Gov. LRay Villafuerte, Gawad Kalinga, United Architects of the Philippines and My Shelter Foundation.

Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Assembly Time: 5:00AM
Location: Ateneo de Manila University campus grounds
Assembly Area: Blue Eagle Gym
Registration Fee: P350.

Illac Diaz united 47 Pinoy rock artists together to join his campaign.  The end result is “Stand Up” which was officially released to the public at a press conference last October 29, 2009 at the Alliance Française de Manille.

“Climate change is real. Addressing climate change requires a mix of mitigation and adaptation.  This requires more mitigation for industrialized countries and more adaptation for developing countries.  This can be translated into one simple scenario:  While the industrialized world continues to send up tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, whether or not we blur the amounts through carbon credits, hopes are fading for those who will be receiving the sharp end of the Damocles sword; the developing world.  The urgency is to realize that this is not going to stop at 350ppm, or even double at 600ppm, the Philippines has to realize that despite all the petitions and feel good campaigns of dreams for a climate stabilized world, real solutions need to be done.  We have to get to the part where we learn to start dealing with this.  The country is located right beside the warmest parts of the ocean that is in the perfect storm of vulnerable coastlines, intense winds, and an observation of growing dumping of large amounts of rain.  We need to live in a world where climate will hit the poorest of the poor first, regardless of where they live, it will test our resiliency as a city, as a village, as a community, and specially as a people.  This song is dedicated to the awareness that dealing with one ONDOY is not the victory, but a climate of change will be the battle of this generation.” – Illac Diaz

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