Thursday, October 17, 2013

HaloHalo Win In Luneta

Fun and games with friends (cute and scary alike!) at Mabuhay Restop this Saturday, October 19. Wear your best Filipino-inspired costumes and win prizes from Columbia and ManilArt 2013! 

Time: 2pm-5pm
Venue: Mabuhay Restop, South Drive Area II, Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila

1. Complete the registration/reservation form via
2. You will receive an email for payment instructions. All payment must be made via bank deposit within three days upon registration.
3. Email the bank deposit slip to us at
4. You will receive a confirmation email along with your e-ticket.
5. Present your e-ticket during the event.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Caritas Manila Buy and Give Expo

Caritas Manla is celebrating 60 years of living faith in its social mission. 

Wednesday, October 09, 2013


What is Segunda Mana?

Literally, the term means "secondhand". But in this case, Segunda Mana,also known as Caritas in Kind, is a fund-raising project that collects items you don't need—used or unused—which have value and may be sold. It was launched on October 27,2007 by Caritas Manila. Proceeds from the sale of donated items will fund Caritas Manila's programs for the poor.

Segunda Mana is inspired by the spirituality of stewardship. As a way of life, stewardship challenges all of us to serve others using the gifts we have received. Since everything we have comes from God, our attitude must not only consist of gratitude but also of a deep sense of especially for those who are most in need.

What can you donate?

Giving usually means sharing what is precious to us. But with Segunda Mana, you can help by giving what you don't need anymore, because what is no longer useful to you may still be valuable to others. Segunda Mana allows you to free up space in the workplace or home while helping those most in need at the same time.

Segunda Mana accepts the following items:

- OLD ITEMS that can still be used
- USED ITEMS that still have value

For inquiries and assign for pick-up items you want to donate, you may call them at (632) 564-0205 to 562-0020 to 25 or email us at and

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Caritas Margins

Caritas Manila markets the products of its urban poor partners under the Caritas Margins label as well as paintings by inmates it supports under the Caritas Restorative Justice Program. This way, it helps its urban poor partners and families of prisoners augment their income and improve their quality of life. Proceeds from the sales of the Caritas Margins products also support the Caritas scholarship program, the Youth and Servant Leadership and Education Program.

“Margins” was coined from “marginalized”, referring to groups who are neglected, deprived, ignored; in other words, the poor. The “Caritas Margins” label was registered with the Intellectual Property of the Philippines (IPP) in year 2011. It is an offshoot of the Skills Training Program of Caritas Manila, which has conducted various trainings on crafting fashion accessories, production of herbal soaps, perfume, medicinal ointments and homecare products and food processing & commercial cooking for the benefit of its urban poor partners since year 2009. To date, a total of 32,937 urban poor partners have acquired livelihood skills from these trainings, which have been put to practical use in their products and services.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of Caritas Margins products:

1. Paintings – Artworks by prisoners in the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. The artist inmates typically use acrylic or oil to express their creativity and imagination, depicting still life, nature and religious images.
2. Knotted Rosary –the knotted rosaries are intricately crafted also by inmates in the National Bilibid Prison.
3. Bakya and sandals – Made from dried water lilies abundant in the Laguna de Bay, these are handcrafted by women from Cupang, Muntinlupa City.
4. Bead Products – Made from beads in various designs, these bags, coin purse, wallets, pen holders and rosaries are produced by the urban poor partners trained by Caritas Manila through its Livelihood Program.
5. Bags –These are bags sewn by men and women from Tondo, Manila out of recycled denim, katsa, jute bags and tarpaulin. There are also bags and other items crafted from recycled papers by inmates in San Juan City jail.
6. Mr. Bean bear and other stuffed toys – Stuffed toys sewn from denim by men and women from Tondo, Manila
7. Home Care Products – products such as dishwashing liquid, hand soap and detergent powder are being manufactured by Caritas Youth Servant Leaders and other partners, under the supervision of a volunteer licensed chemist.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia recently unveiled the Nokia Lumia 1020 in the Philippines, the smartphone that sets a new benchmark in smartphone imaging.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera thanks to Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including a second generation 41 megapixel sensor, six lens Carl Zeiss optics with optical image stabilization – allowing people to capture, edit and share professional quality photos and videos.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Visit Malaysia 2014

visit malaysia year 2014 logoMalaysia has announced that next year, 2014, is Visit Malaysia Year. The target is to achieve 28 million visitors next year. But have you seen the logo? The logos below are the official Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (or VMY14) logo with two different versions – blue and white background color. 

Saturday, October 05, 2013


Women drivers in Las PiƱas were given an education session in safer driving and car maintenance recently as part of a series of Goodyear Women With Drive workshops making their way around the Philippines to promote road safety.

The Goodyear Hi-PerformanceCenter in Alabang played host to some two dozen female motorists who learned the basics of vehicle and tire care along with tips on responsible driving from the TRSDefensiveDrivingAcademy. The session began with a discussion of vehicle parts that included fluids, electricals, belts, hoses, wipers and tires. A module on driving techniques for wet and dry weather and car maintenance basics then preceded a more practical session which found participants identifying under body parts, observing how engines work and changing tires.