Monday, September 30, 2013

Book launching for a cause: RealLife - stories of ordinary Filipinos with extraordinary lives

Last Thursday (September 26), Tita Dolly Palisada sent me a message on Facebook about the launching of her book. At first I thought she was inviting me just because I knew that she was working on a book. When she asked me to prepare a short speech, that's when I realized that my story is also included. WOW! She interviewed me for The News Today earlier this year but I didn't know that it was for her book as well.

Here it is:

The 10 stories are:

Pagpag for Breakfast (story of Ramil Sustento) & Box of Dreams (story of Nene)
Take a peek into everyday life in Metro Manila's poorest communities. Do their choices justify their appalling condition?

Leaving This Home is Water Under the Bridge (story of Lilia Dalmacio)
What kind of mother would allow her children to sleep with a literal bridge over their heads?

Journey On A Wheelchair (story of Gaspar Salem)
Born without hands and feet, Gaspar Salem of Zamboanga City dreams big -- going to college and having his own business. But with war in the city, his limitations, can he?

A Heart for Animals (story of Renee Tupas Leoness from South Cotabato)
Renee Tupas Leoness is a Filipino working in Thailand takes on an unlikely cause -- animals. Will she be their voice?

Story of Hope In Singapore (Dahlia Rivera Supnad -an OFW in Singapore who is from Bacolod) & Let's Meet Jamie (Jamie del Rosario Martinez)
A tale of two women whose personal circumstances and life's lessons pushed them to pursue happiness for others.

Life Must Go On (my story :)
Kcat Yarza, who has Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors on nerve tissues, still walks in stride and looks forward to what life has to offer.

The Heart of What We Do
This small charity has a big heart, but why did Workshops@IbaPa Charities Inc. chose the inmates of Iwahig Penal Colony as their beneficiary for Summer Pamasko Project? 
Kaeskwela is taking leaps and bounds to send school supplies and books to the hinterlands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao for the poor school children in public elementary schools. Find out how they do it.
Come and join us in celebrating the "Real Life" of ordinary Filipinos living extraordinary lives. I'm inviting you to the book launching on October 19, 2013 - Saturday to be held at UP Bahay Kalinaw.

Part of the proceeds will go to Workshops@IbaPa Charities, Inc. & for the renovation of Project 8 Christian Alliance Fellowship Center.

I'll be posting where you can purchase the book after the launch ;)

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