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How to Extend Help to Victims of Typhoon Sendong December 19, 2011

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You can send cash, cheque and in kind food items, drinking water, used clothing, blankets, medicines, cash and what you have to the following instrumentalities:

1. Rural Missionaries of the Philippines


2. Philippine Red Cross (PRC)

Online and Cash/Kind Donation Details HERE.

3. Xavier University-Atene de Cagayan


>4. National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP)


5. Iligan Bloggers Society


6. ABS-CBN Foundation


7. GMA Kapuso Foundation


8. Department of Social Welfare and Development

Volunteers are needed at DSWD Cagayan de Oro (Masterson Road, Upper Carmen) to repack and deliver relief goods. Call 09066150095 @DSWDserve

9. The Oblate Missionary Foundation (OMF)

Email: oblate.missionaryfoundation@gmail.com
Call or text: 0644212652/ 09177204604/ 09228366422
You can send food items, drinking water, used clothing, blankets, medicines, cash and what you have to the following dropping centers.

10. Panday Bulig Relief and Rehabilitation Center

Tabang Mindanao Center 12th-22nd streets, Nazareth 9000 Cagayan de Oro CityT/F: +63 (88) 856 6413E: pandaybulig@gmail.com(look for Ms. Beryl Tranco)
Rural Missionaries of the Philippines
Northern Mindanao Sub-Region Room 01, Kalinaw Lanao Center0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde9200 Iligan CityT/F: +63 223 5179E: rmpnmr@gmail.comW: http://www.rmp-nmr.org(look for Ms. Ida Melody Bucog)

11. StartArt Project drop center in Metro Manila

10A Alabama st New Manila Quezon City
Mobile:+63926 7112450
For cash donations: Bank of the Philippine Islands Quezon Avenue branch, 9200 Iligan City, Philippines – account number: 009359-1348-08, Swift Code: BOPIPHMM, Account Name and Address: RMP-NMR Inc.

12. University of Santo Tomas Tulong Tomasino

Bro. Carly Rey C. Canto: +639163611936
Bro. Christian Dale E. Dakila: +639276016286

13. De La Salle Greenhills

Donations in cash and kind can be received at Gate 2 of La Salle Green Hills at 343 Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550. You may also call any of the following telephone numbers for further inquiries:
Aluimni Office — 721-2729, 722-7750, 725-4720
Grade School Principal — 721-2482
High School Principal — 721-8914
Buildings and Grounds Office — 721-8904 (Telefax)

14. Ateneo de Manila University

The Ateneo de Manila University-School of Government and Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership will be accepting in-kind donations of clothes, slippers, blankets, bottled water, toiletries and ready to eat food starting tomorrow until Wednesday, 10am to 10pm at the Ateneo School of Government, Fr. Ortiz Hall, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila, QC. La Sallian Mission Office — 726-5851 (Telefax)

15. LBC Foundation

You may send your donation in cash or in kind at any LB Branches nationwide or call hotline (632) 858 5999. LBC will deliver relief goods for free.

16. The Philippine Daily Inquirer

Inquirer office, 1098 Chino Roces Ave. at Mascardo and Yague Streets, Makati City.
Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Help Fund’s Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) current account No. 4951-0067-56, under the name Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc.For inquiries, call PDI corporate affairs at 8978808 and ask for Bianca Kasilag or Connie Kalagayan.

17. All 7-Eleven Stores

18. All Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshops

19. Citizens Disaster Response Center: Metrobank (Examiner Branch) Account No. 636-3-63600741-3

20. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines: 4/F FSS Building Annex, 89 Scout Castor, Bgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City

21. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan: 1 Maaralin cor. Matatag Streets, Bgy. Central, Quezon City | 4359151

22. Los Banos, Laguna: SAKBAYAN/UPLB Kaiban Relief Center, Vega Mall, College, Laguna


Artists’ ARREST statement on the censorship of the Kulô exhibit at the CCP August 9, 2011

Posted by pilibustero in Arts & Culture, Politics & Society.
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At his point, any defense or attack of the artwork “Poleteismo” by Mideo Cruz is already moot and academic because it will always be subjective and it runs the danger of keeping our attention away from the more pressing concern at hand. We say this because, as it happens, the debate surrounding the artwork has been focused largely on its artistic and moral merits at the expense of calling our attention to what we think are more disturbing actions: the demand of a certain faction of the Catholic church for the resignation of the CCP officials; the vandalism of the artwork and in effect the CCP gallery in which it is in exhibit; and the decision of the CCP to close the exhibit.

People have come to the extent of calling the CCP an antichrist and Mideo a demon and the forum intended as a discussion about the exhibit turned into a rhetorical riot. But on the brighter side, some people have managed to intelligently either defend the artist’s work or attack it both based on well-placed intentions to serve the people and defend social values they think are in peril. These actions are very much welcome and acceptable. Cruz himself categorically stated that he is welcome to criticisms. And we should encourage these criticisms and discussions if only to come to the most humane and useful appraisal and attitude towards the artwork. But at the moment, there is no reason to actually evict it out of the CCP gallery or, much worse, to destroy it.

That everybody is allowed to his or her opinion is a given in this situation. In the same respect that Cruz exercised his freedom of expression in his artwork which many find sickening and offending, everybody is welcome to express their opposition and even disgust to Cruz’s work up to the extent that it is constitutional and non-violent. At this point, Cruz is in fact already subject to gnashing criticisms by those who find his work offensive and they are very much free to expose or depict it for whatever farce or travesty that they think it is—in writing, through art, or even public assembly. The half-successful attempt of an unidentified man and woman to destroy the artwork of Cruz by defacing it and setting it on fire, albeit failed, however, is beyond acceptable. For one, it already constitutes criminal intent and ramifications not simply because it destroyed Cruz’s private property. Trying to set it on fire could’ve also burned the gallery or even the entire CCP. It is pretty much like “tirang pikon” as we say in Filipino. READ FULL STATEMENT HERE.

Ref: Artists Arrest Facebook