I Volunteered at DSWD and here’s What I’ve Discovered and You MUST TOO!


Just a few hours and we bid goodbye for 2016 and so excited to welcome 2017 with open arms and amazing parties with overflowing champagnes, extravagant fireworks, and hoping for the best the next day.

Ahhh while writing this post, I couldn’t helped to remember all the blessings I’ve got for this year.
Big or small, it ALL MATTERS ON ME! And I could say that I am truly blessed – I might be hailing it with some glitz and glam literally, as I always what that feeling EXCLUSIVE – like YES I AM DEFINITELY HAILING IT from the inside of my chest, and sharing it maybe with some few people.

Yeah it was an amazing 2016 for me, with lots of glitz and glam sharing my stories with you and I am very much thankful that even if most of my post recently are quite long and personally (and yes some mixed with a little kind of rant with class) yet you my lovely readers all over the world are still here… still reading, some even shared my posts to your friends (THANK YOU VERY MUCH!) and I am truly grateful.

Okay, before I log-off tonight to celebrate the New Year’s Eve privately (okay actually I might not log-off totally, but I will try lol) I would like to share you what I did yesterday, one of the spontaneous decisions that I made and I considered very fruitful, in a sense that it is very rewarding inside and out.

And have a much more deeper meaning, more than what I’ve did for the past 12 months.

On the 29th of December and am still in the office, and I am so glad that I’ve ready to close my work laptop. Before I hit the shut-down button, I suddenly thought our brothers and sisters in the southern part of Luzon, and how I wish that they are all alright (or somehow trying to feel alright) after the tragic devastation of Typhoon Nina (with international name Nock-ten) to numerous provinces that leads to the wreckage of livelihood of hundreds of thousands of people. And yes, I truly understand that kind of feeling, as I grew-up surviving with those many super typhoon for years and even now (thank God my family is okay, but yes we will definitely do some construction this January, hahaha).

It was hard when you in that situation. You won’t feel the pain during the moment… but you will definitely feel it, and its reality of its aftermath hours after that very moment.

And once you have released that pain and sadness of loss, good thing about our brothers and sisters because they are really tough. They are survivors. With a very high resilience factor and I truly applaud that.

Ahh, 10 years have indeed passed since the last super typhoon that also destroyed my community in 2006. I was living back then in Legazpi City, enjoying my knitting session inside my apartment and not minding the heavy rains and the typhoon announced as I’m already used to these weather, when suddenly I realized Typhoon Reming (with international name Durian) is different.

When I checked my apartment outside, flood is already high up to my chin (my community was never been flooded ever before) and I forced to remove myself swimming in the sea of mocha-colored water, evacuating to my landlord’s second floor apartment, staying there for a night until the typhoon has gone.

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I felt numbed that day. And I felt more sorry with our pet cats who are feeling so could with their kitties. (Well they survived don’t worry :D )

The next day, with the sun glaring so bright with a very clear blue sky like nothing’s happen – you’ll see the reality: WRECKAGE EVERYWHERE.

We’ve learned so many lessons… especially me. Stop procrastinating even it’s just a slight rain. You must have plans A,B and C.

During those sad days, I’ve managed to still wear that smile and volunteered repacking relief goods for the families of Albay, in partnership with Aquinas University.

We gathered as much students and volunteers and helped-out packing these goods, medicines and clothing.

And it’s a common sight to see some volunteers controlling those tears to show, and staying strong because we must.

Fast-forward, my community starts to go back to our normal lives in a week, and became months, and years! – Thanks for that strong resilience flowing in our veins like blood. That’s why I strongly believe that our brothers and sisters will survived and cope again, just like before or even much way better!



This year, I wasn’t there when Typhoon Nina happened. And sometimes I still have that feeling that I wished I was there to helped-out.

But am here in the city, and I thought I should do the best that I can to helped-out, that is just accessible to me.

So yeah, I phonedDSWD (Department of Social Welfare & Development) because I knew that will are needing many volunteers, and yesterday 30th of December, leaving my glitz and glam personality at home, and was in the cab heading to DSWD-NROC warehouse in Chapel Road, Pasay City Philippines.

I didn’t mind paying Php208.00 for my transportation as I need to reach my destination on time. And also because I don’t how to commute using the public transportation means, lol.

So after my quite heavy breakfast (as I know I will be working that day) and driving almost an hour to reach the warehouse, I arrived at 9:54AM and registered as a DSWD Volunteer!

I saw many volunteers also waiting for the instructions. Volunteers includes these teams of police under training, volunteers from the Philippine Navy Army, students and teachers volunteers from different schools, and some volunteer civilians (like moi). At 10:00AM we are headed to the second floor of the warehouse, inside their office to attend the orientation that lasted 30-minutes, guiding us what we will expect, and everything necessary.

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Volunteers will be given assignments for the day, and that is also according to the volunteers’ capability. If you are a volunteer below 18years-old it is encouraged that you are accompanied by your elders/parents to volunteer because let’s face it that shit happens sometimes.

But for volunteers 18 years old and above, you will be asked to sign a waiver stating the following:

(1) That you are knowingly, willingly and freely volunteer to perform any or all of the following   in connection with the disaster-response operations of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) at its National Resource Operations Center (NROC): repack food kits or relief goods, load and unload supplies, or operate machines.

(2) You understand that these activities involve risks that may result in physical injuries.

(3) You shall not old the DSWD or any of its personnel liable if you should suffer any physical injury while performing volunteer work.

I think that this is fair – you come in as a non-paid volunteer so make sure to also guard yourself at any harm. But if you are kind of person who are accustomed to sue somehow (ala cases in the American reality TV Judge Judy) then back-off.

DSWD are still looking for volunteers – either you are a local citizen or not, as long as you are physically and mentally fit then please contact their office because they need you help!

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At the back are thousands of boxes that we need to assemble for the FFP or Family Food Pack, or in a layman’s term – relief goods!

I've joined the volunteer group to help in packing the FFP boxes manually, but DSWD also have THE MECHANICAL PRODUCTION SYSTEM, a machine that do the packing in a faster mode. We are here to help the machine to achieve its quota on a specified time frame!

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DSWD-NROC, DSWD Manila, DSWD Volunteers, typhoon nina 2016, typhoon nock-ten

Volunteers lined in-two waiting for further instructions. DSWD have strict rules to implement and as a volunteer it is our obligation to employ those rules. This is not your typical classroom volunteer works, because this aims to save real lives.

During the orientation, our team captain mentioned to us that we are targeting more than 50,000 families and of course we need to delivery! So we are targeting to produce more Family Food Packs (or simply FFP or the oldie term, relief goods).

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We are aiming to produce the first option: FFP boxes that consists of the following: 6 kilos of rice, 4 cans of sardines, 6 sachets of instant coffee, and 4 cans of corned beef = all these in one box that is good for two (2) days. Each one family (1) family will received this boxes accordingly with the help our DSWD volunteers and employees and with local government unit currently deployed onsite.

So yesterday our assignment is the make sure we pack these in boxes in a well, good quality.

Making sure no spilling, no broken cans inside, no broken labels and best of all no expired goods inside. It’s forbidden!

Oh BTW, these supplies are came from the government’s budget, from the peoples’ taxes, and not from donation of some foreign agencies.

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The amazing part of volunteering is not only to get experience to be a volunteer-at-work, but also to meet new friends along the way! I had an opportunity to meet this group of teachers from Llano High School in Caloocan City Metro Manila. They are awesome teachers that gave their precious day volunteering at DSWD. They said that they had invited some of their co-teachers, unfortunately they couldn’t make it. Luckily they did! And I am truly lucky too to meet them. I’ve asked them if I could join their group as I am there solo, and they happily welcomed me.

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At around 10:30ish we arrived at the next warehouse were our batch of volunteers are assigned to repack these instant coffee in sachets. It was indeed overwhelming and soo exciting!

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DSWD-NROC, DSWD Manila, DSWD Volunteers, typhoon nina 2016, typhoon nock-ten

At first we are kind-of doing it slow because we are still familiarizing the technique, until we did it on and on and we managed to create our own reliable system to repack the coffee, hahaha teachers are really creative huh!

At 12:00noon it’s time for our lunch break and our group managed to repack 11 boxes. Yey!

We spent an hour of lunch break and DSWD office provided us some humble free lunch and drinks. We are satisfied, and even during lunch time, new batch of volunteers are coming! It is really great that there are many people willing to give time to help-out.

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After an hour lunch break, we went back to the warehouse and continue our work. We’ve managed to do it faster and at 2:55PM we’ve finished a total of 36 boxes!

At 3:00PM our team captain announced an afternoon break, and we headed back to the main warehouse to have a 15minutes snack break. Again, DSWD provided us free humble snacks and we happily enjoyed it. Ahh am telling you, you will never get hungry volunteering here at DSWD. They provide everything. They also have clean comfort rooms.

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Sometimes, making your hands dirty gives you a very rewarding feeling. Never mind those broken nail polishes because it’s easy to replaced, lol

Currently, DSWD operation is round the clock, 24/7 non-stop. So you may also come and be a night-shift volunteers!

After our afternoon break, our team captain changed our assignment and she let as help in assembling the FFP boxes in Warehouse H. We need to be more extra faster to assemble the boxes!

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In Warehouse H is where the final packing is being done. Some groups are assignment to weigh and pack the rice, another groups are assigned for packing the FFP contents and sealing the boxes.

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DSWD-NROC, DSWD Manila, DSWD Volunteers, typhoon nina 2016, typhoon nock-ten

Volunteers are responsible to make use that everything’s in good quality. Rice should be weighed in two bags, 3 kilos each to form the 6 kilos target weigh, bagging and making sure it is well sealed and no spilling.

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Kuya (big brother) is explaining to us how to assemble the boxes and the proper taping. Also we explained that all boxes MUST BE STAMPED WIT ITS EXPIRATION DATE, and no boxes shouldn’t be missed. Boxes will be stamped twice (expiration date is April 2018).

How do they determine the expiration date for the boxes?

Answer: The goods inside with the earliest expiration date is the date that should be stamped outside the boxes.


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So somebody is doing the stamping and others are assembling the boxes!

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Yeah am nailing it! I’m a PRO on assembling boxes!

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You know what? This is another way to get-off yourself online, turn-off your Spotify and chit-chat with fellow volunteers. Trust me it is really good and refreshing!

But you think these works are simple? Huh it is NOT! Now I pay huge respects to people who do manual boxing because it is really not that easy especially if you need to produce hundreds of thousands of boxes in a short period of time.

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Some groups of volunteers are doing the final packing of FFP and sealing it tightly read to deliver for our clients!

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And those boxes are being placed here after the inventory. Everyday 33 10-wheeler trucks are leaving the warehouse to deliver these FFP boxes!

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Tired yet Happy! I am honestly so glad that I became part on producing these FFP boxes and definitely I will visit the DSWD-NROC warehouse again very soon!

Watch my video clip in action!

Yesterday was such an another amazing experience for me to have an opportunity to help our brothers and sisters the way I can. It was Friday of 30th December, and I was spontaneously hail a cab and visit DSWD-NROC in Pasay City, to be a volunteer, helping these good people on packing the FFP (family food pack) for more than 50,000 families who are victims of the recent #TyphoonNina. I've learned a lot... from being patient, the humbleness of the people, and the eagerness to help, even it takes you travelling hours from your place to the warehouse. And I believe there are still many willing to help! DSWD-NROC operation is round the clock, 24/7 (as of this posting, volunteers are now going to have their 3:00AM snacks!) Everyone is invited to become a volunteer (18yo and above), either you are a local or non-local. More stories on my blog very soon! #dswd #volunteer #volunteerism #volunteerph #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #helpinghands #bloggeratwork #instagood #socialawareness
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Want to be a volunteer too? DSWD-NROC is in need of more volunteers!

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Call DSWD at (02) 556-0664 / (02) 511-1259 OR 0917-810-9950 and look for Mr. Riki Ong, and ask for a schedule! Volunteering is FREE and we encourage to tag your family, and amazing circle of friends to be part of this huge cause.

If you are a guest currently vacationing here in the Philippines, and you want to be part of the cause, feel free to contact DSWD and the contact numbers above. You are all welcome to help!

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Me and my marvelous group of teachers from Llano High School! Hey if they can do it, then you can do it too!


And before I kiss 2016 goodbye tonight, I knew that I made something more special than ever.

And I will definitely coming back :D



xoxo, Blair

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  1. Wow! I am so proud of you and thanks for sharing your journey with us.

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    1. I feel so humbled Sunshine. I will definitely going back to DSWD and spend my time there to help :)

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  2. It's really great to volunteer sometimes and give back to the society. Keep it up! :D

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    1. Thank you dear! I hope that I have inspired many and other bloggers out there to use their voice and extra little time to help our community.

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  3. What a lovely deed you did to close the year of 2016. If I could do it, I would love to volunteer my time / skills, too. Happy New Year and may 2017 be a good one for us.

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    1. Happy New Year Emily! I hope you ladies had a great celebration in any ways to had. Yeah my 2016 seems very fruitful and I am so glad that I made to volunteer before 2016 closes.

      I will continue to do it, because helping is the new black! Cheers for all of us!

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  4. So nice of you and the other people who were there to volunteer, I also hope to volunteer and help people in my own little ways someday.

    - much love, Mariel

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    1. Hello Mariel,

      You can also do it, like helping in the kitchen or teaching kids to read and write, etc.

      We are ONE is a community and let's support to be as ONE.

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  5. doing our part for those in need, no matter how small is always a good thing and a feel good thing....

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    1. I truly agree! Am also thinking of joining volunteer works when I have a chance to visit other countries soon, and add it to my travel itinerary while enjoying the cities. I guess it will be a great idea :D

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  6. Good job to you and this is meaningful thing. Keep it on.

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  7. I like to be volunteer as well! If got chance next time I want to join too!

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    1. Hello Jacqueline,

      Let me know when you visit Manila and would like to join volunteering at DSWD :)

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  8. Kudos to you! I wish more people do volunteer work for big causes like this :)

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    1. Thank you Nor! Yeah I hope that I have inspired my readers to volunteer too :)

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  9. Didn't know about this until I read your post, thanks for the info sharing :)

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    1. Thank you also for visiting my blog, Ivy :D

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  10. lovely actions! You are so kind and wish you all the best in 2017

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    1. Thank you Wai Yee, I also wish you all the best this year!

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  11. Great campaign and awareness.. You must be proud to be part of it!

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  12. Thank God for people like you. If everybody volunteers and helps the needy, our world would become a happier place to live in.

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    1. I agree. All will be happy, no jealousy, no greed, and we are all progressive. Ah I wish that too.

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  13. It's lovely that you volunteered dear - it is all certainly for a good cause :) Wishing you a Happy New Year and I am sure 2017 will be a blast as well.

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    1. Thank you dear! I also wish you a fantastic New Year and more luck!

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  14. Didnt know about this. Thanks for sharing babe. Such a lovely deed!

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    1. Thank you for visiting babe! You can do the same in your community. Any small good deeds matters :)

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  15. Definitely a great experience to volunteered at Dwsd! Thanks for the sharing too!

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    1. Hello Sharon,

      If you visit Philippines and wants to be a DSWD Volunteer, please let me know and I will join you :D

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  16. Great job! As a blogger, we can contribute a lot to the society. We too did one such volunteership recently.

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    1. Am so proud of you! Let's keep on helping our community in the ways that we can. :)

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  17. I am so proud of you dear, as you took it upon yourself to contribute back to your people...and I'm really sorry for what had happened to you previously...please do stay safe and be prepared at all times..

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    1. Thank you Yana.

      It feel so good to help and join the volunteer works especially to help these victims of tragedy, as I personally experienced it many times (which I am thankful too because it helps to strengthen my views in life). We've learned to survive and stand again, and just laugh at it because its part of life.

      I hope that many people will help too in any ways that they can. Little act of kindness matters.

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  18. You have a nice heart to end your year with a blast! May god bless you to more adventures you may take along the way :)

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    1. Thank you Aliza! I wish you all the best too this year :D

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  19. I love you posts on your volunteer experience. Such great pictures show insight on how volunteers work hard to help those in need. Great job!

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    1. Thank you Whitney.

      I do hope that I could inspire many readers around the globe to help with our community through volunteerism. A simple act of volunteerism just a huge impact, not only to the receiver but to your personal endeavor as well.

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  20. First of all, great job! So few people volunteer, and we really need more people out there doing this kind of work. Second, awesome pictures! You capture the whole experience so well. It is really wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Aireona,

      I will visit DSWD again this coming days, to do help out again. It was a good feeling, and also an opportunity to meet new friends. I am so blessed to met a group of teachers who traveled from a far place just to help packing these goods, where in fact they could spend those free time with their family, but they chose to be at DSWD.

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  21. So glad to see that you worked so hard volunteering. That shows just how much you care about your community.

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    1. Thank you Dawn!

      But I felt that what I share is so simple. I felt now that I could do more by sharing this stories to inspire the many to volunteer too. If you are living overseas, you can volunteer too to your local community, like helping kids to read and write, or have a soup kitchen. Every little act of kindness counts.

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  22. Good on you for taking the time to get out in the community and give back! We need more people like you in the world :)

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    1. Thank you Shane,

      I do hope that many will spend time to volunteer too. Although the agency have machines who also do some packing, it is not enough to meet the daily quota. Many victims of typhoon are still in need of support, plus the recent fire incident that destroys many hundreds of houses, etc.

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  23. This is such a wonderful cause. I'd so love to do something like this.

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    1. Hello dear!

      Yeah you can do any act of kindness. Any thing that could give smile to others without expecting in return.

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  24. What a beautiful and selfless thing to do for others. You have inspired me to do some more volunteering this year!

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    1. Thank you dear! Let's spread the good word and meaning of volunteerism!

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  25. Looks like you had a great time. Volunteering is great for making friends and giving back.

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    1. Thank you Chell, and keep on visiting my blog for updates :D

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  26. Looks like fun, very important to volunteer every now and then.

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  27. Wow, Blair this was extremely inspiration!! You are definitely a kind soul and have motivated me to volunteer in my local community. Thanks for bringing DSWD to our attention. Happy New Year!

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    1. Hello Star!

      I am happy that I made you inspire and motivated to volunteer too! Let's spread the word and help inspire others :D

      Happy New Year babe!

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  28. What a great way to finish off the year. Volunteering is always good for the soul. Thank you.

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  29. This is so great. We need people to volunteer their time for those in need

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    1. Yes, and it starts to ourselves first, then others will follow. Be a good example.

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  30. You made a great job, congratulations! Volunteering is always a wonderful idea!

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    1. Thank you Raluca!

      I will visit DSWD again anytime soon, after I've settled my schedules :)

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  31. Thank you for sharing your story, it is so inspirational! Volunteering is good for your soul :-) Well done and keep it up.

    Katie x

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    1. Thank you Katie! Hope I made you inspire to volunteer to your community.

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  32. Wow what an experience you went through! I'm glad you're ok and I think its so admirable that you volunteered.

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  33. It looks like you had an adventure at the end of the 2016 year! Thank you for sharing your experiences!

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    1. It was fantastic, more fun than most of my events!

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  34. what an experience. I really liked how you broke it down and went through each step. Good for you for really giving it your all. I know your efforts are appreciated!

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    1. Thank you Kaitie. When I saw the photos online from DSWD Facebook pages showing the families receiving the boxes, I felt so happy because we delivered the goods. And I do hope that it will help them to sustain a few days.

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  35. Volunteer and taking time for others is always a good thing, congrats! :)

    Miriam Ernst - http://www.be-sparkling.com

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    1. Thank you Miriam! I will share more volunteering stories that I joined in soon :)

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  36. What a very sweet thing to do, I really would love to try this at DSWD one day!

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    1. Hello Madam X,

      If you want to join me one day at DSWD, just let me know!

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  37. Wow, what an experience. That first typhoon you were in sounds incrediblu scary! Volunteering with a servants heart, good job for spreading awareness towards this situation!

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    1. Hello Leticia,

      Yeah it was scary, and still fresh in my memory. But that incident teaches me a lot in life, and learned not to be selfish. And the only way that I know could help is to volunteer.

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  38. It's so great that you've decided to volunteer! What a great way to end your year and also a great way to start it.

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    1. Thank you Nicole, and it gives me an unexplainable happiness.

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  39. What a noble work you were involved in! Really sorry for the loss due to these natural calamities, makes me realize how insignificant we are in this huge world.

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    1. Yeah, sometimes its really annoying to think that in other parts of the world, people are killing each other because of their beliefs and conflicts, many are bashing online because they could agree on one thing... while other people on the other side of the world, are fighting for their lives versus the NATURE! With this kind of natural disaster, we are all equals. no one is above the nature.

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  40. Wow. That is a very sweet initiative taken by you. It is very important to keep yourself involved in good deeds like this.

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    1. Thank you Laveena, and I love it! I enjoyed it a lot

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  41. This is so admirable! It warms my heart and inspires me that you helped a cause that meant so much to you. I volunteered with City of Hope and it really gave me a lot to think about and be thankful for

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    1. It was really nice to volunteer. I also learned that if there are odd jobs like packing goods with large quota each day, I now know that its not an easy task.

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  42. i always feel proud when i see people volunteer for a good cause.. you did great. thumbs up..

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    1. Thank you dear! It was fun and I will continue doing it :)

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