On Altruism and Volunteerism


I haven’t told anyone — I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. But I was taught by my mother realities such as famine kills in Africa. If it was a ploy to make me eat dinengdeng and pinakbet, I thank her for all the nagging at the dinner table. My father, who would have been a richer man by now if he didn’t give so much to charity, taught me the value of service.

Marketing the environment is a tough job. Not having enough funds to promote a cause is a tougher one. Inspiration to sustain Camp for Earth came from the selfless and driven people lending a hand. There is something about social consciousness that sews up loose ends together.

Pre-Camp for Earth, I told the volunteer staff for Camp for Earth, “It will feel good after helping out.”

There is a happy place in this world if you find it.

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That others may live


Life is full of uncertainties. The one thing sure, there are people who do “making people live” a career. Volunteerism on the other hand changes an ordinary life into something more meaningful… NO IFS and BUTS… just plain commitment to yourself  and making a difference in the world of PUBLIC SERVICE.

Air Control TowersLaoag International AirportSAR bulding rappel and ropemanship lectures

Victim Extrication and Building Rappel Exercise

Search and Rescue Victim Extrication

More photos taken at the Laoag International Airport old air control tower during the Ilocos Norte Search and Rescue Proficiency Training with the 505th Search and Rescue Group (SSgt Henry Manzano, SSgt Bonny Narag, TSgt Francisco Villa and A1C John Paul Tubera), PGIN employees, PNP personnel headed by PCI Heraldo Layaoen, Jr., and Philippine Air Force 5057th Auxiliary Cl. 02-08 (Kaagapay), of which I am a member.

In behalf of the group, thanking the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte for sponsoring the training.

Search and Rescue Proficiency Training 2013 Building RappelSapatosOld LIA air control tower rappel
SAR ClassPAF 5057th Auxiliary Class Cl  08-2006Police Major LayaoenSearch and Rescue Proficiency Training 2013 Building Rappel (2)
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