Second Time In Cadayonan – Besigan

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. – Proverbs 3:27

I am blessed to be a part of one blogging organization who does not only aim to uphold ourĀ  city in the world wide web but also gives emphasis on social responsibilities. Last December (yes! this is a long overdue post), CDOBloggers, Inc. ones again went to the City’s farthest baranggay (Besigan) to hold a Christmas Outreach to the pupils of Cadayonan Elementary School. This is the organization’s second time to visit the place and we are glad to see that the school has improved a lot since our last visit. From 2 almost make-shift classrooms, now to 2 buildings of 2 classrooms each plus comfort rooms at the back. I am personally so happy to see the newly constructed classrooms as it means the children will remain dry and can continue with their classes even when it’s pouring outside (which normally happens almost everyday in Cadayonan-Besigan).

I would like to share some of the photos taken during our visit.

besigan njandmommy
This outreach is also extra special to me because my eldest son decided to go with the group to help us with the outreach program. This trip made him appreciate more the things that he have.

besigan-goingMike, Irene, Ruby, Jenjacqs, Germz, Edu, Me, Micah and NJ braved the stiff and super rough road going to Cadayonan Elementary School in the spirit of giving. Made ourselves comfortable at the back of this truck (not really the cleanest so we had to settle sitting on a used tarpaulin and empty boxes of cartoons and braced ourselves for the 2 and a half hour rough ride to make it in one piece) Thank you to the CDO City Engineers office for the ride.

besigan 3

The kids – the same kids two years ago when we first visited. So happy to see most of them didn’t stop going to school. They weren’t unruly and they didn’t mind the rain as they were so excited to receive their gifts. Cadayonan now caters Grade 1-Grade 4. Next school year will be until Grade 5. Thank you Teacher Ramon, Joeph and the school’s head for accommodating us and for helping us put things in order.

besegan kids

Even with the slippers, the kids were so excited! Thank you to Cepalco and Bang & Ding Aban for all these. You have made many kids happy!

besigan sleepers

We also brought a little something for the parents and seeing the smile on their faces is purely priceless!

besigan parents

besegan 2This boy with us (Ruby, Jenjacqs and Me) we remembered him from two years back. He gamely sang the ABC during our first visit and look how grown up he is now! Mind you, we asked him to sing the ABC ones again and he surely did!

besegan 1Thank you so much to all who shared their blessings to make this outreach possible. To Redlemon Digital Media, Jia Cha, Poprock, Ms. Ma Cheryl Tano and her generous friends, Ding and Bang Aban, CEPALCO, Liempo King, Online blogger friendsĀ  and to the CDOBloggers members who also shared their blessings. God will bless you/your business for your generosity. You truly made these kids happy.

besigan groupie

25 Comments on Second Time In Cadayonan – Besigan

  1. courtneylynne
    March 31, 2015 at 12:42 am (1 year ago)

    Omg what a great program!!! Love that you and your son did this!!! Makes me happy seeing parents teaching kiddos to help others!!!

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  2. Angelic Sinova
    March 30, 2015 at 11:20 am (1 year ago)

    This world needs more people like you and your son! What a great outreach program. It’s so important to volunteer and give back to others <3

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    • WoMom
      March 30, 2015 at 11:02 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you :). Trying my best to show my son gratefulness and kindness towards others so when it’s his turn to give back he will do it with all his heart.

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  3. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition
    March 30, 2015 at 3:01 am (1 year ago)

    Love your pictures and the story that goes along with it. It’s really heartwarming to see that so many people are working with outreach programs that make the world a better place.

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    • WoMom
      March 30, 2015 at 11:02 pm (1 year ago)

      pictures really say a lot that’s why I love taking pictures especially times like this :)

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  4. Penny Struebig
    March 30, 2015 at 2:13 am (1 year ago)

    What a great trip for you and your son to take together! It’s so cool that you got to have this experience together.

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    • WoMom
      March 30, 2015 at 11:03 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you! that was a long, very bumpy and uncomfortable ride going to the place. The children’s smiles made it all worth it.

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  5. AJ @ NutriFitMama
    March 30, 2015 at 1:23 am (1 year ago)

    Wow, what an awesome experience and it sounds like you are past of an amazing group. SO wonderful!

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  6. Reginia Cordell
    March 28, 2015 at 11:29 pm (1 year ago)

    Your photo essay is fantastic. I love seeing other cultures and how they live. It’s even better when I’m able to contribute and give back as you did.

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  7. Franc Ramon
    March 28, 2015 at 4:54 pm (1 year ago)

    It’s nice to see your group reaching out. I can see the happy faces and the smiles of the people with your visit.

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  8. Mindanaoan
    March 28, 2015 at 1:27 pm (1 year ago)

    Gosh ang arte ng pose ko hahahahaha

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    • WoMom
      March 28, 2015 at 4:25 pm (1 year ago)

      hahahahaha! kala ko nga wacky eh, I think dinig mo is “arteh”!

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  9. Nancy
    March 28, 2015 at 6:24 am (1 year ago)

    It’s like I”m travelling the world with you. Great pictures and an awesome program you and your son were part of!

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  10. Mama to 5 BLessings
    March 28, 2015 at 4:35 am (1 year ago)

    That is lovely. I bet the people were thrilled at your donations and time!

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  11. Liz Leiro
    March 28, 2015 at 4:29 am (1 year ago)

    This is an amazing project! When I was in high school I was part of a club that would raise money for under-privileged students so that they could go to all of the senior dances and events. Congrats on the success!

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    • WoMom
      March 28, 2015 at 4:26 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you! It always feels good to be able to help even in our littlest way. :)

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  12. Liz Mays
    March 28, 2015 at 3:51 am (1 year ago)

    Wow! That is such a great way to give back! It’s so cool that you were able to give to kids and their parents!

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  13. Rosey
    March 27, 2015 at 9:51 pm (1 year ago)

    It is nice to see the kids still in school. I’ve had that feeling here too…when re-visiting a school I worked at. :) I’m glad it was a great event. :)

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  14. christina
    March 27, 2015 at 8:57 pm (1 year ago)

    That is amazing that you were able to have that experience, and share it with your son! Outreach and helping others is something I wish my family did more. I guess we just need to commit to it. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    • WoMom
      March 28, 2015 at 4:27 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes! that made the trip more special because I was able to show my son how fulfilling it is to give back. I love that he didn’t mind the difficult ride and told me he’d love to go back again.

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  15. Ickle Pickle
    March 27, 2015 at 8:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh wow, this is amazing. What a wonderful thing you are doing. Your photos are brilliant too – lovely to see

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  16. R U S S
    March 27, 2015 at 6:56 pm (1 year ago)

    Bless your heart and all the members of CDOBloggers for putting this activity together. I really love it when bloggers unite for a cause and it’s great that it was for helping fellow Filipinos. Mabuhay kayo!

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  17. rochkirstin
    March 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm (1 year ago)

    Being a part of a blogging group really helps discovering and learning new things. Giving the kids slippers brings joy to their hearts. It might be a simple gift but one that’s useful for them.

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  18. #GoiNextDoor
    March 15, 2015 at 8:23 am (1 year ago)

    This is what I admire in this group, most members have big and generous heart!
    Congratulations for the successful and dynamic event :)

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    • WoMom
      March 19, 2015 at 3:42 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks for dropping by #GoiNextDoor and welcome to the group! I’m sure you will join the next outreach :)

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