Rice and Snack Distribution at Camp Hope with Ken Yamamoto

Ken Yamamoto visited Camp Hope, our neighbor squatter camp, for the 3rd time and distributed 5 kg each out of 140 kg of rice to 28 families.
The residents of Camp Hope live on selling “taho” (a Filipino snack made of silken tofu).
As always, we were surrounded by many children. They were given biscuits and candies.

Helping The Needy

Gina, the head of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) in Alfonso, Cavite sought the assistance of the Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) for Loribel, a single mother of 2 young daughters for their basic needs residing in Luksuhin Ilaya, Alfonso.

On June 7, 2023 AWH along with Gina’s staff distributed rice, assorted canned goods, hygiene products, laundry products and noodles to the older daughter of Loribel who was left alone in their rented small house when we arrived. Loribel was at work at the Universal Rocks in Tagaytay. Loribel was with her youngest daughter there.

The youngest daughter of Loribel was raped by her father who is now in prison.

Gina’s staff called Loribel on her mobile phone and she thanked AWH for the assistance.

Assistance to Children in Conflict with The Law

There are currently three minors that are in the custody of Department of Social Welfare and Development of Alfonso (DSWD) called CICL (Children In Conflict with the Law). AWH vice president Casey and general manager Raymund were introduced with 2 out of the 3 of them during the recent National Children’s Day celebration event.

We were told that the boys of CICL had been feeling unattended and in need of hygiene items. In light of their situation, Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) has decided to provide them with care and hygiene kits.

On November 23, 2022, Casey and Raymund brought them the following items at DSWD Alfonso facility where these boys stay in the bunk beds that AWH previously donated.

-Love & Light bath soaps
-Laundry bar

During the open forum with the (3) CICL males (ages 15-16) subsequent to the hygiene kits giving, each boy’s story was heard. Two cases were rape and possession of illegal drugs, which they alleged did not commit. They shared feeling of loneliness, resentment and anger. Casey shared his insight how to handle situations they are facing in their youth by observing mind. He also taught them how to meditate daily.

AWH invited them to assist Christmas gift giving to indigent that AWH and DSWD coordinate in the community and possibly attend Home for the 100th Sheep daycare Christmas event in Dasmarinas, Cavite.

Updates on November 28, 2022

We learned that the 3 CICL are in high school level wherein two are attending physical classes in Grade 7 at the Alfonso National High School and one in Grade 11 attending home based modular studies. He is enrolled at the Victorious High School in Alfonso, Cavite.

AWH followed up with their request of school supplies, namely:
-Intermediate pads
-Yellow pads
-Coloring materials

Updates on December 10, 2022

One of the three CICL under the custody of DSWD Alfonso reached his 16th birthday on December 10. AWH brought his birthday cake and presented him a working digital camera. He was happy to have the camera, as mobile phones are prohibited during their custody.

Gina of DSWD Alfonso brought merienda (snack food) and former councilor Carol also joined.

After happy birthday song, the birthday boy followed by everybody there tackled the food and the cake.

The houseparent who monitors the CICL is formerly a chef and taught him how to cook.

Sharing love and happiness, especially with the misled children, is a duty of the society.

Updates on January 9, 2023

Casey and Raymund of the Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) visited again the shelter of the Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) in Alfonso town, Cavite on January 9, 2023.

Casey handed over the financial support in the amount of P5,980 through Gina of DSWD to cover expenses for the purchase of an additional bed mattress and food supplies of the 4 CICL under the custody of DSWD.

Updates on May 26, 2023

Gina, the head of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) in Alfonso, Cavite sought the assistance of the Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) for 4 Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) for their needs.

On May 26, 2023 AWH distributed rice, assorted canned goods, hygiene products and laundry products to the 4 CICL children under the custody of Gina.

Helping The Injured

On April 27, 2023, the Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) assisted Joel Hermoso, a 40 years old electrician of Barangay Marahan 2, Alfonso, Cavite who was electrocuted by a live wire at the main road wire while holding a steel bar.

Former Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) Chairman Carol sought the assistance of AWH. Raymund (General Manager of AWH) visited him at the Tagaytay Medical Center and gave him financial assistance. Joel, his siblings and Carol truly appreciated it that would be spent for his medicines and supplements.    

He will be relocated to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila that offers lower cost treatments to the majority of people in the Philippines who struggle with low income. 

Supporting Youth in The Community

One of the AWH programs is providing quarterly assistance of P15,000 (P60,000 annually) to DSWD (Dept. of Social Welfare & Development) to support the Alfonso community. On Nov.17, 2021 DSWD Head of Alfonso, Cavite Gina Vedan invited AWH General Manager Raymund Balicha for the distribution of some of the items purchased with the quarterly support.

A computer set was provided to John Arnejo, a 21 year old third year student majoring in Hospitality Management at the De La Salle University, Dasmarinas, Cavite. In 2017 he was a minor who got in conflict with the law and was ordered by the Court to the custody of DSWD. He was recently ordered by the Court to go back and assist his mother. She is struggling with breast cancer and has not visited the doctor for quite a while due to financial constraints while struggling to take care of her six children after the father passed away last year. The computer will allow him to continue his schooling through online learning while still making some meager income for his family with nearby farming. He was very appreciative of the lifeline provided to him and his family.

After presenting the computer set to John, Gina and her team headed with Raymund to another DSWD facility for children who have been in conflict with the law located at the Alfonso police station. There she had purchased a double deck bed and bed foams for 4 male teenagers who had been ordered by the Court into DSWD custody. Again, the four boys were appreciative that they had a place to sleep. One of the double deck beds already there had been donated by AWH already directly some years ago.

Updates on December 22nd, 2021

AWH has decided to support John with monthly assistance of P2,500 so that he is able to continue his study at the college.

Gina of DSWD Alfonso and Raymund went to the residence of John Lorenze Arnejo in Kaytitinga 1 in Alfonso, Cavite on December 22, 2021 to give the first monthly financial support of P2,500. AWH also provided his family a sack of rice, assorted canned goods and biscuits for Christmas.

In our visit, he showed us the computer that AWH donated for his online studies during the pandemic.

He was about to quit schooling to support his family but Gina of DSWD vowed to help him finish his studies for a brighter future.

Gina advised John to study well since AWH is supporting him for a year and she also extended her gratitude to AWH for assisting him in his schooling.

Updates on January, 2022

John Lorenze Arnejo who is under the Children In Conflict with the Law (CICL) program of DSWD received his support of P2,500 for the month of January from Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH).

He thanked AWH for the assistance. He said the financial assistance will help him in his schooling and his family in the pandemic.

Updates on February, 2022

John Lorenze Arnejo received his P2,500 monthly assistance on February 20,2022 for the needs of his schooling in college and his family.

He and his mother, who is suffering from breast cancer, thanked the Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) for their assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Updates on January 9th, 2023

The financial support to John Arnejo stopped in March 2022 since he decided not to attend college and instead work to support his mother and siblings.

On January 9, 2023, Casey and Raymund of Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) along with Gina of DSWD visited the residence of John Arnejo in Kaytitinga 1, Alfonso, Cavite to give 10 kilos of rice and cash to his mother suffering from breast cancer.

John was a former CICL (Children in Conflict with the Law) under the care of DSWD and his case was dismissed recently. He is the eldest among 5 siblings and decided to quit college to support his family by working as a farmer and construction worker as well, while currently working at the motorcycle repair shop, earning P200 to P600 a day.

The incumbent houseparent of CICL under DSWD, Romel, suggested John to apply for certificate as motor mechanic and get a chance to work abroad such as in Dubai. He will follow up with John for the progress.

Updates on February 20th, 2023

Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) has been assisting former Children In Conflict with the Law (CICL) 22-year-old John Arnejo with applying for working opportunity in abroad.  On February 20th, general manager Raymund took him to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Tagaytay branch to obtain his NBI clearance certificate, which is required to work abroad.

AWH also provided him financial assistance for food supplies for his family as he did not earn any income through his motorcycle mechanic job in the last 2 days. There were no clients who came to the repair shop.

The NBI office told him to pick up his NBI clearance on March 8, 2023.

John expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards AWH for helping him and his family.

Updates on March 15, 2023

On March 15, 2023, Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) assisted John at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Tagaytay, Cavite to follow up on his pending application for his NBI Multi-Purpose Clearance Certificate.

NBI requested for the Dismissal Notice from the court of his case when he was a juvenile, which he readily provided.

After reviewing all the documents he submitted, NBI released his Multi-Purpose Clearance Certificate with “No Criminal Record” remark.

John was very happy to finally secure his NBI Multi-Purpose Clearance Certificate that he thought he would never get due to the misdemeanor he committed in his earlier age.

He will look for a stable job and apply overseas when he gains more work experience in the future.

The day before the NBI errand, he made only 250 pesos at the motorcycle shop he works for the food and needs of his family.

AWH added to his meager income with assorted canned goods, noodles and biscuits bought at the grocery store after the NBI errand and transportation assistance for a total amount of P1,000. He said he did not have to worry about food on the table for his family that day.

Providing Free Pain Treatments to Local Filipinos

Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) provided its facility again free of charge open for local Filipinos who suffer from physical pains, such as knee pain, shoulder pain, strained back, scoliosis, etc.

Ken Yamamoto, the renowned physical practitioner/therapist from Japan and sports doctor Iwai, who is a licensed medical doctor in Japan, together voluntarily treated about 150 people in 3 days in January 2023.

After the 3-day free treatments, everyone joined to tour around the city doing the community services. Those activities can be seen at the Rotary Club of Multinational Manila website.

Ken Yamamoto’s YouTube

2022 Christmas Events

Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Multinational Manila (RIMM) conducted a Christmas giving events on December 22, 2022 for the total of 141 indigent families and their children (4 to 8 years old) at three different locations. In the morning the venue was in Taywanak Ibaba. In the afternoon, one event was held at Luksuhin Ibaba for the residents of Usting 1 and 2, Camp Hope (Barangay Sicat) and a small event was for 8 families in Barangay Palumlum. All of these places are in Alfonso, Cavite.

The main livelihood of the indigent camps (Usting 1, 2 and Camp Hope) are selling balot (incubated duck egg), taho (a sweet snack made with soft tofu, sweet syrup and tapioca balls). Many fathers of these indigent families selected for the events are construction workers.

Each indigent family received 2 bags of rice (10 kg/family). We prepared a total of 300 bags (1.5 tons) of rice, including allotments for CICL (Children In Conflict with The Law) and the staff.

AWH member Casey went to Divisoria, Metro Manila and bought 150 backpacks for students, 300 pairs of slippers for children and more than 1,300 toys in different varieties.

The total cost spent for the events was nearly P120,000.

AWH board member Lito Mondejar, Gina of the Municipality of Social Welfare and Development of Alfonso (MSWD). Anna of the Commission on Population (POPCOM), the Barangay captains, as well as several members of the Alfonso Women’s Council (AWC) joined the events. We invited 3 CICL in custody of MSWD to assist the events, so they would get involved in serving the community.

While we tried to make children happy, it was not our intention to encourage the families making more babies. Anna of POPCOM shared information on responsible parenthood and family planning to the mothers who have basically not had such education due to poverty.

The children were excited over their assorted toys and backpacks and sang Christmas songs.

Updates on December 25, 2022

Giving toys to children continued on the Christmas Day.

There were a number of toys still left from the preceded events. So we have decided to distribute them to any children passing by near our property.

Small children gathered to receive the toys, and elder children received 20 peso bills.

Updates on December 29, 2022

AWH also made a financial donation to barangay Sicat where our facility is located and participated in the Christmas event held on December 29, 2022, bringing used clothes, shoes and more toys to give away.

The barangay provided meals for all the participated residents and entertained them with dancing, games and raffles for presents.

2022 Home for The 100th Sheep Christmas Event

Academy of World Healing Foundation (AWH) has provided continuing financial support for the non-profit organization, Home for The 100th Sheep Foundation (100 Sheep), and attended their Christmas event for the children held on December 21, 2022 at the covered basketball court in Paliparan, Dasmarinas, Cavite.

100 Sheep helps re-settlers who used to live in Manila area and were forced to evacuate and moved in Dasmarinas area. Many indigents are from countryside and go to Manila hoping that they find more lucrative jobs.

Freddie Vicedo donated stuffed toys and AWH brought them to the children.

Around 90 indigent children from the resettled families attended the event filled with games and enjoyed the food prepared by 100 Sheep.

National Children’s Month

November is National Children’s Month and its 30th celebration in our municipality of Alfonso was conducted by the local DSWD (Department of Social Welfare Development) and LCPC (Local Council for Protection of Children). AWH (Academy of World Healing Foundation) board members as well as LCPC members, Casey Takayama and Raymund Balicha participated the event for barangay Mangas, Alfonso, Cavite on November 17, 2022, while the celebration events are being held in many other barangays in the municipality of Alfonso over several days.

The particular event for Mangas 1, Mangas 2 and Marahan 1 was attended by 150 public school pupils (Kindergarten and up to Grade 2).

During the program, “The Advocacy on Children’s Rights” was presented to the parents of the pupils by the LCPC child representatives.

Casey brought assorted candies and marshmallows chocolate bars that were tossed to the school children. DSWD and LCPC handed spaghetti, fried chicken and ice cream to the children.

The other batches of food distribution on the same day up to 1,050 children in other areas of Alfonso municipality were also funded by LCPC.

The National Children’s Month celebration will be held until November 26, 2022, wherein many activities have been lined up.

Rice Provision to The Indigent Camp with Japanese Visitors

In November 2022, a renowned Japanese physical practitioner, Ken Yamamoto visited AWH with his follower sports doctor Iwai and performed voluntary treatments to the local Filipinos who had suffered with physical body pains and abnormalities in two consecutive days.

Many lined up for such an opportunity that costs nothing to them, but were limited to about 40 due to the time constraints.

 Generally, everyone was really amazed how they removed the body pain.

After the treatments, we visited the nearby indigent camp and provided 100 kg of rice which to be divided to 5 kg to each family.