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Church, government, Rotary join hands for Sanlakbay Project

W e're all in this together. No matter how dark one’s past, no one is hopeless. Those two powerful messages resonated loud and clear at the San Sebastian Church on October 21 as over 400 former drug dependents gathered to hear a Mass celebrat...
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Drug rehab project kicked off with turnover of donations to Caritas Manila

Every club president has a pet project, one that reflects his most ardent advocacy and a cause he wants to contribute to in a significant way. Pres. Jun Jun Dayrit has chosen as his signature project the rehabilitation and reformation of drug dep...
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Rotary Homes library receives books, computers

The library of Rotary Homes Paranaque is now open for business! This came to pass on August 25 with the turnover of a donation of the staples of a library--774 books, 31 bookshelves, computers, tables and chairs. The books and bookshelves were de...
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“Stop TB Now” goes to Tacloban

DONT look now but our “Stop TB Now” project is growing wings and going places! Its last stop: Tacloban City in Leyte where 26 children afflicted with tuberculosis started treatment designed to rid them of the disease after six months of daily ...
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Reinforcing bonds with RC Kuala Lumpur

Pres. Jun Jun Dayrit led a 10-person RC Makati delegation on a three-day visit to Kuala Lumpur to attend the 90th Installation Banquet of the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur Diraja on the 12th of August. RCKL is a sister club of ours. Others in the pa...
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21-hour trip through ‘Gorio’ and habagat to deliver rehab’d school building on Mt. Pulag

Pres. Jun Jun Dayrit, PP Reggie Nolido, Community Service Dir. Chris Ferareza and Dir. Peter & Pam Manzano with their 3 kids took a quick trip to Mt. Pulag last week for the ceremonial turnover of the rehabilitated Mt. Pulag Elementary School to ...
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‘Stop TB Now’ sets foot in Dumaguete City

Pres. Jun Jun Dayrit wanted the Club to hit the ground running, and it has. On the first month of this new Rotary year, with nary a “warm up,” we have been moving forward on a number of fronts, Health, in particular. Last July 14, a Friday, P...
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Success Marks 52nd Induction Ball

Lovely weather with nary a hint of rain. Metro traffic kinder to the nerves than usual for a Friday evening. The buzz of excitement as some 240 kindred souls including 12 past district governors and spouses, 12 district officers, 17 Great Presidents,...
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Induction 2017 Speeches

SPEECH By DG EDWIN AFZELIUS, JR. Rotary Club of Makati. Manila Pen. 7 July 2017 A pleasant evening to you all. Allow me to greet the revered Past RI Director Paing Hechanova and the rest of your distinguished past district governors, Bert Mo...
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Club bags top twin district honors: Most Outstanding Club, Most Outstanding Leadership Award

They saved the best for last. As in the Oscars. And pretty much in all other awards. RC Makati was called last at the District Awards held last Friday, the 23rd of June at the Dusit Thani Manila not because it was the least but because it was “t...
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Feeding program adds 90 kids to its beneficiaries roll for the year

The Nutrition Program Committee chaired by PP Freddie Borromeo opened three modules of the feeding program in Brgy. Quisao, Pililia, Rizal last May 26, rounding off to 310 the number of malnourished children served this Rotary year. The three modu...
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Distas 2017: Team 2017-2018 gears up for service year ahead

The Club’s 2017-2018 board of directors headed by President-Elect Jun Jun Dayrit are prepping for their year of service with their participation in the District Assembly—better known as Distas. The Distas is the major leadership training event...
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“Stop TB Now” goes to Bacolod

“Stop TB Now,” our TB eradication program, is going places, spreading its curative benefits to children whose growth is stunted by tuberculosis in many parts of the country. Pres. David Ackerman, together with project chair PDG Tony Quila &...
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Club launches 7th Stop TB Now module under $85K global grant

The Club’s TB Eradication Committee chaired by PDG Tony Quila, in a team-up with the Punta Fuego Village Foundation, our cooperating organization; our daughter club, RC Makati Business District, the San Andres Health Center, medicine supplier Pedia...
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Cerebral Palsy Caravan goes to Dumaguete

The Cerebral Palsy Caravan was in Dumaguet City on April 18-22 for its third and final leg, five days of raising awareness of and support for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. The first stop was in Hagonoy, Bulacan on January 10-12...
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Service and Adventure on Mt. Pulag

It was a first, something to look forward to and prepare for, if not physically, mentally at least. Five Rotarians signed up—Pres. David Ackerman, IPDG Pepito Bengzon, PP Reggie Nolido, PND Bimbo Mills, and Dir. Chris Ferareza. Leaving Manila at mi...
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Club conducts Career Guidance Seminar for 52 Rotaractors

The Vocational Service directorate under Dir. Philip Soliven organized a career guidance seminar on March 26 for 52 Rotaractors from seven Rotaract Clubs— Makati West, Makati Legaspi, Alabang Daang Hari, Kabataang West Rembo, Sto. Nino Paranaque, S...
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ROTARY HOMES opens e-library and health center

Rotary Homes (RH) is getting closer and closer to a state of self-containment, a community with its basic needs covered—decent shelter for its resident families, electricity, clean water flowing from taps, pathways with ornamentals, a multi-faith c...
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‘Yosi Kadiri’ Anti-Smoking Campaign launched

The Anti-Smoking Campaign got off to a rousing start on March 16 at the Tandang Sora National High School in Quezon City. With 39 Bb. Pilipinas candidates in attendance, it had a distinctly upbeat air that got everyone excited and expectant. The star...
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Club reaches out to earthquake-torn Surigao

The day after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook Surigao in the evening of Friday, the 10th of February, the Club’s diligent Community Service team went to work. The Rotary network was put to good use once again, as it always is in times of calamity,...
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4th surgical mission held at PGH

The Medical Missions Committee, in a team up with the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), conducted a surgical mission last Saturday, February 4. The committee, chaired by Andrew Prieto, a cardiologist, is under the Community Service directorate under...
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Club kicks off Cerebral Palsy Awareness/Accessibility Caravan Project

The Club has teamed up with the Philippine Cerebral Palsy, Inc. for the launch of the Awareness/Accessibility Caravan Project for Cerebral Palsy. The project kicked off at the Kids Lane Learning Center in Hagonoy, Bulacan on January 10, 2017, the fir...
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PE Jun Jun makes “special delivery” of Last Angel gift to sick boy

Once upon a time, long before the World Wide Web appeared on the scene to dominate our connection lines, there was only the postal service (now disparagingly referred to as “snail mail”) to move letters and parcels from sender to addressee. One o...
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RCC Rotary Homes Par 3 nearing registration with RI

We are about to complete the organizational process for a Rotary Community Corps (RCC) in Rotary Homes Par 3. In fact, the application for registration with Rotary International is due for signing by DG Edna Sutter. This came about after the organiz...
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RCM at TRF Centennial Dinner

Rotarians flocked to the richly storied Manila Hotel on November 28 for the annual testimonial dinner in honor of the year’s contributors to The Rotary Foundation. Among those recognized were PDG Sid & Tesha Garcia, who recently upgraded their majo...
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Multi-Club ‘Stop TB Now’ Project launched

The Club launched last Saturday, December 10, a new wave of the “Stop TB Now” program, this time involving not just our club but six other clubs in District 3830—RC Fort Bonifacio Global City represented by Pres. Bea Tan, RC Makati Business Di...
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