Espina: All for a noble cause-A A +A
Monday, December 2, 2013
THE Filipino zest to help is unbeatable. And it is expressed in many creative ways. Dr. Yong and Donna Larrazabal selflessly initiated a fund-raising for the typhoon victims in Leyte.
Sponsored by Run for Sight Foundation (RSF) and Performance and Classic Enthusiasts (Pace) Yong and his colleagues provided 2000 family relief packs, 700 packs for children, 1000 tetanus shots and 500 blankets. Volunteers were from Cebu Doctors University Hospital (CDUH) resident staff and interns. The liaison officer in Leyte was Baba Herrera and Arnold Chuachoy.
The fever heats up
The fever or passion to help is immeasurable. Many donated big and small items. Yes, pockets of help put together yielded a big difference. Cathay Pacific Airways—through Connie Cimafranca, Aida Uy, Nellie Dosado and Rose Enario of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) high school department—sent towels and candies. And the donations go on for the Zonta Club. The “slogan” was “A Towel and a piece of candy wipes off the tears and puts a smile on the children victims of Yolanda.” We thank Hotel Fortuna, Anita’s, Lucille Colina, Anita Sanchez, Speechcom, Julie Gandionco and Pilar Puno who donated snacks for the Legends of Men dinner-for-a-cause rehearsals.
Thank you, JJ Neri, for a half-page ads supplement; Melanie Ng and Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) for the SkyCable coverage; Manny O for 10 bottles of wine; Dennis Wong for International Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s technical resources; Bobit Avila for the TV interview in Straight From the Sky; Radisson Hotel for much needed amenities; Fr. Enrico Silab, Fr. Vincent Ramon, Fr. Manny Bollilia, Rose Enario, Gloria Tabar, James Aliazon, the security/IMC staff of USJ-R; Ramon Sebastian, Ben and Zeny Yapjoco, Sally Dy, Pam Mateo of We Care; RTC Judge Bienvenido Saniel; Gloria Villarojo for good technical management. And more in my next article.
NQ Meets CCCI Past Presidents
Dr. Norberto Quisumbing Jr., pioneering president of the CCCI—who, with past president Francisco Benedicto, facilitated the acquisition of a lot for the CCCI building— gathered CCCI past presidents to discuss current and future projects.
Speechcom with Miss Cebu
This writer gave a seminar workshop on personality development and protocol to the 12 lovely candidates of Miss Cebu initiated by Jaja Chiongbian, Petite Gracia, Cinbeth Orellano, and the Cebu City Tourism Commission.
SP Communication Kit
Antecedents often confuse us. Again, it is because these are not defined in our local dialect. Example, “siya” refers to both male and female. In English we should remember that antecedent for she is “her”; he is “his”; people or they, “them”; and it, is “its”, among others. This is true in possessive pronouns and adjectives as well. For instance, in English, his, her, its, their, must agree with the subject gender.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 03, 2013.