Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Elderly Care

Upon finishing my Caregiving course, i and my friends have decided to volunteer in an elderly care institution in Biao, Guianga, Tugbok District. We have selected Care for the Elderly Foundation, Inc. as suggested by those who undergone training there.  There are 44 elderly under the care of the foundation, mostly with severe alzheimer's disease.

We were given a chance to know everyone in the institution and it was heart melting to know most of the elders brought here was either abandoned or forgotten bu their families.

I was assigned to a patient who was just brought by his son in the institution five days ago. He and his wife used to live with their eldest son before they were endorsed at the home for the aged. 
He was crying while narrating how he took care of his family but still ended here. At the age of 84, he is still able to take careof himself but can hardly hear and read.  We spent our first day together talking while escorting him to walk around.  

Looking at them reminds me of my grandparents. I was ten when my Grandpa and grandma passed away.  I was saddened when i realized i was not able to take care of them the way i take care of the people in the home for the aged. If given a chance, i would have taken care of them instead. 


Wednesday, August 14, 2013


I've been looking at my old albums and found this...

Thursday, March 7, 2013

JC's Best for sale

My stepmom has been preparing us skinless chorizo for breakfast. It's been a family recipe handed down from our grand parents. Our nieghbors who have tasted it often ask mom to prepare more so they can buy some.
So mom started with 15 kilos every week for our consumption and for our nieghbors. Recently for ou nieghbors. So Jin and I thought to have a mass production and sell it.
Last week, we started with 30 kilos at it sold like hot cake. I even have pre orders now.
I am still learning how to do it because we have more costumers now. I deliver a dozen for a friend in downtown who owns a restaurant since last week. We hope to find more costumer.
We are confident more costumers for this. Aside from its home made, it doesnt have any food coloring and the meat is fresh.
Well, bye for now. I need to rush with deliveries.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

3 killed in Mati landslide

MANILA – At least three people died in a landslide incident in Mati City, Davao Oriental on Tuesday noon. The victims, identified as Pastor Arturo Sunaan, Eleora Mabandos, and Arbir Sucnaan, died after the jeepney they were riding was buried when a portion of a mountain collapsed in Sitio Mayas, Barangay Tagabakid. At least two people were reported missing and feared buried in the landslide. The incident left motorists passing through the mountainside highway stranded. – report from Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

'Crising' dumps heavy rains, leaves 1 dead

Tropical Depression "Crising" dumped heavy rains and floods in Mindanao, leaving at least one person dead. The floods also forced hundreds of families to evacuate. Francis Magbanua reports.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Soldier hurt in landmine blast in Tagum

MANILA, Philippines – A soldier of the 66th Infantry Battalion was wounded in a landmine explosion along the national highway in Kilometer 61, Tagum City, Davao del Norte Saturday morning. The still unidentified soldier was on board a military vehicle with 8 other soldiers when the blast occurred. The military has yet to identify the group behind the attack, but they suspect that the perpetrators are communist rebels. Investigations are still ongoing. The troops were headed for Nabunturan, Compostela Valley to pick up relief goods for victims of ‘Pablo’ in Maragusan. -- Report from Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Davao

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

14 Davao City barangays under state of calamity

Several areas in the Davao Region are now under a state of calamity due to massive floods. Francis Magbanua reports.