The Umalbong Elementary School (UES) in Hingyon, Ifugao and Awayan Elementary School (AES) in Aguinaldo, Ifugao received books from the Feed the Hungry, Inc. (FtH), an organization of Filipino-Americans in United States of America, through the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL) Program of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.
The delivery of these books from Manila and its distribution to the above-mentioned public schools in Ifugao was facilitated by the Empowering the Young to Read (ETYTR). The ETYTR is an informal group with 15 volunteer-members and a personal cause by Ms. Ermelinda K. Bahatan that facilitates requests from public elementary schools that needs reading materials and school supplies by connecting with potential donors from local and overseas.
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Water is essential to life on Earth. We need it to quench our thirst, to prepare and cook food, and to ensure proper health and hygiene. The lack of it, therefore, in various communities in the Philippines pose serious health risks, and may lead to the spread of water borne diseases, such as diarrhea, amoebiasis, etc. especially among younger children.
If the diseases remain rampant and untreated, this can lead to dehydration and even death. According to water4.org, a non-profit organization that aims to eradicate world water crisis, nearly 5,000 children, or one child every 20 seconds, die every day from a water-related illness.
On 19 September 2015, a summit meeting of Filipino-American physician leaders, para-medical, health advocates, and other health-care professionals took place at Richmond, Virginia, organized by the Filipino American Initiative to Transform our Homeland (FAITH).
The revolution in information and communication and technology, including the rise of social media, has facilitated not only international migration, but also the delivery of services by the government for its migrants. Recognizing the potential of these modern technologies, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) started developing innovative projects to provide better and faster services to more than 10 million Filipinos overseas and their families left behind.