Run for Hope CDO 13 in partnership with Xavier University NSTP is gathering 1,000 more runners to be with us on November 17, 2013 to run for our fellow Filipinos affected by Typhoon Yolanda. The run was initially organized to raise funds for our Yellow Boat communities in Cagayan de Oro City.
Last June 29, I flew to Cagayan de Oro City to be with our local partner, Happy Soles: CDO Funds for Little Kids, so that I can go with them to Camiguin for June 30 – July 1 and also to help them organize the upcoming LOG ON seminar with Josiah Go and Anton Lim.
If you’re in CDO this coming August 1, please join Josiah, Anton and me as we share our experience in the Yellow Boat Project.
June 30 – July 1
I wasn’t really feeling very well when I flew to CDO last June 29 but as I’ve already booked the tickets in advance and there was no other time to go to Camiguin since I’m leaving for New York on September 5 and so off I went.
Check out what Beng Lim (of Happy Soles) gave me as a welcome gift. I was pleasantly surprised! (they were delicious, thanks Beng!)
The next day we took the van going to the port of Balingoan where we could take the boat to Camiguin.
Here are some pictures I took of this 2-day trip to Camiguin and how I realized it’s really more fun in the Philippines:
Camiguin is a great place to go to; to enjoy nature as it not only offers beautiful beaches but also hot and cold springs, volcanoes and the food was great!
I am happy to note that since we started a little over a year ago, we’re now present in 6 communities around the Philippines and counting.
In the last 20 months, we’ve been able to establish a presence in Zamboanga City (Layag-Layag, Brgy. Talon-Talon), Zamboanga del Sur (Lakewood), Zamboanga Sibugay, the Bicol region (Legaspi City and Monreal, Masbate), Pampanga, Cagayan de Oro City (Happy Soles), and now in Negros Occidental.
If you are interested to help us out in any of these communities, you may reach us at captain[at]yellowboat.org or me at jay[at]yellowboat.org. Thank you!