The Wrath of "Ondoy"

These were the scenes last Sunday at the Floodway - Manggahan Pasig City (the flood waters already subsided a bit but still the Ortigas Avenue Extension going to Ever Gotesco - Cainta is not passable even to big buses) .

I cannot imagine how it happened and where the flood waters come from.

View more pictures here! Most of the pictures here were taken by my Sony Ericsson phone (Thanks God I was able to charge it before the electricity was cut-off).

As of posting time there are already 374,890 people in the evacuation centers—NDCC and the death toll reached 293 (only those recognized and accounted for but how about the 100+ missing?) and badly needed medical assistance and reliefs.

Our place has no electricity yet since Saturday. (Buti ngayon meron na!)

Classes at all levels are suspended from Monday - Tuesday and till Wednesday for elementary and high school levels as announced today by DepEd Sec. Jesli Lapus.

I am urging everyone especially those who are not affected and capable of doing their share to help alleviate the suffering of our brothers and sisters greatly affected by this flood and in dire need of support especially food, water, clothing and medicines.

There are already a lot of relief drive being undertaken by different groups and individuals. Let's try our best to help. Thanks a lot!

This is the right time to show our 'bayanihan'.
God Bless the Philippines!

To all ASMSI members: Click here!

View ASMSI's Relief Operation here. Thanks to all who supported the cause.

2009 Concert for a Cause: A Success!

Thank you very much to all who watched the Concert for Cause. Thank you for supporting this noble project of ASMSI for the benefit of Fr. Al's Children Foundation, Inc. (FACFI) & ASMSI.

Our gratitude goes the Boystown & Girlstown Chorale, Mr. Dingson Balajadia, our guest artists and performers: MYMP, Mr. Jed Madela & Mr. Nyoy Volante and some surprise guests.

Some initial picture compilation: 2009 Concert for a Cause

Thank you very much for coming! See you next year for a bigger celebration!
The Sisters of Mary Philippines SILVER ANNIVERSARY!


Happy Birthday! Our Dear Fr. Al

Happy Birthday! Our Dear Papa! The Servant of God, Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz.
We love you!

Thank you very much for the unconditional love you have given to thousands of poor children
around the world.

Watch this video to get to know Fr. Al.

You may visit also the ff: websites:

3$ for Daniel Project

George Daniel Arevalo Samson, 5 months old son of my high school friend Clarissa has biliary atresia with cirrhosis and is in immediate need of liver transplant. The operation has never been done in the Philippines and the doctor’s advice is to go to Taiwan for the cheapest operation of which will cost roughly 3 Million Pesos ($60,000).

Visit Niko's Blog for the complete info on this project. Please help us raise funds for his operation.

Thank you very much!

Dolores "Tita Dolly" Cruz Birthday Bash @ STI Shaw (09.15.09)

Tita Dolly,

Thank you very much! Thank you for giving me the opportunity of knowing you. Thank you for believing in me. I really appreciate the genuine love and concern you have for me and for all the people dear to you.

Thank you for the 26 years of serving STI! especially STI Shaw (formerly STI Edsa-Crossing)

Happy 65th Birthday! You really deserve to enjoy the fruits of your labour!
Enjoy the company of your cute 'apos'.

More blessings & Good health. God Bless you!

We love you!

- Al San Buenaventura
STI Edsa-Crossing Batch '08

My Brother's Wedding (2009.09.05)

San Buenaventura & Pupa Wedding @ St. Joseph Parish - Milaor, Camarines Sur (2009.09.05). Reception follows at Jardin del Rio - Dayangdang, Naga City.

View wedding pics here: San Buenaventura * Pupa Wedding

Good luck, Kuya Bimbo & Ate Ning-Ning to your future family.