Gacha Press Release Day

Today, May 5 (5/5/2020), we are making available five poetry samplers and a comics story as free PDF downloads. 

We’re doing this to raise awareness and to thank all those who donated to the various initiatives and drives in support of frontliners and vulnerable communities during this time of quarantine in the Philippines because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve done our small share by donating the sales of our recent release, Happily Ever Ek-ek, to Kaya Natin! Movement and PAGASA–People for Accountable Governance and Sustainable Action.

We hope you enjoy something from the six free downloads. And we encourage you to please donate, if you haven’t yet. If you have, thank you. And please continue to do so when you can. Our frontliners and communities need all the help they can get, and we are fortunate that there are organizations and networks that can reach them and distribute aid efficiently and effectively.

Included in the bundle are:

Guerra Cantos by Carlos Piocos III

Patula-tula by Eros S. Atalia

Daw by Isabela Banzon

633-012299 by Myka Francisco

You Already by Paolo Manalo

Come Armageddon by Michael Balili

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The PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization which was conceived to assist the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in achieving its noble mission of providing excellent health care for its indigent patients. It serves as a conduit of donations coming from various civic-minded individuals, corporations, foundations and other funding agencies.  Donations can be sent here.

PAGASA is a new civil society organization that responds to the urgency of the times, with the goal of bringing people together based on a thoughtful criticism of the present, so that we may work towards a just, fair, and sustainable future. To donate, please visit their Facebook page.

Started as a response to shelter Lasallian frontliners in DLSU medical center

Today, La Salle provides safe shelter for hospital workers and provides food and shelter for the homeless in over 7 La Salle campuses all over the Philippines.

On top of this, there was an urgent call to feed the 2,500 homeless families in North Cemetery, Laguna, who are not registered and viable for DSWD Social amelioration package.

These are vulnerable sector, who have no other help, no one to care for them.

It costs P1,000 to feed a family of 5 for one week (rice, vegetables, basic food). To donate, please visit their Facebook page.

#TatagUP: Tugon ng UP Diliman sa Hamon ng COVID-19 will assist all UPD faculty, staff, students, residents, manininda, stall operators and jeepney drivers, among others, providing information on UPD’s new and revised policies and norms.

Donations are accepted here.