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May 2014

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Building Hope from the Ground Up! (@BayaniChallenge Week 3) #WalangIwanan

Fwd: #BayaniChallenge Week 3: Building Hope from the Ground Up
Negros OccidentalThe youth painting Parao’s for fishing sailboats in Manapla, Negros Occidental. Our hope reminder that we will not leave them behind.
San po kayo galing?
Sa Brgy. Sta. Rita
San po yun?
Mga 2 barangay bago neto.
Ano hong pakay nila dito?
Ah eh ano, maki-charge kami ng cellphone sa bahay ng nanay ko.
They walked two towns to charge their mobile phone. The thing is, under current circumstances, guess that’s perfectly normal and acceptable. 
The Bayani Challenge in ~99 other similar localities could seem like an elementary approach to rehabilitation. Along with other volunteers, you play with kids, do clean up drives, build houses, attend formation nights – something we haven’t done at least once in our lives, right?
But setting aside for now the road to get here (literally & figuratively), today we saw how Bayani Challenge was a barangay’s biggest ‘happening’ and most compelling reason to hope. Hope small, hope high – hope itself is always big.

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MEI WEI LU 美味路: @MercatoCentrale Night Food & Lifestyle Market @LuckyChinatown

Mei Wei Lu


Good eats are coming to the heart of Binondo! Starting May 24 (Saturday), you can enjoy the newest Mercato Centrale market – MEI WEI LU 美味路  (Street of Good Food) – at the Megaworld’s Lucky Chinatown. It will be open every Saturday and Sunday 11am-9pm. 
MEI WEI LU is located at the Lucky Chinatown’s popular Chinatown Walk – an exciting street concept that revives the famed old Chinatown. Lucky Chinatown Mall is located at Reina Regente St. corner DeLa Reina St., Binondo, Manila.
We’re looking for creative & great-tasting food entrepreneurs to join us for the newest Mercato Centrale market in LUCKY CHINATOWN, BINONDO! 
For interested food vendors who want to join MEI WEI LU, please contact (+63 917) 840-1152 or (+632) 812-0102, email [email protected] or visit

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