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No Disability Can Limit Capability

When we started to intensify our efforts in assisting the communities through developing what they already have – pandan handicrafts, our goal in mind was to give them a sustainable means of living. We have seen great potential for the industry of weaving when we saw their art and culture of weaving.

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Annual Health Caravan 2017

Last May 23-27, 2017, was our 11th Annual Health Caravan. We traveled to three (3) Island-Barangays- Diit, Algeciras and Manamoc, to provide medical & dental services. It has now developed into Multi-Specialty Medical Mission.

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THE VALUE OF PERSEVERANCE

Jorimy’s journey through his chosen track transformed him into a person who realized his full potentials. “This scholarship has taught me to persevere more in life. Studying is so much a challenge but being uneducated is far more difficult. I have learned how to sacrifice a lot of things, to be patient, punctual and humble. I learned the importance of work and prayer, and most especially faith in God.”, Jorimy said. He is now employed at the same company where he took his on-the-job training.

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Tales from 3 Protected Areas in the Cuyo Group of Islands

Human pressure on marine systems is intensifying, and the establishment of marine sanctuaries is one of the most effective tools for the protection and management of coastal, marine and fishery resources. For most fishing villages that have set aside for protection and conservation a portion of their marine resource, the hope that there will still be plenty of fish for years to come is all the reason they need.

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A decade of health mission

ASF just recently conducted its 10th Annual Health Caravan in Municipality of Agutaya as part of their 100th year Celebration and in Island-Barangay Manamoc, Cuyo in Palawan last April 26-29, 2016. The medical team comprises 21 doctors with specialties in Dental, Pediatrics, Opthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, OB- Gynecology, Radiology and Dermatology.

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Small steps to big dreams

“Ang scholarship na ito ang nagbago sa pananaw ko sa buhay. Laking pasasalamat ko na nabigyan kami ng napakagandang prebilehiyo at pagkakataon na ipagpatuloy namin ang aming mga pangarap. (This scholarship assistance changed my perspective in life. I am so grateful that we were given this opportunity to pursue our dreams.)”, explained Jardinero.

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Building Children’s Dreams One Classroom at a Time

Gusto kong maging isang guro paglaki ko. Tuturan kong magsulat at magbasa yung mahihirap na batang katulad ko. (When I grow up, I want to be a teacher. I’ll teach poor kids to read and write.)”, says Mary Grace Arabis, a 10 year-old Grade 4 student in Algeciras Elementary School.

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CommUNITY for Quality Education in Small Islands

With the combined donations from the community and partners of Manamoc National High School (MNHS) in Barangay Manamoc, Cuyo, Palawan, 31 Senior High School students are now honing their skills in their newly constructed Home Economics Building.

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Enhancing Access to Basic Health Services for Small Islands

This year’s Annual Health Caravan provided 2,533 medical services to 2,115 individuals. A team of 14 doctors from Manila(with specialties in skin diseases, ENT, eye care, OB Gyne, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine) volunteered for the caravan.

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Light for Younger Generation

Andres Soriano Foundation provided the library in Manamoc Elementary and High Schools with solar lamps which the students can bring home to help them study at night.

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Reaching Out to Island Communities: Rebuilding Lives After Yolanda

Charity’s family was one of the close to 1,500 families who were rendered homeless after the typhoon. With the assistance from ASF under its Typhoon Yolanda Rehabilitation Program, Charity and others like her have managed to literally rebuild their lives.

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Stewards of Marine Environment

Years ago, fisher folk in Brgy Manamoc used cyanide and blast fishing methods to catch fish. The result: declining fish harvests. Through this ASF program, fishermen have been taught and trained in developing and institutionalizing resource management plans that would help protect and rehabilitate their coastal resource area.

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Fighting the Big C

For four years now, Ms. Guerrero has been painstakingly following her daily regimen of oral chemotherapy maintenance medicine given through the Cancer Institute at UP-PGH. Over the years, ASF have assisted countless indigent patients through in- and out-patient services at the Andres Soriano Jr. Cancer Center.

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