17 Cristel Viola, Angel Viola, Klaine Ocacla, Kaylene Ocacla, John Carl Bermejo, Justin Bermejo, Jesus Bermejo, Rochelle
Regondola, Brixlord Regondola, Greedy Regondola, Maryjane Magallon, Stephanie Magallon, Annalyn Magallon, Jeffery Magallon,
Princess Pomario, John Person Pomario, Marianne Pomario

12 Xian Pomario, Sean Pomario, Maja Pomairo, John Carlo Pomairo, Jeormel Evardo, jeffery Evardo, John Michael Bermejo, Juniella
Calog, William calog, Romella Regondola, Greedy Regondola, Kayth Ocasla
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Helping in the
Meal
Price/Ingredients
# of Children
Chicken potatos and rice
75p potatos
20p onion
6p garlic
10p cooking oil
7p magic sarap seasoning

total 318p ($7.76)
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Feeding Program October 22
Tuesday October 21-22
Mary Midose's Rice bank
These feedings were paid for by Ed Faught and the rice came from Mary Midose's rice bank   
111 kilos
6 kilos used for feeding program
105 kilos left
Meal
Price/Ingredients
# of Children
pork menudo
48p tomato sauce
20p potatos   
13p carrots

total 296p ($7.22)
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perfect attendance!
Feeding Program october 21
17 Cristel Viola, Angel Viola, Klaine Ocacla, Kaylene Ocacla, John Carl Bermejo, Justin Bermejo, Jesus Bermejo, Rochelle
Regondola, Brixlord Regondola, Greedy Regondola, Maryjane Magallon, Stephanie Magallon, Annalyn Magallon, Jeffery Magallon,
Princess Pomario, John Person Pomario, Marianne Pomario.

9 Sean Pomario, Maja Pomairo, John Carlo Pomairo, Jeormel Evardo, jeffery Evardo, John Michael Bermejo, Juniella Calog, William
calog, Kayth Ocasl
a good opportunity having access to the children while they eat a good meal. I am not able to
speaking tagalog is limited.
and we agreed to help with her daily expenses with college. That runs about 75p ($1.83) per day.
The fare for travel is 43p ($1.05) Carla walks to Pagasa about ¾ mile and catches a jeepney for 8p
to school. It is dark out when she returns from school so it safest to take a trike (35p .85 cents)
home because the walk from Pagasa at night is dangerous. There are snatchers and rapist that
come out in that area at night. 3 weeks ago a girl got raped there and one the month before. There
are several places nearby where it is very safe in the day but at night turns dangerous, Pagasa is
one of them.
After transportation fare Carla has 32p (.78 cents) that money is used in case she needs to copy
something at that time. She could use the Action center to make copies but sometimes students
need copies at that moment. The money is also used for something to eat like snacks and a drink.
I wanted to put to use good advice I got from Arturo Payaoan a preacher I met a few months back.
Arturo’s wife is sisters with Rose, a Filipina friend I have back in America. Rose asked me to carry a
purse filled with gifts for her sister. I got to meet Arturo when I dropped the purse off. Arturo said he
never gives anyone anything for free. It can cause dependency and may make people feel entitled.  
He said even if they can’t give money everyone has something to give. Even if it is not giving they
need to do something for the blessing they are receiving. For example he said he doesn’t give a
free bible but he gives it to them after they attend a bible study.
Recently Carla learned my intentions to find someone to teach the children about Jesus. She
suggested she could help with bible study. It makes a good fit considering she is very active in her
church and has taught bible study to children in the past. Since the Action Center is helping Carla
with her daily school allowance we wanted to find something for her to do helping the Action Center.
Carla’s task is now teaching the children about Jesus and the bible. She did great her first day. The
children started out with a prayer then heard the story of Joana and the whale and had prayer after
the meal.  
Here is video of part of the bible study
Carla (top right) teaching bible study at the Action Center
Next in the series living in the Philippines is armed guards

The armed guards took me awhile to get used too. There are armed guards literally everywhere.
Before you enter any mall and many stores you must pass a security check. If you have a bag you
must open it and allow them to look inside and they sometimes touch your chest and back feeling
for a suicide vest. Inside the mall there are several armed guards roaming and almost every store
has a armed guard posted near the door.   

My first trip to a McDonalds in the Philippines an armed security guard held the door open for me.
In many parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) guards will roam the streets with shotguns. I
was waiting for a cab outside a wholesale store when a armored truck pulled up and four heavily
armed men with AR-15, side arms, and the works. They looked like military Special Forces. The
guys positioned themselves and looked the area around, then four average looking people in
street clothes emerged from the truck carrying bags. The men walked them into the store two in
front two in the back. Another guard dressed the same came out and stood behind the truck and I
could see through the gun slots another guard inside the truck. A short time later the regular
people came back out carrying bags with the guards in the front and back. I never saw such a
show of force before.

If anyone tried a public mass shooting like they do in America the death toll would be much lower
because the shooter would be engaged in an instant by several armed guards from all sides.
About ten years ago Islamic terrorists associated with Al-Qaeda did some bombings, including
suicide bombings in the NCR. Since them the government took big steps to provide security.
Another reason for all the guards at the stores is to keep people from walking out with things. In
America you could walk into almost any gas station and grab a case of beer and walk out the door
get in your car and leave. Now you would most likely be on camera and they would have your
plate number and probably get caught but at that time no one would probably be able to stop you.
Here so many people are on foot a person could grab some beer and run out the door and never
get caught. However an armed guard at the door is the deterrent that keeps people in line. I must
say after the shock value wore off I feel a sense of comfort seeing all the armed guards.