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IROG (Isabelita Rosueta Organization) is a non-profit organization based in Subic Bay, Philippines that aims to bring hope to the community by fostering goodwill and cooperation through scholarship grants, educational activities, livelihood programs, and community-oriented projects.
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Brigada Eskwela 2018

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This year Isabelita Rosueta Organization (IROG) takes part in Brigada Eskwela 2018 by providing few pails of paint for Sto. Tomas Elementary School classrooms. Have a colorful and fun school year 2018-2019!


Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Ramil and Grace Alipio for the joint assistance.

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IROG Tshirt for Hakab na Olongapo Service 2018

"A simple act of kindness creates an endless ripple"

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The Secret to Happiness Is Helping Others

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There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others.

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Sharing the Melodies of Love 2017

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When we say "Christmas Season", the first thing that you'll think about as a child or an adult aside that it is the birthday of Jesus are gifts, right? It is that time of the year when gifts are the symbol of people’s love and care to other individuals around them. Here on the Philippines, it is the norm to see some children and adults doing caroling in front of different houses with the hope of getting a few gifts from the homeowners, but at IROG foundation, the group was doing the exact opposite because they do caroling not to get gifts, but to give gifts to different families especially for the people in need. 

The IROG foundation along with different volunteers, employees, and other generous and compassionate individuals and groups have been doing this “Reverse Carolling” for many years now and each time they do it, it is certain that it will be a very memorable experience for each person involved. Their dedication can even travel extra miles just to deliver their gifts to people similar to what happened on December 19, 2017, but this time, something special happened because one of the famous news programs of GMA News TV, the “State of the Nation with Jessica Soho”, took interest in the organization’s compassionate activity and decided to cover their caroling story and share it to millions of Filipinos watching their newscast. 

Even though the group heard the Christmas songs a lot of times they still decided to practice the songs to deliver them properly during the morning of December 19, then afternoon came, and the group was ready to go, carrying their gifts and their feelings of excitement and joy. They might not be composed of great singers, but they still sing the Christmas carols from the bottom of their hearts with full of smiles, and to their delight, the families truly appreciate them. And as each set of songs were finished, the group was truly excited each time they’re about to give the gifts to different persons and families at Tibag, Zambales. This is also the group’s way of telling them that whatever challenges life may bring, there are still people who are willing to provide a kind help and support. 

This benevolent tradition started by the organization with the genuine objective of sharing love and care through gifts to different people and families will surely continue in the next Christmas seasons.
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Hakab na Olongapo 2017

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As part of the celebration for the World Breastfeeding Awareness Week and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month every August, Isabelita Rosueta (IROG) Foundation participated in the HAKAB NA OLONGAPO 2017 (http://isabelitarosueta.org/soup_kitchen.php) with the theme “Sama-sama nating ibalik sa uso ang pagpapasuso” at Harbor Point Ayala Mall Activity Center last August 5, 2017. 

The event was spearheaded by the Breastfeeding Pinays Olongapo (BFP Olongapo), with the advocacy of promoting breastfeeding in Olongapo, Zambales and Bataan. They are educating the mothers and soon to be moms the importance of breastfeeding not only for their babies but as well as for themselves. 

The event was a success with the participation of 127 breastfeeding mothers, 127 babies who latched on successfully with a total of 405 people in attendance including the volunteers and supporters.
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The promise of young smiles

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“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” – John F. Kennedy 

 It’s known to many that this quote inspired a lot of people and organizations around the world. It’s like a message that highlights the great importance of children as they are the most precious treasures a community can have. 

They are the promise and guarantee of the future; so they should be taken care of all the time. Members of IROG Foundation, along with LGO employees, used this quote as our inspiration in giving excellent service to adorable little children during our recent activity called “Soup Kitchen Activity” ( http://isabelitarosueta.org/soup_kitchen.php ) at Sta. Rita Elementary School on September 1, 2016.

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The Gift of Happiness

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Emotional roller coaster…

I could relate my experience of gift-giving at the Missionaries of Charity (http://isabelitarosueta.org/gift_happiness.php ;) in Old Cabalan to the movie Inside Out (it’s okay if you’re not familiar with the movie). It was an evocative experience for me, to be exact; and I had ambivalent feelings about it. I felt five emotions throughout our visit to the place and they’re similar to the movie: there was joy, sadness, fear, disgust, and anger. But still, joy was the dominant emotion after our visit; however, I also felt a bit of disgust and anger.

JOY

Our visit to the Missionaries of Charity left an indelible mark in my heart. We began our trip last December 18, 2015 at 1:30 P.M., a group made up of some members of IROG foundation and a number of LGO employees. Clearly, each one of us carried a high level of enthusiasm and merriment during our trip because of our endless smiles and laughter. But personally, I was looking forward to the smiles of those who will receive our special gifts.

We got there around 2:30 P.M.. We waited first for the sister in-charge of accompanying us at the charity; and then we collected our gifts on a table within the residence. Our gifts included grocery items, such as canned goods, biscuits, as well as tissues and pampers (I can’t give the exact list of all the items we gave to the charity, since most of them are already organized in different plastic bags and others in plastic containers). We then waited for the beneficiaries who were mosty elderly people and some disabled individuals; altogether, there were at least 20 individuals. There were also two sets of tables and chairs inside the charity – one for the elderly and one for the disabled. While waiting for the other people to come outside, we entertained those who were already there. Someone played a guitar and sang. I can’t forget the energy of the old woman in a violet dress (as shown in the picture) who sang along with the girl playing the guitar and the cheerfulness I felt at sensing her aura. It was so rewarding.

When all of them were already present, Sir Ramil started the activity by offering a heartfelt prayer. Right after we asked for God’s guidance, we started doing our grand masterpiece: UNIFIED SINGING. Perhaps, this is one of the traits of LGO that most people find fascinating. We’re not the best singers in town; but we could sing a song that’s worth remembering because of the laughters and smiles we could bring to our audience. Some of the famous Christmas songs we sing to them included “Feliz Navidad” and “Star Ng Pasko”.

Once again, we proved our good reputation in great unified singing because we made each and every one of them happy and gleeful. Some of us also gave our cute headbands to the elderly people as a sign of our care and compassion, which made them smile.
The next thing we did was to prepare the food. We served spaghetti and drinks. We offered our help to guide the elderly get their food and while they ate. One of them was blind; so one of us dedicated all her time in feeding her.

It was “candy time” after that. We gave each of them different kinds of candy, such as marshmallows and jelly ace. They prefered the marshmallows more because of its soft texture and it was easy to swallow. We gave some of the old women plastic bags because they just wanted to keep their candies. And just like the candies, all their smiles were so sweet and melted in our hearts.

After those activities, we stayed there for almost 30 minutes to have a little bonding moment with the elderly people and some of the staff. Everyone decided to go home after a few minutes. Even though the time we spent with them was very short, we had no regrets because we were able to bring home each of their smiles. It was such a joyful experience indeed.

SADNESS

Whenever I looked into the eyes of those people in the charity, I felt a sudden rush of sadness. Were they lonely? Did they miss their family? I think so, because one of the old women was so happy to see one of us and she kept on pointing at her and she seemed so excited. Perhaps, one of her family members looked like our colleague. I felt sad seeing it and I suddenly realized how lucky I am that I have parents and a family to thrive on. Each of us should treasure our family members because family is not just an important thing, it’s EVERYTHING.

But on the brighter side, it seems that the people in the charity already built their second family in the company of each other, because family is not just about blood; sometimes, it’s about who’s there to hold you tight when times are rough. Just the thought of it erased the sadness I felt inside.

FEAR

It’s not just me that felt this emotion. One of my colleagues also said that she was scared of her future because of what we saw in the charity. She suddenly asked me what-if questions about the possible outcomes of our future. She also told me that she was worried when we get older in case we don’t have someone to take care of us. I told her that I was scared, too, but that she needed not to worry too much because we were still young. What we can do today is love our parents dearly and take care of them with all our strength so they won’t feel afraid of their future. Each of us should assure our parents that we will not leave them until the end because the fear we felt after visiting the Missionaries of Charity might also be the same fear that they’re feeling right now, possibly much greater than ours was.  

DISGUST & ANGER

I’m totally shocked when I heard that all of the elderly people we met at the charity were abandoned by their families. I couldn’t help myself but to be upset. Children should love and take care of their parents, not leave them behind helpless. Whatever reasons they had, it’s still wrong to abandon a loved one. Will you abandon a family member just because they did something wrong to you? Remember that you’ve done bad things to them, too. I will never understand a man who abandons his family.

No wonder the eyes of those old people had some sadness and loneliness in them. Some of us take our life and our family for granted and fail to appreciate and acknowledge their presence in our life. Only when we lose it do we realize its true worth.

To the one reading this: Promise yourself that you’ll never abandon your parents or a family member with all your life, because the pain of being left behind is worse than being stabbed a hundred times.

On the other hand, I’m glad that we were able to bring joy to those people with our special gifts and presentation. There’s no gift more precious than THE GIFT OF HAPPINESS  they gave us on that day. It was like an advanced Christmas gift.

May God bless us all.

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” – David Ogden Stiers

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Lupang Pangako Community Service 2015

It was barely past eight when our bus finally reached the last leg of the trip -- the tricky path up the mountain. But instead of a typical camping trip, we ...
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Lupang Pangako. It's the area at the top of a mountain in Brgy. Amungan, Iba, Zambales where the Aetas affected by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991 were relocated. It was almost a two-hour journey from Subic where the office and most of IROG Foundation's volunteers are based. To say that the road to Sitio Lupang Pangako was not easily accessible would be an absolute understatement. However, that didn't take away the fun of the road trip from us.

 

The counterintuitive notion of "the more you give, the more you receive" had been proven true once again. 

 

A documentary video by Logicgateone Corporation ( www.logicgateone.com )

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Mind On Board 2015 Championship Round

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The wait is over. In commemoration of Boss Joel "Owe" Castillo, the Mind On Board 2015 Chess Tournament is now on the go.
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The wait is over. In commemoration of Boss Joel "Owe" Castillo, the Mind On Board 2015 Chess Tournament is now on the go.

 

Who will really stand out and will be declare as the champion?

 

Let's see for the final move!

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Lupang Pangako Community Service

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It was barely past eight when our bus finally reached the last leg of the trip -- the tricky path up the mountain. But instead of a typical camping trip, we had planned on something more meaningful that Friday morning.

 

Our mission: To give some school supplies to elementary school pupils, and let them have some fun playing games while we're at it.

 

Our destination: Lupang Pangako. It's the area at the top of a mountain in Brgy. Amungan, Iba, Zambales where the Aetas affected by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991 were relocated. It was almost a two-hour journey from Subic where the office and most of IROG Foundation's volunteers are based. To say that the road to Sitio Lupang Pangako was not easily accessible would be an absolute understatement. However, that didn't take away the fun of the road trip from us. (Though I suspect our bus driver and his sidekick would say otherwise.)

 

Thankfully, the children still looked excited when we got to the school, even with our rather late arrival. And with kids being kids, it was not hard getting them all fired up for outdoor games. They had fun playing, especially in the Flour Game where they had to puff on a bowl of flour to find an item buried underneath without using their hands. You can just imagine the racket that would ensue when five kids were to do this simultaneously on the same bowl! Yep, hilarious chaos. The boys' team found it so amusing to have flour-faces that they were laughing at each other even after the game.

 

Another really fun game was the Fish Race where they had to make the paper fish travel around an obstacle by fanning it with a folder. Somebody commented that perhaps by the time the game ends, that paper fish will be no more. True enough, halfway through the game, the "fish" was barely recognizable in its crumpled form. But what really cracked people up were those kids who were seriously trying to 'fan' the paper fish but were, humorously enough, only hitting sand.

 

They also had turns playing Calamansi Relay and Ball Relay. You could tell there was unmistakable competitiveness between the teams when by the end of each game the winning team would jump around and do victory shouts -- talk about unlimited energy!

 

We also gave out trinkets and small toys that seemed to be greatly appreciated by them. In fact, you'd hardly see any pupils who were not sporting either a colorful hairband or a pair of sunglasses.

 

Their teachers were also commendable for their dedication in their job, especially because they're working way out of their comfort zones. It's not easy teaching hyperactive children to line up properly even for a food distribution, but with a little help, the team managed it.

 

During break time, we couldn't help but smile when every kid said a "thank you" while we handed them snacks. After everyone got their share, there were still some leftovers so we decided to give seconds to some of the kids nearby. It proved to be a bad call on our part because we totally got mobbed by the rest of the kids in a matter of seconds! (It's a real funny scene where our pleads of "hold on" were lost on their "me too". I see now we should have asked them to line up again for seconds. Lesson learned.)

 

While eating their snacks, for some reason, we noticed the kids were all gathering in the middle of the field. I was still trying to figure it out when some of the lively boys suddenly went on an impromptu dance showdown! (Like I said, unlimited energy.)

 

We managed to have small talks with some of them, albeit limited to what-is-your-name and how-old-are-you kind of conversations. But just as some were too shy to talk, you could tell they love the camera as they gamely smiled and waved.

 

It's a real blessing to see them enjoying themselves like all kids should.

 

Somehow, the counterintuitive notion of "the more you give, the more you receive" had been proven true once again. Because as our bus started to leave the school that afternoon, I can't help but think we've already received our reward: 200 smiling faces.


 

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IROG Community Service

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"Walk for a mile and build a bridge to lend a hand to others."

 

Lupang Pangako Elementary School, Iba Zambales. The Promised Land - total of 205 Aeta elementary students. Lupang Pangako is a resettlement area of the Aeta tribe displaced by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991.

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Isabelita Rosueta Foundation, Olongapo-Subic-Zambales Philippines | Home

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Olongapo-Subic-Zambales Philippines Foundation, Non-profit organization that aims to help kids and families through scholarship and other community projects
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We aim to bring hope to the community by fostering goodwill and cooperation through scholarship grants, educational activities, livelihood programs, and community-oriented projects.

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IROG Summer Camp 2014 in Action!

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"Education is the key to untie the knot of Poverty" and IROG http://isabelitarosueta.org/ ; is on the go to inculcate this to the young minds of the youth.  Summer is not just about hitting the beach, learning while playing will make your summer an unforgettable one.

               

Enjoy and learn with us!

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Hakab na Olongapo 2018

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Hakab na Olongapo is on it's 4th year of celebrating and educating mothers from Olongapo, Zambales and Bataan, the importance of breastfeeding.

Isabelita Rosueta (IROG) Foundation joined the activity last August 4, 2018 at Harbor Point Activity Center. Ready to assist the participants and be part in spreading knowledge about the significance of breastfeeding.

A total of 186 breastfeeding mothers participated in the said event and 170 babies were successfully breastfed.

To all the 486 attendees, this is another fruitful year of sharing and gathering for a beautiful purpose. Let's all help in spreading the advocacy "Ibalik sa uso ang pagpapasuso".

#HakabNaOlongapo2018
#PromoteProtectSupportBreastfeeding
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HAKAB na OLONGAPO 2018

HAKAB na OLONGAPO 2018 | IROG (Isabelita Rosueta Organization) | Scoop.it
IBALIK SA USO ANG PAGPAPASUSO 

Tara Maghakab na Olongapo 2018 

Tara na! Kitakits sa Agosto 4!
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Handog Karunungan Scholars 2018

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Every kid deserves to have proper education and IROG is always there to support its hardworking scholars. For this school year 2018-2019, IROG scholars received Gift Certificates to buy school supplies.

Another year for them to acquire more knowledge and skills in order to be ready for what their future would bring.

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San Marcelino District Hospital Gift Giving Activity 2017

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Life is so magical and beautiful indeed we should live it fully. 

As a way of sharing and helping others, for the past 3 consecutive years Isabelita Rosueta Organization (IROG) make it to a point of extending help to the newborn babies in San Marcelino Hospital. The smile from those loving parents is undeniably the proof of how happy they are in having their bundle of joy.

Last September 16, 2017, 20 newborn babies received a bag of happiness: packed with essential baby needs; diaper, feeding bottles and some baby dresses and baby mattress pad with pillows. Their parents can’t express how thankful they are to receive such gift. It could be a small or simple thing for others but as we say “No matter how big or small a thing could be, what matters most is the happiness that it brings.” 

IROG is always looking to the positive side that those newborn babies could make a difference in the future. Let them feel that we are always ready to guide them in facing what the world would give. 

You cannot buy happiness, happiness is born. – Unknown 
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Community Service 2017 – Operation Tuli

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Small Boys become Big Men “Operation Tuli”

In cooperation with
 Alpha Phi Omega – Lambda Eta Chapter, Isabelita Rosueta Organization and Olongapo City Health Department
  
 In Memory of Bro. Joel Castillo

 April 21, 2017 | 8AM, Sta. Rita Health Center, Olongapo City
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Soup Kitchen Activity 2016

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Fulfillment is through the smile that you receive from those young brave hearts.
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MEMORIES OF FOREVER

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It has been a year since Sir Joel, or Boss Owe, became one of God’s angels. I’m sure that he is guiding us from above and continually making sure that his presence is always felt by us. The first time I saw Boss Owe, I felt this sudden rush of fear through my veins. I was so scared because he looked so strict. When he was in the office, I could not even type a word. (I could be exaggerating; but that’s what I really felt back then.) But after witnessing Boss Owe’s great kindness towards other people and his employees, everything changed. He suddenly became my idol. He was very kind-hearted and was always concerned of his employees’ welfare. Even though the time I spent with Boss Owe was short, I’m certain that his beliefs and principles are already written in the deepest parts of my heart. He is one of those few people I really adore because of his accomplishments as a successful businessman and his personal mark as a survivor of life’s greatest challenges.
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“Sadness…

 

Joy…

 

Anticipation…

 

… All these mixed feelings I’m having while writing this piece; they’re all imponderable.”

 

I firmly believe that death is not the opposite of life but a part of it.

 

It has been a year since Sir Joel, or Boss Owe, became one of God’s angels. I’m sure that he is guiding us from above and continually making sure that his presence is always felt by us.

The first time I saw Boss Owe, I felt this sudden rush of fear through my veins. I was so scared because he looked so strict. When he was in the office, I could not even type a word. (I could be exaggerating; but that’s what I really felt back then.) But after witnessing Boss Owe’s great kindness towards other people and his employees, everything changed. He suddenly became my idol. He was very kind-hearted and was always concerned of his employees’ welfare. Even though the time I spent with Boss Owe was short, I’m certain that his beliefs and principles are already written in the deepest parts of my heart. He is one of those few people I really adore because of his accomplishments as a successful businessman and his personal mark as a survivor of life’s greatest challenges.

 

Please bear with me as I recount two different events which occurred on September 16, 2015. First, LGO employees went that day to the Divine Mercy Memorial Park to give something special for Boss Owe. Second, Ma’am Rose, her son, Ate Roselle and Ate Charlotte decided to go to the San Marcelino Hospital to give special gifts to some newborn-babies on behalf of the IROG Foundation.

 

It was during that morning of September 16 that each one of us wrote a special love-letter to Boss Owe. The papers we used were of different colors and we all put them in a "jar of love-letters". What we had was such a colorful jar which made us really proud and happy.

 

We left the office around 1:30 P.M. for the Divine Mercy where Boss Owe had been laid to rest. Everyone did not mind the scorching heat of the day because our minds were filled with the thought of visiting Boss Owe once again. Also, we were so eager to give Boss Owe our special gifts.

 

Once we got there, most of us hesitated from reading our letters in front of Boss Owe (we believed he was there with us) and everyone else. But after a while, Kuya Ryan started to give his heartfelt message to Boss Owe and we felt a rush of sadness in every word he said. And before he became too emotional, he ended his message with a smile and told a simple joke to lighten up the mood. After Kuya Ryan, it was Ms. Faye, Mayeth, and Kuya Dong who read their own heartfelt special messages for Boss Owe.

 

Then, after filling our "jar of love letters", we sang Superman by Five for Fighting for Boss Owe (I'd heard from my office-mates that it was a very special song, being one of Boss Owe's favorite songs). We didn’t have any musical instruments with us but simply hoped that our "golden" voices will make our "special number" worth doing. Haha! And again, all of us felt hesitant to start our presentation. I don't remember how many "Okay guys, this is it; be ready in 3, 2, 1...*awkward silence*...." moments we went through. After each awkward-silence moment, we would all burst into laughter! I could imagine Boss Owe laughing at us and doing a face-palm, because we have always been that way during unified singing. But as we stood and sang by Boss Owe's graveside, I knew that each one of us left a simple promise. A promise that he will never be forgotten and his beliefs and deeds in life will always be remembered.

 

Boss Owe was a person who was truly devoted to his principles in life. That is why it is not surprising that we admire his strength of character. I just joined the company last year and I witnessed how Boss Owe's positive attitude influenced each and every one of us. Yes, there were challenges that came; but we knew that Boss Owe was always around to guide us; and if we can hear him now, he might be telling us to never give up and to ever stay positive.

 

Boss Owe also greatly valued the life of every person; that is why on the same day of September 16, Ma'am Rose (Boss Owe's loving wife), as well as their son, Ate Roselle and Ate Lot, paid a visit to the San Marcelino Hospital to give newborn-babies some of their basic needs, such as baby bottles, blankets, diapers, milk and stuffed toys. Almost 20 infants received those special gifts prepared by the IROG Foundation. And for every bag handed out to the parents of the babies, we got back the refreshing sense of fulfillment and great satisfaction for all the efforts we put into the preparations.  It felt really good to see all their smiles and to hear all their "thank you’s". It was truly a delightful opportunity to be part of the gift-giving.

 

Seeing those innocent babies gave me that wonderfully rare feeling, as if those tiny angels were telling me that life is such a precious gift we must cherish at every moment. Babies are the cutest creatures on Earth! And just looking at them made us giggle like kids again.

 

The day we lost Boss Owe, we felt our own life had ended, too, because of so much grief. But Boss Owe had taught us many things, including the lesson that “no matter what life brings you, keep on moving forward and stay positive”. So now, we face each day with hope and happy memories to help us on our way. Even though he is no longer here with us, his influence continues to guide us and his presence remains as real and as strong as the memories he gave us.

 

The life of a person might end, but his memories do not; because when someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a great treasure you would always want to hold in your heart. The laughter, the smiles and all the fun we shared with Boss Owe are incomparable. They are memories of forever. They will never die because they live within our hearts, bringing strength and comfort.

 

 

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Mind On Board 2015 Chess Tournament

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The Chess Tournament (http://isabelitarosueta.org/chess_tournament.php) is an Isabelita Rosueta Organization Project in Memory of Joel "Owe" Castillo, the Chairman of the charitable institution for children and the needy.
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Mind On Board 2015 Chess Tournament

The Chess Tournament (http://isabelitarosueta.org/chess_tournament.php) is an Isabelita Rosueta Organization Project in Memory of Joel "Owe" Castillo, the Chairman of the charitable institution for children and the needy.

Around 26 chess enthusiasts in different ages gathered last April 12, 2015 for the pre-elimination round. Geared with their respective strategies for the board game, only the Top 16 was chosen during the elimination round. The competition was a long run event in screening the most dynamic players leading for the Top 2 best players; Mr. Alfredo Bivas and Mr. Khruschev Tolentino.

The championship round was a best of 3 game. During the first round the game seems so fast as each player exchanges their moves and as time goes by, the air was filled with intensity as they seriously focused on their target. The mind boggling game ended with a checkmate by Mr. Tolentino followed by a surrendered game in the second round in favor of Mr. Tolentino leading him to be declared as the champion last May 16, 2015.

The event was supported by the dedicated LGO Staff and IROG Volunteers. And as we always said “It is not about winning but it is on how you play the game.”

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An Isabelita Rosueta Organization Project

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Mind on Board 2015 Chess Tournament In Memory of Joel "Owe" Castillo

 

The mind boggling board game that will let you think twice.

 

Mark your calendar for the championship round!

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IROG Community Service 2015

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We are all set for tomorrow's activity.

 

Our hearts are filled with so much excitement as we are all ready to extend help to our Aetas brothers and sisters.

 

No other words can express how happy we are to see their precious smiles.

 

IROG is on the move!

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IROG Christmas Gift Giving

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Spread your love and blessings this Christmas.Sing from the heart and lend a helping hand to others.Come and join Isabelita Rosueta Organization i...
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Spread your love and blessings this Christmas.

Sing from the heart and lend a helping hand to others.

Come and join Isabelita Rosueta Organization in our Christmas Gift Giving!

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IROG Summer Camp 2014: Now Happening till May 21

IROG Summer Camp 2014: Now Happening till May 21 | IROG (Isabelita Rosueta Organization) | Scoop.it
Olongapo-Subic-Zambales Philippines Foundation, Non-profit organization that aims to help kids and families through scholarship and other community projects
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The Isabelita Rosueta (IROG) Foundation (http://isabelitarosueta.org/) recently launched another community outreach program (http://isabelitarosueta.org/program.php) through an educational/recreational Summer Camp at the LogicGateOne Compound, a medium-sized farm-office compound also called “Green”, in Sto. Tomas, Subic, Zambales. This month-long Summer Camp will last from April 21 to May 21, with daily programs from 8:30 AM to 12 NN except Saturdays.

The camp aims (http://isabelitarosueta.org/vision.php) to provide local students with introductory and refresher courses in such subjects as Basic English, Basic Math, Basic Science, Arts, Reading Comprehension and Computer Basic Training, aside from conducting sports activities and Bible discussions. The program offers free, well-rounded opportunities for students in their scholastic, emotional, cultural and spiritual development.

IROG has targeted about 118 participants as the beneficiaries of this youth-enhancement project in order to engage students during the long, hot and what they call boring school summer vacation and to fill in any gaps they may have in their past and future academic training.

Through this intensive summer program, parents and guardians will find IROG’s Summer Camp 2014 not just an educational treasure trove but also a source of personal growth for our youth. IROG has proven once more its dedication and foresight in helping develop Subic and Zambales and the nation-at-large through transforming its citizens into highly-aware and well-balanced individuals.

Come and see for yourself what the future leaders of our land are doing at IROG’s Summer Camp 2014!

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