Philippine Self-Help Foundation


"Paradise Lost"

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM Comments comments ()

We - Lanie De Leon (PSHF Bacolod coordinator), Ana Marie Alba (our previous coordinator for southern Negros Occidental), Rhiza Ciudad (PSHF trustee) had the chance to visit Concepcion in northern Panay eight days after typhoon Yolanda devastated the town. We had come to bring relief suppl...

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PSHF delivers relief supplies to Concepcion

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments ()


A PSHF team visits Concepcion, a town in the province of Iloilo, badly damaged by typhoon Yolanda. 

Lanie de Leon describes a weekend of delivering relief supplies to an affected community.


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Coming Home for Fritzy by Glitter H. Moreno

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 7:05 AM Comments comments ()

Fritzy Cañete was only nine when she passed away on the morning of October 30 last year, after losing a ten-month battle with cancer. She had acute Myolegenous Leukaemia (AML), a malignant disease of the bone marrow. We first met her in June 2010 when her mother Maribel came to us for help. We responded by funding all the costs of Fritzy’s blood transfusions and prescriptions, but her illness was too severe, and she died four months later.


Fritzy spent the last ...

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Education the Solution by Glitter H. Moreno

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 4:20 AM Comments comments ()

Glitter Moreño, the Bacolod office co-ordinator, was invited to speak at the Lighthouse Learning Center's 14th Commencement Exercises last March 27, 2010. She shared her thoughts on the kind of education which could bring about a real and lasting solution.

27th March 2010

Education the Solution

" Firstly, I want to commend you parents for coming here today and looking all so wonderful to show your love for your chil...

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Reach by Glitter Moreno

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 12:47 AM Comments comments ()

The PSHF is not only active in providing loan assistance but also in giving grants. These are mostly for unaffordable medical treatment and sometimes for housing, business revival, and organic farming training.


I made this video two years ago and I hope that it can REACH out to you profoundly, in whatever w...

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Remembering Aiza by Bernadette Gampay-Togado

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 4:06 AM Comments comments ()

A red plastic flower accompanied Aiza’s crudely made casket as it was lowered to a newly dug pit in the little space between the tombs at the public cemetery in Pontevedra, a an hour and a half bus ride from Bacolod. The plywood material was donated by the Miranda barangay office while the rectangular piece of glass was bought by Aiza’s family members. ...

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PSHF Field Trip in Cauayan by Rhiza Gene Ciudad

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 4:00 AM Comments comments ()

Sixteen days into the new year 2009, I found myself walking through the dirt roads of the hidden small communities of Cauayan. If it weren’t for the PSHF, I would most likely never find myself in such places.

I joined the PSHF field trip and was enthusiastically walking with Richard Foster, Bernie and Glitter as we went from house to house c...

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The Day Michael Died by Glitter H. Moreno

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 3:52 AM Comments comments ()

Why does PSHF need to know some people, start helping, start emotionally investing, and lose them at the end?

*Michael, a twelve-year old dengue patient was a stranger to me until three hours ago, when Lucelle and I came to the hospital.

Maybe it was just an ordinary sight to hospital people, but it was a whole new experience to ...

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