Philippine Self-Help Foundation


This page features the written accounts of PSHF team members, sponsors, friends and volunteers who come to visit us in the Philippines.

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Remembering Aiza by Bernadette Gampay-Togado

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 4:06 AM Comments comments (0)

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 (1)

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 (0)

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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Visit to the Philippines July 13th -24th 2007 by Alison Cox

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 3:46 AM Comments comments (0)

In July of 2007, I visited the PSHF in their offices in Bacolod, Santa Catalina, Bohol and Cebu. I was connected with the organization through its founder Richard Foster as I attend Tokyo Union Church with him in Japan. I visited some of the projects that the organization supports, conducted some interviews and wrote some proposals. In a ten-day period I expe...

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