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KC’s Project Libreng Gupit (Free Haircut)

June 14, 2009

I submitted this project report to my council’s Worthy Grand Knight, SK Feliciano ‘Loloy’ Jabian. I am proud of this project. This is among those projects that I have pioneered in our council. I hope the council would continue with such in the coming Columbian Years. read on….
Project Libreng Gupit (Project Free Haircut)

By: SK Raymond Gerard G. de Leon
Deputy Grand Knight & Program Director
Tambo Council 6167

On May 30, 2009, with just two (2) days to go before the schoolchildren start a new school year (June 1, 2009), it is customary as it is traditional for these schoolchildren to start it with new clothes, new books, new school materials, new shoes and many more. Part of this tradition is that they want to start the school year with fresh haircut. The Knights of Columbus Tambo Council 6167, through its Community Committee, thought of offering schoolchildren of the community, especially the less fortunate ones, free haircut right before they start trooping back to school.

We started at 7 o’clock in the morning and until we closed the project at 1 in the afternoon, a total of one hundred twenty (120) back-to-school children male and female aged 4 to 16 years old, benefited with our Project Libreng Gupit.

We enlisted the help of four barbers/haircutters namely Mr Ed “Mama Ed” Zara, Mr Reynaldo (Cookie) Manansala, Mr Renato “Irene” dela Cruz and Mr Webster “Web” Norillo.

Mr. Ed Zara in action with an incoming grade one pupil.  On the background, Mr. Renato dela Cruz with an incoming first year High School student.

Mr. Ed Zara in action with an incoming grade one pupil. On the background, Mr. Renato dela Cruz with an incoming first year High School student.


Mr Webster Norillo with an incoming Grade 5 pupil with queued schoolchildren looks on.  On the left foreground is Mr Reynaldo Manansala.

Mr Webster Norillo with an incoming Grade 5 pupil with queued schoolchildren looks on. On the left foreground is Mr Reynaldo Manansala.


Talk about dedication to his craft…. Mr Webster Norillo perform a “back-to-back” haircut…. Literally.

Talk about dedication to his craft…. Mr Webster Norillo perform a “back-to-back” haircut…. Literally.

A hundred and twenty incoming school children benefited from our Project Libreng Gupit.

A hundred and twenty incoming school children benefited from our Project Libreng Gupit.

Members of Knights of Columbus Tambo Council 6167 manned the Registration table as well as provided auxiliary support during Project Libreng Gupit.

Members of Knights of Columbus Tambo Council 6167 manned the Registration table as well as provided auxiliary support during Project Libreng Gupit.

We Choose Life

June 6, 2009

We have been noticed……

My report to the Knights of Columbus website, via Knights in Action, rendered fruitful results.  The report I submitted, (I also published a copy of which to this blog) bears a picture of us prior to the march and was chosen by the editorial staff of “Knightline” magazine as the picture that symbolizes the march as a whole.

I got several text messages confirming that they have seen this copy of the magazine.

View it from this link and please do find the picture on page 2.

Then I also got feedback that the same picture and report was published in the May 2009 issue of monthly published “Columbia Magazine”.

Check it out on page 7 from this link.

I also got text messages from brother knights from the assembly about this article. Oh well, I am glad I have found the right way (finally) to report our council’s projects.

Walk for Life

March 25, 2009

 

before-we-start-walking

Members of Paranaque delegation. Members of Padre Pedro M. Dandan Assembly of the fourth degree ACN 0991 pose for a picture before we started walking.

 

Posing with the State Ceremonials Director, SK Paulino Oblea

Posing with the State Ceremonials Director, SK Paulino Oblea

In response to the call of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for all Catholics to unite and show our stand on the infamous bill in Philippine Congress, the Reproductive Health Bill 5043, the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines held a tri-State (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Territorial Jurisdictions) Simultaneous “Walk for Life”.  Tambo Council No. 6167 together with other councils in Padre Pedro M. Dandan Assembly of the fourth degree (ACN 0991) and disctricts (P23, 24, 25 and 26) have sent delegates to form the Diocese of Paranaque congregation of the said event held on 21 March 2009. 

 

 The event started with a Holy Mass, presided by Most Rev. Honesto Ongtioco D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Cubao and State Chaplain of Luzon Terrotorial Jurisdiction, at the san Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila followed by the “Walk for Life” march towards Liwasang Bonicafio where a short program was held.

 In the program, the guest speakers were Mayor Alfredo Lim of the City of Manila, Dra Acosta (a former senior officer of the Department of Health), Luzon Deputy Alonso Tan, a read message from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, Monsignor Pedro Quitorio and Most Rev. Honesto Ongtioco.

We choose life and We defend life.

We choose life and We defend life.

Christ the King

December 23, 2008

Every year, the Sunday before the first week of Advent, (which marks the end of the Roman Misal Liturgical Year) we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.

In our parish, St. Joseph Parish, Tambo, Paranaque, we cap this feast celebration with a procession honoring the Christ the King.  A high mass after the procession is celebrated at six in the evening.

The organizations I actively participate in; The Knights of Columbus Tambo Council 6167 in which I am the Deputy Grand Knight, and the Tambo Youth Circle Choir, took part in this celebration.

Feast on the pictures taken……

Parish Living Rosary

November 2, 2008

As a member of the Knights of Columbus and officer of both in the local council (as Worthy Deputy Grand Knight) and in the Assembly of the Fourth Degree (as Faithful Pilot), I am involved in organizing two “Living Rosaries”, one for our parish (with the project spearheaded by our local council as endorsed to the Parish Pastoral Council) and the other for the Assembly of the Fourth Degree (with all the ten (10) constituting councils of this assembly in attendance).

As a Catholic, we firmly believe in the power of the rosary and that the promises made by the Blessed Virgin Mary would be fulfilled for as long as there are Catholics praying for her intercession.

Let me share with you my report on the Parish Living Rosary first.

 

The Parish Living Rosary

(A project spearheaded by the Knights of Columbus

for and in behalf of St Joseph Parish)

 

Prepared by:

SK Raymond Gerard G. de Leon

        Deputy Grand Knight

        Knights of Columbus

        Tambo Council 6167

 

 

The Knights of Columbus Tambo Council 6167, in cooperation with the Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish Finance Council of St Joseph Parish, hosted a Parish Living Rosary together with the Six Lay Commissions of the Parish Pastoral Council last 29 October 2008.

 

The Living Rosary is the culmination of month long celebration of the October Rosary Month.  The council had been leading the community praying of the rosary every Wednesday evening after the novena and mass, in observance of the rosary month.  Our Parish Priest, Rev Fr. Joseph Landero concelebrated the Eucharistic Celebration with Rev Fr. Terence de Castro after the Living Rosary.  The parishioners were treated to a free Sacrificial Dinner of chicken porridge, sponsored in part by the Knights of Columbus, after the mass.

 

Knights of Columbus participation:

 

  1. Preparation of the tarpaulin printout
  2. Actual participation in the Living Rosary as part of the Commission on Human Promotions
  3. Provided the Honor Guards to make the celebration more colorful and meaningful.
  4. Major sponsor of the Sacrificial Dinner

 

Tarpaulin of the Living Rosary provided by K of C Tambo Council.

The Commission on Youth provided colorful paper flowers that were pinned to each bead in the picture.

 

 

Honor Guards posted at the foot of the tarpaulin.