Posts Tagged ‘Knights of Columbus’

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.

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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.