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Movie star reaches out to the less-privileged children in Abra

 By Maritess B. Beñas

DOLORES, Abra,Aug. 7 (PIA) — Pupils from barangay Cardona, this town, received school bags filled with school supplies and slippers from movie star, Diether Ocampo, last week.

Aboard a rubber boat, Ocampo and his team dared the heavy rains brought by typhoon Gener and raging rivers in Abra in order to reach the people of Brgy. Cardona where the KIDS Foundation, Inc., which he heads, intends to construct a multi-level school building.

Ocampo wanted to have a look into the actual conditions of the locality in order to be able to make the appropriate program and proposal for the school building requested by the people through Mayor Robert Victor G. Seares, Jr.

The two-story school building will serve at the same time as evacuation center for Brgy. Cardona which is always flooded during the rainy seasons as it is low-level and is surrounded by three rivers and creeks. The place is usually isolated even with just monsoon rains.

The KIDS (Kabataang Inyong Dapat Suportahan) Foundation, Inc., founded by Ocampo in 2006 with three other co-founders, has for its mission to respond to needs of the less-privileged children. According to Teejay Deovilla, Programs Coordinator of KIDS Foundation, Inc., Ocampo, orphaned at 8, was inspired to put up this foundation for children as a way of sharing his blessings to the kids.

Ocampo and his team were supposed to go to Brgy. Cardona on July 31, but they could not cross the Malanas River in Poblacion, Dolores which swelled and that the ordinary bamboo rafts could not cross. Instead, Ocampo spent the day with the people of Dolores and had his birthday party celebration with the children at the Dolores town plaza.

It was also an opportunity where Judith Milagros Zapata, the teacher-adviser of the Drum and Lyre Corps of Dolores Central School requested for a bass drum and trio drums while the pupils requested for a computer unit for the school. Ocampo promised to deliver the said items during his next trip to Dolores.

The following day, soldiers from the 503rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army led by Capt. Regy Go and Capt. Erwin Libnao provided security and helped staff of the local government unit in transporting the school supplies to Brgy. Cardona, despite the rains.

The LGU also thanked Ms. Michelle Seares-Umali for linking up with the ABS-CBN TV program “Ako and Simula”, which works in close coordination with the KIDS Foundation as sponsor of the projects being brought to Dolores. (JDP/MTBB-PIA CAR,Abra)



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26 thoughts on “Movie star reaches out to the less-privileged children in Abra

  1. hahahha election is coming and so pabaitan na naman ang mga candidates pero nun nasa position na sila wala silang ginawa sa term nila pero ngaun labas na ulit mga local officials magpakitang tao para nga naman meron masabi na may ginawa para iboto ulit sila pero pag nanalo na at tapos na election busy ulit sa pera ng bayan para gastusin for their interests. Tama na mga pakitang tao ninyo.pretenders na akala nio mababait lang kayo pag malapit na election .

    Posted by tata j. | August 8, 2012, 3:39 am
  2. ha ha ha, ania ket ni JR aka “mayor sakuting” pakitang tao manen awan met ti pakakitaan nga inaramid mo, maysa ka met a mayor ditoy Abra a puro porma ng porma

    Posted by torogi | August 9, 2012, 10:48 pm
    • False. You’re just refusing to see the progress Dolores has undergone for the past 2 years. Sure, JR may have secrets but I’ll take 2 years of Mayor JR over a hundred years of anybody else na naging Mayor anytime when it comes to the development of Dolores.

      Posted by Dolores4Progress | August 23, 2012, 9:12 pm
  3. I’m urging fellow abrenians who are fed up of abra politics to support our cause revolution

    Posted by Wrath of god | August 10, 2012, 3:18 pm
  4. pare-pareho lang silang lahat. nakaupo na sila sa pwesto ala bigla na silang yumaman lahat. at kung makapagsalita parang andami na nilang itinulong sa mamamayan e kung makanakaw naman sa pondo e kalahati naman yong ibubulsa nila at kalahati para sa proyekto nila at mamaya e may starex na sila kotse ng mga anak at ngayon kala mo nang mayaman kung makaasta. pwe! mahiya kayo!

    Posted by kangkong | August 12, 2012, 11:12 pm
  5. revolutions has a wide scope of meaning friend, and what kind of revolution do you think that fits us,to counter the dirty politics of our beloved province?

    Posted by KARASAKAS | August 12, 2012, 11:18 pm
  6. napintas daguitoy a proyekto ti KIDS foundation maysa nga NGO nga awan ti nakaibiangan ti politika. nasayat met no maikkan ti 2 story nga eskwela ti cardona tapno adda agserbi a kas evacuation center no tiempo ti layus wenno didigra.adu ti maited da a pagsayaatan kadaguiti ub ubbing nga estudyante,depende laeng ti koordinasyon tapno maparaburan ti maysa a lugar ti proyekto.

    Posted by pagalsem | August 13, 2012, 12:07 am
  7. @pagalsem – that project should be still before but why is it only now ? It is due to coming election that is why politicians come out to show some flowery actions to get the trust of voters again and again . If a politician really does his job as an advocate of his area then he could do it under his term and not only for a show up election again. They are only so called’ fair weather’ politicians. Indeed, they are all the great pretenders and traitors.

    Posted by tata j. | August 13, 2012, 3:14 am
  8. you got a point TATA,im not defending the mayor for im not from dolores and hardly knows the fellow,but had you considered the time that the request`had been forwarded to the KIDS foundation?to the time that such requests was studied and granted?to the time and date scheduled delivery of goods?because being the chief executive of the town,perhaps,he is compelled to grace the occasion,for ABRA was a province famous for its hospitality!

    Posted by pagalsem | August 13, 2012, 10:09 pm
  9. Is that what we mean coincidence? me too am not from dolores but only my roots come from bangued. But I am just being annoyed with all politicians of what they are doing . They just come and show up for elections and they do not care anymore of what they had promised when they were still campaigning.

    Posted by tata j. | August 14, 2012, 2:56 am
    • Fyi the purpose of diether going to abra is to help the people of dolores and nothing else,the project is not only the construction of 2 storey building for the students but they will also be donating foot bridge that will cater brgys isit n cardona which are prone to flooding! Be part of the solution and not cause further trouble

      Posted by Po | August 14, 2012, 7:02 am
  10. You mean Peterborough si paking may pakana mga critics sa program mo. Bless ka sa kanya total uncle mo naman sya o di kaya ask your friendly cop tap no agapa da

    Posted by One eye jack | August 14, 2012, 8:24 am
  11. revolution sometimes means pinnatay. saan yo ngata ammo nga ni mayor jr ket isu ti mastermind deydi natay nga kapitan ti maysa nga barangay ti dolores ke nairaman tay ubing nga benedito. isu ti revolution means pinnatay

    Posted by bembol | August 16, 2012, 5:37 pm
    • Dakes man ti apal mon gayyem, usarem pay nagan ti bembol benedito nagsyaat ti pagkatao na deta, sika ngata.. Adda naaramid mo nga para ti umili? Instead nga manginintriga ka kitaem ti kinapudno na nu usto kn siasinno ti makin basol, amo baka naman may balak ka din lumaban kay meyor, subukan mo pero dont hit below the belt para ka naman dirty boxer

      Posted by Po | August 17, 2012, 12:07 am
  12. i hate politics but i also pity my fellow abrenians who believe gossips and reports with no factual basis. isu kastoy province tau because of information gap no media access if there are it only evolves within the province. awan kumamamgan ti ordinary tao isu ada makunkuna nga impunity.

    Posted by wrath of god | August 17, 2012, 5:28 am
  13. mayor sakuting haan ka man agindadalus ta hanka nakamayor no haan immay da jendrix ken lagayan boys ngterrorize dita dolores.

    Posted by jack rubi | August 17, 2012, 1:18 pm
  14. inikan yo manen ti color ti politikan grabe a talagan ti apal dagitoy nga tao awan la ngarod bain grabe nakababain kayo.

    Posted by gerald valera | August 18, 2012, 10:14 am
  15. Bring back paking for good dolores

    Posted by Jack rubi | August 23, 2012, 1:35 am
  16. bring back pistolero for the death of dolores

    Posted by duh | August 23, 2012, 3:14 pm
  17. faking shet is the best amongst the best.

    Posted by duh | August 23, 2012, 3:15 pm
  18. Like it or not, all these moves by JR will benefit Dolores. It’s for his re-election? It doesn’t matter. All mayors and other politicians go through this period. The last few months before the next election. What do you expect them to do? Sit on their fat asses and do nothing?

    and FYI, look around. Look at the roads. Look at the new buildings, and the newly renovated ones. Look at the Municipality. These take time to build. JR has been doing his job since assuming his Office and not just now. If you don’t see these as beneficial to the people of Dolores, you’re blinded by fanaticism for ****** when you should be helping the betterment of Dolores.

    Posted by Dolores4Progress | August 23, 2012, 9:26 pm

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